Conducted and contested as an invitational pair event, that was sponsored by the London Sunday Times. The inagural competition began in the year 1963. One of the pre-conditions of this sponsored event was that both players forming a pair must be from the same country. However, there were exceptions to this condition of contest.
The field was generally limited to 16 to 22 leading pairs from various countries. The London Sunday Times sponsored the event until the year 1981. The event was then in abeyance from the year 1982 to the year 1989.
The event was revived in the year 1990 and sponsored by the Sunday Times together with Macallan Malt Whisky as the primary sponsors until the year 1999. The Sunday Times ceased sponsorship following the year 1994. Beginning in the year 1995 the event became known as the Macallan Tournament.
Year Winners Country 1963 Pierre Jais, Roger Trezel France 1964 Terence Reese, Boris Schapiro England 1965 No Contest 1966 Gerard Destrousseaux, Dr. George Theron France 1967 Claude Rodrigue, Louis Tarlo England 1968 Claude Delmouly, Leon Yallouze France - Egypt 1969 Jean Besse, John D. Collings Switzerland - England 1970 Nico Gardener, Richar Anthony Priday England 1971 Lukasz Lebioda, Andrezej Wilkosz Poland 1972 Stevan Altman, Alan Sontag United States 1973 No Contest 1974 Gianfranco Facchini, Sergio Zucchelli Italy 1975 Alan Sontag, Peter Weichsel United States 1976 Michael Rosenberg, Barnet Shenkin Scotland 1977 Jean-Michel Boulenger, Henri Szwarc France 1978 Sven-Olov Flodqvist, Per Olof Sundelin Sweden 1979 Pedro Paulo Assumpcao, Gabriel Chagas Brazil 1980 Victor Goldberg, Bernet Shenkin Scotland 1981 Sven-Olov Flodqvist, Per Olof Sunderlin Sweden
Note: The event sponsored by The Sunday Times of London,
England, ceased following the year 1981. The competition
was in abeyance during these years.
Note: The event was revived in the year 1990. The new sponsors
were Macallan Malt Whisky and the Sunday Times. The event
became known as the Macallan Tournament.
1990 Tony Forrester, Andrew Robson England 1991 Paul Chemla, Michel Perron France 1992 Gabriel Chagas, Marcelo Branco Brazil 1993 Robert Levin, Gaylor Kasle United States 1994 Adam Zmudzinski, Cezary Balicki Poland Note: Following the competition in the year 1994 the Sunday Times of
London, England, ceased its sponsorship, and Macallan Malt Whisky
became the sole sponsor of the tournament.
1995 Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell 1996 Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell 1997 Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Helness 1998 Gier Helgemo, Tor Helness 1999 Gier Helgemo, Tor Helness The tournament ceased to be contested following the year 1999 owing to the
lack of sponsorship.
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