Wednesday, 9 July 2008
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Tuesday, 8 July 2008
- 20/7/08 Training day - Melton
- 17/8/08 Training day - Melton
- 23/8/08 Celebration dinner, Royal Mail Hotel, 519 Spencer St West Melbourne. 7pm.
- 31/8/08 Field Assessment Day - Daylesford
- 21/9/08 Training day - Melton
- 19/10/08 Training day - Melton
- 24/10 - 29/10/08 Rick Smith Foundation Seminar - Balliang East
- 16/11/08 Training day - Melton
- 21/11/08 AGM williamstown RSL
Come along and join us for a night of celebration and good company. Those members who have maintained continual membership for our first 10 years will be presented with a lapel badge to mark the occasion.
Contact Lyn Foster firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 95095245 to confirm your attendance.
Monday, 7 July 2008
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Judge: Bill Cross (Vic) Assistant Judge: Robyn Gaskin (NZ)
1st - D&A Everard's Irish Setter Bitch - F Ch & FT Ch RUSSETRAY TULLAMORE (Tara)
2nd - B&K Oliver's Pointer Bitch - WINGFIELD DAME (Imp NZ) (Jaeger)
H&L Foster’s F Ch (CS) KORAM KRIS AT INNISTONA (Imp Ire) (Major)
D&A Everard’s F Ch & FT Ch RUSSETRAY TULLAMORE (Tara)
B&K Oliver’s F Ch YWURRIE JED (Striker) & WINGFIELD DAME (Imp NZ) (Jaeger)
T. Ozsehitoglu’s F Ch & FT Ch WHITESMOKE (Rusty) & WHITESMOKE DIESEL
J. Camilleri’s FT Ch WALTEELA VULCAN & FT Ch WALTEELA BLOSSEM
V. Pino’s FT Ch ROCCA DIESEL
P. Papas’ SIMILAX BRIO
A. Willey’s F Ch YWURRIE RANI (Abbey)
B. Whinnen’s QUAILBANDERS DOUBLE RISE (Brian)
R Clay's Kilsheelan Paprika (Imp NZ) & Kilsheelan Quill (Imp NZ).
The 2008 SSAA WGAA National was a hard fought affair marked by freezing weather but plentiful game. Thin stubble and vast native grass patches made up the venue for 14 of the country’s best pointers and setters to fight it out. At the end of round one 6 dogs were brought back – Dielsel, Major, Jaeger, Striker, Diesel & Tara. Four dogs proceeded into the third round – Striker v Major and Tara v Jaeger and as the heats progressed it was left to Tara & Jaeger to vie for trial honours. An extremely long final heat saw multiple finds, hard running birds and good productions. At around 4pm a halt was called with the Irish Setter Bitch Tara being given the nod over the Pointer Bitch Jaeger.
This was a great event, characterised by some excellent dog work and a phenomenal number of finds. The standard of all dogs was high, and judgement was accordingly very difficult on occasions. Judging is never easy, and at times I had to rely on my assistant judge in order to help me make some tough decisions. I am thankful to the WGAA committee for the opportunity to judge such a hard fought affair.
Generous funding was again provided by the SSAA for this event, a sign of the association’s ongoing commitment to field sports in this country.
Many thanks to those who put together the necessary infrastructure for this major event and especially the landowners who generously make available their properties on which we are able to run our dogs. I must also thank my assistant judge Robin Gaskin from New Zealand for her efforts on the day.
Vince Pino & FT Ch Rocca Diesel
Judges: Robyn Gaskin & Bill Cross
A section of the gallery
Barry Oliver & Wingfield Dame (Imp NZ)
Bob Whinnen & Quailbanders Double Rise
Joe Camilleri & FT Ch Walteera Vulcan
Henry Foster & F Ch(CS) Koran Kris At Innistona (Imp Ire)
Bob Whinnen & Quailbanders Double Rise
Alan Willey with F Ch(CS) Ywurrie Rani & Panos Papas with Similax Brio
Vince Pino & FT Ch Rocca Diesel watched by Bill Cross
Taner Ozsehitoglu & Whitesmoke Diesel
Barry Oliver & F Ch Ywurrie Jed
Winners are grinners
The Bael Bael Trophy (Best Finding Dog) - B&K Oliver's F Ch Ywurrie Jed
The Brodruggan Plate (Best Setter) - D&A Everard's F Ch&FT Ch Russetray Tullamore
Robyn Gaskin (New Zealand)