Amateur Doings of the Month
Mr. H. A. O. Lonsdale (receiving 400) played four exhibition
games of 1,000 up against Stevenson at the Soho
Square Salon and won the last of the four by 1,000 to 766.
His other scores were 897, 509, and 671. The Putney
Home for Incurables benefited by these games, for participation
in which, however, Mr. Lonsdale has been farcically
suspended by the Billiard Association after having previously
resigned his membership of that body.
The Inter-Hospital Championship, which carries with it a
handsome cup and some gold medals, has this year been
won by St. Bartholomew’s.
At the Billiards Control Club on March 29 the final
heat of 1,000 up in the Stock Exchange Championship
between Colin Smith and Walter Goolden resulted as follows:
Smith, 1,000; Goolden, 781. Smith made a break of
73 and Goolden of 72.
A most successful first season is chronicled by the Liverpool
and District Amateur Billiard Association, and £100
will be equally divided amongst deserving local institutions.
There have been two important competitions successfully
carried throughthe Amateur Championship of
Liverpool and District, and the Charity Handicap. In the
former competition, Mr. T. Owens, of Birkenhead, won
The Evening Express challenge cup and other prizes. The
runner-up was Mr. I. Roberts, of Liverpool, to whom was
awarded a gold medal. Mr. Owens made a break of 125.
In the Charity Handicap, Mr. W. J. Bagnall, Liscard, was
the winner, and secured the challenge cup presented by
Messrs. Orme and Sons, together with a beautiful gold
diamond ring. Mr. G. Price, Liscard, as the second, won
a silver cigarette casket. The third and fourth prizes fell
to Mr. F. Geary, Liverpool, and Mr. W. Foster, Birkenhead.
The best break prize was won by Mr. Bagnall (147).
The local amateur championship has been won by F.
Grant for the second successive season. He also carries off
the silver rose bowl.
F. A. Smith beat Ledgard for the Scarborough Championship
and 20 guinea cup by 500 to 306. Smith’s best
breaks were 32, 51, 46. 28, and 33; Ledgard’s, 32, 40, and
29. The second and third prizes and gold medals were won
by Ledgard and W. Hornby.
The annual contest between Oxford and Cambridge was
concluded on March 15. R. V. Bardsley (Merton College,
Oxford) and R. C. Lloyd (Trinity College, Cambridge),
the two third strings, met in the afternoon at Eyles’s
Rooms, Oxford. A most interesting and exciting game
resulted, the issue being in doubt right up to the finish.
Final scores:R. V. Bardsley, 500; R. C. Lloyd, 478.
The second strings, R. C. Freeman (University College,
Oxford) and E. C. Barnard (Downing College, Cambridge),
tried conclusions at night, the issue of the contest
depending on the result. Final scores:E. C. Barnard,
500; R. C. Freeman, 397. Cambridge thus won by 2 games
to 1, D. W. Ellis (Clare College, Cambridge) having previously
beaten A. D. Womersley (University College,
Oxford) by 255 points.
Mr. E. H. Morley, of Altrincham, has won the Cheshire
billiard shield, for the third time, by defeating J. Baxter,
of Lostock, by 102 points.