Snooker table manufacturers – the unsung heroes of the sport

There are many greats in the annals of snooker history –Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, Ronnie O’Sullivan, to name but a few, but how many of us really think about the crucial role played in the sport by the manufacturers that produce the tables and cues that make it all possible?
Riley (website) is one of the biggest names in the game, having been established towards the end of the 19th century, not long after the modern game of snooker emerged. It makes a wide range of cue sports equipment, going from pool tables, Russian pyramid tables, the standard slate snooker table and a selection of cues on this page. All tables are made to the very highest standards with top quality raw materials. The Aristocrat Champion is an especially prestigious member of the Riley clan – it was used at every world championship from 1992 to 2004 and is made from top-quality mahogany and hardwoods, superb Italian slate and the very best pig hide leather. A great feature of this particular range is the variety of different finishes that you can choose from. Pick from five different wood finishes, four pocket finishes and two types of metal trim to tailor your table to your tastes.