By Bronwyn Roberts
1st Philip Brown with Abbottshall Mosquito
2nd Neil Dutton with Crosstone Baccart
Certificate of merits –
- Neil Dutton with Artistryn Glencamus Oshen Warrior
- Carole Hopper with Clayneal Chicago of Ronorabrook
- John Benyon with Hulton Wood Hazel
- Bob Clay with Laura Tara Tiara of Oncote
1st Stephen Le Voi with Maderablanca Amarillo
2nd Devina Long with kentredecim Sunset Dream
3rd Jacqui Eyre with Highhouse Bran
Certificate of merits –
- Suzanne Bailye with Artistryn Usha
- Wesley Travis with Brackenbird Lucas
- Paul Brown with Tewellers Freya of Fenway
The winner of the Ernie Bradshaw memorial trophy for scoring the highest mark on the day is Stephen Le Voi with Maderablanca Amarillo scoring 75 out of 80
Thanks to our hosts Mr & Mrs R. Davies-Cooke for allowing us to use their beautiful ground.
Also a big thanks to our wonderful judges John Yarwood, Ken Littlemore, Mervyn Dixon & Mike Bradbury and to all the dummy throwers and helpers who made it all run smoothly.
Also a big thank you to our sponsors CSJ canine feeds www.csjk9.com
By Alan Rees
The 17th Skinners’ Retriever World Cup event took place at Hamstead Park,
over last weekend, with 15 International Teams competing, including Russia
for the first time.
It was a keenly contested competition of extremely challenging retrieves,
over two days. Scotland ran out winners for the very first time, Ireland
took second place with England in third place.
Wales had mixed fortunes and ended up in 8th place overall, with:
- Alan Rees’ young dog Fendawood Ecclestone at Delfryd amassing 161 points
- Haydn Willmott’s Stykes Boy Llangynidr on 158 points
- David Thomas’ Morglesmissy on 149 points – in his first international competition
- Jamie Bettinson’s F.T.Ch. Cynhinfa Ladislav on 128 points.
As we now look forward to the Four Nations Challenge at Scone Palace, Perth
and the Game Fair at Ragley Hall, I would like to express a big thank you,
on behalf of the Welsh Team, to Ceri, Phil and CSJ for your continued
Wales Gundog Team Captain
By Alison Sorely
Strathmore Working Gundog Club held a charity test on 12th May 2018 on behalf of CSJ for Hearing dogs for deaf people and the Scottish gundog fraternity are in full support of this event. It is really good to see Ceri & Phil when they do come up, but sometimes due to work commitments they are unable too , but they still donate all the prizes to the winners and judges many thanks again.
The Total raised was £570 thanks to all the committee and members who came along and supported this charity .
1st I Lohour – Auchencloch My Way
2nd T Smith -Lousenga Bud of Craighorn
3rd G Spacey – Gallowridge Craggie
1st L Sanaghan – Julval Ava
2nd K McLeod – Moonziehill Beannach
3rd A Downie – Hawksgarth Minnesota of Muirdrum
1st J Nicol- Belniden Delta
2nd L Jackson -Danny
3rd E Munro-Ferguson – Levenghyl Jacana of Abbottshall
Well done to all !
Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland, the four nations challenge and
The Game Fair, Ragley Hall, the Home International.
The Team –
- Aled Jones E.S.S. Dog Barcudwen Mambo
- David Williams E.S.S. Dog Edwardiana Howdee
- Aled Jones E.S.S. Bitch Barcudwen Molly
- David Williams E.S.S. Bitch Edwardiana Breeze
- Paul Roberts E.S.S. Bitch Chrissy Brookrea
A very big thank you to our judges Dai Lloyd and Nick Davies.
A huge thank you to Ceri, Phil and CSJ for their continued support.
Wales have named their team for the Skinner’s World Cup Retriever Working Test to be held on 12th & 13th May 2018, at Hamsted Park, Berkshire.
After dogs and handlers were put through their paces at Bridgecroft Kennels on two separate occasions, overlooked by Mark Bettinson and Roger Phillips, the team was announced as follows –
- 1 Hayden Willmott
- 2 David Thomas
- 3 Alan Rees
- 4 Jamie Bettinson
- A big thank you to Ceri and Phil, of CSJ, once again for sponsoring the Team
Alan Rees (on behalf of the team).
By Dougie Gibson*
Here are the prize winners of the three field trials you kindly supported:
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Shows winner, Willie Drummond, making his dog up to a FTCh, with 2nd Andrew Cunningham, left and 3rd Davie Wilson right with judges Richard Claydon and Jim Adamson
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Shows winner Billy Sankey (his first ever win at a trial), 2nd Dougie Gibson right (me) and 3rd Alan Sankey with Judges Eddie Scott and Willie Drummond
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Shows winner Kim Varty with handler Ian Openshaw and judges John Dickson and Richard Claydon
A big thanks for supporting the trials.
*Dougie Gibson has taken on the task of Spaniel Secretary for the Scottish Gundog Association (SGA) as well as secretary for the Highland Gundog Club and SGA.