CCPC- Rules & Scoring Procedure

Rules for the Central Coast Pruning Competition competitors:

  1. All competitors need to sign in and be ready to compete by 8:30 am on February 28th
  2. Gloves, eye protection and boots must be worn by all competitors while pruning
  3. Winners must be present at awards ceremony. If a winner is not present; the place and prize will go to the person with next best score

 

Scoring Process:

  1. Each contestant will be assigned a judge and 6 cordon trained vines to spur prune to 2 buds
  2. The judge will time the contestant as they prune their assigned vines, contestant should announce when they are done and step back from the row. The Judge will then stop the timer
  3. The Judge will then go through and score each vine
    1. DOCKED POINTS:
      • Debris: any debris (canes, mummies, suckers) left on or around vine. All debris should be left in the center of the row
      • ┬áIncorrect cut angle, location or proximity to bud
      • Grape Pruning Diagram
      • Double Spurs
      • Suckers left on the vine
      • Missed canes
      • Pruner damaged spur
    2. BONUS POINTS:
      • Replacement cane
      • Replacement spur
  4. Time and score cards will be turned in and calculated
  5. Top 8 scorers will go into the “Prune Off” round: these contestants will prune 6 more vines