1904 Victorian Amateur Billiard Championship Trophy
Alcocks presented this Sheffield silver plate serving tray as the winner’s prize for the first Victorian Amateur Billiard Championship held at Alcocks Elizabeth St showrooms in August and September 1904. The winner of the trophy was Edwin Jacoby who defeated Charles Cock 750-635 in the final; highest break of the tournament was 79 by Cock in the final.
The trophy was generously donated in 2021 to the Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association by Greg Dawes of Western Australia and expertly restored by Heritage Silverware & Restoration of Melbourne. The inscription reads:
Victorian Amateur Billiard Championship 1904
1st Prize Presented by
Messrs Alcock & Co Propty Ltd
Won By E. L. Jacoby
The trophy is a Sheffield plate serving tray, circa 1887, by Walker & Hall of Sheffield, of rectangular form with canted corners and a tubular gallery raised upon knopped supports and bun feet, with scrolled and foliate bracket handles and bright cut with linked swags, scrolls and foliate embellishments; maker’s mark underside with numerals 53432. 5cm H x 59cm L x 36.5cm W. It is currently on display at Alcocks Malvern East showroom.