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Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.


VER Regional Perpetual Trophies

 

LYLA FISHER MEMORIAL TROPHY (ALPACA OF THE YEAR - HUACAYA) - Inaugurated in May 2002.

KEITH TURNER MEMORIAL TROPHY (ALPACA OF THE YEAR - SURI ) - Inaugurated in April 2010.

BILL PLUNKETT MEMORIAL TROPHY (ANNUAL FLEECE COMPETITION - CHAMPION HUACAYA).- Inaugurated in April 2007.

DIANNE CONDON MEMORIAL TROPHY (BEST NEW BREEDER AWARD) -Inaugurated in July 2012.

The fifth of the Region's perpetual trophies is non-commemorative and is awarded per the Annual Fleece Competition to the CHAMPION SURI.  Suri fleece was first accepted into the Region's Annual Competition in 2002 with the winner awarded a Champion Sash. The perpetual trophy was not awarded until 2008 when suri fleece entries reached a level  of "more than 10".

 

Traditionally, these perpetual trophies have been presented at the VER Annual Dinner and Fleece Competition, over the years - the key introductory dates, in chronological order, being:

 

1995 : (The Region's 1st Gala Dinner)

Alpaca of the Year (Huacaya) 

Champion Fleece (Huacaya)

2002:

Alpaca of the Year (Huacaya), first awarded in 1995, re-constituted as the LYLA FISHER MEMORIAL TROPHY. 

2004:

Alpaca of the Year (Suri)

2007:

Champion Fleece (Huacaya), first awarded in 1995, re-constituted as the BILL PLUNKETT MEMORIAL TROPHY. 

2008:

Champion Fleece (Suri)

2010:

Alpaca of the Year (Suri), 

first awarded in 2004,

re-constituted as the KEITH TURNER MEMORIAL TROPHY. 

2012:

Best New Breeder Award - DIANNE CONDON MEMORIAL TROPHY.

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to David Daddo (Pitchingga Ridge Alpacas) for collating the information on the VER Perpetual Trophies.

For further information on each of the Memorial Trophies click here