IT was shear class at a recent Gwynedd event.

The Plas Coch, in Bala, held another successful speed shearing event, with the marquee full to the brim.

Junior, senior and open classes were held, as well as a team event, hitting a nail and shearing one sheep brining a bit of light entertainment to the event.

The main event attracted shearers from all over North Wales and beyond, with the open winner winning a hand piece donated by Horner Shearing.

“It’s been a great afternoon, many competitors turned out to shear and many more turned out to support,” said Elen Parry, the Plas Coch licensee said.

“I am grateful to everyone who has helped and supported us to hold the event,” she added.

With some of the prize money being sponsored by Laurence Pierce Wool Merchants, Ruthin, Rhydian Edwards, from Melin y Wig, won the junior class in 46.91 seconds.

Guto Hughes, of the Sportsmans, was on a high after a successful evening in the Ruthin speed shear event, winning the Senior competition in 28.30 seconds.

Only a second separated the top-three, with Ellis Evans, of Corwen, in second place in a time of 28.77 seconds, while Meirion Evans, Machynlleth, finished third.

Nick Grives, from Staffordshire, was a newcomer to the Plas Coch speed shear and he smashed the open final in 21.11 seconds, with Gareth Evans, Llansannan, coming second in 22.46 seconds.

Local lad and one of the organisers Iwan Morris finished in third position in 26.82 seconds, under the watchful eyes of the judges Alwyn Manzini, Med Evans (Grugor) and Mathew Evans (Gower).

Dilwyn Pierce was the perfect compere at the event.

The Plas Coch is very grateful to everyone for supporting this event in any way, and it is already looking forward to next year’s event.