Archive for November, 2013

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 […]

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