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Club Trophies

The Bearded Collie Club awards four main trophies annually based on placings gained at UK Championship shows. These are the TAMBORA Trophy, The G O WILLISON Trophy, the ORORA Puppy Trophy and the OSMART Veteran Trophy. A further eleven trophies are awarded for other notable achievements. You can find this year's running totals for each of the four main trophies on the Points Trophies Leader Board. The system of calculating points toward each of these trophies is shown here.

The current trophy holders are pictured below.



The Tambora Trophy and the Dearbolt Trophy

Image of the Tambora Trophy Image of the Dearbolt Trophy

The Tambora Trophy (above left) is awarded to the dog or bitch which gains the most points during a calendar year. The trophy was presented to the Club by Mrs Jackie Tidmarsh of 'Tambora' kennels (then Miss Vroome), in 1968.

The Dearbolt Trophy (above right) is awarded to the Breeder of the Tambora Trophy winner.

2017 Winner

The winner of the Tambora Trophy

Tambora Trophy

Ch Potterdale Platinum Plus
Mr M J & Mrs J Lewis

Dearbolt Trophy
for the breeder of the Tambora Trophy winner
Mr M J & Mrs J Lewis




The Diotima Trophy

The Diotima Trophy

In 1980, Mrs Tidmarsh donated another trophy, the Ch Edelweiss of Tambora Memorial Trophy, for the Runner Up to the Tambora Trophy winner. Sadly, this went missing in the early 1980s.

But in 2007, Steve and Marian Appleby presented the Club with a replacement to be known as the Diotima Trophy (shown here).




2017 Winner

The runner-up to the winner of the Tambora Trophy

Diotima Trophy

Ch Natterjack Starman JW
Mr D Hyde


The Willison Junior Points Trophy

The Willison Junior Points Trophy

The Willison Junior Points Trophy was donated in 1979 by members and friends of The Bearded Collie Club in memory of our Late Patron, Mrs. G. O. Willison. The winner is the Junior Bearded Collie which collects the maximum number of points won at shows between the ages of 6 and 18 months and is awarded for the year the dog reaches 18 months of age. The points are calculated as for the Tambora Trophy.

2017 Winner

The runner-up to the winner of the Tambora Trophy

Willison Trophy

Ch Natterjack Starman JW
Mr D Hyde



The Orora Puppy Trophy

The Orora Puppy Trophy

In 1977 the Orora Puppy Points Trophy was donated by Miss B. Harcourt-Brown. This was originally presented to the Beardie with the most placings gained in Breed Classes at Championship shows and Bearded Collie Club Open Shows provided that the Beardie was between 6 months and 12 months of age on the day of each show. In 1979 this was changed to restrict contenders to placings in Minor Puppy and Puppy Classes at all Championship and Breed Club Open Shows. Then finally in 1985 the qualification was changed to include placings at Championship Shows only.

2017 Winner

The winner of the Orora Puppy Trophy

Orora Puppy Trophy

Debbeacol Rhythm Is A Dancer JW
Mrs D Weightman

The Bendale Challenge Cup

The Bendale Challenge Cup

In 1978 Miss Anne Wilding donated the Bendale Challenge Cup which is awarded to the Runner Up to the Orora Puppy Trophy.

2017 Winner

The winner of the Bendale Challenge Cup

Bendale Challenge Cup

Arranbrae Laird of Quothquan JW
Mr R and Mrs M Robertson


The Osmart Veteran Trophy and the
Ch Ramberhay Moonlight N Roses (Wightbeards) Veteran Trophy





The Osmart Golden Oldie Veteran Points Trophy was donated by the family of Mrs Jenny Osborne (Osmart) in celebration of her pivotal role in the breed and is awarded to the dog with the highest total of points gained in veteran and special vintage classes at both Championship and Breed Open Show levels. The first award was made for 2012.





The Ch Ramberhay Moonlight N Roses (Wightbeards) Veteran Trophy

The Champion Ramberhay Moonlight N Roses (Wightbeards) Veteran Trophy is awarded to the breeder of the Osmart Trophy Winner.

The Osmart Veteran Trophy - 2017 Joint Winners

The winner of the Osmart Veteran Trophy
Ch Athemburgh New Beginning
owned by Mr G E S & Mrs M S Gilbert

The winner of the Osmart Veteran Trophy
and Ch Gallus Absolute Quality JW ShCM
owned by Mrs A M Glasgow

Wightbeards Veteran Trophy
for the breeder of the Osmart Trophy winner
Joint winners : Mr M & Mrs T Hutchins & Mrs A M Glasgow



Champion Beagold Fortune Beck Memorial Trophy (dogs, left)
Rallentando Rainbow Memorial Trophy (bitches, right)


The Ch Beagold Fortune Beck Memorial Trophy The Rallentando Rainbow Memorial Trophy

Points are awarded to dogs and bitches entering Veteran and Vintage classes at any of the three Bearded Collie Club shows each year (two Open Shows and one Championship Show) and being placed as follows: 1st - 10 points, 2nd - 5 points, 3rd - 3 points, Best Veteran in Show - 10 points.

The dog or bitch accruing the most points wins the appropriate trophy.


2017 Winner

The veteran dog winner of the Champion Beagold Fortune Beck Memorial Trophy

Ch Beagold Fortune Beck Memorial Trophy

Elemark Briar
Mr D Morrant

2017 Winner

The veteran bitch winner of the Rallentando Rainbow Memorial Trophy

Rallentando Rainbow Memorial Trophy

Gallus Living The Dream
Mrs A M Glasgow


Champion Bravo of Bothkennar Stud Dog Salver (left)
Champion Blue Bonnie of Bothkennar Brood Bitch Salver (right)


Champion Bravo of Bothkennar Stud Dog Salver Champion Blue Bonnie of Bothkennar Brood Bitch Salver

These awards are made to the stud dog and brood bitch whose progeny gain the highest number of CCs over a calendar year provided that each progeny dog or bitch is counted once only. In the case of a draw the number of progeny gaining RCCs will be taken into account, each dog/bitch counting only once. If that fails to produce an outright winner then the stud dog/brood bitch's progeny with the higher number of BOBs wins.


2017 Joint Winners
Champion Bravo of Bothkennar Stud Dog Salver

The joint winner of the Champion Bravo of Bothkennar Stud Dog Salver
Ch Sammara Over The Moon
Mr and Mrs D Collins
The joint winner of the Champion Bravo of Bothkennar Stud Dog Salver
Multi Ch In Vogue Island Come To look At Me (Atc Fra)
Mme V Craipeau

2017 Winner
Ch. Blue Bonnie of Bothkennar Brood Bitch Salver





The winner of the Champion Blue Bonnie of Bothkennar Brood Bitch Salver
Ch Malandex Xploits with Natterjack
Mr D Hyde










Top Breeder Annual Trophy

Top Breeder Annual trophy

Introduced in 2014, the Top Breeder Annual Trophy is awarded by Potterdale Bearded Collies to the Breeder producing the most individual CC and RCC winners in any one calendar year, with a bias towards new CC winners from each kennel and not a single dog winning multiple CC's over a single year. See Yearbook for points calculation.

2017 Winner

Top Breeder Annual Trophy
awarded by Potterdale Bearded Collies
Mr M J & Mrs J Lewis, Potterdale Bearded Collies





Bessa Del Trophy

For Trials and Obedience. Dogs (whose owners must be paid-up members of the BCC) must have passed the Intermediate Bearded Collie Working Test (see here) before points can be submitted. Points gained before date of paid-up membership are not eligible to be counted. See Yearbook for points calculation.

2017 Winner

The winner of the Bessa Del Trophy

Bessa Del Trophy

Highglade the Last Waltz for Chelsasa CDEx UDEx WDEx
Mrs A Trodd




Geriego Trophy

For Obedience. Points are gained through successes in Obedience at Open or Championship level. No points are gained for successes at Companion Dog Shows, Limited Shows and shows restricted to Bearded Collies. See Yearbook for points calculation.

2017 Winner

The winner of the Geriego Trophy

Geriego Trophy

Pelido Fraggle Rock at Alkiba - Misses Y Newton and I Wilson



The BCC Points Trophies explained...

The system of calculating points toward each trophy is as follows :-

Tambora Willison Orora Osmart ***
1st in class 5 5 10 5
2nd in class 4 4 5 4
3rd in class 3 3 3 3
Best Puppy - - 5 -
CC winner 20 20 - -
RCC winner 5 5 - -
BOB (Gen Champ Show) 5 5 - -
BIS (Breed Club CS) 10 10 - -
BVetIS/BVintIS - - - 2
BVet in Breed/BVint in Breed - - - 2

*** Osmart: points from Veteran and Vintage classes only at all Championship (General and Breed) and all Breed Club Open Shows.


In addition, the following points are awarded for further successes in Group and General Championship Shows:-

Group Shows Tambora Willison
Best in Show20 20
Reserve Best in Show2020
Third66
Fourth44
General Champ Shows
Group 11010
Group 288
Group 366
Group 444
Best in Show2020
Reserve Best in Show200