Anthony Thomas Letchworth, (Tony), Consultant Gynaecologist, was a stalwart member of the Wessex Fives Club for some 15 years. He died prematurely in 1994. As a mark of respect and to commemorate his skills as a player and as a friend, members of the club  made donations and a handsome silver bowl was purchased. This was named the Letchworth Bowl.

Every year since 1977, there has been an end of season tournament. Players are divided into 2 groups - one group consists of the stronger, more experienced players and the other group - the less experienced. Pairs are then drawn "out of a hat" - so who wins is very unpredictable. The winners, though, invariably have to work hard!

Since 1995, the winners receive the Letchworth Bowl. Almost always, Tony's widow, Gis Letchworth comes to the post-tournament supper and presents the trophy. A plate has been attached to the base of the Bowl's plinth, recording all the tournament winners since 1977 - from which it can be seen how many times Tony Letchworth himself was victorious.

PAST WINNERS

  • 1977 Peter Summerhayes & Hugh Hammersley

  • 1978 Peter Whelan & Nigel Cox

  • 1979 Nigel Hind & Frank Akerman

  • 1980 Mick Summerhayes & Nigel Cox

  • 1981 Tony Letchworth & Frank Akerman

  • 1982 David Dance & Mansell Jagger

  • 1983 David Bartlett & Tony Letchworth

  • 1984 George Bowyer & Nigel Cox

  • 1985 Jamie Orchard & Frank Akerman

  • 1986 Richard Moxon & Frank Akerman

  • 1987 Ian Levitt & Richard Moxon

  • 1988 Tony Wolstenholme & George Bowyer

  • 1989 Tony Letchworth & Richard Moxon

  • 1990 Nigel Cox & Tony Letchworth

  • 1991 John Morris & Chris Gibb

  • 1992 David Horn & Jamie Orchard

  • 1993 Harry Akerman & Alex Orchard

  • 1994 Terry Morrison & Graham Gardner

  • 1995 Jonathan Morris & Tony Wolstenholme

  • 1996 Nick Duggan & Tony Wolstenholme

  • 1997 Keith Whale & Nick Wolstenholme

  • 1998 Graham Gardner & Charles Kennedy

  • 1999 Tim Caroe & Chris Levoi

  • 2000 David Horn & Greg McGovern

  • 2001 Alistair Hellewell & Harry Akerman

  • 2002 Richard Summerfield & Angus Hemmings

  • 2003 Simon Swales & Michael Heard

  • 2004 David Spiegal & Mick Summerhayes

  • 2005 Tony Wolstenholme & Albie Healey

  • 2006 Toby Marshall and Albie Healey

  • 2007 Will Ellison and Geoffrey Hammond

  • 2008 Will Ellison and Ben Graham Evans

  • 2009 Hal Mohamed and Alex Burns

  • 2010 Julian Pearce-Smith and Alex Burns

  • 2011 Jamie Orchard and Toby Marshall

  • 2012 Simon Swales and Paul A'Hearn

  • 2013 Ben Hale and David Spiegal

  • 2014 Fred Kelly and Jonathan Russell

  • 2015 Pete Kullavanijaya and Alec Younger

  • 2016 Ed Hawke and Nigel Gainsborough

  • 2017 Bev Boag and Dave Butler

  • 2018 Giles Munn and Chris Jack

  • 2019 Giles Munn and Wendy Carling