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Tournament results: British Match Play

Results for the British Match Play are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1979
Europe
1 hole
£6,600
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Smyth, Des

Venue

Fulford

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£6,600

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance European Match Play Championship (Aug 2-5). Smyth (Ire) beat Nick Price (Zim) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. Smyth knocked in a 10ft putt for a winning eagle three on the final green to clinch his first European Tour win. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].

1978
Europe
3 & 2
£8,000
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

James, Mark

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£8,000

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance European Match Play Championship (Jun 28-Jul 1). James (Eng) beat Neil Coles (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final to record his first European Tour win. [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, nr Edinburgh].

1977
Europe
6 & 5
£4,000
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

£4,000

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance Match Play Championship (May 18-21). Baiocchi (RSA) beat Brian Huggett (Wales) 6 and 5 in the 18-hole final. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].

1976
Europe
Kings Norton GC
3 & 2
£3,500
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Barnes, Brian

Venue

Kings Norton GC

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£3,500

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance Match Play Championship (Sept 2-5). Barnes (Scot) beat Craig DeFoy (Wales) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final. [Kings Norton GC, Alvechurch, nr Birmingham].

1975
Europe
Polland, Eddie
23rd hole
£3,500
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Polland, Eddie

Score

23rd hole

Prize money

£3,500

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance Match Play Championship (Sept 3-6). Polland (N.Ire) beat Peter Butler (Eng) at the 23rd hole in the final, to record his second European Tour win. [Lindrick GC, Worksop, Nottinghamshire].

1974
Europe
Newton, Jack
2 & 1
£3,500
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Newton, Jack

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£3,500

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges Match Play Championship (Sept 12-15). Newton (Aus) beat Cesar Sanudo (USA) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final, to record the last of his three European Tour wins. [Downfield GC, Dundee, Angus].

1973
Europe
2 holes
£3,500
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Coles, Neil

Score

2 holes

Prize money

£3,500

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges Match Play Championship (May 23-26). Coles (Eng) beat Doug McClelland (Eng) by 2 holes in the 18-hole final, to record his third win in this prestigious event. [Hillside GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1972
Europe
Garner, John
7 & 6
£3,500
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Garner, John

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

£3,500

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges Match Play Championship (Sept 11-16). Garner (Eng) beat Neil Coles (Eng) 7 and 6 in the 18-hole final, to record his first and only European Tour win. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1971
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

British Match Play Championship not played in 1971.

1970
Europe
3 & 2
£2,000
Long John Whisky

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Horton, Tommy

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

Long John Whisky

Played as the Long John Scotch Whisky Match Play Championship (Aug 26-29). Horton (Eng) beat Ronnie Shade (Scot) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1969
Europe
Bembridge, Maurice
6 & 5
£1,250
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bembridge, Maurice

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Matchplay (Sept 4-7). Bembridge (Eng) beat Dai Rees (Wales) 6 & 5 in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1968
Europe
1 hole
£1,250
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Huggett, Brian

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 5-8). Huggett (Wales) beat John Panton (Scot) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1967
Europe
4 & 3
£1,250
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Thomson, Peter

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 7-10). Defending champion Thomson (Aus) beat Dai Rees (Wales) 4 and 3 in the 18-hole final, to record his fourth win in this event. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1966
Europe
2 & 1
£1,250
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Thomson, Peter

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 7-10). Peter Thomson (Aus) beat Neil Coles (Eng) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1965
Europe
19th hole
£1,250
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Coles, Neil

Score

19th hole

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 2-5). Defending champion Coles (Eng) beat Lionel Platts (Eng) at the 19th hole in the final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1964
Europe
3 & 2
£1,250
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Coles, Neil

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 2-5). Coles (Eng) beat Peter Butler (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1963
Europe
Thomas, Dave
3 & 2
£1,250
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Dave

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 4-7). Thomas (Wales) beat John Macdonald (Scot) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].

1962
Europe
19th hole
£1,250
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brown, Eric

Score

19th hole

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 5-8). Brown (Scot) beat Ross Whitehead (Eng) at the 19th hole in the final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1961
Europe
3 & 1
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Thomson, Peter

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 6-9). Thomson (Aus) beat Ralph Moffitt (Eng) 3 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1960
Europe
20th hole
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brown, Eric

Score

20th hole

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 7-10). Brown (Scot) beat Harry Weetman (Eng) at the 20th hole in the final. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].

1959
Europe
Snell, David
3 & 2
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Snell, David

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 9-12). Snell (Eng) beat defending champion Harry Weetman (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1958
Europe
1 hole
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 10-13). Weetman (Eng) beat Bernard Hunt (Eng) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1957
Europe
5 & 4
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

O'Connor, Christy

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 11-14). O'Connor (Ire) beat Tom Haliburton (Scot) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].

1956
Europe
1 hole
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, John

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 12-15). Panton (Scot) beat Harry Weetman (Eng) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

1955
Europe
Bousfield, Ken
4 & 3
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bousfield, Ken

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 14-17). Bousfield (Eng) beat Eric Brown (Scot) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1954
Europe
38th hole
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Thomson, Peter

Score

38th hole

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 30-Oct 2). Thomson (Aus) beat Johnny Fallon (Eng) at the 38th hole in the final. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

1953
Europe
1 hole
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Venue

Ganton

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 16-19). Faulkner (Eng) beat Dai Rees (Wales) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Ganton GC, nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire].

1952
Europe
4 & 3
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Daly, Fred

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 17-20). Daly (N.Ire) beat Flory van Donck (Belg) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. This was Daly's third win in this event in six years, and, as in 1947, another win against van Donck in the final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1951
Europe
5 & 4
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 19-22). Weetman (Eng) beat Jimmy Adams (Scot) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

1950
Europe
7 & 6
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rees, Dai

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 20-23). Defending champion Rees (Wales) beat Frank Jowle (Eng) 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final, to record his fourth win in the British Match Play Championship. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].

1949
Europe
1 hole
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rees, Dai

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 21-24). Rees (Wales) beat Henry Cotton (Eng) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1948
Europe
4 & 3
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Daly, Fred

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 22-25). Defending champion Daly (N.Ire) beat Laurie Ayton Jr (Scot) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1947
Europe
3 & 2
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Daly, Fred

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 24-27). Daly (N.Ire) beat Flory Van Donck (Belg) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to become the first man since James Braid in 1905 to jointly hold the Open Championship and Professional match Play Championship titles. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

1946
Europe
8 & 7
£550
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cotton, Henry

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

£550

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 25-28; for the first time the winner was officially recognised as the PGA's official Match Play Champion). Cotton (Eng) beat Jimmy Adams (Scot) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

1945
Europe
Horne, Reg
4 & 3
£600
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Horne, Reg

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£600

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (July 24-27). Horne (Eng) beat Percy Alliss (Eng) 4 and 3 in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1944
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War II.

1943
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War II.

1942
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War II.

1941
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War II.

1940
Europe
37th hole
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cotton, Henry

Score

37th hole

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Jun 30-May 3). Cotton (Eng) beat Alf Padgham (Eng) at the 37th hole in the final. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1939
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War II.

1938
Europe
4 & 3
£500
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rees, Dai

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 13-16). Rees (Wales) beat Eddie Whitcombe (Eng) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final, to win this title for the second time in three years. Ernest Whitcombe (Eddie's father) was runner-up in this event in 1936, and the winner in 1924. Charles Whitcombe (Eddie's uncle) was the winner in 1928 and 1930. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1937
Europe
3 & 2
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 14-18). Percy Alliss (Eng) beat Jimmy Adams (Scot) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, which was completed a day late after torrential rain halted proceedings on the Friday, the intended final day. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].

1936
Europe
Oxhey Park
1 hole
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rees, Dai

Venue

Oxhey Park

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 15-18). Rees (Wales) beat Ernest Whitcombe (Eng) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Oxhey Park GC, Watford, Herts. 18-hole course at the time; now 9-holes].

1935
Europe
3 & 2
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Padgham, Alf

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 11-14). Padgham (Eng) beat Percy Alliss (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1934
Europe
Busson, Jack
2 holes
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Busson, Jack

Score

2 holes

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 18-21). 23-year-old Busson (Eng) beat Charles Whitcombe (Eng) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1933
Europe
Purley Downs
5 & 4
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Venue

Purley Downs

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 19-22). Alliss (Eng) beat Mark Seymour (Eng) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Purley Downs GC, South Croydon, Surrey].

1932
Europe
10 & 8
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cotton, Henry

Score

10 & 8

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 20-23). 25-year-old Cotton (Eng) beat Alf Perry (Eng) by a tournament record score of 10 and 8 in the 36-hole final. [Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1931
Europe
5 & 4
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Padgham, Alf

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 22-25). Padgham (Eng) beat Mark Seymour (Eng) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1930
Europe
Oxhey Park
4 & 2
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Whitcombe, Charles

Venue

Oxhey Park

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 23-26). Whitcombe (Eng) beat Henry Cotton (Eng) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final - as he did two years earlier in 1928. [Oxhey Park GC, Watford, Herts. 18-hole course at the time; now 9-holes].

1929
Europe
Mitchell, Abe
8 & 7
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mitchell, Abe

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 17-20). Mitchell (Eng) beat Philip Rodgers (Eng) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1928
Europe
4 & 2
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Whitcombe, Charles

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 18-21). Whitcombe (Eng) beat Henry Cotton (Eng) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. Both players were hailed as "amongst the world's greatest" for the quality of their play. Whitworth took control in the middle of the second round, with scores of 2, 3, 3, 3 from the 7th to the 10th hole. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].

1927
Europe
Compston, Archie
8 & 7
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Compston, Archie

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 20-23). 34-year-old Compston (Eng) beat James Braid (Scot) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final, denying 57-year-old Braid his fifth News of the World Matchplay title. Compston won for the second time in three years. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1926
Europe
38th hole
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Herd, Alex

Score

38th hole

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 21-24). Alexander 'Sandy' Herd (Scot) beat Jack Bloxham (Eng) at the 38th hole in the final. Herd recorded his second win in this event, coming 20 years after his first. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1925
Europe
Compston, Archie
3 & 1
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Compston, Archie

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 22-25). Compston (Eng) beat George Gadd (Eng) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1924
Europe
3 & 2
£200
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Whitcombe, Ernest

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 7-10). Whitcombe (Eng) beat George Gadd (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [St George's Hill GC, Weybridge, Surrey].

1923
Europe
Wilson, Reg
4 & 2
£200
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wilson, Reg

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 2-5). Wilson (Eng) beat Tom Renouf (Jersey) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1922
Europe
Gadd, George
5 & 4
£200
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gadd, George

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 3-6). Gadd (Eng, ex-officer in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers) beat Fred Leach (Eng) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1921
Europe
Seymour, Bert
Oxhey Park
40th hole
£200
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Seymour, Bert

Venue

Oxhey Park

Score

40th hole

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 4-7). Seymour (Eng) beat J.W. "Jack" Gaudin (Jersey) at the 40th hole in the final. [Oxhey Park GC, Watford, Herts. 18-hole course at the time; now 9-holes].

1920
Europe
Mitchell, Abe
3 & 2
£200
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mitchell, Abe

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 5-8). Defending champion Mitchell (Eng) beat Josh Taylor (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1919
Europe
Mitchell, Abe
1 hole
£200
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mitchell, Abe

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 29-Oct 2). Mitchell (Eng) beat defending champion George Duncan (Scot) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1918
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War One.

1917
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

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Score

x

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x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War One.

1916
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War One.

1915
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War One.

1914
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

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x

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x

News of the World Match Play not played due to World War One.

1913
Europe
3 & 2
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Duncan, George

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 6-9). Duncan (Scot) beat James Braid (Scot) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1912
Europe
1 hole
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Vardon, Harry

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 1-4). Vardon (Jersey) beat Ted Ray (Jersey) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1911
Europe
1 hole
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Braid, James

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 2-5). Braid (Scot) beat Ted Ray (Jersey) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. Braid was the club professional at Walton Heath at the time. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1910
Europe
Sherlock, James
8 & 6
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sherlock, James

Score

8 & 6

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 3-6). Sherlock (Eng) beat George Duncan (Scot) 8 and 6 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1909
Europe
Ball, Tom
7 & 5
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ball, Tom

Score

7 & 5

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 5-7). Ball (Eng) beat Alexander "Sandy" Herd (Scot) 7 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1908
Europe
2 holes
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Taylor, J.H.

Score

2 holes

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 6-8). Taylor (Eng) beat Fred Robson (Eng) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final. Taylor was the club professional at Royal Mid-Surrey at the time. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1907
Europe
4 & 2
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Braid, James

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 15-17). Braid (Scot) beat J.H. Taylor (Eng) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1906
Europe
8 & 7
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Herd, Alex

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 2-4). Herd (Scot) beat Charles Mayo (Eng) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Notts GC, Hollinwell, nr Mansfield, England].

1905
Europe
4 & 3
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Braid, James

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 3-5). Braid (Scot) beat Tom Vardon (Jersey) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Braid was the club professional at Walton Heath at the time. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1904
Europe
5 & 3
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Taylor, J.H.

Score

5 & 3

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 4-6). Taylor (Eng) beat Alfred Toogood (Eng) 5 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Taylor was the club professional at Royal Mid-Surrey at the time. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1903
Europe
4 & 3
£100
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Braid, James

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

News of the World

The inaugural Professional Golfers' Association "News of the World" Golf Tournament (Oct 13-15). Braid (Scot) beat Ted Ray (Jersey) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

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