AG Wallace Barr
The “Cellon” Challenge cup
Presented by
A.J.A. Wallace Barr
1922

Awarded annually to the winner of the
Scratch Medal at the Autumn meeting


History


This trophy was presented at the first meeting of the Society at St Georges Hill on 22 September 1922. It was the Society’s oldest trophy but, sadly, it was lost in 1976 through theft and no picture has been found. In 1911 Alex Wallace Barr had formed Cellon Ltd to manufacture the cellulose lacquers (dopes) that revolutionised the proofing and strengthening of the fabric of aeroplane wings and windscreens. He was 22 at the time and, thus, he was 33 when he presented this Challenge Cup and he was nephew to Harold Perrin – both were founders of the Society. The names of winners are only known up until the war years but not later due to inadequate record keeping but it makes interesting reading.

Past winners

1922

St Georges Hill

Captain A. Newman

80 – 4 = 80

1923

St Georges Hill

H. Burroughes

86 – 9 = 77

1924

Moor Park

Flt Lt D.F. Fitz-Gibbon

80 – 3 = 77

1925

Walton Heath

Lord George Wellesley

82 – 8 = 74

1926

Wentworth

E.J.B. How

1 up

1927

Walton Heath

H.J. Hillary Taylor

91 – 13 = 78

1928

Denham

Captain J.H. Secker

88 – 10 = 78

1929

West Hill

A.G. Hazell

90 – 12 = 78

1930

Sunningdale

O.D. Freeman

88 – 15 = 73

1931

Sunningdale

Major S.V. Sippe

95 – 18 = 77

1932

West Hill

E.N. Clifton

A.J.A. Wallace Barr

86 – 4 = 82

1933

Sunningdale

Sir Henry White-Smith

92 – 14 = 78

1934

Swinley Forest

J.P.C. Magwood

85 – 13 = 72

1935

Swinley Forest

F.R. Walker

76 – 8 = 68

1936

Woking

A.E.L. Skinner

79 – 7 = 72

1937

Coombe Hill

G.F. Roberts

78 – 4 = 74

1938

Richmond

R. Ashley-Hall

80 – 18 = 62