Sun 10th Feb 2019, Bromsgrove

Levels 3 & 4: Judges - Sue Benson & Liz Ormerod
Level 3

1st Jil & Herbie
2nd Felicity & Danni Darko
3rd Carol & Fiddle
4th Melanie & Rowan
5th Julie & Daisy
6th Nikki & Peppa
7th Kym & Max
8th Sara & Tia
9th Judy & Jaffa
10th Amanda & Bailey

Level 4

1st Sarah & Hugo
2nd Kate & Kiwi
3rd Janet & Jess
4th Jackie & Poppy
5th Lynn & Chess
6th Zoe & Beth
7th Kathy & Portia
8th Paula & Jazz
9th Claire & Benson

It was forecast to be a drizzly today but the sun made an appearance for the whole day after a very brief hail storm although it was pretty cold. The ground was saturated but luckily our competitors didn’t have to go onto the sodden grass other than water their dogs.

Sue Benson and Liz Ormerod, my judges, arrived bright and early with big smiles. They organised their search areas and we got cracking on time. I’ll let them comment in detail but most dog teams were successful with Jil & Herbie coming in 1st and Felicity & Danni Darko coming 2nd and earning an Excellent rosette. Many congratulations to all the Level 3 folk.

Level 4 started on time after lunch and because I was entering the scores into my electronic scoresheet, I was able to be present during the interior searches for both levels. I tucked myself away in the corner which gave me the opportunity to observe some amazing handling and super keen dogs who were a pleasure to watch.
Sarah & Hugo came a well-deserved 1st place and won an Excellent title. What a superstar he is! Congratulations to all who qualified and to those who didn’t but accepted their lack of success on this occasion with good grace and a smile.

Thanks to you all for entering this Trial and for waiting patiently for your turn in the cold. I hope you’ll come back again!

I must thank my lovely judges who gave feedback to everyone after every search which was appreciated by all. Many thanks also to my wonderful team of scribes, runners and kitchen helpers who all swapped roles from morning to afternoon. These were Deb, Lisa, Michelle, Sheila and Helen, who, as well as scribing and running today, also made some yummy cake for us all to enjoy. 😊

I enjoyed watching everyone’s enthusiasm for the sport and the love for your dogs. It was really nice. 😊

Karen Denton

I was back to Bourne Heath again on 10 February to judge at Karen Denton’s Level 3 and 4 trials. I shared the judging with Liz Ormerod so even though the weather was very mixed we had an enjoyable day.

Level 3. There were some lovely searches. I started with boxes and luggage. As usual this caught some teams out, especially a bag, with gun oil. It does seem to be the least favourite out of the four searches.
I then judges exterior search. Quite a few dogs didn’t like the surface of the area, some trying to eat it, others rolling in it but we finished with good results.

Worthy winners, Jill and Herbie, followed by felicity and Dannie Dario, and third place to Carol and Fiddle. Well done to everyone who qualified. Special congratulations to Felicity for attaining her Excellence award.

Level 4. Tables and chairs and the perimeter. Distractions were out and hardly any dogs knocked them. Some very impressive teams.

Vehicle search. There were some awsome teams. It was blowing a gale and raining. The teams that did the best were the one where the owners listened to their dogs. It was a line of 3 cars, with both scents being on the last car. Most impressive was Janet and Jess. Jess set off straight down the line to the last car with Janet in hot pursuit. Jess found the scents in 43 seconds. Janet trusted Jess and she was rewarded. Sarah and Hugo was a similar search. Both teams were delighted.

Sarah and Hugo won level 4, next were Kate and kiwi and Janet and Jess were third.
Well done to everyone.

Thankyou to Karen for asking me to judge such a well organised, friendly trial. We even had time for a leisurely lunch together. Many thanks to Lisa and Debra my scribes, Michelle and all the other people who make everything work so well.


Sue x

T&C - A/FT&C - HT&C - TES - A/FES - HES - TVS - A/FVS - HVS - TB&L - A/FB&L - HB&L - TMarksTime
A/F = Alert FindH = HandlingT = Time (seconds)
Tables & ChairsExterior SearchVehicle SearchBoxes & LuggageTotals
1stJill Harper – Herbie204.912620551105402053489.9251
2ndFelicity Ashford – Danni Darko205120204.96720563104.911489.8364
3rdCarol Carelsee – Fiddle104.819020581204.91292058089.7480
4thMelanie Goble – Rowan104.9194204.96320562204.759289.55411
5thJulie Russon – Daisy204.62912048020598104.97288.5541
6thNikki Ingliss – Peppa104.810920577205891057279.8347
7thKym Salisbury – Max104.6240204.94510582204.923779.4604
8thSara Wren – Tia104.5285205108204.5122104.97778.9592
9thJudy Worton – Jaffa204.7186104.5130204.7122104.758178.65519
10thAmanda Mundell – Bailey204.7191205111104104104.757778.45483
Level 4
1stSarah Taylor – Hugo20567204.9872051662054099.9360
2ndKate Osborn – Kiwi204.7518220528204.75160204.619799.1567
3rdJanet Wykes – Jess204.91452055120543104.95589.8294
4thJackie Walters – Poppy204.75163104.942205121104.816479.45490
5thLynn Grice – Chess204.917420585104.75280104.717079.35709
6thZoe Ashman – Beth104.566104.8522051742054179.3333
7thKathy Fitzgerald – Portia104.7579204.9112104.9211204.721279.25614
8thPaula Davis – Jazz204.521620545104.7597104.614978.85507
9thClaire Bennett – Benson104.7593103300204.522020510377.25716

Bournheath Village Hall, Claypit Lane, Bournheath, Bromsgrove, Worcs, B61 9LA

9.45am – 5pm
Entry Fees: £21 per dog. Caped at 10 entries. Only one dog per handler
Contact: Karen Denton 07968 413543
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