The Gerald Furniss Memorial Tournament is a tribute to one of the league's most memorable characters.  Gerald died in 1988 having been taken ill whilst playing a match for Blakesley club. This tournament has been staged annually since the 1989-90 season and is a handicap event for players in Divisions 2 and 3.

Four players have won the event twice - Reg Dick, Tommy Burrell, Nick Howard and Matt Woollard.

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2016 Event

Seventeen players from the Daventry, Towcester and Yardley Gobion clubs competed in the competition organized by Martin Pringuer and played at the Towcester Club over two Fridays in May. In the first round which was fiercely competed, everyone played 8 games against players with a range of handicaps. Everyone won at least one game, with some very close finishes. The four highest points scorers then proceeded to knock-out semi finals. The final was contested between Josh Adams of Daventry and Paul Jackson of Yardley Gobion. Josh, giving Paul a handicap of 6 points, won convincingly 11-2, 11-7, 11-10. Josh’s performance throughout the competition had been outstanding having won every game he had played.

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2015 Event

Seventeen players competed in the competition organized by Martin Pringuer and played at Towcester Club over two Fridays in April. In the first round which was fiercely competed, everyone played 6 games against players with a range of handicaps. The eight highest points scorers then proceeded to knock-out quarter and semi finals. The final turned out to be a closely fought match with Ben Gatward and John Osborne (both of Daventry) starting on scratch, as no handicap accrued to either player.

John won the first game 11-7, Ben won the second 11-4 with the final game going to Ben 11-8.

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2014 Event

Organized by Martin Pringuer and played at Towcester Club where 20 players competed in 4 groups. Congratulations to Daventry's Frances Dickson who won the event by beating last year's champion Ray Wood.

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2013 Event

Organized by Tony Woodward and played at Towcester Club where a dozen players competed in three groups. Group winners were Mike Perry, Ray Wood and Jaya Jayasundara who played each other to determine final placings.

1. Ray Wood, 2. Mike Perry, 3. Jaya Jayasundara.

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