2015 Runners Up:
Benton Hall G.C.
Bentley JC Captain Keith Clissold on the left receiving the trophy from the Jubilee Cup Chairman Phil Redhead
2015 Semi Final 1
2015 Semi Final 2
Crondon Park v The Bentley
Following the rain during the week, Crondon Park and Bentley could not have asked
for better weather to play their Jubilee Cup semi-
Crondon’s Jubilee team captain was the first to put a point on the board winning 7&6 against Dave Lock, but this was quickly followed by Bentley wins by Steve Patterson, 5&4 and Ian Towns 6&4 against Peter Ballard and Darrell Miller respectively.
The other singles where closer affairs with Chris Phillips defeating order of merit
leader Brian English 2&1 with Crondon’s Neil Whitelaw and Peter Green defeating Dennis
Johnson and Ray Nash by the same margin making the match score 3-
As seems to be the case in these matches the result now hinged on the Pairs. Crondon’s
Club Captain Andy Simmonds and David Cox defeated Hugh Boyle and Les Elsworth 5&4
in the first match to make the overall match score 4-
With the Bentley’s David Norris and Robin Mitchell 4 up against Mark Willis and Mark Sinnott the focus turned to the middle match.
Bentley’s Julian Leader and Richard Garlick were leading 2up with 3 to play only to see the Terry Laffar and John Sinclair of Crondon win the next two holes to draw level with one to play. With the final Pairs match finishing 2&1 to Bentley after a valiant fight back by the Crondon’s pair a playoff was now looking likely.
With all the Players gathering around the 18th green to watch the last match complete, Bentley holed for the for Par while Crondon’s par putt just slid past giving the win to Bentley and an overall match result 5&4 to the Bentley .
The Jubilee Cup Committee would like to thank Colchester G.C. for the hospitality and warm welcome and would reiterate the comments made by both teams captain’s in appreciation of the course.
Match Report Final :
Benton Hall v Bentley Golf Club @ Colne Valley Golf Club
It was an unusual Final for a number of reasons, but one key one was unusually we had Singles matches fiercely being competed even after the Pairs games had been done and dusted!
The Individual Order of Merit completion, in particular, drove Benton Hall’s Alan
Moore, in Match 6, to maintain his lead against an un-
The three Pairs matches were consistently in the slight favour of Benton Hall throughout the match, however, two key points were secured by The Bentley against a single victory by Benton Hall Club Captain Dave Claxton , and the recently cut Andy Howarth, who secured a 4&3 victory. The Pairs matches also drove the final result in the Order of Merit, with Keith Lovesy from Benton Hall going into the final day leading by half a point, against David Norris from Bentley. Crucially, however, Keith and Dave Curtis lost 1 down to Bentley, so he remained on 6 points and Bentley’s David Norris shot to the fore, with his 5 and 3 victory (with partner Robin Mitchell) over Benton’s Brian Blakesly and Alan Hickford.
For the other singles matches, early blood was drawn by both teams with Bentley’s Kevin Kimber’s 5 and 3 victory over Chris Phillips (and pushing Kevin to a healthy position in the Individual Order of Merit), and Bentley’s Ray Nash beating Benton’s Adrian Symonds by an even mightier 5 and 4. A run of 4 hole wins helped Ray secure a healthy lead going into the back 9, with Adrian fighting back strongly on the 8th and 12th but ultimately too little too late.
Bentley’s Captain Keith Clissold placed himself in match two, against Benton’s Rob
Price but very early indicators were with the non-
Match Five between Benton’s James Henderson and Bentley’s Dennis Johnson was a sight
I was able to see at key moments with some delightful fist-
Please take a look at the detailed scorecard on our website to see ALL the nine match results
Jubilee Cup 2015 Order of Merit Results
Going into the Final, the end results of the Individual or Pairs Order of Merit could
have been won by a host of players -
In the Individual Order of Merit, despite a valiant attempt by Benton’s Alan Moore, his eventual All Square result meant that Crondon Park’s Tony Efreme and Brian English finished as Runners Up, with Bentley’s Ray Nash also sharing that position due to his 5&3 victory at the Final. Closing out the deal at Colne Valley, Benton Hall Kevin Kimber’s (who, going into the Final, was behind Alan Moore on hole difference only) match point therefore resulted in seeing him gain 5.5 match points overall and becoming the 2015 Individual Order of Merit Winner. Well done Kevin!
In the Pairs Order of Merit, it was really a straight competition between Keith Lovesy of Benton Hall on 6 match points, against David Norris’ (Bentley) 5.5 points which meant significant drama on the day. In the end, however, Keith and his partner Dave Morris lost 1 down and maintained his position on 6 points to become Runner Up for the Pairs Order of Merit. In contrast, David Norris and his Bentley partner Robin Mitchell, and their significant win over Benton Hall, saw David being presented, by Phil Redhead, Jubilee Cup Captain, as 2015 Jubilee Cup Individual Order of Merit Winner, a half a match point clear.
I would like to extend my thanks to Colne Valley G.C. for their help and co-
My thanks also to Director Joe Summers and Vince from Birkdale Trophies who supplied
our excellently engraved and supplied Jubilee Cup trophies. I’d heartily recommend
Birkdale for all your clubs’ trophy needs http://www.birkdale-
I would like to say thank you to all of you for your contribution in 2015! And look forward to receiving your forms for next year over the coming weeks.
Roll on 2016 !!!!
Phil Redhead: Chairman Jubilee Cup Mob:+44 (0)780 141 2232 |E:email@example.com
BENTLEY GOLF CLUB 2015 Jubilee Cup Champions,
defeating BENTON HALL GC 5.5 game points to 3.5.
Benton Hall v Colchester Golf Club
With the cooperation of the Bentley Club we were able to start the match earlier than expected, but it soon gave us a problem as the swift advancement of the singles meant we caught up with other players already on the course.
Alan Moore (Benton Hall) and Peter Manby (Colchester), although being the last singles match were the first to finish with Alan from Benton Hall winning 6 and 4.
The 17th hole proved to be the nemesis for most of the games. Darren Tupper (Benton Hall) had been keeping Jeff Johnson (Colchester) at bay for 13 holes and his wins on 14 & 15 must have set his heart thumping. Jeff rallied a little on 16 but the half on 17 gave Darren the second win for Benton Hall.
Whilst Geoff Lawrenson (Colchester) was starting up the 18th with a one hole advantage over Kevin Kimber, Rob Price (Benton Hall) completed a 2 & 1 win over Richard Watts after recovering from three consecutive losses on holes 12,13 and 14 by winning the15th, 16th and 17th.
Kevin Kimber (Benton Hall) fought back from being 3 down at the turn but could not deny Geoff Lawrenson his 1 up win and Colchester’s first.
Michael Mayes (Colchester) and Adrian Symonds (Benton Hall) had been having a nip and tuck game for 14 holes and when Michael won the 15th he must have thought he was home and dry. But Adrian was not giving up without a fight and won the 16th. However Michael won the 17th giving him a 2 & 1 win and Colchester’s second.
James Henderson (Benton Hall), after being all square on the first nine against Andy Higgleton (Colchester), had won 4 and halved one of the first six holes on the back nine. Andy won the 16th and hoped his luck had changed but a half on the 17th gave James his 2 & 1 win. The singles finished 4 –2 in favour of Benton Hall.
The interest for the spectators now lay in the pairs. Nobody was leaving the congested area around the 16th and 17th greens. We could see the match in the distance but nobody was sure what the score was, only that this was the crucial match to follow.
After 12 holes the Benton Hall pair of Keith Lovesy and Dave Curtis were firmly in charge, being 4 up. Dave Harper and Robin Tucker (Colchester) rallied marvellously and won four out of the next five holes, leaving the 17th green only one down. However that was as far as they could go and the 18th was halved giving Keith and Dave a 1 up win.
The captains agreed that the last two matches between Simon Smith/Chris Wilson (Colchester) & Dave Claxton/Trevor Reeve (Benton Hall), and, Jim Bentley/Steve Holland (Colchester) & Brian Blakesly/Andy Howarth (Benton Hall) would be halved giving Benton Hall a 6 – 3 win.
Our thanks to Bentley G.C. for their help and cooperation in providing the course, and hospitality, and to their staff who were so helpful.
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