Appropriately on the evening of the Kimberley Cup Final, sponsored by Barry Martin, he was drawn out as the winner of the £100 first prize.
Second prize went to John Tythcott, as his ball, number 69, was instantly recognisable as it was drawn from the hat by club stalwart Peter Thomas. JT was convalescing in Majorca at the time and as news filtered through of his good fortune he promptly agreed to pay his last two years VP contributions. Noble indeed….!