I say Board owners any chance that there may be a section for our 4 pin friends down the road to tell us all about there league etc?
How about you boyz trying to encourage more of them onto the forum by allowing them some threads in the Northants section first (where they can hide in the volume you generate ;D) then we can see that it wouldn't be embarrassing for one person to have an almost empty section to himself :-[ afterwards we could move the threads into a new '4 pin section' 8-), meanwhile any General Discussion or Chit Chat posts can be posted as normal :)
This is only my view :-*
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Post by petetheplumber on Mar 17, 2007 0:10:57 GMT
i dont think the basic rules are that much differant but i,l find time over weekend when my head aint throbbin (not much chance its paddys weekend. not an excuse a valid reason for a session) to tap away at this pc an post them ok
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Lets make an effort to look normal for our '4 pin' friend from Wellingboro and say (once again) to them that are left, Get rid of that fourth pin boy's :D and join the popular version as you can see from this site , 'you know it makes sense' 8-)
Post by petetheplumber on Mar 15, 2007 21:12:24 GMT
i totally agree but eh im only a plumber . i used to play 3 pin its only this last 2 years the leagues been back up an running WELL stumbling around an as if by magic a fourth pins arrived. INFLATION ?
Post by petetheplumber on May 14, 2007 9:22:51 GMT
Wellingborough although they call themselves "Wellingborough and district" appear to be disapearing "OH BLESS" ;D. The Loco although not in a league at moment are looking to get a three pin table for the new season also i hear that the Kingfisher is interested in 3 pin. The Ranelagh Arms is considering surgery to have a pin removed from their table as they currently play 4 pin depending on the outcome of a proposal at the AGM nx month. So with only 9 teams in the WDBBL, 5 pubs 1 of which is due to close soon if it dont get a buyer an 1 pub with 2 teams thinking of a convertion another that dont want to go to away games Wellingborough is gonna end up with only 2 venues and 4 teams. :( Look out Northants we may be comming to get ya once we discover what to do with our spare pin any suggestions ? Keep it clean there may be children present ha ha ! ;)
Its not good news to hear of the demise of your leagues, but its great to hear the interest in converting to the 3 pin league. I had heard that the Loco already have a three pin table, but not been in there to check it out yet. Unfortunately, its not just as simple as removing a pin to enter the 3 pin league as the tables are actually different in size. I am not too sure how this would stand in the rules.
Now would be the best time to come across to the other side if you wanted to, as we will soon be starting our Summer league which is great to blood new talent. Its a handicaped system, so its a fairer game. if anyone is interested, I can get some entry forms to you.
I am very pleased to say that the Locomotive Pub in Wellingborough now have a three pin table installed in their pub. Jase, Pete and I visited the pub, and have provisionally set up the table. Steve the landlord is very keen, and hopefully the Loco will have a team in this years summer league.
The committee will discuss at the next meeting about setting up a competition at the new venue.
wellingborough Northants seems to be playing a totaly differant game to rest of the world. I,ve seen tables all over the country even abroad and although i used to play many many years ago on tables the same as you guy,s , Wellingborough has four mushrooms standing directly in front of the two 50s the 100 an the 200. So wat am i playing as much the same as you guys nobody seems to know the official rules if indeed there are any.
Where are you based PTP ? The Wboro league is rumoured to be no more, i used to be in touch with a guy from Irthlingboro who ran a website for the '4 pin league'
BTW it's Barbilliards, but not as we know it. We tried to get them to switch to '3 pin' but they didn't want to know, as this would've strengthened Northants by about 10 teams, 5 ish venues, What other county has two different versions of this game ? None I suspect.
There are several pubs in Wellingborough with 4 pin table The Voluntere, Royal, ranelagh , park tavern and more i,ve even just repaired one table that will be heading out to The Red Lion in Bozeat shortly. The league is run BUT haphazardly.....