Jim Side is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to organising and facilitating the design, build and safe delivery of the highest quality pool tables in Australia.
Education and credentials include:
Graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada with a Batchelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting)
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada and Australia and as a CPA in Australia
Extensive experience in audit, taxation and small business accountancy and management with Arthur Young (now Ernst Young) and, as a partner, in Byfield Beavis & Co. (now Byfields) in Northam, Western Australia
Company accountant for organisations in Queensland and Papua New Guinea
Managing Director and franchisor of the “up market” Pot Black Family Pool and Snooker centres in Western Australia from 1987 to 2017 - at the time the largest operator of pool and snooker centres in Australia.
Director and Accountant of Quedos Billiard Tables in Perth, Western Australia, from 1997 to present. Quedos manufactures quality pool tables from Australian hardwoods at its factory in Perth and is Australia’s most awarded pool table manufacturer.
Although not all directly related to the Pool and Billiards industry; Jim's extensive knowledge and experience in business allow him to aid in all aspects of the Quedos company. His high passion for delivering excellence and customer service has made him an important member of the Quedos team spanning over decades.
I bought The Entertainer from Quedos during the pandemic, sight unseen, and had it delivered to Melbourne. It's everything Jim & Rob said it would be.As a dining table it's immaculate. As a 7ft pool table it's endless fun.I can't recommend them highly enough.
When only the best will do. I would like to thank Rob, Jim and his team of highly skilled and dedicated master craftsmen for building and delivering my 8' Legacy Pool Table. I am glad that I did my research and found Australia's number 1 billiard table manufacturer (and most awarded in the industry). The use of locally sourced Jarrah, one piece flawless cut precision slate and the finest of English cloth, make this the best pool table that you can buy in Australia. Customer service is exceptional as I even got the opportunity to come down to the factory (in Perth) to help select the Jarrah that would be used in crafting my table. The installation was good having Rob come to install the table himself, it plays so true. The pool table takes pride of place in my games room and gets many, many hours of play every week. The wait for the table to be crafted was well worth it, to get such a finely designed and built piece of furniture that brings so much enjoyment for my mates and myself (and it will certainly last longer than a lifetime if properly looked after). They also can deliver and set up Australia wide as they have a network of professional installers.
Thank you to the whole team at Quedos for the unmatched service and the most beautiful pool table that now commands centre stage at my home. I have patiently waited 30+ years to own my first pool table. After researching for years and playing on and viewing so many tables. It was always the Quedos tables that played better , attention to detail and craftsmanship where another level above what was available in the Australian market. There use of locally sourced Jarrah ,quality slate and pure English cloth combine to give pure pleasure and satisfaction on every game and shot. Now looking forward to playing on this with family and friends for the next 30+ years
After looking in the show room it is clear how exceptional the quality of these pool tables are. Jim and Rob are so passionate about what they do and i have no doubt that these guys truly are the best pool table manufactures in Australia. I highly encourage anyone to go see they products for the selves.
Thank you Robert, so easy to talk to you and order our dream table. You went out of your way to satisfy us. The whole process went off without a hitch. Con and his boys and the delivery and setup was perfect. The table and all accessories is awesome such beautiful craftsmanship we absolutely love it. A fantastic and enjoyable journey thanks again. We will be recommending you to everyone we tell about our amazing Table. 🙏😁❤️Kynan & Rowena.Monash Canberra ACT
I recently bought a 9 foot table from Quedos and it is absolutely beautiful. It has become a feature piece in the house and everyone admires it, can't resist touching it and loves to enjoy a game. The team were friendly, professional and basically second to none.
From the moment I visited the show room to the day we received our table service was of the highest standard. Rob was very helpful and accommodating. If you are looking for an individualised product and experience I strongly recommend Quedos.
I am so happy with my new pool table "The Eclipse". Rob was more than happy to take me through the factory to explain how these beautiful tables came together. Both Rob and Jim have the expertise to make sure you have selected the right table to suit your home and lifestyle, as there are to many superb designs to choose from.They certainly are a work of art and now the envy of all my friends and family that have admired it as a beautiful piece of furniture and hours of fun playing pool
I have very high expectations when it comes to both the quality and playing performance, and i must say that this table has fulfilled this to the end, these guys were brilliant to deal with from start to finish - can highly recommend both the guys at Quedos and the tables they prodece
I would thoroughly recommend Quedos Pool tables to any prospective buyer. Rob and Jim were amazing in being able to create the beautiful piece of functional furniture we now have. Their eye for detail and outstanding customer service made the whole experience a wonderful one.
If you’re looking for quality service, and quality products! Look no further then coming to only the best “ Quedoa Billiard Tables”The team will ensure they’ll go out of there way to give you a pleasant and happy experience. You won’t be disappointed.
You really have to go into the Quedos showroom to see their amazing collection of pool and billiard tables. They are simply amazing (love the one with the moving/stand up legs that converts to a dining table!)The guys there are a really friendly bunch too. Can't fault their customer service. Highly recommended!
Excellent services and high quality pool tables. We got our table delivered last week and are very happy with it. They are not some poor imported quality tables from overseas but made locally in Australia using quality timbers. The lifetime warranty comes in handy as well considering this company has been in business for more than 20 years.