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Weald of Kent Ploughing Match
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match

Points for Ploughing

Conventional Ploughs

Opening Well cut, uniform and straight 20
Start (11 or 12 furrows) Uniform, level and straightness 20
Seed Bed Weed Control and soil made available 20
Firmness Firm, well packed furrows, no holes 20
Uniformity Clearly defined uniform furrows, straightness and no pairing of furrows 20
Finish Uniform, shallow and straightness 20
Ins and Outs Neat, Accurate and Regular 20
General Appearance Workmanship and general appearance of the whole plot 20

Reversible Ploughs

Opening Well cut, uniform and straight 20
Start (8 or 9 furrows) Uniform, level and straightness 20
Seed Bed Weed Control and soil made available 20
Firmness Firm, well packed furrows, no holes 20
Uniformity Clearly defined uniform furrows, straightness, and no pairing of furrows 20
Joining Furrow & Butts (Class 6 only) Neat, accurate with no dips or mounds 20
Finish (last 15 or 16 furrows) Uniform, shallow and straightness 20
Accuracy or final Furrow Close to first furrow with no un-ploughed or re-ploughed land 20
Ins and Outs Neat, accurate and regular 20
General Appearance Workmanship and general appearance of the whole plot 20

Note: Seedbed, firmness and uniformity cover the whole of the plot, ie start furrows, butts and final 15 or 16 furrows.

Penalty Deductions

Two wheel marks 20 points penalty
Finish wrong way 20 points penalty
Depth infringement 15 points penalty
Rolling 25 points penalty
Failure to adhere to the Safety Policy Disqualification

Any other penalty deduction will be decided by the Chief Ploughing Stewards

BTF