Tower Bird Trophy 

What are the Tower Bird trophies?

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”.

Awarded on a points system, there are four trophies each year given to the most successful retriever, spaniel, HPR breed and pointer or setter during the previous field trial season.

Winners receive a trophy and commemorative prizes.

Is my dog eligible to enter?

Your dog will need to meet the following criteria to be eligible to win one of the trophies:

  1. Your dog needs to have been placed between first and fourth in either novice or open stakes during the previous field trial season (2023/24).
  2. Your dog must be less than four years old. Once the dog reaches its fourth birthday, any award/points accrued after won’t count towards the Tower Bird competition.

How do I know how many points my dog has?

Points for the Trophy Bird Trophy are calculated using the table below. If you are unsure of how many points your dog should be awarded, don’t worry. Simply complete the entry form and return it. We will calculate the points for the necessary placings your dog has won. Points are awarded as follows:

Spaniels, pointers or setters
and HPRs
(1 day)
(2 day)
1 8 16 12 16
2 6 12 9 12
3 4 8 6 8
4 2 4 3 4

How do I enter?

Entries for the 2024 Trophy are now open. To enter please download the entry form below and return it. Closing date for entries is 31 May 2024.

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