The Gleneagles Trophy

Trophy:  A Silver Cup.

Thomas Halliday, the 2019 winnerThe Gleneagles Trophy was donated by Ian H. Wright at the AGM of the SCA in April 1977 to be presented by the SCA to the most improved player in Scotland in each season. At the time it was first presented GC was hardly ever played in Scotland, but in 2012 the Kelvingrove Trophy was presented by the SCA for the most improved GC player and the Gleneagles Trophy was explicitly designated the award for the most improved AC player.

The name of the trophy was chosen to commemorate the particular part the Gleneagles Hotel had played in the development of croquet in Scotland, although also in 1977, the hotel announced that, due to building expansion, the SCA would not be able to hold so many major events there.  The May and September weekends would therefore henceforth be held in Edinburgh or Glasgow, although Finals Day would continue at Gleneagles for some time longer.


Roll of honour

 

 

From

To

1976       

S.J. Tones

14

1977       

E. Mackenzie-Bowie

13

4

1978       

A.G. Williams

 

 

1979       

A.G.M. Hunter

 

 

1980       

not awarded

 

 

1981       

W.S. Kilpatrick

 

 

1982       

A.H.M. Adam

8

5

1983       

J. Surgenor

 

 

1984       

J. Surgenor

 

 

1985       

G.S. Wilson

14

8

1986       

R. Pirrie

13

1987       

D.S. Warhurst

 

 

1988       

M.J. Gill

12

5

1989       

C.J.B. Rogers

14

1990       

M.J. Ranshaw

8

4

1991       

D. Farmer

20

9

1992       

D. Farmer

9

5

1993       

J. Surgenor &
N.T. Gardner

½
12


8

1994       

A.C. Brightman

12

6

1995       

A.J. Campbell

3

1996       

B.R. Durward

20

10

1997       

B.R. Durward

10

5

1998       

B.R. Durward

5

3

1999       

P.J. Kirby

20

6

2000       

P.J. Kirby

6

1

2001       

B.M. Rannie

5

2002       

P.J. Kirby

-1½

2003       

A.E. Foster

5

2004       

M.A. Stephenson

none

12

2005       

M.A. Stephenson

12

6

2006       

J.R. Hopgood

14

5

2007       

Mrs M. Foster

10

6

2008       

J.R. Hopgood

0

2009       

C.I. Morrison

3

1

2010       

J.R. Hopgood

-1

-1½

2011       

R.W. Inder

9

5

2012

H.L.A. Duguid

   
2013 J. Surgenor    
2014 D.J.R. Houston 14 10
2015 C.D. Martin 20 5
2016 C.D. Martin 5
2017 A.M. Burn-Murdoch 5 2
2018 G. Plant 20 7
2019 T.J.D. Halliday 16 7