Diamond Challenge Sculls

The Diamond Challenge Sculls is a rowing event for men's single sculls at the annual Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames in England. First run in 1844, it is open to male scullers from all eligible rowing clubs.[1][2]

Diamond Challenge Sculls
Diamond Challenge Sculls Trophy (Nancy).JPG
The Diamond Challenge Sculls trophy (centre in wooden case)
VenueHenley Royal Regatta, River Thames
LocationHenley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Dates1844 – present

The Diamond Challenge Sculls, the Wingfield Sculls and the London Cup in the Metropolitan Regatta make up the "Triple Crown" of the three premier single sculling events in the United Kingdom.

WinnersEdit

Diamond Challenge Sculls
Year Winner Club Runner-up
1844 Thomas Bumpsted Scullers Club, London H Morgan
1845 S Wallace Leander Club J W Conant
1846 Sir Edward Moon Magdalen College, Oxford Thomas Howard Fellows
1847 William Maule Trinity College, Cambridge Edward Moon
1848 William Bagshawe Trinity College, Cambridge W Wilberforce
1849 Thomas Bone London C S Bagot
1850 Thomas Bone Meteor Club, London John Erskine Clarke
1851 Edward Gryffydh Peacock Thames Club Edward Macnaghten
1852 Edward Macnaghten Trinity College, Cambridge Edward Gryffydh Peacock
1853 Stephen Rippingall Peterhouse, Cambridge Martin Howy Irving
1854 Herbert Playford Wandle Club, London R C Galton
1855 A. A. Casamajor Wandle Club, London Herbert Playford
1856 A. A. Casamajor Argonaut Club, London C Stephens
1857 A. A. Casamajor London Rowing Club James Paine
1858 A. A. Casamajor London Rowing Club
1859 Edwin Brickwood Richmond Rowing Club R Beaumont
1860 Herbert Playford London Rowing Club Edwin Brickwood
1861 A. A. Casamajor London Rowing Club Edwin Brickwood
1862 Edwin Brickwood London Rowing Club Walter Bradford Woodgate
1863 Charles Bennett Lawes Third Trinity, Cambridge Edwin Brickwood
1864 Walter Bradford Woodgate Brasenose College, Oxford Edward Michell
1865 Edward Michell Magdalen College, Oxford Charles Bennett Lawes
1866 Edward Michell Magdalen College, Oxford Walter Bradford Woodgate
1867 William Crofts Brasenose College, Oxford Frank Willan
1868 William Stout London Rowing Club William Crofts
1869 William Crofts Brasenose College, Oxford A C Yarborough
1870 John Brooks Close First Trinity, Cambridge R J Waldie-Griffith
1871 William Fawcus Tynemouth Rowing Club John Goldie
1872 Clement Courtenay Knollys Magdalen College, Oxford C H Lawton
1873 Alfred Dicker Lady Margaret, Cambridge W Chillingworth
1874 Alfred Dicker Lady Margaret, Cambridge William Fawcus
1875 Alfred Dicker Lady Margaret, Cambridge William Brooks Close
1876 Frank Lumley Playford London Rowing Club Robert Labat
1877 Tom Edwards-Moss Brasenose College, Oxford A V Frere
1878 Tom Edwards-Moss Brasenose College, Oxford Jefferson Lowndes
1879 Jefferson Lowndes Hertford College, Oxford Frank Lumley Playford
1880 Jefferson Lowndes Derby School Rowing Club C E Adam
1881 Jefferson Lowndes Derby School Rowing Club A Wild
1882 Jefferson Lowndes Derby School Rowing Club A Lein
1883 Jefferson Lowndes Twickenham Rowing Club A Wild
1884 William Sully Unwin Magdalen College, Oxford R H Smith
1885 William Sully Unwin Magdalen College, Oxford Frederick I Pitman
1886 Frederick I. Pitman Third Trinity, Cambridge William Sully Unwin
1887 James Cardwell Gardner Emmanuel College, Cambridge Guy Nickalls
1888 Guy Nickalls Magdalen College, Oxford E Doering
1889 Guy Nickalls Magdalen College, Oxford C J Psotta
1890 Guy Nickalls Magdalen College, Oxford Gilbert Kennedy
1891 Vivian Nickalls Magdalen College, Oxford
1892 Janus Ooms Neptune RC, Amsterdam, Netherlands S M Boyd
1893 Guy Nickalls Magdalen College, Oxford Gilbert Kennedy
1894 Guy Nickalls Formosa Boat Club Vivian Nickalls
1895 Rupert Guinness Leander Club Guy Nickalls
1896 Rupert Guinness Leander Club R K Beaumont
1897 Edward Ten Eyck Wachusett, USA Harry Blackstaffe
1898 Benjamin Hunting Howell Trinity Hall, Cambridge Harry Blackstaffe
1899 Benjamin Hunting Howell Thames Rowing Club Harry Blackstaffe
1900 Edward Hemmerde University College, Oxford Benjamin Hunting Howell
1901 Charles Vincent Fox Guards Brigade Rowing Club St G Ashe
1902 Frederick Septimus Kelly Balliol College, Oxford Raymond Etherington-Smith
1903 Frederick Septimus Kelly Leander Club Jack Beresford
1904 Lou Scholes Toronto Rowing Club, Canada Arthur Cloutte
1905 Frederick Septimus Kelly Leander Club Harry Blackstaffe
1906 Harry Blackstaffe Vesta Rowing Club Captain W H V Darell
1907 Captain W H V Darell Household Brigade Alexander McCulloch
1908 Alexander McCulloch Leander Club Athol Alexander Stuart
1909 Athol Alexander Stuart Kingston Rowing Club R Lucas
1910 Wally Kinnear Kensington RC R Lucas
1911 Wally Kinnear Kensington RC Eric Powell
1912 Eric Powell Vikings Club Alexander McCulloch
1913 Cecil McVilly Derwent Rowing Club, Tasmania, Aus E D P Pinks
1914 Giuseppe Sinigaglia Lario Club, Como, Italy C M Stuart
No races 1915–1919 (WWI)
1920 Jack Beresford Thames Rowing Club Donald Gollan
1921 Frits Eijken Delft University, Laga, Netherlands Jack Beresford
1922 W M Hoover Duluth, Minnesota, USA Jack Beresford
1923 M K Morris London Rowing Club Donald Gollan
1924 Jack Beresford Thames Rowing Club K N Craig
1925 Jack Beresford Thames Rowing Club Donald Gollan
1926 Jack Beresford Thames Rowing Club G E G Goddard
1927 R T Lee Worcester College, Oxford Joseph Wright Jr.
1928 Joseph Wright Jr. Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto, Canada R T Lee
1929 Bert Gunther De Amstel, Netherlands Joseph Wright Jr.
1930 Jack Guest Don Rowing Club, Canada Gerhard Boetzelen
1931 Bobby Pearce Leander Boat Club, Hamilton, Canada F Bradley
1932 Herbert Buhtz Berliner RC, Germany Gerhard Boetzelen
1933 Tom Askwith Peterhouse, Cambridge Humphrey Warren
1934 Herbert Buhtz Berliner RC, Germany W Rutherford
1935 Ernst Rufli FC Zurich RC, Switzerland J Zavrel
1936 Ernst Rufli FC Zurich RC, Switzerland T H Tyler
1937 Josef Hasenöhrl RV Ellida, Austria J F Coulson
1938 Joe Burk Penn Athletic Club, USA L D Habbitts
1939 Joe Burk Penn Athletic Club, USA Roger Verey
No races 1940–1945 (WWII)
1946 Jean Séphériadès SN Basse Seine, France John B. Kelly Jr.
1947 John B. Kelly Jr. University of Penn, USA C H Fronsdal
1948 Mervyn Wood NSW Police Rowing Club, Australia Bert Bushnell
1949 John B. Kelly Jr. University of Penn, USA J H Trinsey
1950 Antony Rowe Leander Club R H van Mesdag
1951 Tony Fox Pembroke College, Cambridge E Larsen
1952 Mervyn Wood Sydney Rowing Club, Australia Tony Fox
1953 Tony Fox London Rowing Club R George
1954 Perica Vlašić Mornar Club, Yugoslavia A Colomb
1955 Teodor Kocerka AZS Bydgoszsz, Poland Sidney Rand
1956 Teodor Kocerka AZS Bydgoszsz, Poland Tony Fox
1957 Stuart Mackenzie Sydney Rowing Club, Australia Vyacheslav Ivanov
1958 Stuart Mackenzie Sydney Rowing Club, Australia Vyacheslav Ivanov
1959 Stuart Mackenzie Sydney Rowing Club, Australia H L Parker
1960 Stuart Mackenzie Leander Club Teodor Kocerka
1961 Stuart Mackenzie Mosman Rowing Club, Australia O Yjurin
1962 Stuart Mackenzie Leander Club William L. Barry
1963 Gottfried Kottmann Belvoir RC, Switzerland William L. Barry
1964 Seymour Cromwell Nonpareil Rowing Club, USA Alberto Demiddi
1965 Donald Spero NY Athletic Club, USA Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh
1966 Achim Hill BSGM Baumschuleneweg, Germany Jan Wienese
1967 Martin Studach Grasshopper Club Zürich, Switzerland Jochen Meißner
1968 Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh Eton Vikings Kenny Dwan
1969 Joachim Böhmer SC Dynamo Berlin, Germany W B Tytus
1970 Jochen Meißner Mannheimer RV Amicitia, Germany Patrick Delafield
1971 Alberto Demiddi Club de Regatas Rosario, Argentica J W Dietz
1972 Aleksandr Timoshinin WMF Moscow, USSR Seán Drea
1973 Seán Drea Neptune Rowing Club, Ireland David Sturge
1974 Seán Drea Neptune Rowing Club, Ireland Kenny Dwan
1975 Seán Drea Neptune Rowing Club, Ireland J E Dietz
1976 Ted Hale Sydney Rowing Club, Australia P Zeum
1977 Tim Crooks Leander Club J W Dietz
1978 Tim Crooks Leander Club Hugh Matheson
1979 Hugh Matheson Nottingham Rowing Club J T Ghoos
1980 Ricardo Ibarra Mar del Plata, Argentina
1981 Chris Baillieu Leander Club S C Howell
1982 Chris Baillieu Leander Club A Whitwell
1983 Steve Redgrave Marlow Rowing Club Tim Crooks
1984 Chris Baillieu Leander Club B Eltang
1985 Steve Redgrave Marlow Rowing Club Brad Alan Lewis
1986 B Eltang Danske Stud. RK, Denmark Steve Redgrave
1987 PM Kolbe RC Hamburg, Germany V Jakusha
1988 GH McGlashan Melbourne University, Australia A H Sudduth
1989 Václav Chalupa Dukla Praha, Czechoslovakia K Broniewski
1990 EFM Verdonk Koru Rowing Club, New Zealand Wim Van Belleghem
1991 Wim Van Belleghem Royal Club Nautique de Gand, Belgium E F M Verdonk
1992 Rorie Henderson Leander Club P Reedy
1993 Thomas Lange Ruderverein Bollberg-Halle, Germany Václav Chalupa
1994 Xeno R Müller Grasshopper Club Zurich, Switzerland M H Hansen
1995 Jüri Jaanson Parnu Rowing Club, Estonia Xeno R Müller
1996 MLO (Merlin) Vervoorn DSR Proteus-Eretes, Delft, the Netherlands A R Bihrer
1997 Greg MP Searle Molesey Boat Club Peter Haining
1998 Jamie W Koven Brown Alumni, USA Greg MP Searle
1999 Marcel Hacker Rc Magdeburg, Germany J W Koven
2000 Aquil H Abdullah Princeton Training Center, USA S D Goodbrand
2001 Duncan S Free Surfers Paradise RC, Australia D T Hallett
2002 Pete Wells University of London Matt Langridge
2003 Alan Campbell Tideway Scullers School B P Hopkins
2004 Marcel Hacker Casseler Fraven Ruderverein, Germany C M Smith
2005 Wyatt Allen Princeton Training Center, U.S.A. C M Palmer
2006 Mahé Drysdale West End Rowing Club, New Zealand C M Palmer
2007 Alan Campbell Tideway Scullers School Mahé Drysdale
2008 Ian Lawson Leander Club Sean M Jacob, Ireland
2009 Mahé Drysdale West End Rowing Club, New Zealand Alan W Campbell
2010 Mahé Drysdale West End Rowing Club, New Zealand Lassi Karonen, Sweden
2011 Alan Campbell Tideway Scullers School Nick Hudson, Australia
2012 Peter Lambert Old Edwardian Boat Club, South Africa Graeme Thomas
2013 Aleksandar Aleksandrov Kur Club, Azerbaijan Alan Campbell
2014 Mahé Drysdale West End Rowing Club, New Zealand Roel Braas, Netherlands
2015 Mahé Drysdale West End Rowing Club, New Zealand Gabor Csepregi, Hungary
2016 Hannes Obreno Belgium Mahé Drysdale, New Zealand
2017 Matthew Dunham Waiariki Rowing Club, New Zealand John Graves, United States
2018 Mahé Drysdale West End Rowing Club, New Zealand Kjetil Borch, Norway
2019 Oliver Zeidler Germany Guillaume Krommenhoek, Netherlands
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henley Royal Regatta Results of Final Races 1839–1939 Archived 9 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Henley Royal Regatta Results of Final Races 1946–2009 Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "2020 REGATTA CANCELLATION - STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)". Henley Royal Regatta.