POWERPOINTS CLUB AWARDS (as at 1/7/2019)

 

History of the Awards

 

Powerpoints Masters Swimming Club was started in May, 1979, but it wasn’t until 1985 that the Committee decided it was time to show some appreciation to individual members for their efforts during the year and to give swimmers a goal to strive towards.

 

 

Best Male/Female Performance Trophy

 

Awarded to the two swimmers who have won the most State titles (1point) and National titles (2 points) throughout the calendar year. The trophy says “State Titles”, but this has now been expanded to include National titles.

 

The competitions are: State Long Course, State Short course, National Long Course and State Distance Meet (when held).

 

First awarded in 1985.

 

Calculated by the Recorder using results that can be downloaded from the MSA portal.

 

Past Winners:

 

MaleFemale

 

2019 - Darius Schultz & Marijke Alderson

2018 - Darius Schultz & Rosa Montague

2017 - Mark Thompson & Wendy Tempels

2016 - Mark Thompson & Rosa Montague

2015 - Mark Thompson & Wendy Tempels

2014 - Stuart Moffatt & Wendy Tempels

2013 - Not awarded this year

2012 - Stuart Moffatt & Kelly Higgins

2011 – Mark Thompson & Kelly Higgins

2010 – Mark Thompson & Jennie Bucknell

2009 – Stuart Moffatt & Helen Whitford

2008 – Stuart Moffatt & Helen Whitford

2007 – Stuart Moffatt & Helen Whitford

2006 – Stuart Moffatt & Jennie Bucknell

2005 – Michael Moloney & Helen Whitford

2000 to 2004 – no awards given

1999 – Michael Moloney & Helen Whitford

1998 – Russell Fletcher & Helena Morris

1997 – Michael Moloney & Helena Morris

1996 – Russell Fletcher & Marijke Alderson

1995 – Michael Moloney & Marian Dutton

1994 – Russell Fletcher & Kirsteen Butler

1993 – Russell Fletcher & Marijke Alderson

1992 – Michael Moloney & Kirsteen Butler

1991 – Tim Boness & Marian Dutton

1990 – Tim Boness & Marian Dutton

1989 – Michael Moloney & Loris Knight

1988 – Bill Orchard & M. Toppel

1987 – John Olsen & Frances Vorrath

1986 – Ces Tomkins & Marian Dutton

1985 – E. Eichenberger & Marian Dutton

Best Male/Female Points Trophy

 

Awarded to the two swimmers (male and female) who have won the most points for the club at the four major annual competitions (Nationals, State Long and Short Course and State Distance Meet) in which points are accrued to work out the performance ranking of the participating clubs. These two swimmers may not be the fastest in their age group or in the club, but will have contributed the most to the Club’s points tally.

 

First awarded in 2005.

 

The Recorder provides the stats for this award.

 

Past Winners:

 

MaleFemale

 

2019 - Darius Schultz & Marijke Alderson

2018 - Darius Schultz & Rosa Montague

2017 - Nathan Chenco & Wendy Tempels

2016 – Brett Davidson & Rosa Montague

2015 – Mark Thompson/Nathan Chenco & Wendy Tempels

2014 – Brett Davidson & Marijke Alderson

2013 – Not awarded this year

2012 – Brenton Ford & Kelly Higgins

2011 – Brett Davidson & Kelly Higgins

2010 – Mark Thompson & Kelly Higgins

2009 – Brett Davidson & Helen Whitford

2008 – Stuart Moffatt & Helen Whitford

2007 – Stuart Moffatt & Helen Whitford

2006 – Stuart Moffatt & Marijke Alderson

2005 – Shane Gore & Helena Morris

 

Best Male/Female Interclub Award

 

Awarded to both a male and female swimmer who participate in and support interclub swimming carnivals in Victoria which are registered with Masters Swimming Victoria. Points are awarded on the basis of one point for every event swum. No distinction is made between a swimmer who is placed first or last. In the event of a tie, we count the number of “personal best” swims the two tied competitors have achieved.

Swimmers who are in the first three places of other Powerpoints’ swimming awards will not be considered for these awards on the grounds that the interclub awards are to encourage wider participation at meets.

 

First awarded in 2010.

 

The Recorder provides the information based on results on the MSV site which will indicate which Pointers participated in inter-clubs.

If there is only one interclub swum in Victoria in a year, then the Interclub Trophy may not be awarded.

 

Past Winners:

 

MaleFemale

 

2019 - Ronald Hart & Elizabeth Aquino Perez

2018 - Simon Jocelyn & Elizabeth Aquino Perez

2017 - David Kellam & Marijke Alderson

2016 – Not awarded this year.

2015 – Suwito Linoh & Rosa Montague

2014 – Suwito Linoh & Ingrid McDonald

2013 – Not awarded this year.

2012 – Herbert Orenstein & Rosa Montague

2011 – Herbert Orenstein & Rosa Montague

2010 – Herbert Orenstein & Jennie Bucknell

 

 

Open Water Swim (OWS) Trophies:

 

1. 1.Endeavour/Endurance Trophy (Distance)

 

Awarded to the swimmer for the highest total overall distance swum in Open Water swims in Victoria in one season. The season is from October to June. This is awarded to one male and one female winner.

 

First awarded 2009.

 

The Recorder provides the results for this award but, in some cases, will require the assistance of OWS swimmers as outlined below. To this end an email should be sent out to members prior to the start of the OWS season.

 

The Open Water Swims which are automatically included are the ones in the Cousins Open Water series (both long and short swims) as well as Pier to Pub, Port Melbourne Port to Park, Edithvale to Aspendale Club to Club, Jalna Big Bay Swim from Sandridge to Williamstown. If a Pointer does not sign up for the Cousins series, then he/she is responsible for submitting his/her results to the Recorder at the end of the OWS season. If a Pointer swims in any other swim run by a surf life-saving club/masters swimming club in Victoria, then they must submit their result to the Recorder at the end of the OWS season for inclusion in their total distance/points won, as the Recorder cannot monitor all swims.

 

Past Winners:

 

MaleFemale

 

2019 - Tim Boness & Lisa Francis

2018 - Tim Boness & Dieneke Walker

2017 - Tim Boness & Dieneke Walker

2016 – David Kellam & Lisandra de Carvalho

2015 – Trevor Armstrong & Lisandra de Carvalho

2014 – Duncan Cleary & Lisandra de Carvalho

2013 – Matt Harry & Lisandra de Carvalho

2012 – Matt Harry & Kelly Higgins

2011 – Matt Harry & Kelly Higgins

2010 – Oliver Wilkinson & Melinda Kemp

2009 – Chris Andrew & Melinda Kemp

 

1. 2.

2. Excellence Trophy

 

Awarded for the most number of top rankings in six Open Water swims in Victoria in one season. Points are allocated according to place (10pts – 1st, 9 pts – 2nd, etc) and this is awarded to one male and one female winner. The six swims are:

• Pier to Pub

• Anglesea

• Torquay Danger

• Rip View, Pt Lonsdale

• Queenscliff

• Mentone

• 

First awarded 2009.

 

The Recorder provides the results for this award.

 

Past Winners:

 

MaleFemale

 

2019 - Tim Boness & Melissa Kemp

2018 - Time Boness & Lisandra de Carvalho

2017 - Tim Boness & Lisandra de Carvalho

2016 – Trevor Armstrong & Carol Spencer-Gardner

2015 – Trevor Armstrong & Lisandra de Carvalho

2014 – Trevor Armstrong & Helen Whitford

2013 – Not awarded this year.

2012 – Trevor Armstrong & Helen Whitford

2011 – Trevor Armstrong & Melinda Kemp

2010 – Trevor Armstrong & Melinda Kemp

2009 – Trevor Armstrong & Melinda Kemp

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

 

This is awarded to someone for exceptional achievements in swimming. Our first winner, Oliver Wilkinson, swam around Manhattan Island in record time, swam the English Chanel and Rottnest.

 

First awarded in 2011.

 

This is an award for exceptional effort and dedication and is rarely awarded. Decided by the Committee.

 

Past Winners:

2019 - Duncan Cleary - for a successful crossing of the English Channel - presented in late 2018

2018 - Not awarded

2017 - Mark Thompson - for repeated award of Male Swimmer of the Meet at the National Championships

2016 – Not awarded

2015 – Not awarded

2014 – Not awarded

2013 – Matt Harry –for a successful crossing of the English Channel.

2012 – Not awarded

2011 – Oliver Wilkinson – swam around Manhattan Island in record time, swam the English Channel and Rottnest.

 

Most Improved Swimmer Trophy

 

Awarded to the person whom the coach decides, in consultation with the committee, has most improved their stroke, distance, endurance and so on, over the calendar year. This award is often given to a relatively new member of the club.

 

First awarded in 1985.

 

Decided by the Coach in consultation with the Committee.

 

Past Winners:

2019 - Ronald Hart

2018 - Elizabeth Aquino

2017 - Raymond Lundie

2016 – Bryce Anderson

2015 – Ingrid McDonald

2014 – Tom Arthur

2013 – Not awarded this year.

2012 – Rob Charters

2011 – Kath Russell

2010 – Grace Phang

2009 – Scott Ross

2008 – Lisandra de Carvalho

2007 – Raymond Lundie

2006 – Darius Alekna

2005 – Megan Blamires

2000 to 2004 – No awards given

1999 – Neil Bellamy

1998 – Sandra McPherson-Smith

1997 – Richard Flockart

1996 – Veronica Murphy

1995 – Cosimo Ferraro

1994 – Wayne Davis

1993 – Lisa Saad

1992 – Alan Rickerby

1991 – Stephen Marks

1990 – Helen Jackson

1989 – Peter Chenoweth

1988 – Gary Northern

1987 – Tony Grant

1986 – Loris Knight

1985 – Cliff Eddy

 

Percentage Improvement Award

 

This award is to encourage participation at, firstly, state meets and, secondly, and in particular, Nationals. It is designed (using percentage improvement in times) so that anyone swimming any stroke in any event in a state meet who then goes on to swim that same event at Nationals, can win. After every Nationals, the slate will be wiped clean so that a great performance at one Nationals will not lock a Pointer into having to achieve a further % improvement.

 

First awarded in 2016.

 

Calculated by the Recorder using results that can be downloaded from the MSA portal.

 

Past Winners:

 

2019 - Yvonne Egan-Davidson

2018 - Jacinta Humphrey

2017 - Simon Joscelyne

2016 – (from Nationals 2015 up to Nationals 2016) – Nadine Royle

 

Membership Award

 

Awarded to people who have been members of the club for 10 years and over. Given in 5-year membership groups – that is, for 10, 15, 20 etc. years of membership.

 

Information provided by the Registrar.

 

Richard Carlisle Knight Award

 

Awarded to the club member who, in the estimation of the committee, has shown great strength and resilience to keep swimming in the face of adversity, especially in dealing with health issues. Donated in 1987 by Loris, Richard Carlisle Knight’s 2nd wife, who was also a member of Powerpoints, after his death from a heart attack aged 57 in a Brisbane pool in 1987.

 

First awarded in 1987.

 

Decided by the Committee.

 

Past Winners:

 

2019 - not awarded

2018 - Erika Gosney

2017 - Laurie Healy

2016 – Rosa Montague

2015 – Geoff Toogood

2014 – Nadine Royle

2013 – Not award this year.

2012 – Les Pearce

2011 – Richard Flockart/Sue Bussell

2010 – Liz Gosper

2009 – Lois Hill

2008 – Yvonne Egan-Davidson

2007 – Duncan Cleary

2006 – Rosa Montague

2005 – Carol Spencer-Gardner

1998 to 2004 – No awards given

1997 – Bruce Morgan

1995 to 1996 – No award given

1994 – Cosimo Ferraro

1993 – Michael O’Shannassy

1992 – No award given

1991 – Helen Jackson

1990 – Craig Ennis

1989 – Frances Vorrath

1988 – Jocelyn Roffey

1987 – Fran McCullough

 

 

 

 

Pointer of the Year (and occasionally Pointer of the Decade)

 

Awarded to the person who gives the most to the club, both in and out of the water, during the course of the year. This person contributes their time and effort to the running of the club, participating socially, as well as attending Club training sessions and competing for the Club at swim meets.

 

First awarded in 1985.

 

Voted on by the Committee. In the case of a draw, the award is held jointly. Historically, this is not awarded for being a super star swimmer but for someone who swims and works for the success of the club. Traditionally awarded to members who are on the club committee and/or organised a large scale club event (e.g. Prahran Classic) but is now extended to those working on state and national committees, who are therefore enhancing the reputation of the club as a member of the Australian masters swimming community.

 

Past Winners:

Pointer of the Decade:

2018 - Rosa Montague

2009 -  Laurie Healy

Pointer of the Year:

2019 - Michael Daly

2018 - Brett Davidson

2017 - Wendy Tempels

2016 – Tim Boness

2015 – Sal Cuming

2014 – Rob Charters

2013 – Not awarded this year.

2012 – Rosa Montague

2011 – Yvonne Egan-Davidson/Rosa Montague

2010 – Jennie Bucknell

2009 – Rosa Montague

2008 – Anton Lion

2007 – Archer Talbot

2006 – Lois Hill

2005 – Lois Hill

2002 to 2004 – no Presentation Dinners held at this time

2001 – Marijke Alderson/Joss Roffey

2000 – not awarded this year

1999 – Greg North

1998 – Gary Northern

1997 – Pauline Grybowski

1996 – John Ornsby

1995 – Sandra Holdsworth

1994 – Chris Lang

1993 – Marijke Alderson

1992 – Ian Matthews

1991 – Harry Bahrend

1990 – John Marriott

1989 – John Iossifidis

1988 – Les Severacz

1987 – Rob Nelson

1986 – Cliff Eddy

1985 – Cec Tompkins

 

Life Membership Award

 

Awarded rarely and only for outstanding service to the club.

A nominee is submitted to the management committee of the club (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Registrar) who will then discuss and put name forward to the rest of the committee for a vote as outlined in the rules for life membership (see separate file).

 

Past Winners:

 

2019 - Not awarded this year

2018 - Not awarded this year.

2017 - Not awarded this year.

2016 – Archer Talbot

2015 – Not awarded this year.

2014 – Not awarded this year.

2013 – Rosa Montague

2012 – Not awarded this year.

2011 – Not awarded this year.

2010 – Marijke Alderson

2009 – Michael Moloney

2005 to 2008 – Not given

Other Life Memberships previously awarded to:

David Woithe

Anita Killmier

Geoff James

Laurie Healy

David Gordon (dec.)

Dick Campion

Volunteer Award

 

Awarded for the most appreciated volunteer. First awarded to Ken Holmes for dedicated time-keeping at meets. Limited to Pointers and their partners who contribute in a similar manner (ie not an award for committee members).

 

First awarded in 2014.

 

Decided by the Committee.

 

Past Winners:

 

2018 - Not awarded this year.

2017 - Alan Denton

2016 – Patrick Gallagher

2015 – Abby Acance

2014 – Ken Holmes

 

 

Dedication Award

 

Person who attends training come ‘rain, hail or shine’ all year, regardless.

 

Nominated by the Coach.

 

Past Winners:

 

2018 - Marijke Alderson

2017 - Duncan Cleary

2016 - Michael Daly (Dedication Award)

2015 - Jess Cutting

 

Special Awards

 

Each year awards may be given based on notable events/actions that occurred during that year. The Social Committee is encouraged to make awards of a light-hearted nature to club members who have shown a charming or interesting aspect to their character throughout the year. These are run past the committee for approval.

 

Various awards such as:

 

1. 1.Best on Ground Award – award for lane leader – not necessarily who’s in front, but the person who keeps up people’s spirits and encourages people to keep going.

 

Nominated by the Coach.

 

Winners:

 

2018 - Jeremy Drake

2017 - Ayako Takimoto

2016 – Kipp Kaufmann

2015 - Mark Bailey

 

1. 2.Du-athlon Award – 2016 – Duncan Cleary

 

1. 3.200m Fly Bravery Awards – 2016 – George Skoufis & Paul Speed

 

1. 4.Oscar for Cinematography – 2016 – Koe Davidson

 

1. 5.Best Backwards in Coming Forwards Award – Peter Williamson











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