Shows held in the Brinkburn Community Centre,  Harton Lane,  South Shields

( 2008 & Earlier)

 

As we had very much hoped, for the North East National  2008 brought the sprouting of what may have been the first “seeds of recovery” in the response received from fanciers both local and ‘across the border, this year.

Last year’s total entry of 521 was boosted by something above 9%, the increase in exhibitors also being of a similar figure, so that the total of 45 exhibitors gave us something in the region of 575 exhibits.

      Happily, of this total, only around 80 birds failed to arrive – two exhibitors being unable to send their teams, so the overall benched entry was around, or just under, the 500 mark – to be confirmed by judges’ returns.

      This was once again a very happy show, boosted by a number of factors. Firstly, there was the band of helpers, locally and ‘travelling’ exhibitors, who decided to ‘make a day of it’ at the show, and thus ensured that the judges were kept well supplied and their needs attended to. Then there was the fact that the judging team were able to complete their work in good time for the opening of the show – our thanks to them for a job well done. Among the exhibitors, we welcomed old friends, who have not been able to show with us in recent years, giving us that essential boost to our already rising spirits. Then of course, the stalwarts who help with the show year in and year out and give us the necessary basis for planning next year’s event. And the ladies and one gent (including the wife and parents of the Patronage Secretary)-- once again they kept us extremely well ‘fed and watered’ throughout the show, and thus kept us all ‘in good fettle’.

 The North East National has always made one boast of itself—that its main policy is to provide a happy show and meeting place for all fanciers, near and far of all , and this appeared to be felt by the folk who attended this event, judging by the many smiling faces which were to be observed. It is, of course, the visitors who provide this atmosphere, and we thank them for their great contribution to the show

         Finally, it was particularly pleasing to note that members who have joined Sunderland BS very recently turned up in strength to play an essential part in the running of the show. Happily, each of them capped there excellent work by returning very good result with their individual show teams: all this augurs well for succeeding years!

        As to the show results, this was distinctly a Charlie Bowman benefit – it was certainly his year!  He ‘swept the boards’, taking Best Any Age and Best in Show with his excellent Dark Green Cock, then also annexing the Best Young Bird specials with his much admired young Cinnamon hen. Not content with these, he was also well into the specials in both the Any Age and Young Bird Sections with other members of his show team, taking a total of four Best of Colour awards. Our congratulations go to him on his success!

 Among other results, it was good to see that both our Junior exhibitors this year had excellent results when pitted against their elders!  Charlotte Forrest took the Albino certificate with her robustly attractive Adult Hen, while Lewis Murray grabbed the Greygreen certificate from his father, Andy, who was second in the line-up.

        It was also noted that none of our enthusiastic friends from Scotland went away from the show empty handed and were well among the Colour and section awards. We hope that we will see them again next year

MAJOR AWARDS

BEST IN SHOW  - C L Bowman’s Dark Green Cock

BEST YOUNG BIRD IN SHOW  - C L Bowman’s Cinnamon Light Green Hen

BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW – P Redford’s Cinnamon Hen

BEST OPPOSITE SEX YOUNG BIRD IN SHOW  -  C L Bowman’s Opaline Green Cock 

 COLOUR AWARDS

 NORMAL GREEN  Best of Colour  C L Bowman’s Dark Green Cock, 2nd  L Pennick’s Dark Green Cock, 3rd K Tart’s Light Green Cock (Best Young Bird), 4th A Murray’s Light Green Cock,  5th A Jennings’ Light Green Cock,  6th  P Redford (Best Opp Sex of Colour), 7th A Jennings  , 8th   L Pennick

 NORMAL BLUE Best of Colour  C L Bowman’s Cobalt Cock,  2nd L Pennick’s Blue Cock, 3rd  Miss C Forrest’s Blue Cock 4th B Verity, 5th  C L Bowman (Best Young Bird) 6th K Thompson  7th K Winter(Best Opp Sex of Colour) , 8th L Murray

 GREYGREEN  Best of Colour L Murray’s  Greygreen Cock   2nd  A Murray’s Greygreen Cock  , 3rd  B M Illingworth , 4th I Cuthbertson  , 5th K Tart (Best Young Bird & Best Opp Sex of Colour)  6th D Creighton  7th C L Bowman , 8th Marshall & Shotton

GREY  Best of Colour Rowell & Heighton’s Grey Cock, 2nd  R Thwaite  , 3rd  Herring Bros (Best Young Bird & Best Opp Sex of Colour) , 4th  C L Bowman , 5th K Winter   6th  B Verity 7th I Cuthbertson , 8th A Verity

 OPALINE GREEN  Best of Colour C L Bowman (Best Young Bird)  2nd Rogerson Bros (Best Any Age)  , 3rd I Cuthbertson  , 4th I Cuthbertson  , 5th G Lawrence  (Best Opp Sex of Colour) 6th W M Brown,  7th G Garcia , 8th  L Murray

 OPALINE BLUE Best of Colour Conlin & Cook’s Opaline Grey Cock, 2nd  L Pennick (Best Opp Sex of Colour)  , 3rd  G Lawrence , 4th  G Lawrence , 5th   R Fairhurst 6th C L Bowman (Best Young Bird)  7th Herring Bros , 8th  W Winn

 CINNAMON Best of Colour Rowell & Heighton’s Cinnamon Greygreen Cock, 2nd C L Bowman (Best Young Bird & Best Opp Sex of Colour), 3rd P Redford  , 4th R Fairhurst  , 5th   R Thwaite, 6th P Redford  7th Mrs H Dickie , 8th I Cuthbertson

OPALINE CINNAMON Best of Colour K Tart’s Opaline Greygreen Cock, 2nd Herring Bros (Best Opp Sex of Colour)    , 3rd  K Thompson , 4th A Murray (Best Young Bird)  , 5th   I Cuthbertson 6th A Jennings  7th G Lawrence , 8th R Fairhurst

LUTINO Best of Colour V Scott’s Lutino Cock 2nd  R & B Blakemore  , 3rd A Brown  (Best Opp Sex of Colour), 4th A Brown (Best Young Bird)  , 5th  A Forrest  6th  Marshall & Shotton 7th Conlin & Cook , 8th Mrs A M Carr

 ALBINO Best of Colour Miss C Forrest’s Adult Hen,  2nd  Marshall & Shotton (Best Young Bird)  , 3rd  Conlin & Cook (Best Opp Sex of Colour), 4th Herring Bros  , 5th Herring Bros,   6th J Kimber, 7th  R Toon , 8th J Kimber

 YELLOW WING Best of Colour Marshall & Shotton,  2nd  W A Kyle (Best Young Bird)  , 3rd W A Kyle  , 4th W Orr (Best Opp Sex of Colour)  , 5th W Orr,   6th  W Orr, 7th W Orr

WHITE WING Best of Colour W Orr, 2nd  Marshall & Shotton (Best Opp Sex of Colour)  , 3rd W A Kyle  , 4th Marshall & Shotton (Best Young Bird), 5th  Mrs H Dickie,  6th Mrs H Dickie,  7th W Orr , 8th W A Kyle

CREST OR TUFT Best of Colour A Brown, 2nd  A Brown (Best Young Bird & Best Opp Sex of Colour)

 SPANGLE Best of Colour L Pennick’s Cobalt Cock 2nd K Thompson  (Best Young Bird)  , 3rd  J Kimber , 4th  P Redford , 5th L Pennick,   6th  L Pennick (Best Opp Sex of Colour), 7th R Thwaite , 8th Rowell & Heighton

DOMINANT PIED Best of Colour C L Bowman 2nd  C L Bowman (Best Young Bird)   , 3rd  D Lowes' (Best Opp Sex of Colour), 4th D Lowes  , 5th K Thompson   6th Miss C Forrest  7th Conlin & Cook , 8th  C Redden

RECESSIVE PIED Best of Colour Marshall & Shotton’s Cobalt Cock 2nd Marshall & Shotton’s Cobalt Hen  (Best Opp Sex of Colour), 3rd Marshall & Shotton’s Dark Green Cock (Best Young Bird)  , 4th D Lowes’ Violet Cock  , 5th  W M Brown’s Dark Green Cock

 YELLOWFACE Best of Colour K Tart's Skyblue Cock (Best Young Bird) , 2nd R Toon’s Skyblue Hen (Best Any Age & Best Opp Sex of Colour) , 3rd  R Toon’s Grey Cock , 4th Mrs H Dickie’s Albino Hen  , 5th W Winn’s Albino Hen   6th R Fairhurst  7th W Winn

RARE Best of Colour Mrs H Dickie’s Clearbody Greygreen (Best Young Bird)  2nd  Mrs H Dickie’s Clearbody Grey (Best Any Age)  , 3rd W M Brown’s Clearbody Grey (Best Opp Sex of Colour)  , 4th A Brown’s Clearbody Light Green Hen , 5th Mrs A M Carr’s Slate Hen   6th   7th A Brown’s Clearbody Light Green Cock

ANY OTHER COLOUR Best of Colour K Tart's Grey White Hen (Best Young Bird), 2nd  P Redford’s Grey Yellow Hen (Best Any Age) , 3rd Herring Bros’ Yellow Cock (Best Opp Sex of Colour)  , 4th  P Redford’s Yellow Cock (Best Young Bird   )

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION AWARDS

CHAMPION ANY AGE   Best C L Bowman’s Green Cock, 2nd C L Bowman’s Cobalt Cock, 3rd Rowell & Heighton’s  Cinnamon Cock, 4th P Redford’s Cinnamon Hen, 5th C L Bowman, 6th V Scott, 7th  Rowell & Heighton, 8th K Tart, 9th B M Illingworth, 10th Marshall & Shotton

CHAMPION YOUNG BIRD   Best C L Bowman’s Opaline Blue Hen, 2nd S L Bowman’s Opaline Green Cock, 3rd K Tart’s Greygreen Hen, 4th C L Bowman’s Greygreen Cock, 5th C L Bowman, 6th Herring Bros, 7th C L Bowman, 8th Marshall & Shotton, 9th C L Bowman,  10th P Redford

INTERMEDIATE ANY AGE   L Pennick’s Spangle Cock, 2nd R Thwaite’s Grey Cock, 3rd L Pennick’s Blue Cock, 4th A Murray’s Greygreen Cock, 5th L Pennick, 6th L Pennick, 7th R Thwaite, 8th C Redden, 9th C Redden, 10th C Redden

INTERMEDIATE YOUNG BIRD   Best A Murray’s Greygreen Cock, 2nd A Murray’s Greygreen Hen, 3rd L Pennick’s Spangle Cock, 4th L Pennick’s Spangle Hen, 5th R Fairhurst, 6th, W A Kyle, 7th A Murray, 8th A Murray, 9th C Redden, 10th R Fairhurst

NOVICE ANY AGE   Best I Cuthbertson’s Greygreen Cock, 2nd B Verity’s Grey Cock, 3rd, Ian Cuthbertson’s Opaline Green Cock, 4th Conlin & Cook’s Spangle Cock, 5th Ian Cuthbertson’s Cinnamon Hen, 6th Conlin & Cook

NOVICE YOUNG BIRD   Best I Cuthbertson’s Opaline Green Cock, 2nd Conlin & Cook’s Dominant Pied Cock, 3rd Ian Cuthbertson’s Cinnamon Hen, 4th Conlin & Cook’s Green Cock, 5th Ian Cuthbertson’s Grey Hen, 6th Mrs A Carr 7th, Ian Cuthbertson, 8th B Verity, 9th, B Verity, 10th I Cuthbertson

BEGINNER ANY AGE   Best A Jennings’ Green Cock, 2nd D Creighton’s Greygreen Cock, 3rd J Kimber’s Spangle Cock, 4th K Thompson’s Dominant Pied Cock, 5th D Creighton’s Greygreen Hen, 6th D Creighton, 7th R & B Blakemore, 8th Mrs H Dickie, 9th K Thompson, 10th Mrs H Dickie

BEGINNER YOUNG BIRD   Best K Thompson’s Opaline Cinnamon Hen, 2nd K Thompson’s Spangle Cock, 3rd, A Jennings’ Spangle Hen, 4th A Jennings’ Green Hen, 5th J Wanless’s Lutino Cock, 6th J Wanless, 7th Mrs H Dickie, 8th A Jennings, 9th D Creighton, 10th J Kimber

JUNIOR ANY AGE   Best L Murray’s Greygreen Cock, 2nd Miss C Forrest’s Albino Hen, 3rd Miss C Forrest’s Blue Cock, 4th Miss C Forrest’s Dominant Pied Cock, 5th L Murray, 6th Miss C Forrest,  7th Miss C Forrest

JUNIOR YOUNG BIRD   Best L Murray’s Blue Hen, 2nd Best L Murray’s Opaline Green Hen, 3rd Best L Murray’s Green Cock, 4th Miss C Forrest’s Spangle Cock, 5th Miss C Forrest’s Albino Cock, 6th Miss C Forrest

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2007 Show Report

      What had started off as something of a disappointment , rapidly developed into more of an appreciable success as the 2007 North East national Show unfolded. Staged by the budgerigar societies of South Shields and Sunderland, the show officials had been looking forward to an increase in entries over the 2006 event – all the signs appeared to suggest such a happy outcome : but it was not to be,

In the event, a total entry of 522 birds was received, representing a decrease of something over 100.

      The show was held in the Brinkburn Community Centre, a smaller hall than that used, at the same site, by the show over the previous two years, but was still sufficiently large to accommodate this more modest entry, particularly as it had the benefit of an adjacent kitchen/restaurant which proved an ideal meeting place for fanciers who wished to feed body, mind and spirit eating in harmony with fellow fanciers.

 

Meals were provided for all stewards, as well as the judges, and the restaurant remained available serving wholesome food for the duration of the show. The members of both societies are very grateful to the ladies who provided such a excellent service.

 

       Additionally, the show could not possibly have run so smoothly had it not for the help received from friends from other societies, who rallied around and formed a hard working team of stewards. It was particularly pleasing to note so many ladies among the fanciers providing such support. Our grateful thanks to them for showing us how we should express our enthusiasm for the fancy!

        Happily, the show also had the consolation of there being a good benched entry, which included a very good standard of exhibit.

 

 The judges were  A Brown, M Ballard, J S Cooke and R Steele, who completed their task timeously and efficiently, so that the show was able to open to the public promptly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They selected a fine Cinnamon Grey Cock staged by the newly formed partnership of French & Ratcliffe, as Best in Show. 

  Best Young Bird in Show was won by Don Rowell’s Normal Grey Cock and the same fancier, who had a field day particularly in the Champion Young Bird Section, also annexed the award of Best Opposite Sex Young Bird with a much-admired Greygreen Hen

           The popular partnership of Ray and Anne Graham took the award of Best Opposite Sex Any Age with their Cinnamon Greygreen Hen.

           The main Junior specials were shared by Charlotte Forrest and Kate French 

 

 

OTHER MAJOR AWARDS WINNERS

 COLOUR GROUP RESULTS:- 

Normal Green Best  P Redford,  2nd (Best Breeder)  D Rowell, (Best Beginner) 3rd  A & A Forrest, 4th (Best Intermediate) G W Carr, 5th A E Wood, 6th (Best Novice) S Vickers , 7th R Fairhurst

 Normal Blue Best C L Bowman,   2nd (Best Novice) A Harrison,  3rd (Best Breeder) D Lowes, 4th (Best Beginner) S Wilson, 5th (Best Intermediate) French & Ratcliffe, 6th Watson & Doyle,  7th J Fairbridge

 Greygreen Best D Rowell,   2nd D Rowell   3rd (Best Breeder) D Rowell,  4th C L Bowman, 5th (Best Novice) S Vickers,  (Best Intermediate) 6th G W Carr, 7th K Flint

 Grey  Best D Rowell , 2nd D Rowell,  3rd (Best Breeder) Price & Winter, 4th A Harrison , 5th (Best Intermediate) French & Ratcliffe, 6th K Flint , 7th (Best Beginner) R Toon

 Opaline Green Best D Rowell   2nd   (Best Beginner) J Fairbridge, 3rd (Best Breeder) Herring Bros, 4th P Watts, 5th (Best Novice) D Cowie, 6th Herring Bros, 7th G Hall

 Opaline Blue Best S Conlin   2nd (Best Breeder) P Redford, 3rd D Lowes, 4th (Best Novice) D Cowie, 5th S Conlin, 6th S Vickers, 7th Herring Bros

 Cinnamon Best French & Ratcliffe   2nd D Rowell, 3rd R & A Graham, 4th (Best Breeder) P Redford , 5th D Rowell, (Best Intermediate)  6th G W Carr, 7th (Best Novice) S Vickers

 Opal Cinnamon Best Watson & Doyle   2nd (Best Breeder) Watson & Doyle, 3rd Watson & Doyle, 4th (Best Novice) D Cowie, 5th (Best Beginner) B Verity, 6th D Fishwick, 7th J Fairbridge

 Lutino Best Watson & Doyle   2nd C L Bowman, (Best Breeder) 3rd C L Bowman, 4th Watson & Doyle, 5th (Best Intermediate) K Flint, 6th (Best Beginner) A & A Forrest, 7th (Best Novice) D Cowie

 Albino Best Herring Bros   2nd (Best Beginner) A & A Forrest, 3rd Herring Bros, 4th (Best Breeder) Herring Bros, 5th Herring Bros, 6th R Toon, 7th (Best Junior) C Forrest

 Yellow wing Best   W A Kyle  2nd W A Kyle  , 3rd Watson & Doyle, 4th (Best Breeder) W A Kyle  , 5th W A Kyle 

 White wing Best   Marshall & Shotton   2nd (Best Breeder) Marshall & Shotton, 3rd (Best Intermediate) W A Kyle  , 4th W A Kyle  , 5th W A Kyle  , 6th (Best Beginner) R W & B Blakemore, 7th Watson & Doyle,

 Spangle Best   R & A Graham   2nd (Best Breeder) (Best Intermediate) K Flint, 3rd Price & Winter, 4th P Watts,   5th (Best Novice) A Harrison, 6th R & A Graham, 7th A Harrison

 Dominant Pied Best   D Lowes   2nd (Best Any Age) R & A Graham, 3rd R & A Graham, 4th (Best Novice) S Vickers, 5th Price & Winter, 6th (Best Intermediate) G W Carr, 7th (Best Beginner) S Wilson

 Recessive Pied  Best   Marshall & Shotton    2nd (Best Breeder) Marshall & Shotton, 3rd Marshall & Shotton   , 4th (Best Intermediate) G W Carr, 5th Marshall & Shotton , 6th G W Carr

 Yellowface Best   Marshall & Shotton   2nd (Best Any Age) Marshall & Shotton, 3rd (Best Junior) P Fairbridge, 4th J Fairbridge, 5th (Best Beginner) R Toon, 6th (Best Novice) A M Carr

 Rare   Best   French & Ratcliffe   2nd French & Ratcliffe, 3rd Marshall & Shotton, 4th  (Best Breeder) French & Ratcliffe, 5th (Best Beginner) R W & B Blakemore, 6th French & Ratcliffe   , 7th (Best Novice) G Hall

 Any Other Colour  Best  Herring Bros   2nd   (Best Novice) P McHale, 3rd R W & B Blakemore, 4th (Best Breeder) Marshall & Shotton, 5th P Redford, (Best Intermediate) 6th W A Kyle, 7th P McHale

 CERTIFICATES OF MERIT

Best Novice Young Bird  A Harrison’s Normal Grey Hen

Best Beginner Young Bird S Wilson Normal Green Cock

 Best Junior Young Bird Kate French ‘s Spangle cock

 

SECTION AWARDS

 Best Champ Any Age D Rowell, 2nd R & A Graham, 3rd Watson & Doyle, 4th D Rowell, 5th P Redford, 6th C L Bowman, 7th Watson & Doyle

 Best Champ Young Bird D Rowell,   2nd D Rowell, 3rd D Rowell, 4th D Rowell, 5th D Rowell, 6th R & A Graham, 7th P Redford

 Best Inter Any Age French & Ratcliffe, 2nd French & Ratcliffe , 3rd French & Ratcliffe, 4th G W Carr, 5th G W Carr, 6th G W Carr, 7th French & Ratcliffe

 Best Inter Young Bird K Flint, 2nd French & Ratcliffe, 3rd K Flint, 4th R Fairhurst,  5th A E Wood, 6th K Flint, 7th G W Carr

 Best Novice Any Age A Harrison, 2nd P McHale, 3rd S Vickers, 4th S Vickers, 5th D Cowie, 6th A Harrison, 7th S Vickers

 Best Novice Young Bird A Harrison 2nd A Harrison, 3rd G Hall, 4th A M Carr, 5th G Hall, 6th G Hall, 7th G Hall

 Best Beginner Any Age S Conlin, 2nd J Fairbridge, 3rd J Fairbridge, 4th A & A Forrest, 5th S Wilson, 6th R Toon, 7th J Fairbridge

 Best Beginner Young Bird S Wilson, 2nd R W & B Blakemore, 3rd S Conlin, 4th S Wilson, 5th J Fairbridge, 6th J Fairbridge, 7th J Fairbridge

 Best Junior Any Age C Forrest, 2nd P Fairbridge, 3rd K French, 4th P Fairbridge, 5th C Forrest, 6th C Forrest, 7th P Fairbridge

 Best Junior Young Bird K French, 2nd K French, 3rd K French.

            It was good to see that there were three Junior exhibitors at the show, one of whom, Paul Fairbridge attended throughout the event, helping with stewarding.

         Dave Herring

           Show Secretary

 

 

SEE BELOW SCHEDULE FOR REPORT OF 2006 SHOW!!

 

 

 

 

SHOW REPORT 2006

The North East National Show, promoted by the budgerigar societies of South Shields and Sunderland, was held on Sunday 30th July 2006. A total entry of 675 birds was attracted – some 150 up on the 2005 show show. This was a very encouraging figure, reflecting the new vitality experienced at two previous shows in the area. The fact that there was a 25% increase in the number of exhibitors (49) was an additionally cheering aspect. There is obviously still much room and scope for attracting both old fanciers back to the exhibiting ranks and also for signing up even more new members – the recent influx of new members to the fancy augurs well for the future. We must continue to sell this marvellous hobby to a public which perhaps does not yet know that we exist.

A further bonus was that all fanciers who had entered birds this year were able to bench the vast majority of them – in all there were only some 85 birds which were not sent, despite what is usually said to be a great obstacle to maintaining show condition – a very sustained period of hot and sultry weather. Perhaps 'Melopsittacus undulatus' is finally becoming accustomed to Global Warming!!

This was the second show in the area this year, and the fact that more exhibitors supported this show hopefully indicates that by the end of the season we will as a fancy continue to gain momentum. It was in fact pleasing to note that we have recorded an increase in the number of beginner entries, which is a hopeful sign for the future

The awards were placed by N Beevers, J S Brett, J Mason and Mrs N Phillips who completed their tasks with aplomb and quiet efficiency. Theirs was probably a heavier task than even the show committee who planned the event, had envisaged, because of the number of birds benched. Perhaps an additional judge next year will be advisable! They selected Lee Pennick’s magnificent Adult Greygreen cock as Best in Show; a first ever premier award for this Novice exhibitor. Best Breeder in Show was Paul Redford’s Spangle Hen which was much admired..

Happily, we again had two Junior exhibitors, Paul Fairbridge and Kate French: the latter triumphed on this occasion, taking both the Any Age and the Young Bird awards.

The show committee remains continually in the debt of the ladies for fund-raising efforts and especially those who provided refreshments throughout the show, thus ensuring the continued well being of a hard-working team of stewards and officials - we fanciers know just how important a good standard of feeding and watering is!

Once again, it was generally felt that the North East National is a happy show, and we hope and believe that the 2005 event lived up to that tradition. It was particularly good to see how many visiting exhibitors stayed on to give valued service as stewards. They helped to make the show that bit more special for the organising committee.

My personal apologies as Show Secretary for the delay in getting the awards sheets, Prize Money and other paperwork out as timeously as I would have liked. This was due to a combination of a rogue computer and my lack of observation, but I trust that it did not mar anyone’s enjoyment of the event. If anyone failed to get a catalogue and results sheets, I will be happy to send/give them a copy.

Finally, our thanks to those ‘Star performers’, the exhibitors who made this such a memorable experience for many!

Major awards were as follows:-

BEST IN SHOW & BEST ANY AGE Lee Pennick’s Greygreen Cock

BEST YOUNG BIRD Paul Redford’s Spangle Hen

BEST OPPOSITE SEX ANY AGE Bob Clements’ Cinnamon hen

BEST OPPOSITE SEX YOUNG BIRD Ray & Ann Graham’s Greygreen Cock

COLOUR AWARDS

BEST NORMAL GREEN - Price & Winter, 2nd Rogerson Bros (BEST YOUNG BIRD),, 3rd D Cairns (BEST OPP SEX R & A Graham)

BEST NORMAL BLUE - Price & Winter, 2nd C L Bowman (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 3rd M Lee (BEST OPP SEX Rogerson Bros)

BEST GREYGREEN L Pennick, 2nd P Redford, 3rd R Clements(BEST YOUNG BIRD & Best Opp Sex)

BEST GREY Herring Bros, 2nd A & A Forrest 3rd Price & Winter (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 4TH C L Bowman (BEST OPP SEX)

BEST OPALINE GREEN P Redford, 2nd C L Bowman (Best Opp sex) , 3rd Herring Bros (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 4th K Flint, 5th Herring Bros (BEST OPP SEX)

BEST OPALINE BLUE L Pennick, 2nd R Toon, 3rd Price & Winter (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 4th R Clements (Best Opp Sex)

BEST CINNAMON C L Bowman, 2nd R Clements (Best Opp Sex), 3rd Price & Winter(BEST YOUNG BIRD) ,

BEST OPAL CINNAMON R & A Graham, 2nd R & A Graham (BEST OPP SEX) , 3rd M Lee, 4th P Brunskill (Best Young Bird)

BEST LUTINO V Scott (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 2nd C Vasey (BEST OPP SEX), 3rd V Scott (BEST Any Age), 4th C L Bowman

BEST ALBINO J T Lund, 2nd G Garcia (BEST & OPP SEX)) , 3rd A Brown (BEST YOUNG BIRD)

BEST YELLOW WING W A Kyle, 2nd Marshall & Shotton, 3rd W A Kyle (BEST YOUNG BIRD),

BEST WHITE WING Marshall & Shotton, 2nd W A Kyle, 3rd W A Kyle, 4th W A Kyle (BEST YOUNG BIRD)

BEST CREST OR TUFTED J Hunter (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 2nd J Hunter (BEST OPP SEX), 3rd J Hunter (BEST ANY AGE)

BEST SPANGLE K Fowler, 2nd P Redford (BEST OPP SEX & BEST YOUNG BIRD), 3rd M Lee, 4th Price &Winter

BEST DOMINANT PIED P Watts, 2nd C Vasey, 3rd R Fairhurst, 4th K Flint

BEST RECESSIVE PIED Marshall &Shotton, 2nd Marshall &Shotton (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 3rd G W Carr , 4th C Vasey BEST OPP SEX – A Brown

BEST YELLOWFACE C Ranson (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 2nd B M Illingworth, 3rd J Fairbridge (BEST OPP SEX), 4th M Lee

BEST RARE VARIETY G French, 2nd G French (BEST OPP SEX), 3rd G French (BEST YOUNG BIRD)

BEST ANY OTHER COLOUR J T Lund, 2nd A Brown (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 3rd P Watts

NOV AA CERT OF MERIT G French

NOV YB CERT OF MERIT L Pennick

BEG AA CERT OF MERIT R Toon

BEG YB CERT OF MERIT C Vasey

SECTION AWARDS

BEST CHAMPION ANY AGE R & A Graham, 2nd P Redford, 3rd Rogerson Bros, 4th P Redford, 5th P Watts, 6th Herring Bros, 7th R & A Graham

BEST CHAMPION YOUNG BIRD R & A Graham, 2nd C L Bowman, 3rd R & A Graham, 4th P Redford, 5th D Cairns, 6th V Scott, 7th C L Bowman

BEST INTERMEDIATE ANY AGE Price & Winter 2nd Price & Winter, 3rd Price & Winter, 4th R Fairhurst, 5th Price & Winter, 6th Price & Winter

BEST INTERMEDIATE YOUNG BIRD K Flint, 2nd Price & Winter, 3rd Price & Winter, 4th Price & Winter, 5th 312-3, 6th Price & Winter, 7th Price & Winter

BEST NOVICE ANY AGE L Pennick, 2nd G French, 3rd M Lee, 4th M Lee, 5th L Pennick, 6th L Pennick, 7th L Pennick,

BEST NOVICE YOUNG BIRD L Pennick, 2nd L Pennick, 3rd C Ranson, 4th L Pennick, 5th G French, 6th M Lee, 7th L Pennick

BEST BEGINNER ANY AGE R Toon, 2nd A & A Forrest, 3rd P Brunskill, 4th P Brunskill 5th J Fairbridge, 6th C Vasey, 7th A M Carr,

BEST BEGINNER YOUNG BIRD C Vasey, 2nd B Verity, 3rd K Sleightholme, 4th D Conlin, 5th G R Toon, 6th C Vasey, 7th S Wilson

BEST JUNIOR ANY AGE K French, 2nd P Fairbridge, 3rd P Fairbridge, 4th P Fairbridge, 5th P Fairbridge

BEST JUNIOR YOUNG BIRD Kate French,

D. Herring

Show secretary

 

 

 

 

 

SHOW REPORT 2005

 

The North East National Show, promoted by the budgerigar societies of South Shields and Sunderland, was held on Sunday 31st July 2005. A total entry of 528 birds was attracted - about the same as at the 2004 show. This was a little disappointing as we had hoped that things had started to "pick up" more in this area. The fact that there was a slight increase in the number of exhibitors (39) was something of a more cheering aspect, but we obviously have much to do to attract old faces back to the fancy and to sell this marvellous hobby to a public which perhaps does not yet know that we exist.

A further disappointment came when two of our valued exhibitors were forced to withdraw their teams because of, respectively, domestic circumstances and the team’s fitness being badly affected by a sudden moult (our friend the weather again !)

This was the second show in the area this year, and the fact that more exhibitors supported this show hopefully indicates that by the end of the season we will as a fancy continue to gain momentum. It was in fact pleasing to note that we have recorded an increase in the number of beginner entries, which is a hopeful sign for the future.

Major Awards.  General view towards major awards.

 

The awards were placed by G D Findlay, J Rogerson, R Rogerson and G Moore who completed their tasks with aplomb and quiet efficiency. They selected Ray and Ann Graham’s magnificent Adult Green cock as Best in Show and there was surely no-one at the show who would disagree with this decision. This represented something of an end to an era because, while Ray and Ann had won six or seven consecutive Best in Shows Since last year, these had all been with the same bird - a Greygreen Cock. Best Breeder in Show was Norma Phillips’ Normal Cinnamon Skyblue Hen which was much admired..

Happily, the total lack of Junior exhibitors at last year’s event was not repeated here. We actually had two Junior exhibitors, both from the Sunderland & District area, so hopefully now that they have set the ball rolling more youngsters will be encouraed to dip their toes into the waters of the exhibition side of the fancy

The show committee remains continually in the debt of the ladies for fund-raising efforts and especially those who provided refreshments throughout the show, thus ensuring the continued well being of a hard-working team of stewards and officials - we fanciers know just how important a good standard of feeding and watering is!

We have always felt that the North East National is a happy show, and we hope and believe that the 2005 event lived up to that tradition.

 

 

Major awards were as follows:-

BEST IN SHOW & BEST ANY AGE                 Ray & Ann  Graham’s Green Cock

BEST YOUNG BIRD                                           Norma Phillips’ Cinnamon Skyblue Hen

BEST OPPOSITE SEX ANY AGE                     P Redford

BEST OPPOSITE SEX YOUNG BIRD              Graeme French's Cinnamon Cock

 

COLOUR AWARDS

BEST NORMAL GREEN - R & A Graham, 2nd M & D Price, 3rd R & A Graham (BEST OPP SEX) , M & D Price (BEST YOUNG BIRD),

BEST NORMAL BLUE - C L Bowman, 2nd G Lawrence (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 3rd B Ross (Best Opp Sex) ,

BEST GREYGREEN R & A Graham, 2nd B Ross (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 3rd M & D Price M & D Price,

BEST GREY N Phillips, 2nd B Ross (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 3rd K Flint, 4TH R & A Graham (BEST OPP SEX)

BEST OPALINE GREEN M & D Price, 2nd R & A Graham , 3rd D Sprawling, 4th C L Bowman (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 5th Herring Bros (BEST OPP SEX)

BEST OPALINE BLUE S Conlin, 2nd Herring Bros, 3rd G Lawrence (BEST OPP SEX) , 4th P H Redford BEST YOUNG BIRD

BEST CINNAMON Herring Bros, 2nd M & D Price, 3rd N Phillips(BEST YOUNG BIRD IN SHOW) ,

BEST OPAL CINNAMON R & A Graham, 2nd P H Redford (BEST OPP SEX & YOUNG BIRD) , 3rd Herring Bros,

BEST LUTINO C L Bowman, 2nd Herring Bros, 3rd V Scott (BEST YOUNG BIRD)

BEST ALBINO G Garcia, 2nd Herring Bros (BEST YOUNG BIRD & OPP SEX)) , 3rd G Garcia

BEST YELLOW WING W A Kyle, 2nd Marshall & Shotton(BEST YOUNG BIRD) , 3rd S Dennis,

BEST WHITE WING W A Kyle, 2nd Marshall & Shotton, 3rd Marshall & Shotton (BEST YOUNG BIRD)

BEST CREST OR TUFTED J Hunter, 2nd J Hunter(BEST OPP SEX), 3rd J Hunter (BEST BREEDER)

BEST SPANGLE K Fowler, 2nd G Hall (BEST OPP SEX), 3rd M & D Price (BEST YOUNG BIRD),

BEST DOMINANT PIED C L Bowman, 2nd M & D Price, 3rd K Flint

BEST RECESSIVE PIED Marshall/Shotton, 2nd W Carr, 3rd Marshall/Shotton(BEST YOUNG BIRD) , 232-1 G W Carr (BEST OPP SEX)

BEST YELLOWFACE S Vickers, 2nd K Fowler(BEST OPP SEX) , 3rd J Hunter, K Fowler (BEST YOUNG BIRD)

BEST RARE VARIETY G French (BEST YOUNG BIRD, 2nd G French (BEST OPP SEX), 3rd S Vickers

BEST ANY OTHER COLOUR Marshall & Shotton, 2nd Herring Bros (BEST YOUNG BIRD), 3rd Marshall & Shotton

NOV AA CERT OF MERIT K Flint

NOV YB CERT OF MERIT G French

BEG AA CERT OF MERIT D Sprawling

BEG YB CERT OF MERIT A M Carr

SECTION AWARDS

BEST CHAMPION ANY AGE R & A Graham, 2nd R & A Graham, 3rd R & A Graham, 4th K Fowler, 5th Herring Bros, 6th C L Bowman, 7th Marshall & Shotton

BEST CHAMPION YOUNG BIRD N Phillips, 2nd B Ross, 3rd R & A Graham, 4th B Ross, 5th B Ross, 6th P H Redford, 7th C L Bowman

BEST INTERMEDIATE ANY AGE M & D Price 2nd M & D Price, 3rd M & D Price, 4th W A Kyle, 5th M & D Price, 6th G Lawrence, 7th M & D Price

BEST INTERMEDIATE YOUNG BIRD G Lawrence, 2nd M & D Price, 3rd M & D Price, 4th M & D Price, 5th M & D Price, 6th W A Kyle, 7th M & D Price,

NOVICE ANY AGE K Flint, 2nd K Flint, 3rd M Lee, 4th S Vickers, 5th G French, 6th R Fairhurst, 7th R Fairhurst,

NOVICE YOUNG BIRD G French, 2nd S Vickers, 3rd G French, 4th M Lee, 5th French, 6th French, 7th K Flint,

BEGINNER ANY AGE D Sprawling, 2nd Hall, 3rd J Robson, 4th Fairbridge & Lister 5th D Sedgwick, 6th J Hunter, 7th S Conlin,

BEGINNER YOUNG BIRD A M Carr, 2nd D Cowie, 3rd D Cowie, 4th R Toon, 5th G Hall, 6th P Robinson, 7th A M Carr,

JUNIOR ANY AGE P Burke, 2nd P Burke, 3rd P Burke, 4th P Burke, 5th P Burke

JUNIOR YOUNG BIRD Kate French, 2nd Kate French, 3rd Kate French.

 

The Show Committee would welcome any comments/ suggestions/ criticisms to enable them to improve the show  in the future.

D. Herring

                     Show secretary

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