Tuesday, 22 January 2013

British Seed House at the BTME

The Bigga Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) is Europes leading showcase for turf professional.

Firmly established as Europe's foremost turf care show, this superb event takes place from 22-24 January 2013 at Harrogate International Centre over three vibrant days in which Harrogate, UK, becomes the heart of the turf care industry - meaning unbeatable networking opportunities.

Open times: 9am-5pm Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd and 9am-4pm Thursday 24th January 2013.

I was contacted by the British Seed House to paint a Subbuteo team featuring their logo. I was very keen on their idea as they wanted to use the team in a penalty shoot-out display for their REAL Grass Subbuteo Pitch. 

The following is an extract from their website:


British Seed Houses is looking to put an extra ‘kick’ into its stand at BTME by staging a penalty shoot-out competition on a Subbuteo-size soccer pitch made up of real grass!

The UK’s largest privately-owned grass seed company is offering 40 kilos of the bentgrass of their choice to the winner of the competition, which will take place over the three days of the show in January.

The pitch is being grown on one of BSH’s cultivars, with timing critical to have it in best condition for ‘the big kick-off’.

“Visitors to our stand, A45 in Hall A, will be invited to take five penalties against their favourite BSH representative. The highest score over the three days will win,” said Richard Brown, Amenity Sales Manager for BSH.

In the event of a tie the names will be put into the BSH BTME Penalty Shoot-Out trophy and the winner drawn from there.

Richard, who is acting as ‘head groundsman’ for the pitch, said: “It’s a labour of love to get the pitch ready. I’m monitoring it regularly and every few days give it a trim with a pair of clippers. “In the meantime, my colleagues have been practising being goalkeeper, with varying degrees of success. No-one has yet shown themselves to be the table football equivalent of Peter Schmeichel or Gordon Banks!”

Here is the team:

Every figure and team is 100% Hand painted and created by Terry Lee - Subbuteo Art.

If you would like this figure, any team or a custom figure of you choosing please contact me at:

Email: tecalee@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter: @SubbuteoArt

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