Novice & Puppy Working Tests – Cawood Sunday 4th October 2020
The Club had a great if somewhat interesting day at Cawood yesterday.
We would like to thank our hosts Mr & Mrs Mark Wilson for kindly allowing us to use their training ground and facilities.
Our thanks also go to judges Richard King, Andrew Baker, Steve Probert and Mark himself who set 4 diverse static tests, the dummy throwers Kira, Bob, Steve and Liz. Hannah did a fantastic job co-ordinating the entries and keeping everyone informed prior to the day, Mollie as Covid- 19 Officer did a great job checking everyone on the day and making sure the event was Covid safe, not forgetting Alan who kept everyone in order whilst keeping an eye on the water level.
The day was a tale of two halves, following strict Covid guidelines the tests were run with 20 competitors in the morning and 20 in the afternoon. The morning started bright and the ground although damp was fine, keeping an eye on the height of the river, all groups of 5 completed the 4 elements and as the last group finished the water followed them across the field.
The officials and judges with everything crossed watched as the field flooded, luckily the water level subsided enough to continue the competition in the afternoon.
Unfortunately the excess water in the pond meant the water test could not be replicated in the afternoon for the remaining dogs and an alternative test was run. As a consequence the scores for test 1 were deemed null and void and have not been included in the final score, these scores are highlighted in blue.
The total points available for the Novice Class were 100 and the Puppy Class 60.
1st Anne Symon- Midnight Islay
2nd Simon Capstick -Gunnerspeg Apollo.
3rd Louise Franklin – Stonefall Teal.
4th Andrew Coates – Annsfarm Woodland Sprite of Weldrake
1st Brent Booth – Stunner Booth
2nd Patrica Prior – Birkswater Ravenglen
3rd Mollie Lord – Gunnerspeg Artemus
4th Gwen Finch – Ploughmans Teal
Congratulations to all in the awards and a final thanks to all the competitors who supported the club, we hope you enjoyed the day.