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News Item 8 Mar 2014 - North Wales AGM Report

North Wales FFCC held their AGM recently at the Bedol, Bethel, Near Caernarfon. A good  turn out of members saw all the 2013 officials re-elected en block. The club have a healthy balance, after putting on the biggest and expensive show, since the club was formed eleven years ago.

This years show will again be held at the Loreto Centre, Abbey Road, Llandudno with this years judges being Green & Stillie from Scotland. Gerald Spencer & Mat Eld  from England and Jim Watkins from South Wales. The Show will again attract the top breeder and exhibitors from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland as they compete for the International awards.
 
Schedules will be sent out to all those who competed in the 2013 Show.
 
Put this date in your diary, Sunday 9th November 2014 NORTH WALES FIFE FANCY CANARY CLUB SHOW.  Any further information can be obtained from the General secretary David Shelbourne on 07879864472.

 

News Item 14 Dec 2013 - North Wales Show Report

North Wales Fife Fancy Open Show held on Sunday 10th November 2013 was the biggest ever with over 830 entries, which were judged by Ray Smith and Richard Evans from Wales, Garry Wilson and Gordon Murdie from Scotland and Dennis Whates from England.

 
Exhibitors travelled from throughout the UK and Northern Ireland to this popular show, which hosts the only International Fife event in the UK.
 
The main winners were Best Novice, Best Fife with a lovely Blue Hen - Tony Abbott representing England, This bird won the Harry Stanway Memorial Trophy, The Best in Show Welsh Crystal Decanter and glasses Trophy, and the Best English exhibit trophy along with 160-00 for Tony.
 
Best Opposite Sex in Show was another novice, top breeder and exhibitor Tom Campbell from Scotland, who won the Best Opposite Sex Trophy and the Best Scottish exhibit Trophy plus Best Novice Clear, Best Novice Var upto 10%,Best Novice Variegated, Best Novice Vari Cinnamon, and a total of 90-00
 
Best Champion was Gerald Spencer with his winner of Best Heavy variegated, Gerald also won Best Champion Vari Cinnamon and 70-00
 
Best Flighted was Scottish exhibiter Andrew Rodger who also won Best Champion Variegated and Best Champion Self Green and 40-00. Henry Cooper of England won Best Champion Clear,Chris & Gordon Vaughan were Best Champion Var upto 10%,Tony Carline won Best Champion Self Cinnamon and McEwan & Campbell Scotland won Best Champion Allied to White.
 
The rest of Novice Specials saw David Kenwright England winning Best Novice H.Variregated, Jack Clogg England Best Novice Self Green, James Cooper Scotland Best Novice Self Cinnamon.
 
Best Junior was Miss Tony McCarthy England.
 
Cain & Luc Thomas won Best Welsh Exhibit.
 
The International event saw Ireland winning the Champions Trophy from Wales, Scotland and England. The Novice competition saw England winning from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

 

News Item 15 May 2013

The North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club is getting geared up for their 10th Open and 8th International Show on Sunday 10th November 2013. This year sees Albert E James & Son of Bristol donating the 100-00 first prize. with Lasers Are Us of South Wales donating the 50-00 for Best Opposite Sex, the Club wish to thank these two companies for their valued support. In total 430 will be competed for.
 
Judges for this years event are from Scotland the partnership of Murdie & Wilson and from Wales Smith & Evans. This show is pencilled in most top fife fanciers as a show not to be missed. The prizes and trophies remain amongst the best in the UK. The show holds the only International competition for Fifes in the UK, this year the Irish Fife fanciers are coming over, to make this a truly International Competition.
 
There will be an auction of birds, with three birds from top fanciers from each country being auctioned  at 3pm. A total of 12 top Fifes from leading breeders and exhibitors.
 
The club encourages junior fanciers, who's membership and entry fees are free, Mrs Sarah Williams will be donating a trophy for Best Junior Exhibitor. Amongst the Open prizes to be won are the Harry Stanway Memorial Trophy and the Clubs Trophy for Best in Show. Other trophies are awarded to Best Opposite Sex, Best Champion, Best Novice ,and for Best Scottish, Best English, Best Welsh and Best Irish exhibits along with the International Trophies.
 
36 Champion Classes plus 2 Any flighted classes will be for the Champions along with 36 Classes for the Novices plus 2 Any flighted Classes. The Junior section will have two classes.
 
Entry fee per cage is 1 membership is 6 single and 8 partnership.
 
The Show Hall at the Loreto Centre, Llandudno LL30 2EL has ample parking, Rob Fryer of Colwyn Corn Supplies will be in attendance for your seed and any other requirements. Rob can be contacted on 07876751992.
 
The place to stay which is recommended by the club is the TAN LAN HOTEL, which is only 200 metres level walking away from the Show Hall. Please ring Paul or Deborah on 01492 860221 or e-mail info@tanlanhotel.co.uk please state that you are attending the show.
 
All exhibits to be staged between 6pm and 8pm on Saturday night  9th November or between 7am and 8-30am on Sunday morning the 10th November.
 
Entry forms will be sent out to all those who competed at last years show.
 
For any further details contact the general secretary Dave Shelbourne on 07879864472

 

News Item 19 January 2013

North Wales FFCC Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 30th January 2013 at the
Half Way House, Portdinorwic, Near Bangor. North Wales for 7-00pm. For further information contact Dave Shelbourne on 07879864472.

 

News Item 21 November 2012

The North Wales FFCC had a successful show on Sunday 11th November with entrants from England, Scotland and Wales. A total of 435 Champions,250 Novices and 12 Juniors made up the entry of 697 birds. This was the clubs ninth show, and Gerald Spencer made it 5 x Best in Shows in North Wales with his lovely Cinnamon Self Yellow Hen taking the main prize, Gerald also took Best Flighted with a cracking Blue Hen, to round off the day he also won Best H.Vari and Best Green and the award for Best English exhibit. His total winning amounted to 200 and the Harry Stanway Trophy, Welsh Crystal Decanter and the Welsh Slate Best English Exhibit.
 
Tom Campbell from Scotland continued his good year on the Novice circuit by winning Best Novice and Best Opposite Sex with a lovely 10% Green Vari Yellow Cock, Tom also won Best Novice Clear, Best Novice Self Green and Best Novice Self Cinnamon. Tom took home a total of 140-00 and trophies for Best Novice, Best opposite Sex and Best Scottish exhibit. Huw Parry of Wales won the Best Welsh exhibit with his Vari Yellow Cinnamon Hen and rounding up the Champion specials, Smith & Evans Wales won Best Clear and Best Allied to White specials. Andy Cooper visiting the show for the first time representing England won Best Green Vari up to 10% and Best Variegated specials.
 
On the novice side John Evans England won Best Variegated and Herd & Sommerville won Best H.Vari, Best Vari Cinnamon and Best Allied to White specials.
 
Scotland won the Champion & Novice International competition, with Wales runners up in both events and England third.
 
The club wish to thank the judges i.e. Roy Brown, Charlie Adams and Matt Eld and to all those who helped in making the show another successful event.