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World Championship Show

At the 2010 WBO meeting held in Portugal the concept of the WBO World Championship Show was born and the foundation and guidelines were laid at the 2011 meeting held in Australia. At the 25th Anniversary meeting held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2019 those guidelines for such a show were updated as follows:

WBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW GUIDELINES

  1. To coincide with the WBO Annual Delegates Meeting with venue and date to be decided by the WBO meeting upon the received invitation of a member society.
  1. To be organised with a WBO formulated standard classification.
  1. To follow the WBO guidelines on showing and judging including WBO Standard.
  1. To be judged by judges on the approved WBO International Judges Panel with consideration to as wide a geographical spread as possible and approved by the WBO Executive Committee.
  1. To be awarded special and prestigious WBO patronage.
  1. To accept participation of birds and exhibitors from all WBO affiliated societies only.
  1. To accept the collaboration of the foreign delegates in the different tasks of the show organisation (feeding/watering of birds, stewarding etc ...).
  1. To provide free admission to the show for the WBO Executive Committee and all WBO delegates participating at the meeting.
  1. To accept the appointed WBO World Show Liaison Officer who will assist in marketing the show worldwide and to liaise with member countries and investigate the import and export legislation and rules for the host country relating to bird transportation and other related matters of birds transportation and other related matters.
  1. To allow the WBO Judges Test to take place at the show.

WBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS

YEAR

COUNTRY

JUDGES

BEST IN SHOW

ENTRY
+ COLOUR

Exhibitors
& Countries

12/10/2013

Italy, Forli

Jo Mannes (Germany), Jim Fletcher (Australia), Dewayne Weldon (USA)

Rui Teixeira (Portugal)

580 + 320

31 - 6

8/11/2014

Turkey, Istanbul

Grant Findlay (UK)

Güray Özkul (Turkey)

222 + 100

? - 2

6/6/2015

U.K., Stoke on Trent

Roy Aplin, Bob Allen, Bev Hutt, Maurice Roberts (UK)

John Rogers (UK)

352 + 24

46 - 5

3/12/2016

Portugal, Lisbon

Henry George

José Brazio (Portugal)

289 + ?

30 - 5

10/11/2017

Hungary, Budapest

Armin Giger (Switzerland), Alan Rowe (Australia), Julie Willis (USA)

Daniel Lütolf (Switzerland)

366 + 115

55 - 12

28/7/2018

South Africa, Bloemfontein

Jim Fletcher (Australia), Bob Wilson (USA), Christian Back (Germany), Carlos Ramoa (Portugal), Grant Findlay (U.K.)

Tommie Roodt

(South Africa)

1002 - 0

56 - 1

24/8/2019

Germany, Karlsruhe

Neale Love (Australia), Jeff Coles (Canada), Albert Olivier (South Africa), Clemens Keller (Germany), Ghalib Al-Nasser (U.K.)

Daniel Lütolf (Switzerland)

1261 + 763

196 - 14

6/6/2020

Show cancelled due to Coronavirus

 

 

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