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Bath & West Shows Ltd would like to thank the following for supporting The British Cider Championships at the 2019 Royal Bath & West Show Norton Cider Growers Association THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF COOPERS Bollhayes Cider

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(Registered in England & Wales with Number 8680261) Royal Bath and West Show Shepton Mallet Wednesday 29 May to Saturday 1 June 2019 ENTRY FEES: Classes 1 - 12 - £10 (inc. VAT) per entry Classes 13 - 16 - £5 (inc VAT) per entry Entry fees amounting to £25 (inc VAT) and more will receive an exhibitor's day ticket PRIZES: Classes 1 to 16 - Gold, Silver and Bronze in all classes Entries Close: Paper - 10 April (noon) (www.bathandwest.com) NO ENTRIES, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE Chief Executive: Rupert Cox THE SHOWGROUND, SHEPTON MALLET, SOMERSET BA4 6QN Telephone: 01749 822209

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The Award of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers' Cup for the Supreme British Champion Cider (Selected from individual winners of Classes 1 to 8 and the Champion Farmhouse Cider Classes) Class 1 and the Supreme British Champion Cider Mr N Bradstock – Cider Consultant Mr G Johncox – Chair of NACM Mr P Mitchell – Cider Consultant Ms C Roux, Master Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Class 2 Mr G Carnell – Cider Cellar Master Mr R Duncan – Stable Bar, Brand Ambassador for Cider Mr M Watkins – Thatchers Cider Class 3 Mr A May – Sandford Orchards Mr B Cork – Master Cider Maker Classes 4 Mr J Crowden – Cider Afficienardo Mr D France – Handmade Cider Class 5 Mr E Calvert – Crafty Nectar Mr S Mount – Cider Maker Classes 6 & 7 Miss M Temperley, Somerset Cider Brandy Mr M Berkeley – Pilton Cider Class 8 Mr C Newton Mr N Poole – Cornish Orchards Mr R Burke – Angry Orchard Apple Juice - Classes 9 & 10 Ms J Bartlett Mr C Tanton - ACT Publishing Perry - Classes 11 & 12 Mr J Forbes – Three Counties Cider & Perry Mr A Johnson – Ross on Wye Cider

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Farmhouse Classes Class 13 (Dry) Mr A Atkinson – Chair of SWECA Miss A Fitzsimons – Crest Cider Mr A Hallett – Blaengawney Cider Class 14 (Medium) Mr M Venton – Venton Cyder Mr T Bray – Haywood Farm Cider Dr R Stone – Cider Historian Class 15 (Sweet) Mr N Pring Mr C Coles – Cider Maker Mr D France – Fletchers Cider NEWCOMER CIDER AWARD – Class 16 Mr B Butterfield – Sandford Orchards Mr S Houghton – Healey’s Cider Mr B Chaplin – Cider Consultant Mr J Perry – Perry’s Cider JUDGING WEDNESDAY 29 MAY CIDER - CLASSES 6 & 7 Judging will commence at 9:30am FARMHOUSE CIDER - CLASSES 13 - 15 Judging will commence at 9:30am CIDER & PERRY - CLASSES 4, 5, 8, 11 & 12 Judging will commence at 2:00pm NEWCOMER CIDER AWARD – CLASS 16 Judging will commence at 2:00pm JUDGING THURSDAY 30 MAY CIDER - CLASSES 1 - 3 Judging will commence at 9:30am APPLE JUICE - CLASSES 9 & 10 Judging will commence at 9:30am Cider in Classes 1 - 8 and 13 - 16 must be manufactured using apples grown in the U.K.

It may be still or carbonated. Exhibitors in Classes 1 - 3 will be provided with 2 x 75cl clear glass bottles, with screw tops in which to present their entry.

All UK cider & perry entries must conform to HMRC Notice 162.

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Entries in Classes 1 - 3 restricted to two entries per class. Remaining classes - three entries Class OC1 TWO BOTTLES OF DRY CIDER (Specific gravity up to 1.005) carbonation permitted. Class OC2 TWO BOTTLES OF MEDIUM CIDER (Specific gravity 1.005 to 1.012) carbonation permitted. Class OC3 TWO BOTTLES OF SWEET CIDER (Specific gravity of 1.012 and above) carbonation permitted. Class OC4 TWO BOTTLES OF WOOD AGED CIDER Wood Aged Ciders are barrel-fermented or barrel-aged ciders in which the wood and/or barrel character is a notable part of the overall flavour profile.

The use of woodchips is not permitted.

Class OC5 TWO BOTTLES OF CIDER Judged on the taste of cider and presentation of bottle. Class OC6 TWO BOTTLES OF BOTTLE FERMENTED CIDER Aged for more than one year, with the yeast disgorged. Presented in 75cl full weight champagne bottles, with a wired down cork or plastic mushroom stopper. To be judged chilled. Class OC7 TWO BOTTLES OF NATURALLY SWEET, BOTTLE CONDITIONED CIDER Made using the process known as cidre bouche, ie arrested fermentation. Presented in 75cl full weight champagne bottles, with a wired down cork or plastic mushroom stopper. To be judged chilled.

Class OC8 TWO IDENTICAL BOTTLES OF SINGLE VARIETY CIDER Class OC9 TWO BOTTLES OF SINGLE VARIETY SWEET APPLE JUICE.

Class OC10 TWO BOTTLES OF BLENDED APPLE JUICE.

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Class OC11 TWO BOTTLES OF STILL PERRY (No restriction on the specific gravity). The Perry must be manufactured using UK grown Dessert or Perry Pears. Class OC12 TWO BOTTLES OF CARBONATED PERRY (No restriction on the specific gravity). The Perry must be manufactured using UK grown Dessert or Perry Pears. To be manufactured from 2018 Cider Apple crop only, Unfiltered Cider. Entries in these classes to be judged in One Gallon or 5 Litre GLASS Demi-Johns. Class OC13 ONE GALLON OF DRY CIDER (specific gravity up to 1.005). Class OC14 ONE GALLON OF MEDIUM CIDER (specific gravity 1.005 up to 1.012).

Class OC15 ONE GALLON OF SWEET CIDER (specific gravity 1.012 and above). Class OC16 TWO BOTTLES OF CIDER Open to cider makers making less than 2500 litres per annum. Ciders to be manufactured according to HMRC Notice 162, may be still or carbonated, cloudy or bright, made from fresh cider or dessert apple juice during 2018. Entries to be in two clear 75cl bottles with screw caps, bearing labels 'Sweet' (Specific gravity 1.012 or greater), 'Medium ' (Specific gravity 1.005 to 1.012) or 'Dry' (Specific gravity less than 1.005).

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OCC1 For the Supreme British Champion Cider Selected from individual winners of Classes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 and the British Champion in the Farmhouse Cider Classes. The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers' Perpetual Cup (PR27) and a Royal Bath & West Champion Rosette. Reserve Champion - Royal Bath & West Reserve Champion Rosette. OCC2 For the British Champion Farmhouse Cider Selected from the winners of Classes 13, 14, & 15. The Worshipful Company of Pewterers' Perpetual Cup (PR29) and a Royal Bath & West Champion Rosette. OCC3 For the British Champion Apple Juice Selected from Classes 9 & 10.

The Vigo Apple Juice Trophy (PR36) and a Royal Bath & West Champion Rosette.

OCC4 For the British Champion Perry Selected from Classes 11 & 12. The Lawrence Reilly Perry Cup (PR35) and a Royal Bath & West Champion Rosette. OCS1 For the best Wood Aged Cider To be awarded to the winner. The Weston's Cider Organic Cider Cup (PR34) and a Royal Bath & West Special Rosette. OCS2 Best Cider adjudged (Classes 5 & 8) The Arthur Davies Cider Cup (PR28) and a Royal Bath & West Special Rosette. OCS3 For the Gold Medal winner in The Cider Newcomer Award The Vigo Presses trophy and a £100 voucher for cider making equipment from Vigo Presses.

OCS4 For Craftsmanship within the Cider Industry The Worshipful Company of Coopers Trophy (PR39).

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Either enter on-line at www.bathandwest.com or complete the enclosed entry form and send it, together with your fee to the Entries Office, Bath & West Shows Limited, The Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN to arrive not later than 12:00noon on 10 April. Cheques should be made payable to Bath & West Shows Ltd. No entries will be accepted after the entry close dates. Please note: As a condition of your entry limited exhibitor information will appear in the catalogue and on the Society’s website. Please see the Society’s website for full details of our privacy policy. Cider entered in Classes OC13 – OC15 must be: unfiltered, exhibited in 1 gallon or 5 litre GLASS demi- johns, and fermented using fresh apple juice.

Any Exhibitor whose entry fees amount to £25.00 or more (including VAT) will be entitled to an exhibitor's day ticket. After the close of entries, you will be sent a pack containing the following: ➢ Exhibitor’s letter giving full details of when and where to deliver your exhibit(s). ➢ Pre-Show vehicle pass for Red Gate valid for Tuesday 28 May only. This pass will not admit to the showground at any other time. ➢ Removal Permit (if you wish to collect your entries). ➢ Exhibitor’s Day ticket (for entry fees amounting to £25 or more). ➢ Any additional tickets which you purchased when entering.

Exhibit labels to be attached to the bottles will be e-mail to you. These should be printed using the recommended label template; see attached table for details.

For exhibits entered in Classes OC1, OC2 and OC3 you will receive two 75cl bottles with caps per entry, directly from Vigo Limited, Dunkeswell Airfield, Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon. Exhibits may be delivered to Brothers Drinks Co Ltd, Anglo Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BY but will not be accepted before Wednesday 1 May and the latest any exhibit will be accepted is Friday 24 May. Alternatively exhibits will be received at the Showground from 12noon until 6:00pm on Tuesday 28 May. All exhibits will be disposed of unless specified. Any exhibit not collected by 6:00pm on Saturday will become the property of the Show and will be disposed of.

Exhibits may be removed after 4:00pm (subject to approval by the Competition Steward) on the last day of the Show. Then Finally

Entries: 1. Entries may be made: (a) Online at www.bathandwest.com. Online entries close 10 April at 12:00noon and no entries will be accepted after this date. (b) On the printed form contained in the schedule, which should be forwarded with the correct fee to the Entries Office, Bath and West Shows Limited, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN to be received not later than 10 April. Please note : As a condition of your entry limited exhibitor information will appear in the catalogue and on the Society’s website.

Please see the Society’s website for full details of our privacy policy.

2. Any Exhibitor whose entry fees amount to £25.00 or more (including VAT) will be entitled to an exhibitor's day ticket. 3. Apple Juice must not be carbonated or flavoured. 4. Pear Cider will NOT be accepted in Classes 11 & 12. 5. Cider entered in Classes 13 to 15 must be unfiltered, exhibited in 1 gallon or 5 litre GLASS demi-johns, and fermented using apple juice during 2018. The addition of sugar to sweeten entries in the three classes is permitted. If you wish to enter carbonated cider in Classes 1, 2 or 3, decant your cider as follows: • Sterlise the supplied 75cl bottles and chill together with your entries to approximately 3°C.

• When fully chilled, transfer the cider to the 75cl bottle and apply the closure immediately. This will minimise any loss of carbonation and not compromise product quality.

6. Cider Newcomer Award: Class OC16, is open to cider makers making less than 2500 litres per annum. Ciders to be manufactured according to HMRC Notice 162, may be still or carbonated, cloudy or bright, made from fresh cider or dessert apple juice during 2018. Judging will take place on Wednesday 29 May at 2:00pm. The judges will provide written feedback to all entrants on their ciders, giving constructive comments on the attributes of each cider. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards may be presented. The Gold Medal winner will also receive the “Vigo Presses” trophy and a £100 voucher for cider making equipment from Vigo Presses.

Competitors may only win a Gold Medal award twice, thereafter they will be expected to enter the main cider classes. PLEASE CHECK “Entry Specifications and Exhibit Labelling Requirements” at the end of the schedule. Delivery & Removal 7. Exhibits may be delivered to Brothers Drinks Co Ltd, Anglo Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BY but will not be accepted before Wednesday 1 May and the latest any exhibit will be accepted is Friday 24 May. Alternatively exhibits may be received at the Showground from 12noon until 6:00pm on Tuesday 28 May. No exhibit whatever shall have its position altered or be removed from the stand, after having been staged, except with the sanction of the Organiser.

Please contact: Bob Chaplin, Chief Orchard & Cider Steward on 07876 553050 (bobchaplincider@gmail.com) for further details. 8. Every reasonable care will be taken of exhibits, but the Show will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur. 9. Unless specified, all will be disposed of, and any exhibits not collected by 6:00pm on Saturday 1 June, will become the property of the Show and will be disposed of at their discretion. If specified, exhibits may be removed after 4:00pm, (subject to approval by the Competition Steward) on the last day of the Show.

Judging: 10.

The Judges have the power to withhold a Prize from any class through insufficient merit. 11. No exhibit may be tasted, or in any way interfered with, whilst on the Show bench by the exhibitor or any other person, unless accompanied by the Competitions Steward. 12. Over time, judges are drawn from all parts of the country in order to include experience and preference over a full range of taste and regional variations. 13. Judges have the freedom to draw upon their own experience and competence in assessing ciders, without necessarily being bound by any particular formula or system of points for individual cider characteristics.

14. Judges are not able to provide feedback on individual exhibits, however, any exhibitor wishing for such information, are invited to attend the various clinics held daily throughout the show or speak to the Competition Steward. Prizes: 15. Cheques for prizes (where awarded) will be sent by post to the winner two weeks after the end of Show. Objections: 16. Any Exhibitor wishing to lodge an objection having reference to an entry exhibited at this Show must make the same in writing on a form to be obtained from the Show Office and deposit the sum of £50. If, on investigation, the objection is not sustained to the satisfaction of the Disqualifying Committee, the sum thus deposited shall, at the discretion of the Show, be forfeited to the funds of the Show.

All objections must be delivered at the Show Office on the Showground on the day on which the award is made, and no objection will be SUBSEQUENTLY received, unless a reason, satisfactory to the Disqualifying Committee, be assigned for the delay. The Disqualifying Committee will consider such objections at a time and place to be fixed by them, at which time and place any person making an objection must attend or be represented by his/her authorised agent. The decision of the Disqualifying Committee shall be final.

Presentations: 17. The Cider, Perry and Apple Juice Competition Trophies will be presented on Thursday 30 May. The Orchards & Cider Committee request that winners be available to collect their prizes at the presentation and to give interviews if required. Please note all winners are required to sign for their trophies at the Cup Room in the Showering Pavilion. 18. Exhibitors wishing to have trophies engraved should do so at their own cost but any engraving must be similar in size, style and layout to previous engravings to ensure consistency. The Show will seek reimbursement for the cost of repairing any damage caused to trophies through mishandling or engraving.

Health & Safety: 19. Exhibitors are reminded that they must conform to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (as amended); Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSERA) and other relevant Health and Safety legislation. Exhibitors must also comply with The Equalities Act (formerly The Disability and Discrimination Act); the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order Act 2005; the Health Act 2006 incorporating the Smokefree Legislation. 20. Smoking, including vaping, is prohibited in all buildings. Environmental Health Officers and Trading Standards Officers will be in attendance at the Show and, together with Stewards, have the authority to take appropriate enforcement action.

New or amended regulations are marked in the margin By Order of the Show Telephone: (01749) 822200 Chief Executive www.bathandwest.com Bath & West Shows Limited The Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN Registered in England & Wales No. 868026

Entry Specifications and Exhibit Labelling Requirements Class Number Class Specific Gravity Bottle Size Bottles per Entry Entries per Class Label Requirements OC1 Open Class Dry < 1.005 2 x Clear 75cl – Supplied by Vigo 2 2 Two labels supplied– one for each bottle, showing Class & Catalogue numbers. No other label must be shown on either bottle.

OC2 Open Class Medium 1.005 - 1.012 2 2 OC3 Open Class Sweet > 1.012 2 2 OC4 Wood Aged Cider Not specified 2 x Clear 75 cl 2 2 Two labels supplied – one for each bottle, showing Class & Catalogue numbers.

No other label must be shown on either bottle. OC5 Two Bottles of Cider Not specified As presented to the retail trade, cans permitted 2 3 Two labels supplied - one for each bottle, showing Class & Catalogue numbers. FIRST BOTTLE should bear the labels as presented to the retail trade plus the label supplied. SECOND BOTTLE must only bear the label supplied. OC6 Bottle Fermented Not specified 75cl full weight champagne bottles, with a wired down cork or plastic mushroom stopper. 2 3 OC7 Sweet Bottle Conditioned Not specified 2 3 OC8 Single Variety Cider Not specified As presented to the retail trade, cans permitted 2 3 OC9 Apple Juice Single Variety Not specified 2 x Clear 75cl 2 3 OC10 Apple Juice Blended Not specified 2 x Clear 75cl 2 3 OC11 Perry Not specified As presented to the retail trade 2 3 OC12 Perry Not specified As presented to the retail trade 2 3 OC13 Farmhouse Dry < 1.005 5l Glass demijohn 1 3 One label supplied showing the Class & Catalogue number.

No other label must be shown on the demijohn. OC14 Farmhouse Medium 1.005 - 1.012 5l Glass demijohn 1 3 OC15 Farmhouse Sweet > 1.012 5l Glass demijohn 1 3 OC16 Newcomer Award Dry 1.012 2 x Clear 75cl 2 3 Entrant to attach a label to each bottle stating Sweet, Medium or Dry.

Two labels supplied– one for each bottle, showing Class & Catalogue numbers