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Barwon Heads Golf Club and Billiards

Alcocks Managing Director George Taylor was guest speaker at a dinner at the Barwon Heads Golf Club celebrating 100 years of Billiards at the Club. Click on the Options menu (three vertical dots) and select “Open speaker notes” to see the full presentation.

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Henselite Lawn Bowls Testing

Alcocks has supported Henselite, manufacturer of the world’s #1 Lawn Bowls, for over 100 years. The original Henselite factory in North Melbourne (pictured) contained two lawn bowls test beds, each comprising four Alcock full-size billiard tables. As the Henselite factory moved further from the city, Alcocks has twice relocated these tables to the new factory, […]

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Dame Nellie Melba’s billiard table

Dame Nellie Melba’s own Alcock & Co billiard table was recently restored by Alcocks, and relocated from her Coldstream house Coombe Cottage to the Ryman Healthcare Nellie Melba retirement village in Wheeler’s Hill. Story by Alan Raskall, Nine News Melbourne 19th August 2022.

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No Job Too Hard

Alcocks install and remove billiard tables from even the trickiest locations. We recently used mobile cranes to install two billiard tables into upper storey locations where stair access was impossible. Our thanks to the skilled professionals at Rigweld Crane Hire Moorabbin https://rigweld.com.au/ who made this possible. Conditions apply.

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Billiards-Related Prints

Alcocks is pleased to offer a series of high-quality prints of 19th century billiards-related subjects, including two early and rare Alcock & Co advertisements. Prints offered include: Alcock & Co 1871 Advertisement, Alcock & Co c1883 Advertisement, Professor Rudolphe’s Exhibition, Vincent van Gogh – The Night Cafe. Visit https://alcocks.com.au/product-category/accessories/prints for details.

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Oakwood Premier Melbourne Games Room

Melbourne’s newest luxury hotel Oakwood Premier features a stunning Games Room which showcases a custom-made Alcocks Australis model full-size billiard table in Victorian Ash against a backdrop of Melbourne’s skyline as viewed from Southbank. Photography by Rhiannon Taylor.

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Another stunning billiard room

Helen Green Design Studio has created this stunning recreation room featuring an Alcocks Australis model 9ft pool table in a Smoke Haze finish with charcoal cloth.

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George Taylor’s Birthday

Alcocks today celebrates the birthday of our Managing Director George Taylor, only the sixth Managing Director in Alcocks 168 year history. Alcock & Co was founded in 1853 by the redoubtable Henry Upton Alcock, the Father of the billiard trade in Australia. After 77 years under the control of the Alcock family, in 1930 the […]

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Antique Alcock & Co Billiard Tables

Alcocks offers for sale antique and second-hand billiard tables. Click through to see some of our recent offerings.

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Johnston, Alcock, & Co

Alcocks earliest illustrated advertisement was published in “Bell’s Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle” on December 25th 1858. The firm’s founder Henry Upton Alcock was born in Dublin in 1823. After training as a cabinet-maker and learning the billiard trade in London, Alcock migrated to Melbourne in 1853 and commenced business as Alcock’s Furnishing Rooms […]

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