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Franklin Cook Cup Grid Testing

2023 Dallas, Texas, ‘Lucky Dragon’, AB, Richard Tasco
Lucky Dragon
2022 Las Cruces, New Mexico, ‘Perry Dyer’, AB, Paul Black
Perry Dyer
2019 San Ramon, California, ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’, TB, Paul Black
Rise Like A Phoenix
2018 New Orleans, Louisiana, ‘Watermelon Wizard’, LA, Joseph Musacchia
Watermelon Wizard
2017 Des Moines, Iowa, ‘Heart of Hearts’, AB, Paul Black
Heart Of Hearts
2016 Newark, New Jersey, TIE, ‘Honky Tonk Rumble’, TB, Hooker Nichols
Honky Tonk Rumble
2016 Newark, New Jersey, TIE, ‘Three Part Harmony’, TB, Paul Black
Three Part Harmony
2015 Portland, Oregon, ‘Swans In Flight’, SIB, Robert Hollingworth
Swans In Flight
2014 Dallas, Texas, ‘Bahama Blues’, IB, Michael Sutton
Double Platinum
2013 Dallas, Texas, ‘Double Platinum’, TB, Joseph Ghio
Double Platinum
2012 Ontario, California, ‘Greatest Show On Earth’, TB, Frederick Kerr
Greatest Show On Earth
2011 Victoria, British Columbia, ‘Ginger Twist’, SIB, Marty Schafer & Jan Sacks
Ginger Twist
2010 Madison, Wisconsin, ‘Tree Of Songs’, SIB, Marty Schafer & Jan Sacks
Tree Of Songs
2009 Kansas City, Missouri, ‘Whoopsidaisy’, BB, Jim Hedgecock
2008 Austin, Texas, ‘Gypsy Lord’, TB, Keith Keppel
Gypsy Lord
2007 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ‘Florentine Silk’, TB, Keith Keppel
Florentine Silk
2006 Portland, Oregon, ‘Sailor's Dream’, MTB, Kenneth Fisher
2005 St. Louis, Missouri, ‘Queen's Circle’, TB, Frederick Kerr
2004 Fresno, California, ‘Paul Black’, TB, Thomas Johnson
Paul Black
2003 Falls Church, Virginia, ‘Splashacata’, TB, Richard Tasco
2002 Memphhis, Tennessee, ‘Starring’, TB, Joseph Ghio
2001 York, Pennsylvania, ‘Queen's Circle’, TB, Frederick Kerr
2000 Dallas, Texas, ‘Penny Lane’, TB, Larry Lauer
Penny Lane
1999 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ‘Uncle Charlie’, TB, Donald Spoon
Uncle Charlie
1998 Denver Colorado, ‘Pond Lily’, TB, Evelyn Jones
Pond Lily
1997 Dearborn, Michigan, ‘Vavoom’, SDB, Allan Ensminger
1996, Sacramento, California, ‘Yaquina Blue’, TB, Schreiner
Yaquina Blue
1995 York, Pennsylvania, ‘Bangles’, MTB, Lynda Miller
1994 Portland, Oregon, ‘Strawberry Fair’, SIB, Robert Hollingworth
Strawberry Fair
1993 Fort Worth, Texas, ‘Quito’, TB, Joseph Ghio
1992 Atlanta, Georgia, ‘Snow Burst’, TB, Bernard Hamner
Snow Burst
1991 Washington, D. C., ‘Dusky Challenger’, TB, Schreiner
Dusky Challenger
1990 Omaha, Nebraska, ‘Rustler’, TB, Keith Keppel
1989 Memphis, Tennessee, ‘Peach Bisque’, TB, Maryott's Garden
Peach Bisque
1988 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ‘Bumblebee Deelite’, MTB, Jack & Glenda Norrick
Bumblebee Deelite
1987 Phoenix, Arizona, ‘Autograph’, TB, Walter Luihn
1986 San Jose, California, ‘Dusky Challenger’, TB, Schreiner
Dusky Challenger
1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, ‘Silver Years’, TB, Ben Hager
Silver Years
1984 Seattle, Washington, ‘Serene’, TB, Glenn Corlew
1983 Boston, Massachusetts, ‘Wedding Candles’, TB, Schreiner
Wedding Candles
1982 Denver, Colorado, ‘Ruffled Ballet’, TB, Elvan Roderick
Ruffled Ballet
1981 St. Louis, Missouri, ‘Leda's Lover’, TB, Ben Hager
1980 Tulsa, Oklahoma, ‘Sunrise Sunset’, TB, Bryce Williamson
Sunrise Sunset
1979 Huntsville, Alabama, ‘Sugar Tree’, TB, William Bledsoe
Sugar Tree
1978 San Jose, California, ‘Feminine Charm’, TB, Evelyn Kegerise
Feminine Charm
1977 Memphis, Tennessee, ‘Penny A Pinch’, TB, Winfield W. Steinhauer
Penny A Pinch
1976 Lansing, Mihcigan, ‘Blushing Lemon’, TB, Jack Boushay
Blushing Lemon
1975 San Diego, California, ‘White Lightning’, TB, Joseph Gatty
White Lightning
1974 Roanoke, Virginia, ‘Queen Of Hearts’, TB, Opal Brown
Queen Of Hearts
1973 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ‘Shipshape’, TB, Sanford Babson
1972 Portland Oregon, ‘Hi Top’, TB, Frederick Knocke
Hi Top
1971 Wichita, Kansas, ‘Newly Rich’, TB, Steve Varner
Newly Rich
1970 New York City, New York, ‘Pink Taffeta’, TB, Nate Rudolph
1969 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ‘Night Heron’, TB, James Tucker
Night Heron
Tie, 1968 Berkeley, California, ‘Flight Of Angels’, TB, Collie Terrrell
Flight Of Angels
Tie, 1968 Berkeley, California, ‘Cup Race’, TB, Stedman Buttrick
Cup Race
1967 Denver, Colorado, ‘Fuji's Mantle’, TB, Schreiner
1966 Newark, New Jersey, ‘Stepping Out’, TB, Schreiner
Stepping Out

This award was established by Dr. Franklin Cook during his time as AIS president in 1947 and was originally known as the President’s Cup. Then in 1952, it was renamed the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup. From 1947 through 1965, there were no restrictions concerning the geographical origination of irises eligible for the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup until 1966 when the current President’s Cup was established and first awarded.

1965 Memphis, Tennessee, ‘Leo Haven’, TB, Serlena Reynolds
Leo Haven
1964 Chicago, Illinois, ‘Bright Sails’, TB, Richard Goodman
Bright Sails
1963 Denver, Colorado, ‘Aspenglow’, TB, Dr. P. A. Loomis
1962 Kansas City, Missouri, ‘Millionaire’, TB, Roy Brizendine
1961 Newark, New Jersey, ‘Friendship’, TB, Joseph Gatty
1960 Portland, Oregon, ‘Violet Hills’, TB, Fred DeForest
Violet Hills
1959 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ‘Lady Rogers’, TB, Guy Rogers
Lady Rogers
1958 Syracuse, New York, ‘Patrician’, TB, Harry Francis Hall
1957 Memphis, Tennessee, ‘Foxfire’, TB, Edwin Fox
1956 Los Angeles, California, ‘White Peacock’, TB, Mrs. D. Pattison
White Peacock

The Franklin Cook Memorial Cup originated in 1947 as the President’s Cup and was awarded as the President's Cup from 1947 thru 1955. Following the death of Dr. Cook, the AIS Board Of Directors changed the name of the award from the President’s Cup to the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup.

1955 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, ‘Algiers’, TB, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bickle
1954 Salt Lake City, Utah, ‘Pink Fulfillment’, TB, Tel Muhlestein
Pink Fulfillment
1953 Boston, Massachusetts, ‘Violet Harmony’, TB, Edith Lowry
Violet Harmony
1952 St. Louis, Missouri, ‘Bellerive’, TB, Cliff Benson
1951 Shreveport, Louisiana, ‘Royal Gem’, LA, Sally Smith
Royal Gem
1950 Sioux City, Iowa, ‘Blue Rhythm’, TB, Mrs. C. Whitting
Blue Rhythm
1949 Portland, Oregon, ‘Sunset Blaze’, TB, Rudolph Kleinsorge
Sunset Blaze
1948 Nashville, Tennessee, ‘Amandine’, TB, Geddes Douglas
1947 Chicago, Illinois, ‘Zantha’, TB, Orville Fay
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