Conference 2004 Results

The Guild of Taxidermists Conference Competitions

held at York University on 2nd to 4th October 2004

Best in Show
(Joint Winner)

Border Collie
by Emily Mayer

Wagstaffe Trophy (Best Case) and Norfolk Trophy (Best Groundwork)

Turnstone by Jack Fishwick

Best Theme

Cat and Rats ('Moving In') by Emily Mayer

Professional Bird Winners

Professional Fish Winners


First Bird
Song Thrush by Jack Fiskwick

Second Bird
Gyr Falcon by Mike Gadd

Professional Mammal Winners

Professional Game Head Winners


First Game Head
Sika by Gary Tatterton

Amateur Winners 2004

Best Amateur

Tawny Owl by Brian Padgett

Amateur Bird Winners

Amateur Mammal Winner

First Mammal
Mink by Brian Padgett

Credits 2004

Higher Credits

Standard Credits

Other Items from the Show 2004

Results List 2004

Prize Awards

Best in Show
Joint: Border Collie - Emily Mayer
Joint: Song Thrush - Jack Fishwick

Wagstaffe Trophy (Best Case)
Turnstone - Jack Fishwick

Norfolk Trophy (Best Groundwork)
Turnstone - Jack Fishwick

Best Theme
Cat and Rats ('Moving In') - Emily Mayer

Professional Bird
1st: Song Thrush - Jack Fishwick
2nd: Gyr Falcon - Mike Gadd
3rd: none

Professional Mammal
1st: Border Collie - Emily Mayer
2nd: Rat - Emily Mayer
3rd: Hare - Dave Hornbrook

Professional Fish
1st: Sea Bass - Peter Scott
2nd: Barbel - Chris Elliot
3rd: none

Professional Game Head
1st: Sika - Gary Tatterton
2nd: Roe - Colin Scott
3rd: Kudu - Dave Hollingworth

Best Amateur
Tawny Owl - Brian Padgett

Amateur Bird
1st: Tawny Owl - Brian Padgett
2nd: Kestrel - Clair Fowler
3rd: none

Amateur Mammal
1st: Mink - Brian Padgett
2nd: none
3rd: none

Credits Awarded

Higher Credits

  • Jack Fishwick - Blackbird and Song Thrush
  • Emily Mayer - Domestic Cat, Brown Rats (x2) and Domestic Dog
  • Peter Scott - Tawny Owl

Specialist Credits

  • Carl Church - Jackdaws (x3)
  • James Dickinson - Bank Vole
  • Jack Fishwick - Turnstone
  • Mike Gadd - Gyr Falcon and Grey Squirrel
  • Dave Hollingworth - Gemsbok and Kudu
  • Dave Hornbrook - Hare
  • Chris Elliott - Barbel
  • Colin Scott - Roe Head on pedestal
  • Peter Scott - Wigeon (2 male and 1 female)
  • Dave Spaul - Hebron Sheep Head, Roebuck Heads (x2) and Sika Head
  • Gary Tatterton - Springbok, Hartebeest, Sika and Tur
  • Steve Toher - Gila Monster

qualifying Dave Spaul as a Specialist in Game Heads

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