Cockermouth and Powburn Shows

NEWS UPDATE

DATES:

Saturday August 11th - 12.00 - Dalston U12yrs / U15 / U18-10st Championship / 11½st / 13st / AW
Sunday August 12th - 2pm - Forestburngate U10yrs / U12 / U15 / U21 / 12½st / 15½st / AW
Tuesday August 14th - 3pm - Kirkby Lonsdale U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Girls / 12½st / AW
Saturday August 18th - 1230pm - Allendale - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / 11½st / 14st / AW
Saturday August 18th - 2.00pm - Gosforth - U10yrs / U12 / U14 / U16 / Girls / 10½st Championship / 12st / AW
Saturday August 18th - 2.00pm - Rusland - U9yrs / U12 / U15 / U18 / Girls / 12½st / AW
Sunday August 19th - 2.30pm - Torver - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Ladies / 11½st / 13st / AW / Costume.

Saturday August 25th - Newcastleton - CANCELLED
Saturday August 25th - 3.15pm - Bellingham - U12yrs / U16 / Novices / Ladies / 7st / 9st / 12st / 14st / AW
Saturday August 25th - 3pm Millom & Broughton - U12yrs / Local U15 / U16 / U18 / 12st / AW

Sunday August 26th - 11am - Grasmere U12yrs / U15 / U18 / 8st / 11st / 12st / 13st / 14st / AW
Females U15 / U18 / 10st / AW
Monday August 27th - 12.00 - Silloth - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Girls U15 / Ladies / 11st Championship / 13st /AW

Wednesday August 29th - 2.30pm - Ennerdale U12yrs / U15 Championship / U18 / Ladies / 12½st / AW
Thursday August 30th - 1245 - Crosby Ravensworth - Costume / U13yrs / U16 / U18 / Girls U18 / 13st / AW
Thursday August 30th - 3.30pm - Grayrigg - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / 9st / 11½st / 13st / AW .............. Females - U15 yrs / Open

Friday August 31st - 6.30pm - Rothbury - U8 yrs / U10 / U13 / U16 / U21 / 9st / 11st / 13st / 15st / AW ..............Females - U16yrs / AW
Saturday September 1st - 3.00pm - Lowick U12yrs / U15 / U18 / 12½ / AW
Saturday September 1st - 2.00pm - Harbottle - Juniors / Novices / 12 st / AW
Saturday September 1st - 3.15pm - Hesket New Market - U12yrs / U15 / U18 /Girls / Novices / 12½st

Sunday September 2nd 3.30pm - Loweswater - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Ladies / 12½st / AW
Sunday September 2nd 1.45pm - Wolsingham - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Ladies / 11st / 12st / 14st / AW
Sunday September 9th 1pm - Stanhope - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Ladies / 11½st / 13st / AW

Sunday September 9th 3.30pm - Whitfield - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Ladies / 12½st / AW
Thursday September 13th - 1.30pm - Westmorland Show - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Girls U15 / Girls Open / U21yrs & 11st / 12st / 13st / 14st
Championship / AW

Simultaneously, wrestling attracted the crowds at Cockermouth Show and Powburn Show in Northumberland, while I was wrestling with Belted Galloway cattle as judge at Dumfries Show.

In the weather lottery, Cockermouth had mixed fortune: sunburn was a problem one minute, then the next the organisers were bundling into a car ringside to keep the book and tickets useable. Just as quickly the heat and crowd returned for a feast of wrestling, nicely spiced by the Kendal wrestlers.

Harold Wilson continued his run of success in the Under 12s, and Sam Wilson backed him up by winning the Under 15s. Best of all, though, was Matthew Atkinson who won the Under 18s in a final with Kieron Miller, and then stepped up to win the men's 13 stones with a final against Kieron's big brother, David.

John Harrington from Bewaldeth and the Miller brothers from Aspatria made the 11½ stones an all Carlisle affair. They may live on their farms some distance from Carlisle, but that is where the wrestling club is based which developed their wrestling talent.

The All Weights, too, went Carlisle's way when David Barnes continued his resurgence in wrestling since he returned to the area in his management career within Sainsbury's. Not surprisingly it was the tenacious John Harrington who was his final opponent.

Meanwhile, in Northumberland at Powburn Show, there was a father and son act to stir the blood. Jason Davidson, one of the Rothbury coaches, and now a veteran wrestler, watched on as his son Thomas felled the usually all-conquering Gus Singer in the Under 10s. Much later, he himself was star of the show when he outside-stroked and twisted Andrew Ord over the knee in the semi-final, before going on to fell Gareth Randall in the final.
Jack Brown stuck to his Northumbrian roots and travelled to Powburn to continue his long list of wins in the lightweights this year.

Meanwhile the Bretons have invited a carload of wrestlers to participate at their big wrestling event at Guingamp Festival where both backhold and Gouren wrestling features. Accommodation for August 19-21st, and transport from the ferry is an added inducement.

 

Any interested wrestler should email jfhubert@univ-rennes1.fr for details.

 


WEBMASTER NOTICE
Weekly updates to the Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling site between now and mid September may be delayed because of holiday commitments. For this reason, an extended NEWS UPDATE of event dates is included here which can be referred to at any time as a guidance. However, there is no guarantee that these details will not change due to unforeseen circumstances - particularly weather ! Click on location name for map and how to get there.

The complete 2012 CWWA Diary of events is available here:
http://www.cumberland-westmorland-wrestling-association.com/CWWAwrestlingvenues2012.html

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Results ( * signifies 'not eligible' for The Victor Ludorum 2012)

Cockermouth Show ...........

Event First Second Third
* Under 8 Years Z Graves N McDowell N Welford
Under 12 Years H Wilson J Blamire J Wales.
Under 15 Years S Wilson J Blamire G Wilson.
Under 18 Years M Atkinson K Miller J Welford.
11½ Stone J Harrington K Miller D Miller
13 Stone M Atkinson D Miller J Harrington.
All Weights D Barnes J Harrington J Addyman.

POwburn Show .........

Event First Second Third
Under 10 Years T Davidson G Singer W McDougall
Under 13 Years H Bertram D Swiss J Bruce.
Under 16 Years C Carlyle H Bertram J Bruce.
Novices J Bone C Carlyle G Randall
11½ Stone J Brown C Carlyle G Randall.
All Weights J Davidson G Randall A Ord.

Written by © Roger Robson. Photographs by © Roger Robson, Julian Richardson or Linda Scott (2012)

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