Thursday, 7 June 2012

Western Australian Closed Season Field Trials

The Western Australian Branch of WGAA conducted four trials between June 1st and June 4th in the York area, an hour’s drive east of Perth. Four competitive events over four consecutive days in the vast stubble paddocks of the west is a big ask for  dogs (and handlers) and it was testament to their fitness that the dogs were still running hard at the end. Weather conditions ranged from foggy to a little too warm at times and these elements added to the toughness of the event.
Game numbers varied, on occasions it became scarce while at other times good numbers, especially in the final trial, were produced. Trialling in the grain belt in the West is always a delight – wide open vistas, the ancient landscape, great company, dogs running with a single minded intensity ... it certainly makes a trip from the Eastern States well worthwhile.
Results:  WGAA Closed Season Pointer & Setter Field Trials
Friday 1st June 2012. Bob Dean Memorial  - Judge Maurizio Casadio
Winner: Alan Willey’s WGAA F. Ch. (CS) Ywurrie Rani (PB)
Runner up: Paul Brown’s Everheart Grace (ISB)
Saturday 2nd  June. SSAA National (CS)  - Judge Andrea Melisi
No result
Sunday 3rd June. SSAA (WA) Championship (CS). Judge Kathy Oliver
Winner: Alan Willey’s WGAA F. Ch. (CS) Ywurrie Rani (PB)
Monday 4th June. Jack Pontin Memorial – Judge Andrea Melisi
Winner: Barry Oliver’s Riprap Veeda  (PB)

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