Thursday 23rd - Tuesday 28th August 2018

The Gwent Centre are delighted to be hosting the Caravan and Motorhome Club 66th Welsh National which is to be held over the 2018 August Bank Holiday at the Monmouthshire Showground, Redbrook Road, Monmouth NP25 4LG.

From the moment you enter the boundaries of the Gwent Centre countryside you will see why the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the Beacons are listed as areas of outstanding natural beauty. Monmouthshire Showground is nestled in and surrounded by wonderful landscapes. There is a lot to see and much to explore in and around the area with 1,000 miles of public footpaths to walk/cycle, castles, vineyards, museums, farm shops, and many historic buildings dedicated to famous people to visit. Come rain or shine there is something for everyone and you are assured of a very warm welcome.

Further Information below (click section to expand further)

The Welsh National Event Programme

Welsh National 2018 - Events Programme
Thursday 23rd August
Please note that the riding of bicycles on the rally field is prohibited (except for officials)
TIME DETAILS VENUE
12 noon Gates open  
1600-2000 Information Office open                                                      Information Office
1800-2300 Newport Caravans bar open Main Marquee
2300 Gates closed/Site quiet by 2330  
     
Friday 24th August
8:00 Gates open  
1000-1200 Information Office open                                                Information Office
1200 noon Newport Caravans bar open Main Marquee
1400-2100 Information Office open                                                   Information Office
1900-2000 Gwent Centre Flag   
2100 Entry forms for Boules and Darts to be into Office  by 2100  Information Office
2000-2300 Family Disco - All Welcome Main Marquee
2300 Newport Caravans Bar closes Main Marquee
2300 Gates closed.  Site quiet for 2330  
     
Saturday 25th August
TIME DETAILS VENUE
800 Gates open.    
0800-0930 Information Office Open.     
0830-0930 Tug of War Entries, plus weigh-in and draw Bar
930 Referees meeting followed by Sports Competition draws Bar
1030 Secret ballot for decorated car Bar
1100 66th Welsh National Opening Ceremony                                                                 Main Marquee
  The opening ceremony will be performed by Mr. Grenville Chamberlain, Caravan and Motorhome Club Chairman. Members are requested to be seated by 10.45am to receive distinguished guests  Theme for the decorated car will be announced  Newport Caravans Bar opens after ceremony.
1230-1800 Information Office Open.     
1245 Floral Competitors to assemble Main Marquee
1250-1400 Floral Competition commences Main Marquee
1300 All Sports Competitions start Main Arena
1300 Darts Competition commences Bar
1300 Preliminary rounds of Inter-Centre Quiz Small Marquee
1330 BBQ Competition Starts (Competitors to arrive 20 minutes beforehand to set up) Main Arena
1345-1400 Hand in Photography, Arts & Crafts, Wine and Cookery entries                  Hand in Bannerette and Youth Bannerette                                                                                                                                                  Main Marquee
1400-1445 Judging of Floral, Arts& Crafts, Cookery, Bannerette, Youth Bannerette, Wine and Photography competitions  Main Marquee
1430-1500 Judging of Welsh National BBQ Chef of the Year Main Arena
1500 Owners Improvement judging commences Centre Lines
1500-1630 Afternoon Tea Dance (tickets from the Information Office) Main Marquee
  General exhibition of competition entries  
1645-1700 Competitors to remove all exhibits/entries from Main Marquee Main Marquee
1900 Doors open for evening entertainment Main Marquee
1930-2300 Family entertainment The Valli Boys      Main Marquee
2300 Newport Caravans Bar closes  
2300 Gates closed.  Site quiet by 2330.  
     
Sunday 26th August
700 Gates open      
700 Experience Freedom CycleFest - Sportive event registration Cycle Fest Field
800 Cycle Fest – Sportive event START Cycle Fest Field
900 Cycle Fest - Family event registration Cycle Fest field
1000-1200 Information Office open      Information Office
1015 Inter-Denomination Worship Service Main Marquee
1045 Sports and Boules competitions continue Sports field
1100 Concours d’elegance Judging starts  
1100-1300 Registration for Car & Caravan Reversing  Must produce valid  DVLA driving licence and valid Caravan and  Motorhome Club Membership card. Main arena
1100 Experience Freedom: Cycle Fest - Family event starts Cycle Fest field
1200 noon Newport Caravans Bar opens Main Marquee
1200-1300 Fun Dog Show Field arena
1300-1400 Teddy Bears Picnic for the under 5’s (children must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets from Information Office. £2.50 per child includes picnic and small gift.    Small Marquee
1330 Inter Centre Quiz continues Small Marquee
1430-1630 Live Country and Western music with ANNALEE WEST and Line Dancing    Main Marquee
1430-1530 Decorated Car competition judging Field arena
1545-1630 Grand fancy dress competition Field arena
1700-1900 Divisional event (not in rally programme book/invite only) Small Marquee
1900 Doors open for evening entertainment Main Marquee
1930-2300 Family entertainment:  Tribute Acts - Tina Turner & Tom Jones  Main Marquee
2300 Newport Caravans Bar closes Main Marquee
2300 Gates closed.  Site quiet by 2330  
     
Monday 27th August
TIME DETAILS VENUE
800 Gates open  
0830-1200 Information Office open. Bannerette orders taken Information Office
0900 onwards Sports final day    Sports field
1200 noon Newport Caravans Bar opens Main Marquee
1200 Inter Centre Quiz final Small Marquee
1300-1400 Children’s Treat Main Arena
1300-1500 Car and Caravan Reversing competition    Field Arena
1500-1530 Gwent Centre Appreciation Reception:  Ticket only.   
1600-1900 Newport Caravans Bar closed Main Marquee
1615 66th Welsh National  Closing Ceremony   
  Presentations of award/trophies.                                       Guests are requested to be seated by 4pm to receive official guests.   Main Marquee
  The 67th Welsh National Rally venue will be revealed by Mr John  Davies, Chairman of  West Wales Main Marquee
1900-2300 Newport Caravans Bar opens Main Marquee
  Gwent Centre closing flag (Time to be agreed) Chairman’s flag
2030-2300 Family Disco and get together Main Marquee
2300 Newport Caravans Bar closes Main Marquee
2300 Gates closed.  Site quiet by 2330  
     
Tuesday 28th August
800 Gates open                                                                               Office
All towing vehicles and caravans must be clear of the site by    12 noon, with the exception of the Gwent Centre working party.
Have a safe tow home 

Directions to the Showground

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE SHOWGROUND

The Monmouthshire Showground is situated on the outskirts of Monmouth Town along the A466 Wye Valley Road. Sat Nav. users can enter NP25 4LG to find the venue.

From the M40
On to A40, on to A466 (over The Wye bridge) then follow Gwent Centre/Welsh National signs.

From M5
On to M50, on to A40, on to A466 (over The Wye bridge) then follow Gwent Centre/Welsh National signs.

From M4
Leave at J24 (Coldra) and take the A449 and A40, on to A466 (over The Wye bridge) then follow Gwent Centre/Welsh National signs.

From the North
A5 to A49 to A40 to A466 then follow Gwent Centre/Welsh National signs.

From Chepstow
Take the A466 up The Wye Valley to Monmouth then follow Gwent Centre/Welsh National signs.

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Welsh National Booking Forms

Please book the Welsh National rally early as Centre Lines can only be guaranteed for bookings received before 28th May 2018.

Any bookings received after this date will be subject to a £5.00 late booking fee.

Click on the forms to open the .pdf for printing or the editable Word document below (ensure that your printer settings are for Landscape and Fit to Page)

Booking form - editable


Entertainment

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

Friday : Family Disco: The Gwent Factor

Saturday : Compere Mr. Kenny Morris

Presenting Tribute acts:

TJ Reload as Tom Jones

The Valli Boys featuring the music of Frankie Valli , The Four Seasons and The Jersey Boys

Sunday : Compere, Mr. Kenny Morris

Presenting Tribute act:

Sara Jones as Tina Turner

Finishing with a special duo act.

Monday: Family Disco: The Gwent Factor

DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday : Tea Dance + refreshments (there will be a small extra charge)

Sunday : Country & Western with Line Dancing (instruction provided by:

Teddy Bears Picnic (under 5’s)

Face Painting by:

COMPETITIONS

Cookery (Monmouth Pudding) 

Floral Decoration (Theme - 1952)

Photography (Theme - Route 66)

Fancy Dress (Theme - Welsh Picnic)

Home made Wine (White and Red)

Home made Beer

Inter Centre Quiz

Bannerette (Theme - Monnow Bridge)

Owners Improvement

Car & Caravan Reversing

Concours D’Elegance

Fun Dog Show

(Please note a small insurance fee will be charged for the car & caravan reversing competition)

SPORTS

Five a Side Football: 9—12 years * 13—16years 17—19 years * 20 years and over

Netball: 9—12 years * 13—16years 17—19 years * 20 years and over

* Tug of War * * Volleyball * * Boules * * Darts *

For further information or for changes to your booking, please contact Sian Hesketh on

07725443776 or email: gwentcentresocialsec@outlook.com

2018 Welsh National Sponsors

A huge THANK YOU to all of our Sponsors!

                        

 

Cyclefest - Experience Freedom

In partnership with the Caravan and Motorhome Club and Experience Freedom, we are really pleased to announce that this year we are going to be able to run a Cyclefest alongside the Welsh National on the Sunday.  The Cyclefest adds another dimension to the Welsh National and I hope you agree that it provides our members with more choice and more things to do and see whilst on site.

Those members who regularly attend the National will have seen the Cyclefest previously, but this year the venture has been extended to include the Divisional National Events and in our case, the Welsh National.

Whatever your cycling ability, whether it be novice, leisure cyclist or sport focused  the Cyclefest is tailored to suit you.  There are three events running on the day, two of which are longer "sportif" courses for the more able cyclist, but there is also a fun family event with a short leisure course that enables you to enjoy a leisurely ride in the beautiful Wye Valley countryside.

Supporting the Cyclefest will be a number of related retail outlets from cycling sales, to accessories and clothing.  If you are interested in purchasing a bike for yourself then there will be lots of professional advice available on the day as well as opportunities to try equipment out for yourself before buying.

Further information and entry forms can be found on the attached link or by pressing the "Cyclefest" logo on the Welsh National homepage https://experiencefreedomcycling.com/welsh-wanderer/

Welsh National Rule Book

National Rule Book 2018

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66th Welsh National

Caravan & Motorhome Rally

 

 

Monmouthshire Showground

Monmouth

23rd August – 28th August 2018

 

Competition

Rules Book

 

The Gwent Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELSH NATIONAL COMPETITION RULES

  1. The Committee is to be known as “The Welsh National Competition Rules Committee”
  2. The Committee will consist of two members from each Welsh Centre with the Welsh National ‘Host’ Centre additionally providing the Chairman and a non-voting minute
  3. No one may alter any rules or add rules without the written consent of the Rules Committee.
  4. Rules decided and agreed by the Rules Committee will be the only point of reference used to settle any
  5. The Committee may be called upon to arbitrate in any rules dispute, if so
  6. Minimum of one Committee meeting per year to be called, if only to endorse the rules for a further
  7. The cost of running and maintaining this Committee to be shared equally between all Welsh
  8. Any Centre that wishes to communicate with this Committee must do so in writing through the “Welsh National Host Centre”.
  9. The Welsh National ‘Host’ Centre will be responsible for the calling of a Committee meeting and will inform all members of the time and venue in
  10. That this Committee can only be dissolved with written consent of all six of the Welsh Centres.
  11. That a minimum of one delegate from each of the six Centres be present before any decision or alteration to any rule is
  12. That this Committee membership will interpret all rules with fairness and complete impartiality.
  13. Each Centre is allowed one vote, with four votes being required to alter any competition.
  14. Any Centre wishing to submit items for the Agenda of the Welsh National Rules Committee, must notify the ‘Host’ Centre before 30th NOVEMBER of the year prior to the
  15. The ‘Host’ Centre Secretary to notify all Centres of the Agenda before 1st
  16. Minutes and amended competition rules to be forwarded to all Welsh Centre Secretaries within 60 days of the Competition Rules
  17. General Rules will be published in the Welsh National Rally Programme for members by the host

 

This set of rules, having been taken back to individual Centres and accepted by those Centres, gives these Committee executive powers.

 

 

 

 

 

The following rules are to govern the competitions at Welsh National Rallies:

 

GENERAL RULES

  1. To be eligible, all competitors must be booked to attend the Welsh National Rally and be current Caravan Club members.
  2. Timing of Matches. A delay of 10 minutes can be allowed at the start of a match to allow players taking part to be
  3. Any person sent off in any game will not be allowed to take part in any other match in that sport for the duration of the rally and will not be entitled to a medal in that sport. The use of foul language will result in the offender being sent off (and any fighting could result in the offender being asked to leave the rally).
  4. Spectator(s).The use of foul language or aggressive behaviour by any spectator will result in the match/game being stopped and the spectator being asked to leave the side of the pitch. (Extreme cases may result in the spectator being asked to leave the )
  5. Event Timing. It is left to the ‘Host ‘centre to control the time on all entries in competitions and the timing of the closing day,
  6. Team Strip. Every effort should be made to avoid a clash of strip, if there is no agreement between the Centres concerned, the decision will be made by the toss of a
  7. No individual names or Centre names to be shown on marquee competitions until after the judging.
  8. All referees and judges are to receive a copy of the Rule book prior to the Welsh National. The ‘Host’ Centre is to keep copies of ‘Tug-of-War’ and ‘Netball’ rules for reference purposes.
  9. Age limits. The Sports Officer of each Centre is to ensure that the age of each competitor is included on the squad
  10. Lack of entries. If only one Centre enters/registers for any competition, even if one centre enters two, there will be no competition and therefore no points will be awarded. Winner’s medals/trophy will be presented to the team that has
  11. Referees and /or judges decisions are final in all cases.
  12. If a Centre enters an adult team for either football or netball, they must make every effort to provide at least one referee for the sport entered.
  13. Spectators will not be tolerated on the pitch at any time during a game.
  14. . In the event that circumstances require and the matter of discipline falls outside of the Welsh National Competition Rule Book, matters of discipline will be dealt with by the Disciplinary Committee comprising the 6 Centre Chairmen or nominated representatives. In the instance that the matter involves a visiting centre, an impartial representative from the visiting centre will be invited to attend.
  15. Standardisation of rules interpretation. ‘Host’ Centre Sports Co-ordinators will organise meetings with the Referees, Umpires and other Officials of each sport to ensure that all Officials are using the same interpretation of the relevant
  16. Trophies- duty of care. Although some trophies are won by individuals, the Centre that the individual is a member of, must still accept responsibility for the care of that trophy as it must for all trophies won by the Centre and also to ensure that they are returned in time for presentation at the next Welsh National
  17. Trophies – Signatures. All trophies to be signed for and an address provided. In the case of team games, the Captain or Centre Sport Organiser must
  18. Competition Entries. Team member’s names (football, netball etc) need not be entered until 30 minutes before the published time of the competition

 

 

NETBALL

Adult and Junior Welsh National Association rules apply with the following   exceptions

 

  1. A size 5 ball to be used in all
  2. A squad should consist of ten players, seven players and three reserves. At least four of the squad to be from the named These four players must play at the start of the game.
  3. No more than three players of a younger age group can be moved up to the next age group.
  4. No player may play for a younger age
  5. No player may play for more than one age group or
  6. For Juniors (i.e. under 12 years old) all games in preliminary round to consist of 6 minutes each half, with 3 minutes for half time. The final will be 8 minutes each half, with 3 minutes for half time. Teams over 12 years old, each half including preliminary rounds and final to be 10
  7. In the event of a draw at full time, extra time will be played for duration of 2 minutes each half with no half time. In the event of a tie at the end of extra time, a toss of a coin will determine who takes the next centre pass and which end is to be played by the team winning the toss. If the side that wins the toss opts to take a centre pass then choice of ends goes to the opposing team. Play will continue without changing sides until a goal is scored. The first team to score will be declared the
  8. If a player is substituted then the substitute player will not be able to return for that game.
  9. All teams to wear lettered bibs, front and
  10. Soft shoes, no spikes to be
  11. Teams to change ends at half
  12. A designated area is to be created either side of the timekeeper and all round the pitch, where the coaches from both teams are to remain during play. The coaches are to identify themselves to the referee prior to the commencement of the
  13. ALL body jewellery including wrist watches is to be removed if at all possible. Items that cannot be removed must be taped
  14. NOTE: Team member names do not need to be submitted until 30 minutes before the published start time of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL

The following rules apply:

  1. Squads should consist of seven members, five players and two reserves. At least three of the squad are to be from the named Centre. Only males to
  2. No more than 2 players of a younger age group can be moved up to the next age group.
  3. No player can play for more than one age
  4. No player can play in a younger age
  5. All games in the preliminary rounds to consist of 6 minutes each half, with 2 mins for half time. The final for the juniors, 9-12 will be 6 mins. each half with 2 mins for half time. For the teenagers/Adults 10 mins each half with 3 mins for half
  6. In the event of a draw at full time, 2 mins max each way for ‘Golden goal’, at the end of this period if it is still drawn then penalties will be played. If still drawn, then sudden death penalties will be
  7. If a player is substituted then the substituted player will not be allowed to return to that
  8. The goalkeeper who is in goal at the end of normal time must be retained for the period of the ‘Golden Goal’ except in the event of an If the goalkeeper is replaced he can take no further part in the match.
  9. In the taking of a penalty kick, only ONE step may be taken. Failure to comply and the penalty will be re-taken ONCE
  10. When the penalty is being taken, the goalkeeper may not move until the ball has been kicked. Failure to comply and the penalty will be re-taken unless a goal has been scored, in which case the goal will be
  11. Soft shoes will be No studs or spikes.
  12. The ball is not to be kicked over shoulder height, or a free kick will be If the goalkeeper makes a save and the ball goes over head height but remains in the field of play, then play will be allowed to carry on.
  13. Players are not to enter the semi-circle in front of the goal. In the case of a defender entering the area, a penalty will be In the case of an attacker then a free kick will be awarded.
  14. No offside rule
  15. ‘Touch’ and ‘corners’ to be bowled underarm

16     No bodily contact or ‘sliding tackles’.  A free kick will be awarded. Any pass back to the goalkeeper (immediate) in any age group should be awarded a penalty.

  1. The goalkeeper is not allowed out of the goal area, and must throw the ball underarm. If either rule is infringed, a penalty will be
  2. A designated area is to be created to either side of the timekeeper and all the way around the pitch, where a maximum of 2 coaches only from both teams are to remain during play. The coaches are to identify themselves to the referee prior to the commencement of the
  3. A red and yellow card system will be used by the referee as a means of letting spectators know of an infringement – if a player is being warned a yellow card will be shown, if a player is being sent off the field a red card will be shown.

20     When a free kick is awarded for an infringement of the rules, no player of the offending side shall stand within two metres of the ball until the kick has been taken.

  1. The use of foul or abusive language will result in the offender being sent
  2. ALL body jewellery including wrist watches are to be removed if at all possible. Items that cannot be removed must be taped
  3. NOTE: Team member’s names do not need to be submitted until 30 minutes before the published start time of the

TUG-OF-WAR

Rules of the Welsh Tug-of-War association to apply with the following exceptions:

  1. Any boot or shoe permissible except those with spikes, studs or
  2. The Tug of War to be run on a round robin
  3. Where there are problems at the weigh-in, the weigh master’s decision is
  4. Teams to consist of at least four members of the named
  5. Teams must have eight to weigh-in at the start.

VOLLEYBALL

  1. Mixed teams, 3 players aged 19 years or over and 3 players aged 18 years and under. A maximum of 2 players of the same sex in each
  2. A squad to consist of a maximum of
  3. The use of a foot to intentionally kick the ball will result in a foul being
  4. All games to be played on a best of 3, first to 15 points. In the event of 14 all, one game each, 2 clear points are needed to
  5. NOTE: Team member names do not need to be submitted until 30 minutes before the published start time of the

COOKERY COMPETITION

  1. Theme should be available to prospective competitors prior to the
  2. Due to the cost of food used, a meal for one person is the ‘norm’
  3. The competition is open to either
  4. The competition is based upon a given set recipe and to be cooked in the caravan on site.
  5. Entry to be identified by a number system and will be presented in/on a suitable container/plate provided by the host
  6. The Judge will be accompanied by a Nominated Welsh Centre Chairman or representative to ensure that the rules are interpreted

FLORAL COMPETITION

  1. The amount of time allowed for preparation will be 1
  2. Accessories can be used, provided that they are within the allowed
  3. The competition is open to either
  4. All exhibits are to be identified by a number
  5. Theme of the competition to be advised in advance on the Booking
  6. Competitors who have signed in for the floral competition can work on their exhibit at any time during the allotted
  7. Competitors are to provide their own materials and containers. The use of dried flowers or dried foliage is not
  8. The exhibit must be assembled in the rally marquee by the Previous prepared arrangements will not be allowed.
  9. The exhibit must not exceed 2 feet cubed in
  10. At the end of the hour all entries should be measured immediately with the frame, by the organizer after the competitors have left to ensure that at the end of the competition, all entries are legal. If at this time any part of the entry is outside the frame, that entry will be disqualified.
  11. The Judge will be accompanied by a Nominated Welsh Centre Chairman or representative to ensure that the rules are interpreted

BANNERETTE.

  1. Five colours only may be used, black and white to count as colours, with blank areas counting as white, i.e. a colour. No solid matter is to be added making it a
  2. Any entry using more than five colours will be
  3. All entries must be on official entry forms which will be 10” x 6” and must be handed in to the rally marquee. (More than one entry per person is allowed)
  4. Overall dimensions are not to exceed 10 inches long and 6 inches
  5. All exhibits to be identified by a number
  6. The winning entry becomes the property of the ‘Host’ centre for the purpose of reproducing the design on the commemorative
  7. The use of computer graphics will not be
  8. Completed entries are to be handed in any time up until 2pm on the closing day of the competition.
  9. The Judge will be accompanied by a Nominated Welsh Centre Chairman or representative to ensure that the rules are interpreted

 

 

CONCOURSE D’ELEGANCE

  1. Caravan/Motor home must be at least 2 years old.
  2. Caravan/Motor home to be used as normal both inside and outside to include cupboards and toilet compartment.
  3. Only the living accommodation to be judged.
  4. Competition is open to either sex.
  5. Neither the awning nor the contents of the awning will be included in the judging.
  6. Two judges will judge the event (male and female where possible).
  7. Times for judging will be advised and displayed in the rally programme. The host centre will ensure that judging is completed in the same day and time period published.  Every effort will be made to avoid inconvenience for entrants.
  8. The Judge will be accompanied by a Nominated Welsh Centre Chairman or representative to ensure that the rules are interpreted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAR AND CARAVAN REVERSING

 

  1. Entries to be dealt with on a rotation of Centres with each Centre entry to be made in order of entry
  2. Dimensions of boxes and runs to be
  3. Notification to be given of the proposed course and
  4. An entry fee to be made payable at the time of registration to provide the necessary insurance
  5. Competition is open to either
  6. Every effort is to be made that the course markers are such that minimal damage will occur if
  7. The rear of a caravan, at the commencement, should be behind the start
  8. The competition shall commence when the rear of the caravan is reversed over the start line. This will be signaled to the time keeper by the marshal sounding an air horn or klaxon and the raising of a
  9. Touching or displacing markers or overrunning sidelines will result in disqualification. This will be signaled to the time keeper by the marshal sounding an air horn or klaxon and the raising of a
  10. The competition will finish when the outfit is stationary, entirely contained within the final enclosure. This will be signaled to the time keeper by the marshal sounding an air horn or klaxon and the raising of a
  11. The competition will be decided on the fastest time, irrespective of shunts. In the event of a tie, the ties will have a second
  12. The timekeeper should be able to see the start and finish from a place of
  13. Entrants should not have a co-driver/passenger with
  14. The caravan will be returned to the garage after every attempt and before the next attempt
  15. All competitors to remain outside the arena until called forward to their vehicles. No persons, other than officials, will be allowed inside the arena whilst reversing is taking place.

PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. Entries to be a maximum size of 8” x 6” (20.32cm x 24cm)
  2. All exhibits to be identified by the number system
  3. Exhibits can be Colour or
  4. Theme of the competition to be advised in advance on the booking
  5. Only one entry per
  6. Exhibits may be mounted or un-mounted but not in a
  7. The competition is a single class, open to all
  8. The Judge will be accompanied by a Nominated Welsh Centre Chairman or representative to ensure that the rules are interpreted

DECORATED CAR

  1. Each Centre will choose a theme which will be handed in a sealed envelope to the Chairman of the host centre in the opening ceremony. One envelope will be chosen at random by the nominated guest and the theme announced at the opening ceremony.
  2. Car is to be decorated within the Centre lines and must be mobile on completion.
  3. Centres may enter as many exhibits as they wish.
  4. Decorated Car should be normal towing vehicle, excluding commercial vehicles. This rule to be adhered to.
  5. There must be a clear area of at least A4 size on the Driver’s side of the vehicle to enable communication between the Driver of the vehicle and a guide, while the vehicle is in motion.
  6. That any walkers accompanying the decorated car must walk at the side and NOT in front of the moving vehicle.
  7. Each Centre must ensure that its own vehicle conforms to all safety aspects in the rules before leaving Centre lines.
  8. The competition organizing Centre to confirm all vehicles comply with all the rules before entry to the arena.
  9. Prior to judging, all walkers to withdraw to a pre-designated area within the arena.
  10. The Judge will be accompanied by a Nominated Welsh Centre Chairman or representative to ensure that the rules are interpreted correctly.

 

BOULES

  1. The game will be open to all ages. Welsh Centres can enter a maximum of 8 teams per centre with a maximum entry of 64 teams for the competition. The balance of entries can be made up by entries from visiting centres. There will be no interchanging of players after the draw has taken place, except in the case of
  2. The game is to be played as doubles, each player uses two
  3. Only metal boules of 70 to 80mm and weight not to exceed 800 grams will be Marker ball (Cochonnet) will be 25 to 30mm diameter.
  4. Pitch dimensions will be 12m long and 2m
  5. The starting team is decided by the toss of a coin; one member of the team chooses the starting place and draws a line on the ground. Both feet of the players must stay behind the line when throwing
  6. The first thrower throws the marker ball between 6m and 10m away from the starting line and within the playing pitch.
  7. The player from the first team throws the boule followed by a player from the second team. The boule closest to the marker ball takes the lead, the other team then throw the boule until they get closer to the marker ball and take the When the non leading team has no more boules the players from the leading team throw theirs.
  8. When both teams have no more boules the points are counted. The winning team is awarded as many points as it has boules nearer to the marker than the best boule of the losing
  9. A player of the winning team throws the marker ball to start the
  10. Alternate ends are played until one team reaches 13 points, when the leg will be
  11. Preliminary rounds will consist of one leg; quarter finals through to and including final, will consist of the best of 3
  12. Only boules within the playing area will be counted. Boundary lines form part of the playing A measurement will be taken for any distance that cannot be judged by the naked eye.
  13. The referee’s decision will be
  14. Up until the semi-final stage, boules games will be refereed by the players themselves with disputes being decided by official referees. Semi-finals and the Final will be officiated by official
  15. No boules are to be moved, until members of both teams have reached the scoring end of the lane after completing an end

HOMEMADE WINE

  1. All exhibits to be in clear glass bottles, sealed with a removable all plastic
  2. All exhibits to be identified by the number system
  3. CLASSES:
    1. Dry Red Table Wine
    2. Dry White Table Wine
    3. Sweet Red Table Wine
    4. Sweet White Table
  4. Only one entry per class may be entered by each
  5. All labels to be plain white and placed with lower edge approximately 1.5 inches from the bottom of the bottle. The label must carry only the class in which it is being entered, e.g. Sweet White, Dry Red

6.      The Judge will be accompanied by a Nominated Welsh Centre Chairman or representative to ensure that the rules are interpreted correctly.

CARAVAN/MOTORHOME IMPROVEMENT

  1. Competition for improvement inside or outside the caravan/motor home (an improvement to the driving area of motor home will not be considered).
  2. Improvement to towing vehicle will not be
  3. Entry will be judged for the purpose, function, design and
  4. Entries open to either
  5. Two judges will judge the event (male and female where possible)

6.        The Judge will be accompanied by a Nominated Welsh Centre Chairman or representative to ensure that the rules are interpreted correctly.

INTER-CENTRE QUIZ

  1. A Team shall consist of 4 members (either sex, any age) with a minimum of 3 members from the named
  2. Teams may nominate 1 reserve if they so wish, as all rounds will be played promptly and only a small time allowance will be
  3. Each Centre (including visiting centres) may enter up to 2
  4. Entry forms will be available from the Rally information

DARTS

  1. Each team to consist of 8 players (4 male and 4 female). Centres will be allowed 2 reserves (1 male and 1 female)
  2. Teams will play 4 x pairs games (pairs to consist of 1 male and 1 female) this will allow each player from the 8 selected to get a
  3. The winner is the first team to reach three legs (maximum 5 legs allowed). This will continue up to the semi-final stage, which is the same format for the pairs (i.e. 4 games) but in addition the team game will be best of 3 legs. Therefore at this stage the winners will be the first to reach 4 legs (maximum 7 legs allowed)
  4. Pairs games to be 401 ‘flying start’ i.e. no double required to A double is required to finish each game.
  5. Team games to be 1001 ‘flying start’ i.e. no double required to start. A double is required to finish each
  6. Each game will run self-sufficiently, i.e. teams will provide their own ‘markers’ and ‘tellers’
  7. All games will run in a continuous fashion, i.e. when one game finishes another will commence.
  8. This event is organised to attract members who are not taking part in field events, therefore NO extra waiting time is allowed for any team members taking part in other competitions.

PITCH DIMENSIONS:

NETBALL

(2 courts required)

Length = 30.5m; width = 15.25m Court divided into 3 equal parts Goal Semi-circles to be 4.0m radius Centre Circle to be 0.9m diameter

1.5m clear space at ends; 1.5m clear space on sidelines, plus 1.5m clear space for 2 coaches and officials on one side.

FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL

(2 pitches required)

Length = Min 27m – Max 47m; Width = 17.8m – Max 28m

Goal Semi circles to be 6.25m radius

Centre Spot

Penalty spots to be outside semi-circle at centre of arc

1.5m clear space behind goals; 1.5m clear space on sidelines,

Plus 1.5m clear space for 2 coaches and officials on one side.

TUG-OF-WAR

(1 Areas required)

The Pulling area shall be a flat, level grass-covered surface

One centre line (minimum of 2m wide) shall be marked on the ground

Length – a minimum of 50m

Clear space 3m each side of centre line.

 

 

 

 

PITCH DIMENSIONS:

 

BOULES

(9 pitches required)

Length – 12m; Width = 2m

Pitch divided with half-way line and lines 2m from each end.

2m clear space all round.

VOLLEYBALL

(1 court required)

Length = 18m; width = 9m

Court divided with half-way line

3m minimum clear space all round.

CAR AND CARAVAN REVERSING

(1 course required)

           
   

42ft

 
     
 
   

Welsh National BBQ Chef of the Year Competition

Caravan & Motorhome Club  Welsh National 2018

BBQ Chef of the Year

Following on from the success of the BBQ Chef of the Year Competition at this year’s National, we are this year planning to run the Competition at the Welsh National in Monmouth. 

Overview

 

  1. A maximum of 2 entrants may be nominated per Centre and up to two Wales based non-Centre members will compete in a BBQ Cook- Off.
  1. Each participant will prepare, cook and present 2 courses (eg. Starter / Main or Main / Dessert).
  1. Each participant must display a copy of their Menu, recipe, preparation and ingredients list in a A4 document holder and this is to be drafted during the competition period. The participant can use any Menu design style they wish and they will provide their own stationery and materials.  This will be collected at the end of the cook-off.
  1. Entrants should provide their own Barbecue for the competition and it can be gas or charcoal, though gas is preferable as consideration should be made for the removal of the barbecue at the end of the competition. The barbecue should be at cooking temperature at the start of the competition.
  1. Participant to provide additional basic cooking equipment required ie. Pans, spoons, spatulas, measuring cups, mixing bowls, chopping boards, knives, vegetable peeler, can opener, etc.
  1. No electricity will be provided.
  1. No refrigeration will be provided. This means you can bring unopened items in original packaging or containers; cans, bottles, bag.

Rules

  1. Participants to register in the Information Office by 0930 a.m. on Saturday 25 August. No entries will be accepted after this time.
  1. Participants should arrive at the Competition area 20 minutes before the allotted start time, which provides time for setting up and for the participants to wash their hands prior to the start.
  1. Each participant must display a copy of their Menu, recipe, preparation and ingredients list in a A4 document holder and this is to be drafted during the competition period. The participant can use any Menu design style they wish and they will provide their own stationery and materials.  This will be collected at the end of the cook-off.
  1. Each participant must prepare a dinner table for 2 people - The dinner table decoration can include tablecloth, mats, napkins, floral decorations, etc. Table to be provided by the participant.
  1. Participants will come to the Competition area with all material needed for the cook off (Barbecue, table, Menu Stationery, preparation equipment, ingredients, etc.)
  1. Participants will have their own station and approximately 60 minutes to prepare, cook and present their dishes. Work station will be provided. The judging will take place at the end of the cooking period.
  1. Participants will display their menu dishes on serving plates and place on the table set for 2 people.
  1. Participants will be called upon to present their dishes and give 3-5-minute presentation on their final food products and may be asked questions from a judge’s panel as well as discuss the preparation process and estimated cost.
  1. Participants will follow proper food safety guidelines and best practice during preparation of their dishes. Participants should be dressed appropriately (fancy dress welcome), though safety around the barbecues is paramount.

10 The Judge’s decision is final.