History

Snooker History

A & D Billiards and Alliance Snooker...

...are a family owned business and one of the few remaining table manufacturers and restorers in the UK. Our company is widely respected throughout the trade for its fine quality workmanship and traditional manufacturing techniques. Dave Connolly and Andy Williams both have over 40 years experience working in the industry, starting as an apprentice billiard table makers in 1961 with a local table manufacturer they eventually left to start their own companies Alliance Snooker Ltd based in Liverpool and A & D Billiards based in Birmingham in the late seventies. With these years of experience comes a vast knowledge of the traditions of billiards and snooker table manufacturing and renovation.

The companies initially concentrated on table servicing and recovering but with the growth in the game' we acquired retail premises and began selling tables supplied from other manufacturers. With no control over the production methods and quality of the finished product it was quickly decided that for our own peace of mind, to begin manufacturing ourselves as soon as possible.

The production process is now carried out totally in-house with dedicated leg turning and polishing capabilities. The quality of our tables is widely acknowledged by other billiard companies and we feel that there is no greater compliment to our workmanship than to manufacture tables for other renowned billiard companies, we currently supply our tables or supply components to more than a dozen companies throughout the U.K. and Europe as well as numerous private clients throughout the rest of the world.

The companies Main offices and Admin are now at Liverpool. With Andy and Dave still on hand and based in the Midlands, for all your service needs, offering the same quality service and advice that has been the cornerstone of our business throughout the years.

If you love the sport and require the best for your business or home call us. You'll always receive a friendly and helpful welcome.