The Cue Collector Charles Dawson Spot Barred Cue
Charles Dawson Spot Barred Cue
The Cue Collector - Charles Dawson Spot Barred Cue
This is a Charles Dawson Spot Barred Cue. It has an ebony butt hand-spliced onto an ash shaft.
This cue commemorates two breaks that were made by Charles Dawson at the beginning of the 1890s.
The first break comprised 1,848 points, involving 613 consecutive spots. This break was made by Charles Dawson in September 1890.
The second break - the 698 break - was made by Charles Dawson just over two years later, in March 1893.
The interesting point about these two breaks is that the first break was made when the rules permitted spot strokes and the second break was made under rules that barred spot strokes.
The cue was made by Burroughes & Watts, probably in the 1890s.