Annual Show Schedule

ANNUAL SHOW SCHEDULE

The Annual Show Schedule 2018 is available for download.

All Varieties should be named (except classes 33-38)


CLASS A
ESSEX DAHLIA SOCIETY
50th ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP

An exhibit selected from four distinct classes
From Classes 14 – 28
Giant and/or Large Blooms, if used, may be staged singly or in one vase.
1st – £150.00 2nd – £100.00 3rd – £50.00
50th Anniversary Trophy

Class sponsored by Alan Taylor, John Cullen & Paul Schramm


EXHIBITORS PLEASE NOTE SHOW RULE 16

For the 2018 50th Anniversary show only, exhibitors may enter Class A or Class B but not both. The entry must be received by the Show Secretary not later than Thursday 23rd No late entries for these Classes will be allowed.


CLASS B
50th ANNIVERSARY TROPHY CLASS

An exhibit selected from three distinct classes
From Classes 14 – 28
Giant and/or Large Blooms, if used, may be staged singly or in one vase.
1st – £100.00 2nd – £75.00   3rd – £25.00
50th Anniversary Trophy

Class sponsored by Alan Taylor, John Cullen & Paul Schramm


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)
Class 6. THE CHELMSFORD C & D AVENUE CUP
6 Blooms, Large Cactus and/or Semi-Cactus and/or Decorative (Blooms must be staged singly)
Class 7. THE GREAT WALTHAM PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP
An exhibit selected from any two distinct Classes, from Classes 14-28
50th Anniversary Trophy
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 (83mm and/or 55mm but NO mixed size vases allowed)
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

Entry Fees:  30p per Class entered


SENIOR CLASSES

Class 14. 3 Blooms, Giant and/or Large Decorative
(Blooms must be staged singly)
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
(Blooms must be staged singly)
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, 5 Blooms, Large Pompon (83mm)
Class 25. 1 vase, 6 Blooms, Pompon (55mm)
Class 26. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Fimbriated
Class 27. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Waterlily
Class 28. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Collerette

Entry Fees:  30p per Class entered


MEMBERS CHALLENGE
CLASS 29
50th Anniversary Trophy

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

Entry Fees:  30p per Class entered


SPECIAL CLASSES

Class 30. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Small and/or Miniature, 3 distinct colours
(As defined in the N.D.S. Classified Directory)
Class 31. 3 vases. 1 Bloom per vase. Each vase to contain a separate classification. No variety to be used twice.
Class 32. 6 Distinct Varieties in two vases, 3 Blooms in each vase.
Class 33. A container of not less than 8 Dahlia Blooms, for colour and frontal effect.
Class 34. 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 35. A container of not less than 12 Dahlias for all around effect.
50th Anniversary Trophy
(No buds.   Oversize Blooms will be allowed in 33 – 35)

Entry Fees:  30p per Class entered


 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 36. 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 37. 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 38. 1 vase, 3 Blooms of a seedling or sport not yet in commerce, to be judged for garden or cut flower potential only.

Entry Fees:  30p per Class entered


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 39. INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
2 vases, of 3 Blooms, 2 separate classifications.   Giant or Large varieties must be staged in separate vases.
50th Anniversary Trophy
Class 40. 3 Blooms, Giant or Large flowered.
Must be staged in separate vases.
Class 41. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Medium flowered.
Class 42. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Small flowered.
Class 43. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Miniature flowered.
Class 44. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Pompon (83mm or 55mm)
Class 45. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, Collerette.
Class 46. 1 vase, 1 Bloom, Giant or Large flowered.

Entry Fees:  30p per Class entered


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 47. 1 vase, 3 Blooms, any cultivar or cultivars.
Class 48. 1 vase, 1 Bloom, any cultivar.

Entry Fees:  30p per Class entered


SINGLE BLOOM CHALLENGE

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. Large Pompon (83mm)
SB12. Pompon (55mm)
SB13. Water Lily
SB14. Any other Classification of Dahlia

Entry Fees:  30p per Class entered