Report 2015


The ‘Bert Cohen Memorial Board’

A couple of months ago I learned, with great sadness, of the death of my dear friend Bertram Cohen. Bert, as some of you will know, was a great philanthropist and one of the greatest supporters of marbles, in all forms, that we will ever see. As a collector and dealer he was responsible for the success of a number of modern glass artists, having bought up their first collections, thus enabling them to finance the production of further work, and then promoted their work to his many followers. Bert and his wife Rosalie travelled extensively promoting marbles and we offer Rosalie our deep condolences on her loss. Bert was one of a kind, eager to share his enthusiasm with everyone, and their home in Boston, where Julia and I stayed on a couple of occasions, was an Aladdin's cave of marbles and related memorabilia. Bert was also a great supporter of our tournament, visiting several times, the last back in 1992 - the trophy played for by the ladies here was presented by him many years ago in memory of his first wife Nina. So, in honour of Bert and his immeasurable contribution to the promotion and love of marbles worldwide, Julia and I presented a new board recording all our individual champions, bearing his name, to be kept here, at The Greyhound, a place he loved to visit. We will never forget him.


The Mayor Cllr Brenda Smith presents the
‘Bert Cohen Memorial Board’
to Richard Patel from the Greyhound

Team Championship 2015

This year we had 19 teams playing, three from Germany, one from Wales and 15 from all over England. The weathers was not nice, it was damp all day long with quite a few shower. We put the gazebo up early and removed it as often as we could.

First Round
Thueringian National Team 10 v The Hounders 5
Turners Hill Tollymen 15 v Rebels Revived 16
Caterham Cowboys 6 v Virgins 7 Rolling Drunks 10
Second Round
Horley Hockey Hard Hitters 5 v Handcross 49ers 25
Charlwood Strikers 6 v Where’s Tolley 14
1st MC Erzgebirge 25 v PIMPS 5
Black Dog Pups 15 v Swansea Bay Rollers 8
1st MC Erzgebirge 2 12 v Johnson Jets 28
Rebels Revived 22 v Black Dog Boozers 24
Rolling Drunks 6 v Gabi’s Gang 21
Yorkshire Meds 25 v Thueringian National Team 1
Quarter Finals
1st MC Erzgebirge 26 v Where’s Tolley 2
Johnson Jets 44 v Black Dog Pups 2
Handcross 49ers 25 v Gabi’s Gang 16
Yorkshire Meds 17 v Black Dog Boozers 26
Semi Finals
1st MC Erzgebirge 30 v Handcross 49ers 3
Johnson Jets 25 v Black Dog Boozers 21
1st MC Erzgebirge 25 v Johnson Jets 8

Six players took part in an elimination round to leave a final of 10 players. The 10 players ‘Nose Dropped’ for position and the game got underway. The first two rounds were quite low scoring, 2 being the best score of any one player. The third round saw Halim reach 5 marble, Colin then made a break of 14 marbles making his score 15 in total.


Individual winner Colin Gardner in the ring

Best Lady Player

Best Lady Player
Stef 1st MC Erzgebirge 2 0
Gabbi Gabi’s Gang 6
Alison Handcross 49ers 9
Leila Yorkshire Meds 4
Kate Rolling Drunks 4
Necera Yorkshire Meds 1

Best Lady Alison Reimer with daughter Holly


Golden Oldies Paul Smith
Best Lady Player Alison Reimer
Individual Champion Colin Gardner
Runners Up Johnson Jets
Team Winners 1st MC Erzgebirge

Team Winners 1st MC Erzgebirge


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