The directors of the Temperance Billiard Halls, Ltd., announce an interim dividend at the rate of 6 per cent. per annum for the past half-year.
George Nelson considers that George Gray’s 1,032 at Newcastle was the biggest fluke on record, as, but for a fluke of the weirdest kind at the very commencement it would never have been made.
“This is my first visit to Australia,” said Reece on being welcomed there, “and I like the country so well that I intend to come again next year, and bring my wife with me. If she likes it as well as I do we will probably settle here.”
Cueists in West Cumberland will (says The Whitehaven News) be interested to hear that George Gray, the young Australian, whose extraordinary playing has upset many billiard records, is now staying at Silecroft, where another good cueistGeorge Nelsonis also in residence.
The Billiard Professionals’ Association has reduced the age limit of membership from 21 to 18 years of age, and the annual subscription of country members from 10s. to 5s. per annum, payable in advance, country members being defined as those living 20 or more miles out of London.
When seen in reference to a challenge issued to him by Reece, through Mr. George Reid, for a match of 16,000 up on special table, with 3¼ in. pockets (the standard is 3 5/8in.), Lindrum stated that he could not take this up. “But I am prepared,” he said, “to make an offer on my side. I will play Mr. Reece 16,000 up on a standard Alcock table for £100 a-side, and I am prepared to limit the hazard series to 100 consecutive losers off the red.”
Practising for the Victorian amateur championship, Mr. C. Von der Luft (who made the highest break in the championship contest last season) in a genuine match of 1,000 up, made successive breaks of 256 and 138 on Saturday last. This was on a standard table and with bonzoline balls and indicates that the amateur talent there is a trifle “hot.” Both breaks were compiled in irreproachable style at all parts of the table.
In connection with the recently formed Bournemouth Liberal Billiard League, Mr. W. W. MacAdam, the president of the Bournemouth East and Central Clubs has given the silver cup he promised for the runners-up in the competition. It is an embossed silver bowl, standing on an ebony plinth, and valued at ten guineas. It bears the inscription:” Bournemouth Liberal Billiard League Trophy. Presented by W. W. MacAdam, Esq., July, 1911.”
In a letter from Capetown, dated June 12, Harverson says that he had a splendid voyage out from England to Capetown, where he intended to stay until June 26, when he would move on to Johannesburg. Here he expected to have a busy timesomething that could not be said of Capetown, where things were very quiet in the world of billiards, though he had a few matches fixed up there. The people wanted to see him play, but the local amateurs and professionals were a bit shy of him, even when offered liberal starts.