Great-niece of Walter Lindrum. Managing Director and Founder of Lindrum Legends. Registered company & Trademark owner of Walter Albert Lindrum, Dolly Lindrum and Lindrum Legends.

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The Inaugural Walter Lindrum Nursery Cannon Challenge

Reinvigorated sport of Billiards to take center stage at the inaugural Walter Lindrum Nursery Cannon Challenge. WHERE – Yarraville Club Wednesday the 12th of June 2024 1.30pm The Pacific International Billiards Tournament is set to host a thrilling event that will surely captivate Billiards enthusiasts from around the world. The highly anticipated Walter Lindrum Nursery […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 24

Jan 27. Was not very well so Mum made me stay in bed and had no practice that day. I received an invitation for the M.V.G. (Madras Volunteer Guards) Ball that night so I wrote and accepted. Mrs R called after dinner and took me for a drive along the esplanade which extends for miles […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 23

Jan 24. Arrived at Madras at 6am. The doctor came on board at 8am and we all had to appear in the lounge for examination. We were told to put out our tongues and he felt our pulse. Then he gave us our plague passport and we were dismissed. There were a number of Chantey’s […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 22

Jan 17. Went to Minter after breakfast and had my practice as usual. Received an invitation from Mac to go to a fancy dress ball but could not accept as I had no fancy dress. Mac came round after dinner and on our way to Jubilee Hall something went wrong with the car so we […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 21

Jan 12. Reached home about 12.30. I practised all the morning as usual and rested until tea time about 5.30pm. Mr McKenzie called round in his car and took us out to Kokaine Lakes about 17 miles out of Rangoon and we had a gorgeous car as Mr McKenzie has the largest garage in Rangoon […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 20

Jan 7. Had a game with Mr Nahapiet after breakfast and made 84 break against him. Remained home all the afternoon. Played Mr Yee of the Irish Fusilliers that night at Minter. Did not commence our match until 10pm, as there was a large dinner party at the hotel and as they wished to see […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 19

New Year’s Day Jan 1st 1911. After breakfast went to the club as usual for practice and had a game with Mr Barr. We had arranged to go with Mrs R to the Pagoda that afternoon and were to meet her there at 4.30pm. We had been told that we could go by train and […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 18

Xmas day Dec 25th 1910. Mum and I got up at 6am and went on deck for a walk. We had both had a rotten night, the bunks were so hard that next morning I felt as if I had been beaten all over. Forgot to mention that Charlie Lumb and Mr Taylor travelled in […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 17

Dec 20. We rose early next morning and after breakfast Mr Maclean came round in his car and Mr Gray took snaps of us all. We were so sorry to be leaving as we had had a delightful time and everyone had been so extremely kind to me. We called at the Club to say […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 16

Tuesday Dec 19. Next morning after breakfast Mrs R and I went for a walk round the garden. Mr Gray had a great variety of Orchids growing in lush houses and some of them were beauties. After we had explored the garden we decided to walk along the road. We had not gone very far […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 15

Arrived at Medan, the largest city in Sumatra at 9.20am. Went to the Medan Hotel, a very fine hotel. Mr R had a lot of business to attend to, so Mrs R and I went for a drive round the town in one of their funny little carriages. They are something like a dog cart […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 14

Dec 14. Had my usual practice during the morning and rested all the afternoon Sherrick came to dinner, we had quite a large party and afterwards we went for a drive in Sherrick’s car. Mrs Norman sat in front with the driver and Mum, Sherrick and myself sat in the back while Mr Keddle sat […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 13

Next morning (Dec 11) we arrived at Port Swettenham at 6am. After breakfast we went ashore. There is not much to be seen, it is only a small place. We went for a walk along one of the country roads and saw a beautiful tree growing by the roadside with gorgeous yellow flowers. Of course, […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 12

Dec 8. I practised all the morning and after Tiffin, we all went out to the Sea View Hotel, it is about 6 miles out, passed through several native villages. We crossed a river and I shall never forget the sight of hundreds of Malay huts built on long poles right over the water with […]

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Ruby Roberts, the lady billiards champion - Diary Entry 11

Monday (Dec 5) I practised all the morning and after Tiffin Mum came round and we went to the Museum, a most interesting place, we spent some time there. That night Mr Rathbone, Mr Griffith and Charlie came to see us and they played bridge with Mrs R. They are all “bridge” mad but I […]

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