MISS RUBY ROBERTS
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
After an absence of 11 years abroad, Miss Ruby Roberts niece of the late Charles Memmott formerly professional billiards champion of Aus- tralia, recently returned to Australia. Speaking of her travels yesterday, Miss Roberts, who holds the world's women's professional cham- pionship, said that she and her mother went to England in 1914, arriving just after the war broke out. She had made contracts to play matches, but with the declaration of war many of these were cancelled. She was able to ar-
range a number of matches, however, both in England and in Scotland, and she gave a good deal of private tuition.
During her absence from Australia Miss Roberts visited the Continent of Europe and also South Africa. She did very little playing, however on the Continent, for English billiards is hardly known there
Miss Roberts will have her first important en- gagement on July 9, when she will play against Mr. Harry Gray in an exhibition match at Scott's Hotel. Admittance is by ticket only.
Following are the results of the games played yesterday in the Victorian Club tournament - F.
Johnson (rec 150) beat W. Gerrard (rec 155 ) by 63, L. Mendes (rec 155) beat A.B. White (rec 160) by 1. The game for today at half past 2 o'clock is A.E. Brooke (rec 85) v. G.
Keeshan (rec 60) The second draw will take place immediately afterwards
In the Tattersall's Club tournament L. Lyons (rec 130) beat W Collinson (rec 80) by 95 Games for today are:- A.L. Smith v. C.J. Abra- hams, R. Heine, v. Les Abrahams, C. Prisk v. B. J. Bradley, H Hollingsworth v C Tognini
The following is the draw for the amateur billiard championship, to be played at the Amateur Sports Club, Swanston Street, beginning on Tuesday, July 14, at 8 o'clock -
First Round -July 14, W.H. Bailey v. L.
McCutcheon, July 15, J. Hicks v. J. C. John- stone, July 16, C. Coleman v. C Baker, July 1, A. Tricks v. T.J. Shiells.
Second Round-July 21, winner of second game and winner of fourth game, July 22, winner of first game and winner of third game.
The Australian championship will be played this year in Melbourne shortly after the State championship. Only members of the Amateur Billiard Association can witness these games.