Allotment Competition 2017
(Joint Organisers – Iain Crawford & John Eckton)
Eleven societies entered plots to be judged in the competition this year. Regrettably the number of plots entered for judging was down this year at 39 (2016 – 51).
The Entry Form for this year’s competition advised that there was a possibility that some plots may be judged twice. This did indeed occur this year. Preliminary judging of the allotments was conducted between 22nd June and 29th June. A final judging was conducted by a senior judge (not involved in the original judging) of the top three plots in each class and was designed to eliminate any inconsistency between the different preliminary judging teams and this judge’s results determined the final standings of these.
The result of the judging was as follows:
10 Rods & Over
1st Mr I Haussauer Bramshott, Liphook & District Horticultural Society
2nd Mrs K Beale Emsworth Horticultural Society
3rd Mr G Fryers Waterlooville & Cowplain Allotments & Gardens Association
Mr Haussauer and Mrs Beale were awarded Diplomas of Special Merit. Diplomas of Merit were awarded to Mr G Fryers; Mr B Dickinson (Aldershot & District Allotment Association) 4th; Mr M Hill (Waterlooville & Cowplain Allotments & Gardens Association) 5th; Mrs A Cook (Aldershot & District Allotment Association) 6th.
Under 10 Rods
1st Mr R Patterson West End Garden & Allotment Association
2nd Mrs J Standish Totton & District Gardeners Society
3rd Mr J Gilbert Bramshott, Liphook & District Horticultural Society
Mr Patterson was awarded a Diploma of Special Merit. Diplomas of Merit were awarded to Mrs Standish and Mr Gilbert.
We are extremely grateful to all the eleven societies who entered the competition this year and congratulations to all the plotholders themselves for providing such excellent plots to be judged.
Also our thanks go to all the judges for taking the time to judge all the entries spread throughout the county.