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General Discussion / Re: Port Elgin Results.
« Last post by Pumpkin Shepherd on October 05, 2015, 06:18:15 PM »

Here is the link. You can change the day and year at the top of the page.
General Discussion / Woodbridge Beet category
« Last post by BPMailey on October 05, 2015, 06:02:16 PM »
Before anyone gets upset, I just want to give the heads up that the beet category at Woodbridge is for the heaviest beet regardless of type... it is just a bonus category, like Rutabaga last year, we will not be awarding prizes for each type of beet.

Hope to see some of you on Saturday...


General Discussion / Re: Port Elgin Prize Structure?
« Last post by phunt on October 05, 2015, 10:12:53 AM »
When we started this hobby over 20 years ago, Port Elgin was the top site in Canada. Boy's have things changed. The stunt of changing the payout without telling anyone is totally unacceptable as far as I'm concerned. Changing it at the last minute really had a lot of our members upset & concerned. I had some contact me at the weigh off & tell me that they wouldn't have even brought a pumpkin & supported the weigh off, if they knew of the reduction of prize money & reducing the payout from top 20 to top 10.

Port Elgin is suppose to be the best & biggest weigh off in Canada, with the top prize payout, but this label is being eroded by some poor decisions & the decrease in prize money available to win. Considering a grower spends @ $100 or more ($30 registration & @ $70 in gas) just to get their pumpkin weighed there.  Add that to the thousands of $$ spent through out the season just to grow them & it becomes a somewhat expensive hobby/sport, so any & all the prize money offered is gratefully appreciated. Port Elgin is now going to have to earn some of the growers trust again before some of these guys go to Port Elgin again. Hopefully they will bring back the payouts to their original levels of 2012 for the 2016 season. That would be a start & a big step in the right direction for this event. After all it's called pumpkinfest.

We look forward to seeing if they can & will step up for the 2016 weigh off.

Jane & Phil
General Discussion / Re: Port Elgin Results.
« Last post by Simon Southwell on October 05, 2015, 08:49:30 AM »
Hi Growers,

Awesome Sunday results but when I went on the link I only found the Sunday results. Where can I find the Saturday results?

Simon Southwell
General Discussion / A place to get a lifting ring
« Last post by Simon Southwell on October 05, 2015, 08:45:56 AM »
Hi Growers,

I was able to find a place to make a pumpkin lifting ring in Ontario. The name is S. Arbour Welding the address is 21955 Hwy 48, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0 their phone number is (905) 473-1045 their website is

Simon Southwell
General Discussion / Re: Port Elgin Results.
« Last post by Ryan H on October 04, 2015, 10:46:30 AM »
King Kline!

Somebody has to stop this guy. I think he's won 4 of the last 5 weigh offs he's attended. Podium finish on at least five straight weigh offs,  probably more if someone checked.

A good chance of the biggest pumpkin and squash in Canada on back to back years.

Quite impressive for growing up North. Thank God he didn't get a Kubota tractor 5 years ago. He'd be over 2000 pounds by now. 
General Discussion / Re: Port Elgin Results.
« Last post by cowpie on October 04, 2015, 10:18:13 AM »
Some great results there. I was following the results on line with minnows on my tongue (baited breath). :laugh: Two of the nicest guys in the hobby at the top of the leader board.
General Discussion / Re: Port Elgin Results.
« Last post by louis-claude on October 03, 2015, 06:52:39 PM »
Way to go Todd

all organic i guess ...
General Discussion / Re: Port Elgin Results.
« Last post by TheFireGuy on October 03, 2015, 04:11:58 PM »
Congratulations to Todd Kline, one of the GVGO's best growers and a new PB! A pumpkin weighing 1733.5 is a great accomplishment! How about Jeff Warner from way up north with a 2nd place pumpkin less than a pound below the Ontario record. Great job Jeff! You are moving your way up the ranks as one of best growers in Ontario. Chris Lyons is always a name you might expect to see near the top of a leaderboard. Great showing Chris! I have no idea how you grow such massive fruit given the fact your garden is over an hour drive from where you live. That result is from a true dedication you have for a hobby you obviously love.

I could keep going but I'll stop at the top 3. Great job everyone at PE! Congratulations to all that volunteered and participated.

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