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Strachan Wins World Snooker Cloth Contract

Strachan has been retained by World Snooker Ltd in a new long-term contract as its cloth supplier for the World Championship and all ranking tournaments worldwide. Strachan is manufactured by WSP Textiles Ltd, which recently acquired the woollen speciality products business from Milliken. Its flagship cloth, Strachan Championship No 10, has featured at the [...]

Snooker in China Reaches a New Level

Snooker has continued to develop in China over the past year with ranking events springing up all over the tournament calendar. The 2012-13 professional season already has 5 China based events listed on the provisional calendar. This year in March alone China will be hosting 2 high profile file ranking events, providing further evidence [...]

EAG is the important European show for WSP Textiles

WSP Textiles (formerly Milliken), the UK based manufacturer of Strachan snooker and pool cloth, once again joined forces with its UK distributor Suzo Happ for January’s European Amusement and Gaming Expo (EAG) at London’s Excel. Suzo launched a brand new Cuesports game called Trilliards (pictured) which is based upon the concept of combining Noughts [...]

Investment is announced by Strachan’s new owners

British snooker and pool cloth manufacturer Strachan has announced its first significant investment in new equipment since its acquisition. New owners Vespa Capital will this year spend over £250,000 at the company’s two Gloucestershire factories that were bought towards the end of last year from Milliken, the US textile company. The first stage of [...]

Strachan backs new pool organisation

Strachan, Britain’s leading pool cloth manufacturer, is backing the new International Professional Pool Players Association (IPA) eight-ball tour in 2012. The company has joined Hilton Worldwide and Heywood supreme pool tables as backers of a new committee now heading up the organisation, which has attracted over £120,000 in prize money. The committee is keen [...]

Strachan is having a great time under new ownership

Billiard cloth manufacturer Strachan will again exhibit alongside Suzo Happ at January’s EAG International Expo in London. But unlike previous years, the Strachan brand will be making its debut exhibition under its new owners WSP Textiles Ltd, which recently bought the cloth manufacturing business from US-owned Milliken. This has meant creating a new name [...]

Hearn is taking us in the right direction says WSP Textiles

The Barry Hearn factor is having the desired effect on the world of snooker according to the UK’s largest billiard cloth maker. WSP Textiles report that the new chairman of World Snooker is sparking renewed interest in the game here and abroad and the market for its cloth is in better shape now than [...]