[quote author=tommo board=general thread=1170681814 post=1192124020Think of it in terms of a thoroughbred with parts missing - a bit like that Toyota MR2 that was holed up in your garage for about ten years. ;D[/quote]
Its still there... and its only been about 4 years.
No doubt you all think this a huge joke, but this auction is over in less than 3 days now and Bernie might well want to try to contact the seller to ask a few questions - I think he should have that chance.
Bernie, as far as I can see, this is a Sams minus a few bits and with some home-made additions. There is nothing too complicated about the ball runs and tray, with the right dimensions they could easily be made, the bar too (although setting this up with the timer might be a bit of a pain)
*BUT* A "normal" Sams should measure nearer 6' 1" x 3' 2", on the other hand a "Narrow Sams" would probably have an overall width closer to 2' 10" - so you might want to ask the seller for a re-measure, or a measurement of the playing width (approx 32" for standard or 28" for narrow)
Having now had another look at the photos, the top right photo shows the score diamonds above the ball tray, the suspicious element here is that there appear to be two '10' diamonds on the outside left and right edges and only one '30' in the middle - this strongly suggests the Narrow Sams, which would be a chocolate teapot.
Perspective of the photos is tricky, but it also looks like the 50/100/200 pockets are too far up the table.
My money is on it being a Narrow Sams, but it just might be worth checking out a bit further.
Hope this helps,
AEBBA Mixed Pairs winner - 2015 with Jim Greensted. Best score 10,250 & best break 7570 County Oak, Lewes League 19/2/18 - getting closer to proving Bobhall wrong!
For the first time in 2 years there are NO second-hand tables up for sale at present on eBay. And with only five changing hands so far this month, October threatens to be the leanest month since June 2006 when only seven were sold. If this trend continues, real bargains may become more difficult to find.
Definitive list of Cornish venues taken from the latest info as per the AEBBA map:
The Cornish Inn (non-league) short clock, poor lighting, but plays well The Square, Gunnislake, Cornwall PL18 9BW Winds Of Change non-League - South Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7LP The Rising Sun Inn Non league Portmellon Cove Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6PL Tintagel Arms Hotel non-League Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0DB Napoleon non-League Boscastle PL35 0BD Plume of Feathers Non league table, (placed against a wall making play difficult. BUT its only 50p a game) Mitchell, Cornwall TR8 5AX Crantock Bay Hotel non-League nr Newquay, TR8 5SE Queens Arms non-League Breage, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9PD Star Inn Non league 1 Fore Street Saint Just-in-Penwith Cornwall TR19 7LL Crown - non-League - Fore Street, Goldsithney, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9LG (Yellow highlights where confirmed with a visit)
Driftwood Cottage non-League (Holiday cottage) Flexbury, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8RS Wringford Down non-League Holiday Cottages, Cawsand, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1LE Sheviock Barton House non-League Holiday Cottages, Sheviock Barton, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 3EH Badham Farm non-league Holiday Cottages Trevidland Village, St Keyne, Looe, Cornwall PL14 4RW Attwood Cottages non-League Holiday Cottages, Attwood Farm, Attwood Lane, Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5QW Treglown House non-League Haywood Farm, St Mabyn, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3PU THE HOUSE IN THE SEA, TOWAN ISLAND, NEWQUAY, CORNWALL
(The above in Green highlights: access to venue is dependent on holiday residency)
There is more news from Mid-Sussex to interest you, Mike and Janey White moved to Cornwall on 30th May, so there's two more players for your Cornwall league :) I'm not sure how to get in touch with Mike, his email address was a company one, although he is still working at Gatwick (air commuting I presume?) he has changed jobs.
Going on the above, I would say Mike White, formerly of the Windmill B/H (Mid Sussex).