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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Show

I came across a different side to showing today. I tabled 40+ exhibits and got 6 first 10 second 5 third which was enough to win most points in veg section, we checked the cards 4 times to confirm this. When I mentioned this to another exhibitor they said that they would not be happy if a local did not win, several of our society turned up to help a struggling show. I will not be attending next year enough said on that
the judging was fair and correct apart from the marrow class where a large Courgette won 3rd over a Blyton Belle of good shape and size with flower still attached more than enough said I will post photos of my entry's as soon as possible

3 comments:

  1. For christ sake don't get bitter about judges or committees decisions or you'll drive yourself mad.
    I've been beaten to best in show for the last 2 years by 2 giant yet absolutely thrip ridden scabby leaved leeks where everybody except the judge thought I should have won,and It'll no doubt happen tomorrow too.
    As far as I'm concerned MY opinion is final and If I think mine was the best then that'll do for me.
    Having said that I have won classes in the past that in my opinion I shouldn't have won and have also showed my dismay when this happened as I felt guilty for winning.
    Judging seems to be totally subjective and if you have a judge who can't grow shallots for a toffee and he sees some half decent ones he'll give the prize to them.
    I'm hoping tomorrows judge can't grow carrots !!.
    Cheers,Dan

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  2. I am afraid this happens at all shows nationwide and it is not just veg shows that I am talking about.
    I once had people spary paint some of my show sheep red and then let them out on the main road just to stop me going to a show. We gathered the sheep up cleaned them up the best we could although they were a shade of pink and we still won.
    I would not give in to them and neither should you.

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  3. I hope to find out about your carrots this afternoon when I come for a nosey good luck.

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