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Open Working Trial Results 8th-10th August 2008

Midlands Border Collie Club have just completed their annual Open Working Trial near Melton Mowbray. We had to move the Open from January as we now hold a Championship Working Trial then. We had to put less stakes on than usual due to land constraints and so we ran a Companion Dog (CD) Stake and a Utility Dog (UD) Stake.

The tracking was on well grown pasture and we had mixed fortunes with the weather - rain Friday and Saturday but sunnier on the Sunday. I believe all the competitors enjoyed the trial and we had a few comments about how friendly our people and trial are!

Many thanks to Anne Fowler for organising the fields for us - to Voirrey for the cakes and for booking everyone in on each day - to Val for doing escort duties on Saturday and to Chris helping on Friday and Sunday and to everyone who helped with the trial. It would not be possible to run the trial without the helpers!

Trial Manager Barrie James

CD STAKE ~ Judge: Sheila Tannert
1st Andrea Clarke with Beinhard Yasko - GSD (D) (Qualified COM)
2nd Val Tiller with Foxbarton Lady in Waiting - BC (B) (Qualified COM)
3rd Lucy Cook with Gaesten Leapin Loolie (IMP) - Lagotto Romagnolo (B) (NQ)
4th Sue McCrilley with Littlethorn Kelisa - BC - (B) (NQ)

UD STAKE ~ Judge: Margaret Robinson
1st Dave Craven with Disco Mischief Maker - WSD (D) (Qualified COM)
2nd Gail Gwesyn-Price with Concenn Yewen CDex - GSD (D) (Qualified COM)
3rd J. Hope with Carlsbro Mach - GSD (D) (Qualified COM)
4th Kate Wykes with Kipcroft Meg of Tarnforce CDex - BC (B) (Qualified COM)

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