1906 News of the World Match Play

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1906 News of the World Match Play
Tournament information
Dates 2–4 October 1906
Location Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Course(s) Notts Golf Club
Organised by The PGA
Format Match play – 18 holes
(Final 36 holes)
Statistics
Field 32 players
Prize fund £240
Winner's share £100
Champion
Scotland Sandy Herd
def. Charles Mayo 8 & 7
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Notts Golf Club is located in England
Notts Golf Club
Notts Golf Club
Location in England

The 1906 News of the World Match Play was the fourth News of the World Match Play tournament. It was played from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 October at Notts 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 £240. Sandy Herd defeated Charles Mayo 8 & 7 in the final to win the tournament.

Qualification[edit]

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 six PGA sections. The Southern section had 16 qualifiers, the Midland and Northern sections had 5 each, the Scottish section 3, the Irish section 2 and the Welsh section 1; in the event of a tie for places there was a playoff.

The qualifiers were:

Format[edit]

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.

Results[edit]

Source:[1][2][3][4]

First round
2 October
  Second round
2 October
  Third round
3 October
  Semi-finals
3 October
  Final
4 October
                                   
England Bertie Snowball 2&1  
Scotland Willie Hunter, Sr.       England Bertie Snowball    
Scotland Robert Thomson 4&3   Scotland Robert Thomson 1up  
England Alfred Lewis         Scotland Robert Thomson    
Jersey Tom Vardon         Scotland Sandy Herd 5&3  
Jersey Harry Vardon 2up     Jersey Harry Vardon  
Scotland Sandy Herd 3&2   Scotland Sandy Herd 2up  
Scotland Ben Sayers         Scotland Sandy Herd 6&5  
England Jack Fulford 4&2       Scotland George Duncan    
England Fred Leach       England Jack Fulford    
England J.H. Taylor 7&6   England J.H. Taylor 5&4  
England Walter Tedder         England J.H. Taylor  
Scotland George Duncan 3&2       Scotland George Duncan 1up  
Scotland James Braid       Scotland George Duncan 4&3
England Charles Roberts w/o   England Charles Roberts    
Scotland David Stephenson         Scotland Sandy Herd 8&7
England Alfred Toogood         England Charles Mayo  
England Herbert Riseborough 4&2     England Herbert Riseborough 6&5  
England Harry Chestney     England James Sherlock    
England James Sherlock 4&3       England Herbert Riseborough    
Scotland Jack Ross         England Rowland Jones 4&2  
Scotland Ralph Smith 5&4     Scotland Ralph Smith  
England Rowland Jones 4&3   England Rowland Jones 6&4  
Scotland Andrew Grant         England Rowland Jones  
Jersey Ted Ray         England Charles Mayo 2&1  
England Arthur Catlin 4&3     England Arthur Catlin    
England Wilfrid Reid 3&2   England Wilfrid Reid 4&3  
Ireland Harry Kidd         England Wilfrid Reid  
England Jack Oke         England Charles Mayo 2&1  
England Charles Mayo 3&1     England Charles Mayo 21h
England George Cawsey 3&2   England George Cawsey    
Jersey Thomas Renouf    

w/o = Walk over

Prize money[edit]

The winner received £100 and a gold medal, the runner-up £30 and a silver medal, the losing semi-finalists £15 and a bronze medal, while the third round losers received £10 and the second round losers received £5.

References[edit]

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