ANDY Samuels' quest for the elusive Derek Chadwick Trophy continued last night when he was beaten in the final for the sixth time.

The two-time Harold Ryden champion has never won the Burnley knockout competition -- or the club championship.

And he was beaten last night by the holder Graham Haworth, the player who beat him at the same stage last year.

"One day I might come up here and win this," said the 46-year-old. "But if I don't it doesn't matter.

"It is disappointing but I lost to a better golfer. I have been trying to beat Graham for 40 years but there is nothing you can do about it."

Samuels thought he was in with a chance of his first victory in the competition when he levelled the scores on the 10th, but birdies from Haworth on the 11th and 12th put him two in front.

Samuels pulled one back on the 14th with a magnificent putt from around 15 feet but after halving the next two holes the pressure was on for the player, who was two behind, to win the 17th.

But Haworth held his nerve to take the hole -- and the title, winning by three with one to play.

"Andy has been a good golfer for many years," said Haworth. "He has been there, seen it and done it."

Haworth beat teenager Andrew Wilson in the quarter final and Harold Ryden champion Michael Hunt in the semi.

"It was nice to beat two Harold Ryden champions in two days," said Haworth, who also thanked the Burnley members for turning out to watch.

"The support is always much appreciated. Sometimes it doesn't seem so because we are concentrating so much on the golf.

"Apparently at one point I walked past my dad and didn't even notice!"

Haworth also congratulated new Burnley club champion Hunt on his record-breaking round of 62 in the Shuttleworth Cup on Saturday.

But it was Haworth's record he broke. "There's something wrong with that lad," he said. "I came in on Saturday with two 70s only to find that I had lost by 10 shots."

Club captain Clifford Hopwood congratulated all the qualifiers on their performances in the Derek Chadwick Trophy.

"The golf has been excellent," he said. "And it shows what a good golfer Graham is. He is probably one of the best matchplay golfers we have had at the club.

"And there was so much anticipation before the Shuttleworth Cup because of the golfers we have here.

"And club history was made. I didn't think Graham Haworth's record would ever be matched, never mind beaten and for Michael to beat it with 62, and that included a fresh air shot, was mindblowing. That was the highlight of the Shuttleworth Cup."