Border Collie Club of Ireland
UD, WD, TD Stakes
Judge: BARRY HARVEY
Trials Manager Judith Owens
UD Judith Owens and Jenny Hickey
WD Steve Fearon and Jenny Hickey
TD Rita Moloney
Searche Stewards: Friday Julie Holmes
Sat and Sun Mary Owens
C and A Stewards: Friday Julie Holmes
Sat and Sun Riona Kilbride
UD Stake 4 entries
1st D Collie with COLLIEWOOD BROWN EYES BLUE BC Bitch Qual. 191.5
An excellent nosework round only losing 3 marks winning the best track award.
This was the only dog to qualify
WD Stake 7 entries
1st Janet Mcgloughlin Minch with DUBLIN CITY SPECIAL Xbreed Dog Qual 183.5
2nd Miaim Lyons with TAMERRYE MARANELLO BC B Qual 183
3rd Vicky Dixon with BLINK AND YOU'VE MISSED IT X Breed B Qual 183
4th Jeff Poole with MANPOL ROBYN GSD B Qual 177.5
The award for the Best track in this stake went to Marjorie Briggs with her Wiemeramer Dog TRILITE PRIVATE RYAN
There was no run off to decide second place as Vicky had worked on the previous day and was not available.
TD Stake 8 entries
1st Judith Owens with WTCH FIRCROFT DOON BC D Qual 211.5
2nd Miriam Lyons with WTCH KAYLION SHEEFA WSD B Qual 211.5
3rd Ann Collen with TESSA OF TANTRUM Cross GWP B Qual 206
4th Jeff Poole with LATCHETS BOSS GSD D Qual 203.5
The run off for first place was a search square. The articles used were quite small being one of the original articles cut into four pieces. I was really pleased with the high standard of work from both the dogs each finding and retrieving three articles.
Judith worked first and obtained 26 marks . Miriams dog found three articles but lost marks by not cleanly retrieving them and obtained 24marks.
I would like to thank everybody who worked to make the trial a success especially
Rita Molony who laid all the TD tracks ensuring that every competitor had equal opportunity to succeed .With eight competitors in the stake and two spares to lay I am still not sure how she managed to lay 13.25 tracks over the two day other than to say that some were started and then started again and others had to be laid again when a friendly farmer walked into the field and joined her on the sixth leg to ask" how's it going ?"
My C and A Steward was the CD Judge Riona Kilbride who grew in confidence as the trial progressed . Day one saw her asking if she was "stewarding OK". Day two produced the statement "I wouldn't have given her that may". We agreed in the end to compromise and as it was my test she allowed me to mark it. Riona was a first class steward giving clear and concise instructions to each and every competitor which makes judging so much easier.
Thanks once again to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a successful and enjoyable weekend.