Qualifying Matches for 2022 Championships

The following is a list of matches that have been selected as qualifying rounds for the 2022 National Ploughing Championships.

The first two ploughmen from each match will be entered into the championships. Towards the end of the qualifiers it is common to find that the higher placed ploughmen have already qualified- in this case it will resort to the most highly placed entrants that have not yet qualified. Please bear in mind that the class run by The Society of Ploughmen is for vintage machinery and their definition is that it must have been in production by 31st December, 1959. In order to qualify the entrant must use a machine that conforms to the society’s definition.

Sunday 5th September
Romney Marsh Ploughing and Cultivations Society
Contact:-  Allan Pilcher   07730 095019

Saturday 18th September
Bridgwater and District Agricultural Society
Contact:-  Ted Bird  01278 671874 or 07774 194496
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match Association
Contact:-  Liz Copping  07872 501951

Saturday 25th September
Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Association
Contact:-  Megan Saunders  01993 868272  or  07393 437365

Saturday 30th October
Deeping and District Agricultural Association
Contact:-  Philip Garford  07860 797887  or  Edward Whitfield  07977 360508

Sunday 28th November
Sherwood Forest Ploughing Match
Contact:-  Ben Vincent  07581 009507

All of these details can be found on The Society of Ploughmen’s website, as can details of further matches which may be more local to where you live but be aware that not all ploughing matches have a single furrow horticultural class. It is always best to ‘phone the contact before travelling to make sure that there is a class and that the match hasn’t been cancelled or postponed.