Sun 26th Jan 2020, North Mundham

Levels 1 & 5: Judges - Chas Robert, Kathy Killick & Marianne Tembey

  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
Level 1A/FHTA/FHTA/FHTA/FHTMarksTime
1Michelle Ward - Minx20548205252051120516100100
2Gill Vlahovic - Layla20563205932054720520100223
3Emma Johnstone - Candy2054820566204.992051399.9136
4Nicola Gaffney - Corky20512204.7563205132051299.75100
5Kim Harrison - Raven2051920520204.75492053399.75121
6Jan Martin - Jasmine20517204.814220513204.93699.7208
7Jacky Burden - Amber204.949204.9104204.75432051799.55213
8Sue Gosham - Jack2055420543204.75128204.7512599.5350
9Alison Waterford-Jones - Brodie204.827204.978204.846204.94599.4196
10Ali Goulding - Maya2054820595203.7546204.94898.65237
11Julie Bailey - Flynt20517204.916203.7510204.95698.5599
12Wendy Hooper - Ella204.85520511204.73904.91579.4120
13Milie Roberts - Lark2057204.85904.570204.93979.2175
14Kay Stafford - Betty204.880204.8175204.752604.55678.85337

  WAPBDTWAPBDTWAPBDTWAPBDP+B+DTime
WA = Wrong Alerts (4 = elimination)P = Points (articles found X 10)
B = Bonus (10 if all items found)D = DeductionsT = time (seconds)
Level 5Interior Search 1Interior Search 2Exterior SearchTotals
WAPBDTWAPBDTWAPBDTWAPBDP+B-DTime
1Mark Phillips - Kibo140100227401008130002401110200130548
2Angela Edwards - Woody300024040100226401002330110200130699
3Catherine Williams - Cael140100224401002253000.252401110200.25129.75689
4Richard Purnell - Ziggy23000240401007840100.51902110200.5129.5508
5Kathy Killick - Star200024040100215401002380100200120693
7Kim Harrison - Remy320022404010015240100.252203100202.25117.75612
8Tina Kavallierou - George 130002404010017313000.252402100100.25109.75653
9John Powell - Storm2000222401001273000240090100100589
6Anne Francis - Buzzy14010123930002182200024039010199697
10Charles Robert - Skye12000235120002312400040466

Trial Manager and Judges Reports

A big thank you to Jennie for trusting me to judge Level One at this well organised trial alongside Chas Robert, and for looking after me and my dogs so well all day. Thank you also to my excellent scribe, Anne, who was good company as well as doing the job really well. A white dog was run on all four of the searches.
The weather was kind to the Level One teams, for several of whom this was a first experience of a trial. I judged the Tables and Chairs and Exterior searches. Tables and Chairs proved challenging enough for the teams to demonstrate their skills, but only one team called the alert/find incorrectly. I placed the Velcro hide under the seat of the second chair along the right hand side of a pair of tables. Several dogs knocked the odour on the right hand chair at the front and took a scenic route to the correct chair via the first one on the right, inspecting it very thoroughly, one or two even offering behaviour on this chair that could have been taken for indication. It was a real lesson in how scent moves, watching them work to source. I was very impressed by the quality of team work which was of a very high standard for Level One. The teams all worked in different ways, handlers adapting to the style of their canine partners’ work.
We moved on to the Exterior search. Jennie provided an interesting and varied range of items. Most competitors opted to know the three items that might have the hide on them. These were an electric kettle, a weave pole base and a plastic workbench. The Velcro hide was placed under the lower shelf of the workbench. The search proved testing of the teams’ confidence, patience, and handling skills. There were some distracting areas around the search area itself which pulled some teams out of the area, some handlers making the appropriate decision to work their dogs on the long line, although line handling skills varied. The dogs were challenged by the location of the hide, many knocking odour high on the workbench but not working to source on the first
attempt and testing the nerves of their handlers. Once again I was impressed by the handlers’ abilities to read their dogs and their calm persistence in maintaining the search until the dog worked out where the hide was.
Congratulations to Michelle and Minx whose work was outstanding in both searches – calm, confident, keen and fast. Your win was very well deserved. Enjoy climbing the levels!

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