Grandfather Clock 2011

Results: Grandfather Clock 2011

2011 Black Toyota Grandfather Clock Winners: 
Peter O'Neill and Roma (Photo by Robyn Paine)

LONG TIME COMPETITOR PICKS UP FIRST CLOCK AT CHINCHILLA

A long held dream was realised for Springsure campdrafter Peter O'Neill when last weekend he took out the prestigious Black Toyota Grandfather Clock open campdraft at Chinchilla from a field of 560 nominations. Throughout his time competing at Chinchilla regularly over the past 27 years Peter has picked up places in both the grandfather clock open and restricted open, and won the novice campdraft in 2008 on Roma, a twelve-year-old daughter of Romeo, bred by the Pechey Stud. Roma and Peter have proved themselves as a winning combination over the past few years, but nothing tops their biggest win yet last weekend.

In a demonstration of impressive consistency, Peter and Roma earned themselves scores of 90 in every round of the event, which included two rounds and a final, for a total score of 270.

To complete the win, Peter also picked up third place in the grandfather clock on Claudette, with a three round total of 264, just one point behind local competitor Wayne Knudsen on Aladdin in second place with 265. Peter left Chinchilla on a high to realise another dream this week at Warwick, where he is judging the famed Black Toyota Warwick Gold Cup. 

The atmosphere was buzzing when Nigel Kable and Chevin Ivory entered the camp for their run in the first round of the clock, after they took out the $30,000 Condamine Bell the previous weekend. Stakes were high with another $30,000 on offer for the horse and rider combination who could win all three open drafts at Condamine, Chinchilla and Warwick, known as the Triple Crown of Campdrafting. Kable and Ivory did not disappoint, on the completion of the first round they were equal leaders with a score of 91, along with Pete Comiskey on Betty and Wayne Knudsen on Aladdin. However, their scores of 84 and 82 in the second and final rounds respectively, meant that the Triple Crown remained unattainable for another year.

With the total prize money for the weekend in excess of $45,000, the competition remained strong throughout the three other events as well. A three way run off was held in the Knudsen Family Restricted Open between Robert Plant on Icon, Pete Comiskey on Roanys Chex and Cameron Webster on Janelle. Local competitor Robert Plant had the edge to take the prize with a 262, followed by Nebo competitor Pete Comiskey on 259 and Cameron Webster from Wandoan on 255.
Success was well deserved for Robert, who has been competing at Chinchilla since 1990 and won the coveted grandfather clock in 1994 at age 19. 

The Landmark Novice campdraft was taken out by Kingaroy competitor Mark Buttsworth on Play Maree with a 261. Mark also received 7th place on Playin Harmonica and won the cut-out prize on Double Dove. Karl Burton on Oaks Penny came in second with 261, followed by Scott Hayes on Pasadoblay on 259.

The trip was worthwhile for Victoria competitor Vicki Hiscock who took out the Chinchilla Vet Ladies draft on Ardo Top Shot, and also placed fourth in the restricted open on Pheobie. Local campdrafter Jackie Knudsen on Barister tied for second and third place in the ladies along with Veronica Howson on Cadence.

The Friday night made for great entertainment with the Sandon Glenoch Angus Bareback Cut-Out being held under lights, a regular inclusion in the program at Chinchilla. Well-achieved stallion, Marnies Destiny, owned by Rick and Gaylene Young from Dalby, took out the honours with Mitchell Stranks aboard. Brooke Fitzgerald on Chilli Pepper and Luke Klan on Noble Miss tied for second and third place. The calcutta was won by the Will Fay Syndicate and $533 was donated to the Cancer Council.

Another successful campdraft at Chinchilla can be accredited to the dedication of the committee and the loyal support from the valued sponsors, cattle donors and judges.

Story: Kate Boshammer, Publicity Officer

 

 

BLACK TOYOTA GRANDFATHER CLOCK OPEN CAMPDRAFT

Judge: Wayne Dennien

Nominations: 560

2011 Black Toyota Grandfather Clock Winners: 
Peter O'Neill and Roma (Photo by Robyn Paine)

1

Peter O'Neill

Roma

270

2

Wayne Knudsen

Aladdin

265

3

Peter O'Neill

Claudette

264

4/5/6

Peter Glenwright

Nomad

263

4/5/6

Pete Comiskey

Betty

263

4/5/6

Bill Bright

Liberty

263

7

Tom Williamson

One Moore Please

261

8/9/10

Kristina Plant

Our Gift

259

8/9/10

Scott Hayes

Rockabye

259

8/9/10

Scott Hayes

Pasadoblay

259

 

Service to Edenvale Double Identity (Winner of Open Draft) - Peter O'Neill, Roma (270)

Arthur & Marge McIntyre Cutout - Wally Rea, Miss Elly (24, 22)

Wade McCulloch Local Rider - Wayne Knudsen, Aladdin (91)

Metaland High Score Final - Peter O'Neill, Roma (90)

Kilbeggan Mug High Score First Round - Wayne Knudsen, Aladdin (91)

Chinchilla ASHS Branch Stockhorse - Peter O'Neill, Roma (270)

Greenup/Eidsvold Station Santa Gertrudis Painted Steers - Terry Hall, Hazelwood Copyright ($100) and JJ Lamb, Regret ($200)

Service to Rambler KD Acres (Highest Placed Mare) - Peter O'Neill, Claudette (264)

LANDMARK NOVICE CAMPDRAFT

Judge: Nigel Rippon

Nominations: 508

2011 Landmark Novice Draft Winners: 
Mark Buttsworth and Play Maree
(Photo by Sue Waldron)

1

Mark Buttsworth

Play Maree

265

2

Karl Burton

Oaks Penny

261

3

Scott Hayes

Pasadoblay

259

4/5

Jackie Knudsen

Teles Again

257

4/5

Ken Knudsen

Goldline

257

6

Ron Wall

Soda Ono

256

7

Mark Buttsworth

Playin Harmonica

255

8

Ben Hill

Vipour

253

9/10

Ben Hall

Dry Destiny

252

9/10

Ronald Howson

Lightning Rae

252

 

Service to Adios Cherokee (Winner of Novice Draft) - Mark Buttsworth, Play Maree (265)

Scouller Saddlery Cutout - Mark Buttsworth, Double Dove (23, 24)

EnVision Partners Painted Steers - William Durkin, Buddy ($100)

CHINCHILLA VET GRANDMOTHER CLOCK LADIES CAMPDRAFT

Judge: Bob Black

Nominations: 108

2011 Chinchilla Vet Grandmother Clock Ladies Draft Winners: 
Vicki Hiscock and Ardo Top Shot
(Photo by Sue Waldron)

1

Vicki Hiscock

Ardo Top Shot

175

2/3

Jackie Knudsen

Barister

174

2/3

Veronica Howson

Cadence

174

4

Bryony Puddicombe

Emma

173

5

Kimberley Sammon

Noble Miss

172

6

Bec Hayes

Rambler Hollywood Acres

170

7/8

Marion Marks

Taylor

169

7/8

Sarah Webster

Leon

169

9

Alison Boulton

Obenvale Settler

168

10

Rachael Abbott

Knights Legacy

167

 

Service to Boonara Turbulence (Winner of Ladies Draft) - Vicki Hiscock, Ardo Top Shot (175)

Surtie Trading Cutout - Coralie Daly, Faith (23, 21)

Sandon Glenoch Angus Painted Heifers - no winner

Rhonda Alexander Silver Jewellery Local Rider - Jackie Knudsen, Barister (174)

 

KNUDSEN FAMILY RESTRICTED OPEN CAMPDRAFT

Judge: Bob Black

Nominations: 204

2011 Knudsen Family Restricted Open Draft Winners: Robert Plant and Icon
(Photo by Robyn Paine)

1

Robert Plant

Icon

262

2

Pete Comiskey

Roanys Chex

259

3

Cameron Webster

Janelle

255

4

Vicki Hiscock

Pheobie

176

5/6

Wally Rea

Miss Elly

175

5/6

John Mulcahy

Baywatch

175

7/8/9/10

Ben Hall

Reliable

174

7/8/9/10

Michael Hayes

Mercedes

174

7/8/9/10

Nigel Kable

Chevin Levi

174

7/8/9/10

Steve Comiskey

Atmosphere

174

7/8/9/10

Dick Northcott

Lassiter

174

 

Service to Pechey Stud Tradition (Winner of Restricted Open Draft) - Robert Plant, Icon (262)

Arthur & Marge McIntyre Cutout - Mark Buttsworth, Playgirl Freckles (24, 24)

SANDON GLENOCH ANGUS BAREBACK CUTOUT

Riders:

 

 

1. Mitchell Stranks, Marnies Destiny

2/3. Brooke Fitzgerald, Chilli Pepper

2/3. Luke Klan, Noble Miss

     

Calcutta:

 

 

1. Will Fay Syndicate

2/3. Brendan Fitzgerald

2/3. David Harkin

     

A donation of $533 was raised for the Cancer Council.