Challenge Trophies

ETwA runs a singles challenge trophy (the "Jubilee Trophy") and a pairs challenge trophy (the "Golden Squidger"). The current status of both events is described below.

Go to The Jubilee Trophy

Go to The Golden Squidger

Both competitions are normally played over 5 games (though other lengths have been played in the past by mutual agreement between participants). Those players wishing to challenge the reigning champion(s) should notify the ETwA Secretary (Andrew Garrard). The Secretary maintains the list of challengers which corresponds to the order in which the challenges are to be played. Challengers are allowed to "jump the queue" above those who challenged earlier by mutual agreement between the participants. In the event that there are any particularly long delays in arranging matches, the Secretary may remove challengers from the list. Players are not normally allowed to challenge again after losing a Jubilee match for a three month period.


The Jubilee Trophy

Current Champion

Alan Dean.

List of Challengers

None currently.

Please notify the ETwA Secretary (Andrew Garrard) should you wish to challenge for this trophy.

Past Jubilee Results

Oct 12: Alan Dean beat Harley Jones, 18-3.
Mar 12: Alan Dean beat Patrick Driscoll, 18.5-16.5.
Dec 11: Alan Dean beat Patrick Driscoll, 19.5-8.5.
Jul 11: Alan Dean beat Steve Phillips, 18-3.
Apr 11: Alan Dean beat Steve Phillips, 18-3.
Aug 10: Alan Dean beat Andrew Garrard, 20-8.
May 10: Alan Dean beat Steve Phillips, 30-5.
Apr 10: Alan Dean beat Tim Hunt, 22-6.
Nov 09: Alan Dean beat Steve Phillips, 18-10. (Charles chose to relinquish the title.)
spring 09: Charles Relle beat Andrew Garrard, 20-8.
Jan 09: Andrew Garrard beat Ben Fairbairn, 23-5.
Oct 08: Andrew Garrard beat Alan Dean, 21 1/2 - 20 1/2.
Sep 08: Andrew Garrard beat Tim Hunt, 18-10.
May 08: Tim Hunt beat Andrew Garrard, 23-12.
Feb 08: Tim Hunt beat Ben Fairbairn, 18-3.
Jan 08: Tim Hunt beat Steve Phillips, 30-5.
Oct 07: Tim Hunt beat Alan Dean, Andrew Garrard and Steve Phillips in a mutually agreed 4-way contest.
Oct 07: Alan Dean beat Steve Phillips, 18-3.
Aug 07: Alan Dean beat Andrews Garrard and Phil Carmody in a 3-way contest.
Jul 07: Alan Dean beat Steve Phillips, 25-10.
Jun 07: Alan Dean beat Andrew Garrard, 28.5 - 20.5.
Apr 07: Alan Dean beat Simon Dean, 25.5 - 9.5.
Apr 07: Alan Dean beat Andrew Garrard and Tim Hunt in a 3-way contest.
Mar 07: Alan Dean beat Charles Relle, 61.5-50.5.
Oct 06: Alan Dean beat Charles Relle, 60-59.
Jul 05: Alan Dean beat Patrick Driscoll, 19-9.
Jul 05: Alan Dean beat Jon Lockwood, 20-8.
Aug 04: Alan Dean beat Tim Jeffreys, 18-3.
Aug 04: Alan Dean beat Tim Hunt, 19-14. (James relinquished title on the grounds that he was "too busy").
May 03: James Cullingham beat Matt Fayers, 18-17.
Aug 02: Matt Fayers beat James Cullingham, 21-7.
Aug 02: Matt Fayers beat Tim Hunt, 22-6.
Apr 02: Matt Fayers beat Alan Dean, 19.5-8.5.
Dec 01: Matt Fayers beat James Cullingham, 20-15.
Sep 01: Matt Fayers beat Tim Hunt, 21-14.
Apr 01: Matt Fayers beat Chris Abram, 18-10.
Apr 01: Matt Fayers beat Stew Sage, 19-2.
Nov 00: Matt Fayers beat Tim Hunt, 18-17.
Oct 00: Tim Hunt beat Charles Relle, 23-5.
Sep 00: Charles Relle beat Suzanne Morton, 19-2.
Jun 00: Charles Relle beat Alan Dean, 18-17.
Dec 99: Charles Relle beat Matt Fayers, 21-14.
Oct 99: Matt Fayers beat Tim Hunt, 21-7.

1988: Andy Purvis (many successful defences)
1982: Charles Relle (many successful defences)
1981: Dave Lockwood
1979: Alan Dean
1979: Nigel Knowles
1978: Jon Mapley
1978: Cyril Edwards
1978: Alan Dean
1977: Keith Seaman

Historically the Jubilee trophy has a mixed background. At one time it was taken "seriously". Charles Relle won it, and successfully defended the title for 13 matches (acquiring at the same time an infamous reputation for his "loopy juice"). After a period without many matches, it was revived and fell into the hands of Andy Purvis. After a similarly large number of successful defences of his title, people stopped challenging him and the event again stopped being played for a number of years.

After a long period without any challenges, Andy chose to relinquish the title. The winner between the two challengers then on the list played a match to decide the new Jubilee champion, and challenges have since been played in the traditional fashion.


The Golden Squidger

Current Champions

Alan Dean & Matt Fayers.

List of Challengers

None currently known.

Please notify the ETwA Secretary should you wish to challenge for this trophy.

Past Golden Squidger Results

Oct 2009: Alan Dean & Matt Fayers beat Alan Harper & Charles Relle 20.5-14.5
Mar 2009: Alan Dean & Matt Fayers beat Charles Relle & Geoff Myers 19-9.
Oct 2004: Charles Relle & Geoff Myers beat Alan Dean & Geoff Thorpe 18-10.
Dec 2002: Charles Relle & Geoff Myers beat James Cullingham & Ed Wynn 20-15.
Feb 1996: Charles Relle & Geoff Myers beat Andy Purvis & Jon Mapley 18.5-9.5.
Older results are not currently available.


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