BC - 2016 Club Show
Every year the 6 specialist societies hold their club show at the Mecca of all shows; the B.S. World Championship Show in Doncaster. Since moving the show date back to week 39 (late September/early October) in 2015, the entry increased by 13% in 2015 and a further 5% increase in 2016 with a total entry of 2267 (including Sales) and 1859 benched (including Sales) with a further increase in total exhibitors to 174. The atmosphere was great as always and the qualities of the birds are best to none. As always, the show had an international flavour to it with fanciers attending from as far afield as Australia, South Africa & U.S.A. and also from Belgium, Eire, France, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland & a fancier (crested member) from Kuwait that I am aware of, and no doubt there were many other countries represented.
The entry of the crests was about the same as last year of 44 crests for Neil Johnson to judge and the quality of the crests were, as always, exceptional.
The partnership of Alan & Gina Adams won the Best Crest in Show at the Club Show with a powerful adult Circular Yellowface Skyblue cock (same winner at the SRVOS). Another quality Circular Cobalt cock benched by the beginner Shaun Smith was in second place followed by the quality Tufted Skyblue cock of Mick Widdowson & Brian Wilson in third place.
The Best Crest Young Bird award went Mick Anzara with another quality Circular Cinnamon Cobalt hen (same winner at the SRVOS) of big size staged in good condition. Daniel Norman, beginner, staged another quality Circular Violet hen in second place which was followed by Shaun Smith’s Circular Spangle Grey Green cock in third place.
* Indicates Non Member