Judges Method of Scoring

(maximum of 20 points per each section)

Opening

Well cut, uniform and straight

Start

(11 or 12 furrows)
Uniform, level and straightness

Seed Bed

Weed control and soil available

Firmness

Firm, well packed furrows; no holes

Uniformity

Clearly defined uniform furrows, straightness and no pairing

Finish

(last 8 furrows)
Uniform, shallow and straightness

Ins and Outs

Neat, accurate and regular

General Appearance

Workmanship and general appearance of the whole plot

Opening

Well cut, uniform and straight

Start

(8 or 9 furrows)
Uniform, level and straightness

Seed Bed

Weed control and soil made available

Firmness

Firm, well packed furrows; no holes

Uniformity

Clearly defined uniform furrows, straightness & no pairing

Joining Furrow & Butts

Neat, accurate with no dips or mounds

Finish

(last 15 or 16 furrows)
Uniform, shallow and straightness

Accuracy of Final Furrow

Close to 1st furrow with no unploughed or re-ploughed land

Ins and Outs

Neat, accurate and regular

General Appearance

Workmanship and general appearance of the whole plot

Note: Seed bed, firmness and uniformity cover the whole of the plot, i.e. start furrows, butts and final 15 or 16 furrows