- BS CLUB
reported by Ghalib Al-Nasser, SBBA Chairman
Our Silver Jubilee year ended on a high note when a spangle captured the Best Young Bird in Show and Best Opposite Sex in Show awards for the Winsper, Fish & Knight partnership at our club show but sadly the spangle entry was lower than last year. The spangle entry was 168 (224 last year) made up of 85 Spangle Greens and 83 Spangle Blues. The spangles, as always, did reasonably well throughout the sections but on this occasion the variety headed one section only; Champion Young Bird with the Winsper, Fish & Knight partnership winner.
The Association extends its congratulations to all winners, including those who also did well in their respective sections, with their spangles. Pete Hutchinson judged the Spangle Greens and our President Elect Ian Clarke judged the Spangle Blues.
Winning members in the Spangle sections were treated, once again, to some wonderfully designed certificates and the best spangle in show and four major winners also received special certificates enclosed in glass frames which added a further special touch to the awards. Our sincere thanks are extended to John Cosby for producing those wonderful certificates. It was also pleasing to see that two out of the four spangle challenge certificates were won by SBBA members.
Once again we extend our thanks to John Cosby for manning our stand throughout the weekend assisted by other officers of the Association; to Rod and Sue Clarke for dealing with our patronage and trophies, assisted by Cy Thorne; and to all other committee members for their assistance.
Our thanks and congratulations are extended to all our members who entered their spangles at the show and did well.
Spangle Green Series: The adult CC and Best Spangle in Show by a member went to John Grubbs Light Green cock of good back skull and width of face benched in excellent condition (10th Best Champion Any Age). Brian Wilson occupied second place with a Grey Green cock; a good all round bird. Jim & Carol Huxley occupied third place with a quality clean Double Factor Spangle Yellow cock. Richard Hooper benched a nice Grey Green hen to win the opposite sex award.
It was the Double Factors turn to do well and the best young bird colour was headed by Ian Voce; Double Factor Yellow cock of good width of face and shoulder (3rd Best Novice Young Bird). Brian Wilson benched another quality DF Yellow hen in second place (7th Best Intermediate Young Bird); a bird that showed well to its best advantage. Mick Widdowson benched another nice DF Yellow cock in third place.
Place Any Age C.C. Young Bird C.C.
3rd J & C Huxley M Widdowson
4th R. Hooper J. Cox *
5th N. Potter * HW & M Hough
6th C. Brickwell S & B Squires
7th Ward & Rogers M. Widdowson
Spangle Blue Series: Brian Wilson won the adult CC with a Skyblue cock of good head & shoulder quality benched in excellent condition (5th Best Intermediate Any Age). Nigel Beevers benched a quality Cinnamon Grey cock of good directional feathering in second place. Geoff & Anne Moore benched a Yellowface Grey hen in third place with good spangle marking and staging in good condition.
The partnership of Winsper, Fish & Knight won the young bird award and also Best Young Bird in Show with an outstanding large Cinnamon Skyblue hen with good spangle marking despite the fact that it was a cinnamon and had good spangle large spots. Jim & Carol Huxley were second with a quality Goldenface Grey cock followed by Phil Whites Skyblue cock benched in good condition.
Place Any Age C.C. Young Bird C.C.
1st B. Wilson Winsper, Fish & Moore *
2nd N. Beevers * J & C Huxley
3rd G & A Moore P. White
5th Howells & Lloyd L. Hunt
6th P. White J. Cox *
7th D. Jukes B. Wilson
* indicates non-SBBA member