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President: Mrs. Christine Bodman


Sunday 14 February 2016 - Bryn Bach Park, Tredegar, Gwent

Hosted by Welsh Newfoundland Activity Group

Test Manager: Rhiannon Burridge

"The weekend of the 13th and 14th February 2016 saw the Newfoundland Club and the Southern Newfoundland Club Draught Tests hosted by the Welsh Newfoundland Activity Group at Bryn Bach Park in Tredegar.

The Southern Newfoundland Club tests took place on the Sunday and, despite it being bitterly cold, we were blessed by beautiful sunshine all day. We had a good number of entries for Beginners, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and we had a high number of successful passes.

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the WNAG Draught Tests: the judges, stewards, entrants and all those in WNAG who helped out especially with the catering. There was a very friendly atmosphere during the two day event and the weekend went without a hitch."

Rhiannon Burridge

Judges: Amanda Arnold & David Taylor
Entrants: 6      Passes: 5

Congratulations to:

Pallot's Staneberne Wave Rider "Ninja"
Burridge's Bagglebears Moonshine "Ellie"
Hosie's Newfoundlove My Guy at Shadowrise "Mouse"
Cadman's Wynoochee Black Onyx "Ned"
Boyle's Dalrynewfs Chewie Chum "Chewie"

Judges: Amanda Arnold & Kay Burridge
Entrants: 1      Passes: 1

Congratulations to:

Taylor's Bagglebears Thunder Moon at Mollynewf "Kitchi"

Judges: David Taylor & Kay Burridge
Entrants: 1      Passes: 1

Congratulations to:

Arnold's Staneberne Jacobs Ladder "Hector"

Judges Reports - Beginners Level

"Thank you to the SNC for inviting me to Judge at Bryn Bach Park. I love this venue and the WNAG always puts so much hard work into making their tests so hospitable and welcoming.

Thank you to the test manager Rhiannon for all of her hard work in making sure the tests ran smoothly and thank you to my co-judge David Taylor for his help and the laughs. We had eight entries, with almost everyone passing. It was great to see so many of the youngsters entered for their first tests and trying very hard to concentrate on the tasks.

I had a fantastic day and I'm looking forward to seeing all of the dogs progress as age permits."

Amanda Arnold, David Taylor & Kay Burridge

Judges: David Taylor & Jackie Bagnall
Entrants: 4      Passes: 2

Congratulations to:

Burridge's Bagglebears Borasco "Jenga"
Boyle's Syddyn Kia "Lexi"

Judges: Kevin Clarke & Jackie Bagnall
Entrants: 2      Passes: 2

Congratulations to:

Taylor's Mollynewf Lani Winona "Lani"
Taylor's Mollynewf Huritt Ashkii "Ashkii"

Judges Reports - Level 1

"The weather, although cold, was ideal for a draught test. Unfortunately due to the very bad conditions the previous day, the same could not be said underfoot with a lot of thick mud and boggy patches.

This said, all of the entrants other than one seemed to take it all in their stride with some lovely passes. The only fail being due to the dog in question refusing to do the 'down stay' due to the conditions. I am sure this team would achieve as good a pass as the other four given better ground.

I would like to take the opportunity of congratulating Rhiannon Burridge in doing a great job of Test Manager on this her first appointment, keeping the day running smoothly. To all of team WNAG for all the hard work involved in running an event like this - here's to the next one."

Jackie Bagnall, David Taylor & Kevin Clarke

Judges: Kay Burridge & David Viney
Entrants: 4      Passes: 4

Congratulations to:

Hosie's Newfoundlove New Edition at Shadowrise "Solo"
Cadman's Sassena Loveable Bryn "Bryn"
King's Safeharbour White But Cute "Effie"
Wall's Blacktide Into The Blue "Blue"

Judges Reports - Level 2

"Thank you to the SNC for inviting us to judge on this bright, sunny but cold day. We had four entries and four very good passes.

All four teams to be more spacially aware of their carts and to remember not to have tight leads. With a little more work, all four teams should be able to progress to the next level.

Thank you WNAG and the Test Manager, Rhiannon, for hosting this test, Nev & Julie - the catering team and of course our stewards - we couldn't do it without you."

Kay Burridge & David Viney

Judges: David Viney & Kevin Clarke
Entrants: 4      Passes: 2

Congratulations to:

Pallot's Vodahond Black Man Ray "Rocky"
King's Safeharbour Hey Baby "Bonnie"

Judges Reports - Level 3

"Thanks to the SNC for asking us to judge this Level. The weather was fine and sunny, but quite chilly.

We had four entries, two very good passes and two who didn't quite manage the three minute down stay. Both teams that passed worked well together but with a little more hard work could both progress to the next level.

Thanks to all the stewards, WNAG and Julie & Nev for the food."

David Viney & Kevin Clarke