2021 PLOUGHING CLASSES
Details of the Special Awards are listed with the Classes, or the Cups and Trophies. The Special Award Prizes for Tractors, Ploughs, Novices, Under 21’s and Young Farmers Members will only be awarded to Competitors completing the details given on the Entry Form. Any changes of Tractors and /or Ploughs will not then qualify.
A minimum of third part insurance must be held by every competing ploughman. Please be aware you may be asked to provide proof of this.
The society requests all ploughmen to be present on the ploughing field for the presentation of results, cups and special prizes at 3.30pm. Prize money will be presented with the cups and special prizes. Any prize money not collected on the day of the show will be forfeited.
The Ploughing Classes are kindly sponsored by:
Frank Key (Nottm) Ltd.
G.F. Allwood Esq.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRY FOR ALL PLOUGHMEN
ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2021
To allow time for the marking out of plots and for the allocation of entries for Special Awards, the Secretary reserves the right to refuse late entries.
ALL PLOUGHMEN should state the following on their entry forms.
- Make of tractor and plough in all classes.
- Year of manufacture of plough and tractors – Classes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 10 & 11.
- Number of furrows of plough
- Age if under 21 years for Class 18
- All YFC Members entering class 19 must state their club and must be able to present their membership card to stewards on the day of the competition.
- State ‘NOVICE’ if applicable in Classes 3, 5, 8, 10 11 and 12. ‘NOVICE’ will be determined as not having won a first prize and will stand as declared at time of Entry.
SOUTHWELL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY GENERAL RULES
- All Ploughmen to plough as per catalogue number unless instructed otherwise by a ploughing steward.
- In the event of any dispute the matter will be referred to the Objection Committee, (Comprising of the Ploughing Stewards) and their decision will be final.
The Objector shall deposit £10.00 with the Stewards which will be forfeited to the Society should the objection be ruled frivolous.
- Any Competitor found to falsify the age of Tractors and Ploughs on their entry form will be disqualified.
- Practising of Opening Splits or any other Ploughing is not permitted and will result in disqualification. Opening splits should start at the headland mark and not before.
- Handling Treading or Shaping of Furrows by hand or hand-held instrument is not permitted.
- Assistance to set up and remove sighting poles (maximum 3) is allowed, no other assistance will be allowed except in an emergency, Class Steward to be informed. Novice competitors are allowed assistance from the headland only, except in an emergency.
- All Competitors to cast towards the next highest number.
- The first run next to the neighbouring competitor will not be judged, but ploughman must not mark their neighbour’s ploughing with their tractor wheel. If there is a problem, the competitor must contact the head steward for a ruling before ploughing the first run next to their neighbour.
- Last Furrow to be turned towards own start (conventional).
- No Rolling of Opening Splits with tractor wheels allowed in any Class.
- All opening splits to be judged by Judges/Stewards before Ploughing proceeds, All Conventional Ploughmen to make a double split opening.
- Any questions arising and not provided for in these rules shall be decided by the stewards, whose decision shall be final and binding.
- If there are less than five entries in any class, the reserve prize will not be presented.
In the event of a draw for 1st, 2nd or 3rd prizes in all Ploughing Classes, the count back method will be used to determine the placings.
- Tractor Ploughs to be fitted with Skimmers
- Tailpieces are allowed
- Plough Bodies must be in a “ploughing” position at all times.
- All plough bodies must be used when finishing.
- The use of Global Positioning Technology, laser beams, or any other electronic or computerised measuring devices is not allowed.
- A minimum of third part insurance must be held by every competing ploughman. Please be aware you may be asked to provide proof of this.
To allow for the processing of results within a tight schedule, the Society would be grateful if competitors would make every effort to start and finish ploughing on time. 10 penalty points per minute may be deducted, at the Stewards discretion, from Competitors who do not comply with this request.
(a) CLASSES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 – Ploughmen to assemble on the field at 8.30am. To start at 9.00am. To be finished at 1.30pm. Time inclusive of 30 minutes for judging of splits.
(b) CLASS 13 – Ploughmen to assemble at 9.30am to start ploughing at 10am. To be finished at 2pm.
(c) DEMONSTRATION AREA – Open
(d) CAST OFF – 15 minutes extra time for any cast-off done after the ploughing has commenced.
HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS
The Southwell and District Agricultural Society have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective it is essential that all present take proper precautions to avoid and prevent accidents. Instructions of officially appointed officers and stewards must be obeyed at all times. Exhibitors are responsible for keeping their animals under complete control. All animals are to be disease free. Everyone bringing moving machinery onto the showground must have adequate insurance. Tradestand holders, contractors and others must conform strictly to the health and safety regulations, which apply to them.
THE CONRAD UNDERWOOD MEMORIAL FOUR SHOWS TROPHY
Presented by the BRYDON family
The competition for 2019 will be for The Ferguson Class
Points will be gained at the three ploughing matches Collingham & District Agricultural Show,
(September 14th) Contact Mrs C. Watson: email@example.com
Flintham & District Annual Ploughing Match & Agricultural Show,
(September 26nd) Ploughing Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwell Ploughing Match & Show,
(September 25th), Show Secretary: Emma Cross – 07748 468585
Points will be allocated as follows:
1st ~ 10 points, 2nd ~ 8 points, 3rd ~ 6 points, 4th ~ 4 points, 5th ~ 2 points
The Winner will receive the Trophy at Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show 9th & 10th November 2019
2018 Class – Horticultural Tractor Winner – A. Marshall Esq.
SECTION RULES FOR TYPES OF PLOUGHING
CLASSES: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10. – See also – Introduction & instructions, general rules and timetable.
OPENING Double Opening – no land shall be left unturned.
START Start to consist of 11 or 12 furrows.
FINISH Finish to consist of last 8 furrows.
DEPTH Class 1 – Minimum depth 20cm.
Vintage Ploughing – Minimum depth 15cm.
Ferguson – Minimum depth 15cm.
Classic – Minimum depth 17cm.
CLASSES: 2, 3 & 11 – The Society of Ploughmen rules will apply
See also – Introduction & instructions, general rules and timetable.
Reversible Ploughing with any Tractor and any make of Reversible Plough as manufactured and not adapted. No extra Hydraulic Rams.
OPENING Single furrow opening, turned towards the lower number using right hand bodies.
START Two or three furrow ploughs. Competitors to plough six furrows, turning the opening back under the first furrow.
Four furrow ploughs and over to plough one full round, turning the opening back under the first furrow.
All Competitors should then start at the next highest number completing the plot against own start.
When ploughing proceeds alternative bodies to be used at all times.
FINISH To consist of last 10 or 12 furrows.
DEPTH Minimum depth of 20cm.
VINTAGE & CLASSIC PLOUGHING
GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITORS
- Discs / skimmers / tailpieces are optional and can be of a different make.
- Weights can be used on tractors or ploughs.
- Adjustable stays on plough mouldboards are allowed.
- Quick entry or slotted top links are allowed.
- Extended wheel axles are allowed.
- Screw adjustments on cross shafts are allowed.
- Modified plough shares are allowed.
- Only approved manufacturers diesel engine conversions allowed.
- Hydraulic top links and other hydraulic rams are not allowed.
- Stubble chains are not allowed.
- a) VINTAGE: Two-piece adjustable tailpieces are not allowed.
- b) CLASSIC: Two-piece adjustable tailpieces are allowed.
- Drawbars with hydraulic movement not allowed.
- Four wheel drive conversions not allowed.
- A list of eligible tractors is available from the Society of Ploughmen on request.
SOCIETY OF PLOUGHMAN VINTAGE & CLASSIC PLOUGHING RULES
VINTAGE: In both trailing and mounted plough classes, all models of tractor must have been in production before 31st December 1959.
CLASSIC: In the classic class, all models of Tractor must have been produced without a Q Cab (approximately 1976).
a) VINTAGE: Trailing plough class -any trailing plough is eligible.
b) VINTAGE: Mounted plough classes-any mounted plough in production before 31st Dec. 1959.
CLASSIC: Any mounted plough in production before 31st Dec. 1976, but excluding Fiskars, Kvernland Hydrien and Super Hydrien and Ransome/Bonning.
c) Plough bodies to be designed for plough at time of manufacture.
d) VINTAGE: Skimmers and one piece tailpieces optional – no other attachments allowed.
CLASSIC: Skimmers and tailpieces optional – no other attachments allowed.
e) Plough bodies can be raised or lowered but cannot be raised out of the ploughing position (as in Society of Ploughman rule D.)
f) All plough bodies to be used when ploughing the finish.
g) Extraneous attachments that manipulate the furrows or scratches are not allowed.
3. TIME ALLOWED
a) 20 minutes for opening. Penalty for failure to finish opening on time – 2 points per minute or part minute.
b) 30 minutes for openings to be judged
c) Penalty for failure to finish the plot at finishing signal – 10 points per minute or part minute.
d) 15 minutes extra time allowed for any cast-off made after commencement of ploughing.
a) Conventional: Double opening split – no land left unturned.
a) Conventional: The start shall consist of 11 or 12 furrows.
b) Competitors must cast towards the next highest numbered plot.
a) Conventional: The finish shall consist of the last 8 furrows.
b) The last furrow to be cast towards competitor’s own start.
Depth to be reached on completion of start and adhered to until commencing the finish.
VINTAGE: Depth of ploughing – 15cm minimum.
CLASSIC: Depth of ploughing – 17cm minimum.
a) The first two runs next to the neighbouring competitor will not be judged, but ploughman must not mark their neighbour’s ploughing with their tractor wheel. If there is a problem, the competitor must contact the head steward for a ruling before ploughing the first run nest to their neighbour.
b) Rolling of furrows and scratches is not allowed.
c) Twin tractor wheels not allowed.
d) Three siting poles only allowed (one can be placed on the headland) – assistance to set up and remove is allowed. No other assistance allowed including no assistance by signal, radio contact, mobile phone or any other method.
e) Handling, shaping or treading of furrows or scratches is not allowed.
f) Only one tractor wheel mark allowed at the finish.
g) Only the Competitor is allowed to clean the plot of straw, stones etc.
h) Competitors must produce evidence of age of tractor if requested.
i) The use of Global Positioning Technology, laser beams or any other electronic or computerised measuring devices are not allowed.
J) Any abuse of, or dispute with, an official or fellow competitor by a competitor is not acceptable. Penalty – 20 points.
a) Passengers are not allowed on tractors at any time.
b) The Society’s Safety Policy to be adhered to at all times.
c) Instructions given by Stewards must be adhered to, Penalty -disqualification.
10. FIXED PENALTY DEDUCTIONS
-Two tractor wheel marks ………………… 20 points penalty
-Finish wrong way ……………………….. 20 points penalty
-Depth infringement ……………………… 20 points per cm less than specified depth
-Rolling …………………………………… 20 points penalty
-Failure to finish opening on time ………… 2 points per min or part min over time
-Failure to finish plot by finishing signal … 10 points per min or part min over time
-Abuse of officials or fellow competitors … 20 points penalty
-Failure to adhere to the Safety Policy …… Disqualification