The 11th "Skills of the Hills" Annual Hedge Event — 2008

The 2008 event took place on Saturday 8th March at Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt, Devon with the kind permission of Mr Sage.

A notable year because Terry Coombe, placed second in the Open competition, went on to win the National Championships in October and was declared Supreme Champion of the whole competition.



Percy Duck Challenge Cup
1st Nick Fowler
2nd = Willow Drew
Terry Coombe
Dugdale Cup
1st Russell Woodham
2nd Alex Turner
3rd Darren Copp
Pairs 1st Tess Stone & Family
2nd Craig Nation and Stephen Ryan
3rd Debbie Butler and Jane Humphries
Novice 1st Pete Grainger
2nd Phil Derryman
3rd Richard Poole

Other Prizes

Best YFC competitor.
The NatWest Cup
Phil Derryman
Best competitor living in the Blackdown Hills AONB.
Blackdowns Cup
Willow Drew and Terry Coombe (shared)
Best regrowth of a length from the 2008 competition.
Roger Vickery Regrowth Cup
Geoff Pitt
Best competitor aged under 19.
John Coombes Memorial Shield
John Selwey

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