Details & results of the 2004 National
Bright but breezy conditions greeted the ploughmen at this years Isle of Man Ploughing Championships, held at the Bretney farm, courtesy of Mrs McMillan & her son William.
Conditions were near perfect for a high standard of ploughing. Honours this year went to #Robert_Corkish, who took home a car full of trophies. Using his International & Fiskars plough, he ploughed an excellent butt, taking the best bye and best clash to add to the accolade of champion.
Robert was 6 points clear of #Gordon_Kennaugh, who was just pipped for the title for the second time, but picked up the cup for the best unassisted ploughman. #John_Costain, using his vintage outfit of Ferguson & International plough, was third.
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#Jim_Caine from Peel, won the horse ploughing title for the 4th year in a row.
Pos Name Bye Seedbed Packing Uniformity Straight Ins & Out Clash Points 1 Jim Caine 75 72 70 73 76 30 70 486 2 Ned Kennaugh 71 64 63 68 66 30 68 430 3 Jonathan Ward 66 60 59 68 66 30 65 414 4 Tristan Kewley 60 55 53 56 57 30 59 370 5 Eric Delany 58 52 51 51 56 30 49 347
Probably the unluckiest ploughman was #Stephen_Ennett. Having arrived at the site to find the tyre on his plough had gone down, set off to a neighbouring farm to undertake repairs. Unfortunately whilst on the road, his top link snapped, resulting in a broken mouldboard stay and a damaged landside. This was a real shame, as Stephen has been showing good consistent form over the season and had return from his British National debut in the Young Farmers Championship.
The day was rounded off with the prize presentation & buffet at the Tynwald Inn, St Johns.
The Association would like to thank all those who made the day the success it was, in particular Northern Young Farmers – for the dinner on the field, the judges and the steward