Masterton Cossie Club  -  6 Billiard tables dismantled 9/10 January 2017

A sad part of our job is dismantling tables from clubs that have closed down.  This room was the Masterton Cossie Club's snooker area.  They had 6 billiard tables and 5 pool tables. 



These are the cues that have been left behind probably for years by members of the Cossie Club in Masterton.  Attempts have been made to find the owners but sadly many have passed on or moved away.  If you think you have a cue there from a family member, please email us and I will forward on some contact names/numbers.




The Ballroom is a pool and snooker lounge located in Courtney Place Wellington.  They have 11 7ft coin operated pool tables and around 25 9ft tables.  They are a fully licensed premises and open every day.

Check them out when you are in Wellington next


9ft American Ash pool table



NZ House and Garden magazine  -  January 2015 issue

We recently were informed that one of our pool tables is featured in an issue of NZ House and Garden.  Follow the link under here and see for yourself:

http://nzhouseandgarden.co.nz/a-generous-heart/

Hawkes Bay Open Snooker tournament:

Heaphy Billiards are proud to be the main sponsor for this tournament. 

 

These are some of the players from 2014's tournament held at the Heretaunga Club in Hastings.  Winner was Steve Robertson of Hamilton.





2012 winner was Harry Haenga pictured with Andy.    

 

 

 

 

This group of happy pool players are from Summerset Aotea and purchased this second hand table off us a few years ago


 

Some of the same helpers came back to help with the installation of their new 8ft table June 2015

 

The "Billiard Room" located at the Museum Hotel in Wellington 

Recently we were proud to be asssociated with installing two billiard tables into a converted storeroom located inside the hotel.  This was the vision that  Kerry & Jane pictured below had.                                      

 

The chandeliers were hand made from old decanters and look amazing. 

On the official opening night, Chris Parkin  owner of the Museum Hotel in Wellington, inspired our Prime Minister - John Key to pot a ball off the break and he did! The various guests including  Barry Soper were extremely impressed at our Prime Ministers skills and  announced this on his radio spot that week that PM had done this and has also landed a hole in one in golf for a charity tournament netting the charity of his choice extra money.  Well done Mr Key!        

 Pictured left to right:  Andy, John Key, Chris Parkin, Jane & Kerry

Bayden Jackson,  with his "Player of the year for 2011" from the NZBSA .  Well done Bayden. 

 



 


Flagstaffs made by Andy and on this occasion used for Malaya Veterans’ Day commemorations at Parliament September 2012.



 

Andy got to hold the Ranfurly Shield when it came to CHB in 2014, sadly tho he jinxed the Otago team that played Hawkes Bay.

 



 

Saw this chap amongst hundreds of others on an exercise in Pahiatua.  Turned out to be a local CHB person.




Waipawa's band rotunda all built by volunteers from CHB.    Heaphy Billiards contributed by making the spire which sits at at the top.  What a great asset for CHB

Local legends "Sir Duke" have a free concert on a Sunday during summer.  Great way to spend an afternoon listening to great music. 



"Rolling Stones tour" 2006

(view from the converted billiard room of the stage being constructed) 

We were asked to install a billiard table into a corporate box at Wellingtons Westpac Stadium for the Rolling Stones to play on.  Andy had just spent 250 hours restoring an old Wright Ranish & Co table which had originally been destined for the rubbish dump.  It restored beautifully.   Sadly, the table didnt fit all that well into the room due to the size of both the table and the room, but members of the band were all very impressed with the table and were seen playing as the warm up band were performing. 

Apparently Ronnie Woods is very good friends with Steve Davis and have regular battles.  You can read all about how Steve and Ronnie met on our Facebook page.

Sadly, we didnt get to meet the Stones themselves, but did gather up many mementos from the room the next day.