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President: Mrs. Christine Bodman


Sunday 30 October 2016 - Bryn Bach Park, Tredegar, Gwent

Hosted by Welsh Newfoundland Activity Group

Test Manager: Bev Clarke

"We woke to a slightly misty Sunday morning in the Welsh hills, expecting a very quiet event. However! We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of entries; the enthusiasm of the dogs and the hospitality of Bryn Bach Park - particularly the ghosts and ghouls event they were also hosting. This is a perfect venue for a draught event with all the required elements and obstacles in abundance.

We had 25 entries (1st & 2nds) from Beginners, Level 1, 2 & 4 with only a few 'teams' not quite making the grade just yet.

My sincere thanks to all the judges and as a group, we look forward to hosting further events in 2017 - Kind Regards from all members of the Welsh Newfoundland Activity Group."

Bev Clarke

Judges: Carol Taylor & Jane King
Entrants: 5      Passes: 3

Congratulations to:

Boyle's Syddyn Kia "Lexi" & Dalrynewf Chewie Chum "Chewie" (Brace)
Billsborough's Comfortcove Rock The Boat "Zeus"
Viney's Evanpark Rocket Man for Millthorpe "Badger"

Judges Reports - Beginners Level

"We had four entries today, one of which was a brace. Three passed including the brace and only one fail. The one that failed was with his new mummy and she was not going anywhere without him so therefore would not do the downstay, with time and practice he will get there.

Thank you to WNAG for asking us to judge at Bryn Bach the stewards and of course the caterers who keep us going."

Carol Taylor & Jane King

Judges: David Taylor & Kay Burridge
Entrants: 8      Passes: 6

Congratulations to:

Hosie's Newfoundlove New Edition at Shadowrise "Solo"
Cadman's Wynoochee Black Onyx "Ned"
Chadwick's Culnor Just Divine Crocus at Uskrail "Sulis"
Williams' Dearchary Good Vibrations "Merlin"
Williams' Dearchary Hall Of Fame "Fame"
Billsborough's Neriedes Never Hug A Bear "Dillon"

Judges Reports - Level 1

"We would like to thank Bev and team WNAG for a superb test weekend. A lot of hard work, but well worth it, even the weather was kind to us.

We had a good entry for this level, with six nice passes, we look forward to seeing you progress through the higher levels in the future. The two that didn't make it today were busy enjoying themselves and didn't want to put their 'working heads' on, we are sure they will pass next time.

Thank you for entering under us. Special thanks to our steward, couldn't do it without you."

Kay Burridge & David Taylor

Judges: Jackie Bagnall & Karen Thompson
Entrants: 10      Passes: 7

Congratulations to:

King's Safeharbour White But Cute "Effie"
Taylor's Bagglebears Thunder Moon at Mollynewf "Kitchi"
Dickinson's "Maximus"
Hosie's Newfoundlove My Guy at Shadowrise "Mouse"
Cadman's Sassena Lovable Bryn "Bryn"
Burridge's Bagglebears Moonshine "Ellie"
Walls' Blacktide Into The Blue "Blue"

Judges Reports - Level 2

"Thank you to both of the working committees for inviting be to judge. A very busy weekend for me judging three levels. I had a great weekend with some lovely people and dogs. As always a warm welcome at Bryn Bach. Thank you to W.N.A.G for hosting the event, it is hard work to make it all happen. Had a great time at my favourite venue.

Had a really big entry for this level and even though some teams didn't make it to the haul we still needed to go out on two hauls. Some tight leads again on this level but nothing too bad. It seems to be the down stays that are a bit of a stumbling block on all the levels. For the dogs that continued to the haul we did give you some things to do that were perhaps higher than needed for this level but it is good practice for moving up. Also we would not have penalised you if it had not been done quite right. Enjoyed this haul very much and the local entertainment was quite amusing. Keep up the good work everyone.

Thank you to my co-judge Jackie Bagnall, a very enjoyable day."

Karen Thompson

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Jackie Bagnall

Judges: Kevin Clarke & Ronnie Chadwick
Entrants: 3      Passes: 0

Judges Reports - Level 4

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Kevin Clarke

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Ronnie Chadwick