Shot very ably by Robert Clitheroe, Paul Wood, Ian Garfoot and Lee Maulton.
Lovely ground, tough in places, dogs needed to get about a bit to keep up with the birds. Thank you to Nossewej and Dog and Field for their sponsorship, to the team of helpers, plus Guns, Judges and Nick for being so obliging.
Well done all in the awards. -Julia
|1st||Full Moon||Daren Hammond|
|2nd||Bishwell Bon Bon||Dick Hyde|
|3rd||Minature Meg||Arthur Mcgregor|
|CoM||Broomeplace Sandpiper||Paul Forder|
We held our Open AV (exc Cockers) 9th December at Fallow Hall, St Osyth bkpo of Edward and Rose Greig. Shot extremely well by Wayne Greig, Russell Gooding, Richard Bunyan and John Keegan.
Judges Jon Bailey and Neale Satchwell travelled a long way to come and judge this stake for us, I have been trying to get them both for some years!!!
The birds were a bit slow to come initially but once we got past the barn there was a steady stream of pheasants...there were a few woodcock but they evaded the guns as there was a very strong wind all day.
Some lovely dogs to watch today, I was actually in line for the day, whereas normally I have to carry the red flag (thanks to Gill Holliday I had a day off), some really good retrieving today, of special note was Steve Newman's retrieve and Bonny Sadler's 2nd round retrieve. I was pleased to say I got the awards spot on.
Thanks to all those that helped today, especially to Rose who made tea and coffee continuously, bless you. And thanks to our sponsors Nossewej and Dog and Field we are most grateful for your support. -Julia
|1st||FTCH Tregerest Ludey||Aubrey Ladyman|
|2nd||Bonniemore Betty Boo||Bonny Sadler|
|3rd||Nossewej Lost my Marbles||Steve Newman|
|4th||Gartshore Verna||Dick Hyde|
|CoM||Shiveck TimeTwiddler||Terri Siwek|
|CoM||Gemraer Don Hades of Deepfleet||Peter Avery|
Open Cocker stake held on 11th December at Brook Farm, Cuffley bkpo of Dave Thomas and his two new Keepers. Judged by Gerry Meeghan and James Luxford.
John Keegan very kindly ran the day for me and arranged the guns, helpers etc, so a huge thank you to him (practice for when he takes over at the end of this season, hope it hasn't changed his mind!!!)
Well done to all in the awards, heard it was a great trial... Thanks to all the helpers, judges, guns and our sponsors Dog & Field and Nossewej for their continued support.
Thank you again to John Keegan it was nice not to have to cope with the M25! -Julia
|1st & Guns' Choice||Whaupley Kaisa||Jeremy Organ|
|2nd||Zamyendor Minni||Wayne Greig|
|3rd||Centrewalk Speckled Wood of Surefly||Terri Siwek|
|4th||Howesky Craven||Jim Thompson|
|CoM||Timsgarry Alpine||John Robertson|
|1st||Helmsway Hollis||Andy Bennett|
|2nd||Borrowfield Blackheath||Dave Anderson|
|3rd and Guns' Choice||Palmarrion Majestic||Gerry Meehan|
|4th||Breckmarsh Lark of Fernshot||Phil Parkin|
|CoM||Meadowchase Martha of Gatekeeper||Clare Baker|