Walter Lindrum

Walter Albert Lindrum
Walter Albert Lindrum, OBE (29 August 1898 – 30 July 1960), often known as Wally Lindrum, was an Australian professional player of English billiards who held the World Professional Billiards Championship from 1933 until his retirement in 1950.wikipedia
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Much of his childhood was spent practising billiards for up to twelve hours per day, under his father's tutelage on his two billiard tables in the Palace Hotel in Kalgoorlie, and also guided by William (Billy) Weston, a former New Zealand Billiard Champion, who owned a billiard saloon at the corner of Brookman and Wilson Streets in Kalgoorlie.
William (Billy) Weston (1847–1935) was an Australasian billiards champion and was an early teacher of former world champion,Walter Lindrum.

English billiards

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Walter Albert Lindrum, OBE (29 August 1898 – 30 July 1960), often known as Wally Lindrum, was an Australian professional player of English billiards who held the World Professional Billiards Championship from 1933 until his retirement in 1950.
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.

Joe Davis

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Lindrum and his main rivals, McConarchy, Smith, Joe Davis (World Champion 1928–1932) and Tom Newman (World Champion 1921–1922, 1924–1927), were called in the press "the big five"
He contested the final two more times in 1933 and 1934 losing on both occasions to Australian Walter Lindrum.

World Billiards Championship (English billiards)

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Walter Albert Lindrum, OBE (29 August 1898 – 30 July 1960), often known as Wally Lindrum, was an Australian professional player of English billiards who held the World Professional Billiards Championship from 1933 until his retirement in 1950. Lindrum's grandfather, Frederick William Lindrum I, was Australia's first World Professional Billiards Champion having defeated the English master, John Roberts, Sr., in 1869. It was not until 1929 that Willie Smith, World Champion in 1920 and 1923, and one of the best English billiards players of the time, visited Australia and played three fairly even matches against Lindrum.
In 1934, the tournament was won by Walter Lindrum, and the championship then collapsed.

Sport Australia Hall of Fame Awards

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Lindrum was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and the Western Australia Sporting Hall of Champions in 1985.

1958 New Year Honours

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He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1951, and an Officer of the order (OBE) in the 1958 New Year Honours list.

Albert Park, Victoria

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His house in Melbourne at 158 Kerferd Road, Albert Park, is noted for its historical association with him by the Port Phillip Council.

Order of the British Empire

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Walter Albert Lindrum, OBE (29 August 1898 – 30 July 1960), often known as Wally Lindrum, was an Australian professional player of English billiards who held the World Professional Billiards Championship from 1933 until his retirement in 1950. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1951, and an Officer of the order (OBE) in the 1958 New Year Honours list.

Australia

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Walter Albert Lindrum, OBE (29 August 1898 – 30 July 1960), often known as Wally Lindrum, was an Australian professional player of English billiards who held the World Professional Billiards Championship from 1933 until his retirement in 1950.

Western Australia

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Being the first Lindrum born in Western Australia, he was named Walter Albert to have the initials of the state where he was born. Walter himself was born on 29 August 1898 in the Western Australian mining town of Kalgoorlie.

John Roberts Sr.

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Lindrum's grandfather, Frederick William Lindrum I, was Australia's first World Professional Billiards Champion having defeated the English master, John Roberts, Sr., in 1869.

Kalgoorlie

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Much of his childhood was spent practising billiards for up to twelve hours per day, under his father's tutelage on his two billiard tables in the Palace Hotel in Kalgoorlie, and also guided by William (Billy) Weston, a former New Zealand Billiard Champion, who owned a billiard saloon at the corner of Brookman and Wilson Streets in Kalgoorlie. Walter himself was born on 29 August 1898 in the Western Australian mining town of Kalgoorlie.

Billiard hall

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Much of his childhood was spent practising billiards for up to twelve hours per day, under his father's tutelage on his two billiard tables in the Palace Hotel in Kalgoorlie, and also guided by William (Billy) Weston, a former New Zealand Billiard Champion, who owned a billiard saloon at the corner of Brookman and Wilson Streets in Kalgoorlie.

Melbourne

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By the age of 16, Walter was regularly making breaks of over 1,000 during practice at the London Tavern, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, where Fred Lindrum II was running a three-table billiard parlour.

Exhibition game

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As a result, exhibition matches were often organised, especially with New Zealand Billiard Champion Clark McConachy.

New Zealand

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As a result, exhibition matches were often organised, especially with New Zealand Billiard Champion Clark McConachy.

Clark McConachy

As a result, exhibition matches were often organised, especially with New Zealand Billiard Champion Clark McConachy.

Willie Smith (billiards player)

Willie Smith
It was not until 1929 that Willie Smith, World Champion in 1920 and 1923, and one of the best English billiards players of the time, visited Australia and played three fairly even matches against Lindrum.

Robert Menzies

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It came into the collection of Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, and after Menzies death was presented to the Commonwealth Club in Canberra in 1965.

Prime Minister of Australia

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It came into the collection of Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, and after Menzies death was presented to the Commonwealth Club in Canberra in 1965.

Commonwealth Club (Australia)

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It came into the collection of Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, and after Menzies death was presented to the Commonwealth Club in Canberra in 1965.

Canberra

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It came into the collection of Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, and after Menzies death was presented to the Commonwealth Club in Canberra in 1965.

England

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Smith, McConarchy and Lindrum departed Australia in September 1929 for a tour of England.

Tom Newman (billiards player)

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

Don Bradman

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On Lindrum's second tour of England, in late 1930, Donald Bradman and other members of the touring Australian cricket team, would sometimes attend Lindrum's matches at Thurston Hall, London.