Satley, Championship Trial
- Championship Trial
- Venue: Satley
- Trial Held: 03 October 2004
Judge: TONY LOCKYER
Tracklayers: Sue Ashby, Andrea Lynd, Penny Pritchard, Stue Mcqueen, Lol Campbell and Pete Hodgkins
Stewards: Search & Control: Pete Morley.
56 entries, 52 competed
My apologies to all concerned at North East, my paper work is always late but I really did think I had sent this in!!
I had a wonderful time at Satley, great company, brilliant food and judging good dogs, what more could one want.
Thank you to North East for the invitation, to all my tracklayers, especially to Sue who, despite her fears over what my pattern might be, laid all the early morning tracks and drew the short straw as regards the weather, to Pete Morley for a six day marathon, all squares were laid as I wanted and of 208 articles placed over the five days of nosework Pete recovered the 57 that the dogs left, he then stewarded for me all day Sunday.
Thanks also to Pat Nelson for the food boxes in the fields, they were very much appreciated, and to her and Dennis for loaning their caravan to a complete novice and sorting out the problems I got myself into, I just hope I did not do too much damage.
Lastly and by no means least thanks to Carol Hall as Trials Manager, everything was well thought out and went without a hitch.
The first two teams to compete really set the standard with Tracy Parks getting 3 & 4 for 150 and then Stan Banks on 161.5 staying out in front all week, several teams pushed hard on the track mark but article recovery was not so good until Friday when Dave Marchant came to within one point.
We went in to the control day with the top ten dogs from 146 upwards and five of them above 150.
1st And C.C. Dave Marchant with WAGGERLAND MISTER JAKE. T.D. ex. P.D. ex. 209. 1st Ticket for this team, polish up the heelwork Dave.
2nd And Res C.C. Stan Banks with TAG VENTURE. T.D. ex P.D. ex 207. lost out on the speak and sendaway.
3rd Linda Newbold and LITTLE BRADLEY C.D.ex. T.D.ex. 202. third place after nosework and hung on to it.
4th J Hebdon and JAYBIRD FLEET OF FOOT. 198.5. Pulled up from sixth place with a good control round and best sendaway mark.
Sheila Tannert, STYPERSON TERN. 192
Helen Kelly, GLENFOOT SHOOTING STAR. 190
Lorna Cottier, W.T.CH MELNOLA JAZZLAND. 188
Julie Atkins, W.T.CH GLENALPINE MATT 186.5
Maeve Weselby, STYPERSONM MILLIE 184
Barry Gilbert, LAETARE DAY JAVU 179.5.
The weather was cold, a bitter wind, some rain and some snow flurries, but in the main it stayed dry.