Lindrum, c. 1930
Lindrum in 1930
1929 World Record Cue, Commonwealth Club, Canberra
Walter Lindrum's distinctive grave in Melbourne General Cemetery

During this season, on 5 March 1931, he made his personal highest break of 1,827 in a match against Walter Lindrum at the Foresters' Hall, Dundee.

- Tom Newman (billiards player)

Lindrum and his main rivals, McConachy, Smith, Joe Davis (World Champion 1928–1932) and Tom Newman (World Champion 1921–1922, 1924–1927), were called in the press "the big five"

- Walter Lindrum

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Davis c. undefined 1920

Joe Davis

English professional snooker and English billiards player.

English professional snooker and English billiards player.

Davis c. undefined 1920
Tom Newman (pictured in 1930) and Davis played each other for the World English Billiards Championship each year from 1926 to 1930.
Walter Lindrum (pictured in 1934, playing a shot) defeated Davis twice for the World English Billiards Championship.

According to The Birmingham Daily Gazette he was "outclassed" by Tom Newman in their professional championship match, which concluded on 15 April 1922, losing 5,181–8,000.

Joe Davis took part in a match with Walter Lindrum at Thurston's which began on 18 January 1932.

A late nineteenth century match between John Roberts, Jr and Edward Diggle

English billiards

Cue sport that combines the aspects of carom billiards and pool.

Cue sport that combines the aspects of carom billiards and pool.

A late nineteenth century match between John Roberts, Jr and Edward Diggle
A game in progress, red ball about to be potted.
Playing for a losing hazard

It also became favored in British colonies; the game's longest-running champion was an Australian, Walter Lindrum, who held the World Professional Billiards Championship from 1933 until his retirement in 1950.

From 1870 to 1983 the champions were: John Roberts Jr., (1870, 1871, 1875–77, 1885); Joseph Bennett, (1870, 1880–81); Charles Dawson, (1899–1900, 1901, 1903); H. W. Stevenson, (1901, 1909–11); Melbourne Inman, (1908–09, 1912–19); Willie Smith, (1920, 1923); Tom Newman, (1921–22, 1924–27); Joe Davis, (1928–32); Walter Lindrum, (1933–50); Clark McConachy, (1951-68); Rex Williams, (1968–76, 1982–83); and Fred Davis, (1980).