Categories and classes
The All Nations / French Shears and World Championship competitions will include the following categories :
- Machine Shearing
- Blade Shearing
The All Nations / French Shears competition will include a Woman’s machine shearing category.
The ALL NATIONS machine shearing competition classes
Competitors will compete in the class that corresponds to their current shearing ability :
- JUNIOR : this applies to beginners who are only in their first year of shearing.
- INTERMEDIATE : amateur or occasional shearers and beginners whose average dally tally does not exceed 100 merinos, 150 open wool breed of sheep or 250 lacaunes.
- SENIOR : experienced shearers with an average daily tally of up to 150 merinos, 250 open wool breed of sheep or 400 lacaunes.
- OPEN : experienced professional shearers of a high international standard whose average daily tally exceeds the Senior class scores.
Please note that entries for all event categories and classes are closed.
Scoring and rules
Shearing competitions are judged according to 3 criteria :
- Speed : this counts for about 40% of the final score.
- Judges evaluate the quality of the shearing on the competition boards : for each section of the fleece that the shearer has to go back over (second cut), marks are deducted according the the quality of the wool cut.
- Judges evaluate the quality of the shearing at the end of the round, behind the podium : they check for marks, uncut fleece and uneven levels of shearing. The two criteria for judging the quality of the shearing count for around 60% in the final grade.
FRENCH SHEARING COUNTRY SPECIFICS 2019
To download the Country specific rules for the 2019 Golden Shears World Championship shearing competitions, click on the image below.
This document, in conjunction with the Golden Shears World Championship Regulations (REGS) and International Sheep Shearing Rules (ISSR), will serve as the official world shearing rules for the 2019 World Championship.
Woolhandling competitions are judged according to 3 criteria :
- Speed : this counts for a third of the final score.
- The techniques used : the techniques used by the competitor during their performance (for example the quality of their fleece throwing) count for a third of the final score.
- The quality of the wool sorting : the quality of the woolhandler’s work is judged after the round. The sorting of the different categories of wool is checked by the judges and the penalty points for a variety of faults make up the final third of the score.
FRENCH WOOLHANDLING COUNTRY SPECIFICS 2019
To download the Country specific rules for the 2019 Golden Shears World Championship woolhandling competitions, click on the image below.
This document, in conjunction with the Golden Shears World Championship Regulations (REGS) and World Woolhandling Championship Rules (WWCR), will serve as the official world woolhandling rules for the 2019 World Championship.