The 2023 Halford Hewitt Draw

The draw for the 2023 Halford Hewitt will take place this evening.  We hope to have the full draw published by 8.00pm here.   Tee Time1st Round2nd Round3rd RoundQuarter FinalSemi FinalFinalWinner RCP 07:45Harrow Epsom RCP 08:20Whitgift Repton RCP 08:55Liverpool Rugby RCP 09:30Westminster Clifton RCP 10:05Winchester Bradfield RCP 10:40Cranleigh Fettes RCP 11:15Aldenham Stonyhurst RCP 11:50Wellington Canford RCP 12:25Lancing Gresham's RCP 13:00Highgate Charterhouse RCP 13:35Radley Haileybury RCP 14:10Oundle Forest RCP 14:45Blundell's Sherborne RCP 15:20Malvern Tonbridge RCP 07:45Merchiston Watson's RCP 08:20Brighton Uppingham RSG 07:45Loretto Rossall RSG 08:20The Leys Framlingham RSG 08:55Cheltenham Wrekin RSG 09:30Merchant Taylors' Bedford RSG 10:10St Bees Felsted RSG 10:50Dulwich Wellingborough RSG 11:30St Paul's Shrewsbury RSG 12:10Glenalmond Stowe RSG 12:50Chigwell Taunton RSG 13:30Ampleforth Eton RSG 14:15Edinburgh Mill Hill RSG 15:00Trent Marlborough RSG 07:45Downside Eastbourne RSG 08:20King Edward's B'ham Hurstpierpoint RSG 08:55Berkhamsted City of London RSG 09:30Bishop's Stortford King's Canterbury

GEOFF CLAY – Tonbridge

A G CLAY – Tonbridge President – 2011 to 2013 It is sad to announce that Geoff Clay died on 30th December 2022. Geoff was an outstanding figure in the Halford Hewitt and was our President from 2011 to 2013.  He represented Tonbridge from 1963 to 2014, playing in 186 matches, winning 124 and drawing 14.  His was an outstanding record, both in terms of matches played, where he is equal with Jeremy Lowe (Malvern) as the two players who have played most

2023 HEWITT & PLANS FOR THE CENTENARY

I am writing to outline the arrangements for the playing of the 2023 Halford Hewitt Cup and to communicate more about the Committee’s plans to celebrate the Hewitt Centenary in 2024.  Hewitt Centenary 2024 The Committee is proposing to celebrate the centenary of the Hewitt in 2024 in two ways.  Firstly the 2024 draw will take place over dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Wednesday 10th January 2024.  Secondly there will be a cocktail party at Royal Cinque Ports GC

Hewitt 2022 – Final Day

The victorious Loretto team For the second year running the final day belonged to Loretto although it was not a foregone conclusion by any means as they were run close by both Haileybury in the semi-final and again by Tonbridge in the final with games going into extra holes in both matches before the outcome was decided. Both semi-finals were closely contested.  Tonbridge eventually overcame Radley 3 1/2 – 1 1/2 in a match where they slowly turned the screw round the

Hewitt 2022 – Day 3

Saturday is when the tournament takes shape.  All the action moves to Deal, which is the spiritual home of the Hewitt and as the field is whittled down the event matures from an exhausting social whirl into a more intimate affair.  At the same time, the pressure begins to mount. The weather for the day was bright and chilly with only a gentle breeze. The morning matches were completed without any major shocks.  The Charterhouse vs Malvern match was always going to

Hewitt 2022 – Day 2

Friday was a much calmer day in terms of weather with a (comparatively) light zephyr blowing from the North.  This meant that the temperature fell considerably but I think most of the competitors regarded that as a price worth paying for the drop in wind speed. I spent the day at Deal where 4 players achieved the notable milestone of having played 100 matches for their school.  They were, Harry Thomson (Merchiston), Andrew Helm (Watson’s), Martin Hayes (Whitgift) and Richard Smith

Hewitt 2022 – Day 1

The day dawned bright and relatively calm as Watson’s struck the opening tee-shot of the 2022 Hewitt.  However any experienced Hewitteer will be able to confirm that these are often dangerous signs and the weather forecast was promising the delights of a 45 mph breeze later in the day.  This forecast proved to be remarkably accurate and conditions in the middle of the day were testing to say the least.  Out by the hut at Sandwich froth was being blown

Tuesday Practice Times

Tuesday practice times are now available to book on a first-come first-served basis.  Bookings can only be made via the Hon Secretary. In order to ensure that all schools get a fair chance of booking Tuesday times, initially only two times may be booked by any school.  A Reserve List will operate for schools requesting more than two times. Tuesday Booking Sheet