WKPMA
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match

Ploughing

Chief Steward
J. Forknall, Esq.

Stewards
G. Eckley, Esq
S. Knight, Esq
K. Britt, Esq.
T Overy, Esq.
S. Ridley, Esq.
W. Steel, Esq.

Classes

CLASS 1 - OPEN

Two or more Furrow Mounted or Trailed Ploughs

CHALLENGE CUP presented by Mrs.Freda Jenner

Sponsored by Haynes Bros. Ltd. and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS 2 - CLASSIC

Tractors and Ploughs manufactured between 1959 and 1976. without a "Q" cab.

CHALLENGE CUP presented by the late P.Hocken, Esq.

Sponsored by Palmers Agriculture and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS VINTAGE A - OPEN

Trailed Ploughs

CHALLENGE CUP presented by the late Alfred Day, Esq. O.B.E.,J.P

Sponsored by A. & H. Pring Tractors and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS VINTAGE B - LOCAL

Trailed Ploughs

CHALLENGE CUP presented by Mr.B.Jones, Esq, in memory of Mrs.Freda Jenner

Sponsored by Calcutt McClean Standen and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS VINTAGE C - OPEN

Open Mounted Ferguson Tractors and Ploughs

CHALLENGE CUP

Sponsored by Shell Direct and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS VINTAGE D - LOCAL

LOCAL Mounted Ploughs

Vintage Mounted Ploughs not eligible for Class Vintage C

CHALLENGE CUP presented by F.A.&G. Beard in memory of Fred Beard, Esq.

Sponsored by Bax Thomas French and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS 3 - OPEN

Reversible Ploughs

CHALLENGE CUP presented by Messrs.C.Foreman & Sons Ltd.

Sponsored by Lamberhurst Engineering Ltd. and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS 4 - LOCAL

Reversible Ploughs

(For Competitors who have not won a first prize at any Ploughing Match since 1st November 2004.)

CHALLENGE CUP presented by Messrs.Lawes Chemical Ltd.

Sponsored by E. O. Culverwell Ltd. and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS 5 - LOCAL

Reversible Ploughs

(For Competitors who have not won a first prize at any Ploughing Match since 1st November 2004.)
 
CHALLENGE CUP presented by Fegan Homes.

Sponsored by Harper & Eede and W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS 6 - OPEN

Reversible Match Ploughs

(To be ploughed under Society of Ploughmen rules.)
 
CHALLENGE CUP presented by the late E.Bowles, Esq.

Sponsored by W.K.P.M.A.

CLASS 7 - OPEN

Single Furrow Horticultural Ploughs

Other Awards

PETER DAY AWARD

For the best performance by a competitor aged 25 or under who has not won a first prize at the Weald of Kent ploughing match or this award before.

Presented by Peter Day, Esq J.P.

CHALLENGE CUP

To the CHAMPION PLOUGHMAN: to be ploughed for by the first prize winners of Class 1, 2 and Vintage A, B, C and D.

Presented by the late John Geering, Esq.

CHALLENGE CUP

To the CHAMPION PLOUGHMAN: to be ploughed for by the first prize winners of Classes 3, 4 and 5.

Presented by Kent&Sussex Fuel Services Ltd.

Special Prizes

J.RALPH STEVENS CHALLENGE CUP

And £10.00 awarded for the best work in a Class by a competitor employed by an Agricultural Contractor.

ESSO CHALLENGE CUP

For the competitor with the best work who is using ESSO fuel.

PLOUGHING MATCH AWARD

Given by Overum.

TANKARD

Given by Shell Direct to be awarded for the best work by a new competitor.

£5.00

To the best bona-fide Y.F.C. member ploughing in any class.

FORD FARMING AWARD

Presented by the ford Motor Co. for the best all round performance by a Ford tractor.

TONY HEATHCOTE MEMORIAL AWARD

Presented in memory of Tony Heathcote of Drake & Fletcher by Maureen Hague to the highest scoring unplaced Association Member.

THE R.A.M.S.A.K. AWARD

For the machinery ring member or employee of a member scoring highest marks in any Class.

CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by the Cantagrians Association for the best work in any class by a competitor who is an old student of Hadlow College, K.F.I. or K.H.I.

50th ANNIVERSARY PERPETUAL MEDAL

Presented by National Farmers Union to the Champion Ploughman.

BTF