Prior to 2010, this trophy was awarded on the basis of competition in the Manitoba Soaring Championships for novice pilots with less than 15 hours in command and who have not been checked out for cross country flying.  Pilots were judged on a prescribed flying routine.  Presented by Helen Tinkler in 1987.

In 2010, the Manitoba Soaring Council changed the rules for the MSC Jeff Tinkler Memorial Trophy to match the revised CDNC OLC Classic Novice Class competition and the SAC 200 Novice Trophy rules.  A Novice is defined as a pilot with 200 hours or less as Pilot-In-Command (P1) in gliders at the start of the OLC scoring season.  Starting in 2010, the Jeff Tinkler Trophy is presented to the MSC OLC Plus Novice Class Contest winner. 

 

Winners
Year Pilot
2009 Novice competition not held
2008 Novice competition not held
2007  Novice competition not held
2006  Novice competition not held
2005 Novice competition not held
2004 Novice competition not held
2003 Novice competition not held
2002 Novice competition not held
2001 Novice competition not held
2000 Novice competition not held
1999 Novice competition not held
1998 Novice competition not held
1997 Novice competition not held
1996 Andrzej Konarzewksi
1995 Novice competition not held
1994 Novice competition not held
1993 Novice competition not held
1992 Novice competition not held
1991 Seth Myers
1990 Patricia Cobb
1989 Bruce Walzer
1988 Bruce Walzer
1987 Ted Wiens