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Invitational Champions

The motto of the Invitational is “once a champion, always a champion.” 

Many champions have observed that, as a champion, they will always be able to come to the Champions’ Dinner and hit their champion shot in the year ahead, no matter their age.

The most famous quote that really sums up how many champions feel came from our 1952 champion J.D. Smith at the 1989 Champions Dinner. J.D said at age 82, “I wish this night would never end.”

That we have been able to bring this much joy to many of our past champions is something we cherish.

In the history of our tournament, there have been 43 champions, 18 multiple winners and 13 champions have successfully defended, some on more than one occasion.

1986, first champions group picture
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Champions Through the Years

Year
Champion
Runner-Up
1930
Johnny Henry
E.C. Murphy
1931
Johnny Henry
F.C. Gibbs
1932
Johnny Henry
Clyde Spaulding
1933
Doug Skinner
Clyde Spaulding
1934
Cliff Barton
F.C. Gibbs
1935
Cliff Barton
J. Aitkens
1936
Ford Wray
Albert Pudas
1937
Clyde Spaulding
Fred Holt
1938
Ford Wray
Clyde Spaulding
1939
Ford Wray
Frank Sargent
1940
Ted Whalen
Ford Wray
1941
Stan Kolar
Gregor Bain
1942
Stan Kolar
Ford Wray
1943
D.R. Crawford
Mike Kolomy
1944
Bob Devine
Ed Burke
1945
Bob Devine
Steve Stokaluk
1946
Ed Burke
Steve Stokaluk
1947
Steve Stokaluk
Bob Devine
1948
Bob Devine
J.D. Smith
1949
Bob Devine
Mike Stokaluk
1950
No Tournament
1951
Bob Devine
J.D. Smith
1952
J.D. Smith
Bob Devine
1953
Bob Devine
Don McNeil
1954
Sandy Middleton
Steve Stokaluk
1955
Ken Britton
Tom Kenny
1956
Ken Britton
Bob Devine
1957
Wayne Young
Ken Britton
1958
Wayne Young
Ron Britton
1959
Ken Britton
Norm Backen
1960
Don Stokaluk
Bill Gordon
1961
Don McNeill
Norm Backen
1962
Bill Gordon
Don McNeill
1963
Don Stokaluk
Mike Stokaluk
1964
Bob Arvelin
Don Stokaluk
1965
Ken Britton
Norm Backen
1966
Mike Kolomy
Bob Cumming
1967
Ken Britton
Guy Cupples
1968
Bert Andreola
John Valley
1969
Guy Cupples
Tony Stokaluk
1970
Bob Arvelin
John Valley
1971
Bob Arvelin
Bert Andreola
1972
Bert Andreola
Dave Richmond
1973
John Valley
Don Snider
1974
Don Stokaluk
Ron Kehl
Won at medal play
Year
Champion
Runner-Up
1975
John Valley
Rollie Turrie
1976
Don Stokaluk
Bill Baziuk
1977
Brian Hutton
Frank Edmonds
1978
John Valley
Frank Edmonds
1979
Ron Pulak
John Valley
1980
Brian Hutton
Tony Marsonet
1981
Frank Edmonds
Mark Humphrey
1982
Barry Mcnamee
Bruce Dafoe
1983
Mark Willianen
Ron Kehl
1984
Dave Ferguson
Rollie Turrie
1985
Trevor Jones
Bud Gilham
1986
Trevor Jones
John Valley
1987
Larry Sdao
Trevor Jones
1988
Larry Sdao
Trevor Jones
1989
Trevor Jones
Dan Nicholas
1990
Trevor Jones
Davidson Matyczuk
1991
Tony Stokaluk
Bill Seagris
1992
Barry Caland
Trevor Jones
1993
Randy Robinson
Trevor Jones
1994
Trevor Jones
Walter Keating
1995
Bruce Dafoe
Stan Stokaluk
1996
Robert Cumming
Peter Lovis
1997
Bill Seagris
Robert Cumming
1998
No Tournament
1999
Bill Seagris
Robert Cumming
2000
John Valley
Rod Merkley
2001
Kyler Murphy
Rod Merkley
2002
Barry Caland
John Valley
2003
Barry Caland
Randy Robinson
2004
Mark Sommerfeld
Darcy Donaldson
2005
Robert Cumming
Hank Wilke
2006
Rollie Turrie
Darcy Donaldson
2007
Barry Caland
Kyler Murphy
2008
Barry Caland
Robert Cumming
2009
Barry Caland
Dave Joubert
2010
Barry Caland
Steve Gibson
2011
Robert Cumming
Barry Caland
2012
Robert Cumming
Mark Willianen
2013
Jordan Gehl
Jamie DePiero
2014
Joe Scharf
Jordan Potter
2015
Brett Shewchuk
Joe Scharf
2016
Brett Shewchuk
Jeremy Kirk
2017
Brett Shewchuk
Robert Cumming
2018
Robert Cumming
Jordan Gehl
2019
Robert Cumming
Scott Wilke
2020
No Tournament

1930's

Johnny Henry, Strathcona Invitational Champion of 1930, 31, 32.

Johnny Henry

1930, 31, 32
Doug Skinner, Strathcona Invitational Champion of 1933, 34

Doug Skinner

1933
Cliff Barton, Strathcona Invitational Champion of 1933, 34

Cliff Barton

1934, 35
Ford Wray, Strathcona Invitational Champion of 1936,38,39

Ford Wray

1936, 38 , 39
Clyde Spaulding, Strathcona Invitational Champion of 1937

Clyde Spaulding

1937
1930, 31 , 32
1933
1934, 35
1936, 38, 39
1937

1940's

Ted Whalen

1940

Stan Kolar

1941, 42

D.R. Crawford

1943

Bob Devine

1944, 45, 48, 49

Ed Burke

1946

Steve Stokaluk

1947
1940
1941, 42
1943
1944, 45, 48, 49
1946
1947

1950's

Bob Devine

1951, 53

J.D. Smith

1952

Sandy Middleton

1954

Ken Britton

1955, 56, 59

Wayne Young

1957, 58
1951, 53
1952
1954
1955, 56, 59
1957, 58

1960's

Don Stokaluk

1960, 63

Don McNeill

1961

Bill Gordon

1962

Bob Arvelin

1964

Ken Britton

1965, 67

Mike Kolomy

1966

Bert Andreola

1968

Guy Cupples

1969
1960, 63
1961
1962
1964
1965, 67
1966
1968
1969

1970's

Bob Arvelin

1970, 71

Bert Andreola

1972

John Valley

1973, 75, 78

Don Stokaluk

1974, 76

Brian Hutton

1977

Ron Pulak

1979
1970, 71
1972
1973, 75, 78
1974, 76
1977
1979

1980's

Brian Hutton

1980

Frank Edmonds

1981

Barry Mcnamee

1982

Mark Willianen

1983

Dave Ferguson

1984

Trevor Jones

1985, 86, 89

Larry Sdao

1987, 88
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985, 86, 89
1987, 88

1990's

Trevor Jones

1990, 94

Tony Stokaluk

1991

Barry Caland

1992

Randy Robinson

1993

Bruce Dafoe

1995

Robert Cumming

1996

Bill Seagris

1997, 99
1990, 94
1991
1992
1993
1995
1996
1997, 99

2000's

John Valley

2000

Kyler Murphy

2001

Barry Caland

2002, 03, 07, 08, 09

Mark Sommerfeld

2004

Robert Cumming

2005

Rollie Turrie

2006
2000
2001
2002, 03, 07, 08, 09
2004
2005
2006

2010's

Barry Caland

2010

Robert Cumming

2011, 12, 18, 19

Jordan Gehl

2013

Joe Scharf

2014

Brett Shewchuk

2015, 16, 17
2010
2011, 12, 18, 19
2013
2014
2015, 16, 17
2012 invitational