Brighouse wanted, or a FASNA/Ruffler and Walker

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Brighouse wanted, or a FASNA/Ruffler and Walker

Post by NogginTheNog » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:42 pm

Having (sort of) identified the table I used to play on a long time ago, I'm now after getting a Brighouse or a FASNA/Ruffler and Walker table.

Does anyone have one for sale, or know anyone else who does?

Thanks,

Nigel
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Post by Chaz » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:03 pm

Are you sure you couldn't be persuaded to invest in a more modern table which offers appreciably better game play?*

* slight assumption since I've never seen a brighouse
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Post by Rhys » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:42 pm

Chaz,
Chaz wrote:Are you sure you couldn't be persuaded to invest in a more modern table which offers appreciably better game play?*

* slight assumption since I've never seen a brighouse
Hope you don't mind but I've changed your slight assumption into a big assumption.  I think the Brighouse used to play better than some of todays ITSF recognised tables.


Nigel,

Brighouse went bust in about 1981/1982 so it might be difficult to find one.


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Post by Famous Al » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:05 pm

Chaz wrote: I've never seen a brighouse
The next pub on the same side of the street as the Old Bank, the Trout Tavern, has a Walker and Ruffler which appears to be the same as a Brighouse. The noticeable things are the legs and the window in the pitch that you can see the balls through.

Perhaps someone knows if they are the same or not?

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Post by NogginTheNog » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:37 am

Chaz,
I'm with Rhys here.  I *have* played on a Brighouse, and loved it.  After that, I played a lot on Garlando tables, and it just wasn't the same.

Rhys,
Thanks for putting the photos up on the other thread.  That was a big help, though I may need therapy to get over the fashion aspects.

I've seen a few on eBay and the like over the last couple of years, but I'm now with a new partner who *doesn't* tell me not to buy things...

Al,

I'm sure the ones I've played on didn't have the see through middle.  From memory they had ten scoring cubes on a bar at each end.

Nigel

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Post by Famous Al » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:14 pm

Rhys's Brighouse picture looks exactly like a Fasna / Ruffler and Walker table. (See the window in the middle)

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Here's some info:
http://www.theoldtoyguide.com/coin-oper ... table.html

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Post by NogginTheNog » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:36 pm

Thanks Al,

Although I'm fairly sure there were some cosmetic differences, I would think that the FASNA/Ruffler and Walker table would play the same, so I've amended the thread title accordingly.

Nigel

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Post by Chaz » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:48 pm

NogginTheNog wrote:Chaz,
I'm with Rhys here.  I *have* played on a Brighouse, and loved it.  After that, I played a lot on Garlando tables, and it just wasn't the same.
Fair enough. I thought I should bring it up just incase.

If you are interested in finding out more about garlando, tornado or bonzini then I definately reccommend popping down to a tournament! :)
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Post by Rhys » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:31 am

Chaz wrote:
NogginTheNog wrote: If you are interested in finding out more about garlando, tornado or bonzini then I definately reccommend popping down to a tournament! :)
Good point.  Why not attend a few tournaments.  If you get the tournament bug then you might prefer to get a table that tournaments are played on instead.

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Post by Brian Harms » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:58 am

Rhys,
 Is that a picture of Albert Andoh (Member 217) and Tom Lawler (220) from about  30 years ago?

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Post by Rhys » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:52 pm

Albert's partner in the photo above is not Tom.  I think his name was Jim and I think he carried Albert to 3rd or 4th one year.

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Post by StillAlive » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:07 pm

Sorry to bump an old thread :-D , but I was wondering if anyone knows where the picture of Albert Andoh was taken as I'm sure I've seen it before and recognise the two guys watching from the right, but can't remember their names. I think I was actually there too, but as it was probably 45-ish years ago I think I can be excused :D.

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Back to the topic, I liked Brighouse the best and had a couple of these won at Kingston Polytechnic:

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Re: Brighouse wanted, or a FASNA/Ruffler and Walker

Post by Brian Harms » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:28 pm

Hi Roger,
The photo was taken at the Brighouse UK Championships possibly 1976 ish at Rootes Building Warwick University. Albert's facebook address is
https://www.facebook.com/albert.andoh.9
so you might ask him direct. There are still a few of the old 1970's London League players around resting on their Zimmer frames. People on the right were probably Iranian students.
Checkout https://www.facebook.com/britfoos
and Dave on https://www.facebook.com/dziemann

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Post by Brian Harms » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:55 pm

Found this photo of Roger and Albert
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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Re: Brighouse wanted, or a FASNA/Ruffler and Walker

Post by StillAlive » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:07 pm

Hi Brian,

Yes, that makes sense - mid-70's at Warwick. I went there twice IIRC, but only got through the first round.

The old London Indoor Table Football Association was good fun - some of the tables we played on were a bit weird, e.g. the Hop Poles at Hammersmith :) .

Thanks for the links - much appreciated. I see my old partner Dave is doing well in the rankings!

And thanks for the link to the picture of me and Albert. Memories, eh?

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