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The Mowatt Cup was the gift of Godfrey Mowatt to inaugurate the league in 1923. It is currently awarded to the winners of division 1, the league champions.

Inscription on the cup

Presented to

The MID-SUSSEX CHESS LEAGUE
for
Annual Competition
by
G. F. MOWATT ESQ. J.P.
President

Cup winners

Until 1933 the cup was the only one in use in the league, and was awarded to the league champions.

1923–4
Haywards Heath
1924–5
Haywards Heath
1925–6
Haywards Heath
1926–7
Haywards Heath
1927–8
Hassocks
1928–9
Haywards Heath
1929–30
Haywards Heath
1930–31
Haywards Heath
1931–2
Haywards Heath
1932–3
Anstye

In 1938 the Gregory Cup was introduced as the second trophy of the league, and was awarded to the best performance over 10 boards. The Mowatt Cup still retained its status as the league champions' cup, and went to the best performance over 6 boards.

1933–4
Burgess Hill
1934–5
Haywards Heath
1935–6
Horsham
1936–7
Horsham
1937–8
Horsham
1938–9
[Anstye, Hassocks]

The names of the joint winners for 1938–9 do not appear on the cup. Evidently the outbreak of the Second World War disrupted the usual arrangements for engraving it.

From 1939 to 1967 the league did not operate. From 1955 the cup was used as a trophy for the SCCA annual jamboree.

1955
Southwick, Brighton
1956
Crawley
1957
Regency
1958
Downsway CC, Brighton
1959
Worthing
1960
Regency
1961
Haywards Heath
1962
Brighton B, Haywards Heath, Hove Grammar School
1963
Brighton A
1964
Brighton A
1965
Horsham A
1966
Horsham A
1967
Brighton A

When the league was reconstituted in 1967 the cup was returned, and was once again the trophy awarded to the league champions.

1967–8
Haywards Heath
1968–9
Crawley
1969–70
Crawley
1970–71
Crawley
1971–72
Crawley
1972–3
East Grinstead
1973–4
Horsham
1974–5
Haywards Heath
1975–6
Crawley
1976–7
Crawley
1977–8
Crawley
1978–9
Horsham
1979–80
Varndean/Stringer
1980–81
Falmer School, Dorothy Stringer School
1981–2
East Grinstead
1982–3
Seaford
1983–4
Seaford
1984–5
Dorothy Stringer School
1985–6
Brighton 1
1986–7
Brighton 1
1987–8
Brighton 1
1988–9
Horsham 1
1989–90
Brighton 1
1990–91
Brighton 1
1991–2
Haywards Heath
1992–3
Brighton 1
1993–4
Brighton 1
1994–5
Hastings 1
1995–6
Brighton 1
1996–7
Hastings
1997–8
Lewes 1
1998–9
Brighton & Hove 1
1999–2000
Crawley 1
2000–2001
Horsham 1
2001–2
The Holt 1
2002–3
Crowborough 1
2003–4
Brighton & Hove 1
2004–5
Hastings 1
2005–6
Hastings 1
2006–7
Haywards Heath 1
2007–8
Hastings & St Leonards 1
2008–9

Crowborough 1, Hastings & St Leonards 1

2009–10

Horsham 1

2010–11

Hastings & St Leonards 1

2011–12

Brighton & Hove 1

2012–13

Brighton & Hove 1

2013–14

Brighton & Hove 1

Acknowledgements

My thanks to Paul Watson, who kindly transcribed this information from the cup. Thanks too, to Brian Denman, who supplied the information about the cup-winners for 1938–9, whose names do not appear on the trophy.