Tag Archives: competition

Scatty Matty the School’s Last Hope

Plot:

Matilda “Matty” Trott had been tricked by her schoolmates into entering a contest to find the Rippley Rosebud.  All entrants were to be given tests not just of beauty, but of initiative.  The winner would accompany the reigning beauty queen the Rose of Rippley during the forthcoming carnival.

scatty matty

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Notes:

  • Artist: Antonio Borrell

Appeared:

  • Scatty Matty The School’s Last Hope – Bunty: #775 (18 November 1972) – #784 (20 January 1973).
  • Reprinted –  Bunty:  #1275 (19 June 1982) – #1284 (21 August 1984)

 

My Team’s the Best!

Plot

Megan Davis and Tessa Giles had been friends for years and both kept their ponies at the same stables. Then both girls were picked for the pony club horse trials teams – but each for a different team. Only the best team would compete at the arena competition. The girls promised this wouldn’t affect their friendship but  it was proving hard not to get competitive.

my team the best

Notes

  • Text Story
  • Spot art: Terry Aspin

Appeared

  • My Team’s the Best!  –  Mandy:  #1255 (2 February 1991) – #1266 (20 April 1991)

 

The Reluctant Beauty

Plot

Sandra Peach was tricked by Kaye, her younger sister, into entering a beauty contest which, much to her surprise. she won! Sandra agreed somewhat reluctantly to enter more contests, but only on condition that her university studies didn’t suffer.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Reluctant Beauty – Mandy: (?) – #127 (21 June 1969)

Hooray for the Holidays! [1969]

Plot

When the matron of Sunnydale Orphanage was injured in an accident if looked as if the girls’ holiday at Sandbay, would be cancelled. The girls, led by Jan Martin, were experts at winning trophies and prizes, and when Mrs Creech and her daughter, Lobelia, heard of this they offered to look after the girls, intending to keep the prizes for themselves.

Notes

Appeared

  • Hooray for the Holidays! – Mandy: #125 (7 June 1969) – #134 (9 August 1969)
  • Reprinted – Mandy: #494 (3 July 1976) – #503 (4 September 1976)

Wendy the Winner

Plot

Wendy Blake’s hobby is entering competitions and winning, though it can cause some problems!

Notes

  • Artist: Andy Tew

Appeared

  • Wendy the Winner – Mandy: #01 (21 January 1967) – #12 (8 April 1967)
  • Wendy the Winner (2) – Mandy: #362 (22 December 1973) – #372 (2 March 1974)
  • Wendy the Winner (3) – Mandy: #724 (29 November 1980) – #733 (31 January 1981)

Other Appearances:

The Tests of Terry

Plot

Terry Maxwell, a pupil at Blacktoun Secondary  Modern School, lived with her Aunt Hilda and had become interested in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. But Dusty Merton and Teddie Barnes, two tough girls at the same school, were determined to prevent Terry from winning the award and staff members of the school weren’t encouraging either.

tests for terry

Notes

Appeared

  • The Tests of Terry  – Mandy: circa #42 (4 November 1967) – (?)

Star of the Team

Plot

When Apple Heath Village decided to enter a team for the National Village Pony Competition, it could only get together three ponies and riders. But Mandrake the mule, the unlikely fourth member was soon to prove his worth.

star-of-the-team

Notes

Appeared

  • Star of the Team – Debbie: circa #227 (18 June 1977) – (?)

Best of Enemies [1983]

Plot

Jill Sands and Linda Kerr were both competing for the Soames Award at school. The prize included £1000 and both families needed the money. Jill and Linda had been best friends, but now they were both desperate to win the prize they no longer seemed to get on with each other.

Notes

  • Writer: Alison Christie (Fitt)

Appeared

  • Best of Enemies – Tracy: #186 (23 April 1983) – #199 (23 July 1983)
  • Reprinted – M&J: #273  (3 August 1996) – #287 (9 November 1996)