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GRCA Trophies – Photo Catalog

The Golden Retriever Club of America offers a variety of Perpetual and Challenge trophies to members who compete not only at the GRCA Regional Specialties and the GRCA National Specialty, but also to members who compete all during a calendar year in various venues. These trophies offer an opportunity for GRCA owners and their dogs to be nationally recognized and become a part of a rich and documented GRCA history. All GRCA trophies are awarded each year at the National Specialty event to the GRCA members for either performance at the National Specialty, Regional Specialties or for cumulative performance in the prior calendar year in multiple venues. A summary is listed below of these beautiful and historic trophies offered by the GRCA. We encourage everyone to not only compete but also to join GRCA so that they can also become eligible for these trophies!

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ANNUAL CONFORMATION Trophies – awarded annually at the national specialty to GRCA members for accumulative scores over a period of a year

THE ROCKHAVEN SPEEDWELL PLUTO CHALLENGE CUP 1938
Awarded by the Board of Directors to the GRCA member whose Golden Retriever achieves highest honors in AKC Licensed or Member dog shows. This award to be figured on the basis of the number of dogs defeated during the year.

THE CH SENECA’S RIPARIAN CHIEF CD TD* TROPHY 1980
Awarded to the GRCA member who is the breeder of the dog, winning the Rockhaven Speedwell Pluto Trophy. Should the breeder not be a GRCA member, the trophy will not be awarded.

THE GRCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS JUNIOR HANDLER OF THE YEAR 1989
Awarded to the best junior handler of a Golden Retriever during the year. GRCA membership or member sponsorship is required (application required).

THE CH ASTERLING’S TAHITI SWEETIE MEMORIAL TROPHY 1993
Awarded by the Board of Directors to the GRCA member-owner whose Golden Retriever bitch achieves highest honors in AKC Licensed or Member dog shows for BIS, Group & BOB only. If the owner or co-owner is not a GRCA member, the trophy will not be awarded.

THE GINGER GOTCHER MEMORIAL TROPHY 1995
Awarded to the GRCA member-breeder-owner and exclusive handler of the Golden Retriever earning the greatest number of points in AKC Licensed or Member dog shows (application required).

THE CH WESSALA PRIDE OF GOLDEN PINE TROPHY 2000
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner-breeder whose amateur-handled Golden Retriever earns the most points in Group and Best in Shows in AKC Licensed or Member all-breed shows.

ANNUAL FIELD Trophies

THE GILNOCKIE CHALLENGE CUP 1938
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner whose Golden Retriever has the highest scoring Field Trial record during the year.

THE PETER OF WOODEND PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY 1946
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner of the most outstanding Golden Retriever Derby Field Dog on the basis of points earned at AKC licensed trials.

THE GRANAT BROTHERS TROPHY 1955
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner whose Golden Retriever earned the highest number of points in AKC licensed or member Amateur All-Age stakes.

THE MAGOFFIN PERPETUAL TROPHY 1962
Awarded to the GRCA member-breeder of the Golden Retriever that earned the highest number of points in AKC licensed Open All-Age, Limited All-Age and/or Amateur All-Age stakes combined. In the case of ties, the dog winning the most Open Stakes shall be declared the winner.

THE DICK SAMPSON MEMORIAL TROPHY 1988
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner of the Golden Retriever with the best combined performance in AKC licensed or member Field Trials prior to its 3rd birthday. The Golden needs to become 3 years of age during the calendar year preceding the National Specialty Field Trial.

THE TORCH FLINN-TIGATHOE MEMORIAL TROPHY 1996
Awarded to the Golden Retriever that acquires the highest number of All-Age points in AKC licensed field trials while being amateur-handled by its GRCA member-owner or co-owner.

ANNUAL OBEDIENCE Trophies

THE TOBY-TRIGGER TROPHY 1964
Awarded to the GRCA member-owned Golden Retriever earning the highest number of points in AKC Licensed or Member Obedience Trials during the year.

ANNUAL MULTI-VENUE Trophies 

THE KINGSWERE CHALLENGE CUP (FIELD AND OTHER CHAMPIONSHIP) 1946
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner of each successive Golden Retriever qualifying as a Dual Champion.

THE BILL LESTER MEMORIAL TROPHY (CONFORMATION AND FIELD) 1955 retired and re-donated 2000
Awarded to the GRCA member accumulating the highest points in AKC licensed or member breed shows and AKC licensed field trials during the calendar year (application required).

THE CH/AFC LORELEI’S GOLDEN ROCKBOTTOM UD TROPHY (FIELD AND CONFORMATION) 1985
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner of the Golden Retriever who has completed his AKC bench championship and has, during the year, placed or been awarded a JAM in an AKC Open, Amateur or Limited All-Age, Qualifying or Derby Stake at an AKC Licensed or Member Field Trial.

THE OTCH TOPBRASS RIC O SHAY BARTY WCX TROPHY (OBEDIENCE AND FIELD) 1992
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner or member co-owner whose Golden Retriever earns the greatest number of highest combined scores in Utility and Open B classes and has earned any AKC or GRCA recognized field title.

THE NOC OTCH DD’s DREAMS DO COME TRUE UDX26 OGM RE TDX JH VCD1 CCA WCX VCX OBHF TROPHY  (TOP OBEDIENCE WITH AGILITY, FIELD, RALLY, AND TRACKING TITLES) 2014
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner or member co-owner of the Golden Retriever who earns the greatest number of AKC Obedience High in Trials and High Combineds (added together) during the year and has an AKC or GRCA Agility, Tracking, Rally and Field title. The winner must have an AKC or GRCA title in each venue (Agility, Tracking, Rally and Field) to win the trophy. If there is a tie, the highest number of AKC Obedience High in Trials will break the tie.

TROPHIES FOR PERFORMANCE AT THE NATIONAL SPECIALTY – CONFORMATION

THE CH SUMMIT’S MR BOJANGLES TROPHY (Best of Breed) 2007
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner whose Golden Retriever is named Best of Breed at the National Specialty.

THE CH BECKWITH’S COPPER COIN CUP (Best of Opposite Sex) 1978
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner whose Golden Retriever is named BOS at the National Specialty.

THE JOHN ROGER MAGOFFIN MEMORIAL TROPHIES (Bred By Exhibitor DOG; Bred By Exhibitor BITCH) 1978
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner whose dog and bitch win the Bred-By Exhibitor classes at the National Specialty.

THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF ENGLAND – BEST VETERAN TROPHY (BEST VETERAN) 1989
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner of the Best Veteran dog or bitch in conformation classes at the National Specialty.

THE CH TOASTY’S ROYAL MERCEDES MEMORIAL TROPHY (WB) 1991
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner whose Golden Retriever is named Winners Bitch at the National Specialty.

THE CH LIBRA MALAGOLD CORIANDER MEMORIAL TROPHY (WD) 1996
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner whose Golden Retriever is named Winners Dog at the National Specialty.

THE SHARON BAXTER MEMORIAL TROPHY (BEST JR HANDLER) 2003
Awarded to the junior handler, named Best Junior Handler, at the GRCA National Specialty. The junior must be a member of a GRCA Family membership or, have one parent who is a GRCA member or, handle a dog that is co-owned by a GRCA member who is the sponsor of the Junior.

THE HOBO TROPHY (STUD DOG) 2012
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner, of the Golden Retriever winning the Stud Dog class, at the National Specialty.

THE AM/CAN CH. MARINER LIL SISTER BY TEMPO TROPHY (BROOD BITCH) 2005
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner of the Golden Retriever winning the Brood Bitch class at the National Specialty.

NATIONAL SPECIALTY – FIELD Trophies

THE FTCH RIP TROPHY (OPEN) 1940
Awarded to the GRCA member-owned, Golden Retriever winning the Open All-Age stake, at the National Specialty Field Trial.

THE FTCH PIRATE OF GOLDEN VALLEY TROPHY (AMATEUR HANDLER) 1947
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner, of the Golden Retriever who is the highest placing, amateur handler in the National Specialty Field Trial.

THE JUMBEAU*** MEMORIAL TROPHY (DERBY) 1960
Awarded to the GRCA member, whose amateur-handled Golden Retriever places highest, in the Derby Stake at the National Specialty Field Trial.

THE FOREST L. FLASHMAN MEMORIAL TROPHY (QUAL) 1969
Awarded to the GRCA member whose Golden Retriever is the winner of the Qualifying Stake at the National Specialty Field Trial.

THE FC-AFC MISTY’S SUNGOLD LAD CDX TROPHY (AMATEUR) 1973
Awarded to the winner of the Amateur All-Age stake at the National Specialty providing the owner and dog’s handler is/are members of GRCA.

THE RALPH BOALT-STILROVIN MEMORIAL TROPHY (B/O/H – HIGHEST PLACING ANY STAKE) 1976
Awarded to the GRCA member, who is the Breeder-Owner-Handler of the highest placing, Golden Retriever at the National Specialty Field Trial.

THE CHRISTOPHER BURTON-BEAU BRUMMEL TROPHY (O/H DERBY) 1977
Awarded to the highest placing Golden Retriever owned and handled by a GRCA member in the National Specialty Derby Stake.

NATIONAL SPECIALTY – OBEDIENCE Trophies

THE LUCY WADE MEMORIAL TROPHY (NOV A) 1950
Awarded to the GRCA member-owner, whose Golden Retriever scores highest in Novice A class at the National Specialty, handled by the owner or member of his immediate family.

THE CH INDIAN KNOLL’S COLONEL UD*** TROPHY (HIT) 1960
Awarded to the GRCA member-owned, Golden Retriever scoring highest, in the regular classes at the National Specialty.

THE MUD CREEK FLARE UD TROPHY (B/O/H ANY CLASS HIGH SCORE) 1960
Awarded to the GRCA member/breeder/co-breeder-owner/co-owner-handler of the highest scoring Golden Retriever in any regular class at the National Specialty, including Graduate Novice and Veteran, provided the score is qualifying.

THE JEANNE FOX MEMORIAL TROPHY (MEMBER OWNED VET CLASS) 1989
Awarded to the highest scoring, GRCA member-owned and handled Golden Retriever in the Non-Regular Veteran classes.

NATIONAL SPECIALTY – AGILITY Trophies

THE GRCA EXCELLENCE IN AGILITY TROPHY 1999
Awarded to the GRCA member whose dog or bitch achieves a Double Q in the Excellent A or B class at the National Specialty Agility.  Jump heights are combined.  Tie Breakers are based on course time.

NATIONAL SPECIALTY – MULTI-VENUE Trophies

THE CH TONKAHOF BANG*** TROPHY (FIELD AND CONFORMATION CH) 1946
Awarded to the GRCA member whose AKC bench Champion Golden Retriever placed highest in the National Specialty Field Trial. If there are no placements, Judges Awards of Merit will be considered in order: Open, Amateur, Qualifying and Derby.

THE CH OTCH WINGMASTERS OUNCE OF GOLD UDX WC CAN CD MEMORIAL TROPHY (OBEDIENCE AND CONFORMATION) 1999
Awarded to the highest scoring (190 or higher) Golden Retriever owned by a GRCA member in a regular obedience class who is also shown in a regular conformation class at the GRCA National Specialty. The owner must sign up for the trophy at the Obedience and Conformation tables prior to competition beginning.

GRCA REGIONAL TROPHIES

 CENTRAL REGIONAL SPECIALTY – CONFORMATION

CH BRUWIN’S GEAUXLDEN BUDDY MEMORIAL TROPHY (BOB) 2000
This is presented annually to the Golden Retriever awarded Best of Breed at the Central Regional Specialty whose owners(s) are members in good standing of the Golden Retriever Club of America.

EASTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY – CONFORMATION

 RALPH WORREST MEMORIAL TROPHY (BREEDER OF BOW) 1968
This trophy is presented annually to the breeder of the Golden Retriever dog or bitch awarded Best of Winners at the Eastern Regional Specialty and who are members in good standing of the Golden Retriever Club of America.

CH WOCHICA’S WINDSONG CHALLENGE TROPHY (BOS) 1974
This trophy is presented annually to the owner(s) of the Golden Retriever awarded Best of Opposite Sex, at the Eastern Regional Specialty and whose owner(s) are members in good standing of the Golden Retriever Club of America.

THE CH MISTY MORN’S SUNSET CD TD WC TROPHY (STUD DOG) 1976
This is presented annually to the winner of the Stud Dog Class at the Eastern Regional Specialty whose owner is a member in good standing of GRCA at the time of the show.  If the dog is co-owned, all owners must be GRCA members.

WESTERN REGIONAL SPECIALTY – CONFORMATION

THE CH VANRELL’S MAX-N-MOM EFFORT MEMORIAL TROPHY (BOB) 1995
This trophy is presented annually to the Golden Retriever awarded Best of Breed at the Western Regional Specialty whose owners(s) are members in good standing of the Golden Retriever Club of America.