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
News Item 4 May 2012
The 2012 North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club
Show will be held at the Loreto Centre, Llandudno LL30 2EL on Sunday
11th November 2012.
This Show is penciled in most top fife Fanciers diary as a Show not to
be Missed. This International event will have more classes, more prize
money and Trophies for the Best English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish
exhibits this year. For the novices and juniors the Birdcare company
have donated 5 x £10 tokens as prizes to be won. Rob Fryer of Colwyn
Corn Supplies will also be in attendance and an auction of top quality
birds will be on display from the leading Fife fanciers in the
This Show is the biggest Fife event in Wales and the only
International event in the UK. a new easier entry form has been
devised, all last years exhibitors will have a show schedule and entry
form sent out to them. Those fanciers who have moved up into champions
need to inform the secretary so that they receive the correct entry
Judges engaged this year are Roy Brown, Matt Eld and Charlie Adams all
from England. With over 700 entries last year, this years event is
promising to be even bigger, located in the Queen of the Welsh resorts,
the venue and location is one of the best in the UK. Make a note in
your diary and head for North Wales on 11th November - this is a show
not to be missed. Contact Dave Shelbourne on 07879864472 for further
2011 Show Report - 25 November 2001
North Wales FFCC held their 8th open and 6th International Fife show
on Sunday 13th November 2011. A total of 703 birds were entered by 52
fanciers from England, Scotland and Wales. A record amount of people
came through the doors at 2pm to see the biggest Fife Show in Wales.
President Richard Owen presented the Best in Show Award, and Best
Champion Award to Andy Rodger from Scotland, His winner
came through by winning the Green Self Yellow Hens class. Andy won £160
and a Welsh Crystal Trophy.
Best opposite Sex in Show, Best Novice and five coloured specials went
to the outstanding novice partnership of Herd & Sommerville also
from Scotland, this partnership scooped a total of £150 and the B.O.S
& Novice Trophies.
Tony Carline from England won the Best flighted Award, whilst Richard
Lazenby from Shropshie won the best Junior in Show award.
Other specials in the Champion section were won by M & J.Gibson Best
Clear,John Holmes Best Variegated,Gerald Spencer Best Heavy
Variegated,& Best Vari Cinnamon.
Jim Watkins Best Self Cinnamon and Green & Stille Best Allied to
In the Novice section Colin Mills Won Best Clear and Tom Campbell Best
England won both International events with wales runners up.
News Item 20 January 2011
North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Clubs 2011 8th Open and 6th International
Show will be held on Sunday 13th November 2011 at the Loreto Centre,
Llandudno. Judged engaged are John Oram, M. Major and P. Major.
Subscriptions remain the same as 2010 i.e. Single £6 Partnerships £8
Entry per bird now £1 each. Prize Money £400. Birds staged between 6pm
and 8pm on Saturday evening 12th November and between 7am and 8-30am on Sunday
13th November. Judging to start at 8-45am prompt. As in previous years
an auction will be held in aid of club funds.
We expect all fanciers to exhibit their birds in good condition along
with clean cages. All exhibitors must give a contact telephone number on
their entry form (not for publication)
"REMEMBER IT ONLY TAKES ONE TO WIN, BUT IT TAKES MANY TO MAKE A
This popular show the Premier Fife show in Wales is held in the Queen of
the Welsh resorts. Llandudno, Enjoy your weekend by staying at the Royal
01492-876476 OR 01492-870210 or the Epperstone Hotel 01492-8787467 both
Hotels only a few minutes walk from the venue.
Show Schedules will be sent out to those who entered the 2010 Show.
Contact ; David Shelbourne General Secretary on 01492-517981 or
News Item 26 November 2010
North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club had 618 entries for their7th Open and
5th International Event held on Sunday 21st November 2010. The judges
were Jack Shaw, Steve Cook and Alan Wilson from England. The
International event saw Wales pulling off a double winning both the
Champions and Novices team event.
Best in Show was a Heavy Variegated Buff Hen exhibited by Gerald Spencer
of England this was the forth time that Gerald has won best in Show at
this, the premier Fife Show in Wales, Gerald bird not only won the Welsh
Crystal Whiskey Decanter Trophy, it also won the Harry Stanway Memorial
Trophy. To round off an excellent day, the fancier also won Best
Champion Var Cinnamon, and Best Champion Allied to White.
Green and Stillie from Scotland won Best opposite Sex with the winner of
Class 9 Green Heavy Vari Yell Cock, they also won Best Champion
Clear with the winner of class 2.
Andy Rodger from Scotland won Best Variegated with the winner of
class 8, whilst Marlene & Jim Gibson won Best Champion Green with
the winner of Class 13. Colin Dudley completed the Champion specials by
winning Best Self Cinnamon.
In the Novice Section Thomas Campbell of Scotland won Best Novice with
the winner of class 38 green Var Yell Hen. This fancier also won Best
Novice Heavy variegated with the winner of Class 41. Darren Bullock of
Wales won Best Novice Clear. Cain & Luc Thomas of Wales won Best
Novice Green and Best Novice Allied to White. A Adam & Sharon
Kendall England won Best Novice Var Cinnamon and R & J.Shaw won Best
Novice Self Cinnamon.
Dave Shelbourne Wales won Best Flighted in Show with Shane Roberts Wales
winning best Junior.
A bird donated by Gerald Spencer was the highest bid bird in the
Next Years Show will be held on Sunday 13th November 2011.
News Item 2 November 2010
The 2010 North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club Open Show will be held on
Sunday 21st November at the Loreto Center, Llandudno, North Wales, LL30
2EL. This years show is being held in memory of the late Harry Stanway.
Show Open to the public at 2pm. Judges engaged are : Jack Shaw, Alan
Wilson and Steve Cook.
This will be the clubs 7th Open and 5th International event, which is
held at the Queen of the Welsh Resorts Llandudno. Over 120 schedules
have been sent out, the record entry for the show is 713 birds in 2007,
will that be beaten this year. Most of the top Fife fanciers attend this
show, which is the premier Fife show in Wales.
News Item 8 February 2010
The 2009 Show was held on 8th November at the Loreto Centre,Llandudno.
A total of 670 birds were benched.
Best in Show,Best Champion,Best H/Variegated - McEwan & McGlinchey
Best Opposite Sex - Gerald Spencer England
Best Novice,Best H/Variegated - J.I.Ross Scotland
Best Flighted C & G.Vaughan England
Best Champion Clear - Rob Roy Fifes Best Champion
Varigated - T.Carline
Best Champion Green - Rob Roy Fifes Best Champion Vari Cinn - T.Carline
Best Champion Self Cinn - R.H.Parry Best Champion Allied to White
- Clark & Gillott
Best Novice Clear - I.Humphries Best Novice Variegated - Herd
Best Novice Green - R.Shaw. Best Novice Vari & Self Cinn -Herd
Best Novice Allied to White - P.Field. Best Junior - Shane
Champions - First England Second - Scotland
Third - Wales
Novices - First England Second
Third - Scotland.
North Wales FFCC Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 9th January
The Club held a minutes silence in memory of the late Harry Stanway
and a big supporter of the Club who passed away on Thursday 17th
The Balance Sheet was adopted, and gave the club a healthy balance
to start another year.
The secretary thanked all those who had helped and contributed in making
the Show another success in his absence, especially Gordon & Chris
Vaughan and Gareth Jones.
The only alterations to officials for the coming year was the election
of John Roberts Portmadoc as President.
Subscriptions for 2010 remain as £6 single £8 partnership and £10
Judges for 2010 Show - Terry Kelly - Jack Shaw - Alan Wilson. All
The Club would be looking for sponsorships as in previous years.
Prize Money for 2010 Show - Best in Show £100 Best Chsampion £50
Best Novice £50 14 x Best of Colours £10 each special Best
The above were the main issues passed.
Next Meeting Saturday 27th February at the "55 Diner"
Llanddulas,Old Colwyn for 10-00am
News Item 10 July 2009
Show schedules have now been sent out to all those members who entered
the 2008 show. I will not be attending this years show, due to a long
awaited Caribbean Holiday, all entries should be sent to Gordon Vaughan
as per schedule, all monies should be made out to North Wales Fife Fancy
Canary Club, and not to any individual, for further information please
contact up to 31st October 2009 Dave Shelbourne on 07879864472
News Item 9 January 2009
North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club 6th Anniversary & 4th
International 2009 Show
2009 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Officials Elected.
President : John Hughes. Anglesey
Vice Presidents : Huw Parry. Anglesey and Rob Fryer. Colwyn Corn
Supplies. Old Colwyn
Chairman : Huw Parry. Anglesey
Vice Chairman : John Roberts. Portmadoc.
General Secretary/Treasurer/Show Secretary : David Shelbourne
Show Manager : John Hughes Anglesey.
Assistant Show Manager : Bill Gardner. Rhyl.
Show Awards Secretary Chris & Gordon Vaughan. Heswall,
2009 Show ; Sunday 8th November 2009 at the Loreto
Centre.Llandudno LL30 2EL
2009 Subscriptions : Single £6
Entry Fee : 70p a bird.
Judges confirmed : Jim Watkins - Derek Weaver - Keith Roberts
Reserve Judge _ Jeff Hamlett Widnes. Cheshire
Main Sponsors ; Best in Show £100 kindly sponsored by Richard
Best opposite Sex in Show £50 kindly sponsored by Lansdowne
& Annan Hotels, Llandudno.
Best Champion in Show £50 kindly sponsored by Huw Parry
Best Novice in Show £50 kindly sponsored by Bill Gardner. Rhyl.
The Club wish to thank the following for sponsoring the Best of
Colours Specials for 2009 :
John Hughes Anglesey £30 - Hughes & Roberts Portmadoc
£30 - C & G Vaughan Heswall, Wirral £20 - Mrs Rose Shenton.
Dorrington,Shrewsbury £20 - Emrys williams Anglesey £20 -
Richard Jones Pwllheli £20.
For any further information regarding the 2009 Show please
contact the General Secretary : David Shelbourne
News Item 10 November 2008
2008 Show Results
453 Champions and 166 Novice birds were benched at the 5th Anniversary and
3rd International Show held on Sunday 9th November 2008.
Best in Show, Best Novice and Best Variegated Novice winning £160 and
Trophy were A & S Kendall England.
Best Opposite Sex in Show and Best Champion
Green winning £60 and Welsh Chrystal Goblets were Jones & Roberts
Best Champion, Best Variegated, Best
H/Variegated, Best Vari Cinnamon, Best Self Cinnamon and Best Allied to
White Champion winning £100-00 was Gerald Spencer
Best Flighted winning Special were Shelbourne
& Hore Wales.
Best Champion Clear were C & G Vaughan England.
Best Novice Clear was B.Tunnicliffe England.
Best H.Variegated Novice was A.Williams Wales
Best Novice Green and Best Novice Variegated Cinnamon was S.Roberts Wales
Best Novice Self Cinnamon and Best Novice Allied to White was A.Duff
International Result :
Champions for third year running Scotland, with Wales second and England
Novices Winners Wales with Scotland second and England third.
The highest price paid in the auction was for a bird donated by David
Lumsden Scotland which made £60 and a bird donated by Clarke &
Gillott England fetching £50.
Next years show will be held on Sunday 8th
News Item 6 October 2008
Correction to show schedule
Class 21 & 53 should read Cinnamon Self Yellow or Foul Cock
Class 22 & 54 should read Cinnamon Self Yellow or Foul Hen
Class 23 & 55 should read Cinnamon Self Buff or Foul Cock
Class 24 & 56 should read Cinnamon Self Buff or Foul Hen
Class 31 & 63 shoulds read Blue/Fawn Self or Foul Cock
Class 32 & 64 should read Blue/Fawn Self or Foul Hen
News Item 2 September 2008
North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club will be having a meeting on Saturday
13th September 2008 at the Dulas Arms,Near Old Colwyn for 10-30am Main
topic on the agenda - Forth coming Open Show.
News Item 25 August 2008
The Club welcomes Sebastion Weissbein from Beer Sheba Israel as a
News Item 24 July 2008
Oversea Membership. For £10-00 sterling you can become a member of the
North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club were you will receive any news letters,
and results etc of the annual Show. Please make cheque out to North Wales
Fife Fancy Canary Club for forwarding address contact the secretary on
e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorships for Annual Show. Judges for 2009 etc.
2008 Officials As 2007 plus John Roberts Portmadoc new Chairman phone
The Club wish to thank Meredith Williams our past Chairman who has not
enjoyed the best of health recently but who is still active within the
Subscriptions for 2008 are £6 single £7 partnership cost of entry per
bird for Annual Show for 2008 will be 70p a bird. show Date Sunday 9th
November 2008 at the Loreto Centre, Llandudno.
The Club are thinking of holding a nest feather Show in July, watch this
space for further information.
New date for North Wales Fife Fancy Canary Club Annual General
Meeting Saturday 16th February 2008 Dulas Arms Llanddulas, Near Old
The proposed Annual General Meeting of the North Wales Fife Fancy Canary
Club scheduled for Saturday 2nd February 2008 has been cancelled. A new
date will be published.
After a very successful Show on 11th November 713 birds, the club
are thinking of going even bigger in 2008. This would mean even a bigger
hall. A meeting will be held on Saturday 24th November for 10-30am at the
Dulas Arms, Llanddulas, Near Old Colwyn to discuss this possibility. All
paid up members are welcome. For further information contact Dave Shelbourne
on 01492-517981 or mobile 07879864472.