In 1914, the Vice-Presidents clubbed together to buy the VP's Challenge Bowl. Its the oldest trophy in the Club, so old it pre-dates the change of name from Fulshaw GC to Alderley Edge GC, and this year was the 100th time the trophy has been played for. Tradition now has it that the VPs still collectively buy a watch as the prize. It was a pleasure to see David Heggs again, who'd made the long trip from the East Midlands to attend.
The VPs themselves play for a bottle of whisky, with serious prestige to the winner who this year was Paul Penney. Tradition was maintained on the night when the collective VPs succeeded in draining the bottle of whisky.
Jan Cichocki and Jim Allen finished in joint 2nd place with nett 65s, but the overall winner of the trophy and the watch this year with 89-25=64 was Bill Bennett. Many congratulations to Bill.