Mark Wildman

We are pleased to welcome a new contributor to Cues n Views, The gentleman in question is a former World Billiards Champion, top sixteen Snooker player, ITV commentator and summariser and Eurosport commentator. This gentleman’s credentials go back to the great days of Billiards, he has even been supported by the legendary W J Peall and has rubbed shoulders with Joe and Fred Davis as well as making the first century break at Snooker ever seen on television.

I will keep you in suspense no longer; I am proud to welcome our newest contributor to Cues n Views, a tireless supporter of Billiards, Mr Mark Wildman.

As a footnote; Mark’s other achievements include being World Professional Billiards and Snooker Chairman. He has a high break in competition of 497 and has a high practice break of 764 and as a boy he won the British Junior Championship and the Boys Championship and in the process played at the hallowed Burroughes and Watts Hall in Soho Square, London.

David Smith
Cues n Views 

Mark Wildman’s articles

  • A Picture

    More Views: Harry Young Boys Billiards Championship 1951A Picture I came across an old photograph recently which you may find interesting. It was taken during the Harry Young Boys Billiards championship of 1951 at Burroughes and Watts Hall at 19 Soho Square, London. Some of those boys will be recognized now 55 years later The…

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  • Amateur Billiards Final 2006

    More Views: English Amateur Billiards Championships Final 2006 On Sunday March 19th I watched the final of one of the oldest individual national sporting contests anywhere in the world! The English Amateur Billiards Championships held at the Whitworth Institute, Darley Dale, Derbyshire. After nearly seven years absence from competitive play, Martin Goodwill was up against…

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  • Reminiscences of a Billiards Man

    More Views: Reminiscences of a Billiards Man My early days in playing both Billiards and Snooker were focused towards playing in the British Isles Championships which were held over two separate weeks at Burroughes and Watts Hall, Soho Square in London. This was the home of the most prominent and famous Billiard table maker of…

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Mark Wildman cues

Mark Wildman Carom cue

This cue was made for Mark Wildman as you can see.
He sold it to me prior to moving to Spain.

Mark Wildman match cue

Did you know that less than a hundred Mark Wildman Match Cues were made in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Mark Wildman was very diplomatic about it but informed me that he would have preferred the cues to have been different in some way, so stopped production of them. I bought the one with the sticker directly from him.

Mark Wildman lived in Peterborough. That’s where the second one came from courtesy of a friend who specialises in collecting Riley cues.

At that time I had heard that between fifty and a hundred had been made. When I bought the cue from Mr Wildman; I naturally asked him how many he knew of and he said no more than 30 and possibly as few as 23. This was just prior to his move to Spain.

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