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Programme Competitor Eligibility The Brew Shop - discount offer National Judge Tombola Stewards
MANCHESTER

59th
AMATEUR WINE & BEERMAKERS
ANNUAL NATIONAL SHOW AGM & CONFERENCE

At Britannia Country House Hotel, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WG
FRIDAY - SUNDAY 10th - 12th MARCH 2017
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Programme
Friday 10th March
10.00am Advance Party commence setting up
1.30pm - 5.00pm Bottle Reception in the County Suite. Show Stewards to arrange exhibits
8.00pm - Late Social Evening and Tasting of wine and beer in the Britannia Suite
NO COMMERCIAL DRINKS of any sort to be brought into the Bar, Restaurant, Show and Social Rooms.
The Hotel is not charging corkage on our home-made wines and beers; we MUST NOT abuse this generous offer (corkage charge is normally £1000!)
Saturday 11th March
8.00am - 8.30am Exceptional Entries taken by prior arrangement
8.45am Judges and Stewards Briefing in the Derbyshire Suite
9.15am Judging commences (Authorised Access Only)
PLEASE NOTE:-
THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN ANY PART OF THE BUILDING
12.00pm Judging Finished. Exhibition Hall closes
2.00pm - 3.00pm Commercial Wine Tasting in the Britannia Suite
(Included in Conference Ticket)
Extra tickets (£4.50) available at the NAWB stand
3.15pm approx. Presentation of Trophies in the Britannia Suite (excl Major Trophies)
Followed by Collection of Exhibits from the Show Hall; hall must be cleared by 5pm
7.30pm - Late Dinner Dance in the County Suite. Please be seated by 7pm. (Dinner Jacket or Lounge Suit)
Bring your own drinks and glasses
9.30pm Approx. Presentation of Major Trophies, followed by Dancing
No entry without tickets
Tickets will collected on Friday and Saturday evenings
NO COMMERCIAL DRINKS of any sort to be brought into the Show Venue (see above)
Sunday 12th March
10.00am The Annual General Meeting of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WINE AND BEERMAKERS (AMATEUR)
The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in the Derbyshire Suite, commencing at 10.00am approximately.
Should a vote be necessary then Members and Delegates attending this meeting should obtain a voting slip from the Membership Secretary.
Note: Constitution Rule 4 (Voting) states that each paid-up Member is entitled to One Vote on attendance at the Annual General Meeting.
Unauthorised persons will not be admitted to the AGM but arrangements may be made for spouses or partners of authorised persons, at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE
We are always pleased to receive applications from our members for election to our Executive Committee; apart from anything else, it is always good to have fresh blood and new ideas in our organisation. All you need is a proposer and a seconder, both of whom must be current members, and be put up for election at the AGM which is always held at the National Show. If you think you could spare the time, and wish to be of service to our organisation, then please contact our (Nominations must be received by 31st January.)

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COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY
PLEASE READ THE SCHEDULE CAREFULLY and ensure that you only enter the classes you are entitled to enter, as follows:
Fully paid up individual members of NAWB may enter any class from 1 – 82, at a cost of 35p per entry; the conference fee is £18 for the weekend and £10 for Saturday only
Fully paid up individual members of (NAWB and) NGWBJ may enter the judges classes 86 and 87
People wishing to enter the show who are NOT members of NAWB but ARE members of a club that is a member of NAWB may enter classes 49 – 65 and 78 – 82 at a cost of 50p per entry. They may also enter classes 83 – 85 as Newcomers at a cost of 50p per entry. If they wish to attend the show the conference fee is £25 for the weekend and £12 for Saturday only.
Circles and Federations who are fully paid up members of NAWB may enter classes 88 and 89, and 90 and 91 accordingly at a cost of 35p per entry. A circle must be a member for it’s individual members to win the circle trophies. Circles and federations who are not members of NAWB may not enter the show.
See the membership page for full membership definitions.
Postage of 75p must be included by all persons entering and/or attending the show for the return of their entry labels and conference tickets.
Please contact if you have any queries.

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The Brew Shop
The BrewShop is just a few miles from the show venue.
They are very generously offering 10% discount to NAWB show attendees and will deliver to the hotel if required.
They are donating a conical fermenter as a raffle prize!
Please take advantage of this very generous offer.
Visit their excellent web site, or shop, or both! (You must take your conference badge with you if you visit the shop.)
Their address is - 48 Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport SK2 6NB. Phone - 0161 480 4880

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National Judge
Would you like to judge at the National?
Any Member who would like to become a National Wine Judge should contact:
Any Member who would like to become a National Beer Judge should contact:
who will be pleased to receive applications from suitably qualified wine & beer makers.
Examinations are held in various parts of the country at regular intervals.

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**** TOMBOLA ****
The Tombola will be run provided there are volunteers to run the stall on Saturday.
Please contact regarding donations and unwanted gifts
Or hand into the Tombola table on Friday
The Tombola will run until bottle collection has been completed on Saturday afternoon

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Wine, Beer & General Stewards Urgently Required

The Members of the Executive Committee alone could not stage the Annual National Show. They are dependent upon the commitment of the members to volunteer to help maintain the smooth running of the Show, either as General Stewards or as Wine/Beer Stewards.
It can be very satisfying and beneficial work (even if sometimes it seems to be laborious and hard on the feet). It can give anyone an insight into the different aspects concerned with putting on a show. If anyone wishes to study different wines, and improve their own, there is no better way than to volunteer your services as a steward for of the Judges (who are likely to be most helpful and informative).
There is an unmarked ISO Wine glass for the wine & beer stewards who complete the Steward application form below or advise of their availability by
FEBRUARY 25th, and a Trophy for the General Steward with the most points in the Show.

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WINE AND BEER STEWARDS
Wine and Beermakers are invited to steward for NGWBJ Judges at 2017 National Show. This is an excellent opportunity to study your hobby at close range. It is an essential aspect of training for those aspiring to be Federation or National Judges, and for those who wish to improve their own Wine and Beers.

Wine & Beer Steward Application.
This must be sent in advance of the show in order to obtain the ISO wine glass to either the Convenor of Judges, or the Show Secretary (with your entry form) to (NGWBJ))


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GENERAL STEWARDS
Every year the Executive Committee relies on the help of willing volunteers to act as General Stewards during the Show Weekend. This includes benching wines and beers, acting as scribes and many other general tasks.
If you feel able to offer your services please contact Kevin Martin indicating when you would be available.
The Gerry Sparrow Trophy will be awarded to the General Steward who gains most points in the Show with their wines/beers, and has completed at least 4 hours of general stewarding.
At the Show please register at the CHIEF STEWARDS TABLE on arrival and at the times you have indicated.

General Steward Application to (NGWBJ))

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WINNERS GLASSES
All individual 1st place winners of wine and beer classes 1-87 and photographic class 92 are awarded an appropriate ISO wine glass for wine classes or beer glass for the beer classes.
These should be collected from the glass collection table in the Windsor Suite during Bottle Collection.
Please note, there are no winners glasses for the classes 88-91, the Circle and Federation three bottle classes.

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