Cups and Medals

Updated : August 5, 2019

Rangoon University Boat Club

In the early days, RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club) used to award cups to the winning teams.

The President of the Union of Burma donated the “President’s Challenge Cup for Inter-Club Eights.” In the inaugural competition, RUBC beat the combined team of Calcutta Lake Club and Calcutta University Rowing Club.

The Prime Minister of the Union of Burma donated the “Prime Minister’s Challenge Cup for Inter-Club Fours.”

The Challenge Cups are listed in the commemorative issue for the 90th Anniversary for the founding of RUBC.

Sir Arthur Eggar donated a Pewter Cup for the Senior Novices. The Senior Novice Winners receive a brooch.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in the latter days. For obvious reasons, the medals are plated.

P. Orr Tun Yin was a primary supplier of the cups and medals. U Hla Din and sons became the secondary source.


For World Cup, there was Jules Rimet Trophy.

For soccer in Burma, there was “Dunlop Shield (Daing)”

Number of Medals

In some competitions, the two losing semi-finalists are awarded Joint Third prize. So, the number of bronze medals can be higher than the number of gold medals.

Due to the introduction of tie-breakers in most sports, we rarely have joint champions.

In a few instances (e.g. the clock cannot discriminate the two winners), two gold medals were awarded to the joint champions.

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