|Lining up a shot|
As the table at The Orange Tree was positioned against a wall/under a window it was only possible to play shots at the 200 & 100 holes from the left hand side of the table. Not a major obstacle really. I did like the fact that there were three sizes of cue available to use. As the pub was busy and there was a door behind the baulk line end I opted to use the 'baby' cue which was only about two and a half foot long.
Having had two games at The Orange Tree we decided to head over to Knebworth and The Chequers Inn for a game or two.
|The Bar Billiards table at The Chequers Inn at Knebworth - this one had four spots and four 'mushrooms'! Shooting for the 50s was very difficult|
There was a nice old rules sheet/poster on display next to the table at The Chequers Inn. it was originally revised in 1973 and reprinted in 1976 and described "The Game of Bar Billiards - sometimes called Russian Bagatelle, Skittle Billiards or Snookerette etc."
|The nice old Bar Billiards rule sheet at The Chequers Inn|
An enjoyable day out at two different pubs, playing a fun and very tricky game. On an incredibly cold day it was nice to be in two very warm pubs.
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- Another new game played – Bar Billiards
- Snow causes blog post in Guildford
- The All England Bar Billiards Association
- The AEBBA Rules of Bar Billiards