My name is Dave Rhodes a retired ex pat living in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada. I emigrated from the UK in 1968 and now consider myself more Canadian than English. That being said there are many things I miss about the UK and being able to pop down the pub for a pint and a game of bar billiards is one of them.
The game is not well known here although there is supposed to be a table at the spitfire Arms Alehouse in Windsor (about 135 km from my home). That's the only one I have heard of in Canada. The area around here has a lot of British ex pats and many of them remember playing the game and would welcome the chance to do so again.
As I retired without a gold plated pension or indeed any company pension at all, I am unable to afford the luxury of buying and importing a table. Therefore I have the impetus to build myself a serviceable table at modest cost. Woodworking and joinery will not be a problem as I have the required skills. The difficulty lies with obtaining accurate dimensions and sourcing the materials. I will be using local hard woods with the major table parts being red oak. The playing surface is my major issue as I don't think I can afford slate.
My purpose for joining this forum is to shamelessly pick the collective brains for any information that can help me with the project.
Remember there are two widths, 'narrow' and 'standard'. There are plans around for both.
Inventor of the Triangles version of Bar Billiards. Highest England away aggregate 2013 and 2014, 10 - 0 last 10 England singles legs, seventh reserve 2015. Jersey Qtr final 2014, 2015, 2016 - Guernsey Plate Winner 2014, Main Final 2015, 2017. First person to have won both four pin opens.