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1893-1903 - Handicap trophy the first to be provided.

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Match Score

Handicap

 

1893/4

R. Westhorpe

-

-

-

-

 

1894/5

-

-

-

-

A.A. Percival

 

1895/6

-

-

-

C. Hammond

N. Phillip

 

1896/7

-

-

-

-

W.S. Palmer

 

1897/8

-

-

-

-

G.W. Richmond

 

1898/9

-

-

-

-

W.S. Anderson

 

1899/90

-

-

-

T.F. Lawrence

J.S. Runtz [1]

 

1900/1

-

-

-

T.F. Lawrence

G.S. Robinson

 

1901/2

-

-

-

C.J. Woon [2]

G.W. Richmond

 

1902/3

-

-

-

-

G.C. Houghton & A.A. Percival

 

 [1] First recipient of the Handicap Trophy. The previous two winners, however, were engraved on the trophy at a later date.

 [2] Best score in London League matches.

 

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

 

1903-1915 - Handicap the main competition

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Match Score

Handicap

 

1903/4

-

-

-

-

G.W. Richmond

 

1904/5

-

-

-

-

A.A. Percival

 

1905/6

-

-

-

-

M.L. Owen

 

1906/7

-

-

-

-

H.C. Hunter

 

1907/8

-

-

-

-

S.J.W. Findlow

 

1908/9

-

-

-

-

A.W. Rogues

 

1909/10

G. Wansey-Smith

-

-

-

A.H. Elder

 

1910/1

E.H. Shaw

-

-

-

E.H. Shaw

 

1911/2

-

-

-

A. Furlong

R. Hitchcox

 

1912/3

-

-

-

-

A. Bain

 

1913/4

-

-

-

-

H.A. Salter

 

1914/5

-

-

-

-

Alfred Tooke

 

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

1915-1919 - Cessation of activities for the duration of the first World War.

1919-1930 - Championship established (Durham hat trick), followed by Major and Minor

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Match Score

Handicap

 

1919/20

-

-

-

-

J.J. Chambers

 

1920/1

-

-

-

-

T.L. Coates

 

1921/2

-

-

-

-

F. Gosling

 

1922/3

Alfred Tooke [3]

-

-

-

C.S. Barry

 

1923/4

A.H. Knight [3]

-

-

-

G.F. Dolittle

 

1924/5

L.A. Durham [3]

-

-

-

L.A. Durham

 

1925/6

L.A. Durham [3]

-

-

-

A.E. Luck

 

1926/7

L.A. Durham [3]

-

-

-

Alfred Tooke

 

1927/8

Alfred Tooke [3]

-

-

-

Alfred Tooke

 

1928/9

L.A. Durham [3]

H.G. Slater

E.J. Findlay & E.C. Morris

-

-

 

1929/30

G. Tregaskis [4]

F.H. Leonard [3]

A.V. Penrose

-

-

 

 [3]  Awarded the Handicap Trophy. This trophy was used for the Championship from 1922/23-1928/29, then awarded for the Major from 1929/30 onwards.
 
[4] First recipient of the Ryan Trophy.

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

1930-1939 - Len Durham sets the record of nine Championships

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Match Score

 

 

1930/1

L.A. Durham

P.W. Flack

S.N. Hancock

-

 

 

1931/2

G. Tregaskis

R.N. Coles

G.C. Nurse & F.W.J. Hills

-

 

 

1932/3

L.A. Durham

A. Furlong

S.J. Briggs

-

 

 

1933/4

L.A. Durham

G.C. Mansfield

E.R. Gomm

-

 

 

1934/5

S.H. Crockett

W.H. Kingston

N.H. Snow

-

 

 

1935/6

R.N. Coles

J. Mason

L.H. Sheaves

-

 

 

1936/7

R.N. Coles

C.S. Frost

G. Talbot

-

 

 

1937/8

L.A. Durham

L.F. Ratcliff

T.W. Osmond

-

 

 

1938/9

L.A. Durham

G. Talbot

A.N. Cole

-

 

 

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

1939-1945 Cessation of activities for the duration of the second World War.

1945-1956 - Restart after the War;Veitch hat trick; establishment of Tooke Memorial Prize

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Tooke [5]

 

 

1945/46

- [6]

-

-

-

 

 

1946/7

S.H. Crockett

W.C. Cohen

F.E. Seal

-

 

 

1947/8

D.G. Durham

E.D. Moller

K.E.R. Green

G.C. Nurse [7]

 

 

1948/9

W. Veitch

L.A. Hulf & J.S. Wilson

A.M. Gould

Alfred Tooke

 

 

1949/50

W. Veitch

W.K. Murdoch

H. Child

G.C. Nurse

 

 

1950/1

W. Veitch

E.C. Dunstan

M.E. Courtney

R. Blow

 

 

1951/2

S.H. Crockett

D.J. Westaway

A.L. Parker

W.C. Owen

 

 

1952/3

A.J. Hooke

B.W. Atkinson

G.E. Wallas

W.C. Owen

 

 

1953/4

R. Blow

G.H.F. Tredinnick

J. Gould

G.C. Nurse

 

 

1954/5

W. Veitch

A.J. Roycroft

F.D. Matthews

J.A. Mulligan

 

 

1955/6

W. Veitch

J. Gould

T.C.V. Packman

A.J. Hooke

 

 

 [5]  Highest score in matches ie "Match Score" in earlier tables.
 [6] An "Individual Tournament" was held, won by R.M. Wynn-Williams but it was not afforded the status of Club Championship.
 [7] First recipient of the Tooke Prize, as such, though donor remained anonymous until

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

1956-1966 - Veitch's second hat trick; first tied Championship

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Tooke

 

 

1956/7

W. Veitch

A.G.C. Paish

R.L. Curtis

A.G.C. Paish

 

 

1957/8

A.J. Roycroft

A.B. Bamford & R.A. Wagstaff  [8]

M.R. Rogers

R.E. James & A.L. Parker [9]

 

 

1958/9

R.A. Wagstaff

R.H. Storr-Best

E. Fitch

G.C.H. King, D.G. Mattingly & A. Reddaway  [10]

 

 

1959/60

A.J. Hooke

D.G. Mattingly

P.J. Whelan

J.E. Slaughter

 

 

1960/1

R.A. Fuller & Miss E. Tranmer [11]

D. Malcolm

A.C. Bullock & D.J. Williams

D. Malcolm

 

 

1961/2

D. Malcolm

D.M. Machel

P.J. Sanders

G.C. Nurse

 

 

1962/3

A.B. Bamford

D. Ebbett

-

G.C. Nurse

 

 

1963/4

D. Malcolm

T. Jenkins

C. Crabtree [12]

A.B. Bamford

 

 

1964/5

K.M. Davies

D.G. Cannan

R. Hale

G.C.H. King

 

 

1965/6

J.E. Slaughter

M. Moore

H.G. Cook

A. Weber

 

 

[8] Tie for which no play-off was held, decided to share trophy. Both gained promotion to the Championship for the following season and again finished =1st

 [9]  Parker 10/14, James 10/18 - no tie-splitting in those days.

[10]  Mattingly 10/13, Reddaway 10/14, King 10/15.

[11]  After a play-off was drawn 2-2.

[12]  First recipient of the Haynes Cup.

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

1966-1976 - Establishment of Lightning Championship

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Tooke

Lightning

 

1966/7

D.M. Andrew

H.G. Cook

G. Southgate

G.C. Nurse

-

 

1967/8

D.M. Andrew

G. Southgate

J. Dowlen

R.A. Wagstaff

-

 

1968/9

G. Speed

G.C.H. King

K. Hylands

D. Malcolm

-

 

1969/70

A.G.C. Paish

K. Staines

M. Barritt

C.D. Carr

-

 

1970/1

D.M. Andrew & A.B. Bamford

A. Rowe

B. Smith

A.B. Bamford

D. Malcolm [13]

 

1971/2

A.G.C. Paish

M. Nathan

J. Shaddick

I.D. Hunnable

G.C. Nurse [14]

 

1972/3

A.G.C. Paish

P. Rose

W. Smith

R.A. Wagstaff

D. Malcolm

 

1973/4

D. Malcolm

J. Dominey

-

A.B. Bamford

R.D. Lancaster

 

1974/5

K.R. Clark

P. Horlock

-

M.J. Yeo & I.D. Hunnable [15]

E.G. Lea

 

1975/6

C.D. Carr

N.W. Faulks & M.R. Wilshire [16]

-

B.W. Atkinson

M. Stevenson

 

 [13] Not yet the Lightning Championship, but "hoped to be".

 [14] First Individual Lightning Champion.

 [15] Both scored 6/8.

 [16] After a play-off was tied 1 each.

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

1976-1987 - Introduction of Nurse Cup; Minor revived.

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Tooke

Lightning

 

1976/7

C.D. Carr

K.B. Warren

-

D. Malcolm

K.B. Warren

 

1977/8

K.R. Clark

M. Phillips-Reid

C.J. Dennis

D.I.W. Reynolds

D. Malcolm

 

1978/9

T.B. Bennett

C.W. Anderton

-

D.R. Sedgwick

A.B. Bamford, I.D. Hunnable, D. Malcolm & J.V. Ripp  [17]

 

1979/80

K.R. Clark

M.R. Wiltshire

-

D.R. Sedgwick

N.W. Faulks & D. Malcolm  [17]

 

1980/1

A.G.C. Paish

T. O'Carroll

-

A.G.C. Paish

K.R. Clark

 

1981/2

D.R. Sedgwick

P.J.B. Wilson

-

?

P.M. Broad

 

1982/3

C.D. Carr

J. Shaddick

-

N.W. Faulks

D. Malcolm

 

1983/4

A.G.C. Paish

G.S. Kitchin

-

A.G.C. Paish

D. Malcolm  [18]

 

1984/5

A.M. Simpson

S. Chowdhury

-

R.A. Wagstaff

A.M. Simpson

 

1985/6

A.G.C. Paish

T. O'Carroll

D.J. Downing

D.R. Sedgwick

A.M. Simpson

 

1986/7

K.R. Clark

R.D. Jones

P. Shadick

D.R. Sedgwick

D. Malcolm

 

 [17]  Pre-trophy, no play-off.

 [18]  First recipient of the Godfrey Nurse Cup.

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

1987-2000 - Establishment of Ratcliff Rapidplay Championship; hat tricks by Sedgwick and Paish

Season

Champion

Major

Minor

Tooke

Lightning

Rapidplay

1987/8

S.J. Brickman

S.M. Pallister

D. Evans

D.R. Sedgwick

D. Malcolm

K.R. Clark [19]

1988/9

J.T. Ward

S. Cartridge

I.A. Fenyvesi

R.F. Collins

D. Malcolm

D. Malcolm

1989/90

J.T. Ward

G.W. Derbyshire

S.M. Ali

J.H. Aldred

I.D. Hunnable

D.J.E. Harris

1990/1

I.D. Hunnable

M.C. Page

R.J. Barrett

M.C. Page

R. Sayers

M.C. Page

1991/2

D.R. Sedgwick

J.H. Aldred

D.J. Downing  [20]

M.C. Page

R. Sayers

R. Sayers

1992/3

D.R. Sedgwick

M.R. Wiltshire

V.J. Rosoux

M.C. Page

I.D. Hunnable

I.D. Hunnable

1993/4

D.R. Sedgwick

D.G. Cannan

S.R. Humphrey

J.H. Aldred & D. Malcolm  [21]

I.D. Hunnable

S.J. Peters

1994/5

D. Malcolm

M.R. Wiltshire

H.R. Kember

J.H. Aldred

D. Malcolm

A.G.C. Paish

1995/6

D. Malcolm

G.W. Naldrett

K.S. Parrott

M.C. Page

M.C. Page

D. Malcolm

1996/7

P.R. Barclay & M.R. Wiltshire  [22]

E. Lovegrove

-

P.R. Barclay

I.D. Hunnable

M.J. Yeo

1997/8

A.G.C. Paish

K.S. Parrott

-

A.G.C. Paish

I.D. Hunnable

M.C. Page

1998/9

A.G.C. Paish

D.G. Cannan

-

D.S.J. Shipp

D. Malcolm & A.G.C. Paish  [23]

T.B. Bennett

1999/2000

A.G.C. Paish

R.P. Hamilton

-

I.D. Hunnable & D.R. Sedgwick [24]

I.D. Hunnable

M.C. Page

 [19] First recipient of the Laurie Ratcliff Cup.
 
[20] Highest placed player in Major with a grade under 110 (no Minor section).
 
[21] Both scored 5/8.
 
[22] Three-way tie on 3/6 between Barclay, Paish and Wiltshire. Play-off: Barclay & Wiltshire 1 pts, Paish 0. Barclay and Wiltshire joint Champions.
 
[23] After a play-off.
 
[24] Both scored 7/12.

1903-1915 | 1915-1919 | 1919-1930 | 1930-1939 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1956 | 1956-1966 | 1966-1976 | 1976-1987 | 1987-2000 | 2000-2007 | Top

2000-2007 - Into the new millenium

Season

Championship

Major

Minor

Tooke

Lightning

Rapidplay

2000/1

D. Malcolm

R.P. Hamilton

-

D.I. Calvert

I.D. Hunnable

M.C. Rich

2001/2

D. Malcolm

R.P. Hamilton

-

B.W. Atkinson

M.C. Rich

P.R. Barclay

2002/3

D.I.W. Reynolds

G.W. Naldrett

-

S.R. Humphrey

M.C. Rich

D. Malcolm

2003/4

D.R. Sedgwick [25]

E.L.T. Lovegrove

-

I.D. Hunnable

D. Malcolm

D.R. Sedgwick

2004/5

D.R. Sedgwick

G.W.Naldrett [25]

-

M.C. Page

D. Malcolm

M.C. Rich

2005/6

D.R. Sedgwick

G.W. Naldrett

-

I.D. Hunnable

A.G.C. Paish

D.R. Sedgwick & M.C. Rich  [25]

2006/7

D.R. Sedgwick

G.W. Naldrett

-

A.G.C. Paish

I.D. Hunnable

M.C. Page  [25]

D.R. Sedgwick

2007/8

D.R. Sedgwick  [26]

G.W. Naldrett

-

M.C. Page

D.I. Calvert

M.C. Page

 [25]  After a play-off.

 [26]  New record: five successive Championships

Records

Most Championships: 9 - L.A. Durham, A.G.C. Paish, D.R. Sedgwick

Most consecutive Championships: 5 - D.R. Sedgwick.