Eddie Knott Award

Eddie Knott Award

Dr Edward Bowes Knott was an Epée Club member who died suddenly of a heart attack in 1979, at the age of 65. He was in the British team for the World Championships of 1953 and 1954 and fenced in many of the major European competitions; twice an Olympic possible, Eddie won the Club’s Boris Beriland Cup (best overall performance) in each of its first five years, 1957 to 1961, and last won it in 1973 when he was almost 60.

Eddie left fencing a legacy in his will, with The Eddie Knott Trophy originally awarded to the winner of the Martini Qualifier, and is now awarded for outstanding achievement in épée. A list of winners is opposite.

Year Recipient Reason for Award
2016 Steve Paul Coach
2015 Nil  
2014 Nil  
2013 Neale Thomas Coach
2012 Nil  
2011 Nil  
2010 Chris Howser Initiator of the Elite Epée Series
2009 Nil  
2008 Nil  
2007 Vladimir Meshkoff Coach for the Olympic Pathway
2006 Ralph Johnson World Veterans Gold Medallist for 2 successive years
2005 Nick Chapman Coach
2004 Nil  
2003 Sue Benney Coach
2002 Andy Hill Coach
2001 Patsy Nicholls Coach
2000 Nil  
1999 Peter Barrett Coach
1998 Nil  
1997 Quentin Berriman Coach
1996 Mark Kingston Coach

Change in criteria owing to cancellation of the London Martini Epée Competition

1995 Stephen Paul Winner of the Martini Qualifying Competition
1994 Nil  
1993 Mike Corrish Winner of the Martini Qualifying Competition
1992 Dominic Mahoney Winner of the Martini Qualifying Competition
1991 Rob Gore Winner of the Martini Qualifying Competition
1990 Jerry Melville Winner of the Martini Qualifying Competition
1989 Quentin Berriman Winner of the Martini Qualifying Competition
1988 Nil  
1987 Nil  
1986 Jerry Melville Winner of the Martini Qualifying Competition
1985 Mike Corrish Winner of the Martini Qualifying Competition
1984 Nil  
1983 Nil  
1982 Nil  
1981 Mrs Knott presented a sword to the winner of the Martini Qualifier in memory of her husband, Dr Eddie Knott, and gave a legacy of £200 to the Epée Club for a suitable trophy.
1980   Death of Dr Eddie Knott.