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
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
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
David Shelbourne General
congratulating Adam Kendall
Best in Show.
Judge Jim Watkins casting
his eye over some of
the variegated birds in one
of his classes.
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.
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
The Auction will have the following
donated Birds :
From Scotland - Green & Stillie - Tom
Campbell - Herd & Sommerville.
England - Gerald Spencer - Mat Eld - Ian
Wales - David Shelbourne - Jim Watkins -
Gareth Jones - Cain & Luc Thomas.
Ireland - Charlie Gardner - Alan Castles
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
- 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
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.. 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.
The North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club
will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 27th August at the Bedol,
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
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
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
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
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
For any further details contact the general secretary Dave Shelbourne on
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
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
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