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
Special Football Club FREE Prize Draw
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.
Win this massive football trophy in our Free Draw
Quality Engraved Crystal Awards
Quality Engraved Crystal and Glass 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.
crystal shooting star
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.
facetted octagon award
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.
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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 Ashes 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.