Post by syorksbilliards on Aug 16, 2014 19:20:53 GMT
and so the countdown begins as on the 23rd of august 2014 the first Yorkshire intercity match takes place two teams from the cross scythes and the gardeners rest join forces to take on a strong York side the Sheffield guys will make there way though the York bar billiards venues hoping to bring the billiards trophy home this is great for Yorkshire bar billiards and our game in general we will be posting a full report after the contest should be a great day of bar billiards
Post by syorksbilliards on Sept 9, 2014 8:29:23 GMT
Sheffield try to line up another challenge last night i spoke to a guy in the news-house notts were i am informed they have around 12 dedicated players who are in need of some one to play but with only 1 table in notts means no matches so i have invited them to come to Sheffield to do another challenge match Sheffield will take on Nottingham now whats the history on Nottingham? any old leagues again still early stages but will keep you all posted<br/>
Another archive from when bar billiards was all the rage in Sheffield the first time around:
11-04-2007, 22:16 Used to be a bar billiards table in back room of The Gower. I'm sure Bladebloke will remember the "played behind closed doors" bar billiards final there....
"mid to late 80's it was. i got to the final of the gower arms bar billiards open. played a bloke called roger schofield. we arranged to play at 8 bells on a friday night before it got busy. i had a break of over 1,000 points and still going strong when i picked a white ball up instead of the red i should have picked up. one of my "fans" a member of the longley ultras told me the red was down so i put the white back and picked up the red. to the utter dismay of the landlord mr been who went ballistic shouting that was'nt allowed. my rival roger shrugged his shoulders and said it did'nt matter as we had agreed before the game to share the prize of a gallon of stones. (the bar had gone the bottle had gone and my lot had gone) but mr been was having none and said we would have to replay the game behind closed doors with no ultras allowed in.
we played the following sunday 7.30 before the landlord opened at 8.00 and i came a close second but still 4 pints better off. it was over 20 years ago but still one of the highs of my sporting life"