This meeting was not only the first held for over a year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, it was also the first held at the new venue. The need to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines meant we were restricted to 30 people on the site. So it was decided that after the committee and helpers were accounted for, the remaining places would go to people who had entries and memberships in hand from the beginning of 2020. We didn't have enough places for everyone so there was an amount of "cherry picking" to make sure we had a good range of dogs to test the new field. The Committee decided that as this was a trial meeting in many respects, there would be no points available but there would be rosettes available for the highest scores.
The new field presented the Field Committee with problems in designing a safe running course for all breeds of dogs. It is uphill and undulating. We spent most of Saturday, trying out different designs which were tested by Whippets and Salukis. The final course of 500m was not ideal but tested the dogs, particularly on the uphill outrun.
Many thanks to Liz, Richard, Sue, Neil and Steve for all their hard work and support on Saturday, to Sue for lending us her Salukis to test the courses and to Steve for sharing his pasties with us ,and which kept us going on a very hot day.
Judges: Sandra Marcovecchio. Many thanks to Sandra for taking on the task of judging on her own.
Lure Driver: Chris Cloke. Thank you for standing out in the sun all afternoon and still managing to concentrate on the job.
Course Design: Chris Cloke.
Ground conditions: Ideal-The Downs turf was soft, thick and springy
Weather: The hottest weekend of the year and humid. We advised that given the heat, dogs only had one course.
Entries: Restricted to 30 people (and 36 dogs), as per the Covid Regulations.
BEST IN FIELD: Crystal Javelin Ontario (Holloway, T & S)
Best in Class 2: Winterfellin Is A Free Elf (Parker, S)
Best in Class 3: Wheatroyd Midnight Chimes (Cloke, C & J)
Best in Class 4: Crystal Javelin Ontario (Holloway, T & S)
JUDGES CHOICE AWARDS: Crystal Javelin Ontario (Holloway, T & S) & Kushbudar Velvet Moon (Tringham, H)
|Whippet||Winterfellin Is A Free Elf||Parker, S||92|
|Whippet||Laguna Luna’s Link||Wainman, L M||90|
|Whippet||Winterfellin Dashin Comet||Elliott, E||90|
|Whippet||Wheatroyd Fire Into Ice||Newman, Moriaty & Cloke||88|
|Whippet||Lavabella Lizzie's Lang||Hales, L & D||84|
|Whippet||Moonlake Medium Blonde||Robertson, G||81|
|Silken Windhound||Kushbudar Velvet Moon||Tringham, H||81|
|Silken Windhound||Kushbudar Star of Cashmere||Tringham, H||71|
|Whippet||Ranveli French Fancie||Johnstone, E & D||63|
|Afghan Hound||Way Up Travis Scott||Booth, E & Fry, B||61|
|Deerhound||Nellie||Johnson, N & S||60|
|Saluki||Shahzad Zaki Ter Dolen||Strong M & J||56|
|Whippet||Wheatroyd Midnight Chimes||Cloke, J||88|
|Whippet||Lavebella Empire Born To Run||Johnstone, E & D||86|
|Saluki||Bonnie||Gunn, C & Thorley, A||80|
|Whippet||Laguna Lawn’s Lupin||Wainman, L M||79|
|Whippet||Wheatroyd Monet||Hutt, N & L||69|
|Basenji||Aksaifleet I'm Cheetah||Holloway, T||65|
|Afghan Hound||Amina||Booth, E & Fry, B||55|
|Basenji||Aksaifleet Russki Rose||Holloway, T||52|
|Basenji||Nganga’s Princess Snow White||Palubicki, J||52|
|Whippet||Winterfellin Gotta Dash||Elliott, E||52|
|Basenji||Crystal Javelin Ontario||Holloway, T||93|
|Saluki||Summer Shay Jay Jay||Snape, S||87|
|Basenji||Woodella True Song||Palubicki, J||82|
|Whippet||Laguna Lucie Lockett||Wainman, L M||80|
|Whippet||Ladygrove Dosey Doe||Johnstone, E & D||79|
|Saluki||Charrioak Delta Leonis||Snape, S||53|
|Saluki||Charrioak Jabhat al Akrab||Snape, S||49|
|Saluki||Lucy||Kench, M & S||47|