Showing: 1 - 7 of 7 Results
Thank you to Wayne Carey for giving us permission to post part of his article on our website. This is a very touching article highlighting the incredible legacy that Walter Lindrum has left on the game, which has permeated global snooker and billards, and spanned multiple generations into the present day.
Wayne Carey is the Media and Communications Officer for the New Zealand Billiards and Snooker Association.
Article & Author’s Photo: APSBF March Billiards & Snooker Newsletter 2022
Dolly Lindrum May 13, 1922 – January 10th, 2019. Walter Lindrum was a billiards genius, and perhaps his greatest fan, Irene May Ellis a.k.a. Dolly Lindrum, kept his loving memory alive for her entire life. We lost Dolly on the 10th of January 2019, aged 96 years, which was one of the saddest days of […]
My Heritage I am the youngest daughter of Horace Lindrum, a past World Champion Snooker player. Walter was my Great Uncle and Godfather. Dolly was my second cousin and Godmother. I was christened Tam and still have a copy of my commemorative certificate along with the Silver Christening cup from Dolly and Walter, which I […]
A big thanks to David Pitt for the thoroughly informative article. Extract from “A history of billiards in Melbourne” by David Pitt for the program for the Endeavour Life Care 2019 World Billiards Championship held at the RACV Club Melbourne. Article Source: https://www.facebook.com/alcocksbilliards/posts/2901555693390314 Photo (Walter Lindrum, James Fitzgerald, and Tom Reece taken in 1953) supplied […]
Walter Lindrum – Fifty-seven world records, with some still standing today. Considered to be one of Australia’s all-time greatest sportsmen, Walter Lindrum was in a league of his own on the billiards table. His talent for the sport was a product of both genetics and environment, and his rise to the top is nothing short of fascinating.
Walter Lindrum received an MBE in 1951 as well as an OBE in 1958 – these honours were awarded to him by the Queen due to his success in raising huge amounts of money for charity during the war years. Indeed, Walter walked with Kings, but never lost that common touch which endeared him to thousands.
Walter wrote here with my treatise on Billiards: “A game I have always loved and at which I am proud to be the worlds leader.” Walter has made 711 breaks over 1000 29 breaks over 2000 2 breaks over 3000 1 break over 4000 Walter held 57 world records: also English, Australian, Irish, Scottish, American, […]