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Walter Lindrum - History's Finest Cueist

A special page dedicated to Walter Lindrum OBE (1898–1960), featuring a stunning slider of our favourite photos of Walter and recommended videos. Be immersed with his compelling life stories and mastery of the beautiful game of billiards.

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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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Walter Lindrum and Don Bradman playing billiards

Walter Lindrum OBE and Sir Donald Bradman are two iconic figures in Australian sports, each excelling in their respective fields. Both rose to stardom on their first visits to England, Lindrum with his record break of 3262 and 67 breaks over 1000 (more than any other player had achieved in a lifetime) in his 1929-1930 English Billiards season, and Bradman with his record innings of 334 and an astounding batting average of 139.14 in the 1930 Ashes cricket series.

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Billiards and Snooker written by Walter Lindrum

In his seminal treatise, Walter Lindrum outlines the basics that made him the greatest billiards player of all time. He details over 60 types of practice shots for budding enthusiasts to master, which include various crowd-pleasing trick shots, and discusses table maintenance, technique, and the psychological side of the sport.

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Walter Lindrum demonstrating billiards in a military camp

“Thank you to Blaise Northey and Col (Ret.) Tony Hall OAM for recording this interview about Walter Lindrum coaching billiards and snooker in the Australian Army, and to Mark Dunn for helping bring this to light. This interview showcases Walter’s generosity and love for the sport, through a story detailing his eagerness to pass on his billiards and snooker knowledge to others.” – Tammy Lindrum

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Books by Walter Lindrum

Utmost gratitude to Dale Mackay for providing these resources, allowing us to share Walter Lindrum’s billiards insights with the world. We hope that viewers can digest these books, studying the beautiful game and taking their skills to a higher level.

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The MacRobertson Shield_Croquet World Cup By Blaise Northey for walterlindrum.org

On Wednesday the 17th of November the New Zealand Croquet Team paid a surprise visit to the Yarraville club for some much needed relaxation following their 10-11 loss to Australia in the first round of croquet’s equivalent of the football World Cup playoffs, The MacRobertson Shield. The MacRobertson Shield consists of three five-day tests between […]

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Walter Lindrum with James Fitzgerald and Tom Reece

A big thanks to David Pitt for allowing us to share his thoroughly informative article, “A History of Billiards in Melbourne”, at walterlindrum.org 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 […]

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Joe Minici with Walter Lindrum's Cut-out

Walter Lindrum – Master Billiards Player – It is one hundred years since Lindrum was born, thirty eight since he left us we remember and mourn. For outstanding champions seldom are seen, immortals are rarer and few there have been, Who excelled at their sport with his skill and flair, he shattered opponents they were left in despair!…

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