The Current Trophy as delivered by Amlin, was commissioned in 2002 and first delivered that season, this was commissioned by ERC and designed by Asprey's of London; the best in craftsmanship, design and materials design represent a continuation of a great tradition, blending experience with a spirit of artistic adventure to take the craft forward. A shallow cup atop a long shaft, designed to allow winners to hold single handily, triumphantly aloft in victory. It's narrow handles give this trophy a unique visual identity.
The tournament currently known as the Amlin Challenge Cup, initially developed into being, as a tournament in the 1996/97 season.
The original name of the tournament was the European Conference (1996/98).
It was then renamed the European Shield (1998/2001) before being re-titled the European Challenge Cup (2001/09).
Parker Pen Sponsored both the Challenge Cup & the Shield trophies in the early part of the first decade of this century.
In the years 2002/05 a third tier tournament was created which took over the title of European Shield. This was contested between the first round losers from the European Challenge Cup.
1996/98 - European Conference
1998/01 - European Shield
2001/09 - European Challenge Cup & 2002/05 European Shield - (Two Tiered Tournament)
2009..... - Amlin Challenge Cup