The Cue Collector - Alcock's Champion Cue (2nd Edition)
Most Australian players believe that second edition Alcock Champions were made by Alcock & Co Pty Ltd of Melbourne.
In fact, the second edition Alcock Champions were made for Alcock & Co by Peradon & Co in England.
The Thurstons' Museum in Liverpool has a board with butt-plates from many of the cues that were made by Peradon & Co during the later half of the twentieth century. The butt-plate for the second edition Alcock's Champion Cue appears on that board.
The second edition Alcock's Champion Cue were probably manufactured between the late 1930s and the 1960s. A friend of mine bought his Alcock Champion Cue in 1940.
My personal playing cue is a second edition Alcock's Champion. It is a little unusual because, unlike most Alcock Champions, it has a maple shaft. The maple -shafted version is quite rare.
To view the first edition Alcock's Champion Cue,
The second edition Alcock's Champion Cue has an ebony butt hand-spliced onto an ash shaft. The butt has a paduke front-splice, edged with a maple veneer and a green veneer.
The design of the badge is very similar to the design of the badge on the Alcock's Special Cue. The two cues together make a nice pair.
Second edition Alcock's Champion Cues are highly-prized by players in Australia. They are generally very good playing cues.