English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Billiard Monthly : April, 1911

The Billiard Monthly : April, 1911

Territorial Army Championship

Holder Retains His Title

The second annual championship, in which units from
Territorial regiments in all parts of the country have taken
part, was brought to a conclusion on April 8, at the Soho
Square Salon, when Staff-Sergt. A. N. Baker (1st City of
London Fusiliers) successfully defended his title to the
handsome challenge trophy presented by Messrs. Burroughes
and Watts. Baker was opposed in the challenge
round by Gunner W. J. Saunders (1st London Brigade
R.G.A.), the survivor of some hundreds of challengers, and
the game was 1,000 up. Final scores:—Staff-Sergt. A. N.
Baker, 1,000; Gunner W. J. Saunders, 875. During an
interval A. Williamson, who refereed the game, gave a
neat display of fancy strokes.

At the close Mr. J. R. Abbott, director of Messrs. Burroughes
and Watts, introduced Major-General J. S. Cowan,
Director-General of the Territorial Forces, who presented
the prizes to the successful competitors. This function
over, Major-General Cowan addressed the company. It
was, said the speaker, an extremely good performance for
Staff-Sergt. Baker to win the handsome challenge trophy
two years in succession. Personally he was of opinion that
a man who played billiards well could also play the game of
life as it ought to be played. The Major-General concluded
his interesting remarks by conveying the thanks of
the Territorial Forces to Messrs. Burroughes and Watts for
their kindness and tangible encouragement in making such
an interesting competition as this not only possible but
highly successful.

Mr. Abbott suitably acknowledged the compliment, and
proposed a vote of thanks to Major-General Cowan, who
was accompanied by Col. W. P. Crowe, of the winner’s
regiment, for his active support and presence there that
evening.

The winner and runner-up were presented with gold
medals, while the following took silver medals with gold
centres:—Brigade Sergt.-Major Dymoke (3rd London
R.F.A.), Sergt. T. O’B. Hubbard (R.E., Army Troops),
Sergt. H. D. Smith (10th County of London Regt.), Rifleman
J. T. King (London Irish Regt.), Sergt. J. P. Perkins
(6th East Surrey Regt.), Sergt. Austin (R.F.A., Dover).

The general arrangements for the whole competition were
in the hands of Mr. W. G. Clifford.


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