Jon & Steve finish their Tour at Lenton Liberal Club

Jon & Steve have successfully completed their Tour of Nottinghamshire’s snooker venues and the final stop was Lenton Liberal Club.  This club has two lovely steel block tables with modern lighting and antique scoreboards. The club laid on some lovely food to celebrate Jon & Steve’s success.  The customers and staff also managed to raise […]

Steve wins again at The Embankment

The penultimate venue on the Tour was The Embankment, a pub with four full size snooker tables situated near Trent Bridge in close proximity to Nottingham Forest and Notts County football stadiums and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. The Embankment was formerly known as Boots Social Club and Jesse Boot himself had an office on the […]

Steve clears the colours to steal a win at the Welbeck Club

The Welbeck Club is located within the Welbeck Estate, which extends to some 15,000 acres and straddles the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. It lies within the area of North Nottinghamshire known as the Dukeries. The Club houses a full size Geo Wright & Sons snooker table in probably the most beautiful room the boys […]

Steve levels the scores at The Three Lions

The boys returned to Meden Vale to play their 74th frame of the Tour at The Three Lions public house.  This delightful little pub has a snooker table and pool table sitting end to end at the rear of the lounge. The snooker table is well used and at just £1.50 per hour it is […]

Steve pots terrific black to win at Sutton Bonington

The very light and modern University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Sports Centre was the 73rd venue on the Tour.  Members of this facility can enjoy snooker, fitness suite, fitness classes and racket sports, all for a very reasonable monthly or annual membership fee. The snooker table is located in the main reception area of the […]

Jon wins comfortably at Welbeck Miners Welfare

Welbeck Miners Welfare can be found in Meden Vale, a small mining village located between Mansfield and Worksop.  The Welfare offers a variety of sports and activities to the locals, including a full size snooker table which is FREE to play on. The boys visit coincided with a 50th birthday party in the function room […]

Steve wins scrappy frame at Coronation Social Club

The boys received a friendly welcome at Kirkby in Ashfield’s Coronation Social Club.  This is another busy club located on the mainly residential Bannerman Road. This club has one full size table in a separate room.  At just £2 per hour it’s great value. A very scrappy frame was won by Steve.  Not many frames […]

Jon wins at Church Warsop Memorial Club

The 70th stop on Jon and Steve’s tour of all Nottinghamshire snooker venues was Church Warsop Memorial Club.  This club has one full size snooker table in the large main room. At just 80p per hour, snooker here is a real bargain, particularly as no membership is required. Steve was hoping for a victory here […]

Steve narrows the gap to just one frame with win at Woodend

The Woodend Public House in Church Warsop is one of just a handful of Public Houses on the Tour which have a full size snooker table.  The table is well used by local youngsters which is always great to see. The table in this pub used to belong to Staythorpe Working Mens Club but now […]

A comfortable win for Steve at Longden Terrace Miners Welfare

The boys enjoyed their visit to Longden Terrace Miners Welfare.  Staff and members were all very friendly.  The club has one full size snooker table conveniently placed by the bar. At just 60p per hour the table is one of the cheapest in the County.  A team from the club competes in the Worksop Snooker […]

Jon in fine form at Clipstone Social Club

Clipstone Social Club is so large that the boys needed a guide to show them where the snooker tables were!  After being heckled by the DJ as they walked past the kids disco, they found two nice tables in a cosy lounge area. The club has a team playing in the Worksop Snooker League.  The […]

A comfortable victory for Steve at The Venue

The Venue in Rainworth has seven snooker tables situated on the first floor.  One of the tables is in a separate room complete with a good seating area and a bar.  It would be ideal for major snooker finals or exhibition matches. This club is better known to snooker players as Potters and there are […]

Jon wins at Forest Town Welfare

Forest Town Welfare is a club that is clearly thriving.  When the boys visited this delightful venue, a football match had just finished and the place was buzzing. The club has one full size snooker table situated in the main bar and lounge area.  The atmosphere in this room is terrific. After winning the last […]

Steve wins at Mansfield Gas Sports & Social Club

The boys received a very warm welcome at Mansfield Gas Sports & Social Club.  The table at this club is the second cheapest on tour so far, costing just 40p per hour! This is a family friendly club and the recent refurbishment has made this a venue you will want to come back to.  The […]

Jon wins again at Spot On Mansfield Woodhouse

Spot On in Mansfield Woodhouse is the largest snooker club in Nottinghamshire.  It has 16 full size tables and they are all very well spaced out. It is a lovely club and as is typical with all Spot On clubs, it also has plenty of pool tables and dart boards available. Jon played well again […]

A win at The Towers puts Jon two clear

The boys arrived at The Towers in Mansfield to find almost all of the club’s 15 snooker tables in use.  It’s always great to see a club buzzing like this as it really adds to the atmosphere. This venue has two function rooms and is ideal for weddings, birthdays and corporate events.  It also has […]

A hard fought win for Jon at Top Spot

Top Spot in Carlton is a very busy club.  It has six full size snooker tables, two of which are situated on a mezzanine floor with feature glass railings. Most tables were in use when the boys visited but they were able to select one of the tables on the mezzanine level for their frame. […]

Steve wins at Millers Snooker Club

Millers Snooker Club in Kirkby in Ashfield is a delightful venue with six snooker tables. The table prices are just £2.50 per hour here, which is excellent value for such a high quality venue. Another comfortable win for Steve saw him level the scores and 30 frames each. Current Tour Scorecard Steve 30-30 Jon To […]

Steve’s big break at the Wyvern Club

The Wyvern Club in Kirkby in Ashfield is a nice little club that has recently installed a full size snooker table.  The table is located in its own room which has good seating all around. The Wyvern is an LMRCA club so it goes without saying that the staff and members are very friendly and […]

Jon hits form at Kirkby Cross Snooker Club

Kirkby Cross Snooker Club in Kirkby in Ashfield has three full size tables in the main room of the club.  The boys visited on the night of a darts match and the club was very busy which was good to see. The staff and members at this club were very friendly.  Facilities on offer to […]

Steve wins comfortably at Welcome Institute

Sutton in Ashfield’s Welcome Institute has two full size snooker tables.  It was match night when the boys visited which made for a great atmosphere in the club. Everyone was very friendly and all of the players seemed to be enjoying their Mansfield Snooker League match. Steve had a nice run of 22 on his […]

Victory for Jon at Warsop Ex-Servicemens Club

You will struggle to find a cheaper venue to play snooker at than Warsop Ex-Servicemens Club.  Annual membership at this club costs just £3 and all members are then entitled to play for free on the snooker table. The snooker room was recently rebuilt from scratch following a fire and the new facility is absolutely […]

Jon produces stylish comeback at Workmans

Workmans is a venue that has recently been refurbished and in doing so has changed its name from Warsop Working Mens Club.  It’s great to see that they have retained their snooker table which is located in its own room on the first floor. This club has a team playing in the Worksop Snooker League. […]

Steve wins at North Notts Community Arena

North Notts Community Arena houses seven full size snooker tables, one of which is a silver legged Riley Aristocrat, as used in professional tournaments before Star came along. The tables are situated in a very large space which is dominated by the indoor bowling greens.  It all works well though and the raised area behind […]

Jon wins at Worksop Snooker Centre

Worksop Snooker Centre is a nice friendly club that offers free membership and plenty of in house tournaments for players of all abilities. The club has six full size snooker tables and has teams competing in the Worksop Snooker League. Jon got off to a strong start, making a break of 20. Steve then hit […]

Superb black gives Jon a victory at Stanley Street

Stanley Street Sport and Social Club in Worksop is a truly magnificent venue for a snooker match.  The Worksop Snooker League Secretary manages this club and it shows. There’s something about that picture of Ronnie O’Sullivan on the wall that seems to inspire great play and it certainly inspired Jon in this encounter. It was […]

Steve wins at Carlton in Lindrick Working Mens Club

Carlton in Lindrick Working Mens Club is another club that features sub £1 per hour table prices, 80 pence per hour to be exact. The club was very busy when the boys visited and it is clearly very popular with the locals. Steve won a close frame on the pink to go into the lead […]

Steve levels the scores at The Pocket Snooker Club

Value for money is the ethos at The Pocket Snooker Club in Langold, with free membership, tables priced at £3 per hour with half price rates on Wednesdays and Thursdays, plus pints of lager at £1.99. The decor in this club is very ornate and features chandeliers and stained glass.  A team from this club […]

Jon wins on the pink at Harworth Comrades Club

Just about the furthest club North and as close to the Yorkshire border as you can get is Harworth Comrades Club.  Just 20p will buy you 18 minutes of playing time on this club’s well maintained table.  That works out at just over 60p per hour and it’s almost the cheapest table on the Tour. […]

An easy win for Steve at Triple S Snooker Club

Triple S Snooker Club in Sutton-in-Ashfield is one of the largest clubs on the Tour.  It has twelve full size tables in a large room overlooked by the bar and lounge area. The club also features long alley skittles, function room and live entertainment.  Table prices are very reasonable too. Steve won a very one-sided […]

Jon wins at Babworth Road Sports & Social Club

Babworth Road Sports & Social Club in Retford has plenty to offer in addition to its full size snooker table.  There’s a bowling green, a football pitch, function room featuring regular live entertainment plus all the usual pub games. This venue is represented in the Retford Snooker League and the snooker room is ideally suited […]

Steve wins at Retford Liberal Club

Retford Liberal Club was very busy when the boys visited on a Saturday afternoon.  This club has two tables situated just off the lounge area and both are well maintained.  They also benefit from modern pro-style lighting. The members were very friendly and the boys would have liked to have stayed longer.  It is obviously […]

Steve scrapes a win at Grove Mill Snooker Club

Retford’s fantastic Grove Mill Snooker Club, with its extremely friendly and welcoming staff, nine full size snooker tables and rustic appearance was the boys’ 44th stop on the Tour. As traditional snooker clubs go, you won’t find many better than this.  The fact that there are no fewer than six snooker teams playing from this […]

Jon goes three clear at Staythorpe Working Mens Club

Staythorpe Working Mens Club, also known as ‘Staythorpe Electric’ is situated in a converted church.  The members and staff are very friendly and the facilities on offer are many and varied. The club is situated on King’s Road next to Morrison’s Supermarket.  It has one full size snooker table in a separate room at the […]

Jon victorious again at Newark Cue Club

Newark Cue Club situated right in the heart of Newark town centre has three full size snooker tables.  It used to have more but some have made way for pool tables.  Nevertheless, the snooker tables they have retained are good quality, with two being steel block match tables. With Jon’s confidence riding high he played […]

Jon takes the lead with good win at Newark Conservative Club

The lads’ first visit to Newark included a stop off at the impressive Newark Conservative Club.  This venue has five full size snooker tables in a large room. The club is situated close to the town centre and has a large car park.  The building itself is also very attractive. Jon played very well and […]

Jon wins a frame with a difference at Ruddington Conservative Club

The 40th frame on the Tour was played on Ruddington Conservative Club’s 8 foot snooker table.  This is the only venue the boys have visited so far that features a table smaller than full size, so they could not resist playing on it. It was a very tight frame which went right down to the […]

Steve regains the lead at Red Triangle

Red Triangle is a club tucked away on High Church Street in New Basford.  The club has four full sized snooker tables that are well cared for by its members. This private members club has its own table tennis team but as yet, no snooker team.  Hopefully that will change soon as it’s well worth […]

Jon draws level with win at Radcliffe Royal British Legion

Radcliffe on Trent Royal British Legion was the lads’ 38th stop on their Tour of Nottinghamshire’s snooker clubs. This large club has one full size snooker table in the main bar area which is very well maintained and a joy to play on.  It also appears to be a Belvoir Billiards table, similar to the […]

Jon wins at Stapleford & Bramcote Conservative Club

Situated on the main Derby Road through Stapleford, the Stapleford & Bramcote Conservative Club is a lovely friendly club with two full size snooker tables taking pride of place. The boys could have stayed here all night, reminiscing with some wonderful club members about the good old days when the local snooker leagues were jam […]

A win for Steve at Beeston Royal British Legion

Beeston Royal British Legion was packed out with keen amateur photographers when Jon and Steve visited for their 36th Tour frame.  This busy club had been hired by the local photography group, who very kindly allowed the lads to play a frame of snooker mid-talk. The club has two snooker tables situated in their own […]

Steve returns to winning ways at Beeston Old Boys Association

The very modern Beeston Old Boys Association is probably one of Beeston’s best kept secrets.  Many people have probably filled their cars up with fuel at Tesco’s filling station without realising that this club sits just yards away. The club purchased two brand new full size steel block snooker tables just a few years ago […]

Jon wins his third frame in a row at Plessey Club

Plessey Club in Beeston boasts some top quality snooker tables.  The snooker room houses four tables all well laid out with good seating areas around the room. The table lighting in this club is also very good.  Lots more clubs are switching to the modern brighter light units and ditching the old ‘coffin’ shades which […]

Jon makes it four wins in five at Eastwood & District Conservative Club

The boys received a very friendly welcome at Eastwood & District Conservative Club.  The club was busy with a terrific atmosphere. The bright downlights recessed into the ceiling are unusual for a club and they make for a very homely feel.  Two quality Karnehm and Hillman snooker tables take pride of place at the rear […]

Jon wins easily at Phoenix Cue Sports

Eastwood’s Phoenix Cue Sports was very busy with pool players when the boys arrived for their 32nd frame of the tour. The pool scene at this club is thriving and it makes for a terrific atmosphere around the bar downstairs.  The club also has a well stocked snooker and pool shop and is well worth […]

Steve shows his class at Bentinck Conservative Club

Bentinck Conservative Club in Hucknall was the 31st stop on the Tour. This lovely club features two snooker tables that were manufactured by Belvoir Billiards.  Tables made by this local firm are hard to come by. Steve showed his class in this frame. He played a terrific shot to develop the blue from the brown […]

Jon wins black ball frame at Pegasus Snooker Club

Pegasus Snooker Club in Arnold was the 30th venue on the Tour.  This club is one of the larger clubs in the county with 14 full sized tables to choose from. Table 2 was selected for the boys’ frame.  This one sits opposite Michael Holt’s practise table and is right next to the club’s impressive […]

Jon works hard for a win at Arnold Labour Club

This is certainly one of the most attractive clubs the boys have visited on the tour.  The club has one table in a separate room which also has its own bar and toilet facilities. The frame was nip and tuck as Steve took the lead and Jon fought back.  Eventually Jon just managed to pinch […]

Another win for Steve at Arnold Working Mens Club

Arnold Working Mens Club is situated in the centre of Arnold’s shopping area on Front Street.  Looking at the tiny entrance from the street, you wouldn’t think this club would boast a skittles alley and a concert room. The club has one snooker table positioned in the lounge next to the skittles alley.  It all […]

Steve goes three clear with win at Arnold Civil Defence

Arnold Civil Defence has, for a long time, been regarded as one of the finest snooker venues in Nottinghamshire.  With its three very well maintained snooker tables, plush decor and friendly members, this frame was always going to be enjoyable. As the boys were fighting it out on the baize, the club’s members were busy […]

Steve wins at Mapperley Community Centre

The boys 26th frame on their tour of all the snooker venues in Nottinghamshire took place at Mapperley Community Centre.  This venue houses three very well maintained snooker tables. The middle of the three tables, freshly brushed and ironed by one of the club’s Committee members, was the one chosen for this encounter. Jon struggled […]

A win for Jon at City Hospital Leisure Centre

Just inside the grounds of Nottingham’s City Hospital, close to the Edwards Lane entrance, lies City Hospital Leisure Centre.  This club sports two snooker tables situated in a separate room, just off the bar area. Steve started the frame well but Jon seemed determined to get back to winning ways after being destroyed in the […]

Steve wins at West Notts Unionist Club

The boys received one of their warmest welcomes yet at the friendly but competitive West Notts Unionist Club in Hyson Green. This small club boasts a superb steel block Burroughes & Watts snooker table right in the heart of the lounge and the atmosphere generated by the club’s members was amazing.  This clearly inspired Steve […]

Jon wins black ball frame at Stadium Leisure

Stadium Leisure in New Basford was the venue for the 23rd frame on the Tour.  This club has 12 tables, one of which is situated in a private room for hire at a premium rate. The club was busy and the boys played their frame on a table in the main room.  A large window […]

Steve wins his twelth frame at Hidden Spot

The boys were met with a very warm welcome at Nottingham’s newest snooker club, Hidden Spot in Radford.  The owner led us to the VIP Room where the cover was taken off one of the two tables to reveal a beautiful steel block match table, recently recovered by GCL Billiards. The VIP Room features a […]

Jon enjoys a good win at Rileys

The first floor at Rileys, right in the heart of Nottingham city centre, houses 5 full size snooker tables.  The rest of this large club is dedicated to pool and darts but when the boys visited, it was the snooker tables that were in demand. The frame got off to a slow start but Steve […]

Steve romps to victory at the Gedling Club

The 20th venue of the tour was the lovely and very friendly Gedling Club. This little club has one very well maintained snooker table upstairs.  When the boys arrived, the table was being brushed and ironed by one of the regular members.  The cloth has been on for about a year but it still looks […]

Jon back on track at LMRCA

London Midland Railway Club Association in Netherfield played host to the boys’ 19th frame of snooker. It is highly likely that this club will be moving to brand new premises soon so it was nice to drop by before the move. Steve started the frame well but Jon came back strongly and pinched it to […]

A win for Jon at Nottingham Forest Sportsman Social Club

You can’t help but be distracted by the wonderful array of Nottingham Forest artwork, team shirts and memorabilia on display on the walls surrounding this club’s snooker table. The club is well worth a visit by any Forest fan, particularly those who also like a game of snooker. The Forest memorabilia clearly proved more of […]

No stopping Steve at Spot On Bulwell

Spot On Leisure run six snooker clubs in total, four of which are situated in Nottinghamshire.  This is the third Spot On club visited on our Tour and it boasts the same great facilities as all the others. After another tight frame, Jon potted the blue and pink but then missed two chances to sink […]

Steve extends his lead at BCI Snooker Centre

There are not many snooker clubs that can match the rich history on display at BCI Snooker Centre in Bulwell.  You only have to look at the long list of names on the club’s many Honours Boards to witness that. The frame itself was a very one sided affair.  Steve had found his form at […]

Steve goes back into the lead at Oakleigh Lodge Social Club

Oakleigh Lodge Social Club in Bulwell was the fifteenth venue on the Tour.  This club has recently been refurbished and it’s a lovely big modern club with plenty to offer its members. The boys played on the club’s famous Thurston carved leg table which is a true joy. The frame was pretty close but Steve […]

Lots of money raised at the Willowbrook Club

The boys took centre stage during a charity race night hosted by the Willowbrook Club in Gedling. It was a scrappy frame for the most part but Glenn Price maintained the crowd’s interest with some very amusing commentary. The frame did however spring into life when it came down to the colours.  Jon’s superb pots […]

Easy win for Jon at Richard Herrod Leisure Centre

The thirteenth venue on the Tour certainly proved unlucky for Steve. Jon played very well and Steve was forced to concede the frame on the green. This venue has one lovely snooker table in a well lit lounge.  The table is well maintained and is perfect for anyone who enjoys playing in front of a […]

Steve leaves it late to steal a win at Carlton Liberal Club

You would never know what delights lie in wait as you climb the steps leading to the modest entrance at Carlton Liberal Club. We entered the club to find all but one of its four tables being put to good use.  The regulars made us very welcome and the kettle was already boiling by the […]

Jon finishes with a flourish at Vale Social Club

We received a very friendly welcome at Vale Social Club in Colwick.  This club has one snooker table situated just off the main room which was the venue for a league pool match when we visited. The staff were very friendly and the club is a good size with great facilities.  It even has two […]

Steve goes two clear at Building Trades Social Club

Steve was on top form at Buidling Trades Social Club. It was a steep walk up the stairs to the snooker room which contains two tables.  The tables are maintained by local player Ron Bentley and he was busy brushing and ironing them when we arrived.  It’s always nice to see tables being maintained like […]

Jon makes it two in a row at Beeston Ex-Servicemen’s Victory Club

Jon’s good form continued as he chalked up another victory at the aptly named Beeston Ex-Servicemen’s Victory Club. As we arrived at the club it was very busy. Luckily for us, most of the members were partaking in the quiz and so we grabbed a set of balls and headed up to the first floor […]

Steve wins another close frame at Stapleford Cue Club

Jon & Steve popped over to Stapleford Cue Club to chalk up their seventh venue on the Tour. This is a very nice club that has clearly spent a lot of money on the facilities. The club is part-owned by current Notts Amateur Snooker champion Steve Judd. Match lighting features on four of the six […]

Another win for Jon at Gotham Royal British Legion

Tour venue number six was the Royal British Legion club in the lovely village of Gotham.  The club has one full size snooker table in its own room at the back of the club.  A picture of the Queen sits proudly on the wall overlooking the table.  The room itself has plenty of seating and […]

Rushcliffe Arena proves to be a big hit for Steve

Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford was the latest stop off for the boys.  As well as having a gym, sports hall, fitness studio, indoor bowling green and children’s play area, this wonderful facility in the heart of West Bridgford also boasts two full size snooker tables, both recently recovered by GCL Billiards. Jon was buzzing, […]

Jon wins his first frame at West Bridgford Conservative Club

The fourth stop on the Tour was the lovely West Bridgford Conservative Club.  This club has three tables in a separate room and is an ideal venue for the serious player. Jon will certainly have fond memories of the club as he finally won his first frame of the Tour.  He played much better than […]

Steve wins black ball thriller at Cotgrave Welfare

The boys stopped off at Cotgrave Welfare on Tuesday 26th February 2013.  This was the third stop on the tour and the first venue Jon and Steve have visited which is situated in Rushcliffe borough. The boys looked the part in their new When You Wish Upon A Star purple and pink t-shirts.  The snooker […]

Jon & Steve call at Spot On (Hucknall)

The second leg of the tour took in Spot On on Vine Terrace in Hucknall. As with all the Spot On clubs, this one is large with 15 snooker tables and great facilities. The lads squeezed their frame in between matches in The County Cup, an NBSA two man team tournament. Jon was looking for […]

Steve wins at Spot On (Sneinton)

The tour got underway on Tuesday 5th February 2013 at Spot On on Newark Street in Sneinton.  This is a lovely big club with ten full size snooker tables. The boys had just finished playing an NBSA Tuesday Team League match against Spot On’s ‘B’ team and they were a little downbeat having lost 6-2 […]

Nottingham Snooker on Tour with Jon & Steve

Jon & Steve have set themselves a challenge.  Throughout 2013 they will be attempting to play a frame of snooker at every snooker venue throughout Nottinghamshire.  Every venue they visit will get its own page on this website.  At the last count there were over 70 venues in Nottinghamshire with a snooker table, so they’ve […]

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