Champion of Champions day was one of sunshine with one very sharp shower at lunchtime. So on a glorious afternoon Guy Kiddy stepped in to preside over proceedings after the original judge had been called to judge elsewhere earlier during the season.
Seven pigs from the 10 qualifying shows were forward (several pigs having qualified at more than one show only the qualifiers from the South of England & Royal Bath & West did not attend)
South Suffolk – Teresa Cook – Millfields Princess 144
Devon – John Lightfoot – Pebblesford Primrose 1094
Stafford – Sarah Whitley – Birchfield Muriel 874
Royal Welsh Spring & Cheshire – Sarah Whitley – Birchfield Bluebell 402
Royal Cornwall – Mike Smith – Cosscoombe Gerald 12
Royal Three Counties – John lightfoot – Pebblesford Gerald 843
GYS – Jason Knaggs – Littleowls Dolly 522
After much deliberation and thorough inspection. The Elwes cup was presented to an astonished Sarah Whitley to great cheers from around the ring. The young gilt Pebblesford Primrose 1094 of John Lightfoot’s shown by Grace Bretherton was awarded Reserve.
The Club would like to thank the GYS in particular ring stewards Ian Gilliat and Linda Gregory for their help in the smooth running of the event and commentator Barry Turner for explaining and extolling the virtues of the breed to the audience.