2016 Logan Shield
STATE TEAM SELECTION SHOW
Including the Logan Shield Interclub Competition (see below for history)
Exhibitors must nominate the Society to which their points are to be allocated. All birds must be available for selection in the state team
THE SHOW WILL BE HELD UNDER THE BCSA SHOW RULES
Enfield Community Centre, 540 Regency Road, Enfield
SUNDAY – 12 th JUNE 2016
Staging set up 6.30 am – 7.15 am by the exhibitors
Birds to be benched between 7.30 am – 8.45 am, or when staging ready
Judging to commence by 9.30 am
Open to Public from 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
The show will take place in the front hall at the Enfield Community Centre.
Modified entry and exits as stipulated by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council has
enabled use of a revised floor plan with space for spectators inside the hall while
judging is in progress.
THE LOGAN SHIELD
The Logan Shield came into being after the Budgerigar Society of South Australia (BSSA), sent a team of birds to Melbourne to compete in their Gardner Shield. At the first attempt in 1974 with 11 Victorian teams competing, the BSSA came 4th and in 1975 came 3rd, this time against 15 Victorian teams. These results established the competitiveness of the South Australian birds.
It was suggested in 1977 that a similar competition be held to stimulate team spirit and friendly rivalry amongst budgerigar breeders from the 6 existing clubs in South Australia, including mixed bird clubs. The then secretary of the BSSA, Lal Logan, who had held this position for 18 years, was honoured to have his name used for the competition. Lal purchased and donated the shield which was then named in his honour and is still used to this day.
The first Logan Shield was hosted by the BSSA on the 2nd of April 1977 at St John’s Hall, Halifax Street, Adelaide with the 6 existing clubs competing. The BSSA won with 196 points followed by Central Districts with 170, North East with 140, Port Pirie with 131, Southern with 74 and Western with 60 points. Unfortunately at the time Lal was in hospital so he was unable to present his shield. In July of the same year he passed away and sadly never saw the shield competition take place. The Logan Shield is a yearly reminder of Lal and his wife Thelma, both having so graciously donated their time and effort to the BSSA and the budgerigar fancy as a whole, since its foundation in South Australia in.
In 1964, a meeting between a group of New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian budgerigar fanciers resolved that a National Teams Competition should occur. More serious discussions occurred in 1972 between these three states thus the first competition would commence in Victoria in 1975. The National Show has continued annually ever since, and expanded to include seven states / zones which effectively brings together the best breeders and the best young exhibition budgerigars in The Logan Shield is now our State’s selection show for the Australian National Budgerigar Council (ANBC) Championship Show and is hosted annually by the Budgerigar Council of South Australia (BCSA). The Logan Shield still remains as a reminder of a great budgie man.