Well done Steve, a PB (personal best) is always cause for celebration.
A decent game is still possible on Supreme tables when set up correctly as they are the 'normal width'. I played on a good one in Blindley Heath (Surrey) a few months back.
That one was non-league of course, but from memory I think there is one in Oxfordshire which is looked after by Barbelman.
A personal appearance from the England Captain, eh ? And he's got his name in the Guinness Book..........Hope he's not intending to charge. May be a good idea to get the TV crew along that night though.
Post by syorksbilliards on Nov 4, 2014 16:38:03 GMT
The next leg of the Sheffield v york match is now set for the 6th of December York will make the trip down to Sheffield to try and take the trophy back home after a close victory going to Sheffield on the first leg can York bring home the bacon only time will tell<br/>
Thinking of doing a singles Yorkshire championship any idea of the best way for me to achieve this ???
I reckon for a first attempt at this you would need to zone the Yorkshire County Singles: York to play off to find their champion, likewise Sheffield to find theirs, and the winners to play off for the title of supreme champion.
This is how National championships started, back in 1975, with a Southern Counties champion (from Sussex) playing the Northern Counties champion (from Bucks). A natural progression would be to do similar to find the Team champion-of-champions.
With the cities of York and Sheffield being 60 miles apart, zoning seems a sensible way to start ! The cities could take turns to stage the finals, or find a venue half-way between if such a thing exists.
I'm sure that with the backing of Press and breweries that you already have up there, stepping up to the next level should be relatively easy and it would be only a matter of time before we see Yorkshire competing at national level !
Added to your list at the top of this thread, and Barbelman has put them on the map. Am assuming these have only recently acquired their tables and are not actively participating in the Sheffield League - yet !
Post by michaelshallcross on Feb 16, 2015 14:38:51 GMT
Great to hear that there's been more progress with Sheffield venues. Do you think the Cross Scythes will keep its table now that you've moved?
Re.the Yorkshire singles idea, our York singles cup is now at the semi-finals stage (see www.yorkbarbilliards.com/cup.html), so we'll have a York champion to put forward in the fairly near future if you'd like to go with Tommo's idea. Or alternatively to widen the interest a bit we could pit our top 4 players against Sheffield's top 4 in a day-long 8 player cup, to find an overall champion?
In other news, we recently heard that the York Press is going to start including our results and league table in their sports pages, which is nice.
God save tudor houses, antique tables and billiards
Just got back from my quick visit to Sheffield. Got to watch Judd Trump v Marco Fu this morning and got to see some great snooker including a 120 break by Marco. Got to see some of the greats including Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, John Parrott and Ken Doherty all working around the cue zone. Also had dinner with Joe Perry on Saturday night ( erm...... He was 2 tables over from me ).
On sat afternoon I met up with Steve, Becky and John at the Gardeners Rest for a few games of billiards. I have to say their enthusiasm for the game is second to none so with them pushing things I'm sure bar billiards will have another home in Sheffield :) The table at the pub looked like a Jelkes to me, the front legs were ident to the ones on the AEBBA set but the back legs were the older style Jelkes legs. It was very much uphill with a roll to the right all over. The break was there as was the 1 up and split as long as you allowed for the role. Had a good afternoon of billiards.
I just hope I was able to give them a few pointers on shot selection ?
If I'm back up next year I'll defo be looking to meet up for a few games again
Post by syorksbilliards on Apr 28, 2015 12:40:34 GMT
just want to say a big thanks to curt for the visit on Saturday we had a great time and got some great tips to improve our game curt has encouraged us to maybe come along to a open and have a go so we will look to visit one in next few months so yea just thanks again for he tips and hope we can do it again next year