Robin Hood Trophies and Awards
Robin Hood Pole Archery Club offers a number a trophies for its members at its annual banquet in recognition of their members’ achievement throughout the season.
The history and photo of each trophy, as well as Manitoba Pole Archery Association trophies, is listed below with separate pages to view individual past winners over the years, including trophy records such as most number of points, consecutive number of wins and other historical information about the trophy and its winners over the years.
Desjardins Shield Club Championship Trophy
Donated in 1932, the Desjardin Shield serves as the “Stanley Cup” of Pole Archery for Robin Hood Archery Club Members, and is considered the Club Championship Trophy. It is awarded to the club member who has totalled the most points at the end of the regular season, not including special event shootings and inter-club competitions. The Robin Hood Archery Club greatly appreciates the support Desjardin's has provided over the years, particularly gifts and monetary donations for the winner of the shield.
Donated by the then Desjardin Funeral Home (Now the Desjardin Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service) the Desjardin Shield Championship Trophy has been in competition for over 85 years.
A.J. Seys Trophy
The A.J. Seys Trophy service as a poignant reminder of Adolph Seys’ contributions and long standing membership within Robin Hood Archery Club. He was one of the original members of the club and an early pioneer of Pole Archery in Winnipeg. Mr. Seys was an active member for 35 years and continued his support of Robin Hood with the donation of this trophy in 1971. Adolph’s two son’s Robert and George were also members for many years. The A.J. Seys trophy was introduced in 1971 and replaced the now retired R.G. Tuck Trophy, below.
Donated in 1971 by Adolf Seys, Life Member, now deceased, the A.J. Seys Trophy has been in competition for 46 years.
The Masters Trophy is awarded to the member who shoots the highest amount of points in the season, but only counting what we call the ‘Big Birds” found at the top end of the fork. These consist of the top two bars on a fully loaded fork, including the King Bird. Points are allocated as follows: 4 points for the King Bird, 3 Points each for Side Birds, and 2 points each for Kulla Birds. The remaining single one point birds do not count for this trophy. All shootings, except the Canadian Championship 10 Arrows and the MPAA prize shoot count towards the Masters Trophy.
Donated in 1981 by Ray Cheys and Reg Pinette, the Masters trophy has been in competition for over 36 years.
Robert Cheys and Alfred Huyghe Trophy
The trophy is awarded to the member who shoots the most points at Robin Hood’s annual “Prize Shooting”. The Prize Shooting is a shoot held at the end of the season to raise funds for a local charity. The archer pays an entrance fee, and shoots for a chance to win donated prizes.
Donated by honourary life members Robert Cheys & Alfred Huyghe, the Robert Cheys
and Alfred Huyghe Trophy has been in competition for over 57 years.
The J. S. Mozol Trophy
The J.S. Mozol Trophy recognizes John’s lifelong commitment to the Robin Hood Pole Archery Club. Since 1950, when John first joined the club, he has played a key role in the formation of how the club is run today. His many years as club secretary proved historically priceless with the minute taking at meetings and his help in creating the clubs first schedule in 1967. John continued as a leader of the club when he became President in 1982 as well as in 1989 and 2001. Thank you John for your commitment and dedication to the Robin hood Archery Club!
Donated in 2005 by the Robin Hood Pole Archery Club, the J. S. Mozol Trophy has been in competition for 12 years.
The Betsy Trophy (Horse’s Ass)
The Betsy Trophy is awarded to the shooter that attends the most number of shootings with the least number of points. The winner of the Betsy Trophy is the member who has the best attendance but has won the least amount of points. It does not include special shootings.
The Betsy trophy serves as a nice reminder of Ed’s commitment and long standing membership with Robin Hood. He was an active member of the club for over 35 years, and still supports the club on a regular basis. Ed holds many records that still stand today. He picked up the sport from his father, Julian, and passed it to his three sons, Ray, Brian, and David. Ed’s grandson Lyndon is also active in the club.
Donated by Mr and Mrs. Ed Cheys (Life Member), the Betsy Trophy has been in competition for over 50 years.
The Robin Hood Shield
The Robin Hood Shield is awarded to the member who shoots of the most points in a single regular shooting, i.e., 2 - one hour rounds, 3 - forty five minute rounds or 1 - one hour round. The Canadian Championship 10 arrow, inter club shootings and Robin Hoods annual prize shootings do not count towards this trophy.
Donated in 1997 by the Robin Hood Archery Club, the Robin Hood Shield has been in competition for over 20 years.
Memorial Prize Shield
The Memorial Shield and is presented in honour of all our devoted deceased members. The Memorial Shield is awarded to the Robin Hood member who shoots the most points in annual competition shootings, including local shootings against St. Sebastian and the Manitoba Pole Archery Association (MPAA) weekend, but not including the Prize Shoot.
Donated by Robert Seys and Ed Cheys, the Memorial Shield has been in competition for over 45 years.
Paul Chitty Memorial Trophy
The club donated this trophy in memory of Paul Chitty, a valued member of the club for many years. Paul was the President of the club in 1998 and continued to sit on the executive committee as Secretary for some years after. This memorial cup is to honour and remember a dear friend of the club who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in the fall of 2005. The Paul Chitty Memorial Cup replaces the now retired Joe Guay Trophy, below.
Donated in 2006 by the Robin Hood Archery Club, the Paul Chitty Memorial Trophy has been in competition for 11 years.
Kleysen’s Cartage Trophy
Life Member Robert Cheys worked for the Kleysen family for many years and is the Kleysen’s Family representative for Robin Hood. We thank Robert and the Kleysen’s family for their continued support of the Club over the years.
Donated in 1962 by the Kleysen’s Cartage Trucking Company, the Kleysen’s Cartage Trophy has been in competition for 55 years.
Members compete for this trophy only once a season at the very first shooting. From 1957 to 1965 this competition existed, however, the Trophy itself was not presented until 1966. The King Trophy is awarded is awarded to the club member who shoots off the first King Bird of the season. In addition to receiving the Trophy, the winner automatically gets the honour of always shooting first throughout the entire season. This honour includes all regular shootings and inter-club competitions, but does not include prize shootings.
Donated by the Robin Hood Archery Club, the King Trophy has been in competition for over 60 years.
4 Hours of Competition Trophies
The following trophies are awarded to the member who has accumulated the most number of points after a combined 4 hours of shootings, shot over several different days. Their are 6 trophies in this category, and points do not include special shootings, annual inter-club competitions, or prize shootings.
Joe Guay Memorial Trophy
Councillor Joe Guay sponsored Robin Hood in 1978 with the donation of this trophy. The winner was the member who had the most points after four hours of competition. Many thanks to Mr. Guay for his generous contribution. The Joe Guay Trophy was retired at the end of the 2005 season after 28 Years in Competition and replaced with the Paul Chitty Memorial Trophy, above.
Donated in 1978 by Mr. Joe Guay, (now deceased), Councillor and Member of Parliament from St. Boniface, the Joe Guay Memorial Trophy was retired in 2006 after 28 years of competition.
Al’s Jewellers Trophy
The winner of The Al’s Jewellers Trophy is the member who has the most points after four hours of competition. This trophy was retired at the end of the 2010 season and replaced with the Belgian Club cup, above. Many thanks to the Malbrank Family of Winnipeg for their support of Robin Hood over many years, particularly in prize shootings.
Donated in 1956 by the Malbranck family, owners of Al’s Jewellers, the Al’s Jewellers Trophy was retired in 2011 after 55 years of competition.
Belgian Club Cup
With the long history of Robin Hood being involved with the Belgian Club, we thank the Belgian Club, Branch 107, for donating this trophy to our club. With many of our banquets and trophy nights taking place at the Belgian Club, it is fitting that we now have a trophy in The Belgian Clubs name. The Belgian Club Cup replaced the now retired Al’s Jewellers Trophy, below.
Donated in 2011 by the Belgian Club Branch 107, the Belgian Club Cup has been in
competition for 6 years.
R.G Tuck Trophy
The winner of the R.G. Tuck Trophy was the member who had the most points after four hours of competition. Little is known about when and where this trophy originated, but the following is a list of winners that we were able to locate. The R.G. Tuck Trophy was retired at the end of the 1970 season and replaced with the A.J. Seys Trophy, above.
Date of Donation Unknown. Years of competition unknown.
Sherwin Williams Cup
The Sherwin Williams Paint Company was a supporter of Robin Hood Archery for many years. Their company representative was Mr. Les Sutton, who, in 1968, started attending the Club’s annual banquet to present this trophy to its winners. Mr. Sutton was an avid supported of the club and Pole Archery in Winnipeg until his passing.
The Sherwin Williams Cup was awarded to the member who had the most points after four hours of competition. It was retired at the end of the 1982 season and replaced with the Les Sutton Trophy in 1983, above.
Donated in 1939 by the Sherwin Williams Paint Company, the Sherwin Williams Cup was retired in 1982 after 44 years of competition.
The Medallion Trophy is awarded to the club who shoots the most points in local inter-club shootings between Robin Hood and St. Sebastian clubs, with one shooting held at each of the respective club poles. The President of the second place club presents this trophy to the President of the winning club. The second place club is also responsible to provide “refreshments” to the winning club after the competition.
Donated by the Robin Hood and St. Sebastian Men’s Archery Club, the Medallion Trophy has been in competition for over 55 Years.
Les Sutton Trophy
As a representative of the Sherwin William Paint Company before his retirement, Mr. Sutton attended the yearly banquets to present the Sherwin Williams Cup to the winner. In 1983, Robin Hood Archery Club replaced the Sherwin Williams Cup with The Les Sutton Trophy. On behalf of the Robin Hood members, we thank Mr. Sutton for his many years of support. Mr. Sutton was made an honourary life member of Robin Hood in 1997. The Les Sutton Trophy replaced the now retired Sherwin Williams cup, below.
Donated in 1983 by honourary life member, and now deceased, Mr. And Mrs. Les Sutton, the Les Sutton Trophy has been in competition for 34 years.
The following trophies have a long history with the club, and though they are no longer in active competition, they are an important part of our history and every bit as deserving of mention as our active trophies above.
MPAA and Inter-Club Trophies and Competitions
The following trophies are sponsored by the Manitoba Pole Archer Association (MPAA) and are awarded each September long weekend where member clubs from the Manitoba Pole Archery Association (MPAA) get together for a family fun weekend of shooting, prizes, banquets and awards. Archers compete at all levels and ages, men, women, and juniors, as we celebrate the end of the season with a weekend of archery and camaraderie.
This trophy is for the top male archer overall at the MPAA Competition shooting held the September long weekend each year. It is awarded to the archer from any of the competing clubs who shoots the most amount of points for weekend, Saturday and Sunday combined.
The Canadian Trophy was donated in 1966 by the MPAA.
J. P. Guay Trophy
This trophy is for the top overall male archer overall at the MPAA Prize Shooting Competition held the September long weekend each year. It is awarded to the archer from any of the competing clubs who shoots the most amount of points in the prize shooting. The J.P. Guay Trophy was originally open to both men and women’s clubs up until 1979. In 1980, the Old Dutch Trophy was introduced and awarded separately to the woman prize shooter. Now, the J.P. Guay Trophy can only be won by a male archer from one of the men’s clubs.
Donated in 1967 by Winnipeg City Councillor, the Joe Guay Trophy and has been in competition for 50 Years.
The (Phil) Coutu Trophy - Canadian Championship 10 Arrow Competition
Once a season each club allows their members to shoot only “10” arrows, at a full fork of birds on the men’s vertical pole. The archer who shoots the highest amount of points, in 10 shots, wins the trophy. The Coutu Trophy was originally open to both men and women’s clubs up until 1969. In 1970, the Turner Trophy was introduced and awarded separately to the woman who shoots the most amount of points on the men’s pole with only ten arrows. Now, the Coutu Trophy can only be won by a male archer from one of the men’s clubs.
The Coutu Trophy was donated in 1951 by the Coutu Funeral Home of Winnipeg and has been in competition for 66 years.
The Manitoba Pole Archery Association Annual Competition Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the archery club that wins the overall competition shooting between the four men's clubs at the annual MPAA September long weekend inter-club competition each year. The club that shoots off the most combined points from it’s members is considered the winner.
The Manitoba Pole Archery Association Annual Competition Trophy was donated in 1944 by the MPAA, and has in competition for 73 Years. Robin Hood Pole Archery Club has won this trophy more than 30 times since 1944.
The Marion Trucking Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the archer from any of the men’s clubs who shoots the most amount of points on the second day of shooting at the annual MPAA September long weekend inter-club competition each year.
The Marion Trucking Company Trophy was donated by the Marion Trucking Company in 1972 and has been in competition for 45 years.
The Noel Emond Roofing Trophy
This trophy is awarded to the archer from any of the men’s clubs who shoots the most amount of points on the first day of shooting at the annual MPAA September long weekend inter-club competition each year.
The Noel Emond Roofing Trophy was donated by the Noel Emond Roofing Company in 1974, (care of Noel Emond of St. Sebastian) and has been in competition for 43 years.
The Valere Huyghe Trophy
Once a season each men’s club allows their members to shoot only “10” arrows, at a full fork of birds on the woman’s horizontal pole fork. The male who shoots the highest number of points in 10 shots, wins the trophy.
The Valere Huyghe Trophy was donated in 1986 by the Alfred Huyghe and has been in competition for 31 years.
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