Thursday, 4 August 2011

SSAA WA State Championship (Closed Season) Pointer & Setter Field Trial

The Working Gundog WA branch ran the State Championship on Saturday July 30th at Toodyay NE of Perth. The club would like to thank the judge Mr Denis Everard (Vic) for accepting the appointment at short notice, his assistant judge was Sandy Peter’ka. We had a field of seven dogs, two English Setters, two Brittany Spaniels, Irish Setter, Pointer and a German Shorthaired Pointer.
The trial was held in a new crop with old stubble in it, the day was very windy which made the game run and tested the dogs. There was some very good work in the first round and five dogs were put into the second round. Four dogs filled their cards to the judge’s satisfaction and were tested with the land retrieves. The winner was the Brittany Spaniel which had a very good steady day in the field.

1st. Maurizio Casidio’s TOBENLEE ZACHARY BALLOU (Zac) Brittany Spaniel.
2nd. Ferrante Alvarez de Toledo’s RUNANSET LUXURY LINER (Tina) English Setter.
3rd. Alan Willey’s WGAA F.Ch. (CS) YWURRIE RANI (Abbey) Pointer.

The Working Gundog branch would like to thank SSAA WA for donating a Swag to be raffled for the entrants and helpers which was fittingly won by Maurizio Casidio.

On the Sunday we held the Bob Dean Memorial Trophy at South Meckering east of Perth. Denis Everard was the judge again and Sandy Peter’ka his assistant. The trial was again held in a new crop with old stubble and a chance of a thunder storm. The first brace had very good conditions although windy and the IS of Paul Brown had some very good finds and did some excellent roading to produce the game and was steady to shot. But at the end of the second brace the wind and torrential rain came and caused some dogs to be eliminated. The judge asked to see three dogs for the second round, Paul’s IS, Ferrante’s ES and Alan’s Pointer. There were several more finds by the braced pair of the IS & ES and they went on to the retrieves.

1st. Paul Brown’s EVERHEART GRACE (Grace) Irish Setter.
2nd. Ferrante Alvarez de Toledo’s RUNANSET LUXURY LINER (Tina) English Setter.

Left to right in the pic above: Judge, Denis Everard, Alan & Abbey, Ferrante & Tina and Maurizio & Zac

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