Tow Law, Championship Trial
- Championship Trial
- Venue: Tow Law
- Trial Held: 29 October 1989
- WD Stake
Judge: JACQUI GIBNEY
Tracklayers: Andrea Lynd, Harry Abbott Control & Agility Steward: Moira Rogerson
Many apologies for the lateness of this report, I offer apologies to the Society and the competitors - I honestly thought! had completed it before Christmas but obviously had a serious case of brain death to contend with. 42 Entries Most Ran I set a straightforward track pattern, taking into consideration the inclement weather often experienced and variable tracking ground, size of fields etc. In the event, I was pleased as the winds were phenomenal, it was the coldest weekend we have experienced this winter to date. We also had constant driving rain and fog and it was B. cold!
As always there were hard luck stories but most teams made a good anempt at the nosework and there were 15 qualifiers at the end of the trial.
1st. Dennis Morris LORD DENAN (GSD) 191 Working standard was excellent throughout. The handler (at the time) was inexperienced, but the dog was brilliant and helped him through the nosework. CIA was excellent.
2nd.Jean Cooke WAGGERLAND JAZZ (WSD) 191 This is the dog Jean has been waiting for and she deserves it, the teamwork was super. A well deserved place - Jazz made it all look so easy - just a linle polish for a ticket Jean!
3rd. Carol Hall DRINGHOE ISLA (GSD) 190 (Training with Moira my steward caused consternation when the dog presented the dumbellto Moira rather than Carol) but, this is a super bitch who has done so well since her C.D.ex. at Lincoln earlier that year. The dog works very well inspite of the handlers nerves.
Fred Boulton NENEVALE UTA (GT. Schnauzer) 165'12.
Damien Chadwick TORLOCK BRIGAND CHIEF (WSD) 18211112.
P.C. Shotton (C.C. Northumbria) AXLE OF NORTHUMBRIA 171.
Alan Grace VIKKAS OCTAVIA 174 11112. Pete Hodgkins KARL OF KILLERBY (LAB) 172'12. In spite of considerable interference from the farm terrier on the nosework. Well done.
Pauline Jefferey BONZER BOBBY 163. Helen Kelly ALLANKEE HIGH VELOCITY (GSD) 171 (I nearly bought this dog home with me!)
Jim Luke MAJOR FORCE (GSD) 149 W.O. J. Macgregor AVONTOUNS DILYS (GSD) 1781/2.
J. McQueen ALEXANDER OF JAMELLE 175 Another WSD (Man/dog relationship to be envied). George Trudt HERR SILBER OF DRYFE (WEIM) 1661/2.
P. TurnerWINTERBURN GLEN (BC) 176. Worked in the most difficult of tracking conditions - wind/rain/fog/on a hill - but the dog never stopped working a really impressive attitude.
Best Nosework to Tony Orchard and BURNAWAY UPLOW (GSD) after a run off, on an unusual search square consisting of.a piece of rope, a piece of chain, a metal food bowl and a tracking pole. Tony's dog got them all in 4 minutes. Well done.
Thanks to everyone involved, particularly those who pulled the judges car out of a ditch on Sunday afternoon. See you all· around the trials.