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STAKE: CD

Judge: DAVE MARCHANT

Steward: Heather Cook

Thank you to Midland Counties for the invitation to judge. Andy, Wendy and everyone involved in running this trial do a brilliant job; we were well looked after, nothing being too much trouble - thank you. Congratulations in finding a new base at the Snooty Fox; the food was delicious and the staff very helpful, and it was certainly a lot warmer!

Thank you to Heather for stewarding and looking after me for the two days. We were very lucky with the weather, although forecast for rain, it stayed dry with a bit of sun and a light wind.

Thank you to all the competitors for entering under me. I was pleased with the overall standard and enjoyed judging you.

The successful teams on the day were;-

1st 100, Q CDEx, Wendy Beasley and STARDELL LUNAR, BC. This was a lovely round to watch, Lunar didn’t put a paw wrong, she worked her socks off for you. I am sure you will have great success and fun with her. Best wishes for the future.

2nd 92.5, Q CDEx, Jeff Poole and FIRCROFT CASHEL, GSD. Another lovely round from Jeff and Cash. No return on the scale was unfortunate today but I am sure will only be a temporary blip for this experienced handler. Again, I think you will have some great times with this dog and wish you the best for the future.

3rd 88.5, Q CDEx, John Phillips and WESTMIDS WANDERER, GSD. Well done, John, not much wrong here, just an article short from the square relegating you to third place. Best wishes.

4th 85.5, Q CDEx, Sharon Perez and MY BOY KAI, WSD. Well done, Sharon and Kai. Heelwork was your weakness today, the rest was very nice. Good luck for the future.

Also qualifying CDEx:

83, Paul Beasley and STARDELL SPICA, BC. Litter brother to the winner. Lovely team, good luck for the future.

Qualifying CD:

74.5, Val Isherwood and DUSTERS TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, WSD. Well done, Val and Seven, almost there. I believe you also qualified UDEx the day before. Congratulations.

 

STAKE: UD

Judge: VANA MOODY

TRACKLAYERS: Thurs/Fri - David Waite, Barrie James; Sat - David, Joan Snowden

Square Steward: Diane

C/A Steward: David

Due to Lynne Bakers’ illness and subsequent death, I swapped appointments to judge this year, hoping she would be able to fulfil next year’s, but sadly this was not to be for her. Rest in Peace, Lynne, we miss you.

Thanks to the society for asking me, although under sad circumstances. Thanks also to Andy and Wendy Magyar for their hard work before during and after the trial and their great company. My square steward Diane, her first time laying competition squares, was brilliant, good company, and obviously ‘smelly’ as there were not too many articles left for her to retrieve. Thank you, Diane.

David called C/A in his usual impeccable style, with all competitors given the same instructions.

Tracks were laid as I asked by all my tracklayers. To Jan Darby in base, making sure everyone was sent to the right places at the right time, and keeping the scoreboard up to date - thank you all for your time and excellent company. Also Wendy with the unenviable job of filling the bags for all the helpers, and writing certificates. If I have not mentioned everyone I apologize - you all ran a great trial, especially with Andy finding a super base at The Snooty Fox

1st Sue Ashby with THE TITAN, 197, Q. The marks tell the story, a superb professional round. Well done and well deserved.

2nd Julie Atkins with GLENALPINE REG, 185.5, Q. Another super round. The long jump and missing one in the square were costly today, otherwise a brilliant round, losing only 0.5 in control. Well Done

3rd Sheila Tannert with STYPERSON CLEO, 182, Q. Lovely to see controlled enthusiasm; no return over the scale today, lovely to watch. Well done

4th Val Isherwood with DUSTERS TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, 168.5, Q. We held our breath on the track but you made a good recovery. Well done

Also Qualifying UDEx:

Tricia Harding, RUSHBOTTOM RIVERROTTER, 165. Nicely handled, well done.

Chris Stewart, ANGELWISHES ARIEL OF NATURE, 162. A few hairy moments but you made it. Well done

Qualifying UD:

Julie Paul with KENMILLIX I’M YOUR MAN

Shirley Frankcom with VAPRESTO DISCOVERY

I enjoyed watching your dogs; those who did not make it, with a little more work in some areas you won’t be long.

A word of advice - before going onto the field to work make sure your pockets are empty, especially of FOOD!!!!!!

Thank you all for allowing me to judge you and accepting my decisions and good luck in the future

 

STAKE: WD

Judge: RON JAQUES

Track Layers: Gary Talbot, Tom Darby. Andrea Lynd and Sheila Tannert.

Steward: Paula Jaques

Thanks to Midland Counties for the invitation to judge the WD stake. Thank you to Andy and Wendy Magyar and all their team for a superbly run trial, with a super new base and good tracking land. Thanks to all my tracklayers, who did a brilliant job, and to Paula for laying the squares and stewarding the C/A.

The weather was very good to us and the tracking land was stubble with lots of green growth, giving all dogs a good chance. The control field was very prickly and with a liberal sprinkling of cow pats. We did our best to pick the clean bits and competitors coped very well.

37 entered and 34 ran over 4 days.

1st Glenys Page with BRIGLEN JOSS, BC, 192.5. Very well done, super all round performance.

2nd Jenny Orchard with WILLOWY WHISPER OF TADMARTON, Lab, 186.5. Very well done.

3rd Lol Campbell with SELDOMSEEN SHEP, WSD, 185. Well done.

4th Ann Clarke with STYPERSON QUINCEY, Lab, 183.5. Well done.

Also qualifying WDEx:

Pat Herbert with GLENALPINE MOO, 178

Moira Rogerson with XANDOAS CHANCE, 171

Sharon Carter with IVYMOOR SOLID GOLD, 169

Glenys Page with BILKOS GLORY, 167

Polly Thomas with POLLGINA GLADYS GLADSOME, 166.5

F Atkin with BLEDRI OF STEPASIDE, 164.5

Qualifying WD:

S Austin with SH Ch GHYLLBECK ANTHEMIS OF ISHEERA, 158

 

STAKE: PD

Judge: GRAHAM REANEY

Tracklayers: Linda Newbold, Pat Herbert

Square Steward: Janette Sayer

Steward: Linda Newbold

Scribe: Laura Bardwell

Criminals: Tom Davis, Steve Lancashire, Vic Snook, Nigel Hines, Anthony Snook

Thank you to Midland Counties for the invitation to judge PD at their Championship Trial; thanks also go to Andy Magyar and his entire team, who worked tirelessly to ensure everything was in place and on time as and when required. I often wonder how we would manage in our sport without the likes of Andy and Wendy Magyar, Tom and Jan Darby who do not work dogs but seem to be present at most trials working for all our benefit.

Thanks also to my team named above, who did all I asked to give the competitors every chance to get the best from their dogs, and of course thanks to the competitors who accepted my decisions sporting manner.

A special thanks must go to the criminals, who probably had a bigger input in the PD round than you would imagine; they came up with the ideas and I developed the round; they supplied and created all the equipment and built it on the morning - no mean task, taking three hours of hard work.

The PD round started with the recall, with the competitor not knowing whether they were doing the chase or recall until they were told to recall their dog; this was followed by the test of courage requiring the dog (some seventy yards from the handler) to enter a black tunnel with a ninety degree bend into a small enclosed area with five criminals using a gun, air horn, rattle and water.

This was followed by the chase, then the quarter, the last hide having two criminals, one in view and one hidden. Most competitors did not realise he was there and in a real situation would have been attacked. Then finally, the search and escort. (The round was of course a lockout).

1st Jeff Poole and WTCh LATCHETS BOSS. Nosework 94, Control 27, Jumps 14.5, Patrol 142, Total 277.5. Boss was rather noisy and headstrong at times, but Jeff kept control and turned in a first class patrol round to win a well earned Ticket.

2nd Wendy Beasley and WTCh GLENALPINE PHOEBE OF STARDELL. 91.5,32, 15, 119, Total 257.5. Another first class performance, however the test of courage proved to be the stumbling block today, probably confusion being the problem more than fear. A well earned Reserve Ticket.

3rd John Wykes and WTCh FLYNNTASTIC RED JAFF OF TARNFORCE. Just not John’s weekend. 259.5, NQ.

4th Manda McLellan and ASTRA STORM. Another hard luck story, just not gaining enough marks in the patrol round the recall proving very expensive.

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