Unfortunately due to several changes of hospital appointment dates Glen Hodson has had to stand down as FANCY CHALLENGE SECTION judge. KEN LETTINGTON has kindly agreed to do these classes.
Once again the London is indebted to Dodson & Horrell for supplying bags of Chudleys Rabbit Royale for feeding the rabbits that require feeding on Saturday night and also as specials for Best Fancy, Lop, Fur, Rex and Junior exhibits.
The entry form can be found by following this link –
Note the closing date for all rabbit entries is 10 September 2018.
LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 13 & 14 OCTOBER 2018
EAST OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 6XE
FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FOR SATURDAY OR SUNDAY
ADULT £12. 00 £10. 00
SENIOR CITIZEN £10. 00 £ 8. 00
JUNIOR £ 7. 00 £ 5. 00
FAMILY* £32. 00 £25. 00
*(2 Adults + 2 Juniors)
CARAVAN/TENT PITCH £10. 00 per night
ELECTRIC HOOK UP £60. 00 for duration of stay
CLUB £30. 00 TRADE £25. 00 Per M2
(in both cases there wll be an extra charge for an additional electrical supply)
HOLDING PENS – £5. 00 EACH. Must be booked before the show
SOCIAL EVENING (Saturday 13 October)
Advance tickets £7. 00 each. Tickets purchased after entries close (10 September) £8. 00 each
MEMBERSHIP – ADULTS £5. 00 EACH. STUDS/PARTNERSHIPS £10. 00 each
JUNIOR EXHIBITORS FREE
Additional membership badges or those from a previous year £1.00 each if purchased at a show OR £1.75 if posted.
All the above items can be purchased/booked via the London Secretary. Jim Blanchard, 177 Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, North East Lincs: DN 34 5TF
In the rabbit section
£250 for Best In Show, £50 each for Best Fancy, Lop, Fur and Rex, £25 for Best Junior and £5 each for the best in each of the 50 sections. The £5s for the best of breeds will be paid in cash together with other prize money, whilst the other specials will be paid by cheque on the Sunday afternoon.
£5 for each of the best Fancy, Lop, Fur and Rex owned by an exhibitor aged 80 or over. In the case of a stud/partnership all concerned must be 80 or over. These specials have been kindly given by Chas Petts once again.
In the Small Livestock section
£25 for Best In Show Mouse, Rat, Gerbil and Hamster. This £100 has been donated by an anonymous long standing supporter of the London Championship Show.
CHANGE OF JUDGE
Arthur Clipsham has kindly agreed to judge the DUTCH and ENGLISH sections in place of Bill Paley who has withdrawn for personal reasons.
If any club wishes to hold an A.G. M. at the London this can be booked with the secretary. The area we are using this year is in the Peterborough Suite. This will save the walk to the previous venue which was a bit too far for some club’s members, and would not have been very pleasant in bad weather. The Peterborough suite is where the Saturday Social is held and is next door to the Cambridge Suite where the breakfasts and lunches are served, so people will know it is wheelchair friendly. Charges remain @ £15 per hour.
2019 STOCK SHOWS
It has been agreed to entertain stock shows once again at the 2019 London under the following 3 conditions (sae as 2018). I.E 1 stock show per club, one block entry fee for each exhibit and there will be a deduction of 10% of entry fees to go into London’s funds. If your club wishes to hold a stock show please let the secretary know in writing – E mail or letter – by the end of January 2019. The London will be held in the same building on the East of England showground as the last few years on 12 & 13 October 2019.
I am happy to confirm that Adrian Rawlings has once again agreed to act as auctioneer for the auction which will be taking place early afternoon on the Sunday. Oliver Brasier is in charge of this aspect of the 2018 London. Apart from some stock already promised he will be happy to hear from any fancier who may have some quality stock to spare, in the coming weeks.
As usual we will be holding our London Show Party Night in the Peterborough Suite, which is next to the room where breakfast and lunch is served during the day. The London Party Night is a really good way to meet and socialize in a different environment with fellow fanciers who you perhaps only see once or twice a year. Steve Greenwood is our artist for 2018. Steve was with us in 2016 and proved very popular, with numerous people asking if he could be rebooked. Although he is one of the best singer of songs made famous by Frankie Valli, Steve has a very big repertoire of songs to suit all tastes. In between spots we will be having some games and the night will be rounded off with more dance music for those who still have the energy. Once again there will be the chance to have a hot meal in the Cambridge Suite (next door to the Peterborough suite) before the social begins which is a great help not only to the caravanners/campers who are on site, but it is another option to trying to get a meal in the busy local pubs and hotels.
Jim Blanchard (Secretary)
The final list of judges for 2018 in the RABBIT section of the London Championship Show updated on 15 August is:-
JOE RODGERS NETHERLAND DWARF
BRIAN RIDEOUT ANGORA
GEOFF BOOT LIONHEAD
> FLEMISH GIANT
MARK DEAL HARLEQUIN/MAGPIE
ARTHUR CLIPSHAM DUTCH
TERRY TAYLOR TAN
GRAHAM HUDSON SILVER
RUSSELL SPENCE BELGIAN HARE
KEN LETTINGTON FANCY CHALLENGE SECTION
SANDRA GRAINGER CASHMERE LOP
> MINI CASHMERE LOP
> MINI LION LOP
NEIL JEFFERIS GERMAN LOP
> FRENCH LOP
> ENGLISH LOP
ANDREW LIPSKI MINI LOP
ROS WARING DWARF LOP
SIMON WHINCUP LOP CHALLENGE SECTION
STEPHEN SWORD ALASKA
> SMOKE PEARL
> CONTINENTAL GIANT
MRS. JANICE GORE SILVER FOX
MIKE PURDY ARGENTE
> NEW ZEALAND
> MINI SATIN
EDDIE CAULFIELD HAVANA
KENNY BRYANT BEVEREN
CHRIS ANGELL CHINCHILLA
BILL STEWART CALIFORNIAN
RICHARD GRINDEY FUR CHALLENGE SECTION
RARE VARIETY SECTION
MARK DEAL RARE VARIETY FANCY & LOP
KENNY BRYANT RARE VARIETY FUR
PHIL GRAY ERMINE
DONNA NICHOLSON BLACK
> ORANGE & FAWN
> AOV REX SECTION
PETER MARTIN OTTER
PAUL MORRIS SEAL & SABLE
> SELF MINIS
EDDIE CAULFIELD NON SELF MINIS
MALCOLM NICHOLSON REX CHALLENGE SECTION
DENIS BULMAN BEST IN SHOW
There are a total of 37 clubs holding shows at the London Championship Show in 2018, The list, updated on 15 August is:-
BRITISH BELGIAN HARE
NAT. NETHERLAND DWARF
EAST ANGLIAN DUTCH
NAT. CASHMERE LOP
NAT. FRENCH & DWARF LOP
NAT. MINIATURE LOP
NAT. ENGLISH LOP
LION LOPS UK
NAT. CONTINENTAL GIANT
NAT. NEW ZEALAND
NAT. SILVER FOX
NAT. SMOKE PEARL
BRITISH MINI REX
NAT. DALMATIAN REX
NAT. BLUE REX
NAT. ERMINE REX
NAT. OTTER REX
NAT. HIMALAYAN REX
NAT. BLACK REX
NAT. LYNX REX
RARE VARIETIES RC
A list of local hotels has bee published here.
STOCK SHOW APPLICATIONS NEW CONDITION FOR 2018
Naturally we are having to look at all aspect of the show and areas from which we can make savings and/or where we can raise income. At our committee meeting on 30 December 2017 it was proposed, and passed, that we deduct 10% of each stock show’s entry fee for London funds. The other 2 conditions:- ‘one block entry fee for each exhibit’ and ‘one show only’ remain. All applications from National Clubs must be received in writing to the Secretary (Jim Blanchard, 177 Littlecoates Road, Grimsby DN34 5TF or E mail firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications is 10 FEBRUARY 2018
For the first time since the London has been at the East Of England Showground, Peterborough there is the opportunity for trade stands to be accommodated in the show hall. Anyone interested in having a TRADE stand should contact JASON REEVES or NATASHA RICKMAN for full details. Contact details for both of them are:- Phone 07828 879262 or the E mail tasha_Leeds2005@hotmail.co.uk