I am The Chairman of the All Nottingham Bar Billiards Association.
As we approach our first anniversary I thought it prudent to finally get on these boards especially as one of the stated aims of the A.N.B.B.A is 'To form a 5 person team capable of playing at a competitive level to represent Nottingham on the national bar billiards circuit'
We have chose to put the 'All' in All Nottingham Bar Billiards Association as there are many different organisations with the acronym N.B.B.A and only a few italian B&B's with A.N.B.B.A, also after much effort we could find no Nottingham group to join, so we formed our own.
We practice at the Newshouse Inn in Nottingham on a Monday Night and would welcome any visit from any passing billiards enthusiasts, at the moment our scores are low, for example a break of over 1000 is a cause for celebration, but things have improved greatly in the last year. After much research it turns out there are only 2 working bar billiards tables in the whole of Nottinghamshire(to the very best of our knowledge) but i have seen that there is some history to the sport in the county, we would be interested to see any old score sheets or records of old Nottingham pub teams and associations. We have records and full score sheets of our own group, but at the moment no logo or website,the group do not feel ready to compete as yet, these things will come in time, but for now hello, and were glad to be here.
Hi Pete, I couln't find the county championships on the calendar, is it the div2 county opens to be held November 16th to which you refer. I think some lower league low division 'B'team action would be all we could handle at the mo, looking at the score tables these breaks are intimidating! Stephen
A.N.B.B.A - In the bar we trust, by the bar we are ruled.
Welcome to Nottingham, your formation has to be good news for the bar billiards world. To our knowledge there is no evidence of a past league in Notts so you would be the first !
As regards national competitions, take it slowly and don't try to enter until you are ready...... Meanwhile some non-league opposition may be found in adjacent counties Leicester (the Swan and Rushes) and South Yorks (three pubs in Sheffield). And further up on the map, of course, the newly formed league in York.
Hi Stephen. Firstly welcome on to the Forum & well done on setting up your own association. Keep it up and enjoy your Monday nights I look forward to seeing you grow. You can find me in the Sussex section.
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