The Masters Trophy
formerly THE “CODGERS” TROPHY
From 1975 until 1990 this was known as “The Codgers’ Trophy” The trophy’s origin is not recorded. It was, and still is, an unofficial ‘fun trophy’.
It was awarded to the most successful pilot over 50 years of age. The tradition was for the winner to buy a bottle of champagne and to share it with those of his fellow pilots at the Nationals who admitted to being over 50 years of age.
A pilot who won it three years in succession would be allowed to keep it. This eventually happened in 1990 and Maurie Bradney became the owner. In 1991 Maurie Bradney donated it back, to be called “The Masters’ Trophy”for the most successful pilot over 60 years of age.
|In 1991 Maurie Bradney, having won it outright, donated it back, to be called “The Masters’ Trophy”for the most successful pilot over 60 years of age.|
|THE MASTERS’ TROPHY|
|1993/4||Ron Brecknell||NSW||Lake Keepit||32nd|
|2002/3||Bob Ward||Qld||Narromine||41st Multi|