Saturday, 23 October 2010

SSAA National Retrieving Trial 2010

Second placegetter Laurelle & Tanner

First placegetter Rob & Gundi

The SSAA Queensland United Field & Retrieving Branch (UFR) conducted its inaugural National Retrieving Trial Championship on the 9th & 10th of October at Jimna, Queensland.

The judges for the event were Ron Jackson (Qld) & Paul Littlejohn (Tas) and the Trial Manager was Greg Mitchell.

The major sponsor was Winchester Australia who donated a Winchester Lanber 2087 Hunter 30 inch under/over shotgun for the first placegetter as well as 150 years Commemorative Knife sets, shotgun cleaning kits & product packs for the other placegetters. Other trophies included a National Perpetual trophy, Royal Doulton Crystal and sashes - a truly outstanding trophy table.
15 Speciality trophies were also awarded eg. 'Youngest dog to complete the trial'.

There were 24 entries which included the following breeds: Labrador Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Short Haired Pointer & a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

SSAA National through its National sub discipline, Working Gundogs and SSAA Queensland gave generous financial assistance and support to ensure a successful National event.

The profile of Working Gundogs has been lifted to another level in Queensland with the running of a National event and augurs well for the future.

The placegetters were as follows:
1. Rob Boodnikoff's RT Ch Lidriva Onyx (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) 326 points
2. Laurelle Draper's WGAA RT CD RT Ch Lydstep Tanner (Lab. Retriever) 321 points
3. Bryan Pritchard's Copperbirch Capella WGAA ARD (Labrador Retriever) 310 points
4. Bryan Pritchard's WGAA RT CD RT Ch Kadnook Drop'O'Blak Magic (Lab) 295 points
5. Di Lynch's Lowther Highland Molly (Labrador Retriever) 273 points
6. Helen Cattermole's Springhi Princess Leia (Flat Coated Retriever) 214 points
For more pics click on the link to the United Field and Retrieving Club under WGAA links.

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