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SBBA  -   BS  CLUB SHOW  2010
reported by Ghalib Al-Nasser, SBBA Chairman

The spangle entry for our club show suffered a slight drop in entry from last year’s entry with 208 (235 last year) entered made up of 87 Spangle Greens and 121 Spangle Blues. The spangles as always did well throughout the sections but not as well as in past years winning only one section for Jim & Carol Huxley as Best Beginner Young Bird. The Association extends congratulations to all winners including those who also did well in their prospective sections with their spangles. Geoff Moore judged the Spangle Greens and our President Jerry Donovan judged the Spangle Blues.

The Freakley & Ainley partnership did well again with their Spangle Cinnamon Grey cock winning the Best Spangle in Show award for the second consecutive year but as they are not SBBA members the honour for staging the Best Spangle in Show by a member went to John Grubb with his Spangle Opaline Grey Green cock.

 John Grubb with his Best Spangle in Show by a member

Winning members in the Spangle sections were treated, once again, to some wonderful 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 special thanks are extended to John Cosby for producing those wonderful certificates. It was also pleasing to see that three 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; 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.

Jim & Carol Huxley with their Best Spangle Green Young Bird

Spangle Green Series:   The adult CC, Best Spangle Green and Best Spangle in Show by a member went to a good quality Opaline Grey Green cock benched in excellent condition by John Grubb who won this CC for the second consecutive year; a bird with plenty of shoulder and head width with good directional feathering. A good solid bird that went on to win 4th Best Champion Any Age. Another super spangle, Light Green cock, with wonderful width of head and shoulder quality but with flights missing occupied second place for the Bowker family of Richard, John & Wayne which occupied 5th Intermediate Any Age award. A quality Double Factor Yellow cock benched by James Thompson was third in the line up possessing good head and shoulder qualities. The opposite sex in this CC was an Opaline Cinnamon Grey Green hen placed 4th in the CC line up for Richard Hooper.

Richard, John & Wayne Bowker with their winning Spangles

Congratulations to the beginners Jim & Carol Huxley for topping the young bird section with an Opaline Light Green hen of good quality that went on to be placed 5th Best Beginner Young Bird. The bird possessed width of face and deep mask with good spangle spots. Dave Brick (Novice) was second with a stylish Light Green cock staged in good condition. A Spangle Dominant Pied Grey green hen from Roger Day’s stud occupied third place and apart from a missing spot it was staged in good condition.


Place      Any Age C.C.                                    Young Bird C.C.

1st            J. Grubb                                              J & C Huxley

2nd           R, J & W Bowker                               D. Brick *

3rd           J. Thompson *                                    R. Day *

4th           R. Hooper *                                        S & B Squire

5th           Carson & Walker *                             T. Salem *

6th           B. Sincock *                                       N. Porter *

7th           G & A Hill                                          A. Jennings *


Spangle Blue Series:  The partnership of Mick Freakley & Ian Ainley won this adult CC for the second consecutive year and Best Spangle in Show (third consecutive year) with the same bird, Cinnamon Grey cock. A bird of good feather quality with good width and spangle marking that took him to be placed 3rd Best Champion Any Age. The Bowker family were second with a Skyblue cock of good width of shoulder and depth of mask that took them to be 7th Best Intermediate Any Age with this bird and also Best Spangle Blue in Show by a member. A Double Factor White cock was third best in this CC line up for Terry & Linda Jukes and Best Double Factor in Show with good width of face but had some blue suffusion through the body. The best opposite sex in this CC line up went to John Copeland with a Double Factor White hen.

Brian Sweeting been presented with his awards by the SBBA President Jerry Donovan

Brian Sweeting won the young bird award and 4th Best Champion Young Bird with a superb Grey cock presented in good condition and with good directional feathering and good width of face and depth of mask. John Copeland’s big and well marked Skyblue hen was placed second in the line up and went on to be 9th Best Champion Young Bird. A Grey cock from Shaun & Julie Blakey’s stud was placed 3rd and also 6th Best Intermediate Young Bird. A good solid bird with good width of face and shoulder with good depth of mask.

Place   Any Age C.C.                          Young Bird C.C.

1st         Freakley & Ainley *                    B. Sweeting

2nd        R, J & W Bowker                       J. Copeland

3rd         T & L Jukes                                S & J Blakey *

4th         J. Copeland                                 J. Newall *

5th         J & C Huxley                              J & C Huxley

6th         J. Grubb                                      J & C Huxley

7th         G & A Hill                                  D. Jukes

* indicates non-SBBA member

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