What are the trophies?
Awarded on a points system there are four trophies awarded each year to the most successful Retriever, Spaniel, HPR breed and Pointer or Setter during the previous Field Trial season. Winners will receive a trophy as well as commemorative prizes.
The trophies themselves are named in memory of the late Noel M (Tim) Sedgewick, the former Editor in Chief of The Shooting Times and Country Magazine who wrote under the pseudonym “Tower Bird”.
Is my dog eligible to enter?
There are to criteria which your dog will need to meet before it is eligible to win one of the trophies:
- Your dog needs to have been placed 1st – 4th in either Novice or Open Stakes during the previous Field Trial season (2018/19).
- Your dog needs to be aged less than four years old. Once the dog reaches its fourth birthday any award/points accrued after its birthday won’t count towards the Tower Bird competition.
How do I know how many points my dog has?
Points are calculated using the beneath table. If you are unsure of how many points your dog should be awarded then don’t worry. Simply complete the entry form and return and we will calculate the points for the necessary placings your dog has won.
Points are awarded as follows:
|Position||Novice stake||Open stake|
|Spaniels, Pointer or Setter and HPR||Retriever (1 day)||Retriever (2 day)|
How do I enter?
An entry form must be completed and returned to BASC before the 31 May 2019 in order for your dog to be eligible to win one of the trophies.
Entry forms can be downloaded using the beneath link or a hard copy can be posted out to you, just contact 01244 573019.
Please make sure that all parts of the entry form are completed before returning either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to:
**PLEASE NOTE AN ENTRY FORM HAS TO BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO BASC IN ORDER FOR A DOG TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE TOWER BIRD TROPHY COMPETITION**
ENTRIES FOR THE 2018/19 TOWER BIRD TROPHY COMPETITION CLOSE 31 MAY 2019.