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Results from the 55th Golden Shears

Results from the 55th Golden Shears International Shearing and Woolhandling Championships at the War Memorial Stadium in Masterton on Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7, 2015:


Lister Shearing Transtasman Shearing Test (6 merinos, 3 long wool, 3 second-shear): Australia (Shannon Warnest 17min 27.593sec, 79.38pts; Daniel McIntyre 17min 10.33sec, 87.017pts; Damien Boyle 18min 43.973sec, 94.382pts) 260.679pts, beat New Zealand (Nathan Stratford 17min 57.002sec, 87.8pts; Colin O’Neill 17min 41.777sec, 96.255pts; David Buick 18min 26.46sec, 97.99pts) 281.845pts.

Elders Primary Wool Transtasman Wool Handling Test (four merino fleeces, four lambs): Australia (Sarah Moran, Tara Smith) 400.022pts, beat New Zealand (Ronnie Goss, Keryn Herbert) 501.488pts).

Golden Shears championships:

Golden Shears Open final (20 sheep): Gavin Mutch (Scotland/Whangamomona) 17min 56.478sec, 65.174pts, 1; Aaron Haynes (Feilding) 18min 4.407sec, 65.77pts, 2; Nathan Stratford (Invercargill) 18min 24.572sec, 65.979pts, 3; Dion King (Hastings) 17min 36.835sec, 66.792pts, 4; Murray Henderson (Feilding) 19min 45.604sec, 70.53pts, 5; Troy Pyper (Invercargill) 17min 46.616sec, 73.881pts, 6.

National Championship:

PGG Wrightson National Circuit final 3 merino, 3 long wool, 3 halfbreds, 3 second-shear, 3 lambs):
Tony Coster (Rakaia) 18min 37.253sec, 77.263pts, 1; Cam Ferguson (Waipawa) 19min 14.733sec, 80.937pts, 2; Nathan Stratford (Invercargill) 19min 12.199sec, 81.61pts, 3; Gavin Mutch (Scotland/Whangamomona) 18min 14.793sec, 82.14pts, 4; David Buick (Pongaroa) 19min 28.889sec, 85.444pts, 5; Aaron Haynes (Feilding) 20min 19.094sec, 85.444pts, 6.

Senior final (12 sheep): Ethan Pankhurst (Masterton) 13min 32.46sec, 50.123pts, 1; Cody Beck (Taumarunui) 14min 18.948sec, 54.53pts, 2; Bevan Pere (Gisborne) 15min 25.854sec, 57.96pts, 3; Robert Mudgway (Taihape) 16min 8.196sec, 59.66pts, 4; Dylan McGruddy (Masterton) 15min 31.285sec, 62.148pts, 5; Michael Rolston (Levin), 16min 7.879sec, 62.728pts, 6.
Intermediate final 8 sheep): Marshall Guy (Kaeo) 11min 45.693sec, 45.035pts, 1; Kaleb Foote (Waikaretu) 11min 20.666sec, 46.283pts, 2; Michael Herlihy (Matiere) 11min 29.835sec, 48.992pts, 3; Marley Waihape (Mataura) 12min 29.781sec, 51.364pts, 4; Elgan Jones (Wales) 12min 52.621sec, 56.631pts, 5; Nick Greaves (England) 13min 10.95sec, 58.173pts, 6.

Junior final (5 sheep): Ash Jones (Llangollen, Wales) 9min 28.429sec, 37.421pts, 1; Robert Hubber (Dipton) 9min 55.052sec, 38.153pts, 2; Tui Wilton (Masterton) 9min 17.036sec, 38.452pts, 3; Connor Puha (Kimbolton) 10min 6.538sec, 40.527pts, 4; Laura Bradley (Woodville) 10min 27.998sec, 40.6pts, 5; Emily Te Kapa (Clianlarich, Scotland) 11min 54.428sec, 43.121pts, 6.

Novice final (2 sheep): Sarah Higgins (Havelock) 7min 28.401sec, 32.42pts, 1; Taiawhio Wati (Dargaville) 6min 32.151sec, 35.108pts, 2; Cody Greig (Levin) 9min 18.21sec, 36.911pts, 3; Reuben Alabaster (Taihape) 6min 20.17sec, 38.009pts, 4; Bailey Rush (Kimbolton) 9min 29.395sec, 41.47pts, 5; Sarah Edmonds (Masterton) 10min 26.281sec, 66.314pts, 6.

Veterans final (2 sheep): Peter McCabe (Tauranga) 3min 45.387sec, 23.269pts, 1; Ralph Smith (Dargaville) 3min 59.932sec, 25.497pts, 2; Richard Pearson (Carterton) 3min 18.589sec, 25.93pts, 3; Hugh McCarroll (Whangamata) 4min 21.464sec, 30.073pts, 4; Phillip Woodward (Tuakau) 3min 26.523sec, 32.326pts, 5; Neil Sidwell (Kaukapakapa) 3min 33.568sec, 41.178pts, 6.

Maori-Pakeha Teams Event: Casey Bailey (Madsterton) and David Buick (Pongaroa), 73.505pts, 1; Tama Niania (Gisborne) and Jack Fagan (Te Kuiti), 74.783pts, 2; Jimmy Samuels (Marton) and Doug Smith (Napier) 79.411pts, 3.

Open: Paerata Abraham (Masterton) 23.84sec, 1; Darin Forde (Lornville) 24.4sec, 2.

Senior: Alun Lloyd Jones (Wales) 26.9sec, 1; Scott Wilson (Scotland) 27.1sec, 2.


Open final (6 long wool, 4 second shear): Joel Henare (Gisborne) 196.466pts, 1; Sheree Alabaster (Taihape) 293.13pts, 2; Ronnie Goss (Mangamahu Valley) 307.08pts, 3; Anita Phillips (Taumarunui) 388.226pts, 4.

Senior final (4 long wool): Stevie Mason-Smallman (Taihape) 152.74pts, 1; Erana Smith (Ruatoria/Hastings) 157.24pts, 2; Adrienne Samuels (Marton) 166.674pts, 3; Ana Braddick (Eketahuna) 170.74pts, 4.

Junior final (4 long wool): Chiquita Tamepo (Tikitiki) 117.312pts, 1; Sam Tipene (Eketahuna) 127.946pts, 2; Ash Boyce (Dannevirke) 141.04pts, 3; Peketai Puna (Napier) 157.04pts, 4.

Novice final (1 long wool): Claire Wilson (Biggar, Scotland) 99.6pts, 1; Chynna Haney (Eketahuna) 102pts, 2; Bianca Hawea (Masterton) 109pts, 3; Hazel Wood (Ruawai) 136pts, 4.

North Island Circuit open final: Sheree Alabaster (Taihape) 170.366pts, 1; Logan Kamura (Marton) 174.21pts, 2; Keryn Herbert (Te Awamutu) 176.478pts, 3; Emaraina Braddick (Eketahuna) 231.58pts, 4.

Men’s final: Jeremy Goodger (Masterton) 37.8pts, 1; Ronnie Eriha (Hastings) 48.9pts, 2.

Women’s final: Fiona Healey (Masterton) 50.25pts, 1; Cushla Abraham (Masterton) 64.5pts, 2.

Pairs final: Willie Kilioni and Conan Gray (Masterton) 51pts, 1; Vinnie and James Goodger (Masterton) 70pts, 2.

Triathlon (shearing, woolhandling, woolpressing heats points): Jonothan Hicks (Marton) 173.18pts, 1; Carmen Smith (Pongaroa) 195.96pts, 2; Cushla Abraham (Masterton) 213.453pts, 3.

YFC Events:

Blue Ribbon Open Shearing final (6 sheep): Aaron Haynes (Feilding) 7min 8.348sec, 32.417pts, 1; Ethan Pankhurst (Masterton) 7min 48.747sec, 33.771pts, 2; Corey Palmer (Dipton) 7min 47.412sec, 3; Jack Fagan (Te Kuiti) 6min 58.388sec, 34.919pts, 4; Lachie Baynes (Wairoa) 8min 20.645sec, 36.032pts, 5; Jimmy Samuels (Marton) 7min 59.992sec, 36.167pts, 6.

Teams shearing and woolhandling (6 long wool): Tasman (shearers Ethan Pankhurst, Corey Smith; woolhandlers Sarah Higgins, Samantha Gordon) 277.497pts, 1; Southland (shearers Corey Palmer, Linton Palmer; woolhandlers Chiquita Tamepo, Jayden Pattison) 294.977pts, 2; Manawatu (shearers Aaron Haynes, Cam Hicks; woolhandlers Connor Puha, Ngaira Puha) 368.119pts, 3.


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