English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Billiard Monthly : December, 1911

The Billiard Monthly : December, 1911

Amateurs Play under Test Conditions

B.C.C. MEMBERS PLAY T. REECE

The well-known professional, T. Reece, commenced on
the 20th November a five days’ engagement at the Billiards
Control Club, Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly Circus,
where he was opposed by members of the club in games of
750 up every afternoon and evening of the week, except
Thursday. His first opponent was Mr. G. H. Nelson.

Conceding 500, Reece made breaks of 167, 81, 73, and 70,
and won by 77 points. Mr. Nelson’s best break was 42.

Scores:—Reece, 750; Mr. G. H. Nelson (rec. 500), 673.

At night Mr. W. Burlinson got to within 13 of game but
Reece ran out with 82 (unfinished). Other breaks by
Reece were 135, 94, 62, 58, 57, and 51, while Mr. Burlinson
was responsible for 33, 28, 21, and 20. Scores:—Reece,
750; Mr. W. Burlinson (rec. 500), 737.

Mr. “A. N. Other” was Reece’s opponent on the second
day. but, having to face such breaks as 295, 64, 94, and 130,
was beaten by 99 points. Scores:—Reece, 750; Mr. “A. N. Other” (rec. 500), 651. In the evening Mr. W. J. Gask received 600 in 1,000 up, and was only defeated by 40
in a.well-contested game. Reece’s breaks were 134, 122,
88, 87, 84, 80, 55, and 52. Mr. Gask made 64 (a splendid
all-round affair), 35, 34, 28, 26, 23, 21, and 20. Scores:—
Reece, 1,000; Mr. W. J. Gask (rec. 600), 960.

Opposed by Mr. W. Herbert Fowler on Wednesday,
Reece made breaks of 154, 135, 107, 64, 54, 45, and 40.

Scores:—Reece, 750; Mr. W. Herbert Fowler (rec. 500),
697. In the evening Mr. W. Burlinson again opposed
Reece, who this, time conceded 600 in 1,000, and won by
192 points, with breaks of 135, 124, 97, 96, 90, 71, 68, 64,
and 50 (unfinished). Mr. Burlinson’s breaks included 38, 36,
and 24. Scores:—Reece, 1,000; W. Burlinson (rec. 600),
808.On the Friday Reece met with his first defeat, Mr. W. B. Baker (rec. 500) beating him by 105 points. Reece had
243, 146, 68, and 44 as his best, and Mr. Baker made breaks
of 42 (twice), 37, 22, and 20. Scores:—Mr. W. B. Baker
(rec. 500) 750; Reece, 645.

In the evening Mr. H. A. Hatchett received 600 in 1,000,
and won by 142 points. The amateur compiled breaks of
57, 53, 32, 24, 22 (twice), and 20, and Reece 303, including
225 off the red (recorded at his first visit to the table), 128,
86, 67, 56, and 50. Scores:—Mr. A. Hatchett (rec. 600),
1,000; Reece, 858.

On the Saturday afternoon Reece again opposed Mr. W. J. Gask, who, with an allowance of 500 in 750, won by
118. Reece made 80, 79, 66, 65, and 56, and Mr. Gask
32, 2,3, and 31 (unfinished). Scores:—Mr. W. J. Gask
(rec. 500), 750; Reece, 632.

Reece was opposed by Mr. Bessemer Wright in the final
game with breaks of 105, 89, 79, and 58, and gained his
seventh win in ten games by 69 points. Scores:—Reece,
750; Mr. Bessemer Wright (rec. 500), 681.


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