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IGBA2021 Show Report

The 2021 International Gloster Breeders Association show was held in the Speedwell Rooms, Chesterfield, on October 16th 2021, with 933 Glosters gracing the benches in what is the UKs leading Gloster show.

The effect of Brexit and Covid had an adverse affect on the entry with the numbers dropping below the 1000 mark for the first time since the show was inaugurated 1986.

The judges for the event were; Keith Baker (Kent), Brian Tarrant (Staffordshire), Phil Durrell (Suffolk), Eugene McComb (N. Ireland) and Gregor Pott (Germany).

The show was dedicated to the memory of Roger Wilton who was a stalwart of the IGBA and greatly missed by all. The committee and members were honoured to invite Roger’s wife Dorothy and family to the show to present the awards. This included the Roger Wilton Memorial Shield for Best Novice in show.

The 733 champion, 204 novice and four junior exhibits made a spectacular show on the benches and the many exhibitors, fanciers and guests who attended the show saw Glosters of the highest quality.

Juniors.

In the junior section it was pleasing to have two young ladies exhibiting. Ruby and Amy Lambert exhibited two Glosters each with Amy being awarded the best Junior Trophy.

Both were winners on the day and both will receive a Junior Championship Award at the AGM on March 20th.

Novices.

In a section of 204 exhibits with many potential winners it was Ian Chamberlain who took the two top awards.

His U/F variegated (25% – 75%) buff corona cock took the Best Novice, best U/F, and best novice variegated awards. He also annexed the leading novice consort with an U/F variegated buff consort cock. Ian’s splendid team would go onto annex many awards over the season.

Best novice light (0% – 25%) went to S. McMullen’s FLTD corona hen. He also took the best novice TPD with a FLTD consort hen, and best novice U/F corona TPD with a cock.

The best novice FLTD corona and best novice U/F TPD consort was annexed by A. Hooley’s variegated corona hen and consort hen. The same exhibitor took the best novice yellow with a consort hen.

R Wood took the best novice TPD FLTD corona with a hen, and best novice FLTD variegated consort with an another hen.

Best novice white was W. Wilson’s corona hen, and best novice cinnamon went to Jean Stewart’s consort hen. No novice grizzles or any other colour Glosters were exhibited in the novice classes.

Champions.

In a very competitive champion section with the leading exhibitors benching many potential winners it was Adrian Short who came to the fore in both the corona and consort classes.

 

 

Adrian took the leading corona with an U/F TPD hen, and best consort with an U/F variegated buff cock.  Adrian went on to take the awards for best Gloster, best champion, best U/F and best TPD with the corona hen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrian also converted his champion consort wins by taking the overall best opposite head in show, best champion consort and fourth best Gloster in show with the consort cock.

 

 

 

Pushing the leading corona hard was George Nicol’s U/F variegated buff corona hen, and his FLTD white corona hen which took second and third best Glosters respectively. George also took the sixth best Gloster award and second best consort with a white consort hen and best any other colour with a corona hen.

Seventh best Gloster, third best consort and best U/F TPD consort was awarded to D. Boulton’s consort hen. Best light and best champion light (0% – 25%) corona – cock, best champion FLTD and best variegated consort hen, went to Skeffington & Gill.

Burton & Reay took the awards for best champion TPD FLTD corona with a hen, best FLTD TPD consort with a hen, and best light consort with another hen. G Hunter annexed the best variegated FLTD corona with a well turned out hen. Best yellow was John Cronin’s corona hen, and cinnamon was Peter Bull’s corona hen. Kevin Stoakes took the best grizzle award with another hen.

Adrian Short is only the third exhibitor to take the top two awards in 35 years at this great Gloster show. He follows Paul Garner in 2003 and Barrie Alexander in 2004.

In the novice section this would be the fifth time the double had been achieved with Ian Chamberlain taking both corona and consort awards.

George Nichol’s strong team has been a major force at the IGBA over the last five years without taking the top awards. However the two leading coronas were to go head to head again at the North of England Show a few weeks later with George’s variegated hen over turning the result of the IGBA.

Adrian’s TPD hen is typical of the modern Gloster short and round with a full body, whereas George’s hen is sweeter in comparison and not so full in body. Two wonderful hens that deserved the recognition at the world’s leading Gloster show.

Norman Wallace

Gallery photos commemorate “The Roger Wilton Memorial Show” with Dorothy Wilton and the family presenting the awards.

IGBA2021 Show Report

The 2021 International Gloster Breeders Association show was held in the Speedwell Rooms, Chesterfield, on October 16th 2021, with 933 Glosters gracing the benches in what is the UKs leading Gloster show.

The effect of Brexit and Covid had an adverse affect on the entry with the numbers dropping below the 1000 mark for the first time since the show was inaugurated 1986.

The judges for the event were; Keith Baker (Kent), Brian Tarrant (Staffordshire), Phil Durrell (Suffolk), Eugene McComb (N. Ireland) and Gregor Pott (Germany).

The show was dedicated to the memory of Roger Wilton who was a stalwart of the IGBA and greatly missed by all. The committee and members were honoured to invite Roger’s wife Dorothy and family to the show to present the awards. This included the Roger Wilton Memorial Shield for Best Novice in show.

The 733 champion, 204 novice and four junior exhibits made a spectacular show on the benches and the many exhibitors, fanciers and guests who attended the show saw Glosters of the highest quality.

Juniors.

In the junior section it was pleasing to have two young ladies exhibiting. Ruby and Amy Lambert exhibited two Glosters each with Amy being awarded the best Junior Trophy.

Both were winners on the day and both will receive a Junior Championship Award at the AGM on March 20th.

Novices.

In a section of 204 exhibits with many potential winners it was Ian Chamberlain who took the two top awards.

His U/F variegated (25% – 75%) buff corona cock took the Best Novice, best U/F, and best novice variegated awards. He also annexed the leading novice consort with an U/F variegated buff consort cock. Ian’s splendid team would go onto annex many awards over the season.

Best novice light (0% – 25%) went to S. McMullen’s FLTD corona hen. He also took the best novice TPD with a FLTD consort hen, and best novice U/F corona TPD with a cock.

The best novice FLTD corona and best novice U/F TPD consort was annexed by A. Hooley’s variegated corona hen and consort hen. The same exhibitor took the best novice yellow with a consort hen.

R Wood took the best novice TPD FLTD corona with a hen, and best novice FLTD variegated consort with an another hen.

Best novice white was W. Wilson’s corona hen, and best novice cinnamon went to Jean Stewart’s consort hen. No novice grizzles or any other colour Glosters were exhibited in the novice classes.

Champions.

In a very competitive champion section with the leading exhibitors benching many potential winners it was Adrian Short who came to the fore in both the corona and consort classes.

 

 

Adrian took the leading corona with an U/F TPD hen, and best consort with an U/F variegated buff cock.  Adrian went on to take the awards for best Gloster, best champion, best U/F and best TPD with the corona hen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrian also converted his champion consort wins by taking the overall best opposite head in show, best champion consort and fourth best Gloster in show with the consort cock.

 

 

 

Pushing the leading corona hard was George Nicol’s U/F variegated buff corona hen, and his FLTD white corona hen which took second and third best Glosters respectively. George also took the sixth best Gloster award and second best consort with a white consort hen and best any other colour with a corona hen.

Seventh best Gloster, third best consort and best U/F TPD consort was awarded to D. Boulton’s consort hen. Best light and best champion light (0% – 25%) corona – cock, best champion FLTD and best variegated consort hen, went to Skeffington & Gill.

Burton & Reay took the awards for best champion TPD FLTD corona with a hen, best FLTD TPD consort with a hen, and best light consort with another hen. G Hunter annexed the best variegated FLTD corona with a well turned out hen. Best yellow was John Cronin’s corona hen, and cinnamon was Peter Bull’s corona hen. Kevin Stoakes took the best grizzle award with another hen.

Adrian Short is only the third exhibitor to take the top two awards in 35 years at this great Gloster show. He follows Paul Garner in 2003 and Barrie Alexander in 2004.

In the novice section this would be the fifth time the double had been achieved with Ian Chamberlain taking both corona and consort awards.

George Nichol’s strong team has been a major force at the IGBA over the last five years without taking the top awards. However the two leading coronas were to go head to head again at the North of England Show a few weeks later with George’s variegated hen over turning the result of the IGBA.

Adrian’s TPD hen is typical of the modern Gloster short and round with a full body, whereas George’s hen is sweeter in comparison and not so full in body. Two wonderful hens that deserved the recognition at the world’s leading Gloster show.

Norman Wallace

Gallery photos commemorate “The Roger Wilton Memorial Show” with Dorothy Wilton and the family presenting the awards.

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