International Gloster Breeders Association

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International Gloster Breeders Association

Affiliated to

International-Ornithological-Association
National-Council-for-Aviculture-NCA

International Gloster
Breeders Association

2022 North of Scotland Gloster Club

north scotland gloster club

Show Report 2022

On Saturday afternoon we met at the garage in Portknockie to take the staging the mere 100 yards to the McBoyle Hall.

The staging, having been revamped in 2018, it took less than 30 minutes to erect, being sure to place carpet tiles under the uprights to protect the floor, once bitten twice shy.

The kitchen was checked out, as the week previous at our sale there was no hot water coming from the tap. Need not have worried all were in working order.

At around 18:00 fanciers started to arrive with our friends from south of the border arriving at 18:30 Sam Guy, Robbie Wright Dave Hobart arrived having to make a detour via the Kincardine Bridge as the approach lanes to the Forth Road Bridge were all closed.

The two new novice fanciers arrived also having made a long trek Andrew Armitage from Earlston, Lothian and Borders region and John Roswell and Angie from Lockerbie, Andrew having the same problem with the Forth Road Bridge.

 

They were quickly despatched to the Mill House Hotel for refreshment and perhaps an early night. It was at 20:30 that the lights were switched out and the doors locked. It wouldn’t be long before they were back on again.

 

After a late night on Saturday, it was on a beautiful October morning we met at the McBoyle Hall Portknockie at 05:00 for the first and hopefully many more North of Scotland Gloster Club shows.

Lewis Shepherd got the kitchen fired up, Brian Shepherd started getting the paperwork sorted and I checked on the health of birds already entered. Brian Williamson our sweeper keeper arrived just as the bacon rolls were ready. Time for us all to have sustenance.

 

At around 06:00 we were treated to the most beautiful sunrise over the Moray Firth with the sun highlighting the dew on the grass on the playing fields and the silence deafening, you couldn’t buy a time like this. Sadly, it didn’t last too long and we soon realised we had a show to put on so back to the grind.

By 0700 fanciers started to arrive and after benching their birds it was all in for the bacon and square sausage butties.

The judge Sam Guy and his entourage Robbie Wright and Dave Hobart arrived at 09:00 from the Mill House Hotel where I believe it did a nice line in Black Pudding for Breakfast.

 

Sam made a start on the judging, ably assisted by Andrew Armitage and Brian Williamson who kept Sam well supplied with exhibits. By 13:00 Sam was finished and retired for lunch with the other fanciers.

 

It was decided that the distance fanciers had travelled that lunch would be followed by the prize giving to let fanciers be well down the road before darkness came down.

General opinion was a good show with just under 200 birds entered and 185 benched but more support from fanciers would have been welcomed.

With 2 more local Gloster fanciers starting in the area we might have a few more at next years show. Dave Hobart has agreed to judge the show in 2023.

Thank You to

Our friends at the North of England Gloster Club for allowing us to use there schedule as a template for ours, to Robbie Wright and Norman Wallace for their guidance in producing our schedule, fanciers from farther afield who heard of our show via Cage and Aviary Birds and the IGBA website for their financial support, to Jim Duguid for the box of disposable cups which will keep us going for a few years.

Special thanks to Moray Council for their financial support in the form of a grant which is greatly appreciated, special mention to Bob Mortimer IGBA secretary for guiding me through a thing called a BLOG !! Humberside All Gloster Association, Yorkshire Fife and Gloster Club, West Midlands Gloster Association, and Richard Lumley for the IOA rosettes.

Grateful thanks to judge Sam Guy who travelled up from Mansfield and promptly waived his expenses, also Robbie Wright who returned his prize money  and Dave Hobart for his very generous donation. Restores your faith in human nature.

Results

Best Gloster                         R/I Wright

Best Champion                    R/I Wright

Best Champion O/Head    R/I Wright

Best Novice                         John Roskell

Best Novice O/Head         John Roskell

 

 

 

2022 North of Scotland Gloster Club

north scotland gloster club

Show Report 2022

On Saturday afternoon we met at the garage in Portknockie to take the staging the mere 100 yards to the McBoyle Hall.

The staging, having been revamped in 2018, it took less than 30 minutes to erect, being sure to place carpet tiles under the uprights to protect the floor, once bitten twice shy.

The kitchen was checked out, as the week previous at our sale there was no hot water coming from the tap. Need not have worried all were in working order.

At around 18:00 fanciers started to arrive with our friends from south of the border arriving at 18:30 Sam Guy, Robbie Wright Dave Hobart arrived having to make a detour via the Kincardine Bridge as the approach lanes to the Forth Road Bridge were all closed.

The two new novice fanciers arrived also having made a long trek Andrew Armitage from Earlston, Lothian and Borders region and John Roswell and Angie from Lockerbie, Andrew having the same problem with the Forth Road Bridge.

 

They were quickly despatched to the Mill House Hotel for refreshment and perhaps an early night. It was at 20:30 that the lights were switched out and the doors locked. It wouldn’t be long before they were back on again.

 

After a late night on Saturday, it was on a beautiful October morning we met at the McBoyle Hall Portknockie at 05:00 for the first and hopefully many more North of Scotland Gloster Club shows.

Lewis Shepherd got the kitchen fired up, Brian Shepherd started getting the paperwork sorted and I checked on the health of birds already entered. Brian Williamson our sweeper keeper arrived just as the bacon rolls were ready. Time for us all to have sustenance.

 

At around 06:00 we were treated to the most beautiful sunrise over the Moray Firth with the sun highlighting the dew on the grass on the playing fields and the silence deafening, you couldn’t buy a time like this. Sadly, it didn’t last too long and we soon realised we had a show to put on so back to the grind.

By 0700 fanciers started to arrive and after benching their birds it was all in for the bacon and square sausage butties.

The judge Sam Guy and his entourage Robbie Wright and Dave Hobart arrived at 09:00 from the Mill House Hotel where I believe it did a nice line in Black Pudding for Breakfast.

 

Sam made a start on the judging, ably assisted by Andrew Armitage and Brian Williamson who kept Sam well supplied with exhibits. By 13:00 Sam was finished and retired for lunch with the other fanciers.

 

It was decided that the distance fanciers had travelled that lunch would be followed by the prize giving to let fanciers be well down the road before darkness came down.

General opinion was a good show with just under 200 birds entered and 185 benched but more support from fanciers would have been welcomed.

With 2 more local Gloster fanciers starting in the area we might have a few more at next years show. Dave Hobart has agreed to judge the show in 2023.

Thank You to

Our friends at the North of England Gloster Club for allowing us to use there schedule as a template for ours, to Robbie Wright and Norman Wallace for their guidance in producing our schedule, fanciers from farther afield who heard of our show via Cage and Aviary Birds and the IGBA website for their financial support, to Jim Duguid for the box of disposable cups which will keep us going for a few years.

Special thanks to Moray Council for their financial support in the form of a grant which is greatly appreciated, special mention to Bob Mortimer IGBA secretary for guiding me through a thing called a BLOG !! Humberside All Gloster Association, Yorkshire Fife and Gloster Club, West Midlands Gloster Association, and Richard Lumley for the IOA rosettes.

Grateful thanks to judge Sam Guy who travelled up from Mansfield and promptly waived his expenses, also Robbie Wright who returned his prize money  and Dave Hobart for his very generous donation. Restores your faith in human nature.

Results

Best Gloster                         R/I Wright

Best Champion                    R/I Wright

Best Champion O/Head    R/I Wright

Best Novice                         John Roskell

Best Novice O/Head         John Roskell

 

 

 

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