HILLS BRANCH WERE WELL REPRESENTED AT
THIS YEARS 2019 NATIONAL BUDGERIGAR
CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN BRISBANE.
After a hectic few weeks of preparation of the individual birds of respective breeders, followed by selection process at club level, then Selection Trials at State level; selection in the State Team was awarded to the following Hills Members namely;
• MYLES HENKE – Lacewing and Clearbody Varieties,
• PETER DODD – Blackeye Self and Clearwing ( 2 Birds) Varieties,
• RAY GALBRAITH – Albino Variety,
• CRAIG BUCKINGHAM – Opaline, Fallow and White Cap Varieties,
RESULTING FROM THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS,
PETER DODD WAS AWARDED A NATIONAL LOGUE IN
THE CLEARWING VARIETY.
Myles Henke gained 3rd in the Lacewing Variety, Craig Buckingham was placed 2nd in both the Opaline and Fallow Varieties plus 3rd in the White Cap Variety. Peter Dodd also gained 3rd place in the Blackeye Self Variety. The other birds selected within the N.S.W. Team were awarded lesser placings.
FOOTNOTE: Within the May Edition of this Magazine, this article outlined the achievement of Andre Ozoux in gaining the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at this year Royal Easter Show with two outstanding birds; Well, both these birds dropped their tails, thus rendering them unable to compete for Club and State Selection. There always the 2020 Nationals, which will be held in Bendigo , Victoria.
Now that the National selection process and the National Championships are over for another year; most breeders will be getting down to breeding, endeavouring to produce next year birds in the hope of gaining selection in the State Team and gaining a trip to the Bendigo Nationals.
Care to be part of a hobby that can be enjoyed by an individual, partnership or family, then contact should be made with Ray Galbraith, by telephoning 9653-1538 or e-mail [email protected]