General Brian Ivan Cobham
Norton
Male
South Africa
1899-10-10
Robben Island, Western Cape, South Africa
1956-07-16
Santa Clara, California, United States of America


About

According to William Tilden: B. I. C. Norton, the South African champion, a youngster of twenty, is a phenomenal player of extreme brilliancy. He has everything in stroke equipment, drives, slices, volleys, and a fine service and overhead. Unfortunately Norton regards his tennis largely as a joke. His judgment is therefore faulty, and he is apt to loaf on the court. He tries the most impossible shots that sometimes go in; and in the main, his court generalship is none too good.
He is an irrepressible boy, and his merry smile and chatter make him a tremendous favourite with the gallery. He has a very strong personality that should carry him a long way. (Source: The Art of Lawn Tennis)



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Archive statistics 1919 - 1929
36
141
109


Tournament wins 1929 - Southern Professionals (Professional)
1925 - Missouri Valley Championships (Open)
1925 - Missouri State amateur Championships (Amateur)
1925 - Texas Sectional Championships (Open)
1923 - Dulwich (Amateur)
1923 - Hendon Spring (Amateur)
1923 - Gallery Tournament Covered Courts (Amateur)
1923 - London Hard Courts (Amateur)
1923 - Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting (Amateur)
1923 - Middlesex Championships (Amateur)
1923 - Surrey Hard Court Championships (Open)
1922 - Hendon Autumn (Amateur)
1922 - South of England Championships (Amateur)
1922 - Gallery Tournament Covered Courts (Amateur)
1922 - West of England Championships (Amateur)
1922 - St. George's Hill (Amateur)
1922 - Roehampton Grass Courts (Amateur)
1922 - Bexhill-on-Sea (Amateur)
1922 - Hastings and St. Leonard's on Sea (Amateur)
1922 - Dulwich (Amateur)
1922 - Surrey Hard Court Championships (Open)
1922 - Hendon Spring (Amateur)
1922 - Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting (Amateur)
1922 - Surrey Championships (Amateur)
1922 - Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) (Open)
1921 - Hendon Spring (Amateur)
1921 - Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting (Amateur)
1921 - Surrey Championships (Amateur)
1921 - Midland Counties Championships (Amateur)
1921 - North of England Championships (Open)
1921 - Carlisle (Amateur)
1921 - Bexhill-on-Sea (Amateur)
1921 - South of England Championships (Amateur)
1920 - Bexhill-on-Sea (Amateur)
1920 - South African Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1919 - Southern Transvaal Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Southern Professionals - 1929 US Open - 1926 Newport Casino Tournament - 1926 Seabright Invitational - 1926 US Clay Courts - 1926 Western States Championships - 1926 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1926 US Open - 1925 Missouri Valley Championships - 1925 Newport Casino Tournament - 1925 US Clay Courts - 1925 Texas Sectional Championships - 1925 Missouri State amateur Championships - 1925 US Open - 1924 Wimbledon - 1923 US Open - 1923 Mexican Championships - 1923 World Hardcourt Championships - 1923 Dulwich - 1923 Surrey Championships - 1923 Middlesex Championships - 1923 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1923 London Hard Courts - 1923 Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting - 1923 Hendon Spring - 1923 Gallery Tournament Covered Courts - 1923 Wimbledon - 1922 World Hardcourt Championships - 1922 Dulwich - 1922 West of England Championships - 1922 Surrey Championships - 1922 South of England Championships - 1922 British Covered Court Championships - 1922 Bexhill-on-Sea - 1922 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1922 St. George's Hill - 1922 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1922 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1922 Hendon Autumn - 1922 Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting - 1922 Hastings and St. Leonard's on Sea - 1922 Hendon Spring - 1922 Gallery Tournament Covered Courts - 1922 Wimbledon - 1921 North of England Championships - 1921 Surrey Championships - 1921 Midland Counties Championships - 1921 South of England Championships - 1921 Bexhill-on-Sea - 1921 Carlisle - 1921 Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting - 1921 Hendon Spring - 1921 Wimbledon - 1920 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1920 Queens Club Tournament - 1920 South African Championships - 1920 World Hardcourt Championships - 1920 Bexhill-on-Sea - 1920 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1920 Epsom - 1920 Hythe - 1920 Norwood - 1920 Wimbledon - 1919 Queens Club Tournament - 1919 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1919 North of England Championships - 1919 Middlesex Championships - 1919 Buxton - 1919

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