Well we've known about the Newshouse as a bar billiards 'hotspot' for several years now..... www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/newshouse/ .....but before that it was the Steamboat Inn at Trent Lock, Long Eaton which attracted our attention (see the early posts on this thread). But we were told recently that sadly the Steamboat replaced the bar billiards with pool.
There has to our knowledge been no league in Nottinghamshire - well not in the last forty years, anyway.
As for players, we know of two ex-pats living in Notts, Jed Long (ex-Sussex) and Phil Griffin (ex-Bucks). Both turn up to play in Opens occasionally.
You mentioned that Nottingham had about 12 players. That would be enough for two teams. The York League was originally a series of derby matches, so it could kick something off having some regular games.
Latest pic from the web of the table at the Newshouse, Nottingham (a modern Supreme):
Pretty sure thats where I played when I visited my mate Jed a couple of years ago (he played in a few opens a few years back)
It was a supreme table but not very easy!
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