COMBINED EVENT 2018 (Feb 18)
Report by Ghalib
Al-Nasser, Event Organiser
In its fifth
year, this successful event organised by the specialist societies
and now by the new Association of Specialist Budgerigar Societies (ASBS)
which incorporates the former Crested BC, Rare Variety & Colour BS,
Spangled BBA & Variegated BC plus the Lutino & Albino BS. The
combined Annual Members Shows and AGMs will be held on Sunday 20th
May 2018 at Bugbrooke Sports & Community Centre, Camp Close,
Bugbrooke, Northampton NN7 3RW (the same venue of the National
Specialist & Rare Variety Open Show). The Classification will be the
same as last year and includes classes for the Barrhead, Pair, Teams
as well as Colour Budgerigar.
Steve Cox, Neil
Johnson and Andy Thorpe (all specialist breeders of the above
varieties) have been invited to judge and they will form a panel to
discuss various subjects and varieties in the afternoon.
Each society will
provide its own specials as they would for their individual shows.
The entry fee to be 30p per cage including sales with 15% commission
taken on sales; entries to be for current paid up members of the
above specialist societies only. As the show is an Annual Members
Show, exhibitors can only enter birds in the classes they are
members, i.e. a member of the Lutino & Albino BS can only enter
birds in the lutino and albino classes and the same applies to
members of the ASBS. Admission to the event is free.
will be sent out to all current paid up members of the two
specialist societies during April/May and entries can be sent by
post, phone or email in advance to the show secretary Rod Clarke but
cannot be accepted on the day. Cage labels will be supplied on
arrival at the show when payment by either cash or cheque needs to
Sue Clarke will
provide a buffet lunch at £5 per head - booked with her in advance
(01536 791132) by no later than Wednesday, 16th May.
The two societies
(ASBS & LABS) will have their AGMs at the event during the morning.
These will be staggered to allow more members to attend. The Panel
talk is scheduled for 2.00pm.
This is a unique
event not to be missed by breeders of the specialist varieties or
main stream varieties and will act as an educational platform for
all budgerigar fanciers. For more information or mini schedule (by
email) contact the Event Organiser, Ghalib Al-Nasser on 01787
282332/07886 257833 or email
ASSOCIATION OF SPECIALIST
BUDGERIGAR SOCIETIES (Dec 2017)
Report by Ghalib Al-Nasser, Chairman
The Association (ASBS) was
launched with its new stand at the B.S. Club Show ahead of its
official formation date. The ASBS, incorporating the Crested BC,
Rare Variety & Colour BS, Spangled BBA and Variegated BC, will
operate officially as from 1st January 2018 when all four
specialist societies will cease to operate.
The new ASBS stand at the Club Show with
Ghalib Al-Nasser, Bob Allen and David Rafis
The Associationís new website (www.specialistbudgerigars.co.uk)
is fully operational with sections on the new proposed Constitution
and new enrolment and patronage forms. The new website also contains
links to the old websites of the four merging societies. Most of the
officials of the four societies are involved in the new Association
with the exception of Ian and Pat Fielding who were heavily involved
in the VBC for many years. The ASBS extend their sincere thanks and
appreciation to the tremendous work that these two fanciers have put
into the VBC in a variety of offices.
Those fanciers who were either
Honorary Life Members or Life Members in any of the previous four
societies are automatically life members of the ASBS and are
Honorary Life Vice Presidents. The annual membership fee due on 1st
January is £12 single, £9 pensioner/disabled/junior, £18 same
address partnership and £22 different address partnership. The ASBS
also offer life membership at 20 times the single membership fee.
The new membership form was sent out to all members of the four
societies last September and can also be downloaded from the new
website. All application forms and fees to be sent to the new
membership secretary Ian Brickwood, 60 Booth Lane South, Northampton
2018 patronage application forms,
which can be downloaded from the website, are to be sent to the
patronage secretaries Rod & Sue Clarke, 45 Northampton Road,
Broughton, Kettering, Northants. NN14 1NR before 28th
The AGM to ratify the new
Constitution and elect the officers will be held on 20th
May 2018 at Bugbrooke to coincide with the Specialist Societies
Combined Event. All other information can be obtained from Ghalib
Al-Nasser (01787 282332 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
As 2017 was the last Club Show for
the four individual societies; the winners for the Crested Club by
members were Paul Cheatley and Terry Alcorn who did the double by
winning both best of colour awards with two super circular cobalt
cocks; the young bird winner was the best overall crest in show.
Daniel Norman won the award for best crest any age opposite sex.
Ghalib and Janice Al-Nasser won the young bird opposite sex award.
In the Rare Variety and Colour BS
section Deamonn Mullee won the best any age rare while Shaun Smith
won the young bird award. In the Clearbody section it was Daniel
Norman who won the any age while Colin and Lynne Dailey won the
young bird award. It was Bob Allen who won the best any other colour
any age, while Daniel Norman won the young bird award.
In the Spangled BBA, the
partnership of Mick Widdowson and Brian Wilson won the green any age
award while Daniel Norman won the opposite sex award. The best
spangle green young bird was won by Mark Bannister while Ray Marston
won the opposite sex award. The spangle blue award was won by Jeff
Burns for best any age and young bird. Gren & Pat Norris won the any
age opposite sex while J Clark won the young bird opposite sex. The
double factor spangle awards were won by Jeff Burns for the any age
and Widdowson and Wilson for the best young bird while Gren and Pat
Norris won the any age opposite sex award.
Finally, the Variegated BC awards;
the dominant pied awards went to Sandra and James Gillan for the any
age while Ellis and Purdue took the young bird award. The recessive
pied awards went to Ellis and Purdue for the any age and Ian and Pat
Fielding for the young bird.
Rare Variety and Colour BS, Bob Allen, Best Any Other Colour
Any Age by a member.
Rare Variety and Colour BS, Clearbody section
Colin (in photo) and Lynne Dailey won the young bird award
Rare Variety and Colour BS, Daniel Norman,
Best Young Bird
Rare Variety and Colour BS, Deamonn Mullee,
Best Any Age Rare
Spangled BBA, Jeff Burns, Spangle Blue Award
for Best Any Age and Young Bird
Rare Variety and Colour BS, Shaun Smith, Best
Young Bird award by a member
Variegated BC, Sandra and James Gillan Any
Age Dominant Pied award
Variegated BC, Ellis and Purdue took the
Dominant Pied Young Bird award