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EABA : The Billiard Monthly : September, 1911

The Billiard Monthly : September, 1911

Jottings of the Month

  • Lindrum is expected to arrive in England about the middle
    of October, and Reece about the middle of the present
    month. Stevenson sails from Sydney for Vancouver on
    September 25.
  • It is said that Frank Ferraro, the South African player,
    who actually scored 12,000 against Harverson’s 13,218 in
    the latter’s tour (when allowed 4,000 in 16,000), may be
    seen in this country in the coming season.
  • The Scottish champion, T. Aiken, has fixed up a game
    with John Roberts, beginning on September 25 at the Waverley
    Rooms, Edinburgh, and extending over a fortnight. The
    match will be 18,000 up, the veteran conceding 3,000.
  • It may now be taken that the professional billiard season
    is one of at least nine months. The Gray-Inman match
    ended on June 17, and Diggle and Aiken are down to meet
    at Leicester Square on September 4, where they will be
    followed by Gray and Cook.
  • In the London tournament promoted by Messrs. Burroughes
    and Watts, the players will be Stevenson, Diggle,
    Inman, Reece, Harverson, Aiken, Mack, and Tothill.
    Tothill is a Bury lad (a pupil of Stevenson’s), who is
    moving to the front.
  • An interesting fortnight’s match between H. W.
    Stevenson and Lindrum, the Australian champion, was concluded
    in Melbourne on August 19. By special arrangement
    each break off the red was limited to 75, and on these terms
    Stevenson conceded 4,000 in 18,000 up. The final scores
    were: Lindrum, 18,000; Stevenson, 14,436.
  • George Gray’s fixture list for the coining season is said
    already to extend with few breaks over several months.
    Another statement is that he has fixed up a twenty weeks’
    contract, but we were under the impression that he (or his
    father) had taken to heart the advice of Mr. Harry Lauder,
    so earnestly imparted at Glasgow: “Beware of the contracts
    and sign no more.”
  • Amongst possible challengers for the professional championship
    are Edward Diggle, who put up such a fine performance
    last season in a month’s play with Stevenson.
    In 96 hours’ play he beat Stevenson level by 7,388 points,
    and averaged 397 points per hour, with breaks as follow:—
    686. 529, 3 of over 400, 6 of over 300, 19 of over 200, and 86
    of over 100. George Gray may also challenge, and possibly
    Lindrum, if they decide to give the ivories a trial.
  • Gray, who played 236,000 up last season, and has been
    recuperating in Cumberland, is returning to London to
    commence a twenty weeks’ contract. No match has yet
    been arranged between the two Australians, but it is probable
    that they will meet before Gray leaves on his world’s
    tour next May. In the meantime Gray will have a serious
    engagement with John Roberts; but the Law Courts will be
    the scene of this fight, as the ex-champion is bringing an
    action against Gray, claiming damages for breach of contract.—
    Evening Times.

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