Linwood, Championship Trial
- Championship Trial
- Venue: Linwood
- Trial Held: 27 September 2003
Judge: JILL CARRUTHERS
Tracklayer’s: Le' New man & Arthur Jeal (4 days each) Martine Taylor & Lindsey Poole (as well as judging), gave us a day. Searches Gary Squi res
C&A Steward Le' New man
This is a fantastic venue beautiful scenery, delightful live stock! But the helpers are a terrific bunch of trialists. Thanks for making this such an enjoyable trial:- Jacquie West, a truly wonderful lady, cooks beautiful breakfasts & buns to order. Looking after my aged Mum & Dad too! "Melvin" Mr Cool, it's all sorted without a fuss, Mary for the scrummy flap jack. John Reynolds for obtaining the yummy puddings, John West & his merry men for the caravan removals!
The WD tracklayers were a very keen & experienced bunch. A very "BlG Thank You" to Le", Arthur, Lindsey & Martine. We saw some lovely tracking, thanks to all your hard work. Only witnessed one lot of ponies on poor Steve Fearon's track. Gary had never laid competition searches before, but with a "baptism of fire". L'e & Arthur giving him guidance he began to enjoy watching the dogs work & all were successful in this section. Hot hands or what! Thank you Gary you were willing the dogs to qualify. L'e scribed the C&A for me, she kept saying something about killing off the old one's first. I'm not too sure who she was referring to!
The WD team were great company. thank you for giving up your time for us. The weather was good & kind too, what more could you ask?
1st 192.5 GLENALPINE JED with Jean Howells. Jed was the first dog to work & made the whole test look easy. Track 85. Articles 20. Search 33.5, Control 33.5.Agility 20. Congratulations Jean on sorting out your Gremlins. He is brilliant as the marks reflect.
2nd 184.5 FLYNNTASTIC RED JAFF OF TARNFORCE with John Wykes. Nice steady track 86.5 + 20.3 from the search, 31 control 20 jumps. A very handsome dog (for a Collie)! Congratulations John & Jaff
3rd 173 ELECAMPAN E SPRUCE with Paula Harvey. A very confident track, found the search a bit testing, but there was no breeze to assist & in deep heather it is o easy. Control 32 & 20 jumps a well deserved WDex Oliver & Paula.
4tb 171.5 BRIDGEALPINE CASSI E with Kay Hanison. Super nosework, but squeaked in on the C&A.
171.5 LITTLE TAKA OF HARTSI-IILL & Tony Lockyer
167.5 PHARM PHRESH PHOEBE & Mary Bartlett
163 KINGSLODGE IN THE MOOD & Vana Moody
163 WAGGERLAN D QUAVER & Lorna East
154.5 MAES LIOI MISCHIEF MAKER & Sheila Watts
154 STYPERSON TAY & Maeve Weselby
146.5 CROESAUBACH COMET & Pearl Bray
Congratulations to the many helpers & competitors.
Judge: JOHN WEST
Tracklayers: John Reynolds, Len Newman, Linda Bowden, Lyn Watkins Stewards: (Search) June Coutts (Control)Lindsey Poole
I must start by giving a big Thank You to Poole DTS committee for my first appointment to judge ticket. A special Thank You to Mary and Melvin Drewitt who have given me this opportunity and support to judge at this level. I have worked at all levels at Poole and Mary and Melvin have always been successful in running excellent trials and this one was no exception. It takes an army of helpers to run all stakes and to keep them all going, the food was excellent including the evening meals headed by the always efficient Jacquie West (Thanks). All my track layers had success and all were highly experienced in laying tracks on the forest. A big Thank You for giving your time and expertise. June Coutts laid all the squares for the four days and unfortunately had to retrieve a number of article's back, sorry June but you kept me on my toes. Lindsey Poole kindly offered to do the control stewarding, Lindsey was not only her usual efficient self but was excellent company.
As I have said above the track layers and search square steward had to collect a number of article's themselves this I think is fairly normal for the forest but this year it was further enhanced by the long period of dry weather, competitors that qualified the nose work had good marks going into the control round. I feel that I set a fairly standard control round therefore all was achievable for maximum points. Thank You to all the competitors who entered under me.
1st Mrs. Val Upton, GLENALPINE VINNY (BC) 203.5. Excellent all round performance. Vinny certainly loves the forest. I believe this makes Vinny a W.T. Ch. (Subject to K.C. approval.)
2nd Mrs. Julie Atkins, W.T. Ch. GLENALPINE MATT (BC)l99.5. A terrific tussle with first only half a point between them after the nose work, the long jump was expensive.
3rd Mrs. Anne Bussey, ROMENO IF SIX WAS NINE (WSD) 196. Excellent for her first attempt at TDex, one more article out of the square and it could have been a different story.
4th Mr. Tony Lockyer, W.T.CH. HARTSHILL ROB (WS0)190. The best square of all on nose work, Rob finding the track a little more difficult.
Mrs. Ann Clarke, TARNEDGE SOLAR (Lab) 179.5.
Linda Newbold, LITTLE BRADLEY (X breed) 177.
Julia Skipp, SKIPAWAY ZORRO (X breed) 177.