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Match Plough Scoring

Conventional Ploughs

Opening Well cut, uniform & straight

 20

Start (11 or 12 furrows)    Uniform, level & straightness

 20

Seed Bed     Weed control and soil availability

 20

Firmness  Firm, well packed furrows, no holes

 20

Uniformity  Clearly defined uniform furrows with no pairing

 20

Finish  Uniform, shallow and straightness (last 8 furrows)

 20

Ins and Outs  Neat, accurate & regular

 20

Straightness  Straightness of the whole plot

 20

Gerneral Appearance  Workmanship and general appearance of whole plot

 20

 

Reversible Ploughs

Opening  Well cut, uniform and straight

20 

Start (8 or 9 furrows)  Uniform, level & straightness

20

Seed Bed  Weed control and soil availability

20

Firmness  Firm, well packed furrows, no holes

20

Uniformity  Clearly defined uniform furrows with no pairing

20

Joining furrows & Butts

(class 7 only)

 Neat, accurate with no dips or mounds 20
Finish (last 19 or 20 furrows)  Uniform and shallow

20

Accuracy of final furrow

 Close to the 1st furrow, no in-ploughed

or re-ploughed ground

20

Ins & Outs  Neat, accurate and regular

20

Straightness  Straightness of the whole plot

20

General Appearance  Workmanship and general appearance of whole plot

20

 

Note: Seedbed, firmness and uniformity cover the whole of the plot, i.e.; start furrows, butts and final 19 or 20 furrows.

 

Penalty Deductions

Two wheel marks

20

Finish wrong way

20

Depth infringement

15

Rolling

25

Failure to adhere to the safety policy

Disqualification