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2021 Wildfowl Carving Championships

Joe Tamborra – Canada – Winner
2021 Ashley Gray Memorial
People’s Choice Award

 

 

 

 

 

Top three from each Master and Open level divisions (Working Decoy, Smoothie Decoy, Decoy Rig, Shorebird Decoy, Contemporary Antique (Pristine and Worn), Decorative Decoy, Decorative Lifesize Wildfowl, Decorative Pair, Decorative Miniature Wildfowl, and Interpretive Wildfowl Sculpture) competed for top honor. The entry with the most public vote won. It was Joe Tamborra’s (Canada) Western Grebe Decorative Decoy! 

 

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2021 Wildfowl Carving Championships Winners

World Champion Judges

Del Herbert     Russell Martin    Tom Matus

Total Number of Entries – 92

Total Prize Payout – $1304.00

Master Level (9 Entries Total)

Smoothie Decoys – (3 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $36.00 – Joe Tamborra – Canada – Horned Grebe Hen – Entry ID #178005
2nd Place $25.20 – Joe Tamborra – Canada – Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw) Hen – Entry ID #463504
3rd Place $10.80 – Joe Tamborra – Canada – Hooded Merganser Drake – Entry ID #523638

Shorebird Decoys – (4 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $48.00 – Steve Toher – United Kingdom – Eurasian Dotterel – Entry ID #382674
2nd Place $33.60 – Joe Tamborra – Canada – Ruddy Turnstone – Entry ID #557843
3rd Place $14.40 – David Askew – United Kingdom – Ringed Plover – Entry ID #232230

Contemporary Antique – Worn (2 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $24.00 ($3.60) – Yves Laurent – Canada – Flying Herring Gull – Entry ID #795697
2nd Place $16.80 ($3.60) – Yves Laurent – Canada – Raven “Nevermore” – Entry ID #999638
3rd Place $7.20 – In divisions with only two entries, 3rd place winnings are split 50/50 between 1st and 2nd place winners

Apprentice Level (20 Entries Total)

Working Decoy – (8 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $32.00 – Tony Banks – USA – Goldeneye Drake (Canvas) – Entry ID #184998
2nd Place $22.40 – Lloyd Kimmen – USA – Goldeneye (Wood) – Entry ID #353492
3rd Place $9.60 – Lloyd Kimmen – USA – Green-winged Teal Drake – Entry ID #521844

Puddle Ducks
1st – Green-winged Teal Drake – Lloyd Kimmen

Diving Ducks
1st – Goldeneye Drake (Canvas) – Tony Banks
2nd – Goldeneye Drake (Wood) – Lloyd Kimmen
3rd – Redhead Drake – Lloyd Kimmen

Smoothie Decoy – (1 entry) View Winners Page
1st Place $4.00 ($4.00) – Larry Harbaugh – USA – Bufflehead Drake – Entry ID #184376
2nd Place $2.80 – In divisions with only one entry, 1st place receives 2nd and 3rd place winnings
3rd Place $1.20 – In divisions with only one entry, 1st place receives 2nd and 3rd place winnings

Decoy Rig – (4 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $16.00 – Lloyd Kimmen – USA – Teal – Entry ID #400613
2nd Place $11.20 – Larry Harbaugh – USA – Widgeon – Entry ID #481884
3rd Place $4.80 – Larry Harbaugh – USA – Redhead – Entry ID #782745

Contemporary Antique Decoy – Pristine (7 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $32.00 – Christine Rose – United Kingdom – Northern Lapwing Male – Entry ID #656708
2nd Place $22.40 – Leo Long – USA – Pigeon Decoy – Entry ID #976181
3rd Place $9.60 – Christine Rose –  United Kingdom – Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw) – Entry ID #329892

Open Level (16 Entries Total)

Decorative Decoy (3 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $36.00 – Joe Tamborra– Western Grebe – Entry ID #216143
2nd Place $25.20 – Joe Tamborra – Canada – Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw) Hen – Entry ID #485537
3rd Place $10.80 – David W. Harris – USA Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw) Drake – Entry ID #634258

Decorative Lifesize Wildfowl (8 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $96.00 – Reuben Unger – Canada – Meadow Lark – Entry ID #645827
2nd Place $67.20 – Tom Baldwin – USA – House Sparrow Male and Female “Urban Romance” – Entry ID #833660
3rd Place $28.80 – Don Alemany – Canada – American Kestrel Male and Female “Vedette” – Entry ID #568520

Birds of Prey
1st – American Kestrels “Vedette” – Don Alemany
2nd – Northern Hawk Owl – Reuben Unger

Songbirds
1st – Meadowlark – Reuben Unger
2nd – House Sparrows “Urban Romance” – Tom Baldwin
3rd – Blackburnian Warbler – Randy Conner

Shorebirds
1st Place – Dunlin – Steve Toher

Decorative Miniature Wildfowl (2 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $24.00 ($3.60) – Reuben Unger – Canada – Northern Hawk Owl – Entry ID #693167
2nd Place $16.80 ($3.60) – Randy Conner – USA – Ring-necked Pheasant Male “Early Morning Breakout” – Entry ID #669449
3rd Place $7.20 – In divisions with only two entries, 3rd place winnings are split 50/50 between 1st and 2nd place winners

Interpretive Wildfowl Sculpture (3 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $36.00 – Tom Baldwin – USA – Red-billed Oxpecker – Entry ID #454204
2nd Place $25.20 – Randy Conner – USA – Owl “Runnin’ on Empty” – Entry ID #414826
3rd Place $10.80 – Robin Warburton – USA – Pintail Drake “In Flight” – Entry ID #592624

Intermediate Level (19 Entries Total)

Numbers in parentheses ( ) indicate the points the IWCA Member earned toward the 2021 IWCA Decorative Carver of the Year Award (Intermediate & Novice Levels)
Decorative Decoy (9 entries – 2 Categories) View Winners Page
1st Place $72.00 – Richard Chalpin – USA – Wood Duck Drake – Entry ID #474687 (40)
2nd Place $50.40 – Leo Long – USA – Ruddy Duck Hen – Entry ID #742608 (35)
3rd Place $21.60 – Leo Long – USA – Mallard Hen – Entry ID #503435 (30)

Puddle Ducks
1st – Wood Duck Drake – Richard Chalpin (20)
2nd – Mallard Hen – Leo Long (15)
3rd – Wood Duck Drake – Rick Mignano (10)

Diving Ducks
1st – Ruddy Hen – Leo Long (20)
2nd – Bufflehead – Rick Mignano (15)
3rd – Hooded Merganser – Rick Mignano (15)

Decorative Lifesize Wildfowl (5 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $40.00 – Graham Ford – Canada – Arctic Tern Pair “Northern Spring” – Entry ID #431395 (40)
2nd Place $28.00 – Richard Chalpin – USA – Kestrel with Female Goldfinch – Entry ID #763736 (35)
3rd Place $12.00 – Maggie Port – United Kingdom – Flying Mallard Hen – Entry ID #167817 (30)

Decorative Miniature Wildfowl (1 entry) View Winners Page
1st Place $8.00 ($8.00) – Leo Long – USA – Turkey – Entry ID #675691 (40)
2nd Place $5.60 – In divisions with only one entry, 1st place receives 2nd and 3rd place winnings
3rd Place $2.40 – In divisions with only one entry, 1st place receives 2nd and 3rd place winnings

Interpretive Wildfowl Sculpture (4 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $32.00 – Pam Wilson – United Kingdom – Peacock on Branch – Entry ID #992411
2nd Place $22.40 – Pam Wilson – United Kingdom – Courting Great-crested Grebes – Entry ID #414706
3rd Place $9.60 – Pam Wilson – United Kingdom – Harpy Eagle Head – Entry ID #682507

Novice Level (28 Entries Total)

Decorative Decoy (5 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $24.00 – Lloyd Kimmen – USA – Mallard Drake – Entry ID #139654 (40)
2nd Place $16.80 – Lloyd Kimmen – USA – Mallard Hen – Entry ID #477036 (35)
3rd Place $7.20 – Don Gifford – USA – Canada Goose – Entry ID #966871 (30)

Decorative Lifesize Wildfowl (14 entries – 2 Categories) View Winners Page
1st Place $56.00 – Don Gifford – USA – Oriole – Entry ID #920148 (40)
2nd Place $39.20 – James Norton – USA – Archaeopteryx – Entry ID #182639 (35)
3rd Place $16.80 – Robert Bobel – USA – Red-breasted Nuthatch – Entry ID #674912 (30)

Birds of Prey
1st – Archaeopteryx – James Norton (20)
2nd – Coopers Hawk – Ed Redente (15)
3rd – Bald Eagle – Ed Redente (10)

Songbirds
1st – Baltimore Oriole – Don Gifford (20)
2nd – Nuthatch – Red-breasted Nuthatch – Robert Bobel (15)
3rd – Thick-billed Raven – Ed Redente (10)

Decorative Miniature Wildfowl (2 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $8.00 – Don Gifford – USA – Pheasant – Entry ID #748685 (40)
2nd Place $5.60 –Don Gifford – USA – Saw-whet Owl – Entry ID #475070 (35)
3rd Place $2.40 – In divisions with only two entries, 3rd place winnings are split 50/50 between 1st and 2nd place winners

Interpretive Wildfowl Sculpture (6 entries) View Winners Page
1st Place $24.00 – Jan Bartlett – United Kingdom – Tern – Entry ID #921521
2nd Place $16.80 – Yvonne Langford – United Kingdom – Cardinal – Entry ID #645966
3rd Place $7.20 – Yvonne Langford – United Kingdom – Eurasian Nuthatch – Entry ID #867892

 

Wildfowl Carving Championships is an IWCA Affiliate Member Organization, judging in accordance to IWCA Rules. We are a brand new wildfowl carving competition, virtual in nature, and not related to any other wildfowl carving competitions. We are an online championships different from the Ward World Championship of Wildfowl Carving, and the Wildfowl Carving Magazine Online Competition.

The 2021 Wildfowl Carving Championships is currently accepting entries until April 2, 2021 and will include all the competitive divisions for decorative wildfowl and traditional decoys, with modifications made to accommodate the virtual venue. We  strive to bring the reality of the competition to the carvers as an alternative to the brick and mortar venues.

2021 Entry Fees

Master & Open Level – $30 (per entry)
Intermediate Level – $20 (per entry)
Apprentice & Novice Level – $10 (per entry)
Junior Level – FREE
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Traditional Divisions – Master and Apprentice Levels

-Working Decoy – Master or Apprentice
-Smoothie Decoy – Master or Apprentice
-Decoy Rig – Master or Apprentice
-Shorebird Decoy – Master or Apprentice
-Contemporary Antique Decoy Pristine – Master or Apprentice
-Contemporary Antique Decoy Worn – Master or Apprentice

Decorative Divisions – Open, Intermediate, Novice, and Junior Levels

-Decorative Decoy – OpenIntermediateNoviceJunior
-Decorative Decoy Pair – OpenIntermediateNoviceJunior
-Decorative Lifesize Wildfowl – OpenIntermediateNoviceJunior
-Decorative Miniature Wildfowl – OpenIntermediateNoviceJunior
-Interpretive Wildfowl Sculpture – OpenIntermediateNoviceJunior

60/40 Auction Divisions – Open To All Levels

-Decorative Head – Open to all Levels
-Decorative Feather – Open to all Levels
-Palm Frond – Open to all Levels
-Cocktail Bird – Open to all Levels
-Decorative Pin – Open to all Levels