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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!

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.


Barracuda Blue Pool Cues

Barracuda were among the best cue makers in the U.K back in the 1990’s and their innovative designs helped with the continued development in the production of snooker and pool cues. The company were based in Kirkham but ceased production many years ago and cues that are produced with the Barracuda brand name now-a-days are cues either made under licence or worse, Chinese copies.

Barracuda Blue

Because Barracuda sold so many cues we often get asked to supply some of their snooker and pool cues and particularly some of their most popular models such as the Barracuda Kirkham snooker cue and the Barracuda Blue pool cue.

Brayford Blue

He have in the past bought some of these models from the licenced suppliers but as these are not made by the original Barracuda company in the UK the quality was not the same. Because we had no control over the quality and supply we decided to introduce some similar models under our own Blue Moon brand. This not only makes them more affordable but also gives us control over the manufacturers and the quality. Any cue that has the Blue Moon badge is always good value for money.

A model we introduced as replacement for the Barracuda Blue was our Brayford Blue and customers can see this model and purchase if they wish by visiting this webpage. It also comes in an attractive cue and case deal for even better value

Many customers who are looking to buy the Barracuda Blue are also customers who are looking for a cue to play with in restricted spaces so our Telescopic Cues also offer a good alternative for this purpose.

Snooker and Pool hall closure results in pool and snooker table clearance

20161116_144211_llsSnooker and Pool hall closure results in pool and snooker table clearance and also includes some accessories such as lights and shades. There are also some other spare parts from tables that have been partly dismantled that might be useful to someone who is looking to refurbish part of their table.

20161116_143954_llsPlease note, we are not selling these tables, we are just making snooker and pool players who use our sites aware of this clearance.

We can give more information if interested by phoning us to discuss. The tables are in the South of England and not local to ourselves so any buyers will have to make their own arrangements for collection and re installation.

Most snooker tables appear to be standard square legged club tables and the pool tables appear to be SAM American pool tables.

Pool Table Diner for Sale – £450

Second Hand Pool Table Diner for Sale – Reduced to £450. Now a real bargain!

A customer of ours has a pool table for sale with a two section cover so it can also be used as a dinning table. Cloth is in playable condition but new owner may want to recover, otherwise it is in excellent condition. Owner wants fast sale so anyone interested should contact us as quickly as possible.

The table is situated near Ilfracombe, Devon, and the buyer will have to collect. However it is a single slate table so not too difficult to move and help and advise can be given if needed.

Ring 01271 864922 if interested, expecting a quick sale.

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Express is our quicker service, which customers prefer if they have a deadline for the products, such as a birthday, or if they have bought an expensive cue which they do not want in transit any longer then necessary. All customers who use this service also get priority with packing and despatching so receive preference on any items that are low on stock.

If a package is being sent express it is unlikely it will be sent via Royal Mail, and it will normally require a signed signature. If there is a chance therefore that there might not be anyone available to `sign for` we ask that you give alternative delivery instructions. This could be `leave with a neighbour` but this does not mean we accept a `second` address, in a different street. You could ask to `leave in shed, porch or garage`. If you do make this request though, the packages will have to be left `unsigned -for` and we can not accept responsibility for theft or damage.

Some of our customers might often be out, and prefer to have their orders delivered to their place of work, or another address they can collect from.

If we are able to confirm your order and process your order the same day (and before collections have been made) , you will likely receive within 2 days but we can not guarantee this (we can also try to make weekend deliveries for an extra cost). If we receive your order over a weekend or in the evenings outside usual working hours it does not necessarily mean the order will be despatched the next day as this will depend how busy we are and if we are able to process your order before the carriers arrive. If the carriers make an A.M collection we may not be able to pack it in time so it might have to go the following day.

Express orders do get priority though and we do promise to despatch your order as soon as possible, and if there are any problems we will contact you and advise. Once the package leaves our premises it is in the hands of the carriers, but we choose the carriers so accept it is our responsibility to the customer to use an efficient service.


10 ft Burroughs and Watts snooker table for sale in the Torquay area.

Customer has a 10 ft Burroughs and Watts snooker table for sale in the Torquay area. Comes with basic accessories including balls and scoreboard. Buyer collects but going cheap at £495. Anyone interested should contact Rob at 01271864922.

Good condition though may require new cloth on re-assembly.

For a small charge we could help with dismantling and collection.

Paul Dayman 10ft snooker table



Which is the best cue to play with

GT Maple websiteOne from Blue Moon Leisure of course. We send our cues all over the world but we do have a showroom with over 100 cues available to try before you buy.  We also supply a wide range of other snooker and pool related products including cue extensions and cue cases that are compatible with cues even if you have not bought the cue from us.

It is certainly worth giving us a ring to discuss any requirement you may have, even if it is not on the website.