Ormiston Trophy

The Ormiston Memorial Trophy was founded in 1959 in honour of Victor Reginald (Reg) Ormiston.

The trophy is a in the nature of an inter-club Victor Ludorum for which points are awarded to the winning crew of certain events. The trophy was first awarded in 1960. 

Clubs affiliated to the SRA shall be eligible for award of the trophy.

To qualify for points the scullers of the winning crew shall either be members of the same club, or they may be from different clubs (composite crews) provided that the coxswain is a member of one of the sculler’s clubs.

Ormistion Trophy Results

YearWinning Club
2023Thames Valley Skiff Club
2022Thames Valley Skiff Club
2021Not awarded due to COVID-19 pandemic
2020Not awarded due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019The Skiff Club
2018Thames Valley Skiff Club
2017Thames Valley Skiff Club
2016Thames Valley Skiff Club
2015Thames Valley Skiff Club
2014Thames Valley Skiff Club
2013Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2012Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2011The Skiff Club
2010Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2009Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2008Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2007Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2006Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2005Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2004Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2003Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2002Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2001Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
2000Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
1999Thames Valley Skiff Club
1998Thames Valley Skiff Club
1997Thames Valley Skiff Club
1996Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club
1995Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
1994Thames Valley Skiff Club
1993Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club
1992Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club
1991Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
1990Thames Valley Skiff Club
1989Thames Valley Skiff Club
1988Thames Valley Skiff Club / The Skiff Club
1987Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
1986Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
1985Thames Valley Skiff Club
1984Thames Valley Skiff Club
1983Thames Valley Skiff Club
1982Thames Valley Skiff Club
1981The Skiff Club / Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club
1980Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club
1979The Skiff Club
1978The Skiff Club
1977Thames Valley Skiff Club
1976Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club
1975Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club
1974Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club
1973The Skiff Club
1972Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club
1971The Skiff Club
1970The Skiff Club
1969The Skiff Club
1968The Skiff Club
1967The Skiff Club
1966The Skiff Club
1965The Skiff Club
1964Thames Valley Skiff Club
1963Thames Valley Skiff Club
1962Thames Valley Skiff Club
1961Thames Valley Skiff Club
1960Thames Valley Skiff Club

ORMISTON MEMORIAL TROPHY

RULES (Revision S)

  1. The trophy shall be in the nature of an inter-club Victor Ludorum award for which points shall be awarded to the winning crew of certain events.
  2. Clubs affiliated to the SRA shall be eligible for award of the trophy.
  3. To qualify for points the scullers of the winning crew shall either be members of the same club, or they may be from different clubs (composite crews) provided that the coxswain is a member of one of the sculler’s clubs.
  4. The following events have one point awarded to the club of the winning crew, or half a point to each club of a winning composite crew.

4.1 Status single or double-sculling skiff events (i.e. those events in categories D7, D8, D9, D10 and D11 of the SRA Rules of Racing), whether qualifying or not, which form part of the advertised programme of any SRA-affiliated regatta or any regatta organized by an SRA-affiliated club, and raced under SRA rules.

(a)  Where an event is divided into two or more divisions and two or more prizes are awarded, then one point shall accrue to the winner of each division.

b)  A crew sculling over in a final shall be awarded a point if two or more crews have competed in the event. In the case of a Skiff Championship event being staged with only one entrant, the participating crew shall not qualify for points.

4.2  Each section, categorized by D7, D8, D9, D10 and D11 of the SRA Rules of Racing, in non-bumping processional races held with the approval of the SRA and raced under SRA rules, provided that a minimum of two crews enter that section. If there is only one crew in a section, that crew may still be awarded a point if it is the overall men’s, women’s or mixed crew winner of the event.

4.3  The Tiny Knight Race and the Nancy Knight Race, if held in substitution for one or more of sections categorised by D8, D9 and D10, provided that a minimum of two crews enter each event.

4.4  In the case of a dead heat (i.e. two or more crews returning the same time) in a section of a non-bumping processional event, or, exceptionally, an unresolved dead heat in a status event, the winning clubs shall each accrue one point, or half a point if the crew is composite. This rule also applies to the Tiny & Nancy Knight races, which have their own methods of resolving dead heats.

  1. An additional bonus point, or half a point in the case of winning composite crews, shall be awarded to each winning club of the five Skiff Championship events, other than those excluded from points under rule 4.1(b).
  2. An Ormiston Points Recorder shall be appointed each year by the SRA Committee and shall be responsible for keeping a register of the points awarded to each club. In the event of a dispute in respect of the points awarded, the Chair of the SRA Committee and the Hon. Secretary of the SRA shall resolve the dispute, their joint decision being final.
  3. The trophy shall be awarded each year to the club gaining most points. In the event of a tie, through two or more clubs gaining the same number of points, then the clubs concerned shall be declared the joint winners of the trophy.
  4. The trophy shall be awarded to the winning club(s) immediately after the last SRA event of the season. The SRA shall retain the trophy and engrave it with the name(s) of the winning club(s). The trophy may be borrowed from the association on special occasions subject to a written request to the Hon. Secretary, who shall make the appropriate decision.