English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Billiard Monthly : August, 1912

The Billiard Monthly : August, 1912

Hundred Breaks and No Applause

Followers of the game barely realize how finely a professional
player has to perform if he wishes to completely
satisfy the public. Time was when one 100 break in an
afternoon was good enough, but nowadays the” pro. “as
to continue making them. As a matter of fact, 100 breaks
are not considered at all remarkable, and are often allowed
to pass without applause, says a London paper. In entertaining
his patrons, the professional is faced by a task which
is difficult and involves a great mental strain. He may be
playing well, making 70’s and 80’s, but if a session passes
without his scoring a three-figure break people go away saying,
“He did not make a hundred all the afternoon.” Do
these people realize the enormous amount of concentration
demanded of a man who makes a 100 or the amount of
study or practice required?—Sydney Evening News.

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