New Opening Hours
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
We are now closed for the holidays and when we come back on Monday 5th January we have some new opening hours;
Mon 9am – 5pm
Tue 9am – 5pm
Wed 9am – 5pm
Tue 9am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 1pm
World Cup 2014 Special Free Football Trophy Prize Draw
World Cup 2014
Not long to go now to the World Cup 2014 and to celebrate we’ve got together with our sister shop Cameo Engraving in York and we are going to give away one of these massive 3 foot football trophies worth £250 in a free to enter prize draw for Football Teams.
To enter all you need to do is register your football team on our TrophiesPlus website and you will be in with a chance of winning.
TrophiesPlus is the online trophy shop for The Trophy & Print Shop and Cameo Engraving.
By registering you will automatically be entered into the draw. You can then increase your chances of winning by using Facenook and Twitter please see the draw webpage for full details and T&Cs.
Quality Engraved Crystal Awards
Are you looking for something a bit different for your end of year awards presentation?
It’s Time 4 Crystal !
Glass and crystal awards are a modern alternative to the more traditional ‘silver’ and are being increasingly requested by businesses for various occasions.
Receiving an award is a real honour and almost everybody likes to receive recognition for his or her contribution to a company or organisation. Glass awards are perfect for any prestigious corporate occasion whether it is to mark long service, outstanding performance, or at the end of year award ceremony.
A company logo as well as the award title and recipient’s name can be engraved onto the glass.
We have sourced quality crystal from all over the world to ensure you receive a high quality and long-lasting award which will add prestige to any corporate event.
Awards, to suit all budgets, include optical crystal awards, jade and clear glass plaques, star awards, paperweights and desktop items, decanters, drinking glasses and vases.
For that extra special something we feature leading suppliers such as Shire Crystal, Dartington Crystal and fine Italian designer crystal from Mario Cioni.
Glass also gives sports clubs an opportunity to present something to players that’s a little bit different, or in recognition of services to the club.
Awards are available for most sports including football, rugby, cricket and golf. Or a glass award can be given to someone in recognition of services to the club. The club or team’s logo can also be engraved onto virtually any piece of glass.
Maybe you’re looking for something for a special occasion, a wedding, christening, birthday or retirement. A piece of engraved glass is a unique personalised gift that will be treasured for many years. Champagne flutes, photograph frames, tankards, wine glasses and rose bowls are just a small selection of the gifts available.
To showcase our huge range of engravable crystal awards and gifts we have a dedicated crystal website Time 4 Crystal please take a look at this collection and also there are even more items to choose from in the glass and crystal section of our www.trophiesplus.co.uk website. Feel free to give us a call or drop us an email if you need any help.
Promotional Products, Executive Gifts and Fundraising Ideas
Promotional products are a useful marketing tool and just about anything you can think of can be personalised for your business or club. As well as the more popular items such as pens, mugs and keyrings, there are also the more unusual including tape measures, a travel toothbrush or a wine stopper!
The list of potential promotional products is endless meaning there is something to suit all budgets, all customers and every marketing initiative.
Potentially the products could be used for a long time and each time they’re used, your company’s name is seen, encouraging brand recognition. They can help to attract new customers, increase repeat business, inspire customer loyalty and improve client relations.
Promotional products are an ideal way of raising much needed cash for groups, clubs and societies and can offer a fresh approach to fundraising. Clothing, confectionery, shopping trolley coins – just about anything you can think of – can be personalised with your logo and help not only to raise money, but also the profile of your group.
Please take a look at our new Trophies Plus Promotional Products website to see the massive range of personalised products available. We take every care to ensure that your requirements are met, if you wish to discuss your promotional product requirements please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team. Please email or give us a call on 01653 691535.
Chris Froome Wins The Tour De France
Britain’s cyclists deliver more success as Chris Froome wins the Tour de France following on from the success of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ victory last year.
During the gruelling 3 week race, Froome was always dominant to underpin his tag of favourite from the beginning and this victory marks yet another success for Team Sky. The issue of performance enhancing drugs was brought up but there has been no evidence of any wrongdoing by Froome and his team and this kind of accusation is bound to be thrown at any rider who dominates an event due to the terrible track record in this sport. It’s about time the efforts of Froome and Wiggins make people take note that you can reach the pinnacle of this sport by staying clean.
It’s also worth noting that Britain’s Mark Cavendish also excelled in this year’s race by taking his total of stage wins on the Tour to a remarkable 25.
As a nation we wait the 99 years for a winner of this event and then we get 2 in a row and also the best sprinter. Let’s hope this is a sign of many more successes.
Past Open Golf Winners at Muirfield
This Thursday (18th July 2013) will see the start of the Open Championship 2013 at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland.
The world’s best golfers will all be there trying to get their hands on the coverted ‘Claret Jug’ with South Africa’s Ernie Els defending the title he won last year at Royal Lytham St Annes. Incidentally, the last time the Open was played at Muirfield, Els was also crowned Champion.
This is a perfect time to give you a list of all the previous winners at Muirfield:
- 2002 – Ernie Els
- 1992 – Nick Faldo
- 1987 – Nick Faldo
- 1980 – Tom Watson
- 1972 – Lee Trevino
- 1966 – Jack Nicklaus
- 1959 – Gary Player
- 1948 – Henry Cotton
- 1935 – Alf Perry
- 1929 – Walter Hagen
- 1912 – Ted Ray
- 1906 - James Braid
- 1901 – James Braid
- 1896 – Harry Vardon
- 1892 – Harry Hilton
All Open winners since the last time at Muirfield:
- 2012 – Ernie Els – Royal Lytham and St Annes
- 2011 – Darren Clarke – Royal St Georges
- 2010 - Louis Oosthuizen – St Andrews
- 2009 – Stewart Cink – Turnberry
- 2008 - Pádraig Harrington - Royal Birkdale
- 2007 - Pádraig Harrington – Carnoustie
- 2006 – Tiger Woods – Royal Liverpool
- 2005 – Tiger Woods – St Andrews
- 2004 – Todd Hamilton – Royal Troon
- 2003 – Ben Curtis – Royal St Georges
- 2002 – Ernie Els – Muirfield
England win first aches test
England go 1-0 up against Australia in the 2013 Ashes series.
This was an unforgettable first test against Australia at Trent Bridge which climaxed with England eventually claiming victory by just 14 runs. James Anderson became England’s here on the last day by claiming 4 wickets which made 10 in total for him over the course of the match.
Earlier on in the day it was looking a formality that England would take victory as the wickets fell until Australia’s final pair of Brad Haddin and James Pattinson took Australia to the brink of victory with a stubborn partnership of 65. Haddin though was caught behind off Anderson with the slightest of edges which was only confirmed after a painstaking review.
You could feel the tension review as the England players celebrated amid astonishing scenes where it was clear how much this meant to England. Anderson in particular had much to celebrate as he was awarded ‘Man of the Match’.
Australia had started the day needing 137 runs to win with just 4 wickets left so victory for England looked inevitable especially when Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle were all caught at slip by Alastair Cook from Anderson’s bowling. But then the last stand commenced and before we knew it. 4′s were being scored all over the ground and Australia were catching up rapidly.
This made for some serious nerve jangling and that awful feeling that looms when defeat could be snatched from the jaws of victory. Anderson was brought back into the frame after some time off from bowling caused by cramp and how glad England were for his return. He delivered the final blow and England players erupted with delight.
This will go down in history as one of the greatest test matches as the game ebbed and flowed and will be remembered for the narrow margin of vistory for England, Anderson’s bowling and a remarkable debut for Australia’s Ashton Agar who at just 19 scored 98 runs in the first innings batting as last man. Truly memorable!
We can now look forward to the 2nd test beginning at Lords on Thursday and England will be aware now that they’re maybe not as strong favourites as they originally thought.
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Wimbledon 2013 Week 2 Round up
Magnificent Murray Wins Wimbledon
We can’t help it, we just have to start the round up of week 2 of Wimbledon with the biggest headline for us Brits, Murray does it and finally ends the 77 year wait for a British man to win Wimbledon.
And didn’t he do it in style! A straight sets victory over the World Number 1, Novak Djokovic. That might sound like an easy win being straight sets but it was in fact far from it. It took Murray over 3 hours to despatch the Serb with both players producing high quality tennis and displaying the never say die attitude that marks out the top players from all the rest. There wasn’t much to choose between the 2 players on the whole apart from it looked like Murray wanted it more and seemed able to produce the great shots more than his opponent.
In what turned out to be the final game of the match, Murray was serving for victory and quickly got the score to 40 – 0. That was it, just one more point and it will all be over, but oh no, Murray must have remembered that us British sports fans love a cliff-hanger and before we knew it, Djokovic was back in the match at deuce. Surely not, was Murray going to hand the game to the Serb, would his form collapse? Next thing we knew, it was advantage to Djokovic. You could hear the groans from the crowd, you could feel the agitation, a hot day suddenly seemed to get even hotter and energy sapping. But the Andy Murray of today is a fighter and there was no way he was going to hand anything over to his opponent. Back to deuce and a short time later the magic moment arrives. Game, Set and Match Murray, the crowd roared, Murray’s nearest and dearest are in tears, Murray himself can hardly dare to believe he’d done it. Even Ivan Lendl looked like he wanted to show emotion, but his shades hid whatever was going on there.
So there we were, Murray the Champion, holding the trophy aloft to the adoring crowd. Savouring the moment and surely realising that his life has changed forever. Murray now has 2 Grand Slam titles, both of which he holds simultaneously and an Olympic Gold Medal to add to that. He is no longer a very good player lagging slightly behind the big three, he is now the real deal. He has gained the respect of all his fellow players, the media is now fully behind him and even the sceptical section of the British public are having a rethink, and so they should.
As for the runner-up, Djokovic was very gracious in defeat offering warm congratulations to his old pal and thanking the fans for all the support and warmth that has been shown to him.
Bartoli wins the Ladies title
Amidst all the Murray mania, we mustn’t forget that Marion Bartoli of France won the ladies singles tile by seeing off the crowd favourite Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
This was Bartolis’s first Grand Slam title and she completely controlled the match with Lisicki not offering much in return and was finally defeated 6-1, 6-4. Bartoli put her opponent out of her misery with an ace and collapsed to the ground in tears, hardly daring to believe the title was hers. She also became only the 6th player in the open era to win the title without dropping a set.
We can now all look forward to next years’ tournament. It will feel different because as fans we usually hope for a Brit to do well knowing we’ll end up disappointed. Next year, our man will have the honour of being the first game on Centre Court as Wimbledon Champion.
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Wimbledon 2013 Week 1 Round Up
All tennis fans (and many non-tennis fans) always look forward to Wimbledon with the expectation of seeing great tennis, heroic victories, shock defeats and at least some controversies. Wimbledon 2013 has delivered on all these fronts!
Let’s start with the victories particularly the British. Gone are the days when us Brits would hope without expectation that at least 1 player from these shores would reach week 2. Now that we have Andy Murray we expect and also now we have Laura Robson we can begin to expect in the women’s game too.
Andy Murray has so far cruised into the last 16 with straight set victories over Benjamin Becker, Y H Lu and Tommy Robredo. Robredo did give Murray something to think about towards the latter stages of the match but Murray proved to strong and has shown over the first week that he is a worthy number 2 seed. Monday’s match against Youzhny of Russia, the number 20 seed. should see Murray tested a bit more. This would be a good thing for Murray because he’ll want to sharpen his game up even more now the only players left in the competition are all high calibre.
As for Robson, well it’s been a bit harder for her but she’s still only young and is showing some very promising form and talent. A Wimbledon champion of the future? She wasn’t expected to get past the first round as her opponent was the number 10 seed Maria Kirilenko, however, Robson had other ideas. She put on a superb display of tennis to earn a thoroughly deserved 6-3 6-4 victory and carried on her 2013 record of upsetting some of the best players in the game. In round 2 she met the lesser known Mariana Duque-Marino and despatched in her in straight sets 6-4 6-1. Robson herself said after the match that the victory has been a ‘big deal’ for her, underlining her determination to do well in this tournament. Round 3 was different, very different. She was up against the New Zealander Marina Erakovic and made a terrible start to the match where it seemed all departments of her game failed to turn up and she duly lost the first set 6-1. Things started in a similar fashion in the second set and Robson was just 3 points away from defeat at one point when Erakovic began to show some nervousness and Robson’s game finally turned up. A fairly gruelling battle ensued with Robson eventually coming through 7-5. Now it was all about who could hold their nerve and that’s exactly what Robson did, showing us all that she can play superb tennis under high pressure by winning the final set 6-3. A fantastic performance from the 19 year old and we wish her and Andy Murray all the best for the rest of the tournament.
So what of the heroic victories and unbelievable shocks. We can probably rope these 2 in together. Before the tournament began, most of the talk for the men’s singles was about the draw and who would avoid Raphael Nadal as he came into Wimbledon on the back of a fantastic clay season winning 7 of the 9 tournaments he entered and of course captured yet another French Open title. In the end, the top seeds didn’t have to worry as amazingly Nadal was beaten in the first round by the world number 135 (and unknown over here) German, Steve Darcis. This was down to a combination of great play from Darcis who didn’t seem to miss anything and a poor performance from nadal who just didn’t look fit. Nadal was very gracious in defeat and refused to blame his problematic knee for his shock defeat and asked us all to focus more on how well his opponent played. Great player, great man.
So now over to Djokovic and Federer. These are the 2 players now expected to get in the way of Andy Murray. The Serb hasn’t let us down by cruising through his first 3 games with no trouble and looks on course to reach the final and possibly Wimbledon title number 2. Federer? Oh dear, a shock defeat in round 2 has put paid to any plans of an 8th Wimbledon title. This was his earliest Wimbledon exit since 2002 and happened against the world number 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky from Russia. Federer was beaten 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 7-6 (7-5) on a day when no fewer than 7 other players retired from the tournament through injury. This included Jo-Wilfried Tsonga meaning that most people will now expect the title to go to either Murray or Djokovic. However, this has been a bit of a surreal Wimbledon so don’t be surprised if more shocks occur.
You could say the women’s single’s hasn’t provided too many shocks because in recent years the number 1 position in the world has changed hands numerous times and no player has really emerged as the dominant force until very recently when Serena Williams has come back into the reckoning. The biggest shock though came in round 2 when 2nd seed Maria Sharapova was beaten by the Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito 6-3, 6-4.
As for controversies, there has been the usual sight of players arguing with Umpires but probably the main talking point has been the surfaces of some of the courts. Quite a few players have complained about the surface being slippery while officials at Wimbledon have refuted these allegations and claimed that there’s no difference to any other years. Maybe week 2 will give us more answers to these questions.
Football Fixtures 2013/2014 Season
We’re only in the middle of June and already the papers are buzzing about which team is going to buy which player, managers moving clubs and of course always on the look-out for a bit of scandal. Today’s big news is all the league fixtures for the next season have been released and listed below are the opening day’s fixtures.
Arsenal V Aston Villa
Chelsea V Hull
Crystal Palace V Tottenham
Liverpool V Stoke
Man City V Newcastle
Norwich V Everton
Sunderland V Fulham
Swansea V Man Utd
West Brom V Southampton
West Ham V Cardiff
Barnsley v Wigan
Birmingham v Watford
Bournemouth v Charlton
Burnley v Bolton
Derby v Blackburn
Doncaster v Blackpool
Leeds United v Brighton
Middlesbrough v Leicester
Millwall v Yeovil
Nottm Forest v Huddersfield
QPR v Sheff Wed
Reading v Ipswich
Bristol City v Bradford
Carlisle v Leyton Orient
Crawley v Coventry
Crewe v Rotherham
Gillingham v Colchester
Peterborough v Swindon
Port Vale v Brentford
Preston v Wolves
Sheff Utd v Notts County
Shrewsbury v MK Dons
Stevenage v Oldham
Walsall v Tranmere
Bury v Chesterfield
Cheltenham v Burton
Exeter v Bristol Rovers
Fleetwood v Dag & Red
Newport v Accrington
Portsmouth v Oxford Utd
Rochdale v Hartlepool
Scunthorpe v Mansfield
Southend v Plymouth
Torquay v Wimbledon
Wycombe v Morecambe
York v Northampton
Totally Locally Malton and Norton Fiverfest
The Trophy and Print Shop is part of the Totally Locally Malton and Norton campaign which aims to promote local business.
Totally Locally has been very successful in other regions of the UK over the last couple of years and the Malton and Norton campaign is due to be officially launched tomorrow (8th June 2013) with the local “fiverfest”. This entails participating retailers offering an item of their stock for sale at just £5. It’s thought that if everyone in the local area spent £5 with one of the local companies instead of the national chain shops, an estimated extra £2.5 million will enter the local economy. That’s a lot of money and a great boost too for Malton and Norton.
The Trophy and Print Shop are offering a beautiful bubble based crystal whisky tumbler for just £5.00 during this campaign which can be purchased from us in our shop at 30 Commercial Street, Norton. For more details, ring 01653 691535.
The Trophy and Print Shop are proud to be part of the Totally Locally Malton and Norton campaign.
Best Football Weekend 2013
May 12th and May13th 2013 will go down in history as one of the best football weekends of the 2012/2013 season for a number of reasons. Wigan Athletic beat Manchester City to win the FA Cup, Watford reached the Championship play-off final in dramatic style, Sir Alex Ferguson paid an emotional farewell to Old Trafford and Chapions League places are still up for grabs.
An historic FA Cup Final took place between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic where Wigan beat their illustrious opponents 1-0 to put their name on the famous trophy for the first time ever. Not only did they win as underdogs but thoroughly deserved their victory, looking like the better team from start of the game and holding their nerve to score a late winner.
To add insult to injury, City had Pablo Zabaletto sent off 6 minutes from time which no doubt gave Wigan extra belief that they could claim victory. And this they did in great style, with the 90 minutes up on the clock, substitute Ben Watson headed home a near post winner and sent the Wigan players, fans and board into ecstasy.
Wigan had begun the match with attacking intent and carried this through to the final whistle. manager Roberto Martinez had got his tactics right and his players never let the City players settle. They chased and harassed and for the full 95 minutes showed the hunger and desire that their opponents seemed unable to muster.
All in all, another memorable FA Cup final to match previous shock victories such as when Wimbledon beat Liverpool and Coventry beat Spurs. Now Wigan have a small matter of finding a way to beat Arsenal at the Emirates to give themselves a chance of avoiding relegation. can they come down from their high and focus enough to accomplish this feat? It won’t be easy but one thing is guaranteed, the players will give it their best shot. The do have the problem where the other teams around them had a good weekend making the Latic’s task much more onerous.
And what of the two managers? If the papers are to be believed it looks as though both will be moving on once the final curtain has drawn. City’s Mancini will be sacked for failing to provide any silverware including a lack-lustre showing in the Champions League and Martinez will move on to greater things, probably Everton. Martinez will be sorely missed by the Wigan fans, will Mancini be missed? Well probably, but the fans at City will have hoped for more during his tenure considering the amount of money that has been spent and the talent at their disposal.
Away from the FA Cup, there are still places to fight for in the Premier League and this again includes Wigan Athletic. As we speak they currently lie in 18th place therefore occupying the final relegation place and with 2 games left to play things aren’t looking good. This isn’t helped by their next game being away to Arsenal who have their own priorities towards the top of the league and their final game is at home against a resurgent Aston Villa. To make sure they survive, Wigan realistically have 2 win both of these games. Now here’s a scenario, if they win at Arsenal, they will be just 2 points behind Aston Villa. A win against them could send the Villa down if Sunderland get a decent result. Buoyed by their cup win, could Wigan do it? Maybe…just maybe.
Sunderland have left themselves some work to do. Their recent 2 matches have ended as 1-1 draws at home to Stoke and Southampton which were games they would really liked to have gained more points from, particularly after their 6-1 humiliation at Aston Villa. It will take time for Di Canio to make his mark on the club but he really needs to settle the nerves of his players especially with their final match being away to Spurs. Villa also need to take care, as mentioned earlier, if Wigan win at Arsenal then they have to avoid defeat in the final game to stay up.
Meanwhile, it’s all hotting up at the top. The third and fouth Champions League places are still up for grabs although Chelsea are looking good for third with their win at the weekend against Aston Villa. They do have a tricky final match against a strong Everton side and they have the small matter of Benfica to deal with before that.
Fourth place is going to be hotly contested between those two old North London rivals, Arsenal and Spurs. Spurs are currently ahead but Arsenal have a game in hand and if they beat Wigan on Tuesday then they leapfrog Spurs knowing that any kind of win at Newcastle on Sunday will put them into the Champions League once more. That would be very hard for the Spurs fans to take as a similar end to last season saw them pipped to the post by the Gunners.
As if all this wasn’t exciting enough, a remarkable game took place just north of London which saw Watford beat Leicester to go through to the Championship play-off final at Wembley. Leicester were awarded a debatable penalty in injury time but the Watford goalkeeper saved it and immediately launched a counter attack where Troy Deeney netted to claim victory for Watford with a 3-2 aggregate score over the two legs. Heartbreak for Leicester and ecstasy for Watford where their manager, Gianfranco Zola admits he ‘lost it’ during his on pitch celebrations. Save it mate, you’ve still got a game to go.
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Sir Alex Ferguson Retires as Manchester United Manager
It has been announced today by Manchester United that their manager, Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season and take up a role as a Director and Ambassador for the club. Whilst being manager at Old Trafford for the last 26 years, Sir Alex lead the club to a massive 38 football trophies and will go down in history as the clubs greatest manager and probably the greatest manager the game has ever known.
His impressive haul of football trophies includes 13 Premier League titles, 2 Champions League, 5 FA Cups and 4 League Cups and just 2 weeks ago the last of the Premier League titles was claimed with games to spare. In this time he has managed some of the greatest players of the last 20 years including Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Christiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Rio Ferdinand to name but a few.
Not only has he brought great success on the field, he has also created great stability for the club as a whole and has cemented United’s placed as one of the biggest clubs in the world with a huge global fan-base.
Of all the success he has brought to the club, probably his greatest achievement was leading United to their historic treble in 1999 when they won the Premier League, FA Cup and European Champions League. It is unlikely that an English team will ever match that achievement.
There is talk already of who will succeed Sir Alex and the 3 main front-runners are Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Jurgen Klopp. Whoever takes on the job will be in no doubt that they are filling massive shoes and the expectations will be very high.
Happy retirement Sir Alex.
World Snooker Championships
Last night the 2013 Snooker World Championship came to an end with a fabulous win by the ever entertaining Ronnie O’Sullivan who overcame Barry Hawkins by 18 frames to 12.
Even though the margin was 6 frames, the score doesn’t tell the full story as Hawkins showed he wasn’t just there to make up the numbers, he played some great snooker and pushed O’Sullivan all the way. However, O’Sullivan himself was in scintillating form and even though he didn’t display his super fast style, he did show what a solid performer he is now with quality safety play matched with his usual free flowing potting.
O’Sullivan also set a new record by being the first player to make 6 century breaks in the final and now only Ray Reardon, Steve Davis, and Stephen Hendry have won more titles in the modern era. O’Sullivan keeps hinting at retirement and then contradicts himself by saying he needs the money and will come back for more. Who knows? What we do know is that he has the talent and ability to get up there with the greats and maybe even overtake them.
All the talk is about the ‘Rocket’ but lets not forget Hawkins who started the tournament as an 80-1 shot and played some seriously good snooker to reach the final and showed no nerves whilst on the biggest stage. The world number 14 looked comfortable throughout the 2 week event and if he continues this form should be a top contender in the major events next season.
However, as is often the case, the lasting memory will be of O’Sullivan being one of the few players to successfully defend the world crown and being one of the most popular winners of all time. Well done Ronnie!
The semi-finals got underway today and first on the table was Ronnie O’Sullivan against Judd Trump, the latter being a 13-12 winner against Shaun Murphy the day before.
O’Sullivan began the match as favourite having so far cruised through his matches and raced off to a 4-1 lead with his usual blend of flare and smooth potting. Things were looking bad for Trump as any player knows it’s not good to let O’Sullivan get ahead. However, showing great resilience and nerve, the young man from Bristol came right back at O’Sullivan and the session finished 4 frames each. This leaves the match nicely poised and it’s looking as though we can look forward to match of high quality from both players.
There’s a lot of talk at the moment regarding Ronnie’s interview after his last match where he announced that this was going to be his last visit to the Crucible and will retire from the game within the next year. We’ve heard it all before and have to say we hope he doesn’t as he can clearly still compete at this level.
The BetFair World Snooker Championships 2013 are now into the 2nd week and there’s been no shortage of great play combined with shock exits.
Some of the big names to fall in the first week have included 4 times champion John Higgins, 2010 champion Neil Robertson, current world number 1 Mark Selby and the highly fancied Stephen Maguire. Of these, Selby’s exit is probably the biggest shock as he was highly tipped to take his first world crown.
This tournament also marks the return of the tile holder, Ronnie O’Sullivan who cruised comfortably through the first week and at the writing of this post is heading towards an easy victory against Stuart Bingham. O’Sullivan is showing no signs of being ring rusty and some of his snooker has been sublime, smooth and efficient. Vintage O’Sullivan.
Shaun Murphy is also looking strong, currently 6-2 ahead against Judd Trump and although you can’t say he cruised through his previous 2 matches, he is looking strong and one to watch out for. If the current trend continues then he’s likely to face O’Sullivan in the semi-final.
The revelation of the tournament so far has been Michael White who making his debut at the Crucible has comfortably seen off former champion Mark Williams and the entertaining Dechawat Poomjaeng. White is currently 6-2 behind to Ricky Walden. The 4th quarter final is being keenly fought between China’s Ding Junhui and England’s Barry Hawkins with the latter leading 5-3.
As usual, the tournament is living up to it’s reputation of showcasing top class snooker and whoever prevails will be a worth winner and get their hands on the most prestigious snooker trophy going.
Popular Football Trophy
We have been trading for many years now and football trophies have been one of the best selling categories of trophies by us which comes as no surprise considering the popularity of football in the UK.
We recently had a good look through our records to see which of the football trophies sold well and which didn’t. We were pleased to see that the vast majority of the trophies sold well but we noticed that over the last few years the Pinnacle Football Trophy is our best seller.
This trophy is available in 7 (yes 7) sizes ranging from 6″ tall to 18″ tall and the action figure itself set on the base is very life like. This trophy represents good value for money and you can tell just by looking that it makes a great award for any football occasion at any level. It will look good on any shelf or in any trophy cabinet.
As with most of our trophies, this one comes with free engraving up to a maximum of 60 characters and we offer great discounts on bulk orders.
Darts Leagues Presentations
We’re very busy at the moment getting orders ready for various darts leagues who are about to have their end of winter season presentation nights. Lots of different trophies are being ordered and a lot of the leagues we supply are ordering a lot of trophies, not that we’re complaining.
With all these trophies comes loads of engraving too, so we’re thankful that a few years ago we invested in computerised engraving machines to speed things along a bit. It helps that these machines produce top quality engraving too.
This year it looks like our Pinnacle 3 Darts Trophy is the most popular. We have to say, it is a nice trophy and with 4 sizes available at a great price, what’s not to like about it?
When we think back to when we first opened the Trophy and Print Shop, one of the local darts leagues became one of our very first customers. Happily, we’re still supplying them and have taken on many more darts leagues since from all over the UK. The internet has been a real help for us.
If you are looking for darts trophies with high quality engraving then why not call us now on 01653 691535 or look at our trophy selection on on the Trophies Plus website.
North Trades - Pre Christmas Promotion
The Trophy and Print Shop is proud to announce that we have joined forces with 17 other Norton traders in a pre christmas promotion with ends when the Christmas lights are switched on at the Derwent Arms on Friday 23rd November.
During the promotion, anyone making a purchase of £5 or more with the participating traders will have the opportunity to receive a free ticket for a draw to win the “Norton Hamper”. This hamper will be made up of items donated by the businesses involved.
The aim of this promotion is to encourage people to shop locally during the run up to Christmas as their are plenty of great products, services and bargains available from Norton businesses. The Trophy and Print Shop is a staunch supporter of Norton and it’s people.
The list of traders taking part in this promotion are:
- Trophy and Print Shop
- Corks and Cans
- The Derwent Arms
- Goody’s Hair & Beauty
- Fletcher’s Butchers
- Norton Joinery
- Norton Video
- Norton Aquaria
- Get Stuffed
- Beechams Chemist
- Jazz Hair Studio
- Country Warmth
- Norton Dry Cleaners
- Newsplus, Howe Road
- Miller’s Green Grocery and Florist
- Stuart Stead Fruit and Vegetables
- Next Steps
- Tyke 2000 petrol station
Bowling Trophies and Awards
Bowling Trophies from the Trophy and Print Shop
We supply and engrave bowling trophies for local clubs and competitions throughout the UK and have being doing for a number of years now. Our range of bowling trophies includes trophies for crown green bowling, ten pin bowling and petanque. We also have a number of fun trophies which are great for children and for more light hearted awards.
Please telephone us on 01653 691535 for more information on bowling trophies or go to the Trophies Plus website to make an online purchase.
Table Tennis Trophies
Table Tennis is one of those sports that can be played all year round as it is an indoor sport and is more popular during the winter season as people like to get outdoors more in the summer months. Table Tennis is popular for many reasons such as it’s accessibility to people of all ages and ability, all year round availability and low cost. As well as being great fun it is a brilliant sport for developing skill, hand to eye co-ordination and speed. Factored in with it’s social side, table tennis is a great all round sport.
For many years now the Trophy and Print Shop have been supplying local table tennis leagues from all over the UK with trophies and awards for many different competitions and our range of trophies will suit all budgets. Great discounts are available for larger orders as well as high quality trophy engraving.
Click here to purchase table tennis trophies online or telephone us on 01653 691535 with any questions you may have.
Badminton Trophies supplied and engraved by the Trophy and Print Shop.
Our range of badminton trophies are suitable for all standards of badminton and we have been supplying local leagues and competitions from all over the UK for a number of years now.
The range of trophies are suitable for all budgets and come with free trophy engraving up to 60 characters. They come in a number of different sizes and will look good on any shelf or mantelpiece. We offer great discounts on larger orders and excellent customer service.
Our badminton trophies are available to purchase online through the Trophies Plus website which services both the Trophy and Print Shop and Cameo Engraving.
We have been supplying squash trophies to squash leagues and individual players since we first opened our shop with many customers returning year after year.
We pride ourselves in providing a quality service to all of our squash customers which has helped us to supply trophies to squash clubs and players throughout the UK. Free trophy engraving is available on all of our squash trophies.
We are able to provide these trophies and awards to all levels of squash from local amateur and junior players through to the higher levels of squash competitions.
Please use our online ordering facility here to purchase your squash trophies or feel free to telephone us with any questions.
Olympic Torch Engraving
A customer today brought in an Olympic Torch to be engraved and will be used as a school trophy.
Great to get our hands on one and provide some quality engraving and very kind of the owner to donate to their local school. The torch was actually brought into our shop in York – Cameo Engraving.
Information about the range of tennis trophies supplied and engraved by the Trophy and Print Shop.
The Trophy and Print Shop have been supplying tennis trophies to clubs, schools and individuals for many years. Our customers come from throughout the UK and we always like to assist in choosing the right tennis trophy as well as provide a high standard of engraving.
We have a wonderful range of motorsports trophies which easily covers most motorsports be it on 2 wheels or 4 wheels and this range includes chequered flags and victory style trophies.
Over the years we have supplied a lot of motorsports clubs with trophies and have built a very close working relationship with them. Just recently we’ve had a very nice recommendation posted on our Facebook Page from Whitby Motorcross Club and we look forward to building more good relationships in the future.
For many years now we have been supplying pool trophies to leagues and individuals throughout the UK.
We first started supplying the local pool leagues in Malton and the surrounding areas of North Yorkshire and then over the years we gained more customers through word of mouth, advertising and of course the website.
We have some great customers who have come back to us year after year and we feel this is because we always offer a high level of customer service, efficiency, quality trophy engraving and of course the quality of the trophies themselves.
Click here to buy your pool trophies online or telephone us on 01653 691535 with any questions you may have.
Great range of quality snooker trophies supplied to snooker clubs, leagues and individual players throughout the UK.
We have been supplying snooker trophies for many years now with many local leagues coming back to us year after year due to our great customer service and range of trophies.
Click here: SNOOKER TROPHIES to view our range of snooker trophies.
Fabulous range of darts trophies supplied by the Trophy and Print Shop.
Available in many sizes and with free engraving available, these darts trophy are ideal for all levels of darts competitions from local amateur leagues to national tournaments. Will look good in any trophy cabinet.
For more details on our range of darts trophies and to purchase online, please click here: Darts Trophies
Our range of cricket trophies includes resin cricket player figures, cricket ball trophies and other cricket awards. Free engraving available on every cricket trophy requiring an engraving plate (up to 60 characters).
Click here: CRICKET TROPHIES to view our full range of cricket trophies.
Golf Trophies For Sale.
From here you will be able to view our large selection of golf trophies. We have golf trophies for all occassions from high end trophies worthy of golf club presentations to the more informal golf society day out.
You can view the most popular golf trophies by viewing the Golf Best Sellers which speaks for itself as these have been very popular over the years.
If you are looking for something more on the higher end then why not take a look at our Golf Cups and Claret Jugs. In this section there is a selection of claret jugs and silver plated golf trophies.
For the society golfers we have found that the longest drive and Nearest the Pin awards are very popular and always good to play for. For those of you looking for something a little different then why not have a look at the Crystal Golf Trophies. These look good anyone’s home.
Free engraving on all golf trophies requiring an engraving plate. Extra charges occur with engraving directly onto the golf trophies.
Click here: GOLF TROPHIES to view our full range of golf troophies.
The Trophy and Print Shop’s range of rugby trophies.
Our range of rugby trophies is suitable for any rugby occasion at all levels from professional standard to smaller local league and junior rugby.
We have a number of rugby figure trophies, rugby balls, female rugby figures and more general awards and medals and trophies for any budget. Many of these come with free trophy engraving.
Click here: RUGBY TROPHIES to view our great range of rugby trophies.
Football Trophies and Medals
If you are looking for end of season quality football trophies then this is the place to be. We have a large range of football trophies with free engraving available where an engraving plate is required. (up to 60 characters). Many different types of football trophies including football trophies for kids, football boot trophies and football figure trophies.
We supply football trophies to both senior and junior football clubs and leagues all over the UK. Big discounts are available, (please see Discounts and Deliveries page for details).
Whatever your occasion and budget we can supply football trophies for you. Please take a look through the categories below, and if you have any questions please ask.
Click here: FOOTBALL TROPHIES to view our full range of football trophies.
York City Double Football Trophy Winners 2012
York City FC are back in the football league after an 8 year absence thanks to a sensational Blue Square Bet Premier League play-off victory at Wembley against Luton Town on Saturday. This comes only a week after they were also victorious in the final of the FA Trophy against Newport County meaning they were able to show off 2 football trophies.
On Monday night The Minstermen took part in an open-top bus parade through York city centre which started at their ground – Bootham Crescent – and worked it’s way through York until they finally reached the Mansion House.
Literally thousands of people were there to welcome the team, we know because we were there, and what an atmosphere.
As if the joy wasn’t enough, the club are also celebrating the fact that they have been given approval for a new 6,000-seater stadium at Monks Cross.
Being trophy people we are glad to see that the FA Trophy and the play-off trophy are getting some exposure, often playing second fiddle to their illustrious cousins the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League trophies. What’s even more exciting is these 2 trophies are now going to reside in our local area for the next year.
The Trophy and Print Shop would like to offer congratulations to Gary Mills and his team and all the staff at York City. We are very much looking forward to the new season and wish the club all the best for what’s promising to be an exciting future back where they belong.
Golf Trophies - Ideal for Golf Clubs and Golf Societies and Corporate Days
Just added even more Golf Trophies, these are great for any golf competitions and corporate golf days.
Collect Trophies at Cameo Engraving in York
With the merger of The Trophy & Print Shop and Cameo Engraving Co. you can now place your order online on the TrophiesPlus website and then choose to have your order delivered to your door, or collect in store at either The Trophy and Print Shop in Norton or Cameo Engraving Co. in York.