Golden Shears World Shearing & Woolhandling Championships

World Championships Rules  
 
World Woolhandling Rules


Founded October 1980 at Euroa, Victoria, Australia, Founding Members
Golden Shears New Zealand Golden Shears Masterton Bob Chamberlain, Laurie Keats, Alan Williams
Golden Shears England Bath & West Agricultural Society John Davis, Sir John Colfox, Tug Wilson
Golden Shears Australia Euroa Shearing Association Bernie Walker, Neville Stribling, David Rush

Past Finalists

World Championships Statistics

Golden Shears World Champions
Year Host Town & Country Sheep Type Shearers Shearing Team Blades Woolhandlers W/handling Team
1977 Bath & West (England)   Strong Wool, British Breed   Roger Cox
(New Zealand)  
Roger Cox, Godfrey Bowen
(New Zealand)  
Peter Casserly (New Zealand)        
1980 Masterton
(New Zealand)  
Strong Wool British Breeds  Brian Quinn (New Zealand)   Martin Ngataki, Brian Quinn
(New Zealand)  
        
1984 Bath & West (England)   Strong Wool, British Breed   Tom Wilson (Scotland)   John Fagan, Colin King
(New Zealand)
        
1986 Perth
(Western Australia)  
Fine Wool, Merino & Corriedales   Mark Conlan (Australia)   Rick Pivac, David Fagan,
(New Zealand)
         
1988 Masterton (New Zealand)   Strong Wool, British Breed   David Fagan (New Zealand)   Stephen Dodds, David Fagan (New Zealand)            
1992 Bath & West (England)   Strong Wool British Breeds   David Fagan (New Zealand   Kevin Walsh, David Fagan
(New Zealand)  
Tony Dobbs, (New Zealand)        
1994 Builth Wells (Wales)   Strong Wool, British Breed Alan McDonald (New Zealand)   David Fagan, Alan McDonald
(New Zealand)  
Zingesele Elliot Ntsombo (Lesotho)          
1996 Masterton
(New Zealand)  
Strong Wool British Breeds   David Fagan (New Zealand   George Bayne, Tom Wilson,
(Scotland)  
Zingesele Elliot Ntsombo (Lesotho)   Patrick Shelford (New Zealand)     
1998 Gorey
(Ireland)  
Strong Wool, British Breed David Fagan (New Zealand)  

Paul Avery, David Fagan
(New Zealand)

Ziewilelle Hans (South Africa)   Angharad Lewis, (Wales)      
2000 Bloemfontein (South Africa)   Fine Wool, Merino   Shannon Warnest (Australia)   Ross Thompson, Shannon Warnest
(Australia)  
Ziewilelle Hans (South Africa)   Aroha Garvin (Australia)   Tina Rimene, Leanne Peeti (New Zealand)
2003
Edinburgh, (Scotland) Strong Wool, British Breed   David Fagan (NZ)    Dean Ball, David Fagan (NZ) Zingesele Elliot Ntsombo (Lesotho)   Joanne Kumeroa (NZ)     
2005 Toowoomba, (Australia) Fine Wool, Merino     Shannon Warnest (Australia)   Daniel McIntyre, Shannon Warnest 
(Australia)  
  Zingesele  Elliot Ntsombo (Lesotho)   Joanne Kumeroa (NZ)   Tina Rimene, Joanne Kumeroa (NZ)   
2008 Bjerkreim, (Norway)  Strong Wool    Paul Avery
(New Zealand)  
  
John Kirkpatrick, Paul Avery
(New Zealand)
Ziewilelle Hans
(South Africa)  
  Sheree Alabaster 
(New Zealand)
  Joanne Kumeroa, Sheree Alabaster (New Zealand)
2010 Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, (Wales), July 19/22  Strong Wool   Cam Ferguson
(New Zealand)
Cam Ferguson, David Fagan
(New Zealand)
  
  Zingesele  Elliot Ntsombo (Lesotho)     Bronwyn Tango 
(Wales)
  
Sheree Alabaster, Keryn Herbert (New  Zealand)  
2012  Masterton, (New Zealand), February/March  Strong Wool & Corriedale  Gavin Mutch
(Scotland)
John Kirkpatrick, Cam Ferguson
(New Zealand)
Ziewilelle Hans
(South Africa)
 
Joel Henare (New Zealand)    Joanne Kumeroa, Joel Henare (New Zealand)
2014

Gorey
(Ireland)  May  17th to 25th

Strong Wool  website Rowland Smith
(New Zealand)
Gavin Mutch & Hamish Mitchell 
(Scotland)
Mayenzeke Shweni 
(South Africa)
 
Hillary Bond   (England)  Meinir Evans/Aled Jones         (Wales)
2014

Christchurch (New Zealand)  January 2017 

           
Year Host Town & Country Sheep Type Shearers Shearing Team Blades Woolhandlers W/handling Team
Secretary, Golden Shears World Council
Arthur G Rundle 
Royal Bath & West of England Showground
Shepton Mallet
Somerset BA4 6QN  England   
Ph: (+44) (0) 1822 870 569    -  Mob: 0777 9469 573
email: arthur.rundle@tiscali.co.uk 
14 Member Countries:
- Australia
- England
- Ireland
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Norway
- Scotland
- South Africa
- Wales
- France
- Spain
- United States of America
- Germany
- Isle of Man

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