About Us


Roll A Ball was formed in 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.

When the original Elton company ceased trading in the UK in April 2012 it was realised there was no full support for the many hundreds of original derby products still in operation around the world.
Designing and building most of the electronic systems that operated these 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 Roll A Ball was able to supply many of the spares to 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.