2 Day Open (Qualifying) Stake for 24 Dog AV Retrievers on the 21st and 22nd October 2019 at The Crown Estate, Windsor By Gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen and The Crown Estate Commissioners By kind invitation of Mr Gary Vidler and Guns on 21 October and By kind invitation of the BASC Guns on 22 October
Judges: Mr K Doughty (A32), Mr R Wade (A1704), Mr G Stanley (B1920), Mrs D Stevens (B3483)
Prizes: The Manymills Salver and President’s Trophy for the Winner Skinners Trophy for the Best Marking Retriever UGS (K & E Sussex) Shield for Guns’ Choice Meadowmill Cup for the Best Looking Retriever in the Awards Hoopwick Trophy for the Dog taking the Best Runner The Berry Trophy for the Best Retrieve of the Day
What a wonderful 2 days UGS K&ES had at Windsor for our Open Qualifying Stake held on 21st & 22nd Oct 2019. We had a steady flow of game thanks to Head keeper Peter & his under keepers, with some great shooting from Gary Vidler & his team of guns on the first day & Clive Gibbons & his team of BASC guns shooting for us on the second day. After 11 dogs went through to day 2, we finished on 8 retrieves for the final dogs. Huge Thank you to my judges Kevin Doughty, Roger Wade, Graham Stanley & Di Stevens. Special thanks to Lorne Kentish for being Chief Steward for both days & also to the rest of my amazing team of helpers who were very efficient & made the days run so smoothly. It was also lovely to see our Vice President Gwen Butcher, who came to hand out the awards.
2 Day AV Retriever Open Qualifying 24 Dog Stake on the 16th and 17th October 2018 at Neville Holt, Great Easton, Leicestershire by kind permission of Mr David Ross
Judges: Phil Garton A2178, Henric Vilendal A3077, Ron Gent B2265, Brian Barker B2456
Trophies: The Manymills Salver and President’s Trophy for the Winner Skinners Trophy for the Best Marking Retriever UGS (K&E Sussex) Shield for Guns’ Choice Meadowmill Cup for the Best Looking Retriever in the Awards Hoopwick Trophy for the Dog taking the Best Runner The Berry Trophy for the Best Retrieve of the Day
UGS Open Finals on Sunday 17th June 2018 at Pheasantry, Hurst Green by kind permission of Chris and Sue Ellis
Judges: Helena Sully and Di Stevens
Today was our turn to run the UGS Open Area Finals at the Pheasantry. Hurst Green. We ran the test on some super ground with special thanks to Chris & Sue Ellis who were the perfect hosts. The judges today were Helena Sully and Di Stevens who both did a great job choosing today’s winners. Thank you also to our fantastic team of helpers who came forward to throw and put out dummies, cook and help keep the day running smoothly.
I might be a bit bias but a superb team win for Kent and East Sussex with fantastic scores. A lovely competitive atmosphere with a lot of friendly banter between the teams throughout the day. The awards were presented by Phil Askew who came along to support The Utility Gundog Society.
Results: Kent and East Sussex Winning Team
Marianne Copp with Pointhill Peregrine
Sophie Mills with Turnerbrook Princess
Verona Clatworthy with Wellrose Rayman
Andy Parkin with Greenbriar Ruble of Beaconoak
The award for the top dog went to Wellrose Rayman Who scored 99 out of a possible 100 and made difficult tests look easy.
UGS All Aged Finals on the 5th January 2018 at Paddockhurst Estate by kind permission of John Hoare
Judges: Barry Taylor, Colin Pelham, Liz Taylor and Mel Brooks.
Thank you to our hoast John Hoare, Keeper Nigel Firth and his team for putting on such a great day. Great ground with a mix of woodland and parkland retrieves with the judges strething the distances towards the end of the trial to challenge both dog and handler. Excellent shooting by the guns. Thank you to the judges Barry Taylor, Colin Pelham, Liz Taylor and Mel Brooks. On a personal note as this was my last trial as FT sec I would just like to thank all my helpers stewards, markers, game carriers, refreshment providers who have turned up come rain or shine and travelling some distances to support the club and members without you guys there would be no trials. Thankyou.