Roger Vincent Memorial Draught Tests - All Levels (Beginners to Level 4)

29 February & 01 March 2020
Pancrasweek, Holsworthy, Devon
Hosted by Diana Vincent

Dave and I would like to thank everyone for supporting the first 'Roger Vincent Memorial Draught Test', although this is something like the eight year we have held our draught test at this venue in Devon.
We had a good entry this weekend, with everyone helping to make it a successful event, my heartfelt thanks go to Pat and the SEWN ladies who sorted out the kitchen, raffle and anything that they saw needed doing.
It was great to see our regular supporters both as entrants and judges at this event, plus some entrants and judges who were new to Devon, we hope you all enjoyed the tests, despite the elements.

Kay Burridge & David Viney, Test Managers

Results and Reports - Day 1 - 29 February 2020

Beginners Level

Judges: Di Vincent & Sara Davies
Entrants: 9 | Passes: 8
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Walls Blue Blacktide Into The Blue (in Brace)
Walls Zale Ursanigra Its All Greek to Me (in Brace)
Richards Tula Quornbears Grace Darling (in Brace)
Martin Mojo Darkpeak Snow Flurry (in Brace)
Webber Quincy Ursanigra Quincy Adams
Dobson Molly
Dickinson Eddie
Haylock Georgia (Doodle)

Some challenging conditions today with strong winds and sleet but everyone worked very well despite the elements and distractions.
Thank you as always for inviting us to judge, lovely to have two brace entries today as well.

Di Vincent & Sara Davies

Level 2

Judges: Steve Pallot & Jackie Bagnall
Entrants: 6 | Passes: 4
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Walls Blue Blacktide Into The Blue
Burridge Henry Bagglebears Man In The Moon
Burridge Dora Bagglebears Moondance
Dobson Kyra Bearhugs Talulah at Ursanigra

Judges: Jeff Burridge & Jackie Bagnall
Entrants: 3 | Passes: 2
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Boyle & FItzpatrtick Lexi Syddyn Kia (using Travoir)
Haylock Jenna Freddybears Witchy Or What

We tested nine teams which included a brace and a Travoir. The conditions were very demanding with rain, hail and sleet. All got htrough the control section, but two teams failed on the group down stay. The maneuvering seven haul sections were very trying with very wet and muddy ground.
We had six nice passes as one of the teams failed on the out-of-sight down stay during the haul.
We would like to thank the SNC for asking us to judge.

Steve Pallot, Jackie Bagnall & Jeff Burridge

Level 4

Judges: Jacquie Woodhall & Clive Haylock
Entrants: 5 | Passes: 1
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Dickinson Jinny

Weather was a mix of hail, snow, sleet sun and wind, we shortened the haul due to the boggy conditions.
Two teams not quite ready for the L4 control, two teams stood or sat up in the last seconds of the down stay.
The one team that went through to the haul section, completed with a very good pass after being faced with some tricky and boggy conditions.
Thank you for inviting us to judge and for the hospitality.

Jacquie Woodhall & Clive Haylock

Results and Reports - Day 2 - 01 March 2020

Beginners Level

Judges: Di Vincent & Sara Davies
Entrants: 4 | Passes: 4
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Webber Quincy Ursanigra Quincy Adams
Dobson Cassie Ursanigra Cassiopeia
Dickinson Eddie
Haylock Georgia (Doodle)

Much nicer conditions than yesterday, which suited the entrants much better.
Lovely to see the dogs working so well at this level and listening.
Thank you for inviting us to judge, Devon venue as enjoyable as ever.

Di Vincent & Sara Davies

Level 1

Judges: Clive Walls & Ken Richards
Entrants: 5 | Passes: 2
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Boyle & Fitzpatrick Lexi Syddyn Kia
Pallot Ninja Staneberne Wave Rider

We would like to thank the Southern Newfoundland Club for offering us the chance to judge together in the wonderful countryside, if rather wet Devon. At least it stayed fairly dry for our tests.
We had five entries but only two passes. One of the passes was very good, almost faultless, although unfortunately some of the dogs really felt it was too wet to lay down.
Thank you to Ann for your help as our steward.

Clive Walls & Ken Richards

Level 3

Judges: Pete Webber & Marcus Sutherington
Entrants: 5 | Passes: 1
OwnerCall NameRegistered Name
Dickinson Jinny

Five entrants and one pass in very changeable conditions from snow to bright sunshine.
Very wet control area, all the dogs did great in part and not so in others which lead to only one team going through to the haul and was almost faultless throughout.

It's my first time at this venue and you couldn't ask for more. Thanks to Kay and Dave for inviting me, I had a great time. Marcus

Pete Webber & Marcus Sutherington