PresidentRoy Denison
ChairmanPhil Askew
Vice ChairmanLiz Ingram
SecretaryVerity Easey
TreasurerJulie Clackson
Membership SecretaryKelvin Smith
Working Test & Field Trial SecretaryPeter Fulcher
CommitteeJohn Bowtell, Sarah Bond, Kevin Doughty, Mick Elsey, Jean Hoskings, Sam Morley Riches
Spaniel SecretaryNicki Hunter

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News and Results

27 April 2024 – EC Special Puppy, Novice, Veteran

Special Puppy

1st Bellspaddle Hotstuff of Brindlebay, Mike Tallamy
2nd Pinfeathers Galahad, Callum Raywood
3rd Clachanbeach Sea View Lucy, J Nice


1st Southgreen Brookebelle, Ginny Wallis Miller
2nd Krakenmac Curtains Ruby, D Egan
3rd Kentwone Inca, J Hookham
4th Astraglen Frazier, G Silvey (Best Looking Dog in the Awards)
CoM, Garrethall Thorin, Ian Nichols, and Ruby’s Runner, Tim Briggs


1st Lanakers Quest of Tofts, Glynis Hillier
2nd Pigeonman Belle Star, M Jackson

16 March 2024 – EC Open Qualifier

The UGS Eastern Counties branch held their open qualifier test at Stutton on Saturday 16 March. The judges were Keith Bedford Richard Beckerleg and Kelvin Smith.

They were 34 dogs. The first test was a double blind judging was Keith Bedford. Test 2 was a mark and a blind with the blind taken first. Test 3 was judged by Kelvin Smith with two straight marks.

For the afternoon test, any dog caring a zero was dropped. Keith and Richard judged a walkup in the cover strip sending across the line. On the second afternoon test Kelvin was asking the handlers to send across waters for a long swim for a straight mark.


1st – Arthur Cook with Charmpark Fisher
2nd – Sharon Dingle with Bellspaddle Jock
3rd – Anthony Peters with Atikonak BullRush
4th – Jim Collins with FtCh Brockhaghs Forba
COM – Josephine Van Dussen with Drakeshead Ellis
COM – Cullem Raywood with Pinfeathers Excalibur

The UGS Eastern Counties would like to say a big thank you to the helpers and our sponsors Skinner’s dog food and Dog & Field

8th January 2023 – EC Novice Stake

UGS Eastern Counties held a novice trail at Ampton by kind permission of Peter Rushbrook.

The weather wasn’t that kind with sleet and strong winds which made good shooting for the guns and testing retrieves for handlers to mark and see dogs through thick cover, for a 14 dog novice trail.

The dogs made some fantastic retrieves. We stopped for soup and the lovely cake enjoyed by all, well done Sarah Bond.

Alan Hammond kept the trail running nice has always. Alan decided to take us around kitchen garden after the ducks where the judges called trail over.

Many thanks to the judges Roger Wade, Mark Polley, Paul Wheeler and Kelvin Nettlingham.

1st Adam Snares dog Halorros Milkyway of MeareCastle.
2nd Mick Elseys dog Nathansgreen Duga.
3rd Glynis Hilliers dog Lannakers Yogi Bear of Tofts.
Com Kevin Doughtys dog Highsea Loin.
Com Andrew Wright bitch Wadesmill Rosedsle.
Best retrieve of the day Mike Elsey dog.
Guns Choice Kevin Doughty receiving the Joe Fulcher Memorial Trophy.

I would like to say thank you to the helpers, game carriers, dog steward the guns, Doug Laflin, Jeff Allen Peter Childs, Joseph Fulcher, Peter Fulcher and the young Alfie Wheeler. And thank you to our very generous sponsors Skinner’s Dog food, and Dog & Field

9th November 2023 – EC – Novice Retriever Stake

UGS Eastern Counties branch held the UGS All Aged Finals trail on the 9 December on the Ampton estate by kind permission of Peter Rushbrook.

We started in a field of mustard with the rain pouring down in our face. The judges, guns and handlers kept up the spirits not letting the weather interfere with marking down. Judges Kevin doughty, Phil Parkins, Richard Beckerleg and Keith Bedford gave the dogs plenty of time after they were sent in the appalling conditions. The guns shooting was spot on, 40 head for a 12 dog stake.

Judges eye wipe 4 dogs leaving 2 dogs. Unfortunately judges awarded a second and a third. 2nd place was Mick Elsey dog Marshepark Tramp, eye wiping 3 dogs earlier. 3rd was Peter Hurst dog Ghostwood Cruiser at Saxthorp.

UGS Eastern Counties branch would like to say thank you to the judges guns helpers and Sarah bond for the fantastic food. Alan Hammond for keeping the flow of game, our sponsors Skinner’s dog food and Dog and field. All the handlers and judges were given a glass marked with the hundred year anniversary of the Utility Gundog Society

24th Oct 2023 – EC – All Aged Stake

Ugs Eastern Counties branch held their all age stake at Ampton by kind permission of Peter Rushbrook.

Judges: Terry Prentice, Mike Jennings, Andy Mutimer, Doug Laflin. Mike and Andy on the right Terry and Doug on the left.

We started in a walking in mustard the guns shot extremely well, with dogs picking birds behind. This made the judges decision a bit easier for putting dogs out. The last partridge was shot falling behind a tree. Dogs were sent failing to pick, judges walking out and picked up the bird, leaving one dog. The judges called the trail over making Mr J & Mrs C M Elsey with Mick Elsey handling Marsepark Tramp the winner for which he was awarded the Posterngate Trophy, a Dog & Field voucher and a Skinner’s voucher.

A big thank you to Lindsay Lampe coming in to dog steward the helpers carrying game.

5 Aug 2023 – EC Open Sugar Beet Test

1st Peterspond Wader, Karen Handley (Best Marking Dog)

2nd Lyebreach Golden Eagle of Riverlily, Abbie Reid

3rd Hanas Kertis, Jacqui Crew

4th Artful Alice, handled by Jackie Smith owned by D Bolton

CoM Brindlebay Agnes at Birdsgreen, Sara Gadd

Thanks go to our host, judges, helpers and sponsors, Skinners and Dog and Field.

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