[quote author=tommo board=general thread=1170681814 post=1192124020Think of it in terms of a thoroughbred with parts missing - a bit like that Toyota MR2 that was holed up in your garage for about ten years. ;D[/quote]
Its still there... and its only been about 4 years.
No doubt you all think this a huge joke, but this auction is over in less than 3 days now and Bernie might well want to try to contact the seller to ask a few questions - I think he should have that chance.
Bernie, as far as I can see, this is a Sams minus a few bits and with some home-made additions. There is nothing too complicated about the ball runs and tray, with the right dimensions they could easily be made, the bar too (although setting this up with the timer might be a bit of a pain)
*BUT* A "normal" Sams should measure nearer 6' 1" x 3' 2", on the other hand a "Narrow Sams" would probably have an overall width closer to 2' 10" - so you might want to ask the seller for a re-measure, or a measurement of the playing width (approx 32" for standard or 28" for narrow)
Having now had another look at the photos, the top right photo shows the score diamonds above the ball tray, the suspicious element here is that there appear to be two '10' diamonds on the outside left and right edges and only one '30' in the middle - this strongly suggests the Narrow Sams, which would be a chocolate teapot.
Perspective of the photos is tricky, but it also looks like the 50/100/200 pockets are too far up the table.
My money is on it being a Narrow Sams, but it just might be worth checking out a bit further.
Hope this helps,
AEBBA Mixed Pairs winner - 2015 with Jim Greensted. Best score 10,250 & best break 7570 County Oak, Lewes League 19/2/18 Winner Special Ladies Open 2019
For the first time in 2 years there are NO second-hand tables up for sale at present on eBay. And with only five changing hands so far this month, October threatens to be the leanest month since June 2006 when only seven were sold. If this trend continues, real bargains may become more difficult to find.
There is more news from Mid-Sussex to interest you, Mike and Janey White moved to Cornwall on 30th May, so there's two more players for your Cornwall league :) I'm not sure how to get in touch with Mike, his email address was a company one, although he is still working at Gatwick (air commuting I presume?) he has changed jobs.
Going on the above, I would say Mike White, formerly of the Windmill B/H (Mid Sussex).
Winds of Change, Launceston PL15 7LP - Google says 'permanently closed'.
Their website is still active though, last time I spoke to them (a few years back) someone had stolen the balls from the bb table, when I next feel up to going out I'll take a drive up there, If it's still there it's the closest table to Jenny & Pete Edwards
Personally I take anything Google says with a pinch of salt, since setting up their 'guides' scheme people are posting stuff just to get 'points', they also send out little surveys asking about places you've visited (or been close to), we had a one star review from a 'guide' who it turns out had been out a motorcycling tour (without their cat) and passed by our entrance, Google asked them what they thought of us and because they hadn't been here they thought the best answer was one star, spent a good few years trying to get Google to see sense and remove it.