'The International One Armed Golf Tournament'
The Fightmaster Cup
10th - 12th September 2010
The Marriott St.Pierre Hotel & Country Club, Wales

 

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Sunday 12th September 2010

A simply outstanding final day of competition here at St. Pierre at The Fightmaster Cup 2010. With Europe going into today with a 3 point lead, the North American team looked poised to bounce back but it was Europe who seized two early wins to extend their lead before being pegged back by North America who won  matches 3, 4 and 5. With the margin narrowed to just two points, Europe picked up wins in matches 6 and 9 moving them to 13.5 points meaning that a win from match 8 between 7 time world champion Nick Champness and North America's Steve Day would secure Europe the Fightmaster Cup. In a very close fought match which typified the sportsmanship and camaraderie between the two teams, Champness and Day shook hands on the 17th green having halved the hole which gave Europe a 2 + 1 win and secured the Fightmaster Cup for Europe.


Europe win The Fightmaster Cup 2010 on the 17th green at St. Pierre

Click here for the results.
 


Saturday 11th September 2010

Check back after 21.00hrs this evening to see the singles match order of play for the final day of The Fightmaster Cup 2010.


Saturday 11th September 2010 (19.30hrs)

After a seesaw morning at the Fightmaster Cup which saw Europe and North America gain 2 points a piece, we witnessed yet again some outstanding foursome match play with Europe just edging North America by 2.5 points to 1.5. Some dramatic turnarounds in particular saw Match 1 swing to Europe's favour with Match 3 giving the assembled crowds surrounding the 18th green a truly magnificent showpiece finish with the match being halved.

Click here for the results and pairings.


Saturday 11th September 2010 (14.30hrs)

What a fabulous morning of top class golf which has been blessed by good weather after a damp start. The morning fourballs were close run in three matches which gave Europe and North America a share of the 4 points available.

Click here for the results and pairings.


Saturday 11th September 2010 (06.55hrs)

Team North America will be wanting a repeat performance of yesterday morning in order to get their cup defence back on track while the Europeans will be keen to continue on from their success in the foursomes from yesterday afternoon. Either way, both teams will be hoping for the rain to stop and for the forecast weather to roll in soon. Its not looking too welcoming out at the moment.

Click here for the results and pairings.



BBC Weather Forecast
for the next 24hrs - Click here
 


Friday 10th September 2010 (20.15hrs)

The afternoons foursome matches provided a dramatic turnaround of events with Europe winning all 4 matches to take a 5 to 3 lead going into Saturday. Click here for this afternoons results and to see tomorrow mornings pairings.

Tomorrows matches tee off at 08.36
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Friday 10th September 2010 (14.15hrs)

North America have got off to a strong start winning 3 of the mornings fourball matches. Click here for this mornings results.

The foursomes matches tee off at 14.28
.
 


Friday 10th September 2010 (Morning)

After two years of waiting, the Fightmaster Cup gets underway at St. Pierre Hotel & Country Club, Chepstow, Wales.


Click here or go to the results page for updates...
 


Thursday 9th September 2010 (Afternoon)

Did we see the last of the good weather? We sincerely hope not with the competition only a few hours away. In preparation, the European and North American team members joined forces along side members of St. Pierre in a fourball competition which gave both teams their last opportunity to assess the course before Friday morning.

The opening ceremony and meal hosted in the St. Pierre Suite was another great success and an opportunity for all those involved and connected with the competitors to socialise before the serious business gets underway in the morning. Click here to see the parings and results page.

All the very best to everyone and may the best team win!
 


Thursday 9th September 2010 (Morning)

We've been greeted but another still and what looks set to be a sunny day with temperatures hovering getting up to 20.

The caddies are going out on the old course at 08.30 along with a number of the players as they make their final preparations ahead of tomorrow. There is an official match this afternoon which will be followed by the official opening of The Fightmaster Cup 2010.

The pairings for tomorrow will be announced later today along with the timings for tomorrow's fourball matchplay.
 


View of the 17th green at St. Pierre this morning from 'The Village'
 

BBC 5 Day Forecast


Wednesday 8th September 2010 (Afternoon)

In short, both Team Europe and Team North America have enjoyed a fabulous day today. The weather has held firm and the respective teams visit to The Celtic Manor has been a great success. Both teams played The Montgomerie Course this morning followed by a tour of The Ryder Cup course itself, which in a word looks outstanding!

Click here for a view of The Ryder Cup Course from the 3rd green of the Montgomerie

 

Wednesday 8th September 2010 (Morning)

It's 6.14 here at St. Pierre as all the players, caddies, family and friends are getting ready to drive over and play The Celtic Manor followed by a tour of this years Ryder Cup course.

The weather forecast looks like it might be improving... fingers crossed! More from The Fightmaster Cup later this afternoon.


 

Tuesday 7th September 2010 (Afternoon)

Luckily for most of the competitors, the weather held off this morning and delighted us with blue skies and next to no wind. The course has coped incredibly well with the rain from yesterday and is in good shape. The afternoon groups have ventured out again after a speedy lunch only to be greeted by a short but rather heavy shower. Blues skies are back again and no doubt those intrepid 36 holers will be back to St. Pierre's main bar by late afternoon to continue the inter team socialising that has got off to such a warm start.



Darren Grey and Nick Champness of Team Europe



Tuesday 7th September 2010 (Morning)

After the torrential rainfall of yesterday, we've been greeted by a glorious sunrise across the stunning grounds here at St. Pierre. Will the weather hold though as the BBC weather forecast harbours some distinctly pessimistic news for the week. Weather aside, the 2 teams are settling in nicely and are looking forward to finishing off the rounds that they were unable to complete yesterday due to the rain. The course itself has handled the weather well and is ready to receive the players as they set out for practice rounds. Today' tee times are between 08.36-09.32 and 02.28-03.24.

View of the 17th green at St. Pierre this morning from 'The Village'

BBC Weather Update as of 15.00hrs



 


Monday 6th September 2010
Welcome to the Fightmaster Cup 2010 web site on the day that the teams arrive at the magnificent Marriott St. Pierre Hotel & Country Club here in Chepstow, Wales.

As the two teams settle in and the weather starts to improve (we hope) please come back for regular updates on how preparations are developing for the competition which starts on on Friday 10th with the fourball match play. First tee time is 8.36. For more information on the venue, course, itinerary and the teams, go to the top of this page.

BBC Weather Update as of 14.00hrs on Monday 6th September 2010

The Fightmaster Cup Trophy


In the News...

Let the battle commence' - click here to see the pairings and matches for the fourball match play

"One Armed Ryder Cup" heads to Wales -
click here

Asghar pays tribute to players ahead of Fightmaster Cup - click here

One-armed Ryder Cup set to go - click here

Fightmaster Cup at St. Pierre - click here

Fightmaster Cup 'great example of human spirit' click here

Bill Frey 77 co-captain of North American Fightmaster Cup team in Wales click here


BBC Tees interview with Darren Grey - click here

BBC Sussex interview with Nick Champness - click here
(available soon)

BBC Aberdeen an interview with Malcolm Guy - available soon

Stuart set for Yank battle
- click here

Dave Waterhouse ready to represent Europe -
click here

Guy leads one-armed golf team in Wales -
click here

Dave Waterhouse competes for top golf title -
click here

Darren Grey, from Darlington selected for Fightmaster Cup -
click here

FMC 2010 Picture Gallery goes live
... click here or go to the FMC 2010 Gallery link below the logo at top right hand side of this page.