At First World Club Class Championships
Two special Trophies were awarded to the World Club Class Champion, and to the winner of the World Club Class Grand Prix held simultaneously.
The two Silver Plated cups were wond outright. They are not perpetual trophies.
The Photograph Shows the Grand Prix Cup Left and the World Champion Trophy right.
These were standard cups purchases by Evright Trophies of Sturt St. Adelaide.
A silver platter was presented to the winning team. This was a last minute purchase and was unfortunately not photographed
Winners were: Champion : PETER MASSON (ENGLAND)
Grand Prix Winner : JIM CARPENTER (CANADA)
Winning Team : ENGLAND
Peter Masson 1st Place
Richard Hood 2nd Place
Afandi Darlington 4th Place
In the Championship, FAI Medals were awarded to the first three placegetters,
Peter Masson - 1st Place - FAI Gold Medal
Richard Hood - 2nd Place - FAI Silver Medal
Tomas Suchanek 3rd Place (Czechoslovakia) - FAI Bronze Medal
FAI Diplomas were also presented to the first ten placegetters.
CLUB CLASS INTERNATIONAL TROPHIES
FOR THE HIGHEST SPEED IN A WORLD CLUB CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP ACHIEVED BY AN AUSTRALIAN PILOT
The Royal Aeronautical Society, Australian Division, Adelaide Branch, like its English parent society, takes a keen interest in all forms of aviation, including gliding.
In the lead-up to the inaugural Club Class World Gliding Championships to be held at Gawler, South Australia, in January 2001, when the Gliding Group leader, Fred J. Foord (a glider pilot since 1944 and still active) being a member of the committee of the Adelaide Branch, RAeS, brought the event to the committee’s notice, they offered to donate a trophy to be awarded to the Australian team pilot who achieved the highest speed during any contest day task.
The shield, made by Evright Trophies Ltd of Adelaide has a central plaque bearing the Society’s crest, with sufficient individual plates to last well into the 21st century. The inaugural winner was Tom Gilbert of Camden, NSW who achieved a speed of 105.17.
Being for Australian pilots only, the Shield will not need to leave this country and will be presented at the next GFA Council Meeting after each event.
|2001||Gawler, Australia||Tom Gilbert NSW||105.17 km/h|
|2002||Musbach, Germany||Tom Gilbert NSW||90.4 km/h over 409.2km|
|2004||Elverum, Norway||Terry Cubley, VIC||112.4 km/h|
|2006||Vinon, France||Terry Cubley, SA||115.1 km/h over 223 km|
CLUB CLASS INTERNATIONAL TROPHIES
FOR THE HIGHEST PLACING IN A WORLD CLUB CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP BY AN AUSTRALIAN PILOT
This trophy was commissioned by Paul Matthews, long time friend of the late Roger Alastair Woods MBE, GFA President from 1980 to 1983 and later GFA Executive Officer from 1991 until just prior to his untimely death from cancer in 1999.
Roger was the prime mover in achieving Australia’s bid, to the International Gliding Commission and the Federation Aeronautique International, for the inaugural Championship to be held in Australia, at Gawler in January 2001.The trophy was created by veteran glider pilot and sculptor, Herbert Schade and depicts a steeply banked ASW-17 sailplane, gold plated, against a bronze boomerang, mounted on a polished hardwood truncated pyramid plinth.
The award is to the highest placed Australian team pilot in the World Club Class Gliding Championships, and was presented to the first winner, Tom Gilbert of NSW, by Mrs Brenda Woods, Roger’s widow
|2001||Gawler, Australia||T Gilbert||11th|
|2002||Musbach, Germany||Tobias Geiger, Vic 1998/99|
|2004||Elverum, Norway||Terry Cubley, Vic||34th|
|2006||Vinon, France||Peter Temple, SA||16th|
FOR THE HIGHEST PLACED WOODEN GLIDER
This trophy, comprising two hand crafted hardwood wooden gliders, each mounted on a slender turned hardwood pylon, on a turned maple base, all finished in clear lacquer and bearing about 15 brass engraving plates, was donated in the 1996/97 season by the Renmark Gliding Club; to be awarded at the Club Class (formerly Sports & Two-Seater Class) Australian National Gliding Championships each year, for the best placing by the pilot of a wooden aircraft.
|Season||Pilot||Sailplane||Venue||S & 2S|
|1996/97||Duncan Robertson||Foka 5||Renmark||16th|
|1997/98||Keith Nolan||Olympia ‘Yellow Witch’||Temora||17th|
|2001/02||Ian McPhee/Mark Laird||Bergfalke||Temora||21st|
|2002/3||Ian McPhee/Mark Laird||Bergfalke||Temora||22nd|
|2003/4||Emilis Prelgauskas||ES60b Super Arrow GTJ||Waikerie||23rd|
This trophy, known colloquially as the "BEST TRYERS TROPHY" is awarded at the Club Class (formerly Sports and Two-Seater) National Championships each year for the pilot judged to be the 'BEST TRYER', irrespective of Class.
It was donated by the Beaufort Gliding Club as a tribute to their late member Laurie Watkins, and first awarded at the 1987/8 season Nationals held at Corowa in January 1988.
Laurie Watkins took up the sport of gliding in his 50's with Beaufort Gliding Club. He became an Instructor and was a stalwart member of that club for about twenty years until his death from natural causes in the mid 1980's. The trophy incorporates a small gilt sailplane model owned by Laurie Watkins.
|1987/8||Finbarr Hart||Beaufort G C||Corowa||7th S & 2Str|
|1988/9||Chris Thorpe||Beaufort G C||Corowa||8th|
|1989/90||David Nugent||Sunraysia G C||Mildura||9th|
|1994/5||A.Furmiston: & M Simpson,||Geelong G.C||Corowa||14th|
|1995/6||Lisa Turner||Kingaroy S.C||Renmark||15th|
|1996/7||Trevor Rim & Mark Goodley||G.C.V||Renmark||16th|
|1997/8||Bill Hatfield||Bundaberg G.C||Temora||17th|
|1998/9||Phillip Ritchie||Adelaide S.C||Temora||18th Cl & Sp.|
|99/2000||Paul Clift||Adelaide S.C.||Gawler||19th|
|2000/1||Eugene Blunt, & John Kohan||Benalla||20th|
|2001/2||Bob Musgrave||Beaufort G C||Temora||21st|
|2006/7||Adam 'Charlie' Ianson||VIC||Benalla||26th|
|2009/10||Not awarded||Lake Keepit||29th|
MENTOR & PUPILS(S) TEAM
The T & J Sailplanes Services Mentor Trophy is awarded at the Club Class (formerly Sports and Two-Seater) National Championships each year for the BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MENTOR AND PUPIL(S) TEAM
The trophy takes the form of a silver platter. It was donated in 1994 by T & J Sailplanes Services of Camden and presented for the first time at the Sports and Two-Seater Nationals held in Janaury 1995 at Corowa.
The names of the 'Mentor' and 'Pupil' (or pupils) should always be shown on the trophy, since it is awarded to them for a team achievement.
|1994/5||Noel Vagg||Alan Furmiston, Mark Simpson||Corowa||14th S & 2Str|
|1995/6||Gary Hollands||Andrew Repton||Renmark||15th|
|1996/7||Bruce Campbell||Jonathon Shand||Renmark||16th|
|1997/8||Phillip Hearne||Rolf Buelter||Temora||17th|
|1998/9||Tom Gilbert||Scott Lennon||Temora||18th Cl & Sp.|
|99/2000||Tom Gilbert||Luke Dodd||Gawler||19th|
|2000/1||Terry Cubley||Simon Brown||Benalla||20th|
|2001/2||Cathy Conway||David Conway||Temora||21st|
|2002/3||Rolf Buelter||Jarek Mosiejewski||Temora||22nd|
|2003/4||Terry Cubley||David Long||Waikerie||23rd|
|2004/5||Terry Cubley||David Long||Waikerie||24th|
|2005/6||Peter Buskens||Iain Russell||Benalla||25th|
|2006/7||Swaantje Geyer||Brendan English||Benalla||26th|
|2008/9||Hank Kauffmann||Mark Dalton||Kingaroy||28th|
|2009/10||Not Contested||Lake Keepit||29th|
BEST PLACED LIBELLE PILOT
The WESTPAC PERPETUAL TROPHY is awarded at the Club Class (formerly Sports and Two-Seater) National Championships each year for the BEST PLACING BY A LIBELLE PILOT
It was donated in 1984 by the Corowa branch of the WestPac Banking Corporation on the occasion of the 3rd Sports & Two-Seater Nationals being held in that town, and was awarded for the first time at that event.
It was replaced by the "One-Plus Trophy" in 2008 in recognition of the fact that few Libelles were now attending and there were other gliders of similar performance that also deserved recognition.
|1983/4||N.Fisher||H205 VH-GJJ||Ararat||3rd S & 2Str|
|( NB. Initially awarded in error to Gary Stevenson,for highest Libelle speed)|
|1998/9||T.Gilbert||H201B VH-GCK||Temora||18th C & Sp.|
|99/2000||T. Gilbert||H201B VH-GCK||Gawler||19th|
|2000/1||T. Gilbert||H201B VH-GCK||Benalla||20th|
|2004/5||T. Gilbert||H201B VH-GCK||Waikerie||24th|
|2005/6||T. Gilbert||H201B VH-GCK||Benalla||25th|
|2006/7||T. Gilbert||H201B VH-GCK||Benalla||26th|
|2009/10||Paul Mander||H201B||Lake Keepit||29th|
HIGHEST PLACED NOVICE PILOT
The Beaurepaires Corowa Trohpy is awarded at the Club Class (formerly Sports and Two-Seater) National Championships each year to the HIGHEST PLACED NOVICE PILOT in the Sports Class.
It was donated in 1988 by the Beaurepaires company of Corowa on the occasion of the 7th Sports & 2-Seater Class Nationals being held in that town.
In 2001 there were no eligible ‘Novices’ and the trophy was not awarded. The following year it was missing but reported to be in dilapitated condition. In 2002 GFA Council authorised its replacement. A new, similar, trophy was made by Evright’s of Adelaide with all past history engraved on the back plate.
|1987/8||Christopher Lane||Hornet VH-GMZ||Corowa||7th S & 2-Str|
|1988/9||Harold Walton||Jantar VH-CQT||Corowa||8th|
|1989/90||Mark Bland||Libelle VH-GUK||Mildura||9th|
|1990/1||Phillip Hearne||Std.Libelle VH-GBP||Mildura||10th|
|1991/2||Mike Pobjoy||Std Libelle VH-GBO||Leeton||11th|
|1992/3||Kerrie Plowman||Std Libelle VH-GBN||Leeton||12th|
|1993/4||Jonathon Shand||Libelle H301b, GXH||Corowa||13th|
|1994/5||Jonathon Shand||Libelle H301b, GXH||Corowa||14th|
|1995/6||Andrew Repton||DG200 17m||Renmark||15th|
|1997/8||Lars Zehnder||Kestrel 17 VH-GXC||Temora||17th|
|1998/9||Phillip Ritchie||Glasflugel 304 VH GXB||Temora||18th C & Sp|
|99/2000||Phillip Ritchie||Hornet||Gawler||19th C& Sp|
|2000/1||Not awarded (no novices)||Benalla||20th|
|2001/02||Not awarded Trophy Missing||Temora||21st|
|2003/4||Jarek Mosiejewski||LS4a VH-UKA||Waikerie||23rd|
|2006/7||Matt Gage||Cirrus Std VH-VKC||Benalla||26th|
|2007/8|| Mike Codling
|2008/9|| Phil Southgate
|2009/10|| Craig Collings
||ASW19|| Lake Keepit
HIGHEST HANDICAP SPEED
The JOHN S. HOLST MEMORIAL TROPHY is awarded at the Club Class (formerlySports and Two-Seater) National Championships each year to the pilot achieving the HIGHEST HANDICAP SPEED in the Sports Class.
John Sidney Holst was a keen and popular Diamond Badge glider pilot who met his untimely death in an outlanding accident whilst flying in the Gulgong Competitions on 23rd February 1987. [ As reported in the May 1987 'A.G.']
This unique trophy, which takes the form of the tip of a metal propellor blade, chrome plated and engraved and mounted on an ebonised plinth on a polished hardwood base, was made by his friends Tom Gilbert, Barry Bowerman, and Grant Kenniwell, and was donated by them in memory of John. It was presented for the first time in the 1987/88 competition season, at the Sports and Two-Seater Nationals held at Corowa early in 1988.
|Season||Pilot||Speed||Glider||Venue||S or C Nats|
|1988/89||Geoff Raymond||95.4 km/h||H201 Open Libelle||Corowa||8th|
|1990/91||W.(Bill) Tugnett||95.4 km/h||H201 Open Libelle||Mildura||10th|
|1991/92||G. Sweeeney||PIK 20B||Leeton||11th|
|1993/94||Phillip Hearne||H201B Libelle||Corowa||13th|
|1994/95||Phillip Hearne||111.23 km/h||Corowa||14th|
|1995/96||Graham Parker||122 km/h||ASW24||Renmark||15th|
|1996/97||Tom Gilbert||H201B Libelle||Renmark||16th|
|1997/98||Terry Cubley & Lars Zehnder tied||Jantar, Kestrel||Temora||17th S & 2-S|
|1998/99||Tom Gilbert & Bruce Taylor tied||Libelle, Hornet||Temora||18th C & Sp|
|1999/2000||Bruce Taylor||107.43 km/h||Hornet||Gawler||19th|
|2001/02||Hank Kauffmann||134 km/h||ASW 20B||Temora||21st|
|2002/03||Scott Lennon||117.4 km/h||Temora||22nd|
|2003/04||Don Woodward||107.25 km/h||PIK 20D||Waikerie||23rd|
|2004/05||Terry Cubley||128.45 km/h||Waikerie||24th|
|2005/6||Terry Cubley||125.6 km/h||Benalla||25th|
|2006/7||Jim Crowhurst||122.5 km/h||ASW19b||Benalla||26th|
|2009/10||David Jansen||ASG29||Lake Keepit||29th|
(Club Class Nationals, formerly Sports & 2-Seater Class)
The Commonwealth Banking Corporation Two-seater Class Second Place National Championship Trophy is awarded each year at the Sports and two seater Class National Championships to pilots or clubs gaining second place in the contest.
It was donated in 1988 by The Corowa Branch of the Commonwealth Bank, the occasion of the 7th Sports & Two-Seater Class National championships being held at Corowa in January of that year.
|1987/8||Chris Thorpe/Noel Vagg||Zephyrus||VIC||Corowa||7th|
|1988/9||R. Clarkson||Twin Astir||Corowa||8th|
|1989/90||Baylee Roberts||Twin Astir||Mildura||9th|
|1993/94||Paul Matthews||Stemme S10||Corowa||13th|
|1994/95||A. Furniston/M. Simpson||ASK13||NSW||Corowa||14th|
|1995/96||Emilis Prelgauskas & others||Twin Astir||SA||Renmark||15th|
|1996/97||David Cleland/Peter Buskens||Twin Astir||VIC||Renmark||16th|
|In 1998 the name was changed to Club Class to align with an FAI decision but the numbering was retained.|
|1998/99||Steve O'Donnell/Harry Ryan||Temora||18th|
|1999/2000||Simon Hackett/Emilis Prelgauskas||IS-30||SA||Gawler||19th|
|2004/5||Dave Cleland & Colin Adam||VIC||Waikerie||24th|
|2007/8|| Not awarded
|2009/10|| Not awarded
|| Lake Keepit
for the Most Successful Two-Seater Performance
Bill Riley has been most active in the gliding scene over many uears. A glider pilot and light aircraft pilot with international experience, he flew with two other pilots in a formation of three Self-launching Gliders from Rumania to Essendon airport. Bill Riley bases his glider operations at Tocumwal in NSW on the Murray River. Bill Riley's continuing contribution to gliding has been in every aspect of the sport.
The RILEY AERONAUTICS TROPHY was intended to be for the most successful two-seater performance. However it has been used as an award for other classes.
In 1978, when GFA re-allocated its trophies, the Riley Aeronautics Trophy was returned to its intended place in the trophy schedule and was awarded for the longest two-seater flight each year. Accordingly it could be won at the National Two-Seater Championships.
In 1987 the trophy was again re-allocated when handicapping lost favour. It then became the Decentralised Competitions Club Team Trophy, to be awarded to the club whose participants gained the most points for a maximum of three pilots and a maximum of three entries.
The Decentralised Comps then suffered the loss of its Convenor and was not conducted again until 1989.
In 1990 Bill Riley specifically requested that his trophy be returned to its original purpose, as a Two-Seater Trophy for the Sports and Two-Seater National Championships. The donation of a new trophy for the D.C.C facilitated this.
In 2003 the trophy, having become somewhat dilapidated, was refurbished by the T.O. with a new wooden plinth of the same shape as previously but finished in bronze lacquer instead of black. The plaques were reinstalled in a more orderly fashion leaving space for future entries.
|Season||Pilot(s)||State||Venue||S & 2S Nats|
|AS 'LEAGUE I' TROPHY|
|1966/7||M.Jinks, P.Rohrlach, J.Rowe||SA||Narromine||7th|
|AS TWO-SEATER TEAMS TROPHY:|
|AS STANDARD CLASS TROPHY:|
|AS STANDARD CLASS TEAM TROPHY:|
|1970/1||D.Jones, Sue Martin||SA||Benalla||11th|
|1973/4||No contest, World Comps|
|AS OPEN HANDICAP CLASS TROPHY:|
|AS DECENTRALISED COMPS, LEAGUE 3, TROPHY:|
|1989/90||Noel Vagg & others||Vic||D.C.C|
|AS TWO-SEATER CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY:|
|1993/4||Baylee.Roberts & others||SA||Corowa||13th S & 2-S|
|1994/5||Chris Thorpe & Gordon Pope||Vic||Corowa||14th S & 2-S|
|1995/6||Les Webster & Bert Persson||Qld||Renmark||15th S & 2-S|
|1996/7||No Contest insufficient entries||Renmark||16th S & 2-S|
|1997/8||Harry & Wendy Medlicott||NSW||Temora||17th S & 2S|
|99/2000||Harry Medlicott||NSW||Gawler||19th Club & Spts|
|2000/1||Not awarded||Benalla||20th C & Sp|
|2001/02||Not awarded Trophy Missing||Temora||21st C & Sp|
|2002/3||Mark Laird/ Ian McPhee||NSW||Temora||22nd|
|2004/5||Cathy Conway, Simon Hackett||SA||Waikerie||24th|
|2009/10||Not Contested||Lake Keepit||29th|