2016 Annual Show Schedule

 

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   ANNUAL SHOW SCHEDULE

      2016

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SHOW RULES

  1. All exhibits must have been grown by and have been the property of the exhibitor for at least three months prior to the Show, except in classes 35-37 inclusive, in which they may be entered by or on behalf of the raiser and in the raiser’s name.
  2. Exhibitors must send their entries for the main Show to the Show Secretary, Mrs Linda Owens on the form provided, to reach her no later than the first post on the Thursday before the Show. Late entries will be at the discretion of the Show Secretary
  3. No exhibitor may stage more than one entry per class, unless otherwise stated.
  4. All exhibits must be staged at the time stated in the Show schedule.
  5. The Society’s Shows will be judged in accordance with the latest N.D.S. Classified Directory of Dahlias, including single bloom classes (except Classes 32-34). The decision of the judges in respect of the relative merits of the exhibits shall be final.
  6. Any protests must be lodged in writing with the Show Organiser within one hour of the Show opening. A fee of £1 must accompany the protest.  This will be refunded should the protest be upheld.
  7. All exhibits must be grouped or staged according to the direction of the Show Organiser.
  8. The Committee will not be held responsible for loss or damage to exhibitor’s property or exhibits.
  9. All Challenge Trophies are perpetual and may be held for nine months and must be returned to the Show Secretary at the May Plant Sale.
  10. Judges can withhold prizes at their discretion.
  11. Entry cards will be provided at shows and must be placed face downwards at the side of the exhibit.
  12. Only Stewards/Officials allowed in the Show whilst judging is taking place.
  13. All Classes are open unless otherwise stated.
  14. Any matters not provided for in the above rules will be dealt with by the Essex Dahlia Society Committee, whose decision will be final.
  15. Any competitor winning a trophy may have the same engraved at their own expense provided the engraving is in keeping with and appropriate to the trophy engraved. Any questions in relation to engraving must be referred to the committee.

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ESSEX DAHLIA SOCIETY

48th ANNUAL SHOW

SUNDAY 28TH August 2016

at

TABOR ACADEMY

Panfield Lane, Braintree,

Essex, CM7 5XP

Show Organiser:-

Mr John D Wills, 86 Noakes Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex

(Tele No. 01245 473034)

Show Secretary:-

Mrs Linda Owens, 268 Cressing Road, Braintree, Essex

(Tele No. 01376 340805)

Proposed Society Secretary:-

(To be formally considered at Annual General Meeting)

Mrs Kate Chambers, Low Mead, Upper Pond Sreet, Duddenhoe End, CB11 4UT (Tel: 01763 838 754)

Staging Times

Saturday 27th August                              6.00pm – 8.00pm

Sunday 28th August                                7.00am – 11.00am

Judging from 11.00am

Show open to public and exhibitors from 2.00pm.

Prize giving and presentations, 3.45pm approx

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Judges

                    R Day                                                                      Ely, Cambridgeshire

                    A Gillingwater                                                   Chingford, London

                    R Claydon                                                             Marks Tey, Essex

                    B Moore                                                                 Havant, Hampshire

SPECIAL AWARDS

N.D.S. Silver Medal – Best Exhibit in Show

N.D.S. Bronze Medal – Second Best Exhibit in Show

Terry Gillam Memorial Vase – Best Vase in Show

N.D.S. Bronze Medal – Best Exhibit in Intermediate and Novice Classes

N.D.S. Bronze Medal – Best Vase in Members Challenge

Members Challenge Tankard – Best Exhibit in Members Challenge (Class 28)

Peter Cleaver Perpetual Memorial  – Tankard Best Giant Decorative Bloom in Show

Jack Kinns Memorial Trophy – Best Vase of Small or Miniature Decorative Blooms in Show

Philip Osang Memorial Trophy – Best Vase of Large Semi Cactus Blooms in Show

Intermediate Perpetual Challenge Shield – Best Exhibit in           Intermediate Championship Class (Class 38)

Novice Perpetual Challenge Cup – Best Exhibit in Beginners Class

The RHS Banksian Medal – Exhibitor gaining most prize money in Show (2014 & 2015 winner ineligible)

INFORMATION

All vases will be provided except Classes 32-34.  All varieties should be named (except Classes 32-37), but the parent must be named in Class 36.  All Classes are open unless otherwise stated.  All Classes are any variety or varieties save as otherwise stated (except Classes 8 and 35 to 37). Any change in Show or Society officials following the AGM will be notified as necessary.

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ANNUAL SHOW SCHEDULE
All Varieties should be named (except classes 32-37)

 ESSEX DAHLIA SOCIETY

CHAMPIONSHIP

CLASS A

 An exhibit selected from three distinct classes

From Classes 14 – 27

Giant and/or Large Blooms, if used, may be

staged singly or in one vase.

1st – £15.  2nd – £5.   3rd – £3.

Class 1. THE ESSEX PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

3 vases, 3 Blooms per vase, Small and/or Miniature Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus

Class 2. THE GRAHAM CHESTER MEMORIAL TROPHY

3 vases, 3 Blooms per vase, Small and/or Miniature Decorative

Class 3. THE SCIMITAR PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

3 vases, 3 Blooms per vase, Medium Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus

Class 4. THE MEDEC PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

3 vases, 3 Blooms per vase, Medium Decorative

Class 5. THE SIMPET PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

6 Blooms Giant Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus and/or Decorative (to be staged in separate vases)

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Class 6. THE CHELMSFORD C & D AVENUE CUP

6 Blooms, Large Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus and/or Decorative

(3 Blooms to a vase or staged singly)

Class 7. THE GREAT WALTHAM PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

An exhibit selected from any two distinct Classes, from Classes 14-27

Class 8. THE PRESIDENT’S PERPETUAL TANKARD

3 vases, 3 Blooms per vase, a different variety in each vase

Class 9. THE COMMITTEE PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

3 vases, 3 Blooms per vase, Small and/or Miniature Ball.

Class 10. THE ASKWITH PERPETUAL CHALLENGE SALVER

2 vases, 6 Blooms per vase, Pompons

Class 11. THE ALO TROPHY

2 vases, 10 Blooms, Small flowered dahlias, 5 Blooms per vase

Class 12. THE JACK KINNS TROPHY

3 vases: 3 Blooms Miniature Decorative 1 vase, 3 Blooms Miniature Ball 1 vase and 3 Blooms Miniature Cactus or Semi-Cactus

1 vase: 3 distinct cultivars

Class 13. THE MELMAR TROPHY

3 vases, 3 Blooms per vase Collerette and/or Waterlily

SENIOR CLASSES

Class 14. 3 Blooms, Giant and/or Large Decorative

(May be staged in one vase or separately)

Class 15. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Medium Decorative
Class 16. 1 vase, 5 Blooms, Small Decorative
Class 17. 1 vase, 5 Blooms, Miniature Decorative
Class 18. 3 Blooms, Giant and/or Large Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus

(May be staged in one vase or separately)

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Class 19. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Medium Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus
Class 20. 1 vase, 5 Blooms, Small Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus
Class 21. 1 vase, 5 Blooms, Miniature Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus
Class 22. 1 vase, 5 Blooms, Small Ball
Class 23. 1 vase, 5 Blooms, Miniature Ball
Class 24. 1 vase, 6 Blooms, Pompon
Class 25. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Fimbriated
Class 26. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Waterlily
Class 27. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Collerette

 MEMBERS CHALLENGE

CLASS 28

2 vases, from the following sections,

only one vase from any section.

a)      3 Blooms, Medium Decorative or Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus

b)      3 Blooms, Small Decorative or Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus

c)      3 Blooms, Small Ball or Miniature Ball

d)      3 Blooms, Miniature Decorative or Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus

 (Twelve months membership prior to the show is required to enter this Class)

A Bronze Medal will be awarded for the best vase in this Class

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 SPECIAL CLASSES

Class 29. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Small and/or Miniature, 3 distinct colours(As defined in the N.D.S. Classified Directory)
Class 30. 3 vases. 1 Bloom per vase.  Each vase to contain a separate classification.  No variety to be used twice.
Class 31. 6 Distinct Varieties in two vases, 3 Blooms in each vase.
Class 32. A container of not less than 8 Dahlia Blooms, for colour and frontal effect.
Class 33. A Basket of 12 Dahlias minimum, with natural dahlia foliage, maximum bench space allowed 950mm.  To be judged 50% for quality and 50% for effect
Class 34. A container of not less than 12 Dahlias for all around effect.

(No buds.  Oversize Blooms will be allowed in 32 – 34)

SEEDLING AND SPORTS CLASSES

Exhibits may be entered by or on behalf of the raiser but must be in the raiser’s name.  More than one entry is allowed in these Classes.

Class 35. 1 vase, 3 Blooms of a seedling not yet in commerce, to be judged for exhibition potential only.  Giant or large varieties may be staged in 3 vases.
Class 36. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, 2 Blooms of a sport not yet in commerce and one Bloom of the parent, to be judged for exhibition potential only.  Giant or Large Blooms may be staged in 3 vases.  Parent must be named.
Class 37. 1 vase, 3 Blooms of a seedling or sport not yet in commerce, to be judged for garden or cut flower potential only.

 

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INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

Only open to exhibitors who  have not won a first prize in these classes or at any show at County or National level.

Class 38.

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP2 vases, of 3 Blooms, 2 separate classifications.  Giant or Large varieties may be staged in separate vases.
Class 39. 3 Blooms, Giant or Large flowered.May be staged in separate vases.
Class 40. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Medium flowered.
Class 41. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Small flowered.
Class 42. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Miniature flowered.
Class 43. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Pompon.
Class 44. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Collerette.
Class 45. 1 vase, 1 Bloom, Giant or Large flowered.

 Novice PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

Open to exhibitors who have not won a first prize in this class or in any other classes at an Essex Dahlia Society Annual Show.

Class  46. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, any cultivar or cultivars.

 

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SINGLE BLOOM CHALLENGE

All single bloom class winners in section will compete with one another for an overall single bloom winner.

SB1.     Giant, any classification.

SB2.    Large, any classification

SB3.    Medium Cactus or Semi-Cactus.

SB4.    Medium Decorative

SB5.    Small Cactus or Semi-Cactus

SB6.    Miniature Cactus or Semi-Cactus

SB7.    Small Decorative

SB8.    Miniature Decorative

SB9.    Small Ball

SB10.  Miniature Ball

SB11.  Pompon

SB12.  Water Lily

SB13.  Any other Classification of Dahlia

ENTRY FEES:- MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS
Class A

50p

75p

Classes 1 – 13 & 38

35p

50p

Classes 14 – 27

25p

35p

Class 28

40p

N/A

Classes 29 – 37

30p

45p

Classes 39 – 46

20p

30p

Classes SB1 – SB13

20p

30p

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PRIZE MONEY

 

First

Second

Third

Class A

£15

£5

£3

Classes 1 – 13

£5

£3

£2

Classes 14 – 27

£3

£2

£1

Class 28

£5

£3

£1

Classes 29 – 37

£3

£2

£1

Class 38

£5

£3

£1

Classes 39 – 45

£1

75p

50p

Class 46

£2

£1

50p

Classes SB1 – SB13

£1

50p

25p

(The single bloom overall winner will also win an additional prize of £5)

MEMBERSHIP

Please will members note that the Membership Secretary is:

 Mr A Taylor

6 Paget Court

Elsenham

Bishops Stortford

Herts CM22 6EP

Tel: 01279 816 736

to whom all membership enquiries and renewals should be directed. 

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2015 – 2016

ESSEX DAHLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

£3.00 per Member Due November each year

Affiliated societies: £5.00

The Society opens its brief report to you this year with great sadness. Peter Ottaway a great supporter of the Essex, passed away on 23 January 2016. He was remembered in a service at St. Mary’s Church Bures on 15 February 2016 which was attended by the (then) Vice Chairman of the National Society, Dave Gillam, together with many other friends from the dahlia world and in particular members of the Essex and the Norfolk and Suffolk. A touching and amusing tribute to Peter’s life was given by our dear friend Neville Goddard. Peter is remembered as a great showman not only for his dahlia’s but also for his daffodils and potatoes. Peter was without doubt a perfectionist always striving to improve even to the extent of not showing his own excellent blooms if he thought they were not up to standard. Peter is particularly remembered for his expertise with small cactus and enjoyed success with his own raising of Pink Goldcrest which the Society hopes will remain visible on the show benches of the future. Peter was a great supporter of both the Essex and the Norfolk and Suffolk over many years and for a time served on the committee of the Essex. His loss is keenly felt by all who knew him and our thoughts are with Maureen and Peter’s children. It goes without saying that the Society hopes that they will keep in contact and continue to attend the shows.

Our sadness is tinged with great joy. Those of you who are members of the National Society and receive the bulletin will have been delighted to read of Dave Spencer’s success in winning the Terry Clarke after an absence of 30 years. Dave is a regular visitor to the Essex and as we all know an expert showman. We add our congratulations to the many that he has already received and look forward to seeing him and indeed all of our competitors again in the shows this year.

Many of you will recall that Dave often gives us a talk at the AGM about new varieties. Well this year we have given him a year off! Please will all members note that the Society has decided to move the AGM and hold it at the end of the Plant Sale. Please see the details on page 15. There are several reasons for this. The Society has been disappointed over the last two years in the support that has been given at the AGM. In addition of course there is always an expense attached to room hire and as those of you who attended the main show will know expenditure is at the moment in the forefront of the Society’s mind.

You will recall at the main show that the Chairman outlined the potential problem beginning to confront the society. The Society has been very happy to stage its annual show in Braintree for a number of years however a change of management structure at the venue has engendered a virtual three fold increase in hire cost. Our finances over recent years have been quite finely balanced with the wonderful support we have had from all quarters at our plant sale but this type of increase is something that ultimately the Society will be unable to absorb. The committee has however resolved that certainly for this year the show will remain at Braintree. The finances will be kept under very close review however certainly this year the Society is already facing the prospect of a considerable loss. It will be absorbed from available funds and the committee is determined that the society will continue however much will continue to turn upon revenue from the Plant Sale and it accordingly therefore goes without saying that we ask all members to lend what support they can to the Plant Sale in May.

Our shows last year were extraordinarily well supported. There were more entries in the multi vase classes and the hall was certainly a wonderful splash of colour and expertise on the day of the main show. The mini shows continued to be very well supported with 139 vases at the early show and 116 vases at the late show. The committee wish you all a good growing year and look forward to seeing you all at the Plant Sale.

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 See “Previous Results” page

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See “Mini Show Schedule 2014” page

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PAGE 15

See “Diary of Events” page

Map for Schedule back cover

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