ROBERTS BEATS HOLDSWORTH Making a break of 80 at his third visit to the table. E. V. Roberts obtained a good lead against L. F. Holdsworth in the semi-final of the Auckland amateur billiards championship last night, and eventually won by 500 to 459. After his early break ' Roberts led by 119 to 27. He maintained a lead of 100 points throughout the game, scores being called 484 to 382 after the 45th visit, Roberts having averaged just over 10. Holdsworth then plaved his best billiards and made a game effort to retrieve the position. He made a break of 64 and followed it with 41 to take his total to 459. That was his last chance, as Roberts ran to points. The winner's other breaks were 56 and 30, while Holdsworth's best efforts, before his final two breaks, were 30, 40, 30, 45.
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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945
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