AV Working Test Results Updated

The AV Working Test Results have been updated, please see the Results page or click here.

Results for FCRS Inter Area Team Competition

Results of the FCRS Inter Area Team Competition held at Tythe Barn, Harvington Worcs on Saturday, 11th August.
Thank you to our hosts Bob, Sandra and Jeff Byrd, and our team of judges Paul Alabaster, David Bellamy, Lisa Booker-Bown, June Ellin and Vivienne Gatter.
As always, a huge thank you to all the stewards, dummy throwers/placers and other helpers. Days like this really could not happen without you giving up your time so other people can have fun with their dogs.
1st The South West 
Steve Ashby Thames Path Bracken at Tunnelwood
Helen Ford Percuil Dasher 
Mo Sweet Hoar Oak Hill 
Charlotte Wear Keveral Harri
2nd The Midlands
Barry Doherty Blouet Gaudete with Arrowhill 
Dave Myatt Wainhawke Woodcock 
Dave Locking Blakanis Wyken Pippin 
Graham Clelland Necessares Sorrel
3rd Wessex
Kath Bargh Broomsward Armani
Ursula Pomeroy Wayfoong Silken Tigereye of Rushypond 
Sue Weeden Weeden Shottsford Breeze 
Keith Manley Lenyam Soloway
4th NEFRA South 
Anne Kitching Casblaidd Angel's Landing
Colette Greenwood Tawnywood Jollification
Derek Bull Keepersway Alana 
Julie Matthews Ollersett Sparkling Nymph
Best Puppy/NDNH 
Steve Ashby Thames Path Bracken at Tunnelwood
Best Novice 
Ursula Pomeroy Wayfoong Silken Tigereye of Rushypond
Best Open
Julie Matthews Ollersett Sparkling Nymph
Top Score Overall
Steve Ashby Thames Path Bracken at Tunnelwood
Judges Choice 
Anne Kitching Casblaidd Angel's Landing
Congratulations to all in the awards, and commiserations to the Southern Club who were a woman down due to mechanical failure en route to the event.

Working Test Results

Flatcoated Retriever Society Midlands Area 
Unclassified Working Test for FCRs 
12 May 2018
Held at Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre
Judges: Sally Antram, Paul Egginton, Elaine Whittaker
Special Puppy: 
1st Sue Groom with Littleroe Maud of Plethorn
2nd Caroline Hewison with Casblaidd Island in the Sky
3rd Julie Matthews with Ollerset Black Knight
Novice Dog/Novice Handler: 
2nd Alan Moore with Shiraz Pebble
1st Chris Hewison with Pepsmark Jet Stream at Casblaidd
2nd Dave Locking with Balkanis Wyken Pippin
3rd Nicky Wellfair with Trephilip River Alchemist
4th Caroline Hewison with Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
CofM Garry Ellison with Ollerset Sparkling Nymph
CofM Graham Clelland with Necessares Rawdon
Well done to all in awards and to those for whom entering at all was a hugely new experience.
Many thanks to the landowners, who provided such excellent facilities, to the judges for their patience and and expertise and especially to Heather Harley and Bob Davis and family without whose help this event could not have happened - big thank you. We welcomed special guests - Peder Pedersen from Sweden with his fcr and Anne Paige and Steve Paige who ran their Golden Retrievers nfc
Thank everyone for making it a good day.

The Southern Area of the FCRS ran Novice and Novice Dog Novice Handler working tests for Flatcoated Retrievers and Golden Retrievers today at Penshurst in Kent, by kind permission of Lord De L’Isle. Many thanks to Dick Pettett for his organisation, our judges Jim Gale and Maddie Burr for their patience, to those who gave up their time to steward and to our dummy throwers David Hutchison and Andy Snow who did sterling work - the day would not have happened without you. 
We had a good entry and a fairly even number of flatcoats and goldens running. The weather was kind to us - almost perfect for the two breeds, overcast but dry with the sun coming out for tea and prize-giving. The atmosphere was relaxed and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces and handlers helping each other out and swapping training tips. We hope the event will become a regular feature of the working test calendar in the south east with the Southern Golden Retriever Society hosting next year. 
Unfortunately we had a number of handlers who had to pull out of NDNH and on the day it wasn’t possible to make any awards in this class. (Ruby (Boresile Arabella Allen for Larksburn) and I were presented with a dummy as the highest scoring dog but our scores were not consistent enough to be placed!)
In Novice awards were made to:
1st Steven Bancroft with Wadesmill Castlebury (GR)
2nd Carol Carter with Azteca Final Alliance (GR)
3rd Suzi Price with Blacklake Oberon for Ruddlebury (FCR)
4th Derek Bull with Keepersway Alana (FCR) and
COM Sue Jackson with Pandapaws Angus (GR)
Many congratulations to all concerned. 

Winner of the Shooting Gazette Challenge Cup Crufts 2018

Winner of the Shooting Gazette Challenge Cup - Crufts 2018 “Working Gundog - Any Other Variety Retriever Best Dog: Owner: Mr & Mrs David and Sara Savory - Hopevalley Morning Arizona. Handler: David Savory. Breeder: Mrs Mandy Romeo-Dieste.


The Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests 2018 : Chatsworth House

Helpers are required at the above event, please click here for the information sheet which gives full details.  

South West Working Test Results: 15th April 2018

The South West Working Tests was held under Kennel Club rules for flatcoats  at Spreyton Estate by kind permission of Viv Bennett. A huge thank you to the dummy throwers, stewards and the judges for giving up their time to help in the running of the day. Thank you to Skinners Pet Foods for sponsoring the prizes.

Judges:  Tim Shipp ( A 1916) , Keith and Jane Manley (NP)


1st Ollersett Sparkling Nymph handled by Garry Ellison O/B Julie Matthews 

2nd Keveral Glololui H/O/B Charlotte Wear 
3rd Henterssheim Burton H/O Shaun Caddy Breeder Ravenhill


1st Tunnelwood Phantom O/B/H Steve Ashby 
2nd Ollersett Shining Nymph O/H/B Julie Matthews
3rd Casblaidd Queen of the Sky over Ruddleberry Breeder R&J Hewison O/H Suzi Price 
4th Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd Breeder Battison Owner C&C Hewison Handler Caroline Hewison

Special Puppy -No awards given

Working Test Programme for 2018 - now available

The Working Test programme for 2018 has been updated, to view click on this link: Working Test Programme 2018

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