Eligibility of members taking part in competitions
All Members entering the Club competitions must be eligible in accordance with Federation rules. The operative date for any age section is 1st June.
Any Club found, at any time, failing to comply with the rules in this connection will:
(a) Before the competition has been completed – The Club will be immediately disqualified from that competition and all Moody Bowl points obtained for that competition will be deducted from their total points.
(b) If the competition is completed – If the Club holds a Federation Trophy for that competition it will be confiscated and withdrawn for that year, the Club will be disqualified from taking part in that competition for the following year. All Moody Bowl points obtained for that competition will be deducted from the current year.
The Moody Plate
Kindly given by Messers CH Moody & Sons, Jewellers of Nantwich. A perpetual plate to be awarded annually. Presented in recognition of overall membership attainment with special emphasis on new members within a Club over a 12 month period. Winners of the Moody Bowl and 45-61 Challenge Bowl will not be eligible for this award.
Moody Challenge Bowl
Challenge Bowl to be held for 12 months, presented by Messers CH Moody & Sons, Jewellers of Crewe, to the Club scoring the highest number of points in all Federation competitions over a period of 12 months, concluding with events held on Rally Day.
45-61 Challenge Bowl
Kindly presented by the past Chairmen of the Federation 1945 – 1961. Challenge Bowl to be held for twelve months and presented to the Club scoring the second highest number of points in Federation competitions held over a period of 12 months, concluding with events held on Rally Day.
C.O. & G.M. Cooke Trophy
Perpetual Bowl to be awarded annually to the most improved Club in the Moody Bowl competition. Winners of the Moody Bowl and 45-61 Challenge Bowl will not be eligible for this trophy. To find the most improved Club during the current year, the increase or decrease in total Moody Bowl points scored over the previous year for a period of three years to be added or subtracted together and the Club scoring the highest number of points to be awarded the Bowl if not already the winner of the two major trophies. To be eligible for this competition Clubs must have taken part in 75% of the inter Club competitions in the Moody Bowl. If the points are equal the Club scoring the highest number of Moody Bowl points in the current year will take the trophy.
The Rally Day Trophy
Perpetual trophy to be awarded annually for the Club gaining the highest number of points on Rally Day , excluding overall winners and runners up. This trophy was awarded by the past Chairmen and Lady Chairmen from 1978-1990.
The Club scoring the highest number of points in all the homecraft sections will be awarded the
Silver Challenge Bowl
The Runner up trophy will be awarded to the Club in second position
The Judges will award points according to the following scale
Ready Steady Cook: Max 100 points
Staging and interpretation Max 40 points
Six items (individually 20 points) Max 160 points
Cookery (Open) Max 25 points
Cookery (Under 21) Max 25 points
Preserve/Non Preserve Max 25 points
Handicraft (Open) Max 45 points
Handicraft (Under 21) Max 25 points
Flower arranging (Open) Max 40 points
Flower arranging (Under 21) Max 40 points
TOTAL Max 485 points
Also awarded on Rally Day are The Jean Batchelor Trophies for an outstanding cookery exhibit and outstanding handicraft exhibit in any part of the Homecraft section.