British Skating Legends

Unsung British heroes of roller speed skating

SENIOR MEN / JUNIOR BOYS - OPEN HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP

JESSON CUP
(1952 DESIGNATED AS 1 MILE OPEN HANDICAP FOR MEN)
(YARDS)
1952L.E.WOODLEY55BIRMINGHAM R.S.C.LEICESTER
1953NO COMPETITION
1954R.TANKARDSCRBRADFORD R.S.C.BRADFORD
1955G.T.WRIGHTSCRBRADFORD R.S.C.BRADFORD
1956V.STREATER50NORTH LONDON R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1957L.E.WOODLEY1BIRMINGHAM R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1958W.LINEY65SOUTH LONDON R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1959B.SULLIVAN55SOUTH LONDON R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1960E.PRUDENCE70ROCHESTER R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1961L.E.WOODLEYSCRMIDLAND R.S.C.BRIXTON
1962P.HEATH55HERNE BAY UNITED R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1963M.DRIVER40BROADWAY R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1964P.WEISS70BROADWAY R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1965P.HEATH50HERNE BAY UNITED R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1966C.MOORE65SOUTHSEA R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1967P.HOWE60SOUTHERN R.S.C.HERNE BAY
1968NO COMPETITION 
1969L.GREEN30MIDLAND OLYMPIC R.S.C.BIRMINGHAM OLYMPIC
1970R.CLARKE45LEEDS R.S.C.BIRMINGHAM OLYMPIC
(1971 REDESIGNATED AS 1500 METRES OPEN HANDICAP FOR MEN)
(METRES)
1971G.TAYLOR40LEEDS R.S.C.BIRMINGHAM OLYMPIC
1972NO COMPETITION
1973J.FAWCETT?LEEDS R.S.C.LEEDS OLYMPIC
1974 - 1975NO COMPETITION
1976P.FEETHAM5SOUTHERN R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1977G.BISSETT30MERCIA R.S.C.SOUTHAMPTON
1978J.E.FRYSCRMERCIA R.S.C.SOUTHAMPTON
1979I.COCKSSCRPORTSMOUTH R.S.C.SOUTHAMPTON
1980S.SWAIN60NORTH LONDON R.S.C.SOUTHAMPTON
1981K.PARTRIDGE40ALEXANDRA PALACE R.S.C.PALMER PARK
1982D.JACKSON55HERNE BAY FLYERS R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1983J.E.FRYSCRMERCIA R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1984D.COBLEY1N.S.A. (UNATTACHED)TATEM PARK
1985R.HARTLEY55MILTON KEYNES R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1986T.MARRIOTT60NORTH LONDON R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1987J.C.FRY30BIRMINGHAM WHEELS R.S.C.BIRMINGHAM WHEELS
1988T.MARRIOTT1NORTH LONDON R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1989T.MARRIOTTSCRNORTH LONDON R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1990A.WORDSWORTH50NORTH LONDON R.S.C.BIRMINGHAM WHEELS
1991S.WALKER110FENLAND R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1992M.McINERNEY20FENLAND R.S.C.TATEM PARK
1993NO COMPETITION 
1994T.BOWN60BIRMINGHAM WHEELS R.S.C.BIRMINGHAM WHEELS
1995T.BOWN65BIRMINGHAM WHEELS R.S.C.FINSBURY PARK
1996S.ATKINSSCRDERBY ROLLERSPEEDBIRMINGHAM WHEELS
1997 - 1998NO COMPETITION 
1999C.AMAPDUH80TEAM SALAMON GBTATEM PARK
2000B.GASKINSCRSYNERGYBIRMINGHAM WHEELS
2001C.ORGILLSCRRATAE R.S.C.TATEM PARK
2002A.J.BURTON40NORTH LONDON R.S.C.TATEM PARK
2003B.GASKIN1TEAM VERDUCCI UKTATEM PARK
2004 - 2006NO COMPETITION 
2007E.SPENCE80SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERSBIRMINGHAM WHEELS
2008A.PORTERLOTSCADOMOUS RACINGTATEM PARK
2009D.RITCHIE?BIRMINGHAM WHEELS R.S.C.TATEM PARK
(2010 REDESIGNATED AS 1500 METRES OPEN HANDICAP FOR JUNIOR BOYS 16 - 17 YEARS AND MEN)
2010R.WHITING5SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERSBIRMINGHAM WHEELS
2011D.SMITH50SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERSBIRMINGHAM WHEELS
2012H.HOARESCRLONDONSKATERSTATEM PARK
2013 - 2016NO COMPETITION
NOTE 1IN 2000, CONTRARY TO THE RULES, THERE WERE IN FACT THREE SKATERS GIVEN "SCRATCH".  THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF THE EVENT
NOTE 2IN 2011, ALTHOUGH THE EVENT WAS BILLED AS THE "1500 METRES OPEN HANDICAP", DUE TO AN ERROR THE DISTANCE SKATED WAS IN FACT JUST 1000 METRES.