Club Trophies

Last Updated: Sat 26 May 2018

The club has a number of junior and senior trophies that are awarded each year at the AGM.

Senior Performance Shields

Awarded to those senior members of SO who have produced the best competitive performance(s) relative to their peers in major competitions over the previous 12 months.

The previous recipients of the shields are:

2017 - Mike Gammon and Sue Parker
2016 - Roger Maher and Jane Lambert
2015 - Roger Maher and Sue Parker
2014 - Roger Maher and Ruth Rhodes
2013 - Roger Maher and Ruth Rhodes
2012 - Neil Crickmore and Ruth Rhodes
2011 - Roger Maher and Mary Fogo
2010 - Alan Velecky and Bridget Hooper
2009 - Roger Maher and Mary Fogo
2008 - Neil Crickmore and Julia Jarvis
2007 - Alan Velecky and Julia Jarvis
2006 - Vince Joyce and Mary Fogo
2005 - Alan Velecky and Mary Fogo
2004 - Vince Joyce and Julia Jarvis
2003 - Andrew Parkinson and Julia Jarvis
2002 - Vince Joyce and Mary Fogo
2001 - Vince Joyce and Julia Jarvis
2000 - Vince Joyce and Julia Jarvis
1999 - Alan Velecky and Christine Jepson
1998 - Mike Gammon and Julia Jarvis
1997 - Vince Joyce and Elizabeth Brown
1996 - Vince Joyce and Elizabeth Brown
1995 - Vince Joyce and Mary Fogo
1994 - Vince Joyce and Julia Jarvis

Junior Performance Trophies

Awarded to those junior members of SO who have produced the best competitive performance(s) relative to their peers in major competitions over the previous 12 months.

Recipients are chosen by Junior Team Manager

Chasing Start Championship Trophy

Awarded to the club member who finishes first in the annual chasing start event. As a separate prize they are also offered the honour of planning the following year's event.

The previous recipients of the trophy are:

2017 - S Kingdom
2016 - P Maher
2015 - D Goodwin
2014 - N Watts
2013 - E marsh
2012 - N Care
2011 - J Leitch
2010 - K Ashworth
2009 - J Morris
2008 - P Dudman
2007 - I Waghorn
2006 - J Lambert
2005 - P Pollard
2004 - C Curtis
2003 - E Cox
2002 - B Waller
2001 - N Hazelton
2000 - J Bateman
1999 - A Wise
1998 - T Bartlett
1997 - J Mills
1996 - R Bates
1995 - S Lawrence
1994 - L Kelly
1993 - J Debenham
1992 - J Farhall
1991 - P Dudman
1990 - A Bridge
1989 - D Schildkamp
1988 - M Chaplin
1987 - A Taylor
1986 - J Bridge
1985 - J Franklin
1984 - D Wills
1983 - J Heathcott
1982 - N Brown
1981 - S Jolly
1980 - M Hughes
1979 - P Heald
1978 - D Thompson
1977 - S Crosby

The Ricky Wise Trophy

The Ricky Wise Junior Trophy is awarded in memory of former club member Ricky Wise. It is presented to a Club Junior to recognise both personal achievement throughout the year and also to someone who has contributed significantly to the Club.

The recipient is chosen by a panel comprising the Club Chairman, Junior Team Manager, Training Co-ordinator and Club Captain. Selection Criteria

Helen Wise, Ricky’s wife writes: Ricky was introduced to Orienteering by my sister and her husband Hilary and Martin Sellens at the age of 40. From that very first course he was hooked and the sport became a great passion of his. Ricky realised that the orienteering was great family entertainment and valued its qualities in helping young people’s development. He travelled the country taking our son Alex and at times other members of the SO and SEOA Junior Squads to events - having spent 36 years in the Royal Navy he had developed a great understanding of how young people ticked and got on well with them. Life when Ricky was around was never dull or quiet and he would very often have the youngsters wound up and raring to go.

A fanatic about the sport and what it offered to all members of the family, especially teenagers and his enthusiasm was over powering, he would never refuse any person who needed help. He was always ready to give the full account of his run to any one that was willing to listen, plus was never shy to give his opinion to others.

The previous recipients of the trophy are:

2017 - Liam Marsh
2016 - Tom Jarvis
2015 - Jack Leitch
2014 - Nick Jarvis
2013 - Edward Lines
2012 - Euan Marsh & Alex Lines
2011 - Jonathan Crickmore
2010 - Alex Lines
2009 - Lucy Thraves
2008 - Bryony Crickmore

SOOTY Trophy

The SOOTY (Southdowns Orienteer Of The Year) Trophy is presented to someone who may not be a high ranking orienteer, but to someone who has given a huge amount of time and effort to the Club over the year, in one, or more often multiple roles.

The recipient is chosen by the Club Chairman.

The previous recipients of the trophy are:

2017 - Ralph Phillips
2016 - Chris Hooker
2015 - Mike Hooper
2014 - Karen Ashworth
2013 - Mike Gammon
2012 - Ali Hooper
2011 - Robert Lines
2010 - Jane Lambert
2009 - Ed Cox
2008 - John Faller
2007 - Kieran & Gillian Devine
2006 - Michael Merritt
2005 - Steve Jarvis
2004 - Robin Smith
2003 - Judy Bridge
2002 - Les Hooper
2001 - Neil Crickmore
2000 - Peter & Jaquie Drake
1999 - Dave McTurk

The Elizabeth Brown Memorial Trophy

On Boxing day 1978 Elizabeth founded - with a couple of her Orienteering friends - what was to eventually become the SO Xmas event. The first event was at Banstead Wood in Surrey, and over the years the event took a number of formats, but from 1997 on it has been a score event. For many years Elizabeth was the event organiser, and following her passing in May 2011 it was felt that it would be a fitting tribute to rename the annual Christmas event in her memory. Elizabeth was a top-class Orienteer, in the early years of SO, Elizabeth was the club's undisputed star. She helped put SO on the map. She regularly won the British Championship and the JK throughout her Orienteering career, and twice won gold at the World Masters Championships, first as a W80, then 10 years later as a W90. Elizabeth collected a lot of trophies along the way and the club are indebted to Elizabeth's family for donating a splendid and unique slate W70 trophy from the 1992 JK at Bigland in the Lake District to be presented each year at the "Elizabeth Brown memorial" SO Xmas event. An age-related handicapping system is used to determine the winner each year based on their performance in the 60 minute class.

The previous recipients of the trophy are:
2017 - Pete Jones (SN)
2016 - Ralph Street (SLOW)
2015 - Nick Barrable (SYO)
2014 - Mike Gammon (SO)
2013 - Jonathan Crickmore (SO)
2012 - Alan Velecky (SO)
2011 - Jonathan Crickmore (SO)