Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Rain, rain, rain – you’ve got to be keen, but over 30 people were just that at our August training day. Numbers at training days have been up over the last several months. It was especially encouraging to see so many newcomers under the tutelage of Fred and Bob. Elsewhere the quail run, the rabbit run,  the land run and of course the barbeque all functioned like clockwise, thanks to our team of instructors and helpers.
Looking forward to some drier weather for the reminder of the year. Training days are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at the Tullidge Reserve, Melton. All gundogs welcome.

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The 2012 P&S Field Trial season came to a finish on the weekend of 11th and 12th August in the NSW Riverina with two Closed Season events conducted by the NSW WGAA branch. Great conditions, perfect paddocks and plentiful game greeted the 8 (Saturday’s event) and 10 (Sunday’s event) dogs who were vying for trial honours.

Saturday saw the competing dogs rack up a total of 19 finds in what was one of the best trials of the year. A stiff, cool breeze was tailor made for bird dogs, and dog after dog made the most of it by putting in a strong performance. Foremost among these was Andrea Melisi’s F CH (CS) SIMILAX CONTE (PD) who put on a great show with 5 picture perfect finds and productions – a worthy winner. Peter Simmons’ pointer was unlucky not to be placed when it ‘mucked up’ on the retrieve. Runner up was Barry Oliver’s RIP RAP VEEDA (PB).

Sunday saw another great paddock with conditions being a little warmer. While the standard of work was not quite as exceptional as the previous day, nevertheless good performances were carded for Andrea Melisi’s F CH (CS) SIMILAX CONTE (PD), Peter Simmons’ QUANNAH BELLA APACHE (PB) and Cosmo Kostikidis’ SIMILAX APOLLO (PD). Winner on the day once again was F CH (CS) SIMILAX CONTE (PD)

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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Training Day - August

The next training day will be held on Sunday 19th August 2012 at Tullidge Reserve, Melton, Melways Ref 337 D 10.Enter the reserve off Collins St. Training commences at 9am and finishes with a BBQ lunch at around 12pm. Anyone with a gundog is welcome. Please note all training days from now until November are on the third Sunday of the month.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Western Australia Pointer & Setter Closed Season Trials

WGAA WA held the “Grouse Plate” Pointer & Setter (CS) field trial open to all pointing breeds on Saturday 14th July at South Meckering in a large stubble paddock. The judge for the day was Ferrante Alvarez de Toledo. The day started cool but soon became very warm with a very light changeable wind, game was scarce on the day and three rounds were held. Three dogs filled their card and completed the retrieves.
1st Everheart Grace (Irish Setter) handled by Paul Brown
2nd WGAA F.Ch. (CS) Ywurrie Rani (Pointer) handled by Alan Willey
3rd Huntingvale Dashin Toby (Brittany) handled by Maurizio Casidio

Sunday the 15th of July an Open P&S trial was held in York in a seeded stubble paddock, again judged by Ferrante. But unfortunately a no result eventuated.