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National Show Schedule  2008
Organised by the National Begonia Society.  Open to Members only.
To be held in conjunction with
The Gardener's Weekend
Kings Heath Park,  Birmingham

Saturday  30th. &  Sunday  31st.  August
Judges:  Alan Bryce     Derek Telford     R Frazer Wood (SBS)

MAIN CLASSES

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

1

THE SIDNEY LONGSHAW TROPHY
Group of Begonias in pots, hanging baskets etc. Ferns and other such foliage plants may be used.
To be arranged for effect on staging and to occupy a space of 2.4m x 1.2m (8ft x 4ft) The back rail to be no higher than 2.25m(7½ ft)  One or Two members can enter jointly. Points to be Shared

£40

£30

£25

£20

2

THE ERIC CATTERALL TROPHY
A group of mixed Begonias. These may include tuberous doubles and/or singles and/or 'foliage' types and/or fibrous rooted in flower.  To be staged for effect on a bench space of 1.2m wide by 1.2m deep (4ft x 4ft).  A back cloth 1.6m (5ft) high will be provided and the exhibitors may provide tiering if they wish.  No begonias in baskets and no other plant material will be permitted. One or Two members can enter jointly. Points to be Shared

£30

£20

£10

 

3

THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP & THE FRED MARTIN TROPHY
Kindly sponsored by PARWIN HEATERS (UK) Ltd.

Seven (7) Pots of Tuberous Double Begonias.
  Exhibitors will be provided with one shelf 300mm (12in) high at the rear of the staging.

£70

£50

£35

£20

4

Three Pots of Tuberous Double Begonias

£15

£10

£6  

5

One Pot of Tuberous Double Begonia

£5

£4

£3  

6

THE ALLAN CLARKE TROPHY
Six Pots of Tuberous Double Begonias.
Plants to be grown in pots of diameter no greater than 18cm (7in) or of volume no greater than 3L.  Plants to be grown as one main stem, and side shoots to be clearly visible above the compost.

£20

£15 £12  

7

One Pot of Tuberous Double Begonias to be grown as in Class 6

£5

£4

£3  

8

One Pot and one Cut Bloom of Tuberous Double Begonia.  Must be of the same variety.

£8

£6

£4  

9

THE NATIONAL SOCIETY CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE J MUNSON TROPHY
Kindly sponsored by PARWIN HEATERS (UK) Ltd.
Twelve Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias
. Not less than eight distinct cultivars.

£60 £40 £20 £12

10

Six Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias. Not less than three distinct cultivars.

£10 £7 £5  

11

Three Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias. White or cream.

£6 £4 £3  

12

Three Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias. Red or crimson.

£6 £4 £3  

13

Three Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias. Pink or salmon.

£6 £4 £3  

14

Three Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias. Picotee or bi-colour.

£6 £4 £3  

15

Three Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias. Orange or yellow.

£6 £4 £3  

16

Three Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias. Three distinct cultivars.

£6 £4 £3  

17

One Cut Bloom of Tuberous Double Begonia.

£5 £3 £2  

18

C A SOTHERS TROPHY
One basket of Begonias

£15 £10 £6  

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THE BLACKMORE & LANGDON TROPHY
Will be awarded to the Exhibitor with the most points in Classes 1 - 18.

Points awarded as follows:

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Class 3

9

6

4

3

Classes 2 and 6

6

4

3

 

Classes 4, 8, 10  and 18

4

3

2

 

Classes 5, 7, 11 - 17

3

2

1

 

Class 1 and 9

6

4

3

2

.

19

Three Pots of Begonias - Rex or Rhizomatous

£10 £8 £6  

20

One Pot of Begonia - Rex or Rhizomatous..

£5 £4 £3  

21

Three Pots of Begonia - Cane or Shrub.

£10 £8 £6  

22

One Pot of Begonia - Cane or Shrub.

£5 £4 £3  

23

Three Pots of Begonia other than large tuberous double and those scheduled above.

£10 £8 £6  

24

One Pot of Begonia other than large tuberous double and those scheduled above.

£5 £4 £3  

THE FRED BEDSON CUP & NBS ANNIVERSARY MEDAL
Will be awarded to the Best Exhibit in Classes 19 - 24.

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ALF POTTY TROPHY
Will be awarded to the Exhibitor with the most points in Classes 19 - 24.

Points awarded as follows:

1st

2nd

3rd

 

Classes 19, 21 and 23

4

3

2

 

Classes 20, 22 and 24

3

2

1

 

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INTERMEDIATE CLASSES
Restricted to members who have not won more than five First Prizes at the National Show.

1st

2nd

3rd

 

25

THE SAM HARRIS CUP
Three Pots of Tuberous Double Begonias.

£10

£8

£5  

26

One Pot of Tuberous Double Begonia.

£4 £3 £2  

27

Six Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias.

£8 £6 £4  

28

Three Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias.

£4 £3 £2  

29

One Cut Bloom of Tuberous Double Begonia.

£3 £2 £1.50  

30

Three Pots of Begonias other than large tuberous double.

£10 £8 £5  

31

One Pot of Begonia other than large tuberous double.

£4 £3 £2  

S LONGSHAW MEMORIAL SHIELD
Will be awarded to the Exhibitor with the most points in the Intermediate Classes.

Points awarded as follows:

1st

2nd

3rd

 

Classes 25, 27 and 30

4

3

2

 

Classes 26.28,29 and 31

3

2

1

 

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NOVICE CLASSES
Definition of a Novice:  A member who has not won more than two First Prizes at any National Begonia Society Show.

1st

2nd

3rd

 

32

THE JOHN BAGSHAW TROPHY
Three Pots of Tuberous Double Begonias.

£10 £8 £5  

33

One Pot of Tuberous Double Begonias.

£4 £3 £2  

34

Three Cut Blooms of Tuberous Double Begonias.

£4 £3 £2  

35

One Cut Bloom of Tuberous Double Begonia.

£3 £2 £1.50  

36

One Pot of Begonia other than large tuberous double.

£4 £3 £2  

THE ALF LEWIN TROPHY
Will be awarded to the Exhibitor with the most points in the Novice Classes.

Points awarded as follows:

1st

2nd

3rd

 

Classes 32 and 34

4

3

2

 

Classes 33, 35 and 36

3

2

1

 

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THE  A NOAKES TROPHY & NBS ANNIVERSARY MEDAL
Will be awarded to the Best Pot of Tuberous Double Begonia in the Show
other than those submitted in Class 37.

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THE  ALF LEWIN MEMORIAL TROPHY & NBS ANNIVERSARY MEDAL
Will be awarded to the Best Cut Bloom of Tuberous Double Begonia in the Show.

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AN NBS ANNIVERSARY MEDAL
Will be awarded to the Best Pot Plant other than Tuberous Double Begonia in the Show.

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NBS JUBILEE ROSE BOWL
SEEDLING AWARD

Class 37
Judged by the Society Floral Committee will be as follows:

One un-named new variety of begonia in flower and in a pot of no greater than 200mm (8”) in diameter.  The plant must be grown by the raiser (hybridiser) who must be a society member, an amateur, and normally entered by the raiser, though exceptionally the Secretary may permit the raiser to nominate another member who may enter the plant in the raiser’s name.    
Members may submit more than one entry for this award.

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REGULATIONS:
Exhibitors may stage their exhibits between 2.00pm on Friday 29th. August and 7.00am on Saturday 30th. August.
All surplus plant material, packing material etc. must be removed by 7.00am on Saturday 30th.  August.
The society will provide boards for the cut bloom classes. Adhesive labels must not be stuck on the boards; Exhibitors should use the NBS name sheets provided.
Plants in the Pot Plant Classes should not be "staged for effect" they will be judged as individual Pot Plants.
All Exhibits must be correctly named where possible.
Any Exhibit on which the correct Exhibit Card is not clearly visible will be disqualified.
Any plant showing disease or pest infection will be removed from the show.
No external embellishments such as cloth around the pots will be permitted.
No unauthorised person will be admitted into the marquee whilst judging is in progress, ie 7.00am - 10.00am on Saturday 30th. August.
Judges’ decisions are final - any protest must be lodged in writing with the Show Secretary by 1.00pm on Saturday
30th. August.
There will be no limit to the number of entries and prizes won by any exhibitor in any class, but where an exhibitor has more than one entry in a class, points will only be awarded to the highest placed exhibit.
Judging will be according to NBS rules.
The organisers of the show will make careful arrangements for the protection of all exhibits but cannot be answerable or responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits.
No exhibit or part-exhibit may be removed until 5pm Sunday 31st. August.
All trophies except the Jubilee Rose Bowl are PERPETUAL and must be returned to the Show Secretary by the date of the AGM in 2009.
The National Begonia Society reserves the right to withhold the award of any of the Trophies. 

Presentation of trophies, etc. will take place at 4.00pm on Sunday 31st. August.

SCHEDULES &  ENTRY FORMS
are available from
THE SHOW SECRETARY
Mr Jeff Rhodes
7 Tew Street
WAKEFIELD
WF2 8DR
Tel:
01924 217579

The completed form should arrive by Noon on Tuesday 26th. August 2008.
LATE ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED SUBJECT TO SPACE BEING AVAILABLE.

 

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