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The Walther Cup

Walther Cup

Fred and Barbara Walther Cup
Awarded annually by The American Iris Society to the originator of the iris variety that received the greatest number of votes in the Honorable Mention (HM) award balloting, regardless of classification. All classifications of irises are eligible.

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List of Walther Cup winners:
'Bright And Shining Star' TB
2022 - Paul Black
'Perry Dyer' AB
2019 - Paul Black
'Black Lipstick' TB
2018 - Keith Keppel
'Moose Tracks' MTB
2017 - Lynda Miller
'Good Morning Sunshine' TB
2016 - Thomas Johnson
'Desert Snow' AB
2015 - Paul Black
'Holiday In Mexico' MTB
2014 - Riley Probst
'Judy Judy Judy' Sib
2013 - Robert Hollingworth
'Ginger Twist' Sib
2012 - Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks
'Star In The Night' IB
2011 - Paul Black
'Eye Of The Tiger' SDB
2010 - Paul Black
'Bundle Of Love' BB
2009 - Paul Black
'Bluebeard's Ghost' SDB
2008 - Paul Black
'Florentine Silk' TB
2007 - Keith Keppel
'Decadence' TB
2006 - Barry Blyth
'Paul Black' TB
2005 - Thomas Johnson
'Cat's Eye' SDB
2004 - Paul Black
'Delirium' IB
2003 - Marky Smith
'Happenstance' TB
2002 - Keith Keppel
'Starwoman' - IB
2001 - Marky Smith
'Midnight Oil' TB
2000 - Keith Keppel
'Diabolique' TB
1999 - Schreiner
'Protocol' IB
1998 - Keith Keppel
'Fancy Woman' TB
1997 - Keith Keppel
'Feature Attraction' TB
1996 - Schreiner
'Boogie Woogie' TB
1995 - Hooker Nichols
'Hello Darkness' TB
1994 - Schreiner
'Tennessee Gentleman' TB
1993 - Sterling Innerst
'Shaker's Prayer' SIB
1992 - Carol Warner
'Frosted Velvet' MTB
1991 - Kenneth Fisher
'Honky Tonk Blues' TB
1990 - Schreiner
'Silverado' TB
1989 - Schreiner
'Edith Wolford' TB
1988 - Ben Hager
'Chico Maid' TB
1987 - Walter Luihn
'Aachen Elf' MTB
1986 - Lois Kennedy
'Peccadillo' BB
1985 - Keith Keppel
'Bubbling Over' TB
1984 - Joseph Ghio
'Broadway' TB
1983 - Keith Keppel
'Leda's Lover' TB
1982 - Ben Hager
'Beverly Sills' TB
1981 - Ben Hager
'Gypsy Wings' BB
1980 - Melba Hamblen
'Sugar Tree' BB
1979 - William Bledsoe

The Walther Cup was awarded during the years 1971 to 1978 to the Iris receiving the most votes in the Judges' Choice balloting. 'Ann Chowning' LA (Frank Chowning): 179 votes, was the last Iris to receive the Walther Cup from the Judges' Choice balloting. Award of the Walther Cup changed to the Iris receiving the highest number of votes in the Honorable Mention Award section of the offical ballot. Although not mentioned in the 1979 AIS Awards results, ‘Sugar Tree’ TB (William Bledsoe): 87 votes, received the most Honorable Mention votes and should have been noted as the first Walther Cup winner under the newly adopted recommendation.

'Ann Chowning' LA
1978 - Frank Chowning
'Brown Lasso' BB
1977 - Eugene Buckles
'Queen Of Hearts' TB
1976 - Nate Rudolph
'Queen Of Hearts' TB
1975 - Nate Rudolph
'Lemon Mist' TB
1974 - Nate Rudolph
'Post Time' TB
1973 - Schreiner
'Kilt Lilt' TB
1972 - James Gibson
'Raspberry Ripples' TB
1971 - O. David Niswonger


 

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