Cambridge University Pool Club

Rileys goes into administration

Posted by Rob Hogan 
Rileys goes into administration
March 26, 2009 09:14AM
30 clubs have ceased trading immediately, the other 129 have been swallowed up by a new company.

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Interestingly Oxford Colours is amongst those to close. That's OUPC's regular venue, and it's where they usually host Varsity.
Re: Rileys goes into administration
March 26, 2009 01:07PM
Rich told me about this yesterday, it is shocking news... where will women's varsity be held?

Also, 3 years ago we played in a Riley's in Oxford as Colours had been booked by someone else, do you know if that Riley's has also been closed? If so, then Oxford are in a little bit of trouble regarding a venue. confused smiley
Re: Rileys goes into administration
March 26, 2009 02:55PM
Afaik the other Riley's is staying open. They also have an 'A1 pool club', don't know if that's any good.

They should be able to manage but it'll be a blow.
Re: Rileys goes into administration
March 26, 2009 04:32PM
Yeah, it feels like it'll be quite a blow to the UK pool boom (as they've been calling it). Some people I know are sceptical about the whole thing and believe it is a semi-fraudulent way of clearing debts off without too many people noticing. (Ditch the loss-making premises and continue with the good ones)... I'm not sure what to think.
Re: Rileys goes into administration
March 26, 2009 06:08PM
A1 isn't the best. Only 4 tables last time I went. Could be worse though.
Re: Rileys goes into administration
March 26, 2009 11:55PM
My local snooker club, and my friend's snooker club on the other side of london both closed down in last year or so - quite a shame really. Still plenty in London though.

Any news on the AGM?
Re: Rileys goes into administration
March 28, 2009 05:15PM
My local went which now means finding an English table round my way is pretty tough. My snooker club is still open mind so I'll just go there. I'll remain as tactically inept as ever at pool but there's half a chance I'll be a potting demon before long the finger smiley
Re: Rileys goes into administration
March 31, 2009 05:28PM
maybe half of half a chance tongue sticking out smiley
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