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Club Trophies



President’s Pot

Awarded for most meritorious flight. Only awarded in years where a big flight in the true sense of the word is accomplished. Club President’s decision.

Season

Recipient

2012/13
2011/12
2010/11
Alan Belworthy
Alan Belworthy
Alan Belworthy
2009/10
not awarded
2008/09
Robin Britton
2007/08
Ian Finlayson
2006/07
Steve Care
2005/06
Bob Gray
2004/05
Ian Finlayson
2003/04
Ian Finlayson and Allan Eccles
2002.03
Phil E Smith (snr)
2001/02
Phil E Smith (snr)
2000/01
Nelson Badger
1999/00
Not awarded
1998/99
Not awarded
1997/98
Allan Eccles
1996/97
David Reid
1995/96
Not awarded
1994/95
Ross Gaddes
1993/94
Robin Britton
1992/93
Lance Wyatt
1991/92
Phil E Smith
1990/91
Eileen Eccles
1989/90
Not awarded
1988/89
Not awarded
1987/88
Not awarded
1986/87
David MacPherson
1985/86
James Turney
1984/85
P Johnson
1983/84
Phil Larsen
1982/83
John Shuttleworth
1981/82
Dennis Crequer
1980/81
M Watkins
1979/80
Adam Robinson
1978/79
Roger Brown and Martin Watkin
1977/78
Marianne Wehrle
1976/77
Noel Johnson
1975/76
Rory Gordon
1974/75
Rory Gordon
1973/74
Les Reisterer
1972/73
Ann Johnson
1971/72
Bruce Fowler
1970/71
David Clark
1969/70
Ann Johnson
1968/69
Not awarded
1967/68
Bruce Fowler
1966/67
Not awarded
1965/66
Brian Kosoof

 

Catlin Trophy

This Trophy was donated by the Catlin Family in memory of Harold Catlin who as Chairman of the County Council’s Airport Committee actively encouraged gliding at Matamata Airfield. It is awarded each year for the fastest handicapped time around a course fixed for the season by the CFI. CFI’s decision.

Season Recipient
2012/13 
2010/11
Dave Muckle
Not Awarded
2009/10
Not Awarded
2008/09 Not Awarded
2007/08 Trevor Atkins
2006/07 Trevor Atkins
2005/06 Trevor Atkins
2004/05 Trevor Atkins
2003/04 not contested
2002.03 Phil E Smith
2001/02 Phil E Smith
2000/01 David Reid
1999/00 David Reid
1998/99 Robin McRae
1997/98 Ken Hall
1996/97 David MacPherson
1995/96 John Turnbull
1994/95 Allan Eccles
1993/94 David MacPherson
1992/93 Phil E Smith
1991/92 Phil E Smith
1990/91 Phil E Smith
1989/90 L Riesterer
1988/89 D Crequer
1987/88 P Johnson
1986/87 B O’Brien
1978/79 A Johnson
1977/78 R Garlick
1976/77 R Hastings
1975/76 Unknown or not contested
1974/75 R Gore
1973/74 A Johnson
1972/73 A Oldfield
1971/72 N Howcroft

 


Les Riesterer Short Course Trophy

This trophy was donated by Les Riesterer - a life member of the club - for the best flight around the short course set by the CFI. CFI’s decision.

Season 
Recipient
2012/13 
2011/12
Not awarded this year
Carl Henderson
2010/11
Neil Raymond
2009/10
Not Awarded
2008/09
Not Awarded
2007/08
Dennis Cook
2006/07
Not contested
2005/06
Robin Britton
2004/05
Dennis Cook
2003/04
Bob Gray
2002.03
Not contested
2001/02
Murray Pinkerton
2000/01
Not contested

DeRenzy Pot

This trophy was donated by Peter de Renzy an enthusiastic past pilot and one of the near-original members of the club. Awarded to the “most improved new pilot”. CFI’s decision.

Season Recipient
2012/13
2011/12
Dave Dennison
Dave Muckle
2010/11 Dave Marcellus
2009/10 Keith Irvine
2008/09 Neil Raymond
2007/08 Tim Bromhead
2006/07 Alan Miller
2005/06 Hadleigh Bognuda
2004/05 Dominic Stevens
2003/04 Cameron Wine
2002/03 Dennis Cook
2001/02 Phil Kay
2000/01 Bob Grey
1999/00 Gareth Pryce
1998/99 Bill Mace
1997/98 Jeremy Bainbridge-Smith
1996/97 David Qualtrough
1995/96 Colin MacKay
1994/95 Peter McRae
1993/94 Kim Thompson
1992/93 Ryan Priest
1991/92 Robin Britton
1990/91 Ben Clark
1989/90 Gerald van Vliet
1988/89 Katie Wiseman
1987/88 Eileen Eccles
1986/87 David Reid
1985/86 M Orr
1984/85 R Jansen
1983/84 Allen Eccles
1982/83 Allen Eccles
1981/82 Chris Money
1980/81 D Bates
1979/80 T Vale
1978/79 S Eglington

Tom Martin Trophy

This trophy is awarded in memory of Colonel Tom Martin, and is awarded to the club member who has provided outstanding friendship and service to the club in the past year. Committee’s decision.

Season Recipient
2012/13
2011/12
Paul Castle
Neil Raymond
2010/11 Tim Bromhead
2009/10 ?????
2008/09 Joan Wine
2007/08 Bill Mace
2006/07 Trevor Atkins
2005/06 Jan Mace
2004/05 Trevor Atkins
2003/04 Bill Mace
2002/03 Murray and Katherine Pinkerton
2001/02 Harold and Mavis Oates
2000/01 Steve Care
1999/00 Julie Hall
1998/99 Godfrey Larsen
1997/98 Robin McRae
1996/97 Morris Beale
1995/96 Les Riesterer
1994/95 Robin Britton
1993/94 Shirley Finlayson
1992/93 Sandy Norman

Dave McPherson 1 Diamond Trophy

This trophy was donated by Dave McPherson as the Century 21 trophy, but on his passing away, and with the consent of his family, has been renamed in his memory. It was conceived to promote cross-country soaring and is awarded each year to the pilot with the fastest handicapped speed around a 300km FAI triangle starting at Matamata Airfield or Waharoa Dairy Factory. CFI’s decision.

Season Pilot Glider H/capped Speed (km/hr)

2012/13

2011/12

Alan Belworthy

Not contested

GRY

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Mta-PioSth-OrakeiKorak-Mta 98.06 km/hr

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2010/11 Not contested - -
2009/10 Tim Bromhead GXP -
2008/09 Not contested - -
2007/08 Ian Finlayson GZO  
2006/07 Not contested - -
2005/06 Dennis Cook GKO  
2004/05 Dennis Cook GKO 78.2
2003/04 Not contested - -
2002/03 Phil E Smith GSN PW5!
2001/02 Not contested - -
2000/01 Not contested - -
1999/00 Ian Finlayson GZO 90.0
1998/99 Allen Eccles GIY 85.7
1997/98 David McPherson GKO 87.5

Care 200 Trophy

This trophy was donated by club member Steve Care. It is awarded each year to the pilot with the best handicapped time around a 200km course set by the CFI. CFI's decision.

Season
Recipient
2012/13
2011/12
not contested this year
Bill Mace
2010/11 Tim Bromhead
2009/10 Bill Mace
2008/09 Bill Mace
2007/08 Bill Mace
2006/07 Steve Care
2005/06 Dennis Cook
2004/05 Bill Mace
2003/04 Murray Pinkerton
2002/03 Dennis Cook

Ken Bartlett Trophy

This trophy was donated by the family of Ken Bartlett a long time member of the Piako Gliding Club. It is awarded each year to the pilot with the most outstanding Personal Best. CFI’s decision.

Season Recipient Comments
2012/13
 
2011/12
Tim Bromhead
Tim Bromhead
Tim holds the award again for outstanding flying to win the Trans Tasman trophy for NZ this time flying in Australia in January 2013 
Tim is awarded the trophy for outstanding gliding to win the Trans Tasman trophy for New Zealand in February 2012
2010/11 Steve Care Steve Care for achieving 3 diamonds
2009/10 Alan Belworthy Alan Belworthy for 2 Diamond 500km ridge flight
2008/09 Tim Bromhead 1st place Sports Class Nationals
2007/08 Bryan O'Brien Personal Best
2006/07 Steve Care NZ Record for 100km out and return
2005/06 Cameron Wine 2nd place Sports Class Regionals AND Nationals
2004/05 Dennis Cook High number of XC flights
2003/04 Phil E Smith  
2002/03 Mark Drayson  
2001/02 Murray Pinkerton Gold height gain
2000/01 Robin Britton Gold height gain
1999/00 Nelson Badger Gold height gain
1998/99 Robin Britton Flight to Tokoroa
1997/98 Rainer Künnemeyer 5 hr duration flight at Raglan

Wooden C

A trophy of sorts, the toilet seat is awarded annually. Dedicated to keeping alive the memory of those flights and acts that some would rather forget! Committee’s decision. 

Season Recipient Comments
2011/12 Not Awarded  
2010/11 Not Awarded  
2009/10 Not Awarded  
2008/09 Not Awarded  
2007/08 Not Awarded  
2006/07 Steve Care Landed out at base of Kaimais minutes full of water after launching for a 500km task... with air brakes out the entire time!
2005/06 Julian Mason Landed out on maiden flight with motor glider when it ran out of petrol. In his defence he says the fuel gauge was incorrectly calibrated at the factory.
2004/05 Dennis Cook Left tow-out gear at Masterton.
2003/04 Bill Mace After a very long landing during circuit training Bill was debriefing a student with great intensity. Finishing the debrief he leapt into the car to tow the glider back to the launch point only to find himself sitting in the back seat rather than the drivers seat. A difficult mistake to cover up!
2002/03 Phil R Smith (jnr)  
2001/02 Les Riesterer Flew with tail dolly still attached. In case there was any doubt, sending Ken Hall out to retrieve a model glider during a contest clinched it!
2000/01 The hangar gang: Dave Reid, Phil E Smith, Ken Hall After carefully measuring and building the hangar extension to house the winch… the winch would not fit!
1999/00 Trevor Atkins (with bar) Landing FN on the beach at Raglan secured the wooden C, temporarily mis-placing JO on a retrieve earned the bar.
1998/99 Hamish Fraser To date, the only tow pilot to receive the Wooden C. Arrived at the west coast at Kawhia while dual towing to Raglan!
1997/98 James Turney Landed out with a passenger, while baby sitting his kids at the airfield!
1996/97 Dennis Crequer  
1995/96 David Reid (with bar)  
1994/95 David MacPherson  
1993/94 D Johnson  
1992/93 Ken Bartlett  
1991/92 John Shuttleworth  
1990/91 Graham McDowell  
1989/90 J Walker  
1988/89 Nigel Howcroft  
1987/88 Gerald van Vliet and Phil Smith (snr) Sheep Busters. While landing out on a remote airstrip flying out at the Taupo Easter Camp, three sheep leapt up and attacked FN while at the flare - two of the sheep are no longer with us, and FN's bottom brake was looking the worse for wear!
1986/87 K Simich (with bar)  
1985/86 Roger Brown (with bar)  
1984/85 R Carmichael  
1983/84 Colin Ross  
1982/83 L Chapman  
1981/82 M Penn  
1980/81 G Russell  
1979/80 C Kennedy  
1978/79 P Martin  
1977/78 R Carmichael  
1976/77 Peter De Renzy  
1975/76 Tony Fowke