On Wednesday 4th May, SSOS hosted the 2022 Invitational Challenge (aka the Three Club Challenge), held annually in May. It is an autumn flowering competition run between three south eastern district clubs – Dandenong and District Orchid Club (DDOC), Mornington Peninsula Orchid Society (MPOS) and Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS).
The Challenge winner for 2022 was the host club SSOS on 164 points. MPOS came second on 120 points and DDOC third with 53 points.
- Sectional Winner for the Novice Section went to SSOS with 45 points, MPOS with 6 points and DDOC with 4 points.
- Sectional Winner for the Intermediate Section went to SSOS with 50 points, MPOS with 12 points and DDOC with 0 points.
- Sectional Winner for the Open Section went to MPOS with 102 points, second was SSOS with 69 points and DDOC was third with 49 points.
It was a long-time coming to hold this event with the past two years cancelled because of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The Champions of the 2022 show are:
- Champion of the Show, Champion Any Other Hybrid, Npp Memoria Jimmy Little ‘Pop’ x Kiwi Choice ‘Florafest’ [Grower: L Bunning, SSOS]
- Reserve Champion, Champion Any Other Species, Gomesa uniflora ‘Lorraine’ [Grower: C Trainor, SSOS]
You can view the full list of Champions and class winners on our Three Club Challenge 2022 page.
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