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Venue: Dunholme

Trial Manager’s Report

Another successful trial over and there are several people to thank, so here goes.

Firstly, to Jan Sewell for being Trials Secretary and looking after the base. Thanks also to Bob, Annie and Jenny for their help with the catering.

Grateful thanks to the farmers and the groundsmen at the Lincolnshire Showground for letting us use their land; without their generosity we would not have a trial. Thanks also to the judges, for putting on fair tests and for being such good company over the four days; it is much appreciated. To all our tracklayers and stewards, you were brilliant as usual and make my job so much easier

Once again, Malcolm and Joan Snowden put several of us up at their house and special thanks must go to Joan, who was drafted in to judge the WD stake just 12 hours before the trial started. She thought I was joking when I met up with them on the Wednesday night, but on my way over to Lincoln had received a call from Joyce Hudson to say that she had taken ill, so we all mucked in to sort out a track pattern and articles.

I hope everyone enjoyed the trial, although the weather could have been a bit kinder to us on the Sunday.



Stake: CD


Steward: Jeff Poole

First of all I would like to thank the Society for the invitation to judge the CD stake.  Also Nigel Hines and all his helpers at base.

Thank you Jeff for stewarding, I had a great weekend, also the competitors for accepting my decisions on the dog.

Well done to the 8 qualifiers, to those who did not do it this time, a bit more work and it will come.

1st           J. Miller with FOXFOLD CO'ALITION, X, dog, 100 points, Q.  Congratulations, this young dog was a pleasure to watch.  They worked as a team.

2nd         J Weaver with LENWORTH BRYONY, Lab, B, 95 points, Q.  Well done, another good round.  Sendaway let you down today.

3rd          L Campbell with SELDOMSEEN SHEP, WSD, D, 92.5 points, Q.  Well done to you both, one of the best sendaways of the day.

4th          M Rogerson with STARDELL HEBE, BC, B, 92 points, Q.  Well done, nicely handled, just your sendaway let you down.

Also qualifying:

A Goodley with HOLLY COLLIE, 90 points

J Beverley with TRAJAN JAFFA, 84 points

B Draper with DECOYMANS PIPER ICEMAN, 81 points

H Mercer with STARDELL INDI, 81 points

Thanks again for a great weekend, all the best to everyone in the future.





Steward: Ann

Tracklayers: Jim Sewell, Ann

Thank you to Nigel and committee for asking me to judge. There was super fields with excellent conditions. Although bitterly cold it did not affect the dogs on Saturday but Sunday was even colder which did have a slight effect on the squares. The standard was very good with some lovely tracks and sendaways. Agility had a few blips. Those that did not qualify, keep trying - it should not be long.

Thank you to Jim and Alan for laying the tracks and Ann for putting out the squares, Jim also stewarded the C/A putting everyone at their ease. Thank you all for your time and good company. To Bob and his 'kitchen staff' thank you for all the goodies.

1st           Moira Rogerson. RIO was a worthy winner dropping 2 marks on the track. Squares and C&A were a pleasure to watch. Well done. Track 88 + 20. square 35 control 35 agility 20. 198 Q.

2nd         Jenny Holt. BROOK gave a good overall performance, just a little more work on H/W to tidy up and to channel the 'over keen' retrieve. Missing one article on the track was costly. 86 + 20: 31: 31.5: 19.5. 187 Q.

3rd          Jacqui Gibney BRYN'S track and square pulled the marks up from the basic C&A. just needs tidying up. Well done. 87 + 10: 32: 25: 14. 168 Q.

4th          Hilary Mercer. PENNY had a little problem with the track but her general work helped her to make the qualification. Well done. 76 + 10: 26: 32.5: 17.5. 162 Q.




Tracklayers:  Trevor Smith, Geoff Ball

Steward:  Andrea Lynd

When Nigel, the Trial Manager, rang 12 hours before the first competitor was due to report and said the WD judge was ill, and wouldn't be coming, and I would need to judge, I took some convincing that it wasn't a wind-up.  However, with such a short time to prepare for 39 dogs, it was full speed ahead to sort out a track pattern and gather 39 sets of articles.  I would like to thank Malc and Bob for sitting in the kitchen until 12 o'clock, helping to do this.  Thanks to Jan for running the base, Nigel for making sure everything ran smoothly, Trevor and Geoff for tracklaying, Andrea for square laying and control steward, and Bob, Anne and Jenny in the kitchen for keeping us well fed.

WD ran over 4 days; the tracking ground was fairly well grown winter wheat, the weather was bitterly cold and windy, but a good number of dogs completed the track.  I set up a straight-forward control round and sendaway, which most dogs did well.  At the end of the trial I ended up with 11 qualifiers.  Well done to you all.

1st             P Pearce with DUSTERS RAGAMUFFIN, WSD.  188 pts

2nd           S McBride with STAFTLY THUNDERBOLT, Lab-|Ret.  185 pts

3rd            L Reynolds with SARAMAK DANCING DIVA, WSD, 180.5 pts

4th            L Davies with MISTER MISFIT MONGREL, X-breed, 180.5 pts

Also qualified WDEx:

M Leewindon with LETS BOOGIE AT BRACOKELI, GSD, 179 pts

J Sayer with VILLAGE KING, GSP, 177½ pts

H Caird with BLACK HIPPOCRATES, Lab-Ret, 177 pts

B James with TYTRI KAY, BC, 175 pts

H Holt with TRACKMOOR'S TOLKIEN, GSD, 173 pts

P Pearce with WAGGERLAND KRISP, BC, 165.5 pts

R Cahill with BAYRIVER AMBUSH OF SALENZE, 171.5 pts

Qualified WD:

S Margreaves with SHADOWQUEST ATTA BOY, GSD, 151 pts




Tracklayers: Malc Snowden, Lol Campbell, Andy Magyar

Square Stewards: Jim Sewell, Rita Shields

Control Steward: Malc Snowden

Criminals:  Steve Lancashire, Tom Darby, Simon Bainbridge, Andy Magyar.

Many thanks to Lincoln and also to Nigel Hines for organising a good trial, and also thanks to Nigel for finding a very good Bed & Breakfast - it was a lovely place.  Thanks to Jan Sewell for sorting out the base and also many thanks to the tracklayers, control and PD steward.  But a big Thank You must go to the criminals - they were some of the best I have ever worked with. 

Also many thanks to Mick Tustain with Jotenheim VIP for having such good control of his dog on approaching the track.  As I was following behind him, I stumbled forward, meeting up with a pair of dark eyes.

1st             D Marchant - WAGGERLAND MURPHY, CDEx - TDEx, Q 302

2nd           G Brumpton - WTCh JUST WILLIAM, CDEx - TDEX, PDEx, Q 296

3rd            C Bourne - WTCh KAI'S KINDRED SPIRIT, CDEx - TDEx, PDEx, Q 292

4th            R Roberts - WTCh LITTLE BART. CDEx - TDEx, PDEx

Also qualified:






Best manwork trophy:  D Marchant - WTCh WAGGERLAND MISTER JAKE, CDEx - TDEx, PDEx

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