1 Rachel Richards – Wispa – 99.8
2 Fiona Vaughan – Dot – 99.75
3 Debbie Goodwin – Fab – 99.4
4 Sue Ellis – Poppy – 99.35
5 Lynne White – Torin – 99.25
6 Michelle Rogers – Loki – 98.95
7 Julie Nelson – Ricco – 79
8 Deb Atkins – Belle – 78.9
9 Kate Wilkes – Skye – 78.6
10 Fiona Powell – Murphy – 78.3
11 Paula Warwicker – Ludo – 78.2
12 Linda – Jess – 74.05
13 Sarah Fortes-Mayer – Bonnie – 73.85
1 Sarah Taylor – Hugo – 150
2 Janet Wykes – Jess – 130
3 Helen Byrne – Nellie – 130
4 Chris Clements – QueevaDiva – 130
5 Jennifer Pirie – Sullivan – 130
6 Dolores Palmer – Gypsy – 128
7 Sue Kirkham – Tilly – 100
|T&C - A/F||T&C - H||T&C - T||ES - A/F||ES - H||ES - T||VS - A/F||VS - H||VS - T||B&L - A/F||B&L - H||B&L - T||Marks||Time|
|A/F = Alert Find||H = Handling||T = Time (seconds)|
|Tables & Chairs||Exterior Search||Vehicle Search||Boxes & Luggage||Totals|
|1||Rachel Richards – Wispa||20||5||37||20||5||18||20||4.8||36||20||5||21||99.8||112|
|2||Fiona Vaughan – Dot||20||4.95||20||20||5||55||20||5||36||20||4.8||69||99.75||180|
|3||Debbie Goodwin – Fab||20||4.6||87||20||5||47||20||5||38||20||4.8||103||99.4||275|
|4||Sue Ellis – Poppy||20||4.8||28||20||4.75||99||20||4.8||65||20||5||65||99.35||257|
|5||Lynne White – Torin||20||4.75||38||20||5||31||20||4.5||55||20||5||20||99.25||144|
|6||Michelle Rogers – Loki||20||4.9||27||20||4.25||140||20||5||58||20||4.8||33||98.95||258|
|7||Julie Nelson – Ricco||20||5||37||20||4.5||122||20||5||55||0||4.5||21||79||235|
|8||Deb Atkins – Belle||20||4.85||33||0||4.75||30||20||4.3||36||20||5||8||78.9||107|
|9||Kate Wilkes – Skye||20||4||68||20||5||56||20||4.8||46||0||4.8||30||78.6||200|
|10||Fiona Powell – Murphy||20||4.5||60||20||5||17||20||4.8||71||0||4||166||78.3||314|
|11||Paula Warwicker – Ludo||20||4||31||20||4.5||86||20||4.7||158||0||5||20||78.2||295|
|12||Linda – Jess||20||4.25||43||0||0||180||20||4.8||48||20||5||233||74.05||504|
|13||Sarah Fortes-Mayer – Bonnie||20||4.85||19||20||0||85||20||4.5||88||0||4.5||44||73.85||236|
|WA = Wrong Alerts ( 4 = elimination )||P = Points (articles found X 10)|
|B = Bonus (10 if all items found)||D = Deductions||T = time (seconds)|
|Interior Search 1||Interior Search 2||Exterior Search||Totals|
|No of items||Time allowed||No of items||Time allowed||No of items||Time allowed||P+B-D = Points + Bonus - Deductions|
|1||Sarah Taylor – Hugo||0||50||10||0||216||0||40||10||0||188||0||30||10||0||83||0||120||30||0||150||487|
|2||Janet Wykes – Jess||1||50||10||0||223||0||40||10||0||94||1||20||0||0||180||2||110||20||0||130||497|
|3||Helen Byrne – Nellie||0||50||10||0||290||0||40||10||0||79||1||20||0||0||180||1||110||20||0||130||549|
|4||Chris Clements – QueevaDiva||0||50||10||0||230||0||40||10||0||158||1||20||0||0||180||1||110||20||0||130||568|
|5||Jennifer Pirie – Sullivan||2||50||10||0||275||0||30||0||0||240||0||30||10||0||124||2||110||20||0||130||639|
|6||Dolores Palmer – Gypsy||0||40||0||2||300||0||40||10||0||157||0||30||10||0||128||0||110||20||2||128||585|
|7||Sue Kirkham – Tilly||0||30||0||0||300||0||40||10||0||124||0||20||0||0||180||0||90||10||0||100||604|
Scheduled for the 29th August at St Chads Church in Sutton Coldfield, the level 1s were all new entrants, but most of the Level 6s had been rescheduled from the hottest day of the year which we’d had to cancel.
Five days before the trial we were alerted to a communication break down which meant there would also be tree surgeons at the venue on the same day… all day! Thankfully a new venue was found the following day. The day after that we were told we were double booked for the morning, so some frantic phone calls were made and a third venue was found – not ideal, but just enough parking space to house us and definitely available (with no tree surgeons)
My judges and assistants were all incredible on the day – coping with a far from ideal situation: over-crowded car-park, external search area on long grass, restricted access to toilets and kitchen and slightly slippy floor. The conditions were the same for all, however, and everyone worked really well with their dogs. It was particularly lovely to see people give dogs plenty of space that needed it.
A huge thank you to Lisa Finney for being an excellent runner as always – managing to shuffle people around the car park in such a way that no dogs got overly stressed or upset. No mean feat given the tightness of the space.
Many thanks to Marianne Tembey and Chris Bennett for judging Level 1 and providing such fantastic comments and encouragement to the handlers. Also to Brenda Ward and James Lindley for scribing.
Congratulations to Rachel Richards with Wispa for their very well deserved first place.
Our afternoon was Level 6 which Marianne also judged. I scribed and learnt so much. The quality for all the handlers was incredible, and we even had a clean sweep!
Congratulations to Sarah Taylor and Hugo for a fantastic performance!
Thank you to everyone who managed to find the venue after so many changes, and for sticking with it. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves.
Firstly thank you so much to Ellen Ward Lindley for inviting me to judge at her trial alongside Chris Bennett.
Thank you to James Lindley for scribing in the morning and Ellen in the afternoon. Also thank you to Lisa who kept the competitors coming through to the search areas.
Great job Lisa.
It was a great experience judging level 1 in the morning and then level 6 in the afternoon. It just reminds me of how far so many competitors have come.
It was really lovely to meet a lot of new competitors with their fabulous dogs.
Level 1 was really challenging (as due to the venue change we had to run the exterior search on long grass). I opted to do the exterior search and then the table and chairs.
We also had Helen Hepple running Marcus NFC (not for competition) – he did a fabulous job on the tables and chairs in just 24 seconds.
Tracy Ridgway and Enzo had the fastest time on tables and chairs with 12 seconds and a fabulous indication.
Robert Sheppard had a very excited Bailey but waited until the indication was on the correct chair.
Lynne White was so patient with Torin and did some really calm handling. Such a pleasure to watch.
Fabulous indication from Loki superbly handled by Michelle Rodgers.
Rachel Richards read her dog Wispa really well and went onto a very well deserved 1st place.
Fab handled by Debbie Goodwin really knows his job and had a great search.
Fiona Powell handled Murphy beautifully and when Murphy did not find the scent the first time around then Fiona quite rightly asked him to search in the opposite direction which then allowed Murphy to pick up the scent. Very well done.
Some fabulous handling from everyone and I look forward to you all moving up the levels and having FUN.
We started with interior search 1 in the main room. 4 competitors found all five scents.
Chris Clements – QueevaDiva
Sarah Taylor – Hugo
Helen Byrne – Nellie
Jenie Pirie – Sullivan
Janet Wykes – Jess
Dolores Palmer with Gypsy found 4
Georgina Lucas – Nelson and Annette Leslie and Disney found 3.
Sarah – Hugo, Dolores – Gypsy and Jenie Pirie – Sullivan found all three
The one hidden in the bench seemed to be the problem one. It was down at the foot of the bench and some dogs did not go down that far (also it was on the back leg – although access was easy).
Interior search 2
6 out of 7 dogs found all 4 hides in plenty of time.
The moral of this is:
keep your eye on your dog at all times
All in all I really enjoyed watching the level 6 dogs working as at this stage they all know what they are doing.
It was also a great pleasure to watch Sue Kirkham and Tilly and so pleased that they qualified as this was the last trial before Tilly retired. We did have some tears of happiness.
Thank you to everyone who attended and hope you all enjoyed the trial as much as I did.
St Chad’s Anglican Church, Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield. B75 7SN.
Start time: Level 1 9.30 am, level 6 1.30 pm
Entry Fees: £22 per dog. Entries caped at 20 level 1 and 10 level 6. Only one dog per handler per levels.
Contact: Ellen Lindley, Tel 07413 111 921
Online entries are available bookwhen.com/caninecooperation Fully booked
Anyone wanting to submit by post needs to call first so the slot can be reserved in the online booking system