1912 News of the World Match Play

The 1912 News of the World Match Play was the tenth News of the World Match Play tournament. It was played from Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 October at Sunningdale Golf Club. 32 players competed in a straight knock-out competition, with each match contested over 18 holes, except for the final which was over 36 holes. The winner received £100 out of a total prize fund of £400. Harry Vardon defeated Ted Ray by 1 hole in the final to win the tournament.

1912 News of the World Match Play
Tournament information
Dates2–4 October 1912
LocationSunningdale, Berkshire, England
Course(s)Sunningdale Golf Club
Organised byThe PGA
FormatMatch play – 18 holes
(Final 36 holes)
Statistics
Field32 players
Prize fund£400
Winner's share£100
Champion
Jersey Harry Vardon
def. Ted Ray 1 up
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Sunningdale Golf Club is located in England
Sunningdale Golf Club
Sunningdale Golf Club

QualificationEdit

Entry was restricted to members of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA). Qualification was by a series of 36-hole stroke-play competitions; one for each of the eight PGA sections. The Southern section had 12 qualifiers, the Northern section 7, the Midland section 5, the Scottish, Welsh and Western sections 2 and the Eastern and Irish sections 1. Because of the large number of entries in the Southern section, two events were run with 6 qualifiers at each venue. In the event of a tie for places there was a playoff.

Qualifying events:

The qualifiers were:

FormatEdit

The format was unchanged. Matches were over 18 holes except for the final which was over 36 holes. Extra holes were played in the event of a tied match. Two rounds were played on the first day, two more on the second day with the final on the third day.

ResultsEdit

Source:[12][13][14][15]

First round
2 October
Second round
2 October
Third round
3 October
Semi-finals
3 October
Final
4 October
  George Gadd 4&3
  Jack White   George Gadd
  George Duncan   Harry Vardon 6&4
  Harry Vardon 4&3   Harry Vardon 1up
  James Edmundson   Sandy Herd
  Sandy Herd 20h   Sandy Herd 5&4
  Arthur Day 3&2   Arthur Day
  Peter Rainford   Harry Vardon 7&5
  James Bradbeer   Reg Wilson
  Ernest Jones 2&1   Ernest Jones 1up
  Sam Whiting 3&1   Sam Whiting
  Edward Cheal   Ernest Jones
  J.H. Taylor   Reg Wilson 4&3
  Jack Rowe 1up   Jack Rowe
  Reg Wilson 1up   Reg Wilson 4&3
  Tom Williamson   Harry Vardon 1up
  Willie Watt 7&5   Ted Ray
  Willie Ritchie   Willie Watt
  George Tuck   Ted Ray 19h
  Ted Ray 4&2   Ted Ray 5&4
  Claude Gray   Walter Hambleton
  Walter Hambleton 23h   Walter Hambleton 3&1
  Edward Veness   Ernest Whitcombe
  Ernest Whitcombe 7&6   Ted Ray 7&6
  George Buckle 3&2   Harry Cawsey
  Charles Roberts   George Buckle
  Michael Moran   Harry Cawsey 3&2
  Harry Cawsey 3&2   Harry Cawsey 2&1
  Edward Smith   Ernest Foord
  Robert Thomson 2&1   Robert Thomson
  Ernest Foord 4&3   Ernest Foord 20h
  Allan Gow

Prize moneyEdit

The winner received £100 and a gold medal, but the runner-up now received £40 and a silver medal, losing semi-finalists £20 and a bronze medal, losing quarter-finalists £15, second round losers £10 and first round losers £5.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "£400 professional tournament Scottish qualifying competition". The Times. 5 July 1912. p. 14.
  2. ^ "The £400 tournament – Western qualifying competition". The Times. 12 July 1912. p. 13.
  3. ^ "Golf Eastern professional competition". The Times. 25 July 1912. p. 13.
  4. ^ "Professional tournament for £400 – Northern section". The Times. 5 September 1912. p. 9.
  5. ^ a b "Golf – Professional tournament for £400 – Southern section – Braid's failure to qualify". The Times. 12 September 1912. p. 11.
  6. ^ a b "The professional tournament for £400". The Times. 13 September 1912. p. 9.
  7. ^ "The Welsh competition". The Times. 12 September 1912. p. 11.
  8. ^ "Professional tournament for £400". The Times. 20 September 1912. p. 9.
  9. ^ "The professional tournament for £400". The Times. 21 September 1912. p. 10.
  10. ^ "Professional tournament for £400 – Midland section". The Times. 26 September 1912. p. 9.
  11. ^ "Midland professional championship". The Times. 27 September 1912. p. 9.
  12. ^ "Golf – Professional tournament for £400 – The draw". The Times. 27 September 1912. p. 9.
  13. ^ "Golf – The £400 tournament – Duncan and Taylor beaten". The Glasgow Herald. 3 October 1912. p. 13.
  14. ^ "Golf – The £400 tournament – Ray and Vardon in the final". The Glasgow Herald. 4 October 1912. p. 15.
  15. ^ "Golf – The £400 tournament – Keen contest in the final – Vardon beats Ray". The Glasgow Herald. 5 October 1912. p. 15.

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