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The Hants & Dorset Stickmakers held their annual Stick Show on Sunday 3rd of April 2011 at Woodlands Village hall. We managed to coincide with "Mothering Sunday" this year and attendance was down slightly with 94 sticks being entered into 10 different classes. This year there was no entry fee again and although the numbers were down we had some good quality work with plenty of variety, with all classes being well represented. The judge this year was our very own Charlie Walker, who was kept well out of the way whilst the members booked in their sticks. Charlie has attended many BSG shows over the last few years and has obviously picked up the judges ways, he did a superb job for us in a relaxed and very friendly way, discussing his findings afterwards.

Charlie Walker judge

The winning sticks 2011
our judge this year Mr charlie walker checking the straightness of the shank (very important) the winning sticks in each class
Ray Cobern best in show
Tony Powell reserve
"best in show" ray cobern wins again
"reserve best in show" tony powell

David Partridge, our local coppice worker and hurdle maker, was kind enough to come along with a truck load of shanks for sale including some twisties. I think most people took a bundle home so I hope it was worth his while coming. It kept people amused whilst the judging was taking place.

 

 

This was our fifth annual Stick Show and although not the best as far as numbers were concerned, I think everyone enjoyed the day, especially the cakes at lunchtime provided by Peter’s wife Wendy. The classes this year were explained more fully in a separate document by Charlie Walker and this helped keep the confusion to a minimum.

 

CLASS & DESCRIPTION

FIRST PLACE

SECOND PLACE

THIRD PLACE

 

Class 1  Any Horn

 

Ray Cobern

 

Peter Wheeler

 

Peter Wheeler

Class 2  Any Antler

Ray Cobern

Ray Cobern

Gill Thompson

Class 3  Plain Wood
Over 42”

Jim Seabright

Tim Elliott

Peter Wheeler

Class 4  Fancy Wood
Over 42”

Peter Wheeler

Ray Cobern

Gill Thompson

Class 5  Any type of Thumb-stick

Ray Cobern

Peter Wheeler

Peter Wheeler

Class 6  Plain wood
under 42”

Ray Cobern

Peter Wheeler

Brian Sansom

Class 7  Fancy stick
Under 42”

Tony Powell

Peter Wheeler

Gill Thompson

Class 8  Twistie Stick

Ray Cobern

Jim Seabright

Ray Cobern

Class 9  One Piece Stick

Ray Cobern

Dave Grant

Brian Sanson

Class 10  Novelty Stick

Jim Seabright

Moira Powell

Moira Powell

 

BEST IN SHOW

 

Ray Cobern

 

 

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

Tony Powell

 

 

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