International Gloster Breeders Association

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

International Gloster Breeders Association

Affiliated to

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

International Gloster
Breeders Association

IGBA2023 Show Report

October 14th & 15th 2023

Judges: Pietro Telloroli (Italy), Paul Burnett (Portsmouth), George Thompson (Southend), Graham Beech (Shrewsbury), Paul Brown (Oswestry).

Entry 896. Champ. 676 Nov. 209. Junior 11.

Fifty six years seven months and one day since Cliff Harris, then secretary of Oxford CBS put an advert in Cage and Aviary Birds magazine calling a meeting at the Church Hall, Barton Estate, Headington, Oxford on Sunday 13th March 1966 at 3:00pm for the purpose of forming a new Gloster Specialist Society, members of the IGBA met once again on the weekend 14th / 15th October 2023 at the member show to engage in friendly rivalry to see who would get bragging rights to being lead exhibitor with Best in Show.

Since the restrictions on animal movements into and out of the UK, our continental members have been unable to challenge for any awards of any description, but that has not stopped a few hardy souls from attending as visitors and renewing friendships over the show weekend. A sincere thanks goes to those for making the trip from the EU.

Italian Gloster Society Members with winners      Burton & Reay [Carlisle, Cumbria]
Sue Roome, show secretary, although not having the customary pre-covid/brexit 1200 entries to contend with finally produced a catalogue for just under 900 birds from 42 exhibitors which was consistent with the previous year.

Judges for the event are always selected by the membership 4 UK and 1 Overseas IGBA panel judges. This year 2 UK Partnerships were up for the challenge of awarding 1- 7 Rosettes and picking “The Best” of the 8 classifications for both Champion & Novice, 2 Juniors and of course the outright Best Gloster and Opposite Head.

Once booking in was completed, Messrs Paul Burnett (Portsmouth) George Thompson (Southsea), Graham Beech (Shrewsbury) Paul Brown (Oswestry) and our international guest judge Pietro Telloroli from Italy got down to sorting out what they considered to be high quality entries.

In the final analysis the Cumbrian partnership of Neil Burton and Paul Reay came out on top with an Unflighted TPD Corona Cock. This win was the precursor to a stellar show season for the Cumbrian partnership where they returned 5 Best Gloster and 4 Best Opposite Head awards.

Neil Burton [left] Paul Reay [Right]
George Nicol once again fielded a quality team of 66 birds taking Best Opposite Head with another Unflighted TPD Cock Consort. Out of the top 8 Glosters George took BOH, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, not bad considering he had misfortune of a case of birds not getting booked in.

Ian Chamberlain stepped up a status and proved that his previous Novice successes were to follow through into Champion taking 2nd Best Gloster with a nice Unflighted VB Corona Hen. The only other exhibitor to split the Burton, Reay, Nicol dominance was John Cronin benching a delightful Cinnamon Hen.

Novice Mitch Cowen made his way onto the top table as Best Yellow with a Consort Hen that would be an asset to any Gloster stud.

Overall Awards: Best Yellow – M Cowen; Cinnamon – J Cronin; White – G Nicol; TPD – Burton & Reay; VB – I Chamberlain; Light – S Webb; Grizzle – K Stoakes; Any Other Colour – G Nicol

In the Novice section 11 exhibitors entered 209 exhibits all competing for the Roger Wilton trophy commemorating the past IGBA long standing General Secretary.

Three exhibitors entered teams in excess of 30 birds, Stewart McMullan, John Roskell and Mitch Cowen; of these Mitch Cowen took Best Novice, Best Yellow, Best Novice White, Cinnamon, VB and TPD.

Best Novice Opposite Head was a Unflighted TPD Consort Cock belonging to K Brockwell. A clean sweep of Best Novice colour awards for M Cowen was averted when J Roskell was awarded Best Novice Light with a lightly variegated Unflighted Corona Cock.

Previous IGBA statistical analysis of the top 10 exhibitor, identifies that an exhibitor with the most number of points that go towards the British Championship are not necessarily the most successful in terms of judge placements compared to their number of birds entered.

This year the Burton & Reay partnership led the Points table narrowly edging out George Nicol by a mere 9 points

Change ones viewpoint to ” How did my birds do in collecting a 1-7 position in a class, compared to the number of birds i entered” and the table changes to identify  Phil and Debbie Dawtry from Chichester leading  the pack.

There are more ways of celebrating exhibitor achievement than always identifying “The Best”

IGBA2024 will be held on the weekend 19th-20th October at the Central England location of  The Old Hall, Gresley Miners Welfare, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9QW.

Venue access times necessitates a change to Booking In exhibits to the later time of 08:30am

Judges and members advance booking accommodation at Premier Inn Burton on Trent Central, Wellington Road, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2DQ

 

IGBA2023 Show Report

October 14th & 15th 2023

Judges: Pietro Telloroli (Italy), Paul Burnett (Portsmouth), George Thompson (Southend), Graham Beech (Shrewsbury), Paul Brown (Oswestry).

Entry 896. Champ. 676 Nov. 209. Junior 11.

Fifty six years seven months and one day since Cliff Harris, then secretary of Oxford CBS put an advert in Cage and Aviary Birds magazine calling a meeting at the Church Hall, Barton Estate, Headington, Oxford on Sunday 13th March 1966 at 3:00pm for the purpose of forming a new Gloster Specialist Society, members of the IGBA met once again on the weekend 14th / 15th October 2023 at the member show to engage in friendly rivalry to see who would get bragging rights to being lead exhibitor with Best in Show.

Since the restrictions on animal movements into and out of the UK, our continental members have been unable to challenge for any awards of any description, but that has not stopped a few hardy souls from attending as visitors and renewing friendships over the show weekend. A sincere thanks goes to those for making the trip from the EU.

Italian Gloster Society Members with winners      Burton & Reay [Carlisle, Cumbria]
Sue Roome, show secretary, although not having the customary pre-covid/brexit 1200 entries to contend with finally produced a catalogue for just under 900 birds from 42 exhibitors which was consistent with the previous year.

Judges for the event are always selected by the membership 4 UK and 1 Overseas IGBA panel judges. This year 2 UK Partnerships were up for the challenge of awarding 1- 7 Rosettes and picking “The Best” of the 8 classifications for both Champion & Novice, 2 Juniors and of course the outright Best Gloster and Opposite Head.

Once booking in was completed, Messrs Paul Burnett (Portsmouth) George Thompson (Southsea), Graham Beech (Shrewsbury) Paul Brown (Oswestry) and our international guest judge Pietro Telloroli from Italy got down to sorting out what they considered to be high quality entries.

In the final analysis the Cumbrian partnership of Neil Burton and Paul Reay came out on top with an Unflighted TPD Corona Cock. This win was the precursor to a stellar show season for the Cumbrian partnership where they returned 5 Best Gloster and 4 Best Opposite Head awards.

Neil Burton [left] Paul Reay [Right]
George Nicol once again fielded a quality team of 66 birds taking Best Opposite Head with another Unflighted TPD Cock Consort. Out of the top 8 Glosters George took BOH, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, not bad considering he had misfortune of a case of birds not getting booked in.

Ian Chamberlain stepped up a status and proved that his previous Novice successes were to follow through into Champion taking 2nd Best Gloster with a nice Unflighted VB Corona Hen. The only other exhibitor to split the Burton, Reay, Nicol dominance was John Cronin benching a delightful Cinnamon Hen.

Novice Mitch Cowen made his way onto the top table as Best Yellow with a Consort Hen that would be an asset to any Gloster stud.

Overall Awards: Best Yellow – M Cowen; Cinnamon – J Cronin; White – G Nicol; TPD – Burton & Reay; VB – I Chamberlain; Light – S Webb; Grizzle – K Stoakes; Any Other Colour – G Nicol

In the Novice section 11 exhibitors entered 209 exhibits all competing for the Roger Wilton trophy commemorating the past IGBA long standing General Secretary.

Three exhibitors entered teams in excess of 30 birds, Stewart McMullan, John Roskell and Mitch Cowen; of these Mitch Cowen took Best Novice, Best Yellow, Best Novice White, Cinnamon, VB and TPD.

Best Novice Opposite Head was a Unflighted TPD Consort Cock belonging to K Brockwell. A clean sweep of Best Novice colour awards for M Cowen was averted when J Roskell was awarded Best Novice Light with a lightly variegated Unflighted Corona Cock.

Previous IGBA statistical analysis of the top 10 exhibitor, identifies that an exhibitor with the most number of points that go towards the British Championship are not necessarily the most successful in terms of judge placements compared to their number of birds entered.

This year the Burton & Reay partnership led the Points table narrowly edging out George Nicol by a mere 9 points

Change ones viewpoint to ” How did my birds do in collecting a 1-7 position in a class, compared to the number of birds i entered” and the table changes to identify  Phil and Debbie Dawtry from Chichester leading  the pack.

There are more ways of celebrating exhibitor achievement than always identifying “The Best”

IGBA2024 will be held on the weekend 19th-20th October at the Central England location of  The Old Hall, Gresley Miners Welfare, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9QW.

Venue access times necessitates a change to Booking In exhibits to the later time of 08:30am

Judges and members advance booking accommodation at Premier Inn Burton on Trent Central, Wellington Road, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2DQ

 

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