New Talent Competition held at Bonsai World 2011

The recent Bonsai World 2011 show at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, saw the culmination of this year’s FoBBS Amateur New Talent competition.

During the course of the year, there have been three heats.  In the first heat at Cardiff Bonsai Club show at Dyffryn Gardens in May, the winner was Karl Couch. 

The second heat was held at BBC Gardener’s World at Birmingham in June.  The winner was Carl Hawkins.  We then came to Crawley with the final heat held on Saturday 3rd September.  This was won by Steve Frost from the Sussex Bonsai Group.

In the Final held on the Sunday, we saw the three winners from the heats competing against each other, to create their own particular style with Chinese junipers as their basic material.  A high standard of styling was achieved and we had a worthy winner in Carl Hawkins.  He will now go on to represent FoBBS in the European Bonsai Association competition in Ratingen in Germany at the end of September.

We would like to thank Malcolm Hughes for sourcing such good raw material.  The competitors and a number of our visitors commented very favourably on the trees.

Thanks also go to our judges, Reg Bolton, Alex Evelyn, Malcolm Hughes, Malcolm Styles and John Trott, who shared the judging over the heats and finals.

Article supplied by FoBBS

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