About Us

HISTORY OF THE DERBY

Roll A Ball has been in existence since 2012 following the demise of the original UK Elton Derby manufacturing company.

The Roll A Ball Team comprises of:

Carl Spencer – Managing director / Electronic Design Manager.

Dave Bridge – Mechanical Design Manager.

Anthony Brown – Office, Accounts and Logistics Manager.

We formed Roll A Ball after realising that after April 2012 there was no one around to fully support the many hundreds of original Elton products still in operation around the world.
Designing and building most of the electronic systems that operated the games over the previous 22 years, meant that Carl, with a little help from Dave, were the men for the job. So parts were sourced, electrical and mechanical components were re-created and before long we were able to supply many of the spares that keep the original Elton products running.

Meanwhile, having operated a full sized  derby within the events industry for the previous 10 years, Anthony was keen to develop a smaller, quick and easy to assemble game, giving us our starting point on the game manufacturing route, the Event Game.

However, it wasn’t long before we realised that the end of the original Elton company had meant the end of the road of the high quality Elton derby, and so we set about designing the Best Derby Ever.