Going Out In Style

L.S. Dennis

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No question what this guy liked to do in his spare time…
 

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pt109

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One of the finest cuesmen that ever lived....he didn’t have a style...he stood as high off the cue as Jimmy Moore..
...and he could be chin on cue like the snooker players...and everything in between.
Walter let the shot dictate what he should do...rather than imposing what he felt he should do.
 

pt109

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Just curious, if he made his mark in Billiards, why does this table have pockets on it?
Walter Lindrum played English Billiards...a three ball variation on a 6x12.
He basically ruined the game...going to 4,,000 points, he was probably 1,000 better than any of his contemporaries.
The world championship was played one year on Janus, a fast cotton cloth...he had the world record run..high 3,000s
Next year they threw a heavy wool cloth with directional nap at him...he broke his own record.
 

Bob Jewett

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Walter Lindrum played English Billiards...a three ball variation on a 6x12.
He basically ruined the game...going to 4,,000 points, he was probably 1,000 better than any of his contemporaries.
The world championship was played one year on Janus, a fast cotton cloth...he had the world record run..high 3,000s
Next year they threw a heavy wool cloth with directional nap at him...he broke his own record.
Walter was one of the players who forced the rules of various cue sports to be changed. Jake Shaefer Sr. and some others did that for carom billiards. Corey Deuel did that for nine ball.

Everyone who is interested in the history of cue sports and doesn't know about Walter Lindrum needs to read this:

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One story about how good Walter was.... One of his main rivals was Joe Davis who went on to be the World Snooker Champion for a decade or two. In an early English Billiards match between them, Joe irritated Walter somehow. Walter then pocketed Joe's cue ball (each player has his own cue ball, as with carom billiards). That's a horrible blunder because that ball stays off the table and it is harder to score with only your cue ball and the red on the table. Harder but not impossible. Walter proceeded to score over 2000 points.
 

Lawnboy77

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His nephew Horace Lindrum was a great snooker player. I remember reading his book when I was in high school. I think he still holds quite a few records in Snooker.
 
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