Draught Tests - All Levels (Beginners to Level 4)

24 & 25 February 2018
Pancrasweek, Holsworthy, Devon

What a brilliant weekend! Great atmosphere, where everyone mucked in and helped out This test cannot be held without this level of co-operation from all who attend, as there is no working group able to run the event. Dave and I thank everyone for their help, especially Martine and Caroline for supervising the hot drinks and food, and to Bev who sorted the paperwork while I was out judging.

This event gets stronger every year, it was nice to see some new faces mixed in with the 'regulars'. We had almost 40 entries, which certainly kept the judges and stewards on their toes, not every team passed, but I think it's safe to say, everyone enjoyed their stay in Devon.

Thanks to Roger & Di Vincent, who once again allowed us free access to their property, it is a wonderful venue, and once again we received a warm welcome from them.

I am already looking forward to doing it all again next year.

Kay Burridge, Joint Test Manager (with David Viney)

Results and Reports - Day 1 - 24 February 2018

Beginners Level

Judges: Clive Walls & Clive Haylock
Entrants: 3 | Passes: 2
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Hartley & Coombs Archer Valhalabears Class Archer
Germain Erik Didleo German Saule (Leonberger)

Judges: Clive Walls & Pete Webber
Entrants: 1 | Passes: 1
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Haylock Poppy (Labrador)

Four entries today in the glorious Devon sunshine. Three passes, one not quite ready yet.
We would like to see the handlers not using their leads so much and talking to their dogs more. The dogs that passed are all ready to go on to the next level.
Thank you to our call steward for her help and thank you to the SNC for giving us the opportunity to judge.

Clive Walls & Clive Haylock

Level 1

Judges: Steve Pallot & Karen Thompson
Entrants: 6 | Passes: 6
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Viney Rosie
Boyle Chewie Dalrynewf Chewie Chum
Haylock Maddie (Barbet)
Haylock Jenna Freddybears Witchy Or What
Burridge Dora Bagglebears Moondance
Clarke Moses

Karen and I judged six teams, all the teams worked well and all passed. The maneuvering section was held in the top field, then on to the haul. All teams are ready to progress onto Level 2.
Thank you to the SNC for asking us to judge and thanks to the Call and Haul Steward. Thanks also to the ladies for keeping us supplied with hot drinks.

Steve Pallot & Karen Thompson

Judges: Dave Viney & Pete Webber
Entrants: 6 | Passes: 5
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Pallot Bruno Staneberne Brown Fury
Germain Erik Didleo German Saule (Leonberger)
Hartley & Coombs Archer Valhalabears Class Archer
Walls Blue Blacktide Into The Blue
Thompson Ditto Safeharbour Ditto

Thanks to the SNC for asking us to judge at this excellent venue. We had six teams, with five good passes, I dog withdrew during the Maneuvering section. Tight leads still seem to be the worst problem for losing points, but the level of control is improving all the time.
Thanks to Martine and Caroline for doing the food, to Roger & Di for the use of their property. Thanks to Kay who did a great job as usual and organized the great dry weather for once!

Dave Viney & Pete Webber

Level 3

Judges: Kay Burridge & Kevin Clarke
Entrants: 5 | Passes: 3
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
King Effie Safeharbour White But Cute
Dickinson Maximus
Dickinson Jinny

We had five entries today and three nice passes, the two failures occurring during the down stay. Points lost today were mostly through lack of change of pace during the control and repeated commands. The haul was quite taxing, but all three teams worked well together.
Special thanks go to our Steward, Dave, who yet again managed to stop us from getting lost on the haul. Thanks to the SNC for inviting us to judge at this event and to Roger & Di for allowing us access to their property.

Kay Burridge & Kevin Clarke

Results and Reports - Day 2 - 25 February 2018

Beginners Level

Judges: Paul Dickinson & Jeff Burridge
Entrants: 2 | Passes: 2
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Vincent Bobby Wuzibears Bobby Dazzler at Cumngo
Haylock Poppy (Labrador)

A lovely day at a fantastic venue thank you to the Test Manager for all the hard work.
Only two entries today, but two very nice passes.

Paul Dickinson & Jeff Burridge

Level 2

Judges: Wendy Hawkes & Jen Lewin
Entrants: 13 | Passes: 4
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
King Sasha Safeharbour The Never Never
Boyle & Fitzpatrick Lexi Syddyn Kia
Dickinson Jinny
Haylock Maddie (Barbet)

Report to follow

Wendy Hawkes

Report to follow

Jen Lewin

Level 4

Judges: David Viney & Pete Lewin
Entrants: 3 | Passes: 0

Great venue, great weather if a bit chilly.
We had three entries, two did not get themselves through the control section, one just did not seem to want to know, the other did not complete the back-up. The third entrant got through the control section, did an excellent down stay, but sadly had to withdraw from the haul as she became very tired. The conditions on the haul were very taxing, being a young dog, she just ran out of stamina ... she made a very good attempt in true newfie spirit.
Thank you to the SNC for asking us to judge, thanks to Martine and Caroline for the food, Roger & Di for the use of their property and to Kay for a great job.

David Viney & Pete Lewin