1870 in cue sports

The year of 1870 included challenge matches in the table-top cue sports of pool disciplines and English billiards.

PoolEdit

The following notable challenge matches took place in 1870.

Date(s) Tournament Location Result Refs.
9 January 1870 Champion Cue of the United States USA (New York City) John Deery defeated Cyrille Dion, 1,500–1,492 [1]
1 June 1870 Diamond Championship of America USA (New York City) A. R. Rudolphe defeated Cyrille Dion, 1,500–1,485 [2]
17 June 1870 Diamond Championship of America USA (New York City) Cyrille Dion defeated A. R. Rudolphe, 1,500–1,479 [3]
29 December 1870 Championship of America USA (New York City) Cyrille Dion defeated A. R. Rudolphe, 2,001–1,592 [4]

English billiardsEdit

A number of matches took place on a challenge basis which are recognised as the equivalent of the world professional championship of billiards.[5]

Date(s) Tournament Location Result Refs.
February 1870 The Professional Championship of English billiards UK (London) William Cook defeated John Roberts Sr., 1,200–1,083 [5]
April 1870 The Professional Championship of English billiards UK (London) John Roberts Jr. defeated William Cook, 1,000–522 [5]
May 1870 The Professional Championship of English billiards UK (London) John Roberts Jr. defeated Alfred Bowles, 1,000–752 [5]
November 1870 The Professional Championship of English billiards UK (London) Joseph Bennett defeated John Roberts Jr., 1,000–905 [5]

Reference sectionEdit

  1. ^ "Home news: The great billiard match won by Dion". Republican Banner. Nashville. 30 December 1870. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Billiards: The Great Match Between Rudolphe and Dion For The Championship of America" (fee required). The New York Herald. 1 June 1870. p. 16. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Billiards". Wisconsin State Journal. 20 June 1870. p. 1.
  4. ^ "Home news: The great billiard match won by Dion". Republican Banner. Nashville. 30 December 1870. p. 1.
  5. ^ a b c d e Everton, Clive (2012). A History of Billiards. englishbilliards.org. ISBN 978-0-9564054-5-6.