PRIZES: Winner - THE VICE PRESIDENTS CUP
Runner up - THE BRANCH CHALLENGE CUP
Being early in the season, the drives were not producing the amount of birds expected despite a lot of hard work from the keeper & beaters. The day was long, but we were able to get enough game on the ground for the judges to reach a decision. I would like to say a huge thank you to my judges Helena Sully, Joy Venturi Rose, Liz Barnes & Jane Tydeman, who dealt with the day efficiently & in good spirits. To the keeper Roy & his team for all their efforts, Darren & his guns for shooting so well & last, but by no means least, to my brilliant helpers, I couldn't do it without you.
Well done to everyone, it was a pleasure to watch your dogs work, hope you all enjoyed the day.
|1st||Berryshot Bernie||Jason Mayhew|
|2nd||Ticefield Redwing of Anningtonbay||Mell Brooks|
|3rd||Polihale Vodka Surprise||Keith Broomfield|
|4th||Lowtrey Lexi of Wadeshot||Roger Wade|
|CoM||Northglen Crumle||Stewart North|
The Manymills Salver and President’s Trophy for the Winner
Skinners Trophy for the Best Marking Retriever
UGS (K & E Sussex) Shield for Guns’ Choice
Meadowmill Cup for the Best Looking Retriever in the Awards
Hoopwick Trophy for the Dog taking the Best Runner
The Berry Trophy for the Best Retrieve of the Day
What a wonderful 2 days UGS K&ES had at Windsor for our Open Qualifying Stake held on 21st & 22nd Oct 2019. We had a steady flow of game thanks to Head keeper Peter & his under keepers, with some great shooting from Gary Vidler & his team of guns on the first day & Clive Gibbons & his team of BASC guns shooting for us on the second day. After 11 dogs went through to day 2, we finished on 8 retrieves for the final dogs. Huge Thank you to my judges Kevin Doughty, Roger Wade, Graham Stanley & Di Stevens. Special thanks to Lorne Kentish for being Chief Steward for both days & also to the rest of my amazing team of helpers who were very efficient & made the days run so smoothly. It was also lovely to see our Vice President Gwen Butcher, who came to hand out the awards.
|1st, Best Marker & Guns Choice||Copperbirch Ross||Lee Hayman|
|2nd||Northglen Crumble||Stewart North|
|3rd||Mistigris Finn of Featherfly||Phil Highfield|
|4th||Mitforton Onour||Louie Robertson|
|CoM||Tagabea Pretty Thing of Luddesdowne||Kelvin Nettleingham|
|CoM, Best Looking Dog in the awards||Lannakers Quest of Tofts||Glynis Hillier|
|Best Retrieve||Berryshot Bernie||Jason Mayhew|
Prizes: The John Forsey Guns Challenge Cup for the winner of the Stake, The O’Brien Trophy for the runner up, The Banner Trophy for the Guns’ Choice
The top 3 dogs will be asked to compete in the Branch Finals on 25th January 2019 Hosted by the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire Branch
On Saturday the 23rd November, we held our last trial of the season which was a Novice Stake at Blackmore. Huge thank you to our judges Phil Allen, Gary Vidler, Josefine Van Der Dussen & Kelvin Nettleingham who did a great job. Also thanks to Keeper Sid & his team who produced plenty of game & the syndicate shoot who got them on the ground for us. To all my helpers, you were amazing & I couldn't run the day without all of you to support me.
|1st||Isleofman Gorse Of Wylanbriar||Di Stevens|
|2nd||Packmores Pintail||Barry Harvey|
|3rd||Leospring Tay||Joy Venturi Rose|
|Guns' Choice||Flintsfield Forever Friend||Mandy Smith|