General Information & Requirements
Specific trophies, known as Club trophies, have been donated by individuals to be offered through the LRCP for annual competition by its members. All Club trophies remain the property of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac (LRCP) and are offered for continuous competition regardless of the number of times they have been presented.
When the Board of Directors accepts a new trophy, it becomes the property of the LRCP; only the Board has the right to replace a trophy or withdraw/retire a trophy from continued competition. Any changes to the general or specific trophy requirements must be approved by the Board of Directors with due consideration being given to original donor’s intent and purpose for the trophy.
Awards are offered by the LRCP, with the approval of the Board of Directors, in recognition of individual accomplishments and/or contributions to the Club.
All trophies and awards are determined annually on a calendar year basis, beginning January 1st and ending December 31st, unless otherwise noted, and will be presented the following year, normally at the membership meeting held during the LRCP Spring Specialty. Once presented, a trophy will remain in the possession of the winner until March 1st of the following year, or other date established by the Board of Directors, at which time it must be returned to the Club Trophy Chairman or another designee appointed by the Board of Directors.
The “year of qualification” will be based on the date that the qualifications for the specific trophy or title are met. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to provide AKC documentation reflecting all necessary information to support the qualifications for the trophy. All such documentation and application for trophy competition must be submitted to the Club Trophy Chairman no later than March 1st, or other date specified by the Board of Directors following the year of trophy qualification. (per Board approval 11/14/04)
Only wins/qualifications from member and licensed/Sanctioned AKC events will be considered for Club trophies.
Trophies are available to dogs owned and co-owned by LRCP members in good standing, (or in the case of Juniors, sons or daughters of members in good standing) during the calendar year of trophy qualification and at the time of the trophy presentation. The applicant for the trophy must be a member in good standing and have been involved in at least 75% of the trophy requirements unless individual trophy requirements supersede.
Only AKC registered Labrador Retrievers are eligible for Club Trophies. The term dog implies either sex unless otherwise stipulated.
The Club Trophy Chairman, appointed and approved by the Board of Directors, has responsibilities associated with trophies and awards available to the membership of the LRCP. Whereas the Show Trophy Chairman, also appointed and approved by the Board of Directors, has responsibilities associated with the trophies and prizes offered through, and by, the LRCP for wins and qualifications earned by entrants of LRCP’s licensed specialty shows. These appointments will continue until the incumbent or the Board deems a new appointment is desirable.
Due to the significant and historical value of the trophies that cannot be replaced, trophy recipients are required to sign an agreement before being allowed to take possession of the trophy. Once possession is taken, recipients are responsible for any damage to a trophy including total replacement with a like or similar trophy if the trophy is destroyed. Any recipient returning a trophy in a damaged condition will continue to be eligible to compete for future trophies, but may not be permitted to take possession of the trophy; this will be decided by the Board of Directors.
All LRCP Club trophies will be engraved at the expense of the LRCP. The Club Trophy Chairman, or another designee appointed by the Board of Directors, shall be responsible for the engraving of the trophies. Usually, the year in which the trophy qualifications were completed (not the year of presentation), the winning dog’s AKC registered name; AKC titles, and the name of the owner(s) will be engraved. Continuity with prior engravings relative to content, format and type font will be maintained as closely as possible.
How To Apply For A Club Trophy
Cheryl Little, Club Trophy Chairman
25 Melanie Hollow Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Questions or additional info:
(540) 368-0584 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific Trophy Requirements
The Bannner Trophy
In addition to the general trophy requirements covered earlier, the following specific trophy requirements apply to the Banner Trophy. Mrs. Janet Churchill donated the “Banner Trophy” in honor of her American, Canadian, and Bermuda Champion Spenrock’s Banner WC. The purpose of this trophy is to recognize the accomplishments of the amateur owner-handler. This trophy is for the amateur owner-handled Labrador Retriever of the year and is based on the most breed/dogs defeated points awarded for Winners Dog, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed, Best of Breed, Group, and Best in Show wins at AKC licensed/member events. The points will be figured from shows occurring only during the calendar year of qualification. The handler of the dog must be an amateur. For this trophy, any person who has ever held a license as a professional handler shall be deemed a professional and not eligible. Only AKC registered Labrador Retrievers are eligible for Club Trophies. The term dog implies either sex unless otherwise stipulated.
The Brood Bitch Trophy
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bacon donated the “Brood Bitch Trophy.” The purpose of this trophy is to recognize breeding of merit. This trophy is for Labrador Retriever brood bitch of the year whose progeny completed the most recorded AKC breed Championships during the calendar year of qualification. Only the dam needs to be the same. The progeny do not need to be from the same litter, but must have completed their AKC breed Championship during the same calendar year. In the event of a tie, the trophy will be awarded to the dam with the most Champion bitches. In the event of a further tie, the trophy will be awarded to the bitch whose progeny have defeated the most dogs en-route to their AKC breed Championships. Credit will only be given for each dog defeated in competition from Winners or better.
The CH Shookstown Lucifer Trophy
The Blackamoor Trophy
Mr. and Mrs. H. Price Jessup donated the “Blackamoor Trophy,” in memory of Mrs. Gwen Broadley. The purpose of this trophy is to recognize the accomplishments of both the dog and owner in obtaining an AKC championship as an amateur owner-handled team in breed specific competition. The trophy is available to amateur owner handlers only. Amateur being defined as a person who is not a professional handler or a paid assistant handler. Neither retired professional handlers nor family members of a professional handler are eligible to apply for the “Blackamoor Trophy.” This trophy will be presented to the Labrador Retriever which has defeated the most Labrador Retrievers en-route to its AKC breed Championship. Credit will only be given for each dog defeated in competition from Winners, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex and Best of Breed. All AKC championship points must have been obtained as owner-handled. Only those points will be counted that are won while the owner of the dog is a member in good standing. If the dog is co-owned the owner handler must be a member of the LRCP. The date when the AKC Championship is completed will be the year of qualification. In the event of a tie, both shall be declared winners and the word “tie” shall appear after the owner’s name on the trophy. In the case of a tie, the trophy shall remain in the possession of the Club for the year.
The Obedience Trophy
NOTE: This new trophy has been approved by the Board for competition in 2005; to be awarded for the first time in 2006. (per Board approval 11/14/04)
In addition to the general trophy requirements covered earlier, the following specific trophy requirements apply to the Obedience Trophy.
This trophy is offered by the LRCP and awarded annually to an AKC or AKC/ILP registered Labrador Retriever in recognition of accomplishments in the AKC sport of obedience.
This trophy will be presented to the Labrador Retriever who has obtained an AKC Companion Dog (CD), Companion Dog Excellent (CDX), Utility Dog (UD), or Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) title. The Trophy will be awarded to the dog with the highest combined total (sum) of scores (points) derived from the first three qualifying scores earned for that AKC title. In the event there is a tie in the highest combined totals, a dog completing a higher title will win over a lower title completed; where the title is also at the same level, both will be declared winners, the trophy will be engraved to reflect the tie and it will remain in the possession of the Club for the year.
The Outstanding All Around Labrador Retriever of the Year
- date of the event
- the name of the sponsoring club and place
- place or award earned, in what class, judges(s)
- in case of the breed and field events, the number of dogs competing in the class.
- To be eligible for trophy submission in any given year, the dog must have accomplished the requirements of at least ONE of the required trophy categories in that submission year.
- From the dogs meeting the eligibility requirements in a given year, the winner will be determined by the dog with the higher level of titles to meet the eligibility requirements.
- In the event of a tie, the winner shall be determined by the dog which has defeated the most dogs in conformation from Winners or better while meeting the eligibility requirements for this trophy.
- The higher obedience class will count over the lower classes and a passed Tracking Test will count over a CD or CDX.
- Wins in a licensed field trial will count over sanctioned trials.
- In the event of a further tie, the dates of the wins, with the dog qualifying the soonest will be used to determine the ultimate winner.
- In order for a dog who has PREVIOUSLY WON this trophy to be eligible for this trophy a second time, the dog must re-qualify in each of the required categories as stipulated in the following.
The Frat-Rush Trophy
- Juniors applying for this trophy must have a parent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, Inc. and the American Kennel Club.
- The applicant must compete for this trophy showing only Labrador Retrievers.
- All wins towards this trophy are to be accumulated from AKC shows only. No other registry will be accepted.
- Applicants must provide AKC statistics that record all wins, to the LRCP Trophy Chairman.
- This trophy will be awarded at the regular Club membership meeting at the Potomac Specialty in April of each year.
- The winner will hold the record for the most wins. Please note: Best Junior wins will not be included in the total count. This is for class wins only. Not all shows offer Best Junior. This will give the novice and some intermediate exhibitors the same opportunity along with the more advanced exhibitors. The total number of juniors defeated will decide a tie.
- At all times “good sportmanship” is required. Any junior who has been reprimanded or who has been disqualified because a bench has been called shall not be eligible to apply for this trophy.
The Broad Reach Trophy
This trophy was donated by Buddy Voshell in 2007 in memory of Martha Lee K. Voshell for the Labrador Retriever that has exhibited the most versatility over it’s lifetime. Martha Lee was well known for her ability to train a dog in several different venues. The Broad Reach Trophy is given with this thought in mind.
This trophy will be awarded based on a point system.
A copy of the official AKC show record must be provided with the application for this trophy.
The dog must have earned at least one title in 3 of the 5 different venues and at least one title must be earned in the awards calendar year. The rest of the titles may be earned over the lifetime of the dog (time and financial constraints on the part of the owner should not be a factor in determining the versatility of the dog).
A conformation Championship is not required to earn this trophy.
Maximum points are for the lifetime of the dog, not yearly. Points will be awarded for the highest title earned in each venue (a UD will be 15 points, CD and CDX points are not added to the UD points). In Conformation and Obedience, additional points are available for outstanding achievement. These are currently the only venues where this is possible. If it becomes possible in the future, points may be added for outstanding achievement in other venues. Outstanding achievement points cannot exceed the highest maximum points specified in the attached tables. Only the highest level earned at any given show will get points (BIS gets 10 points, not 10 for BIS + 5 for Group 1 + 1 for BOB).
In the case of a tie in points, the trophy will be awarded to the dog with titles in the greatest number of venues. If there is still a tie, the trophy will be awarded to the dog earning the greatest number of titles in the award calendar year. Agility Standard and Preferred classes will be awarded equal points but if a tie occurs most weight will be given to the dog in the Standard classes. If there should still be a tie, the trophy will be awarded to the dog that, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has displayed the most outstanding show record. Additional HIT’s, HC’s, BIS’s, Group placements, etc. will all be considered in this decision, so please include all AKC achievements.
The same dog may not win the trophy in 2 consecutive years.