Congratulations to the Wales Team – 3rd place at Skinners Gundog International 2016

By Alan Rees

Alan Rees

The Skinners Gundog International for Retrievers was held this year at Englesfield, near Reading on the 14th and 15th May, 2016. There were 15 international teams entered, with 4 retrievers per team; Wales, ably lead by Mark Bettinson, had suffered the late withdrawal of Alan Rees, with FTCh Jobeshill Ragnar of Flypatch. The Wales team competing were

  1. Mark Bettinson
  2. Jammie Bettinson
  3. Nigel Probert
  4. Craig Perry.

After a very difficult and challenging first day Wales rallied on the second day to end up in a creditable 3rd place overall. Winners of the event were Holland on 648 points, second place went to England on 636 points and Wales register a very creditable 620 points. In his first World Cup event Nigel Probert scored 159 points out of a possible 200 (79.5%), Craig Perry scored 156 (78%), Jamie Bettinson scored 153 (76.5%) and Mark Bettinson scored 152 (76%) out of 200. This was achieved on a very difficult and demanding course.

A very big Thank you to CSJ for their continued, invaluable sponsorship of the team.

Alan Rees


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