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News Item March 2015 - AGM Report

The recently held AGM saw an excellent attendance with three new local additions to the membership. With the club showing a healthy credit balance, the 2015 Show was a date everyone was looking forward to. With Gareth Jones our Show Manager for the passed two years going out of the Fifes, Cain Thomas was elected as Show Manager with his brother Luc as Assistant Show Manager, these two young enthusiastic fanciers will I'm sure move the club to even higher levels.
David Shelbourne is still the General Secretary, a position that he has held since the formation of the Club in 2002. Richard Owens continues as our President.
The Show will be held on Sunday 8th November 2015 with the following judges - Keith & Stuart Roberts Wales - Frank Sanderson & Steve Cook England and Charlie Gardner Northern Ireland
Subs remain at 6 single and 8 Partnerships.
Entry per bird will remain at 1
The raffle this year will include a very good Food Hamper  for First prize with eleven excellent further prizes.
The auction of birds this year will be bids to the stage by 3pm, starting at a min bid of 10 and going up at 2 bids.
Additional cash prizes due to excellent sponsorships will be competed for on the day.

"50" Club winning numbers April 2014 - Feb 2015 inclusive :

April 43 - May 49 - June 36 - July 20 - August 27 - Sept 30 - October 35 - Nov 35
Dec 45 - Jan 23 - Feb 12.


News Item February 2015 - Next meeting

Reminder the Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th February 2015 at the Bedol Pub, Bethel, Near Caernarfon for 7-15pm prompt. For further information contact Dave shelbourne on 07879864472.

News Item December 2014 - This years show

The North Wales Fife Show was held on Sunday 9th November and another cracking show with 813 entries from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern and the Rep of Ireland.

Best Champion, Best English Exhibit, Best Fife was a Green Buff Hen from the Midland brother and sister partnership of Adam & Sharron Kendall. This Hen won her class under Jim Watkins and lifted 160 for the partnership and an array of Trophies (that is always admired by those who come to this show) This partnership won Best Novice, Best Fife in 2008, so this was there second big win in North Wales.

Other Champion specials saw Smith & Evans Wales win Best Clear under judge Bert Stillie, whilst Tom Campbell of Scotland took Best 10% under judge Mat Eld. Herd & Sommerville Scotland won Best Variegated and Best H.Variegated also Best Scottish exhibit. Alan Castles of Ireland took Best Champion Vari Cinnamon whilst Tony Carline England won Best Self Cinnamon.
The Welsh partnership of Jones & Williams won Best Allied to White, also Best Welsh exhibit and the President Trophy.

In the Novice section M.Gorin competing for the first time in Wales, took Best Allied to White and Best Novice under judge Jim Watkins, whilst Mark Gibbons England, who has had a very good season on the Bench won Best Novice Clear, Best Novice H.Variegated and Best Novice Vari Cinnamon ( I was pleased to see Mark win, as these winners came from stock from my stud)
Dobbs & McGuigan Ireland had a good day winning Best Novice Variegated and Best Irish Exhibit whilst John Evans England took Best Novice Self green. Tony Abbott England that won Best Fife here in 2013, was again amongst the winners, this time winning Best Novice Self Cinnamon.

Charlie Gardner Ireland won Best Flighted in Show, whilst Dave Shelbourne won Most points trophy for North Wales member. Best Junior was Conall Quine Ireland.

Wales won the International Champions Trophy with Scotland winning the Novice competition.
A big thank you to all those who contributed in helping to stage this show - Diolch yn Fawr (Thank You)

Next years judges confirmed are K & S.Roberts Wales - Charlie Gardner Ireland - Steve Cook and Frank Sanderson England.




David Shelbourne General Secretary

congratulating Adam Kendall Best in Show.


Judge Jim Watkins casting his eye over some of

the variegated birds in one of his classes.

News Item November 2014 - This years show

The total entry for this years Show to be held on Sunday 9th November is 813 birds which is just 24 birds down on last years record entry.
The entries are made up with 432 Champion exhibits, 379 Novice exhibits (a record) and 12 Juniors.

The numbers are made up with England entering 331 Birds, Wales 284 Birds, Ireland 116 Birds and Scotland 82 Birds.

The Auction will have the following donated Birds :

From Scotland - Green & Stillie - Tom Campbell - Herd & Sommerville.   

England - Gerald Spencer - Mat Eld - Ian Leather

Wales - David Shelbourne - Jim Watkins - Gareth Jones - Cain & Luc Thomas.

Ireland - Charlie Gardner - Alan Castles


News Item October 2014 - This years show

Have sent out over 100 schedules for the North Wales Fife Show to be held on Sunday 9th November. Having had a record entry in 2013 of 839birds from England-Scotland-Wales and Ireland, this forth coming show looks like being the biggest and best to date.

Photo Trophies to be won at the 2014 Show to be held on Sunday 9th November



News Item September 2014 - This years show.

Well it that time of year, schedules are in the printers and will be ready by 20th September. All those who entered our Show last year will have one sent to them. With an entry of 839 birds last year and no North West Show this year, we may even brake last years record.

The venue again is the Loreto Centre, Abbey Road, Llandudno LL30 2EL, the date Sunday 9th November 2014. Judges engaged Gerald Spencer - Mat Eld from England - Jim Watkins from South Wales. - Green & Stillie from Scotland.

This will be the clubs 11th Open and 9th International event, it seems a long time ago when I decided to form this club, and had the meeting at our house, sadly I'm the only one left of the original members, although Huw Parry our Chairman is still with me, after joining at the second meeting .I must say I do have an excellent committee and helpers behind me now.

Over 400 in prize money and vouchers will be for the taking with an array of excellent trophies.

All exhibits must be staged by 8-30am the day of the Show. Staging between 6pm -8pm on the Saturday evening and between 7am and 8-3oam the morning of the Show " Do not be late" Judging will start prompt at 8-45am. Doors will be open to the public at 1-30pm and not before. Light Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

At 3pm an Auction of Top class birds will take place with the presentation of prizes following at 3-30pm by the Club President Richard Owen.

Directions to the Show Hall are if you are travelling from East to West you should leave the Ass Coast Road into North wales at Junction 18 signposted Deganwy & Llandudno and follow the road through Deganwy passing the North Wales Golf Links on your left and Maesdu Golf Course and Llandudno Hospital on your right. Continue on the main road straight to the end i.e. Great Ormes Road to the T Junction,turn right were St David's Hospice is on the left and the Show hall i.e. Lorteto Centre is directly next door. approx. travelling time from leaving the A55 at Junction 18 to the Show Hall is 10 mins.

The club recommends The Rose Tor Hotel to stay for your visit at 120-124 Upper Mostyn Street. Llandudno LL30 2SW. Phone : 01492-870433 e-mail : Prices for B & B are Double Room and Twin Rooms 59-95.

If you haven't been before this is the Largest Fife Canary Show in Wales, you will not be disappointed. I look forward to meeting old and new friends on Sunday 9th November at the Queen of the Welsh resorts - Llandudno. If you require any further information contact me - Dave Shelbourne on 07879864472.

News Item August 2014 - Next Meeting.

The North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 27th August at the Bedol, Bethel, Near Caernarfon for 7-15pm. Items to discuss will be the formation of the new North Wales Cage Bird Federation - Updates. The finalisation of the open Show to be held on Sunday 9th November.

Winning "50" Club Draw numbers from April this year are as follows :

April - winning number 43 May - winning number 49 June - winning number 36

July - winning number 20.


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 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.