Good observations ESH. It’s the PBPA World Professional Matchplay Championship trophy. You know the “breakaway” body of professional players staged their own world championship between 1952 and 57 which became universally regarded as the real thing... well, that body was revived in the late 60’s and pretty much ran the championships thereafter albeit with the sanctions of the BA&CC (later renamed the B&SCC). In 1971 the PBPA was renamed the WPBSA and declared its autonomy over the professional game. One can only assume the original trophy was owned by the the B&SCC and so still in their possession at the time of the ‘72 final. The original trophy came back into use the following year.Empire State Human wrote:What is up with that trophy Higgins is receiving from Pulman? That is not the World Championship trophy.
I wonder what became of the PBPA trophy?
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