Snooker cues: 5 budget snooker cues under £50

By Snooker Jim •  Updated: 03/07/22 •  2 min read

Want to start out learning the basics of snooker? Here are five budget snooker cues that you could look at purchasing, all for under £50.

5. Ronnie O’Sullivan two-piece Merlin snooker cue (£44.95)

With its unique shade of blue interlocked with a more traditional black design, this 57″ centre jointed, two-piece cue could be the perfect beginner cue. It has a Grade ‘A’ North American ash shaft with oak stain and comes with a handy hard case with an interior black lining. 

BCE Ronnie O`Sullivan MERLIN 2pc Ash Pool Snooker Cue & HARD CASE - 9.5mm Tip
  • The striking BLUE MERLIN cue is exclusive to us and is suitable for both snooker and English pool
  • 57" centre jointed, two piece cue - suitable for both snooker and pool; 9.5mm leather 'stick-on' tip with brass ferrule; Metallic blue painted hardwood butt, with black painted handle
  • Grade 'A' North American ash shaft with oak stain; BCE logo badge on the butt on the cue; Rubber butt protector - for added cue protection against knocks and butts; Cue weighs approx 17oz to 18oz
  • Sturdy case for 2 piece centre jointed cues; Outer case covered in a waterproof vinyl material; Interior is lined with black felt on the bottom and features a padded lid; Internal divider to keep shaft and butt separate
  • The case has a retractable plastic carry handle; 2 x quality metal catches; Can accommodate a 79cm Butt and a 79cm Shaft; Measures approx 81cm x 6.5cm x 5cm


4. Cue Soul 3/4 Piece Snooker Cue (42.99)

This 18oz cue, complete with an ashwood shaft and walnut butt, comes with a six-inch walnut extension, helping you cover more of the table where required. The brass vacuum copper joint gives it a pristine finish, making this cue stylish yet extremely functional.

CUESOUL 57 Inch Walnut 3/4 Piece Snooker Cue-18oz
  • Material: shank ash wood + butt walnut wood
  • 57 inches in length, 18 ounces in weight
  • Brass Vacuum Copper Joint
  • 9.5mm Cue Tip+ brass Ferrule
  • Come with 6 inch walnut extension


3. Cue Soul Handcrafted 3/4 Jointed Snooker Cue (£49.99)

This cue is at the upper end of the price scale, but it comes with excellent reviews from existing users. It has a shaft made from dried North American Ash and, with a leather cue bag/sleeve included; this is an extremely good value for money option. 

CUESOUL 57" Handcraft 3/4 Jointed Snooker Cue with Extension/Joint Protector Packed in Leatherette Cue Bag (D303)
  • Price include VAT
  • 3/4 Jointed Snooker Cue:Weight 18oz;57 inch;9.5 mm Cue Glue on Tip
  • Walnut Butts with Four Splices and Maple Veneers + Front Burl/Maple/Kempas Splice Decorated ,
  • Real Rare Wood;Cue Shaft Made of Selected Kiln Dried North American Ash
  • Come with 6" Mini Butt End Extension and Joint Protector, packing in Quality Leatherette Cue Bag


2. PowerGlide Vibe Classic Snooker Cue (£20.00)

It may be the cheapest on the list, but don’t let that detract from the quality finish this beginner cue provides. It is a 57” ash cue with a hardwood butt, but the tip is easy to shape and the weight is perfect for someone starting out in the sport.

PowerGlide Snooker Cue Stick | Vibe | Ash Shaft with Decal Hardwood Butt | 10mm Tip | 2 Piece with Brass Joint | Assorted Weights | Full Size 57"
  • FOR ANY PLAYER: this beautifully made Ash shaft with a hardwood butt and attractive decal design.
  • THE CUE: 57", 2 piece snooker cue with an ash shaft and hardwood butt. Shaft length 71cm (28") excluding the protruding male joint and tip. Butt length 74cm (29"). Leather buffer. Available in 17oz, 18oz and 19oz.
  • THE TIP: 9.5mm tip with brass ferrule.
  • THE JOINT: Brass.
  • NOTE: The cue comes in weights 17oz, 18oz, 19oz, weight supplied will be random and can not be specified.


1. BCE Two-Piece Grey Mark Selby Ash Snooker Cue (£39.95)

This versatile cue is suitable for both snooker and pool and is endorsed by three-time World Snooker Champions Selby. The cue weight ranges from 18oz-20oz, allowing players to purchase a more bespoke option depending on their preference, and has a rubber butt protector to prevent it from getting easily damaged. 

BCE Two Piece GREY Mark Selby Heritage Matching Ash Snooker Pool Cue - HER-400
  • A quality cue by BCE with beautiful Veneer Inlays a matching ash grain endorsed by Mark Selby
  • A two piece cue with spiral center joint, suitable for both snooker and pool; 9.5mm leather stick on tip with brass ferrule; Quality North American matching ash grain shaft; Machine spliced four point ebonised butt
  • Grey veneers decals; Genuine inlay; Heritage logo badge on the butt on the cue; Rubber butt protector - for added cue protection against knocks and butts
  • Cue length measures approx 57.48" (146cm); Shaft length measures approx 27.95" (71cm); Butt length measures approx 29.13" (74cm)
  • Cue weights available range from 18oz to 20oz; Request a weight via message and we'll do our best to match it!

Don’t forget to check out our article on the Best Snooker Cue brands.

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Snooker Jim

Gone from a 6ft table in my dad's garage as a kid to a 9ft table at the office, with the full-size snooker club visits in between. Hoping one day to get the playing technique right.