Trophies

Gliding New Zealand annually awards a number of trophies to help celebrate victory in competition, significant achievement in cross country flying, and the service of individuals to the sport of gliding in New Zealand. The following are descriptions of the various trophies available for awarding.

Annual Service To Gliding Trophies:

Angus Rose Bowl Presented to the N.Z. Gliding Association by Mr. Bill Angus, one of the original pioneers in aviation in New Zealand, this very handsome Bowl is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding services to the sport of gliding in this Country
Friendship Cup Awarded annually for outstanding contribution to the gliding movement during the preceding year

Annual Cross Country Trophies:

C.W.F. Hamilton Trophy This trophy is awarded each year to a New Zealander operating in New Zealand for the most meritorious flight which is a New Zealand gliding record
Rothmans Challenge Gold Cup This trophy is awarded each year to the New Zealander operating in New Zealand who has attained the highest handicapped speed over a 300 km triangular course conforming with the F.A.I. 28% rule. Current NZGA handicaps will be used and the general conditions and documentation requirements for record flights under the F.A.I. Sporting Code apply.
Air New Zealand Cross Country Trophies This is a decentralised competition aimed at encouraging cross-country flying.  It is a distance event extending over the whole year and is run in two divisions; one for flight originating in the North Island and one for flights originating in the South Island.  Pilots who have previously achieved a Gold distance flight are not eligible.
Buckland Soaring Awards Awarded annually to the highest scoring New Zealand national in the New Zealand division of the Aerokurier Online Contest (OLC) for the previous season.  OLC rules and handicaps are used.  There are two divisions; one for soaring flights commencing in the North Island and the other for soaring flights commencing in the South Island.  The winning pilots stand down for the following two seasons.
Air New Zealand Soaring Award This trophy is awarded annually, to the pilot who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, has shown the most significant improvement in his/her personal standard of competition or record flying during the year

NZ National Gliding Championship Trophies:

The Court Trophy Awarded to the Standard Class Champion
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The Broadlands Cup Awarded to the 15 Metre Class Champion
The Georgeson Trophy Awarded to the 18 Metre Class Champion
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The Wills Cup Awarded to the Open Class Champion
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The Lyons Trophy Awarded to the Club Class Champion
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The Roake Cup Awarded to the Sports Class Champion
Tasman Trophy The Tasman Trophy is contested between selected pilot(s) from New Zealand and an equal number from Australia at the National Championships of the host country. The two countries host alternately and aggregate scores decide which country retains the Trophy. Pilots who have flown in a World Championships are not eligible for selection.
View Tasman Trophy Agreement and information PDF
NZ Open Class Motor Gliding Trophy Awarded to the pilot of the highest placed motor glider in the Open Class
The Berkett Trophy Awarded to the highest placed pilot who belongs to a club from the alternate island from where the Championships are being held
The Norge Cup Awarded to the highest placed pilot who is competing in a National Championships for their first time
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The Veterans Trophy Awarded to the highest placed pilot aged 60 years or over
Mike Rix Memorial Trophy Awarded to the highest placed Junior pilot (less than 26 years old)
Swiss Trophy Awarded to the second placed pilot in the numerically strongest class
Masterton Trophy Awarded to the pilot(s) of the highest placed club owned glider
The Richardson Trophy Awarded to the pilot achieving the highest average speed on any task set during the championships (before handicaps have been applied)
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The Continental Airlines Trophy Awarded to the winner of the longest racing task set during the championships (before handicaps have been applied)
The Messervy Trophy Awarded to the pilot making the most meritorious flight over a triangular task set during the championships
The Hookings Trophy Awarded to the pilot making the most meritorious flight over a non-triangular task set during the championships
The Hansell Trophy Awarded to the pilot making the most meritorious flight during the championships
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Ruth and Gerry Gotleib Cup Awarded to the pilot of the highest placed PW5 in the Sports Class
Tauranga Trophy Awarded to the PW5 pilot making the most meritorious flight during the championships
Van Dyk Trophy Awarded to the Sports Class pilot achieving the highest average speed on any task set during the championships (before handicaps have been applied)
Hatuma Lime Trophy Awarded to the Sports class pilot making the most meritorious flight during the championships
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