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