Jottings of the Month
was just defeated by Mr. W. H. L. Goolden by 1,000 to
999. Mr. Smith’s best break was 69 and Mr. Goolden’s 74.
Harwitz, who opposed in the final Mr. R. Tubbs (rec. 7).
over eighteen months, commenced on May 18, when the
party left by the boat train from Waterloo at 11.30 for
Southampton, whence they sailed by the Union Castle
steamer for South Africa.
Fraser, of the firm of Messrs. Fraser Bros., ball-turners,
Denmark Street, Charing Cross Road. The funeral was at
players, at the Palace Hotel, Southend, Mr. A. R. Wisdom
(owes 175) beat Mr. Saunders (rec. 50) by 125, after making
breaks of 78, 48, and 36 in succession.
removed on the understanding that the defendant’s right to
appeal was not to be thereby prejudiced.
for early in next season, John Roberts stipulates that “a
strict standard table shall be erected two weeks prior to the
match commencing.” To this Smith replies that he will
gladly play Newman again for any amount, but adds:
“Surely Mr. Roberts does not infer that the table on which
we played our last game had not standard pockets? I
understand the table was tested and passed by the B.C.C.,
and that the whole tournament was played on it.”
with a handsome silver tea and coffee service in
recognition of his winning of the Championship of English
billiards. The presentation was made by the Mayor of
break of 675. A. F. Peall, by the way, scored 7,000 points,
whilst his father was scoring 7,041, and has displayed on
other occasions this season signs of great advancement in
the quality of his game.
the Soho Square Salon during June.
just celebrated his diamond wedding, won a club billiard
handicap in Liverpool two years ago.
Hotel, Coventry, relates how, some years ago, he played 15
up on a miniature table, at the King’s Theatre, Gateshead,
in a lion’s den, in which two lions, under the watchful eye
of their trainer, Miss Ella, were perched on stools. The
play was poor, and one of the lions frequently expressed his
felicitations upon his well-earned Professional Tournament
victory in London. Re-entering the Tournament after an
absence from it following less successful demonstrations of
his skill, he abundantly justified himself and earned unstinted
all-round praise. We believe he will tour in South
Africa and Australia next year, meeting Ferrara, Mitchell,
Lindrum, and perhaps Stevenson and Gray.
unfair to compare his boy’s work when using bonzoline
with his play when using crystalate, without explaining that
his experience of the former make of ball is limited to as
many months as his experience of the other extends over
years. At the same time the fact may be noted that W.
Smith, at practically his first experiences of the still more
difficult ivories made a break of 736 off them.
allowed to play professionals in matches at which a charge
is made for admission. Many clubs and hotels would then
be able to arrange exhibition matches and make a financial
success of them.” The Billiard Monthly cordially agrees.
Until this is done a two hundred break by an amateur will
remain in the lap of the gods.
protection against libel actions is criticised by The
Winning Post, which says:”They should stand like men
to the guns they themselves pattern. They are fabricators
of rules, hence they should not conspire to shirk liability as
may be decided against them by a judge and a jury of their
room at York Cottage and is desirous that his sons shall
become first-rate players has made Society take a new interest
in billiards. King George is known sometimes to go
after dinner to the billiard room and teach his sons some
stroke in the game, which he himself plays very well.
player, left for Philadelphia on May 21, a large number
of friends assembling at the station to bid him farewell.
presented with an illuminated address and a purse of £15.
on May 29 for Toulon, where he embarked on the
Orient liner Otway for Australia. Inman, who intends returning
home via Vancouver and Canada, will be away
about four months. He will play both Reece and Inman
Smith, Junr., has now added a victory over M. Inman in a
short game to his sheaf of successes. Playing the champion
at the Castle Hotel, Richmond, on Tuesday, May 28, the
young cueist received 100 start in 600 up, but won by no
fewer than 301 points, making breaks of 108, 89 (unfinished),
53, 51, and 50, while Inman’s best were 53, 50,