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CCA FLEECE SHOW 2021

Saturday 10th July 2021

Judge:  Roger Clarke

 

With Covid restrictions starting to ease, it was great to be able to hold the Cornish Fleece Show in July.  The show was sold out within days and it was great to have both returning and new entrants from across the country.

 

Judge Roger Clarke commended the high quality of the entries.  

“Kicking off the 2021 summer show scene, I enjoyed the privilege of judging the 2nd Cornish Fleece Show. 

Hosted by Dark Sky Alpacas, the entire event was a credit to the Cornwall Camelid Association and testament to all their hard work and planning. 

As expected, the standard of entries was very high and it was a genuine pleasure to appraise such stunning fleeces.”

 

With over 80 entries, it was tight scoring for the top sash, won by the Champion White Fleece Beck Brow Stars Align scoring 86.5 points, only pipping the Reserve Champion White Fleece Ashwood Nellie by one point.  The light, fawn and brown champions all scored over 80 points, the Black Champion Fleece Ashwood Night of the Realm, scoring a commendable 79 points.

Of the 74 huacaya entries, 10 fleeces scored over 80 points.  Only 18 fleeces scored less than 70 points.  The largest class was the junior white fleeces, attracting 13 entries including the overall Supreme.  It shows the high quality of the entries, when the fleece which came 7th and not awarded any rosette scored 78.5 points.

In the Suri section, Beck Brow Falco (owned by Sheriff Alpacas) scored 83.5 points and the Supreme Suri sash.  Although there were only 6 suri fleeces entered, all scored in the upper 70 points.

It was good to see a few entries from owners new to fleece showing and we hope that they enjoyed receiving their fleeces back with their score cards and hopefully a rosette.  Roger endeavoured to make constructive comments on as many entries as possible, explaining where some extra points were gained or lost.

The Cornwall Camelid Association (CCA) decided to award a cup each to the CCA members with the highest scoring huacaya and suri fleeces.  The highest scoring huacaya fleece by a CCA member was awarded to Crewenna Cherie, 48 months+  light fleece scoring 79.5 points and the highest scoring suri fleece entered by a CCA member was awarded to Popham Surimandara, 12-24 months light fleece scoring 79.5 points.

The team of CCA member stewards, Ros (Sampford Manor Alpacas), Nigel (Carpalla Alpacas), Abha (Powwow Alpacas), Lin (Linberry Alpacas) and Sandra (Crewenna Alpacas), worked tirelessly in shifts during the day, to keep the flow of entries carefully placed on the tables ready for judging and ensuring all were repacked with the correct score cards and samples.  Last year’s successful partnership of Tom on computer recording the scores and Wendy (Dark Sky Alpacas) scribing kept this years show rolling, even with 20 more entries the show finished mid afternoon.  We also had Barry (Linberry Alpacas) enrolled as transport manager to guarantee the safe transport of the fleeces to and from the collection point to the venue.

After the judging, the show was open to members to come and view the entries, collect their fleeces and also benefit from a summary and general question and answer session with Roger.  It was great to be able to reconnect in person and enjoyed by all.

Results were as follows:

HUACAYA

Supreme Huacaya Fleece: Beck Brow Stars Align

Best of British: Beck Brow Stars Align

Judges Choice: Beck Brow Just the Ticket

Champion Grey - Beck Brow Come As You Are

Reserve Champion Grey - Heatherland Nicholas

Champion Black - Ashwood Night of the Realm

Reserve Champion Black - Sheriff Bullseye

Champion Brown - Beck Brow Just the Ticket

Reserve Champion Brown - Powwow Lea.

Champion Fawn - Beck Brow She Rocks

Reserve Champion Fawn - Dark Sky Toranaga

Champion Light - Beck Brow Standing Ovation

Reserve Champion Light - Apple Vale Liberty

Champion White - Beck Brow Stars Align

Reserve Champion White - Ashwood Nellie

SURI

Supreme Suri - Beck Brow Falco

Best of British - Popham Surimandara

Judge Choice - Winsaula Carriages at Dawn

Champion Grey Fleece - Winsaula Malahide

Champion Fawn Fleece - Winsaula Carriages at Dawn

Reserve Champion - Thistledown Patagonia of Dark Sky

Champion Light Fleece - Beck Brow Falco

Reserve Champion - Popham Surimandara

Champion White Fleece - Surico Lorient of Dark Sky

 

Many thanks to our generous sash sponsors

Supreme Huacaya and Suri - Dark Sky Alpacas, Tom and Wendy Scott

 

Best of British Huacaya and Suri - Kestle Alpacas, WKestle Alpaca Farm

 

Judges Choice Huacaya and Suri - Sheriff Alpacas, Caroline Barugh

 

Colour Champion Huacaya - Alpacas of Cornwall, Sandra Muriel

 

Colour Champion Suri - Cornish Alpaca Shearing, Allen Arthur Cienfuegos