Go on then you eggheads, I couldn't find anything in the rules regarding this one other than 'unplayable tables' type of rules.
The Swan table in Worthing has been re-clothed and in the farthest left corner if a ball comes within a few mm of corner, it is sucked in and becomes wedged. The first game, both players got the ball in there and ended up increasing the pace until silly power and still did not dislodge.
We inspected it after the first game and its got a definite decline in playing area from almost a layer of card or something stopping too short of the slate and then going down onto the slate, causing a ridge.
We mutually agreed this should be moved to the other corner if this was vacant, if not the ball should be moved over as far as possible without it sucking back in the hole (but runs the risk of being knocked back there the next shot!)
Tarratt's have been contacted to sort this out but was the conversation topic of the night plus a lot of audacious attempts to avoid the ball going in this spot whilst around the 30 hole! :)
Politicians and nappies have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
The Royal Oak, Ifield now has a bar billiards table.
Margo and I received a tip-off at around 9pm and have just visited the pub and played two games on it.
It is a Tarratt rental and was only installed today.
It appears to be a good slate and cloth, but with the usual cushions that kick down, and most unfortunately an enormous gap in each corner where a ball firstly gets trapped allowing the "Dave Hampton Guernsey trick shot" (440 break into the right hand 20 hole) and then finally disappears, swallowed up by the table never to be seen again ! :o ::) There is no table lighting at present, either.
Sharon is well aware of the shortcomings and is going to get Tarratts back to sort it out a.s.a.p.
It could be a decent venue for bar billiards, there is sufficient space in the bar where the table is situated. But Monday night being darts night is to be avoided.