EC Working Test 2016

Open Qualifier

19th March 2016
at Nacton Decoys, Nacton, Ipswich
by kind permission of John Norris
Judges: Phil Askew, Jenny Hankey, Gary Vidler
1stOverthwarts BerwickAndy Wright
2ndEchobrook DexsterJacqui Crew
3rdTildaross ArdenLee Hayman
Winner of the trophy for Youngest Dog in the Awards
4thSpiralline FianoLindsay Hudson
CoMApralline Chardonnay of WittinsmeadPeter Elmy
CoMCasblaidd Quill HoganJacqui Crew

Special Puppy, Novice and Veteran

9th April 2016
at Nacton Decoys, Nacton, Ipswich
by kind permission of John Norris
Judges: Peter Fulcher, Peter Elmy and Phil Askew
The ground at Nacton covers everything, woodland, grassland, reeds/watermeadow and water, making the tests challenging. One particular “mark” in the woods was the undoing of several dogs.

Judged by Peter Fulcher, Peter Elmy and Phil Askew, a good field of 10 Special Puppy, 21 Novice and 7 Veterans did well to brave the weather on what was a very wet day!!

Thanks to all that helped, made cakes etc and a special thanks to John Bowtell who made the lunch. Also to our sponsors, Skinners and Sporting Saint.
S/P Results
1stHitowngreen PeregrineVerity Easey
2ndHitowngreen FalconJane Sawyer
3rdHowlandwood ObsidianLindsay Hudson
Novice Results
1stGarrethall QuorrelCaroline Heasman
2ndBellspaddle KnapperSharon Dingle
3rdHitowngreen Maggie MayVerity Easey
CoMStauntonvale Heathy LeaJulia Reed
CoMSurprise is GoldenAndy Ince
Veteran Results
1stGarrethall OukaLiz Ingram
2ndKenmilquin LarssonPeter Childs
3rdAlmshoebury Persuasion of RiverlilyAbby Crawley
Caroline Heasman, Verity Easey and Liz Ingram

Open Finals Working Test

18th June 2016
at Woolney Hall, Creeting St Mary, Stowmarket
by kind permission of Terry and Jenny Prentice
Judges: Glynis Hillier, Tom Lowe

We were very fortunate to once again go to the lovely setting and exciting grounds of Woolney Hall, Creeting St Mary by kind invitation of Terry and Jenny Prentice. The day was made even more special as Roger and Wendy Skinner were able to join us. Glynis Hillier and Tom Lowe were our judges and each took two teams to complete in two tests before they swapped over. They all came together thereafter for the water challenge, at which each team came up separately and decided which dog would take one of 4 blinds in turn across different parts of the water, varying in difficulty and length. At the end of this everybody enjoyed a lovely lunch organised by Sarah Bond. Wendy Skinner did us the honour of presenting the awards and a bag of dog food was generously donated by Skinners for each of the competitiors

1stHerts, Beds and Bucks
2ndKent and East Sussex
3rdSurrey, W Sussex and Hants
4thEastern Counties
Top Individual Dog
Garrethall Ouka handled by Liz Ingram
Judges Choice
Helnorall Columbo of Birdsmill handled by L Bird

Novice Sugar Beet

16th July 2016
at Loose Hall, Hitcham
by kind permission of Loose Hall Farms Ltd.
Judges: Liz Ingram, Peter Hammond

Our Novice Sugar Beet Test was held at Loose Hall, Hitcham, by kind permission of Loose Hall Farms Ltd. Peter Hammond and Liz Ingram judged the day and there was a very good standard of dog work to enjoy. The retrieves were gradually made more testing making use the white grass and trees along side the beet to encourage the dogs to hunt and show what they could do. This was a very enjoyable day.

1stBirdsgreen Thembi of SpurgateBrian Chesser
Also Best Marking Dog
2ndSurprise is GoldenAndy Ince
3rdMalshinga BhutanArthur Cook
4thSpiralline FianoLindsay Hudson
CoMHitowngreen Peregrine and Hitowngreen Kite Verity Easey
Also Youngest Dogs in the Awards
CoMStauntonvale Heathy LeaJulia Reed

Open Sugar Beet

13th August 2016
at Tendering Hall, Stoke By Nayland
by kind permission of Mrs E Holden
Judges: Phil Askew, Doug Laflin
1stGarrethall OukaLiz Ingram
Also Best Marking Dog
2ndEchobrook DexsterJacqui Crew
3rdHitowngreen EbonyVerity Easey
4thBurntcombe BuffyFiona Milne
CoMHitowngreen Peregrine and Hitowngreen Kite Verity Easey
Also Youngest Dogs in the Awards
CoMHitowngreen Sweet WilliamPeter Fulcher
CoMSurprise is GoldenAndy Ince