Controller – Keith Tabner
Fixtures and results – current season
Rules of the competition
1. The competition will be held immediately following the completion of the league program.
2. Teams that played in Division 1 will compete in the Cox Trophy.
3. All matches will be played between teams of four players. (see footnote***)
4. Players will be eligible to play for a team based on the following test:-
The tournaments will be deemed to be a continuation of the immediately preceding league season.
Only a player eligible to play for the team if this were an additional league fixture may play for that team.
Any ineligible player who plays without the express permission of the opposing captain and the tournament controller in advance will be regarded as a default.
5. The date for each tie is the club night of the home team in the final week before the deadline. The captains may agree to play earlier, but if the fixture is not played by the designated date and the organisers have not been informed of a reason then both teams could be disqualified.
6. Fixtures published on the website will indicate home (h) and away (a).
7. By agreement between captains matches may be brought forward.
8. All games will be played under league rules
9. Captains will toss for choice of colours.
10. In the event of a 2-2 draw, then the lower boards will be progressively eliminated until a result is established.
If all four games are drawn then the team with black on odd boards will win.
11. Tournament Controller:- – firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Tabner 01/05/2018
In past years there were many team withdrawals and individual defaults – “can’t raise a full team of five due to hols and other summer activities etc”
This resulted in the competition being suspended in 2011. Hence my current rule that teams shall comprise just four players.
Past winners of the Cox Trophy
Please help us name the Cox Trophy team members who played in previous finals. For known information please email
|Year||Winners||Runner Up||Winning Team|
|2020||Competition not held due to coronavirus|
|2019||Newport A||4||Maddocks A||0||Lawrence Cooper, Nick Rutter, Nathanael Paul, Ian Jamieson|
|2018||Newport A||3.5||Shrewsbury A||0.5||Nick Rutter, Ian Jamieson, Nathanael Paul, Chris Lewis|
|2017||Telepost A||2||Newport A||2||Trevor Brotherton, John Bashall, Matthew Clark, David Hodge|
|2016||Telepost A||2.5||Newport A||1.5||Nigel Ferrington, Phil Zabrocki, John Bashall, Matthew Clark|
|2015||Newport A||2.5||Shrewsbury A||1.5||Nick Rutter, Nathanael Paul, Simon Maydew, Chris Lewis|
|2014||Priorslee Lions A||2||Newport A||2||A Zdanowski, G Pugh, W Bates, J O’Neil|
|2013||Newport A||3.5||Telepost A||0.5||N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, C Lewis|
|2012||Church Stretton A||2.5||Newport A||1.5||Trevor Brotherton, Steve Rooney, Tiago Faustino, Carl Wakeman|
|2010||Telepost A||3||Wellington A||2||Nigel Ferrington, David Bates, Richard Bryant, Keith Tabner, John Bashall|
|2009||Shrewsbury A||3.5||Telepost B||1.5||David Everington, Francis Best, Peter Kitchen, Daniel Locket, Ian Davies|
|2008||Telepost A||3||Shifnal Telford A||2||Jamie Hopkins, Nigel Ferrington, David Bates, Richard Bryant, Keith Tabner|
|2007||Church Stretton||3||Newport Juniors||2||Trevor Brotherton, Louis Graham, Gerald Link, Graham Shepherd, Alan Silver|
|2006||Shifnal Telford A||4||Ludlow A||1||John Footner, Dave Gostelow, Colin Roberts, Steve Tarr, Iain Wilson|
|2005||Newport B||4||Telepost A||1||Nick Rutter, Gavin Cooper, Ryan Palmer, Chris Lewis, Steve Cooper|
|2004||Shrewsbury A||2.5||Telepost A||2.5||Trevor Brotherton, David Everington, Francis Best, Daniel Lockett, Steve Rooney|
|2003||Telepost A||4||Coddon A||1||Nigel Ferrington, Richard Bryant, Steve Rawlins, Dave Bryan, Keith Tabner|
|2002||Shrewsbury A||Church Stretton||Jamie Hopkins, David Everington, Gordon Bradley, Francis Best, Neal Smith|
|2001||Shrewsbury A||5||Telepost A||0||Jamie Hopkins, Gordon Bradley, David Everington, Nick Graham, Neil Smith|
|1998||Telepost A||Coddon A||Nigel Ferrington, Dave Bryan, John Bashall, Keith Tabner, Neal Allen|
|1997||Telepost A||Telford A||Nigel Ferrington, Dave Bryan, John Bashall, Keith Tabner, Neal Allen|
|1987||Shifnal A||Richard Parry, Jim Copley, Colin Roberts, Bill Jenrick, Eric Elwell|
|1986||Madeley PC A||Shifnal A||Alistair Gilbert, Jeremy Spearman, Eddie Spearman, Mike Mapleton, John Gilbert|
|1985||Shifnal A||3||GKN A||2||Richard Parry, Colin Roberts,Jim Copley, Keith Tabner, Eric Elwell, Bill Jenrick|
|1984||Madeley PC A||2.5||Nalgo A||2.5||John Blore, Alistair Gilbert, Jeremy Spearmen, Eddie Spearman, Mike Mapleton|
- Fixtures and results 2020 – competition not held due to coronavirus
- Fixtures and results 2019
- Fixtures and results 2018
- Fixtures and results 2017
- Fixtures and results 2016
- Fixtures and results 2015
- Fixtures and results 2014
- Fixtures and results 2013
- Fixtures and results 2012
- Fixtures and results 2011
- Fixtures and results 2010
- Fixtures and results 2009
- Fixtures and results 2008
- Fixtures and results 2007
- Fixtures and results 2006
- Fixtures and results 2005
- Fixtures and results 2004
- The Cox Report 2003