A Presentation Dinner for members is held towards the end of November each year. At this dinner trophies are present to members whose dogs have achieved any ANKC recognised title (excluding show titles) and to the top handler and dog teams in obedience, agility and jumping trials.
The trophies for the top handler and dog teams are:
- Top Trialing CCD Dog of the Year
- Runner up Top Trialing CCD Dog of the Year
- Top Trialing Novice Dog of the Year
- Runner up Top Trialing Novice Dog of the Year
- Top Trialing Obedience Dog of the Year
- Runner up Top Trialing Obedience Dog of the Year
- Top Trialing Agility Dog of the Year
- Runner up Top Trialing Agility Dog of the Year
- Top Trialing Jumping Dog of the Year
- Runner up Top Trialing Jumping Dog of the Year
The club awards two special trophies each year, the Kay Richardson Memorial Award and the Louise Wornham Encouragement Award for Obedience.
The Kay Richardson Trophy Memorial Trophy is award to a club member who has put extra effort into the club during the year.
The Louise Wornham Encouragement Award for Obedience was awarded for the first time in 2013 in memory of life member Louise Wornham who died earlier that year. Louise an instructor for the club for twenty years was particularly gifted in encouraging dogs and handlers towards trialing. The trophy will be awarded to a club member who has competed in at least 2 trials (obedience or rally) in the past 12 months and has invested exceptional effort and dedication into preparing their dog for the ring regardless of results.
To be eligible for any of the above awards and title trophies, the following criteria must be met:
- You must be a financial member of the club in the award period.
- When trialing In Queensland, you must nominate “Gold Coast” on your entry forms so the trial catalogue shows your club as “Gold Coast” and any points you receive are allocated to our club for the end of year results.
- You must be seen to be representing GCDOTC when trialing at a recognised ANKC event for example by wearing your club t-shirt and generally be seen to promote the club.
- You must have trained with the club, stewarded or generally helped out at the club at least 10 times in the award period.
The award period is the same as the club’s financial year i.e. from the start of October to the end of September the following year. To be presented with a title trophy and/or top trialing award you must submit a list of titles achieved and/or trialing results to the Management Committee as early as possible in October each year.
For the top dog in any of the obedience classes please submit your 3 highest qualifying scores awarded at ANKC obedience trials in the award period.
The top dog in agility or jumping goes to the dog/handler accruing the most points in agility and jumping at ANKC trials in the award period. Points are awarded as follows:
- Qualifications earn 5 points plus 3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd place. (Results from the open classes and games are not counted)
- Points awarded from Queensland trials only.