Waters family wins grand champion in ASWGA fleece competition

Fleece-competition-Angie & David Waters have won in three categories of the ASWGA Fleece competition, the class 80s quality along with first place in the New England region and Grand Champion Trophy for the best overall fleece sponsored by Australian Council of Wool Exporters & Processors. 

 “It is truly an honour to be involved in the ASWGA Fleece Competition and to have our wool recognised at this high level. To win the Grand Champion Trophy was a wonderful surprise and we are so proud to produce the fibre we do. We strive for excellence and have a real passion for producing high quality super and ultra fine wool,” David said. 

We would like to thank the many sponsors and judges of the competition and a huge congratulations to the organisers of the Presentation Dinner and farm tours- a very successful and enjoyable weekend hosted by the Ararat/Barunah region. Congratulations also to all other placegetters and entrants.’ 

There were fifty four fleeces entered in this year’s competition and as always the results were very close.

The judges were Rowan Woods of Jemalong Wool and Mark Symes of G Schneider. 

Full list of winners Place  Score  Winners 
Grand Champion Fleece  93  Angie & David Waters of Tarrangower – New England 
90’s  92  Penny, Andrew & Ed Hundy of Windradeen – Mudgee 
80’s  93  Angie & David Waters of Tarrangower – New England 
74’s  91.6  Lesleann & Mark Waters of Riverton – New England 
70’s  80  Michelle & Luke Rapley of Plassey Rural – Tasmania 
Ararat/Barunah  92.3  Heather & Geoff Phillips of Currawong – Ararat/Barunah 
Goulburn/Yass  91.2  Sue & Brett Picker of Hillcreston Heights – Goulburn/Yass 
Hamilton  92.1  Kathy & Trevor Mibus of Glenara Merinos – Hamilton 
Mudgee  92.8  Irene & Daryl Croake of Oak Hills – Mudgee 
New England  93  Angie & David Waters of Tarrangower – New England 
Tasmania  90.2  Michelle & Luke Rapley of Plassey Rural – Tasmania 
Western Australia  77.2  Faye & Jim Pepper of Mumballview – Western Australia