Details of 2011 World Championship Announced

Budgerigar SocietyThe next important event on The Budgerigar Society’s calendar is the 2011 World Championship Show, when all roads will be leading to Doncaster for the weekend of 1st & 2nd October where the Annual Club Show will be held at:

    The Dome
    Bawtry Road
    DN4 7PD

It is an event not to be missed!


Apart from the thousands of top quality birds benched for fanciers from all over the world to admire, there will be a seminar on the Saturday morning with one of our top and successful partnerships, that of Tom & Andrew Luke, as the guest speakers.

The seminar will kick off at 9.30 am. Tickets are £10 each and include entry to the seminar, light refreshments, plus entry to the show on Saturday only.

Those who attend the seminar will be invited to watch judging of the Best in Show and other major awards.


While Tom & Andrew are busy delivering their presentation, there will be 14 judges judging their respective colours as follows:

  • John Alcock
  • Dominic Avo
  • Roger Carr
  • Jac Cuyten (Holland)
  • Philip Dye
  • Dave Hislop (Budgerigar Society’s President)
  • Robbie Keeber
  • John Lees
  • Joe Nevin (Eire)
  • Ron Payne
  • Jim Rogerson
  • Raymond Rogerson
  • Ray Steel
  • Terry Tuxford

The section judging will be in the capable hands of:

  • Robert Ellis
  • Peter Hutchinson
  • Maurice Roberts
  • Dave Wall (who will be invited next year to judge the colours)

The show committee has reverted back to accepting birds on the Friday only, as judging will commence on Saturday at 09.00 am. Birds will be accepted from 2.00 – 10.00 pm.

Quiz & Gala Dinner

As an added attraction there will be a Friday Night General Knowledge Quiz at the Holiday Inn commencing at 9.00 pm.

The Saturday evening Gala Dinner will be at the Holiday Inn (formally the Moat House).

Tickets for the dinner, at £25 each, can be booked with Pete Hutchinson (Tel: +44 (0)1625 420269) by sending him a cheque payable to “The Budgerigar Society” together with a stamped addressed envelope to:

    125 Moss Lane
    SK11 7XE

Auction of Promises, Tombola & Raffle

On Sunday afternoon at 1.00 pm Geoff Capes, assisted by John Alcock, will be on the hammer with the ever popular Auction of Promises with many quality birds promised from top leading fanciers together with many other superb items and promises.

This has been extremely popular over the years and generates valuable income towards staging the next show.

Throughout the weekend Norman & June Cox, helped by Jackie Fox, will want you to visit them at their great tombola stand with lots and lots of prizes to be won – so go to them and have a go and be one of the winners! Don’t forget also to participate in the Club Show Raffle while you are there.

Trophies & Prizes

The finale will be when our President, Dave Hislop, takes to the trophy stand to present the array of 92 trophies to their prospective winners with the new trophy “Jim Moffat Memorial Trophy for Breeder of the Year” added for the first time. Will you be one of them?

There are a many incentives for exhibitors apart from competing at the highest level.

£1000 has been donated by Geoff Bowley in memory of his father the late Derrick Bowley, past president of The Budgerigar Society.

There will be £200 for the Best Young Bird in each of the five sections including the juniors providing the Best Young Bird in that section is a Normal Skyblue; the late Derrick’s favourite colour. If the winning young bird section colour is not a Skyblue then the £200 will be carried forward to next year’s show for competition in that section.

The Budgerigar Society will be presenting Georgian Crystal to the major winners and the Any Age section winners will each receive Georgian Crystal and £30 while £25, £20, £15 & £10 will go for 2nd – 5th Best.

The Young Bird section winners will each receive Georgian Crystal and £45 while £35, £30, £25 & £20 will go for 2nd – 5th Best.

The Junior sections will get sports vouchers, a framed certificate and £20 for the winner and £10 & £5 for 2nd & 3rd Best in both the Any Age & Young Bird sections.

Rosettes will be awarded to all the Best of Colour & Opposite Sex in both the Any Age & Young Birds.


Patronage has been received from all 10 area societies and the Show is also the Club Show of the following:

  • Clearwing Budgerigar Breeders’ Association
  • Crested Budgerigar Club
  • Lutino & Albino Budgerigar Society
  • Rare Variety & Colour Budgerigar Society
  • Spangled Budgerigar Breeders’ Association
  • Variegated Budgerigar Club

Trade Stands, Sales & AFS Show

Apart from all of the above there is an array of Trade Stands at the show for fanciers to be able to stock up with all their needs before the commencement of the breeding season; of course not forgetting the large number of birds that will be in the Sales section.

An added attraction is that the Australian Finch Society will be holding their show at the Dome as well and more information about the AFS show can be obtained from Lisa Barnsdale (Tel: +44 (0)1522 546692)

Show Schedule

The show will be open to the public on Saturday between 2.00 – 6.00 pm and on Sunday 9.30am – 4.00pm. Admission to the show is £6 per person and a catalogue is £4.

All members of the Budgerigar Society will have received their schedules already with the July/August issue of The Budgerigar.

However, schedules may also be obtained from:

    B.S. Office
    Spring Gardens
    NN1 1DR

Schedules may also be obtained by calling the B.S. Office (Tel: +44 (0)1604 624549) or by download from the Society’s website –


Closing date for entries is 20th September and these need to be sent to:

    Ronnie Simpson
    22 Homefield Avenue
    Morley, Leeds
    LS27 0DX

For other help contact the Assistant Show Managers:

    Pete Smith (Tel: +44 (0)1977 780102)
    Richard Miller (Tel: +44 (0)7740 782816)

Getting There & Accommodation

For our overseas fanciers getting to Doncaster is easy – those traveling by air can fly to the local airport of Robin Hood only 10km away, or Manchester or London.

From Manchester there are train services to Doncaster.

From London the trains leave from Kings Cross station to Doncaster.

Crossing by sea can be made to the ports of Hull, Norwich or Dover with easy motorway network to Doncaster using the M1, M18 or the A1(M) motorways.

There are a large number of accommodation facilities available in Doncaster ranging from Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses or Hotels and a full list can be obtained from the Doncaster Tourist Information Centre (website:

Come to this wonderful show to join in the activities throughout the weekend, meet your fellow fanciers and just enjoy the amazing atmosphere among like-minded people!


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About the Author: Janice Al-Nasser, a retired school headteacher, kept budgerigars since the mid 1970s but became a series breeder and joined the Budgerigar Society of G.B. in 1983. She is, with her husband Ghalib, heavily involved in the administration side of the hobby holding numerous key positions in many national and specialist societies including the Budgerigar Society General Council where she was the President in 2007. She has judged in 20 countries all over the world and has lectured at the B.S. Convention, American Grand National and the Australian National.

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