1st Pauline Hinks- oscar – 99.75
2nd Marney Wells – Garbo – 99.75
3rd Caroline O’Hare – Balian – 99.5
4th Sally Wynes – Asher – 99.5
5th Denise Pile – Butty – 99.25
6th Gill Lawrence – Tigger – 98.75
7th Sue Lintern – Angus – 98.75
8th Kay Jennings – Dazzle – 98.25
9th Ellan Bothwick – Harley – 97.75
10th Anni Martin – Maisie – 97.5
11th Pam Randall – Bronte – 97.25
12th Alexia Granatt – Bobbie – 79.25
13th Pam Randall – Pasha – 77.75
14th Mike Marshall – Rosie – 76.25
Firstly a big thank you to Rick Burgess our judge for the day and Kate Kemp for stewarding and doing all the paperwork before hand and working out the score sheets at the end of a long and interesting day.
Storm Brian made the vehicle and external searches interesting and probably a little more challenging than level 1 dogs and handlers deserved, however they all gave it their best.
Camerton is quite high up in the hills surrounding Bath and rather exposed to the elements, beautiful views though. I have to thank the bakers, Sue, Sally and Kay who came armed with tins of wonderful cakes and cookies that were appreciated by all.
The competitors were excellent, throwing themselves into the spirit of friendly competition, encouraging each other and cheering at the end of the day, thank you so much all of you for making the day memorable.
I’ll leave Rick to comment on the individual performances but must just say how proud I was of my own “pupils” Mike with Rosie, Kay with Dazzle, Gill with Tigger and Taylor and Anni with Maisie not all were successful but you all did your best and I’m chuffed to bits.
I was very privileged to be asked to judge Pippa Bentham’s Level 1 trial at Camerton Near Bath.
We all arrived and took stock of the weather conditions and the forecast for the day as storm Brian roared in.
With winds already exceeding 40 mph and set to get worse we decided to get the Exterior search over with whilst the items were still in place (thanks to a few bricks to weigh them down!)
Due to the conditions most of the handlers opted to conduct the search on lead – a wise decision I thought. Storm Brian making things a little tricky unfortunately did result in a few false alerts in this search.
We moved inside onto the boxes and luggage with some nice searches from Gill & Tigger and Pam & Bronte. Bobbie giving a good indication enabling Alexia to confidently call the alert.
Back outside to brave the vehicle search with Brian giving us his full attention with some of the handlers getting sun & wind and others getting horizontal rain, wind and everything bar the kitchen sink thrown at them. Despite this there were some lovely searches from Caroline & Balian, Denise & Butty & Sally with Asher. Although good effort and determination was shown by everyone.
We finished off with the Table & Chairs with the scent on a chair left rear. A lovely search from Marney & Garbo, also Mike with Rosie putting in a good performance.
Special congratulations to Pauline with Oscar whose result today culminated with them achieving their Level 1 Excellent title.
Thank you to Pippa for inviting me to judge and all of her hard work ensuring the trial ran smoothly. Well done for keeping your cool as your students embarked on their first trial, watching them is terribly nerve wracking as I know.
Thank you to my scribe Kate and Anni for writing up the certificates. Finally thank you to all the competitors for entering and braving Storm Brian and proving that no storm can thwart a scent trial!
Congratulations and well done to all.
|A/F = Alert Find||H = Handling||T = Time (seconds)|
|Tables & Chairs||Exterior Search||Vehicle Search||Boxes & Luggage||Totals|
|Name of Handler & Dog||A/F||H||T||A/F||H||T||A/F||H||T||A/F||H||T||Marks||Time|
|1||Pauline Hinks- oscar||20||4.75||26||20||5||19||20||5||22||20||5||11||99.75||78|
|2||Marney Wells – Garbo||20||5||15||20||5||22||20||5||23||20||4.75||106||99.75||166|
|3||Caroline O’Hare – Balian||20||4.5||13||20||5||14||20||5||15||20||5||13||99.5||55|
|4||Sally Wynes – Asher||20||5||25||20||4.75||34||20||4.75||42||20||5||16||99.5||117|
|5||Denise Pile – Butty||20||4.5||48||20||5||16||20||5||12||20||4.75||41||99.25||117|
|6||Gill Lawrence – Tigger||20||4.5||34||20||4.75||6||20||4.5||28||20||5||5||98.75||73|
|7||Sue Lintern – Angus||20||4.5||17||20||4.75||26||20||4.5||44||20||5||34||98.75||121|
|8||Kay Jennings – Dazzle||20||4.75||19||20||4.5||5||20||4.5||5||20||4.5||78||98.25||107|
|9||Ellan Bothwick – Harley||20||4.75||51||20||4||33||20||4.5||22||20||4.5||36||97.75||142|
|10||Anni Martin – Maisie||20||4.5||35||20||4.5||22||20||4||20||20||4.5||35||97.5||112|
|11||Pam Randall – Bronte||20||4.5||105||20||3.75||97||20||4||27||20||5||28||97.25||257|
|12||Alexia Granatt – Bobbie||20||5||15||0||4.75||20||20||4.5||27||20||5||8||79.25||70|
|13||Pam Randall – Pasha||20||4.5||38||20||4.75||13||20||4||78||0||4.5||42||77.75||171|
|14||Mike Marshall – Rosie||20||4.75||24||20||3||177||0||4||85||20||4.5||33||76.25||319|