Doesn't help the story that the original big NBBA solid silver Challenge Cup finished up in Canterbury at the start of the war and was never reclaimed.
Canterbury used it for fifty years until they folded when it came into our possession and we effectively swapped it for a Bar Billiards Ltd table when they went bust, one of my greatest regrets but it had to be done.
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 AEBBA and E.A.four pin opens.
The other thing that struck me was the readiness of local dignitaries to attend bar billiards functions in those days - to gain a bit of publicity. Our game does not seem to command the right amount of respect in this day and age - it's seen to outsiders as low-profile and an old peoples game (like bowls).
Horsham used to run a summer team competition known as the Festival Cup with finals coinciding with Horsham Festival week. A dignitary from the Festival Committee was invited to attend, and would bring along the newly-crowned Miss Horsham to present the Prizes. I am sure that some teams used the prospect of a kiss and a cuddle from a stunner as an incentive to take part. I remember though that one particular Miss Horsham was horrified by what was expected of her and recoiled from anyone who tried to steal a kiss off her !