Normally we play in the large lounge on their proper, raised oche. This season however the Masons seem to prefer to have the teams playing in the front Bart. It creates a far better atmosphere, and I totally agree with them on this choice, on what was a tight and competitive evening.
Great food as usual, with broth and cold buffet. Their drinks are reasonably cheap too, and this was a very enjoyable evening.
Their board was a Winmau SFB, with rounded wires which caused many bounce-outs. The lighting was strong, but not on the board itself. The oche was a strip of wood anchored to the floor, and wasn’t quite as authoritative as the raised proper oche they had in the other room.