scoop.co.nz 25 Mar, 2021 20:45 am

A Big Climax For Shearing Season

A Big Climax For Shearing Season
A possible record of six major Open title events has been confirmed for a ready-to-rock end of the 2020-2021 shearing sports season at the New Zealand Shears in Te Kuiti on April 8-10. The championships committee has agreed to include national team selection ...

A possible record of six major Open title events has been confirmed for a ready-to-rock end of the 2020-2021 shearing sports season at the New Zealand Shears in Te Kuiti on April 8-10.In a unique climax to a season which has seen 11 competition cancellations, the National Shearing Circuit finals and the North Island woolhandling final will add to the existing band of Open-class Te Kuiti headliners – shearing’s North Island Shearer of the Year, New Zealand Shears Circuit and New Zealand Open finals, and the New Zealand Shears Open woolhandling championship.The New Zealand Shears will also feature presentations of prizes for the North Island Senior and Junior Woolhandling Circuits, which have been completed without the finals which were to have been held at the Pre-Shears Woolhandling Championships, also cancelled in the Covid alert.Circumstances have led to several changes, with competition cancellations leading to reductions in the numbers of competitions need to be contested for eligibility for New Zealand Shears Circuit and North Island Shearer of the Year events.

Events remaining on the 2020-2021 Shearing Sports New Zealand calendar: March 27 (Sat): Kumeu Shears (shearing only, Junior to Open, Veterans, start 9am); Waitomo Caves Sport (shearing only, Novice to Open, starts 10am), at Waitomo.April 8-10 (Thu-Sat): New Zealand Shears (shearing, woolhandling), at Te Kuiti.

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