Catch up with all the latest successes at Club, District, Regional and National competitions.............
National Ten Pin Bowling
Runners up - Roddy Gray, Fiona Swanson, Craig Budge, Bryan Sinclair & Jamie Gunn
Runner-up in King Pin - Bryan Sinclair
North Region, Brains of the North Ė Elgin Community Centre 5 December 2009
3rd Halkirk, Alexander Banks, Craig Budge, Bryan Sinclair, Isobel Swanson
District Winter Stock Judging Success
After last years dismal showing there was a return to normal service for Halkirk with placings in both the individual and team competitions. Taking the team honours for Halkirk were an A team of John Anderson, Joanna Hunter and Andrew Mowat whilst the D team from Halkirk came a creditable 2nd. This was mainly the Mowat team with Angus and Gina being joined by Scott Robertson. Halkirk C came in 6th with Robert Sutherland, Duncan Macmillan and Jamie Gunn. The lowest placed Halkirk team contained stock judging legend and club chairman Andrew Gunn who could only amass a paltry 105 points out of a possible 200, yes that's 200. Joining Andrew in this lowly position were Craig Budge and Louise Wylie-Davies.
Angus Mowat further covered himself in glory for once with a second in the individual but was pipped for the individual crown by fellow Halkirk member, John Anderson of Broynach. A further success for Halkirk saw the Associates and then the ladies crown scooped by Joanna Hunter.
Hunter snares Reserve in Over Wintering contest
New Club member Jojo Hunter took the reserve championship in the Aberdeen and Northern Cattle Over wintering competition. Her stot named Mongo, was beaten in the championship by Kiev Ross, of Forss Club.
New Halkirk member Louise Wylie-Davies was the first Halkirk member to compete at the Classic at Thainstone for many years and came home with a creditable 4th place.
Brains of the North Shock for Halkirk
Halkirk took the honours on home soil as they won the Brains of the North District title in the Ross Institute, Halkirk. A team of Alexander Banks, Craig Budge, Gina Mowat and Isobel Swanson beat off fierce competition from Forss in the head to head final. The Halkirk A team didn't quite make the final but was made up of Fiona Swanson, Fiona Coghill, Louise Thoms and Sarah Jardine.
Halkirk 3rd in Junior Sheep dressing
Halkirk came an excellent 2nd in the
Singer Sewing whilst the Juniors came first and Best exhibit was also
Murkle Hall Quiz
Highland Success for Halkirk members
A teams of Halkirk members represented Caithness in the Associate Stock Judging at the Royal Highland show. Andrew Gunn, Kenneth Sutherland and Bryan Sinclair took second place and only narrowly missed out on the top honour once again.
Rally returns to its rightful home
The Highland Rally was held in Caithness this year. The club had a good turnout of members, with the members managing to win back the Overall Rally Trophy!!
National Agri Skills Success
Well done to Alan Gow, Shaun Macleod and Robert Sutherland on winning the National Agri-skills.
District Agri Skills
1st Halkirk, Shaun Macleod, Robert Sutherland & Alan Gow
5th Halkirk: Brian Sinclair, Duncan Macmillan, Andrew Mowat,
7th Halkirk: James Cassidy, Jamie Gunn, John Mowat,
County Sports retained
A strong showing at the football and hockey ensured Halkirk kept their firm grip on the long time missing District Sports Trophy.
Boys District Football
1st Halkirk: Hamish Coghill, Derek Munro, Alexander Banks, Roddy Gray, Mark MacDonald, Alistair Budge
2nd Halkirk: Bryan Sinclair, Brian Sinclair (Babs) Craig Budge, Jamie Gunn, Andrew Gunn, Duncan Macmillan
Girls District Football
1st Halkirk: Fiona Coghill, Gina Mowat, Isobel Swanson, Fiona Swanson and Carolyn Coghill
District Stock judging
Team, 3rd Halkirk: Isobel Swanson, James Cassidy, Jamie Gunn
Associate: 1st Andrew Gunn
Ladies: 2nd Isobel Swanson, 3rd Gina Mowat
Juniors: 3rd Scott Robertson
Halkirk ladís rain supreme
A team from Halkirk Young Farmers retained the Caithness Young Farmers Rugby sevens title.
Gunn claims Club Member of Year
The first results of the new Young farmer year were announced at the club AGM held in the Ross Institute. Based on participation and success in competitions ranging from club to National during 2008 and the start of 2009. Club chairman Andrew Gunn came out on top in the club competition. After scooping best senior male he also won the best overall award as well. Full list of winners is shown below:-
Overall Best member - Andrew Gunn
Best Junior Male - Alistair