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Rules for the
Tempest Memorial Best In Specialty Show Trophy


I. Nature of the Award

  1. A rotating trophy, the CCRCA Tempest Memorial Trophy shall be awarded to the Curly-Coated Retriever who wins Best in Specialty Show (BISS) at the CCRCA National Specialty.
  2. The trophy will be awarded at the annual CCRCA National Specialty.
  3. The trophy was commissioned by private donors as a memorial to Am/Can/UKC Ch Ptarmigan Gale at Riverwatch WC,CD,CGC,TT,TDI,ROMX,HOF (1991-2003) - five time BISS winner and seven time Westminster Best of Breed winner.
  4. The trophy consists of a life-sized coldcast bronze bust of Tempest mounted on a fine wood base. A certificate is also awarded.

II. Eligibility

  1. Any Curly-Coated Retriever registered with the American Kennel Club shall be eligible for this trophy.
  2. An animal is eligible to repeat as winner.


III. Responsibilities of the Rotating Trophies Committee

  1. The Rotating Trophies committee shall arrange for getting the trophy engraved and shipped to the winner each year. IV. Ownership 1. The trophy is owned by the CCRCA.
  2. The trophy must be returned to the CCRCA Rotating Trophy Chairman in good condition four weeks prior to the CCRCA National Specialty.
  3. A non-CCRCA member may not take possession, but would receive the certificate.