Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 2 x Fireballs

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Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 2 x Fireballs

Post by Jamie Hoare » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:39 pm

Hello,

There are now four Fireballs in the Elbow Rooms on Curtain Road right in the centre of Shoreditch. They are proving to be very popular and we want to make this the hub for London Fireball play

More information on tournaments/promotions etc coming soon

Edited by Messiah to change the title of the thread to 2 Fireballs, 14 October 2012

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Charles Lesage » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:44 pm

Awesome news !!

Definitelly in !

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Steviola » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:28 am

Will aim to check this out after work tonight.

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by willhawkes » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:18 pm

Pretty nice bar, quite upscale, pool tables and yes four proper Fireballs scattered around, pretty central not hidden away, and people were playing on them. A bit more lighting won't harm them but not a dealbreaker. Less than 5 minutes away from Bar Kick so Shoreditch really is the centre of London table football. Will definitely go back, maybe a regular night earlier in the week? Depends what the Foosball UK guys are planning in terms of tournaments as there's no track record yet...

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Jonathan may » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:16 pm

willhawkes wrote: Depends what the Foosball UK guys are planning in terms of tournaments as there's no track record yet...
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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Steviola » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:36 am

Really cool place!

Dan and I stayed for a while after Will left. Good atmosphere, music etc, very large bar, quite a few pool tables, loads of seating areas with tables, good selection of drinks and does food, pretty chilled out, and 4 Fireballs. Lighting isn't great but maybe they can fix that. £1 for 9 balls...need to figure that out.

Right in the heart of Shoreditch and yeah as Will says is literally a 5 minute walk from Bar Kick, and only a 20 minute walk from work for me.

Definitely up for organising some sort of weekly (Tuesday?) DYP or something...plenty of tables so loads of players can be catered for. Can probably base our club around there too...

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Alex MM » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:39 pm

Sounds cool. I'll certainly be up for any tournaments during the summer. Only one short train journey away :)
I don't understand why it has to be 9 balls for £1. If you had 13 balls at least then people could play first to 7...... With four tables you could certainly charge less or have more balls. Its a completly different to a pub that has one or two tables.

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Dancing Defence » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:43 pm

What's the deal with this place? Is there is a regular night? After a four year sabbatical, I'm ready to do a Paul Scholes and come out of retirement. I will drag James Tucker along and Mike Amsden along too.
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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by haseebsultan » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:41 pm

Can anyone give me the exact address and post code of this place??

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Steviola » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:26 pm

I asked Jamie from Foosball UK if he wanted me to set up something like a weekly dyp about a month ago, he said he was interested and I chased him up but he has not got back to me...was thinking small entry fee then free play all evening.

Otherwise I'm not interested in going there on £1 per play.

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Dancing Defence » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:19 pm

With inflation and London prices, I don't think £1 for 9 balls is bad. If there are four of us playing doubles, and we each stick in a fiver, that's 20 games, which is plenty to keep us busy for a night.
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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Jamie Hoare » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:11 pm

The exact address is:

Elbow Rooms
97-113 Curtain Road
Shoreditch
EC2A 3BS

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Mase » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:05 pm

Steviola wrote: Otherwise I'm not interested in going there on £1 per play.
50p is the only option. Anything else is just too expensive. I can't imagine it is possible to build/sustain a business on £1 a play without having to have the business substantially bankrolled by a member of the family. I hope and wait to be proved wrong. :lol:

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Dancing Defence » Sun May 06, 2012 11:06 pm

Myself and Mr Tucker will be making a visit this Tuesday (08/05/2012). We'll be there from around 7pm.

Hope to see some others there too.
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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Dancing Defence » Tue May 08, 2012 10:28 pm

Myself, JT and the Slag checked this place out tonight. As already mentioned, it could do with some better lighting, but apart from that, it's a really nice place, quite busy, but at the same time not crowded. We probably spent about £4 each on the table, i.e. about the price of drink, so had about 12 decent games over the course of a few hours.

We'll back back again next Wednesday (16 May) and after that we'll be starting a regular session every Tuesday evening.

C'mon peeps - let's see more of you down there.
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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Dancing Defence » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:54 pm

Myself, Tucker and Amsden will be there from around 7:30/8pm on Wednesday evening.

Feel free to join in....
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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Mike A » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:56 pm

Was a good night last night. The fireballs play nicely and the £1 per game is not bad if a few of you are chipping in like Naeem says. I don't think I would be prepared to pay this outside of the centre though.

Lighting isn't great, but there is one table which has reasonable lighting.

This was the third week I've played here and other people do seem to be playing the tables too.

Would also like to add they have a retro arcade machine with some street fighter 2 going on!

This week was a one off Wednesday, but myself, Naeem and Tucker are making Tuesday nights a regular slot, so come along if you fancy some games.

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Dancing Defence » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:59 pm

Myself, Jimmy Tuckles and the Slag will be at the Elbow Room tonight (Wednesday 20/06/2012) from around 7:45pm for some games.

Everyone welcome....
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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Steviola » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:05 pm

Bareham and I will be going here Sunday afternoon for a bit of fireball action for a few hours before the football. Would be good to get a nice group of us for a chilled sunday session. Let me know if you can make it :)

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Re: Elbow Rooms, Shoreditch - 4 x Fireballs

Post by Steviola » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:58 pm

So far we have:

Dave Bareham
Stephen Lyall
JP Thompson
Dan Kingston
Alex Millington-Marston

I reckon aim to get there about 2 play til 6 so enough time to get back and watch the football :)

Anyone else in? There are 4 fireballs and if there's enough of us we could have a mini-dyp or something...

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