2018 Spring Event


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******************BREAKING NEWS******************



Budgerigar Society

Scotch Corner Event – Spring 2018


International speaker, well known UK speakers, BS Championship Show, Budgerigar Society AGM, Sales Birds, Coach Trip, Trade Stands, Quiz Night and Dinner

28th / 29th April, 2018, Holiday Inn Darlington, A1 Scotch Corner (Junction 59 of the A1 / A66 Junction) ~ £70 for a Double Room including Breakfast, £60 for a Single Room


Programme of Events

FRIDAY EVENING – 9.00 p.m. Welcome from BS President, Ken Whiting and then local fancier Phil McHale Quiz Night



  • Richard and Michael Miller – “Farming with Feathers”
  • Harry Hockaday – “Pairing Cock to Cock”
  • Dr Marcellus Buerkle, Germany – Veterinarian and Champion Budgie Breeder



  • 3-course dinner costing £25 with brief speeches from the outgoing BS President Ken Whiting and the incoming President Pete Hutchinson
  • Entertainment from the top North East duo “Fiktion”



  • 11 a.m. – Society AGM and Open/Judges Meeting with Jeff Attwood (Spangles, Clearbodies and Frosted Pieds), Phil Reaney (The Way Forward) and Ghalib Al-Nasser (Judges Training topics)


The weekend will close at 4 p.m.



Full Classification Gold Double CC show with 2017 owner bred classes. Entry closes Wednesday, 25th April, 2018.

Birds accepted on the Friday from 5pm to 8pm and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a. m. Judging commence at 11 a.m. Show opens Saturday, 4 p m.



Sammy Adams (Northern Ireland), Robert Ellis (Scotland), Brian Reese (England) and Dave Wall (Wales)


We are delighted to announce that the Major and Section Specials at the Spring Event Show have been partly sponsored by the Budgerigar Society Major Sponsor Country Wide Seed. These will be in the form of Vouchers for the popular Society Blend seed supplied by Country Wide Seed as noted below.

We are also delighted to welcome Avi-Smart who are sponsoring the Junior Section at the Spring Event. Avi-Smart will give £50 of product etc to each and every Junior who exhibits a minimum of 6 owner bred birds at the event. They will also gift the Best Junior in Show with their BS subscription for 2019.

Members are reminded that there is no cage entry fee for the Show, so please fill as many cages as you can. Entries close on Wednesday 25 April.



Major Specials

Best in Show – 4 Country Wide Seed Vouchers

Best Any Age in Show – 2 Country Wide Seed Vouchers

Best Young Bird in Show (2017 Owner Bred) – 2 Country Wide Seed Vouchers

Best Opposite Sex Any Age – 1 Country Wide Seed Voucher

Best Opposite Sex Young Bird – 1 Country Wide Seed Voucher

Section Specials 

Best Any Age in Each Section – 1 Country Wide Seed Voucher

Best Young Bird in Each Section – 1 Country Wide Seed Voucher

Best Team – 1 Country Wide Seed Voucher

Best Pair – 1 Country Wide Seed Voucher

Best Colour Budgerigar – 1 Country Wide Seed Voucher



Sales birds will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Birds for the sales can be benched on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. BS Sponsors and all 10 Area Societies will be invited to have stands at the event.



Visit to the historic city of Durham which boasts the iconic Cathedral, walks, indoor market hall, outdoor market, shops, eating and coffee outlets. Durham is 32 miles from Scotch Corner and Anne Cairns will host the trip. This is free and the coach will leave at 10 a.m. and return around 4 p.m.



Bookings can be made direct with the BS Administrator on 01828 633030. The cut-off date for Room Bookings and for the Dinner is 10th January 2018.





Wednesday 25 April

Bird Show entries close. Entries to Ronnie Simpson tel 07484 326984 or email budgieron@virginmedia.com Cage labels can be collected at the event.


Friday 27 April

General Council Meeting from 10am – name of room (Richmond 2)

Show Hall Preparation from 2pm to 5pm – Richmond 3,4 & Business Lounge

Bird Show booking-in 5pm to 8pm – outside Richmond 4

Sales Bird, Trade and Area Society Stand set up – 5pm to 8pm – Business Lounge

Quiz Night 9pm – Richmond 2

Saturday 28 April


Bird Show Booking-in 9am to 10.30am – outside Richmond 4

Bus Trip for Partners – leave hotel at 10am and return approx. 4pm – meet in Hotel Bar area. A few spaces remain, names to 01828 633030.

Lecture – Richard & Michael Miller 10am to 11.30am – Richmond 1

Judging commences – 11am – Richmond 3 and 4

Lunch break 11.30 to 12.30 – hotel bar and restaurant areas

Trade Stands – open 11.30 to 12.30 – Business Lounge

Lecture – Dr Marcellus Burkle 12.30 to 2pm – Richmond 1

Judging Lunch break 1.30pm – Richmond 3

Lecture – Harry Hockaday 2.30 to 4pm – Richmond 1

Show Opens – 4pm until 6pm – Richmond 3 and 4.

Sales Area opens 4pm until 6pm – Business Lounge

Dinner (Smart Casual) – 7pm for 7.30pm until 12.30 am – Richmond 1


Sunday 29 April

Show Opens 10am to 4pm – Richmond 3 and 4

Sales Area opens 10am to 3pm – Business Lounge

BS AGM – 11am – Richmond 1

Lunch break 12 to 1pm – Hotel Bar and Restaurant areas

Lecture – Jeff Attwood 1pm to 2pm – Richmond 1

Lecture – Ghalib Al-Nasser 2pm to 2.30pm – Richmond 1

Lecture – Phil Reaney 2.30 to 3.30pm – Richmond 1

Closure and Raffles – 3.30pm to 4pm – Richmond 1

Birds booking out – 4pm – Richmond 3 and 4

All times subject to alteration.

For any further information contact the BS Administrator on 01828 633030.



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