Easter Festival Pairs - the history

This event was sponsored by the Guardian Newspaper in its early years. It also served as a heat of the Philip Morris European Circuit.

Last updated: 7th March 2023

Year Winners  
1966 G C H Fox Betty Harris (picture)
1967 John Collings Jonathan Cansino (picture)
1968 Rixi Markus Leon Tintner
1969 Martin Hoffman Joe Moskal
1970 Fritz Chodziesner J Prinz Waldeck
1971 Ian Panto Bill Pencharz
1972 Leon Tintner Leon Yallouze
1973 Tony Clark Bob Sharples (picture)
1974 Richard O'Reilly Christopher Duckworth
1975 S O Berglund P-O Sundelin
1976 Martin Hoffman Paul Hackett (picture)
1977 Paul Laan Martin Heerschop
1978 Peter Manhardt P-O Sundelin
1979 Peter Manhardt P-O Sundelin
1980 J Poletylo J Romanski
1981 Krzysztof Lasocki Jerzy Russyan
1982 Martin Hoffman Paul Hackett
1983 Rixi Markus Zia Mahmood (picture)
1984 Alan Mayo Geoff Hiller (picture)
1985 Alan Mayo Geoff Hiller
1986 Moshe Katz Mordechai Gelbart
1987 J Haffer R Haybach
1988 Bob Brinig Colin Simpson
1989 Michele Handley Roman Smolski
1990 Brian Senior Su Tick (King) (picture)
1991 Josef Engel Mordechai Gelbart
1992 Ian Handley Les Steel
1993 W El Ahmady A El Kordy
1994 Andrew Thompson Tony Clark (picture)
1995 Ian Panto Malcolm Harris (picture)
1996 Nick Sandqvist John Short
1997 Celia Oram Derek Oram (picture)
1998 Steve Eginton Mike Perkins (picture)
1999 Peter Crouch Gerald Tredinnick
2000 Espen Erichsen David Bakhshi (picture)
2001 Jon Cooke Paul Gibbons
2002 Chris Jagger Ian Pagan
2003 Tommy Garvey John Carroll
2004 Gordon Rainsford Paul Martin (picture)
2005 Jack Mizel Tony Forrester
2006 Brian Senior Kumiko Ishii
2007 Paul Hackett Ross Harper (picture)
2008 Celia Oram Derek Oram (picture)
2009 Ewa Kater Alex Hydes (picture)
2010 Borislav Borison Diyan Danrilov (picture)
2011 Ed Jones Alex Hydes (picture)
2012 Jason Hackett Alex Hydes
2013 Alan Kay Jerry Cope (picture)
2014 David Gold Susanna Gross (picture)
2015 Dame Janet De Botton Artur Malinowski (picture)
2016 Mark Teltscher Tom Townsend (picture)
2017 Ollie Burgess David Bakhshi (picture)
2018 Michael Gromoller Helmut Hausler (picture)
2019 Simon Gillis Erik Saelensminde (picture)
2020 Did not take place due to Covid-19  
2021 Colin Porch Beverley Basquil (picture)
2022 Thor Hoftaniska Svein Olsen (picture)
2023 Michael Byrne Kieran Dyke (picture)