Stick Competition Birr Sunday 28th of August 2011

Greetings to all our Fellow and Lady Stickmakers ! The Great Game Fair in Birr will soon be upon us , and the chance for all of you battle hardened stickmakers to show your skills to an enthusiastic audience at Birr ! Sunday the 28th of August 2011 is the day for your diary . Last years’ event was a great success and we were given the opportunity by Mr Albert Titterington and his team to showcase all that is good in Irish stickmaking ,and we hope to continue in that vein again this year .This year we have €200.00 ,a perpetual trophy a tankard , and rosette for 1st place and €i00.00 , a tankard and rosette for the reserve stick . Our judge on the day is Mr Andrew Jones the renowned Welsh stickmaker and co-author of “stickmaking ” with Mr Clive George . I know he is looking forward to the day and the competition . I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Birdwatch Ireland for their generous donation of €150.00 towards prize money and the cost of rosettes for our competition .Believe me every little helps and is greatly appreciated in these times . Just remember the competition is open style and anyone can come along and enter a stick . I can be contacted at e-mail , for a list of categories and a set of rules for the competition or to answer any questions you might have . We look forward to seeing you there ,and bring a stick and some fine weather (please ! )