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The 2015 N.E.H.A.A Ploughing Match Report

Class Score sheets & Special Awards Listings

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AdminAfter the 2014 Ploughing Match was virtually washed away it was a relief to find the weather set fine for the 2015 Match which was held at Charity Farm by kind permission of Sir James Scott.

The usual trio of Match Secretary Rebecca Peek, Susie Parish and yours truly were the first arrival on site on Sunday morning, shortly followed by Peter Crockford's lorry , first of a steady stream of competitors heading up the up the farm track into the field.

There was a slight hold up when one of the larger lorries failed to maintain momentum in the gateway which soon caused a tail back of tractors, trailers and lorries down the approach track.

After some traction assistance from a nearby John Deere, order was restored and the rest of the competitors and the all important Catering Trailer arrived without mishap.

A larger than usual contingent of "volunteer" stewards had erected the Gazebos around the Admin area and the ploughmen were now heading off to mark out their plots ready for the 9:00 a.m. start.

 

 

 

In the Eastern field the Conventional and Vintage classes were soon getting to work, Mr KW White seen here working his crown, was one of five vintage Fordsons in the field

The ground conditions were a test for all and the majority of the ploughmen were struggling to bury the stubble.

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Morris's Minneapolis Moline was pulling a prairie plough from the same manufacturer and was definitely not the right outfit for the conditions but with enough power on tap he managed to complete his plot and was one of the first competitors head back to the Admin area for his Fish & Chip Lunch.

 

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Gordon Newman, ploughing in the Vintage Mounted Class with his Fordson Dexta, was working to his finish as the sun began to break through towards midday.

 

 

 

In the trailed class, two of the fordsons Messrs Burrows and Crockford were running round to complete their finish as the clock began to count down to the end of ploughing.

 

On top of the Hill, Mr Chitty's Valmet tractor pulling two furrow Lemken Plough was one of the eleven ploughmen in the Reversible Class that were working in much heavier ground where, once again, burying the stubble proved to be easier said than done.

 

 

 

In these conditions a Home Ground advantage didn't count for much, as James Sherwood soon discovered although he did pick up the trophy for the best maintained Modern Tractor as a consolation.

 

Kevin Alexander ( left ) was working to his finish on his way to winning the Reversible Championship with his John Deere.

In the neighbouring plot 16 year old P Murphy, the youngest ploughmen competing on the day, was also on the last few turns.

Michael Propert-Lewis, NEEHA President and former President Elspeth Lane found time from their official duties to walk around the classes while Ploughman Peter White found himself under close examination from Judges Roy Norkett and John Licence in the Company of Judges Steward Kate Faulkner

 

 

With plots completed it was time for the Fish and Chips in the sunshine while in the admin HQ numbers were being crunched to sort out the day's winners.

 

 

 

 

Davina Propert-Lewis presented the trophies and NEHAA Champion Ploughman for 2015 was Geoff Burse. (right)

 

 

 

Peter Crockford (below left)was top Ploughman in the Vintage Classes and Kevin Alexander (below right) was the Reversible Champion.

Judges Score Sheets and Special Awards are shown below in class order and are also available to in printable PDF format.

Thanks to all Ploughmen, Stewards, Judges and other helpers on Match Day and to Simon Fraser for most of the images on this page.

Special Thanks to Susie Parish for help in marking out on the Saturday and last but not least, to Ploughing Match Secretary, Rebecca Peek for her administrative skills and putting up with the Ploughing Chairman throughout the day.

Bob Stevens

 

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  CLASS 1 - Conventional Ploughs
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Max
Points.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
15
32
Split Opening
Well cut Uniform & Straight
20
13
12
11
10
15
16
14
12
11
12
12
14
Start
Uniform Level & Straightness
40
22
19
18
23
19
22
16
20
22
19
18
21
Seed Bed
Weed Control  & soil made available
40
26
27
23
24
21
22
26
20
25
22
22
26
Uniformity
Uniformity conformity & straightness
40
27
26
22
24
23
20
26
23
25
22
24
24
Firmness
Firm & no holes
40
24
24
22
23
23
22
23
24
23
22
23
23
Finish
Uniform depth and straightness
40
35
28
18
30
28
31
22
15
26
26
29
19
Ins & Outs
Neat & accurate
20
15
12
8
11
12
13
11
10
9
15
12
10
                       
Total 240
162
148
122
145
141
146
138
124
141
138
140
137
Penalty deductions                        
Final Total
162
148
122
145
141
146
138
124
141
138
140
137
Placings 1st 1 2nd 2 3rd 6 4th 4
  G Burse   R Guy   WA Parsons   E Denton  
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OFFICIAL SCORE SHEET CLASS 2 - Reversible Ploughs  - 2-5 Furrows
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Max
Points.
11
12
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
35
   
Split Opening
Well cut Uniform & Straight
20
5
7
6
4
4
3
8
6
10
1
   
Start
Uniform Level & Straightness
40
17
25
21
23
16
17
16
22
24
15
   
Seed Bed
Weed Control  & soil made available
40
30
32
28
25
16
15
14
25
30
28
   
Uniformity
Uniformity conformity & straightness
40
25
32
28
23
18
20
17
25
26
24
   
Firmness
Firm & no holes
40
20
28
25
18
14
15
13
25
22
24
   
Finish
Uniform depth and straightness
40
5
18
20
16
6
8
3
 
7
12
   
Ins & Outs
Neat & accurate
20
10
8
6
6
10
7
7
8
6
5
   
                   
Total 240
112
150
134
115
84
85
78
111
125
109
   
Penalty deductions                        
Final Total
112
150
134
115
84
85
78
111
125
109
   
Placings 1st 12 2nd 13 3rd 20 4th 14
  K Alexander   R Parish TR Stephens   A Chitty  
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OFFICIAL SCORE SHEET Class 3 - Vintage Trailed
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Points.
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
       
Split Opening
Well cut Uniform & Straight
20
10
12
7
11
 
10
13
       
Start
Uniform Level & Straightness
40
17
19
16
19
 
20
22
       
Seed Bed
Weed Control  & soil made available
40
14
18
15
15
 
14
20
       
Uniformity
Uniformity conformity & straightness
40
15
20
12
15
 
23
28
       
Firmness
Firm & no holes
40
10
15
10
10
 
18
30
       
Finish
Uniform depth and straightness
40
18
26
18
15
 
24
28
       
Ins & Outs
Neat & accurate
20
11
12
12
13
 
14
15
       
             
Total 240
95
122
90
98
 
123
156
       
Penalty deductions                      
Final Total
95
122
90
98
 
123
156
       
Placings 1st 27 2nd 26 3rd 22 4th 24
PJ Crockford DH Head Mr D Allen KW White
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OFFICIAL SCORE SHEET CLASS 4 - Vintage - Mounted Ploughs
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Points.
28
29
30
31
         
Split Opening
Well cut Uniform & Straight
20
9
11
 
9
         
Start
Uniform Level & Straightness
40
12
14
 
22
         
Seed Bed
Weed Control  & soil made available
40
10
20
 
15
         
Uniformity
Uniformity conformity & straightness
40
10
28
 
20
         
Firmness
Firm & no holes
40
10
30
 
20
         
Finish
Uniform depth and straightness
40
20
25
 
25
         
Ins & Outs
Neat & accurate
20
7
15
 
12
         
         
Total 240
78
143
 
123
         
Penalty deductions                  
Final Total
78
143
 
123
         
Placings 1st 29 2nd 31    
  G Newman   D Oliver      

NEHAA  PLOUGHING  MATCH  18th OCTOBER 2015  PRIZE LIST

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Prize

 

Winner

 

 

(C1) - Perpetual Challenge Cup donated by Messrs. Frank Parkinson
Farms Ltd to the Champion Competitor +  NEHAA Glass Tankard +
Cash Prize - £30 Prize Money donated by The 2015 President, Mr M Propert-Lewis.

 

Mr. G Burse

 

 

(C2) - Shell-Mex & B.P. Farms Services Trophy donated by William Cory
& Son Ltd to the Reserve Champion + NEHAA  Glass Tankard +   
Cash Prize - £20 Prize Money donated The 2014 President, Mr R Buer

 

Mr R Guy

 

(C3) - Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup donated by Watson & Haig Ltd. for
the Best Ploughing in Class 2 (Reversible Ploughs)
+ NEHAA Glass Trophy sponsored by Rod Gaskin Ltd

 

Mr K Alexander

 

(C4) - Silver Challenge Cup for the Best Ploughing in Class 1
+ NEHAA Glass Trophy

 

Mr G Burse

 

(C8) - Watney Coombe Reid Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Best
Maintained VINTAGE tractor in Classes 3 + 4 +  NEHAA Glass Trophy

 

Mr D Oliver

 

(C27) - Gerald Coke Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Best Maintained
Tractor in Classes 1 + 2 + NEHAA Glass Trophy

 

Mr J Sherwood

 

(C32) - Perpetual Challenge Trophy presented by John A Seale Ltd for
Best Work with a Massey Ferguson Tractor
+ Glass Trophy sponsored by John A Seale Ltd

 

Mr W A Parsons

 

(C48) - Perpetual Challenge Cup presented by Messrs. FW Mansbridge
and A Swanborough for Best Work with a Vintage Tractor + NEHAA Glass Trophy

 

Mr P Crockford

 

Glass Trophy for Best Ploughing with a John Deere Tractor
sponsored by Farol Ltd

 

Mr K Alexander

 

Glass Trophy for Best Ploughing with a Ransome/Overum Plough Presented by Mike Garwood Ltd

 

Mr R Guy

 

Glass Trophy for Best Ploughing with a New Holland/Ford Tractor Presented by Oakes Bros Ltd

 

Mr G Burse

 

Glass Trophy for Best Ploughing with Kverneland Plough Sponsored by
R Hunt (Agricultural Engineers) Ltd

 

Mr G Burse

 

Best Young Ploughman under 21 - Cash Prize - £5

 

Mr P Murphy

 

Best Finish - Cash Prize - £10

 

Mr G Burse

 

Best Crown - Cash Prize - £10

 

Mr E Denton

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