Lindsay Williams is the new working test secretary for the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire branch. You can contact her with any questions about the up coming tests on 24th July and 4th September. Contact details are on the main Surrey page.
In memory of Peter Johnson, who left us a legacy, the UGS Eastern Counties branch are running a judging weekend on the 20th and 21st August.
The Saturday will be a practical day “in the field” at Hintlesham by kind permission of Kevin Doughty and will be a “scenario” based day giving “trainees” the chance to experience “sending”, “decision making” and “assessing” a number of usual and unusual situations that may occur when judging.
The day is aimed primarily at non panel judges (but panel judges will be welcome to attend), especially those about to start their judging career. This day will be overseen by seven experienced A panel “educator” judges, Kevin Doughty, Steve Polley, Phil Askew, Sara Gadd, Mike Tallamy, Rodger Ketley and Phil Highfield.
The Sunday will be a presentation and examination of the J Regs by Kevin Doughty and will be held at Woolpit Village Hall at a cost of £30. Applicants can choose to do one or the other or both. There will be spaces for 36 trainee judges on the practical day at a reduced cost of £20. Current members of Eastern Counties Branch will have preference.
We will also need 16 dogs and handlers of a good standard (at least open WT award winners) that are able to “hunt” their dogs in a specified area. Dogs\Handlers will be free of charge but will be able to listen in on the discussions but without input.
Please contact me, by email on email@example.com if you are interested. Help on the day would be appreciated especially if you’re a good dummy thrower!!
UGS Area Finals 2021 held by UGS HBB on Saturday 21st August at Woodhall Park, Watton-at-Stone by kind permission of Mr Abel Smith.
Judges: John Stubbs and Nick Clitheroe.
We were very kindly sponsored by Skinner’s Field and Trial and Sporting Saint.
1st – Herts, Beds and Bucks and winning the Halday Cup
2nd Place – Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire
3rd Place – Eastern Counties
4th Place – Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Top Dog winning the Westernash Trophy: Lesley Crompton with Catcombe Cygnet.
Judges Choice winning the Tilly Trophy: Rob Smallman with Caitlain Primrose.
UGS Surrey, West Sussex and Hamps Branch Open Qualifier& Intermediate WT held at Frithfold Farm, Northchapel by kind permission of Mr Peter Locke on 23.5.21.
Judges: Robert Worrall, Kate Bollen, Louie Robertson