Northern Scythe Championships

The Northern Scythe Championships will return in 2019 to Lower Winskill Farm as a stand alone event on Sunday 7th July 2019, we will look forward to welcoming you to Lower Winskill Farm once again. To find out more click on this link to take you to the Northern Scythe Championships facebook page...

The Northern Scythe Championships 2018...

Thank you very much to all those who attended the Northern Scythe Championships this year in what were challenging conditions. The meadows had not seen rain since the beginning of May in Yorkshire and so the sward was thin and coarse, meaning it was difficult for competitors to keep a keen edge on their blade without stopping to hone with the whetstone and the sun was baking down, building the heat through the afternoon. However, there were still some excellent times recorded and some very high quality mowing. See below for all the results...

Competitors had to mow a 5 x 5m square in the fastest time but also highest quality possible. The quality scores are given out of ten in the right hand column with the times (in minutes and seconds) in the middle

Open        
         
1 Chris Riley 1.50 6.5
2 Terry Standen 2.10 5.5
3 Richard Brown 2.42 5.5
         
Beginners'        
         
1 Jerry Lagerberg 5.12 6
2 Kathleen Renwick 17.07 8.5
         
Northern        
         
1 Peter Blackwell 2.58 5.5
2 Ruth Pullan 5.04 6
3 Ken Jaquiery 6.44 8
         
Women's        
         
1 Michelle Laine 2.41 5.5
2 Ruth Pullan 5.04 6
3 Gill Barron 6.21 7
         
         
Quality        
         
1 Simon Fairlie 3.31 8
2 Ken Jaquiery 6.44 8
3 Kathleen Renwick 17.07 8.5
         
         
         
Jerry Lagerberg 5.12 6  
Kathleen Renwick 17.07 8.5  
Martin Slater 12.35 3  
Rosie Holdsworth 10.02 4.5  
Ian Forman 3.42 4.5  
Colin Close 5.12 7  
John Grundy 8.43 6.5  
Gill Barron 6.21 7  
Alistair Clark 6.50 7  
Shane O'Reilly 6.24 4.5  
Charlie Quinell 6.10 7.5  
Simon Fairlie 3.31 8  
Ken Jaquiery 6.44 8  
Michelle Laine 2.41 5.5  
Ruth Pullan 5.04 6  
Jim McVittie 2.58 6.5  
Terry Standen 2.10 5.5  
Julian Symondsson 3.14 4.5  
Chris Riley 1.50 6.5  
Richard Brown 2.42 6.5  
Peter Blackwell 2.58 5.5  
         
         

 

Results from the 2017 Northern Scythe Championships...

The quality of the mowing was excellent and there were some fast times recorded on what was a lovely sward to mow. Competitors had to mow a 5 x 5m square in the fastest time but also highest quality possible. The quality scores are given out of ten in the right hand column with the times in the middle.

Open








1 Simon Damant 1.05 8
2 Chris Riley 1.25 7.5
3 Steve Tomlin 1.26 7










Northern








1 Steve Tomlin 1.26 7
2 Peter Blackwell 2.16 8
3 Ruth Pullan 3.25 8.5





Women's








1 Ruth Pullan 3.25 8.5
2 Gill Barron 3.34 7
3 Fi Pollock 5.37 7










Quality








Charlie Quinnell 9











Gill Barron 3.34 7
Ruth Pullan 3.25 8.5
Lucy Otto 5.5 6
Nick Beighton 6.49 5
Ken Jaquiery 4.21 6.5
Charlie Quinnell 3.3 9
William de Hamel 4.48 7.5
Peter Blackwell 2.16 8
Simon Damant 1.05 8
Alistair Clark 5.41 6
Fi Pollock 5.37 7
Ian Forman 3.48 6
John Grundy 4.06 8
Sue Wrathmell 7.48 5
Steve Tomlin 1.26 7
Chris Riley 1.25 7.5