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The '''Dewar Live Bird Trophy''', presented by the firm of [[Dewar's|John Dewar]] & Sons, was a silver [[loving cup]] for competition among trap shooters residing in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, excluding those who were manufacturers’ agents or considered professionals. The event was a handicap contest where shooters stood from 25 to 30 yards rise (distance) and the contests where held once a month until June, 1902, after which the cup became the [[personal property]] of the man having won it the greatest number of times. The first contest took place at [[Interstate Park]] on June 20, 1900.
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The '''Dewar Live Bird Trophy''', presented by the firm of [[Dewar's|John Dewar]] & Sons, was a silver [[loving cup]] for competition among trap shooters residing in [[New York]], [[New Jersey]], [[Pennsylvania]] and [[Connecticut]], excluding those who were manufacturers’ agents or considered professionals. The event was a handicap contest where shooters stood from 25 to 30 yards rise (distance) and the contests where held once a month until June, 1902, after which the cup became the [[personal property]] of the man having won it the greatest number of times. The first contest took place at [[Interstate Park]] on June 20, 1900.
   
 
At each contest the entrance fee was $5, and the winner received the entire amount, provided the amount did not exceed $25. All monies above $25 was paid out by shoot management in a division percentage system. The conditions of each contest was at 25 live birds, the cost of the birds being added to the entrance fee. The Manager of Interstate Park was Tom Morfey and he was in charge of all of the contests.<ref>Brooklyn Eagle, June 5, 1900, page 16</ref>
 
At each contest the entrance fee was $5, and the winner received the entire amount, provided the amount did not exceed $25. All monies above $25 was paid out by shoot management in a division percentage system. The conditions of each contest was at 25 live birds, the cost of the birds being added to the entrance fee. The Manager of Interstate Park was Tom Morfey and he was in charge of all of the contests.<ref>Brooklyn Eagle, June 5, 1900, page 16</ref>

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