The Nan Gordon Memorial Trophy

donated by Katherine Gordon

Awarded to the dog who during the designated events at the National Specialty:

  1. Obtains a pass in a WC/WCI/WCX or JH/SH/MH or a placement in a Field Trial or CM, and
  2. Obtains a qualifying score in an official Obedience class (i.e. a class that is eligible for High in Trial) and,
  3. Conformation: Obtains a placement in the Specialty show from a Regular class or from the Unofficial “Gun Retriever” or “Field Retriever” class.
  • Puppies are not eligible
  • Dog does not have to be owner handled
  • Open to all dogs from any country

Points will be awarded for the following achievements, with the highest score winning the trophy.

Only the highest placement will be counted in each category for Conformation and Field.  Obedience: If a dog qualifies in more than one class (e.g. Open B and Utility), only the higher score will be used.


  • Best of Breed 50 points
  • Best of Opposite Sex 40 points
  • Select 38 points
  • Judge’s Award of Merit 35 points
  • Best of Winners 30 points
  • Winners 25 points
  • Reserve Winners 20 points
  • First 10 points
  • Second 5 points
  • Third 3 points
  • Fourth 2 points


  • WC 25 points
  • WCI 30 points
  • WCX 40 points
  • Junior Hunter 30 points
  • Senior Hunter 40 points
  • Master Hunter 50 points

Field Trial:

  • Junior** – Placement, RCM or CM – 35 points
  • Qualifying – Placement, RCM or CM – 50 points
  • Amateur or Open – Placement, RCM or CM – 55 points

** To qualify for the Nan Gordon Memorial Trophy, the dog must be at least one year old.


  • Count the score

Ties will be broken in the following order –

  1. Highest obedience score
  2. Number of dogs defeated in the show
  3. By the show judge

Designated events:  If there is more than one of any type of event (e.g. more than one Obedience Trial, more than one Rally Trial, Agility Trial, WC/I/X Test, etc.), one of each event will be designated as the “National Obedience Trial”, etc.  These will be designated in the premium list.  Only the designated events can be included to apply for the Nan Gordon Memorial Trophy.   

(Some events can be run by a different club, but they will be designated as part of the National Specialty for purposes of this award.)

Thank you to GRCC Member Mary Shillabeer for her work on the article ‘The Nan Gordon Memorial Trophy Winners’!! 

Please click here to read the article ‘THE NAN GORDON MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNERS’ in PDF format

Nan Gordon Memorial Trophy Winners

1983 – Aureo Kyrie Touf Acto Follow CD WC – Neida Heusinkvelt 1993Wheatfields Master Mind – Ches Smith
1995 – Aureo Footloose ‘N Fancy Free Am JH WC – Neida Heusinkvelt
1996 – Goldwest Dakota Bound TD WC – A & N Moffat
1998 – Wingmaster Winsm Morningstar CD WCI Am CDX SH WCX – Dennis McConnell, Helene Friedwald, Ginnie Pastor
1999 – Wingmaster Winsm Morningstar CD WCI Am CDX SH WCX – Dennis McConnell, Helene Friedwald, Ginnie Pastor
2001 – CH Justmoor Boodacious JH WCI – Mary Shillabeer, Marjorie Moore
2004 – CH OTCH Justmoor Boodacious MH WCX – Mary Shillabeer
2007 Ch Amberwood Winter Wonderland JH WCIShelly Blom
2008Ch Creeksidefrm’s Windchime WC RNJennifer Dawson
2009CH MOTCH Hot Rod On A Golden Kiss MH TDX WCX DD MVC Am Can CD WCX – Lori Little
2011GMH OTCH Zaniri’s Custom Coupe DD WCX VCX Am WCLori Little
2012CH MOTCH Zaniri’s Piece By Piece WCX SHLeanne Tucker
2013Sterre Badlands Outlaw JH WCI Am JH – Shelly Blom
2014 – Majolica’s Five Oh One CD JH WC CCA – Barbara Jones
2015Zaniri Letter By Letter JH WCILeanne Tucker
2017 – CH Zaniri Letter By Letter CDX MH WCX – Leanne Tucker
2018 – CH MOTCH GMH Zaniri Letter By Letter WCX VCX – Leanne Tucker
2019 – GChEx MOTCh AgMCH Goldcker A Boat Turn JH WCI UTD TD XP AGSC JTX RA CCA CGN – Brian & Lori Lancaster
2020 – not awarded due to Covid-19
2021 – not awarded due to Covid-19
2022 – CH GMH NMH GMOTCH Zaniri Letter By Letter DD RE TD UTD WCX – Leanne Tucker