EC Working Test 2018

Open Qualifier

3th March 2018
at Nacton Decoys, Nacton, Ipswich
by kind permission of John Norris
Judges: Roger Ketley, Julia Reed
NB: The top four dogs in the awards are eligible to be asked to represent the EC Branch in the UGS Working Test Finals, which is being run by the Kent and East Sussex this year.
1stMitforton NutmegMike Flemming
2ndHitowngreen KiteVerity Easey
3rdBrocklaghs DervlaJim Collins
4thBellspaddle KnapperSharon Dingle
CoMBrocklaghs ForbaJim Collins
Youngest Dog in the Awards

Special Puppy, Novice and Veteran

7th April 2018
at Nacton Decoys, Nacton, Ipswich
by kind permission of John Norris
Judges: Glynis Hillier, Peter Elmy, Julia Reed
S/P Results
1stOverthwarts BiltonKeith Foster
2ndLaggengill Glen at SaxthorpeKaren Hurst
3rdOperative Officer of HadfeldaR Cresswell
4thTashwarne JasmineKim Prentice
Novice Results
1stFencing FionaAndy Ince
2ndBarrendale Rocky of TeywillowJackie Smith
3rdBirdsgreen Evening FlightVal Anderton
4thWindward WagtailR Blanch
Veteran Results
1stGarrethall OukaLiz Ingram
2ndOverthwarts OliveM Schiller
3rdHalvergate Silver CloudBilly Frosdick

Novice Sugar Beet

21st July 2018
at Loose Hall Farm, Hitcham
by kind permission of Loose Hall Farms Ltd.
Judges: Sam Morley Riches, Russell Gooding

1stLavanthill LucyMike Fleming
also Youngest Dogs in the Awards
2ndHitowngreen FalconJane Sawyer
3rdBellspaddle OttoJo Rollinson
4thBrockaghs FianaitMike Lawrence
CoMMacMillane Spar LadTracey Crowe
CoMWindward WagtailRichard Blanch
Best Marking Dog, Copperwheat Harvey, Andy Cooper

Open Sugar Beet

4th August 2018
at Loose Hall Farms, Hitcham Ltd.
by kind permission of Loose Hall Farms Ltd.
Judges: Tom Lowe, Arthur Cook

We are indebted to Kevin Easey and Loose Hall Farms for stepping up when the original venue’s Sugar Beet hadn’t grown sufficiently because of the lack of rain.

22 dogs ran under judges Tom Lowe and Arthur Cook in reasonable conditions, warm but with a nice breeze and light cloud cover. Ground scent wasn’t brilliant but a good breeze helped the dogs. The morning consisted of long long marks, two in front for the first round, one right off the end of the line for the second round and an extremely long mark, thrown by strong arm Mick Elsey for the last retrieve of the morning. After lunch it had warmed up a bit and the competitors were kept in the shade, going in one at a time under each judge for a blind and a mark (Arthur) and two blinds in stubble (Tom).

A good day had by all, nice atmosphere in the gallery, excellent catering by Sarah Bond assisted by John Bowtell. Thanks to all the helpers, judges and to our sponsors Dog & Field and Skinners, it was particularly nice to have Colin and Jo from Dog & Field with us all day. Special thanks to Peter Fulcher our WT/FT Secretary, so laid back he’s almost horizontal!!

1stBirdsgreen Thembi of SpurgateBrian Chesser
Also Best Marking Dog
2ndBrockaghs FionnualaSue Palmer handled by Jim Collins
3rdBrockaghs ForbaJim Collins
4thBellspaddle Otto Jo Rollinson
CoMStauntonvale Heathy Lea Julia Reed
CoMOverthwarts BiltonKeith Foster

2018 Sponsors

The 2018 UGS-EC Gundog Working Test is kindly sponsored by Dog and Field and Skinners.