Price $32,500.00 inc GST

From 1849 until 1870, Englishman John Roberts held the Title “Champion billiards player of the World”.

During 1864 Roberts visited the colonies of Australasia. Having highly praised Alcock billiard tables during this tour, he arranged to have one shipped to England for use in his own London “saloon”.

Alcocks designed a special table for the champion which became known as the John Roberts model. A small number were made during the next 40 years. One imposing example can be found today at Government House Victoria.

Today, throughout Australia, an Alcock John Roberts Table rarely becomes available for purchase.

John Roberts Table No 1958 was originally manufactured during the early 1880’s at Alcocks Manufactory, then situated in Russell Street in what is now the Melbourne CBD. This Table was extensively restored some years ago and today offers an extremely high level of performance. At the time the figured Blackwood show woodwork finish was upgraded while ensuring that the much sought after patina of age was retained.

A rare four roller marking board faced in figured Blackwood and pillar cue rack come with the Table.

John Roberts Table No 1958 is now available for purchase, fitted with new 6811 30 oz West of England Billiard cloth by Strachan and Co and with a comprehensive set of antique, second-hand, and new* accessories:

• Set 2 1/16” Aramith Tournament Pro Cup Billiard Balls
• Set 2 1/16” Aramith Super Snooker Balls
• Set 2 1/16” Aramith Super Pool Balls
• Eight assorted Billiard Cues
• Four Roller marking board, faced in figured Blackwood
• Cross Rest with brass head.
• Spider Rest with brass head
• Long Butt
• Half Butt
• Long Rest with original wooden head.
• Billiard Table Brush
• Antique Pillar style cue rack
• Velvet Smoothing Pad
• Dust Cover – Poly Rayon Fringed
• Box Triangle Chalk*
• Booklet Rules*
• Full Size wooden triangle
• John Roberts poster

You are welcome to enquire about delivery and installation charges.