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2015 Open Class Winners

Below are the results of the OPEN CATEGORY at the Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship held at RIM Park in Wateloo Ontario in March, 2015.

The Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club congratulates the many award winners and sincerely wishes to thank all the competitors.

HM = Honorable Mention

 

Open - 1A - Decorative Life Size Ducks - Diving

First - Open 1A
Wayne Simkin
Elmvale Ontario Canada
White-Winged Scoter

1st Best of Class - Open
1st Best of Show


Second - Open 1A
Yves Laurent
Montreal Quebec Canada
Ring-Necked Duck

 

 

Third - Open 1A
Ed Bowler
Oshawa Ontario Canada
Bufflehead

HM - Open 1A
Tony Bendig
Cambridge Ontario Canada
Long-Tailed Duck


 

 

Open - 1B - Decorative Life Size Ducks - Marsh

 

 

First - Open 1B
George Mechelse
Vineland Ontario Canada
Wood Duck

Second - Open 1B
Jean Lalonde
Montreal Quebec Canada
Pintail



Third - Open 1B
Ed Bowler
Oshawa Ontario Canada
Mallard

HM - Open 1B
Guy Rouleau
Laval Quebec Canada
Pintail

 

 

Open - 2 - Decorative Ducks

 


First - Open 2
Lionel Dwyer
Port Perry Ontario Canada
Horned Grebe

3rd Best of Class
3rd Best of Show

Second - Open 2
Fred Negrijn
Exeter Ontario Canada
Widgeon

 


Third - Open 2
David Martin
Oakville Ontario Canada
Ruddy Duck

 

 

Open - 3 - Decorative Waterfowl


First - Open 3
Lionel Dwyer
Port Perry Ontario Canada
Horned Grebe

2nd Best of Class
2nd Best of Show

Second - Open 3
Guy Rouleau
Laval Quebec Canada
Cackling Goose

 

Third - Open 3
Gary Brocklebank
Windsor Ontario Canada
Great Crested Grebe

HM - Open 3
Gary Brocklebank
Windsor Ontario Canada
Great Crested Grebe

HM - Open 3
Fred Negrijn
Exeter Ontario Canada
Harlequin Duck

 

Open - 4A - Decorative Songbirds - Life Size

   
First - Open 4A
Bruce Lepper
Millbrook Ontario Canada
Pair of Mourning Doves
Second - Open 4A
Alex Rios Fernandez
San Juan Puerto Rico
Antillean Mango

Third - Open 4A
Don Alemany
Worthington Ontario Canada
Belted Kingfisher

HM - Open 4A
Mike Ford
Sanford, Michigan, USA
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

HM - Open 4A
Mike Ford
Sanford, Michigan, USA
Hoopoe

HM - Open 4A
Alex Rios Fernandez
San Juan Puerto Rico
White-Winged Dove

 

Open - 4B - Decorative Songbirds - Life Size

First - Open 4B
Greg Gillespie
Haliburton Ontario Canada
Blackburnian Warbler

Second - Open 4B
Ken Avery
Mississauga Ontario Canada
Hermit Thrush

Third - Open 4B
Tom Baldwin
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio U. S. A.
Swainson's Thrush

 

Open - 4C - Decorative Songbirds - Life Size

First - Open 4C
Alex Rios Fernandez
San Juan Puerto Rico
Bananaquit

 

Second - Open 4C
Horst Volkmann
Bolton Ontario Canada
Baltimore Oriole

Third - Open 4C
Alex Rios Fernandez
San Juan Puerto Rico
Antillean Euphoria

 

Open - 5 - Decorative Birds of Prey


First - Open 5
Tom Baldwin
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio U. S. A.
Red-Shouldered Hawk

Second - Open 5
Winston Smith
Wasaga Beach Ontario Canada
Prairie Falcon

Third - Open 5
Michael Sheppard
Burlington Ontario Canada
Pygmy Owl

 

Open - 6 - Decorative Others

First - Open 6
Frank Laroche
Fort Erie Ontario Canada
Puffin

Second - Open 6
William Berge Riviere
Heva Quebec Canada Green Heron

Third - Open 6
Don Alemany
Worthington Ontario Canada
Least Sandpiper

 

Open - 7 - Decorative Miniature Wildfowl


First - Open 7
Tom Cox
Guelph Ontario Canada
Great White Egret

Second - Open 7
Martin Ward
Stratford Ontario Canada
Least Bittern


Third - Open 7
William Berge
Riviere Heva Quebec Canada
Ruffed Grouse

HM - Open 7
Uta Strelive
Eden Mills Ontario Canada
Miniature Cardinal



 

 

HM - Open 7
Tom Baldwin
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio U. S. A.
House Finch

HM - Open 7
Uta Strelive
Eden Mills Ontario Canada
Miniature Purple Gallinule


HM - Open 7
Randy Connor
Barred Owl

 

Open - 8 - Working Decoys

First - Open 8
Dave Ricci
Newmarket Ontario Canada
Green-Winged Teal

Second - Open 8
Dave Ricci
Newmarket Ontario Canada
Widgeon

 

Open - 9 - Decorative Life-size Smoothies

First - Open 9
Jim Smith
Brantford Ontario Canada
Sanderling

Second - Open 9
Bud Frees
Dunnville Ontario Canada
Wood Duck

Third - Open 9
Tom Baldwin
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio U. S. A.
Snowy Egret

 

Open - 10 - Contemporary Antique Decoys


First - Open 10
Yves Laurent
Montreal Quebec Canada
King Eider

Second - Open 10
Ken Hussey
Brantford Ontario Canada
Black-Bellied Plover

Third - Open 10
Ken Hussey
Brantford Ontario Canada
Blue-Winged Teal
HM - Open 7
Bill Wilson
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Eskimo Curlew

 

Open - 11 - Interpretive Sylized Wildfowl


First - Open 11
Laurie Truehart
Royalston Massachusetts U. S. A.
Interpretive Owl

Second - Open 11
Laurie Truehart
Royalston Massachusetts U. S. A.
Interpretive Dove

Third - Open 11
Alex Rios Fernandez San
Juan Puerto Rico
Interpretive Duck

 

 

 

Created Aug., 2017 by P. McLaren based on work from Barkhouse Photography