There were over 180 exhibit entries in the YFC marquee from Floral Art, Scrap Metal Robots to Movie Making and baking. All nine Clubs were competing for the coveted silverware. Thank you to Tallents Solicitors for sponsoring the Exhibit classes.
Having the sun shining certainly made for a great weekend, and the crowds and buzz around the marquee helped raised the profile of YFC. The Claas Telehandler challenge was popular, even more so when Ben was drumming up support and the photo booth was a hit…especially with our County and Show Chairmen.
Saturday saw the first live YFC bake off competition take place, along with the third year of the YFC Lawnmower Racing competition sponsored by Redmile Grain Tech Services Ltd, nine lawnmowers were entered this year, but, mechanical failure meant that only seven made it into the main ring, Lowdham’s left static by the YFC marquee and Caunton’s not even making it onto the showground. Thank you to Farmstar for judging the turnout. This year saw the lawnmowers enter the main ring twice with a heat and a final, expertly commentated by Calum Grant, who had a tough job trying to keep up. In the end after a Le Mans style start in the final, speed won out and Worksop were crowed winners, followed by 2nd placed Tuxford YFC and 3rd place Cropwell YFC—Podium presentation and an authentic champagne reception for the crowd followed.
Sunday was a day for stock judging, Beef, Dairy and Butchers Lamb kept the members busy all day, along with helping out with the grand parade. The horse stock judging was held on Thursday evening by kind permission of NTU Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre.
Trophies for stock classes were awarded to Megan Afford, Papplewick YFC and Daisy Haigh Tuxford for Junior Horse Judging, Intermediate Horse Judging Evie Lund, Lowdham YFC and Senior Horse Judging Alice Beckett, Caunton YFC. Junior Beef was won by Emily Burke, Papplewick YFC, Intermediate Beef Charles Wagstaff, Worksop YFC and Senior Beef Eddy Allen, Collingham YFC. Dairy was won by Sophie Arthur, Papplewick YFC, Evie Lund, Lowdham YFC and Eddy Allen, Collingham and Butchers Lamb trophies were awarded to Holly White, Tuxford YFC, Sammy Allen, Collingham YFC and Will Hill, Tuxford YFC.
The Highest scoring club in stock judging was awarded to Collingham YFC, 2nd place were Tuxford YFC and 3rd place Papplewick YFC. The Roy Turner Trophy for the highest scoring junior stock judger was presented to Daisy Haigh of Tuxford YFC and the Mick Saxby Memorial Trophy for highest scoring stock judger was awarded to Eddy Allen of Collingham YFC
Other trophies were presented to Harvey Gillatt of Tuxford YFC for Metalwork, Eddy Allen, Collingham YFC for the Movie Maker competition and Collingham YFC won the Cube Exhibit trophy. The Prudential Perpetual Challenge Cup for exhibits overall was awarded to Collingham YFC, 2nd place were Tuxford and 3rd place Lowdham.
Ben Theaker of Worksop YFC was crowned Members Member, Cropwell YFC won the Interclub Challenge and The Club of the Year title given to Collingham YFC, 2nd place were Lowdham YFC and 3rd place were Southwell YFC.
Thank you to all the judges and stewards who helped over the weekend, and to Eddy, Will and the show team for all their input.
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