Edinburgh Tournament - Lauder Bowl

Lauder Bowl: person getting furthest without winning a trophy

Edinburgh Tournament Report, 1980, includes:

The unluckiest player of the week was Mrs Margaret Lauder who played more games than anyone else, but all she had to show for it at the end of the week was to be runner-up in the Milne Trophy (‘Y’ event of the Big Handicap).  On her way to this relatively undistinguished finish she had reached the final of the Draw in the Open event beating the winner of the Process on the way – likewise she had eliminated the winner of the Draw in the first round of the Process.  In the Doubles, she and her partner, Geoff Roy, had good wins in the first two rounds but suffered an unfortunate narrow defeat on time in the semi-finals.  Beaten in the first round of the Big Handicap she survived to the final of the ‘Y’ only to fall victim to Donald Lamont.

Edinburgh Tournament Report, 1981 includes:

Finals Day on Saturday had more than a little excitement when, in the Open Draw final, Geoff Roy was on peg and peg with a perfect rush, while Margaret Lauder was on 3-back and Hoop 1.  Margaret hit in and went round with the backward ball, going on to win +1, thus requiring a play-off between the two of them.  After just as exciting a finish, Geoff won a comparatively easy victory +2!  Thus Margaret repeated her 1980 performance of nearly winning everything, but actually winning nothing except a reduction in handicap.

So, in 1982, Margaret Lauder presented the Lauder Bowl to be awarded to the player of the week who made most progress without actually winning a trophy – these stories show why!

Roll of honour:

1982       

A.G.M. Hunter

1983       

M. Fotheringham

1984       

P.W. Thompson

1985       

G. Anderson

1986       

T.P. Greenwood

1987       

N.C.H. Smith

1988       

B.R.P. Murdoch

1989       

R. ap W. Williams

1990       

R. ap W. Williams

1991       

R. Weaver

1992       

T. Burge

1993       

C. Dinwoodie

1994       

D. Farmer

1995       

A.D. Lamont

1996       

B.R. Durward

1997       

A.S. McKendrick

1998       

G. Cuttle

1999       

P.W. Thompson

2000       

S. Comish

2001       

F.R. McInnes

2002       

R.ap W. Williams

2003       

R. Delmas

2004       

R.A. Hawke

2005       

M.A. Stephenson

2006       

D. Harrison-Wood

2007       

R.A. Hawke

2008       

M.A. Stephenson

2009       

B. Cosford

2010       

A.T. Macmillan

2011       

D.E. Reeves

2012       

J.M. Jurasinska