Friday, 19 September 2014

Training Day 16th November 2014 - Christmas break up

The next WGAA training day is Sunday 16th November. This will be the last training day for the year so we will celebrate with a free BBQ after training.  The entry to the Melton training venue has changed.  Our usual entry  has been  fenced off  and access is now via Reserve Rd, Tullidge St and then Lakewood Blvd - see map below (Click to view in Google Maps).
 There is a small carpark on Lakewood Blvd or otherwise park in Lakeside Blvd itself.  To enter the training venue follow the rock park across the waterway. Dogs must be leashed until you reach the training site - this is a Melton Council requirement.  Name tags must also be worn.
 Training commences at 9am and concludes at approximately 12.00 with the BBQ.  Anyone with a gundog is welcome.

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WGAA Vic RETRIEVING TRIAL -14th September 14

The WGAA Vic Intermediate and Advanced Retrieving trial was held at Nagambie in a picture perfect location in ideal conditions. The judges were David Blacker (Intermediate – 15 entries) and Andrew Yeomans (Advanced – 8 entries).
The trial managers were Luke Warner and Kevin Phelps with Norm Cloke handling the throwers.
We were all set for a great day – what could possibly go wrong? Well guess what, nothing went wrong and the day was a fantastic success. We even started on time, there was some excellent dog work, good camaraderie and the lunch was enjoyed by all - even those who were over charged!
It was encouraging to see a number of newcomers graduating from the Training day program into trials for the first time.

At the end of the day the judges awarded their placings and the lucky winners were:
Intermediate Stake
1st Henry Foster’s Pointer F Ch(CS) & Nat FT Ch RIPRAP MARKSMAN NFTW(CS) CM (154)
2nd Nick Guida’s Pointer RIPRAP ROXY (140 points)
3rd Shane Emond’s Labrador PETITRAPPORT MCANGUS (139 points)
The Encouragement award for a very high standard retrieve went to
Sandra Lesniauskas’ Golden Retriever BELBUN DAILY COMPANY DC
The highest score for a run in the Intermediate stake went to
Sam Heyes’ Labrador CONINGSBURGH MADDIE MAY (53 points)
Advanced Stake
1st Sam Heyes’ Labrador CONINGSBURGH TASHA GIRL (173 points)
2nd Sam Heyes’ Labrador CONINGSBURGH MADDIE MAY (126 points)
3rd Luc Tomasino’s Brittany BRITTNIKI GUNSMOKE GUS (124 points)

Click HERE to see a slideshow from the day.