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—• i; j The annual ploughing match of the Courte- j nay A. and P. Association, suspended during ; the years following the outbreak of the war, was hold on Wednesday, tho first occasion for : six years. The match was held in • a paddock owned by Mr W. Copland, closo to the Kirweo township. There waa heavy tain in tho early morning, which kept some of tho. fcompetitors away. Later the weather become ixue, and thera was a largo gathering of interested spectators. Ono of tho chief attractions to tho onlookers was the work accomplished by Master Alec "Calder, a email boy of twclvo years of age, who, under the tuition of Ma father, ilrJ. Caldex, himself a champion ploughman, showed _ remarkablo promise, and. was cheered on finishing. The judgen of ploughing were Mr R. W. Lochhead (Christchurch), Mr J. Gilmour (Tai Tapu), and Mr J. F. Hay (MorTen). Messrs "W. T. Street and H. H. Reed judged tho horses, decorations, etc., and Mr G. Gray was the judge cf the dog trial evtents. Results:— Class A—Three-furrpw coulter-cut,, plain cast (illares, open: T. D. Jarma-n \, C. B. Thomas 2. Best' feering: T. D. J arm an. Best finish: C. B. Tlioxuas. Class cut, plain cast shares, district, open to non-first prise winners: R. McMeekan 1, M. Robertson 2, "W. Lochhead 3. Best feering: iL E. Jenkins. Best finish: HI. Robsrtson. Class C—Double-furrow, ooulter-cut, plain cast shares, open: H. V 033 1, A. J". Hulston 2, "W. J. Thompson 3. Best feering and finish: A. J. Hulston. Cla,?s D—Double-furrow. no cut, plain cast shares, district: D. J. Henderson 1, L. L. Gibbs 2. Best feering and finish; D. J. Henderson. Class E—Double-furrow, no cut, plain csat shares, district, for youths under 18 Jears: A. Caider 1, I>. Cross 2. Best feering and finish: A. Colder. Class F—Double-furrow or three-furrow, no cut, plain cast shares, for returned soldiers working, their own teams: 'P. W. Harwood 1, C. Turner 2, TV. Copland 3. Best feering: C. Turner. Best finish: F. W. Harwood. I The following were the winners of the j ' special prises:— j Best ploughing on the ground—H. Tof». j — Best decorated • t-feam—R. Mclfeekan. Allround work, Class' E—A. Ca-Jder. Straightest T>lcugliing!' Class E—A. Calder. ' Bsft kept harness—R. Best, groomed team, six hor<-e3—R. JTcMeekan. Best handled team —If. E. Jenkins 1, "W. Lochbond 2. Bost kept harness in everyday use—R. S. Roper. Youngest ploughman—A. Calder. DOG TRIAL. 5 For farmers' dogs only, open to all dogs 6 j that have never'won a prize at a_ collie dog | | trial—Heading, bringing back, holding and I yarding (ten entries): T. Turley, jun., 1, L. I ! Vincent 2, W. Holder 3.

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COURTENAY PLOUGHING MATCH, Press, Volume LVI, Issue 16907, 7 August 1920

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COURTENAY PLOUGHING MATCH Press, Volume LVI, Issue 16907, 7 August 1920

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