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Managing Director with 30 years experience of the snooker and pool industry. Responsible for the development of the Telescopic Cue Extensions and Telescopic Snooker and Pool Cues which are now used by many of the worlds best players.

Last posting dates and showroom visits for Xmas 2000

It has been a difficult year for us all but we are hoping to re-open our showroom some time before Xmas for our local customers and have still continued to sell our products all over the world throughout the Covid crisis. We now have our decorations up and we are ready to supply you with some great snooker and pool products, where ever you are. We are expecting a surge in on-line purchases and all postal services are likely to be busy so we advise you order a.s.a.p . It is a good time to remind customers of our last posting dates and our Xmas shutdown period.

Last postage dates.

Standard post; Carrier Hermes allows 5 working days and at this busy time of the year it is already `touch and go` as to whether orders will reach customers in time if you use our Standard service. If you are not in any particular hurry, we will still be dispatching up to Tuesday 22nd December. It could be that we are able to dispatch after this date but we are reliant on the Hermes carrier service as we have no `drop off` point in our location. We recommend that if you need any order urgently that you use our Express service. All orders received after this date will be dispatched a.s.a.p following our return on Jan 4th.

Express post; Carrier UPS will normally deliver a next day carrier service, though once again we would allow at least 2 working days (not weekends) to be sure. With this in mind we will be dispatching up to Tuesday 22nd December. Our location means however that we are one of UPS first collections and we would require sufficient time to pack the product and even in some cases make it. We recommend therefore that your order is received before 5.00 pm Monday 21st December. All orders received after this date will be dispatched a.s.a.p following our return on Jan 4th, and all Express orders will be given priority.

Showroom Visits; By appointment only, we offer local customers (and some not so local!) an opportunity to do some late Christmas shopping by visiting our showroom and choosing from our very extensive range of snooker and pool cues. We hope that providing Covid restrictions allow to accept showroom visits up to Tuesday 22nd December. 

Christmas Shutdown;  After a difficult year we are looking forward and hoping to be able to spend some time over the Xmas Christmas break with our families which will start on Wednesday December 23rd and are not open on a daily basis again until Monday Jan 4th.  We understand that many customers on Christmas holidays may find the Christmas break a good opportunity to visit us so depending on family commitments we may be able to fit in one or two showroom visits. We will be going into the unit during this period but only on occasions so please contact us on 01271 889147 or e-mail for more details.

Lastly! Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers, past, present and future. We appreciate your custom very much and hope that this time next year Covid will be long gone. Take care, keep safe!

Buying a new snooker cue with a £50 to £100 budget

If your budget for a new snooker cue is between £50 and £100 then we would consider this to be within a price range that would allow you to get a cue just above the economy cue range. Most cues under this price range will have painted butts with little or no hardwood splices. It is important to realize that the hardwoods in snooker and pool cues are not only for cosmetic reasons but that is also contributes to the feel and balance of the cue. If your budget could stretch to £100 then it would enable you to get a wider choice cue from our cue and case deals that would include a cue, cue case and cue extensions which are now an essential part of most snooker players equipment,

The package above is one of our most popular cue and case deals in this price range. It includes the Lynton hand spliced snooker cue, and good solid case with all the extensions a player will need. For any player who wishes to play with a good quality cue cue without paying very high prices this is certainly one we would recommend. You can see this package and others on our snooker cue and case deals page.

If you already have a case and extensions and do not require a full cue and case package then you will have a bigger range of cues to choose from and simply have to look at the cues in your price range from our website.

Buying a CuePlus extendable telescopic pool cue from the UK to USA and Canada – Costs and payments


Customers buying our Extendable `American 9 ball` pool cues (sticks) from the USA and Canada.

We have sold several of our extending telescopic pool and snooker cues to the USA and Canada and customers in those countries are often interested in buying but are concerned about making a purchase from the U.K. Because of the popularity of our `CuePlus USA 49` extendable cues we have looked at selling these products on, however Amazon’s costs and taxes make the process much more difficult then it should be. In this post we will explain the costs involved and the easier process of purchasing direct from ourselves.

We are going to use the `CuePlus USA 49`  telescopic extending pool cue as a product example. To purchase this cue the cost is £79, however we can not charge VAT to the USA or Canada and this is included in the cost of our U.K buyers. This means 20% has to come off of the price which makes the cue £63.20 to the USA and Canada buyer and this saving will certainly help toward the post of £25, which includes post, packing, insurance and tracking service.

Some customers want to know what the conversion rate is in $ USA dollars and as this changes all the time the best way to calculate this would be to go to Googles currency conversion table . As you will see, buying direct from us still makes these extendable cues great value. At the time of this post (1st August 2018) to purchase one of these cues would be £63.20 plus £25 to include post,packing, insurance and tracking making a total of £88.20 converted is $115.80. Disclaimer; This was the currency conversion at the time of this post and it changes continually, it could be a little more but is just as likely to be a little less. You are advised to actually do this exercise yourself to give yourself some reassurance.

Okay, you know what this telescopic cue is going to cost you, but will there be any import tax? We can not advise on this as it appears to vary from State to State, however it is quite `unlikely` you will pay much (if indeed anything at all) though if it is something that concerns you, you should make inquiries and perhaps contact you local customs officers.

You have some concerns about returns? We have very few returns of these models, in fact less then with our traditional cues. However we do have a returns policy which you can see by visiting this link.

Providing we receive back in perfect condition we will refund you the cost of the product but we can not refund any postage costs so please do not buy these cues just to try and out of curiosity. Our telescopic equipment is often seen on T.V being used by professionals so you can be assured you will be getting a very good product. They are unlike any other cue so you can not check them by rolling on a table and you need to be aware of this before purchasing.

You now know what the Cueplus telescopic cue will cost and you want to go ahead so how do you pay? You need to visit this link overseas postage page and change the qty to 25, (each unit is worth £1), you then need to visit the product page for the CuePlus USA 49 and place your order, it is that simple. We will confirm your order and advise of any tracking details.

Please note that the postage costs are only relevant for the cue and if you wanted to add any further products or accessories to the order it could effect postage costs so you will need to contact our sales team for further information.

We will continue to look into the possibility of selling on but for the moment this is certainly the most convenient and cost effective way for you to purchase this product from us. Though we hope we have covered everything please do not hesitate to contact us for with any questions or for further help.

You can be assured we will try our best to provide a very good product and service.



Is there a difference between a Push-on cue extensions and the Screw-on cue extensions?

Darren asked; “Is there a difference between a Push-on cue extensions and the Screw-on cue extensions?”

Our answer was;

Hi Darren, there are some difference of-course between a push-on and a screw-on cue extension but be assured that either product that you buy from ourselves will work very well indeed. The Extenda Push-on cue extension will fit any snooker cue and is still used by many professionals as you will see on T.V. It is quick and easy to apply and even players who have a Blueray Telescopic cue extension sometimes will still use them. They can also be added to rests to extend their length as well. The Blueray telescopic cue extensiopns will require the correct joint to fit your cue as there are many different types of joints so one of these extensions will not fit all cues. We can provide these extensions however in a number of different joints which will fit many of the most common joints used in the manufacture of snooker and pool cues. Some important things to consider are whether you want all your equipment to fit into one snooker case and certainly there are more cases to choose from with a Blueray Screw-on telescopic cue extension as it is a slimmer product. Another important point to make is that I am only advising regarding our own telescopic cue extensions which are used by the professionals and which we make ourselves here in the U.K. There are Chinese copies which will not hold your cue straight and could even damage your cue as well as making you miss some important shots so if you want the best we advise that you either buy the original models from ourselves or one of our distributors. Hope this helps, though you are of-course welcome to phone us to discuss in more detail if you have any further questions.

Showroom Visits – Try before you buy!

Visitors are very welcome to our showroom. You can try our superb snooker cues and pool cues on our showroom pool table before you buy. Visitors by appointment only.

Though we have been at our premises for 9 months we have concentrating on refurbishing the inside of the property in order to keep our business going during the transition. Therefore at the moment the outside of the building still resembles a grocery store which is what it was before we moved in. The picture below will hopefully help visitors to identify it when you are looking for us. We are right opposite the Village Bakery  which is just past the snooker club if coming from the top end of the village or just past Loverings Garage if coming from the Seaside end of the village. The new location has its own car park so if you give us a call when you arrive we will come out and meet you. If you are using Sat Nav our postcode is EX34 0DB.

We have  nearly 200 cues on display as well as a very wide range of cases and accessories.

Before visiting, to make best use of your time, please could you give consideration to the following;

  1. What type of cue do you want, is it for snooker or pool?
  2. What type of cue do you want, 1 piece, 2 piece or butt jointed?
  3. Do you have a case or will you look to be buying one with the cue? We have some very good cue and case deals for snooker and Pool players, though of course you are welcome to select any case of your choice. If you do have a case it is a good idea to bring it to make sure your cue will fit in okay.
  4. What is your budget? We will try to guide you through some options when you visit but there are a lot of cues here to chose from and we will try to advise you of the cues that will fall within your budget so you do not use up your time trying cues that you might consider too expensive. We have a good range of cues in most budgets but obviously the bigger your budget the more cues you will be able to try, and the longer it may take.
  5. Some customers choose their cue quite quickly, but it is not unusual for customers to spend over an hour choosing one so try to leave yourself enough time when you visit.
  6. Since relocating we have been concentrating the refurbishment on the inside in order to keep our business running. The building is not signed outside and still resembles a grocery shop! You may need to ask for directions in order to find us but we are on the High Street so it is easy to get to. We have our own car park so I will come out and meet you when you have advised you have arrived.
  7. Visit our website before you visit to see what products we have and perhaps which cues you may like to try on our showroom table.

We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you buy one of our products, please give me a ring on 01271 889147 or e-mail me to arrange an appointment time.

Tip sizes for snooker and pool cues

Customer question;

Do you sell any snooker cues with 7mm tips please?

Our answer;

The tip sizes for cues are normally determined by the size of the cue ball you are playing with so the smaller the cue ball the smaller the tip.

Generally speaking most players prefer and 8mm to 8.5mm tip for a 1 & 7/8 pool cue ball, and 9.5mm to 10mm tip for a full size 2 1/16 snooker cue ball. American pool uses an even bigger cue ball so the tip sizes are normally between 12.5 mm and 13.5mm.

Of-course there are also many different sizes of table which also use different size balls but the above tip sizes are the most commonly used.

Sometimes we get some enquiries for 7mm tip cues, and though we can supply these at an extra cost we do not recommend for most players. Some players believe that a small tip size gives them more cueball control but you need to be a very good player indeed to be able to get any extra benefit from a tip of this size as it can sometimes cause miscues.

Also, the wood beneath a 7mm ferule would be very small and this can more easily cause the ferule to snap off completely, especially when playing power shots. Certainly we could not gauranatee this would not happen on any cue purchased from us with a 7mm ferule / tip and this is why we recommend 8mm to 8.5mm for pool cues.

We would advise that good practice is just as important as the tip size to obtain good technique and ball control and our coaching DVD’s (click here)  will certainly help with this.

Can you guarantee this cue is as described and won’t disappoint.


I’m interested in buying a  2 pc 3 section Blue Moon Cue and Case (Deal 230812a) can you tell me the weight of the cue and tip size?

I have bought a different cue from the internet prior and the cue wasn’t straight and the centre joint wasn’t so good.

Can you guarantee this cue is as described and won’t disappoint.

I have looked for reviews for your cue but can’t seem to find any.


Anthony Darroch – Sent from my iPhone

Our Reply

Hi Anthony,

The weight of the cue will normally be between 17.5 and 18.5 oz’s but if you have a preferred weight I can go through some and find one closest to your preferred weight. The tip size on this model is 9.5mm as this is a snooker cue and case deal. You can find more details on the cue by visiting this link .

Regarding quality, this is a very popular cue which is very good value for money cue. It is genuine spliced and not painted or transferred as many cues are in this price range. You will probably not find many reviews on this cue because we only sell them direct ourselves. We could put `made up` reviews on all our products as I believe some other suppliers do but it is not something we would even consider doing. Though there are no reviews on our site with the snooker model there are a couple on the pool model which you can see if you visit and scroll down the page.

Every cue is checked before despatch to pass our quality control, it will be straight but we do not check it by rolling it on a table as this is not the best way of checking any cue. Most cue company’s would advise the same.

It should also be noted that there is a difference between the £59 and the cues we sell that are £159. When considering quality you can not expect a £59 cue to be the same quality as one that costs 3 times as much but I can advise honestly that the Lynton offers very good value. You are also welcome to phone me to discuss if you wish and if you are local we have a showroom where you can actually try the cues. We are not just a company selling cues from a bedsit or garage, we are happy to speak to our customers and we sell our products all over the world. I would be interested where you got the last cue from.

I hope this helps but if you have any other questions please advise.

Kind Regards, Rob

Robert Field

Product Manager

Blue Moon Leisure UK Ltd

1 – 2 King Street

Combe Martin

Ilfracombe EX34 0DB

Tel; 01271 889147 For a great selection of Snooker and Pool products for Pool, Snooker, Table Tennis and Table Football.



I have a loose ferule, how can I fix it?



I’ve liked your cue very much and I’m starting to really get familiar with it. I started to use the shaft with 8mm tip for 8-ball and it really seems to be more accurate if you just hit the ball exactly on the right spot. And sometimes it’s great in narrow spaces when there are obstructing balls nearby. With the smaller tip and shaft there’s more room to manouver in tight spaces. Definite plus.

But now I have a small problem. The cue fell down on the floor once and now the metal ring at the tip is loose. It sounds bad when hitting a ball but still works fine. Although I don’t like the sound at all and I also think that the metal ring will loosen up even more if not fixed. What is the best way to tighten the ring? Now it revolves quite easily when turned. I don’t fully understand the purpose of the whole ring there as the tip itself is still tight on its place and doesn’t move at all.


Jani Auvinen


Hi Jani, I’m happy that you are pleased with your cue and sorry you have a problem.

I presume you are talking about the brass ferule below the tip. The purpose of the ferule is to stop the cue shortening when the tip is changed. Also, on the small tipped cues it helps to strengthen the cue as obviously the would is quite small at this point and takes a lot of impact when hitting the ball hard. We always recommend players use a different cue for breaking if they break very hard and in fact many pool players now use a separate `breaking cue` for this purpose.

With regards the problem you have with the loose ferule I would recommend the following;

Remove the tip. This is something that has to be done at some point anyway so is not a major repair at all, and you can see how we recommend changing a tip by following this link on our website . Before you fix the new tip however make sure the ferule is also glued on properly. If it is as loose as you suggest you should be able to lift it off a little, put a drop of loctite superglue on the exposed wood underneath and then push the ferule back down and hold for a while. I would then leave it for a little while before putting a new tip on.

When you put the tip back on the tip should also be glued to the ferule which is something else that will help prevent the ferule turning.

Do not worry, it does not sound like anything serious is broken on the cue unless it was dropped with such force that the shaft has cracked. I would be surprised if this was the case and would think that if you followed these instructions carefully the problem will be fixed. I hope so anyway, please let me know how you get on.

Kind Regards, Rob

New Snooker and Pool showroom open at Blue Moon Leisure

Blue Moon Leisure are pleased to announce that the New Showroom is now open 

Our relocation this year to our new premises at Combe Martin, North Devon, has presented some challenges but customers can now visit us by appointment and have the whole showroom to themselves. Snooker and pool enthusiasts can browse our extensive range of snooker and pool cues and cue cases at their leisure. We have a very wide range of cues from £25 to £189 and you can try them on our showroom pool table before you buy. We have nearly 200 cues on display and we will do our best to help you select the best cue to suit your requirements within your budget. We will try to arrange a time convenient with you, which could include weekends and evenings. If you are unable to visit our showroom there is still time to purchase by mail order. Our express service can offer a next day delivery if we receive the order in time to pack before the carrier arrives. For our overseas customers we will do our best to find the most cost effective postage method. If you would like some help with buying a Xmas gift we would be pleased to suggest some ideas from our product range, and we also offer Gift Vouchers . You are welcome to phone us on 01271 889147 or e-mail and you can be assured we will do our best to help you.


Do we supply Peradon cues?


Hi I contacted you a while ago about coming to look at some cues. I play pool and have been told perdon fletcher is a good snooker cue but can be used for pool I ideally want a one piece. Do u sell this brand? Thanks again lore


Hi Lore. The new showroom is taking longer then expected but I am trying to get it completed before the end of October. Having said this, we have had several visitors to the new premises who have been able to try some cues on our pool table. The only thing is that I have to get some cues out from our stock shelves instead of them all being on display.It will be better when the showroom is complete but for those who want to buy a cue more urgently and are prepared to take us as we are, they are welcome via an appointment. Regarding the Peradon Brand we are official stockest and can get any Peradon cue you want. We do not have any stock at the moment but will be including a selection of their cues in the new showroom. They are more expensive cues so we will not be stocking them in big qty’s so if you have a prefered model let me know and I will include one in my next stock order. Yes, you can play pool with a snooker cue but the tip sizes are normally determined by the size of the cue ball you are striking so a smaller tip is recommended for pool. If you wanted to use the same sue for snooker and pool then a bigger tip would be the way to go. The good thing about being able to try a number of cues in our showroom is that you do not just get a choice of different tip sizes but also of weights. Please feel free to give me a call if you want on 01271 889147.

Small tipped pool cue and case within a £50 to £90 budget, is hand-spliced best?

Sometimes our customers ask us some questions which you may find useful to know of our answers when choosing a new cue.

Hi, Luke

I’ve played snooker all my life but recently joined a pool team league and I noticed other players cues having a smaller diameter tip offering them better control and spin of the white.

I’m looking for some advice on your range of cues, ideally I’d like a hand spliced one as I remember being told these were higher quality cues.

Ideally I’d like a complete package with mini butt and case, my budget is from £50-90…

Any advice would be appreciated, I have no preference with 2pc 1/2, 3/4 or a 3pc… I reckon 1pc will be out of my budget.

Thanks in advance


 Luke Allan

Our Answer was as follows;

Hi Luke, thanks for the e-mail.

We have lots of pool cues in that price range so I would suggest you follow these links below and narrow down your choice to the ones you like based on the design you favour and price.

1 pc  . From this link you will find some cues in the £79 range but the mini-butts are extra and because the 1 pc cases are longer they are also more expensive. We would only be able to send these cues at the express price because of the length, so truthfully as you said these cues are a little outside your budget. There is a far wider choice in the 2pc and butt-jointed cues that would also be within your budget so unless you have a real preference for a 1 pc I would consider instead some of these other options.

2pc. . If you follow this link it will take you to our 2pc pool cues where there are about 3 pages of cues that might be within your budget, including some of our unique telescopic pool cues. The telescopic cues may not have been cues you have seen before as we presently make them and only supply through our own website. As you mention hand-spliced cues you will also find some of those in these pages, including the Lynton which is a popular model.

Butt-jointed pool cues. . If you follow this link you it will take you to a page full of butt-jointed cues that will be within your budget. There are some very good value butt-jointed cues here, including some hand-spliced models.

Pool cue and case deals. By following this link you will see some cue and case deals we have put together for our pool customers. We are regularly changing our cue and case deals and we do have recently received some stock that we have not had time yet even put on our website. The Arlington cue and case package    would probably be at the top end of your budget but is a nice package.

You may like to go through our cues and cases and put together your own package within your budget. Some of the pool cues do come with free mini-butts and you can them choose your own case to go with it. It is important if you do this that you check the cue does in fact take a mini-butt if that is important to you. Unlike our snookercues which nearly all accept a mini-butt, some of our pool cues don’t so please check if you want one.

What you say about the Hand-spliced cues being a higher quality, this does not always apply. You might have better materials in some of the machine splices cues then in some of the Hand-spliced cues. For example some hand-spliced models in Rosewood could be cheaper then a machine-spliced cue made in Ebony. What I can say is that each model is priced to give very good value for money, no matter if it is machine spliced or hand-spliced we like to feel that any cue bought from our website offers excellent value to the customer.

Hope this helps. Of-course if you have any questions at all you are always welcome to call me to discuss on 01271 889147.

Kind Regards, Rob


Blue Moon Leisure moving to new premises

We are pleased to announce the next stage in the development of Blue Moon Leisure with a move to a new High Street location that will make it easier then ever for customers to visit (by appointment) our showroom and see our extensive range of snooker and pool products. We intend to have a bigger showroom where customers can try our cues and the site has a car park, free to all our visitors. The building is the old Premier Shop in Combe Martin which is just 6 miles and a 10 minute drive from our old site in Ilfracombe.

We realise many of our customers travel a long distance to visit us, and as Combe Martin is a seaside resort there are lots of other attractions for customers to visit if they wish to make a full day of it. Combe Martin is popular for Kayaking in its clean and safe beach. However there are also shops, famous pubs and other tourist attractions including a Dinosaur Park and coastal footpaths over Exmoor.

Some people may think it a little odd that a business like ours is located in such a location but if you come and visit us you will understand why. From our unit we make many of the products we sell and as most of our snooker and pool cues are sold ‘On-Line’  all over the world, we are indeed lucky to be able to do so from such a nice location. If you live in the South West or are visiting on holiday and want to view our cue range or need a cue repair you are fortunate enough to be able to visit one of the best snooker and pool suppliers in the country. Remember to make the appointment first as we are sometimes out recovering tables so are not always on site.

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