The Doorstop

The Doorstop Trophy was introduced in 1993 and is awarded to the “Swimmer of the Meet” after each competition where 5 or more Mid Sussex Masters have competed. It is awarded for the best performance in the opinion of the holder who may use whatever criteria he/she wishes.

2015 Doorstop Holders

Date Competition Holder Citation
19th January 2015 UK Cold Water Championships Richard Arthur – Tim
31st January-1st February 2015 SER Long Course Championships Sarah Moore For swimming a Long Course 200m fly   – Richard
10th May 2015 Eastbourne Open Judith McKerchar For supporting the team although not feeling well. -Sarah
12th-14th June 2015 GB Long Course Championships Kathy Bidnall A British Record for the 200m Backstroke. – Judith
. – Kathy


2014 Doorstop Holders

Date Competition Holder Citation
1st & 2nd February 2014 SER Long Course Championship Sue Bull Well done, Sue, on your Backstroke PB. – Mike
1st March 2014 Bracknell Open Kathy Bidnall I am passing the Doorstop on to Kathy Bidnall, for her team management and continuing good results. – Sue
18th May 2014 Eastbourne Open Ann Gale Well done, Ann. – Kathy
21st September 2014 Sussex Championships Mary Johnson Well done, Mary. – Ann
5th October 2014 SER Short Course Championship Graham Lock Graham’s good swims included a new club record. Well done, Graham. – Mary
24th -26th October 2014 ASA Short Course Championship Sarah Moore Sarah broke 5 club records in her first major masters meet. Well done.  – Graham
1st December 2014 Inter-Counties Tim Fraser – Sarah


2013 Doorstop Holders

Date Competition Holder Citation
December 2013 ASA T30 Mike Nelson Congratulations on the distance, MikeJudith
8th December 2013 Sussex Masters Judith McKerchar her many victories including some outside her comfort zone, including one backstroke and two fly. Well doneSteve
17th November 2013 Inter-counties Steve Braine A lovely fly leg in two relays – great to see Steve back swimming so wellAlison
25th-27th October 2013 ASA Short Course Nationals Alison Gwynn A medal in all 6 events and gold in the 100m IMCharlie
20th October 2013 Mid Sussex Marlins Jokers Gala Charlotte Woodman First in both your individual events – Well doneLiz
5th October 2013 SER Short Course Open Meet Liz Griffin-Hind Well done, Liz – Two Golds and a club record. Alison
1st-8th September 2013 European Masters Championships Alison Gwynn A Gold, two Silvers, a Bronze and Three club record. Well Swum.Jenny
29th June 2013 Rushmoor Royals Open Meet Jenny Dean Well done, Jenny - Two Golds and a club record. Martin
14th-15th June 2013 GB Long Course Martin Trott For organising the relays and hotel. Sue
19th May 2013 Eastbourne Open Sue Bull Sue achieved several PB’s – well done, your hard work is paying offKathy
2nd March 2013 Bracknall Open Kathy Bidnall Kathy set a new 200m IM record, breaking the previous record set in 1997David
Feb 2013 SER Long Course David Hayes David set a new club record by knocking 9 seconds off his time on the 200m Backstroke – Well done David Sarah