BGA Trophy Winners

Each of these trophies are presented at the BGA Annual dinner. This year’s winners are below. If you enter the national ladder, your flights will automatically be entered for the trophies, but you can apply for a trophy without entering the ladder by emailing the BGA.

The rules for the trophies can be found by clicking here.


What For

2015 Winner

(handicapped distances and speeds)

BGA 1000k Trophy

Fastest flight over 1000km

Not awarded


Open National Ladder winner

John Williams
Trent Valley GC

24399 points

Firth Vickers

Open National Ladder – Second Place

David Masson
Lasham GS

24286 points

L Du Garde Peach

Weekend National Ladder Winner

Ed Johnston
London GC

21522 points


Weekend National Ladder – Second Place

Patrick Naegeli
Lasham GS

20960 points


Junior Ladder Winner

Luke Dale
Lasham GS

18684 points

Chris Wills

Wooden Ladder Winnner

Adrian Emck
Lasham GS

18697 points

University Ladder

University Ladder Winner

Imperial College

14378 points


Longest Handicapped Distance

Tim Jenkinson
London GC

828.2km (handicapped)


Longest Handicapped Triangle

Steve Lynn
London GC

645.6km (handicapped)

California in England

Longest Handicapped Distance by a female pilot

Wendy Head
Cambridge GC

626.4km (handicapped)


Longest Handicapped Out and Return

Will Ellis
Bath, Wilts & N Dorset GC

554.8km (handicapped)


Longest Handicapped Distance in a 2 seater

Hugh Kindell
Lasham GS

697.6km (handicapped)

Frank Foster

Fastest Handicapped 500 Km

John Williams
Scottish GU

137.4kph (handicapped)


Fastest Handicapped 300 Km

John Williams
Scottish GU

137.4kph (handicapped)

Rex Pilcher

Earliest Diamond Distance

Jeremy Lee
Portsmouth Naval GC
Martin Clark
Windrushers GC
Gwyn Thomas
Anglia GC
Stephen Tilling
Shropshire GC

7th June 2015

De Havilland

Maximum Gain of Height

Adrian Emck
Lasham GS

18740 ft


Highest placed pilot in Recent World Championships

Tom Arscott
Lasham GS

1st place , Junior World Gliding Champinships, Club Class

Phil Lever

Most Promising Junior Pilot

Jordan Richards
Seahawk GC

John Hands

For outstanding support in the organising or running of competitions

Tim Scott and Jim White

Creation of software and pioneer influence to support the introduction of Distance Handicapped Tasks. Tim has also supported the creation of scripts for BGA scoring over many years.


Club with most new cross-country endorsements as proportion of number of instructors

Northumbria GC

0.43 per instructor.