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    2017 2016 2015

London & Southern Counties B.S. Area Show - 2017
report by Ghalib Al-Nasser, Shows Organiser

INTERMEDIATE WINS THE DOUBLE

It must have been many years ago when a fancier achieved the double by winning both the any age and young bird awards and eventually the supreme award and this happened at this year’s area show. The show received a total entry of 588 from 45 exhibitors spanning over 3 area societies and benched 421 in total. Our thanks are extended to Roy Aplin for donating a pencil sketch to raise funds as well as to the exhibitors who sponsored the cost of the rosettes and to David & Linda Rafis who sponsored the show with the steward’s seed raffle. Greg Arena, a fancier from the USA, who stewarded at the show was very impressed with the quality of the birds and the organisation of the show.

The judges; Alan & Gina Adams, John Cosby, Gavin Carter & Dave Sturzaker with Tim Gee as the subsidiary judge were unanimous in their choice of the cinnamon grey cock of committee member Peter Merritt as the best young bird in show and best in show. They also awarded Peter’s cinnamon grey cock, a relative of the winner, as the best any age in show. Mike Smith won the any age opposite sex award and best overall opposite sex with a light green hen while Martin Frost benched a dominant pied cinnamon skyblue hen to win the young bird opposite sex award.


The Judges

Dave Tutty headed the champion any age section with his cinnamon light green cock followed by Mike Smith’s light green hen in second place.  Ghalib & Janice Al-Nasser were third with a cobalt cock. Connor Hickman won the champion young bird section with a double factor spangle yellow cock which was followed by Ghalib & Janice’s spangle grey cock in second place. Martin Frost was third with his dominant pied hen.


Dave Tutty

 
Martin Frost


Connor Hickman

Peter Merritt had a good team to win both intermediate sections with his two cinnamon grey cocks that won the major awards. Peter was also third best in the any age section with a cinnamon grey hen and also third best in the young bird section with a yellowface cinnamon grey cock. Tony Jeffrey benched a skyblue cock to win second best any age while James Folly benched a grey cock to win second best young bird.


Peter Merritt

Mark Bannister won the novice any age section with a spangle light green cock followed by Tony Wilkinson’s spangle grey cock in second place. Nick Masham was third with a yellowface cinnamon grey cock. Nick also had a clean sweep in the novice young bird section by winning the first three places with a dominant pied skyblue, light green and spangle opaline light green cocks.


Mark Bannister


Nick Masham

Gary Simpson headed the beginner any age section with a spangle light green hen and was followed by Graham Paine’s spangle cobalt hen in second place. James Wheeler was third with a cobalt cock. Graham Paine won the young bird section with a spangle light green cock and was third with a light green cock. Separating the two was Gary Simpson with his lutino cock.

 
Gary Simpson

It was refreshing to see three juniors competing for honours and Jack Evans-Lee had a field day in winning both sections. His any age winner was the spangle grey cock and he was third with a cinnamon skyblue cock. Zoe Johnson was second with a cobalt cock. Jack occupied the first three places in the young bird section with a yellowface grey cock, violet cock and spangle grey hen..


Jack Evans-Lee

There were 4 Pairs entered and Ghalib & Janice Al-Nasser won with cinnamon greys and they were third with spangle light greens. Graham Paine was second with dominant pied light greens.

 
Graham Paine

There were 2 teams benched and the Al-Nasser’s won with 2 pairs of lutinos while Tony Jeffrey was second with 4 skyblue cocks.

There were 5 colour budgerigars entered and Ghalib & Janice won both classes with a skyblue cock which won best overall and a dominant pied opaline light green cock.

Best of colour any age awards: M. Smith, light green; G. Paine, dark factor green; T. Jeffrey, skyblue, grey green, albino; G & J Al-Nasser, dark factor blue, whitewing, crest, yellowface; C. Hickman, grey; R. Redden, opaline green; P. Henson, opaline blue; D. Tutty, cinnamon green; P. Merritt, cinnamon blue; J. Folly, opaline cinnamon, clearbody; M. Bannister, lutino, spangle green; A. Shoosmith, yellow-wing, rare variety; A. Wilkinson, spangle blue; AR & TR Terheege & Roby, double factor spangle & any other colour; D. Moss, dominant pied; Johnson & Chubb, recessive pied.

 
Mike Smith

Best of colour young bird awards: M. Freeborn, light green, dark factor blue, opaline green; M. Bannister, dark factor green, albino; M. Smith, skyblue, opaline cinnamon; D. Tutty, grey green; C. Hickman, grey, double factor spangle; Johnson & Chubb, opaline blue, recessive pied; AR & TR Terheege & Roby, cinnamon green, any other colour; P. Merritt, cinnamon blue; G. Simpson, lutino; A. Shoosmith, yellow-wing, rare variety; G & J Al-Nasser, spangle blue, whitewing, crest; G. Paine, spangle green; M. Frost, dominant pied; Johnson & Chubb, recessive pied; P. Henson, yellowface; J. Folly, clearbody.


Wendy Thorogood, Greg Arena (USA), Rick Watts


London & Southern Counties B.S. Area Show - 2016
report by Ghalib Al-Nasser, Shows Organiser

INTERMEDIATE PARTNERSHIP WINS THE SUPREME AWARD FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

The society had a very successful area championship show to celebrate its 75tAnniversary. The huge sponsorship received throughout the year and the awards allocated to the show was second to none; with special glass trophies awarded to the section winners, bespoke coloured coasters to all 50 best of colour winners and much more. There was also an enhanced sponsorship received for the show from Country Wide Seed, Birdcare Company, Cage & Aviary Birds, Aviary Hygiene, Roy Aplin and so many individual members and societies who helped make the year so very special. The Major Sponsor was Mick Freeborn, who was one of the judges and also celebrated his 75th birthday a month earlier. It was also Mick’s last judging engagement as he announced his retirement from the judging circuit. Mick’s sponsorship of £500 allowed the society to give free entry per cage to all exhibitors, free admittance to the show as well as a free catalogue. There was a special 75th Anniversary decorated cake which was cut by the society senior officials and Mick Freeborn and all exhibitors had a slice of it. As part of the anniversary celebration each member received a specially designed membership certificate written in Janice’s italic handwriting as well as a coaster with the society’s logo on it sent out with the show schedule. All exhibitors who were not members also received this special anniversary coaster as well as the judges who also each received a memento ceramic beaker.

All this sponsorship helped the show to receive an increase in total entry to 757 in comparison to last year’s entry of 590; an increase of 28%. The number of exhibitors also increased by 9 to 59 resulting in a total benched entry of 526 with exhibitors coming from 5 area societies. Jac Cuyten, top fancier from Holland, together with 2 other fanciers who came with him were very impressed with the show and the quality of the birds that he judged.

The judges Geoff Capes, Jac Cuyten, Grant Findlay, Mick Freakley and Mick Freeborn had some top class birds put before them to judge and the same two exhibitors who shared the major awards at the

2015 show came on top again at this show. For the second year running Steve & Bill Squires captured the supreme award with their adult spangle light green cock while Connor Hickman had his baby skyblue cock that won the best young bird award at the B.S. club show two weeks earlier repeating its success again at this show. The partnership of Terry Ellis & Barry Mathews won the award for best any age opposite sex and best overall opposite sex with a cinnamon skyblue hen while Mike Smith benched a light green hen to win the young bird opposite sex award.

Dave Tutty headed the champion any age section with his grey green cock followed Ellis & Mathews’ cinnamon skyblue hen in second place. Steve Bailey benched a cobalt hen in third place. Connor Hickman’s skyblue cock  headed the champion young bird section followed by Mike Smith’s light green hen in second place. Gavin Carter was third with a spangle skyblue cock.

Steve & Bill Squires had a good team to win both intermediate sections. They won the any age section with their best in show spangle light green cock and they also headed the young bird section with a light green cock. They also occupied third best in the any age section with a spangle goldenface grey cock and second best in the young bird section with a light green hen. Stopping the complete domination of the section were Sandra & James Gillan who won second best any age with a cobalt cock and third best young bird with a cobalt hen.

Anthony Andrews from Wales won both novice sections. His white blue cock won the any age section while his yellowface skyblue cock headed the young bird section followed by a light green cock in second place.  James Folly was second and third best any age with a yellowface cinnamon skyblue cock and lacewing yellow hen. Mark Bannister benched an opaline grey green cock to win third best young bird.

Dave Stephenson headed the beginner any age section with a grey green cock and was second best with a grey cock. Graham Paine was third with a skyblue cock. Andrew Perks headed the young bird section with a spangle cinnamon grey cock. Wendy Thorogood was second with a cinnamon grey green cock followed by Gary Simpson’s lutino hen in third place.

It was refreshing to see three juniors competing for honours and Zoe Johnson headed both sections. She won the any age section with a cobalt cock and the young bird section with a cinnamon grey cock. Her grey green cock was third best any age and her yellow-wing light green hen third best young bird. Molly Hewitt-Spires was second in both sections with an adult cinnamon skyblue cock and second best young bird with a skyblue cock.

There were 5 Pairs entered and Ghalib & Janice Al-Nasser won with skyblues followed by Graham Paine’s dominant pied light greens and his light greens were third.

There were 3 teams entered and 2 were benched with Gavin Carter winning the best team with two pairs of light greens followed by Ghalib & Janice Al-Nasser’s 3 pairs of albinos in second place.

There were 6 colour budgerigars entered in the two classes provided and the partnership of Cyril, David & Jini Sharpe won the normal class and best overall with a light green cock while Ghalib & Janice Al-Nasser won the any other colour class with a dominant pied opaline light green cock.

Best of colour any age awards: M. Rebaudo, light green, opaline green; J. Lawrie, dark factor green, skyblue; S & J Gillan, dark factor blue; D. Stephenson, grey green; C. Hickman, grey, opaline cinnamon; P. Henson, opaline blue; R. Marston, cinnamon green; Ellis & Mathews, cinnamon blue, double factor spangle; G & J Al-Nasser, lutino, albino, yellowface; Z. Johnson, yellow-wing; D & L Rafis, whitewing; C, D & J Sharpe, crest, rare variety; S & B Squires, spangle green, spangle blue; P. Merritt, dominant pied; N. Johnson, recessive pied; D. Tutty, clearbody; A. Andrews, any other colour.

Best of colour young bird awards: M. Smith, light green; G. Carter, dark factor green, opaline green, spangle green, spangle blue, dominant pied; C. Hickman, skyblue, grey, yellowface; S & J Gillan, dark factor blue; D. Tutty, grey green, clearbody; P. Merritt, opaline blue; M. Rebaudo, cinnamon green; T. Jeffrey, cinnamon blue; B & K Scott, opaline cinnamon, recessive pied; R. Carr, lutino; N. Wheatley, albino; D & L Rafis, yellow-wing; G & J Al-Nasser, whitewing, crest; J. Lawrie, double factor spangle; C, D & J Sharpe, rare variety; M. Banister, any other colour.


LONDON & SOUTHERN COUNTIES BS AREA OPEN SHOW 2015

  Cage No. EXHIBITOR   Cage No. EXHIBITOR
BEST IN SHOW 305-3 S & B Squires Best Opposite Sex In Show 222-1 M Rebaudo
Best Any Age 11-1 C Hickman Best Opposite Sex Any Age 222-1 M Rebaudo
Best Young Bird 305-3 S & B Squires Best Opposite Sex Young Bird 334-1 S & B Squires

BEST OF COLOUR - ANY AGE

BEST OF COLOUR - YOUNG BIRD

COLOUR Cage No. EXHIBITOR COLOUR Cage No EXHIBITOR
Normal Light Green 201-3 M Rebaudo Normal Light Green 302-3 S & B Squires
Normal Dark or Olive Green 3-2 S Gage Normal Dark or Olive Green 303-2 S & B Squires
Normal Skyblue 5-5 M Smith Normal Skyblue 305-3 S & B Squires
Normal Cobalt, Mauve or Violet 407-1 N Masham Normal Cobalt, Mauve or Violet 507-1 S & J Gillan
Normal Grey Green 9-8 G Murrells Normal Grey Green 109-1 G Carter
Normal Grey 11-1 C Hickman Normal Grey 311-1 P Merritt
Opaline Green (Inc. Opaline Grey Green) 13-1 B Wiseman Opaline Green (Inc. Opaline Grey Green) 513-2 P Harden
Opaline Blue (Inc. Opaline Grey) 215-1 P Henson Opaline Blue (Inc. Opaline Grey) 315-1 S & B Squires
Normal Cinnamon Green 17-2 C Hickman Normal Cinnamon Green 117-1 G Carter
Normal Cinnamon Blue 220-3 M Rebaudo Normal Cinnamon Blue 320-3 P Merritt
Opaline Cinnamon 222-1

M Rebaudo

Opaline Cinnamon 121-1 P & T Dye
Lutino 23-4 R Carr Lutino 124-1 R Carr
Albino 26-1 G & J Al-Nasser Albino 125-2 R Carr
Yellow-wing 27-1 D & L Rafis Yellow-wing 127-1 D & L Rafis

Whitewing

30-1 G & J Al-Nasser

Whitewing

129-1 D & L Rafis
Crest or Tuft 31-2 G & J Al-Nasser Crest or Tuft 132-2 G & J Al-Nasser
Single Factor Spangle Green 233-3 S & B Squires Single Factor Spangle Green 334-1 S & B Squires
Single Factor Spangle Blue 435-1 J Folly Single Factor Spangle Blue 535-1 N Wheatley
Double Factor Spangle 238-1 T J Jeffrey Double Factor Spangle 137-1 Ellis & Mathews

Dominant Pied, Clearflight or Dutch Pied

239-3 P Merritt

Dominant Pied, Clearflight or Dutch Pied

140-1 C Hickman
Recessive Pied or Dark Eyed Clear 41-1 B & K Scott Recessive Pied or Dark Eyed Clear 141-3 B & K Scott
Yellowface or Goldenface 443-1 J Folly Yellowface or Goldenface 143-3 G Murrells
Rare Variety 45-1 G & J Al-Nasser Rare Variety 145-2 G & J Al-Nasser
Clearbody 48-1 R Aplin Clearbody 547-1 D Richard-Watson
Any Other Colour 49-1 P & T Dye Any Other Colour 149-1 P & T Dye

CERTIFICATES OF MERIT

  Cage No EXHIBITOR   Cage No EXHIBITOR
Novice Any Age 407-5 N Masham Novice Young Bird 513-2 P Harden
Beginner Any Age 609-3 T Wilkinson Beginner Young Bird 703-2 A Scott
Junior Any Age 819-1 A Bird Junior Young Bird 939-1 A Bird
SECTION WINNERS
Best Champion AA 11-1 C Hickman Best Champion YB 135-1 G Carter
2nd Champion A/A 5-5 M Smith 2nd Champion Y/B 137-1 Ellis & Mathews
3rd Champion A/A 17-2 C Hickman 3rd Champion Y/B 143-3 G Murrells
4th Champion A/A 7-2 F Wright 4th Champion Y/B 138-2 Ellis & Mathews
5th Champion A/A 9-8 G Murrells 5th Champion Y/B 105-5 M Smith
6th Champion A/A 3-2 S Gage 6th Champion Y/B 109-1 G Carter
7th Champion A/A 33-2 Ellis & Mathews 7th Champion Y/B 101-2 G Carter
Best Intermediate AA 233-3 S & B Squires Best Intermediate YB 305-3 S & B Squires
2nd Intermediate A/A 201-3 M Rebaudo 2nd Intermediate Y/B 311-1 P Merritt
3rd Intermediate A/A 222-1 M Rebaudo 3rd Intermediate Y/B 334-1 S & B Squires
4th Intermediate A/A 239-3 P Merritt 4th Intermediate Y/B 320-3 P Merritt
5th Intermediate A/A 218-3 M Rebaudo 5th Intermediate Y/B 303-2 S & B Squires
6th Intermediate A/A 208-1 T & J Jeffrey 6th Intermediate Y/B 319-3 F & S Milligan
7th Intermediate A/A 211-3 F & S Milligan 7th Intermediate Y/B 333-2 P Merritt
Best Novice AA 407-5 N Masham Best Novice YB 513-2 P Harden
2nd Novice A/A 411-3 S & J Gillan 2nd Novice Y/B 543-1 S & J Gillan
3rd Novice A/A 435-1 J Folly 3rd Novice Y/B 507-1 S & J Gillan
4th Novice A/A 443-1 J Folly 4th Novice Y/B 511-1 S & J Gillan
5th Novice A/A 417-2 N Wheatley 5th Novice Y/B 535-1 N Wheatley
6th Novice A/A 437-1 S & J Gillan 6th Novice Y/B 540-1 S & J Gillan
7th Novice A/A 406-1 P & S Stevens 7th Novice Y/B 517-1 P & S Stevens
Best Beginner AA 609-3 T Wilkinson Best Beginner YB 703-2 A Scott
2nd Beginner A/A 617-2 T Wilkinson 2nd Beginner Y/B 734-2 A Scott
3rd Beginner A/A 637-2 A Scott 3rd Beginner Y/B 733-4 A Scott
4th Beginner A/A 649-1 M Barber 4th Beginner Y/B 713-1 Thompson & Boscoe
5th Beginner A/A 633-1 D Stephenson 5th Beginner Y/B 707-1 M Barber
6th Beginner A/A 643-3 T Wilkinson 6th Beginner Y/B 736-2 T Wilkinson
7th Beginner A/A 601-2 A Scott 7th Beginner Y/B 701-1 D & A Cooper
Best Junior AA 819-1 A Bird Best Junior YB 939-1 A Bird
2nd Junior A/A 803-1 A Bird 2nd Junior Y/B    
3rd Junior A/A 823-1 J Boscoe 3rd Junior Y/B    
4th Junior A/A 801-1 A Bird 4th Junior Y/B    
5th Junior A/A 837-1 A Bird 5th Junior Y/B    
6th Junior A/A 813-1 J Boscoe 6th Junior Y/B    
7th Junior A/A 804-1 A Bird 7th Junior Y/B    
Best Pair 951-1 R Marston Best Team 952-3 G Carter
Birds Entered: 590 Benched 414 Exhibitors 50
 

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