Field Trials Schedule 2018

2018 SEASON

(Held under Kennel Club Ltd Rules and Field Trial Regulations)

Entries should be sent to the relevant Field Trial Secretary on a current entry form, additional copies are available from the Club website www.ndwgc.co.uk in the Field Trials section. Please make cheques payable to: The North Devon Working Gundog Club enclosing a separate cheque for each entry together with a self-addressed and stamped A4 envelope or a clearly written email address.

or 

For entries to Retriever Trials, members are encouraged to use the Field Trial Management System (FTMS). Payment to be made on line. Results of the draw will be emailed by FTMS and paper copies will be sent to those who provide a SAE.

Draws The draw for spaniel stakes will take place at 7.00 pm on the closing date at the Spaniel Field Secretary’s home. The draw for retriever stakes will take place at the Retriever Field Trial Secretary’s home on the day following the closing date using FTMS. Members welcome for all draws by arrangement.

Directions to the venues for all trials will be sent with the running order.

Entry Fees

Members – Retriever Stakes – Open £35; Novice £30.

Spaniel Stakes – Open £30; Novice £25.

Non Members – £50 all Stakes

Prizes

Retrievers Open 1st £35 2nd £25 3rd £15
Novice 1st £30 2nd £20 3rd £10
Spaniels Open 1st £30 2nd £20 3rd £10
Novice 1st £25 2nd £15 3rd £5

In addition, food vouchers will be awarded to the top three dogs in each stake.

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship provided by Roger Skinner Ltd.

 

Field Trial Secretary

(Retrievers)

Field Trial Secretary

(Spaniels)

Julie Taylor Jeremy Davies
The Firs  West Cleave
Crowcombe  Burrington
Heathfield  Umberleigh

Taunton

TA4 4BU

Tel: 01984 618699 or 07815 209722

Devon

EX37 9JW

Tel: 01769 520703 or 07984 201732

2018 schedule

STAKE 1 Open Qualifying Stake for Cocker Spaniels 

Date Thursday 25th October 2018

Venue The Maristow Shoot, Roborough, Devon by kind permission of the Maristow Shoot and Head-keeper Mr Gary Liddle

Judges Mr Peter Avery (A2404) and Mr Andy Waterhouse (B3543)

Trophies Winner – The Easterbrook Gould Trophy

Guns’ Choice – The Mowbray Salver

Entries Close Thursday 11th October 2017

Entry limit 16 dogs

 

STAKE 2 Open Qualifying Stake for English Springer Spaniels 

Date Thursday 8th November 2018

Venue The Maristow Shoot, Roborough, Devon by kind permission of the Maristow Shoot and Head-keeper Mr Gary Liddle

Judges Mr Dai Lloyd (A2770) and Mr Lee Cooper (A3417)

Trophies Winner – The Bridacombe Shield

Guns’ Choice – The Jandavic Trophy

Entries Close Thursday 25th October 2018 

Entry limit 16 dogs

 

STAKE 3 Open Stake for AV Retrievers 

Date Thursday 15th November 2018

Venue The Hall Shoot, Bishop’s Tawton, Devon by kind permission of Mr Jeremy Boyd

Judges Mr Nick Coates (A2223), Mr Tim Shipp (A1916), Ms Judith Evans (B2898)

and Mrs Mary Jane Opie (B3040)

Trophies Winner – The Brannam Court Trophy

Guns’ Choice – The Club Trophy

Entries Close Thursday 1st November 2018

Entry limit 12 Dogs

 

STAKE 4 Novice Stake for AV Spaniel (except Cocker) 

Date Thursday 15th November 2018

Venue The Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh, Devon by kind permission of the Castle Hill Shoot and

Head-keeper Mr Brian Mitchell

Judges Mr Simon Jones (A2807) and Mr Bob Lowe (NP3817)

Trophies Winner – The Midges Plate

Guns’ Choice – The Club Trophy

Entries Close Thursday 1st November 2018

Entry limit 16 Dogs

 

STAKE 5 Novice Stake for Cocker Spaniels 

Date Thursday 22nd November 2018

Venue The Temple Shoot, Filleigh Devon by kind permission of Mr Jeremy Boyd

Judges Mr Stuart Morgan (A2725) and Mr Richard Heseltine (NP3422)

Trophies Winner – The James Electric Trophy

Guns’ Choice – The Club Tankard

Entries close Thursday 8th November 2018

Entry limit 16 dogs

 

STAKE 6 Open Stake for AV Retrievers 

Date Wednesday 28th November 2018

Venue The Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh, Devon by kind

permission of the Castle Hill Shoot and Head-keeper Mr Brian Mitchell

Judges Mrs Judy Rainey (A59), Mr Robert Atkinson (A5), Mr David England (B2946)

and Mr Keith Broomfield (B2217)

Trophies Winner – The Leeglen Trophy

Guns’ Choice – The Perpetual Tankard

Entries Close Wednesday 14th November 2018

Entry limit 12 Dogs

 

STAKE 7 Novice Stake for AV Retrievers 

Date Monday 3rd December 2018

Venue The Spreacombe Shoot by kind permission of Mr Bryan Stevens and the

Dennis Family

Judges Ms Sally Jenkins (A1883), Mr David Stephens (B2786), Mr Frank Fitheridge (NP3288) and Mr Stuart Robson (NP3119)

Trophies Winner – The Grayspeed Trophy

Guns’ Choice – The Club Tankard

Entries Close Monday 19th November 2018

Entry limit 14 dogs

 

Please ensure entries are sent in good time, first class post does not guarantee ‘next day’ delivery. 

Help at trials is always appreciated; please give the relevant FT Secretary a call in advance if you are available to help on the day.

KENNEL CLUB LTD FIELD TRIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

DEFINITION OF STAKES

OPEN STAKE – A stake in which dogs have the opportunity of gaining a qualification towards the title of Field Trial Champion (K regulations refer) or towards entry in the Championships or Champion Stake for its breed and in which entry is open to all dogs of a specified breed or breeds, except that such Stakes may not be confined to Any Variety Spaniel [except Spaniel (English Springer) and Spaniel (Cocker)], it may be limited to a prescribed number of runners, in which case these shall be decided by a draw conducted in accordance with Regulation J6.g so that preference is given to previous performance.

Preference in the draw for Open Stakes

Members’ dogs which have gained awards as shown below

Non-members’ dogs which have gained awards as shown below

Members’ dogs which have gained other awards

Non-members’ dogs which have gained other awards

Other dogs

AWARDS – Retrievers – First, Second Third or Fourth award in a 24 dog Open Stake; or First, Second or Third award in a 12 Dog Open Stake; or First award in All-Aged or Novice Stakes.

Spaniels – First, Second or Third award in an Open Stake or a First award in an All-Aged or Novice Stake.

NOVICE STAKE – A stake which is confined to dogs which have not gained the following awards:

Retrievers: First, Second, Third or Fourth award in a 24 Dog Open Stake; or First, Second or Third award in a 12 Dog Open Stake; or First in an All-Aged or Novice Stake.

Spaniels: First, Second or Third in an Open stake; or First in an All-Aged or Novice Stake.

1. Dogs entered at Kennel Club Licensed Field Trials must be registered at the Kennel Club in accordance with Kennel Club Regulations for Classification and Registration B.

2. The society reserves the right to refuse any entry.

3. No substitute is allowed unless a veterinary certificate is produced certifying ill health or ‘bitch’ in season.

4. All dogs resident outside the UK must be issued with a Kennel Club Authority to Compete number before entry to the event can be made. All overseas entries without an Authority to Compete number will be returned to the competitor.

5. If entries or nominations exceed the number of permitted runners, the right to compete in a Trial shall be decided by ballot.

6. Should circumstances so dictate the Society, in consultation with the judges, may alter arrangements as necessary. Such changes and the circumstances surrounding them will be reported to the Kennel Club.

7. No modification may be made to the schedule after publication except by permission of the Kennel Club, followed by advertisement in appropriate journals if time permits before the closing of entries.

8. Judges at a Trial are prohibited from entering a dog which is recorded in their ownership or part ownership.

9. Videography and photography will only be permitted with the express permission of the Chief Steward and the host.

10. Welfare of Dogs. An exhibitor (or competitor) whose dog is entered at a Kennel Club licensed event should take all reasonable steps to ensure the needs of their dog(s) are met, and should not knowingly put their dogs’ health and welfare at risk by any action, default, omission or otherwise. A breach of this Regulation may be referred to the General Committee for disciplinary action under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations.

11. Dogs in cars on hot days. Your dog is vulnerable and AT RISK if left in a vehicle in high temperatures and even on days considered as slightly warm. Please take care of your dog. If your dog is found to be at risk forcible entry to your vehicle may be necessary without liability for any damage caused.

12. Withdrawals – Regulation J7(f) applies viz: after an applicant has been successful in the draw for a place in a Stake, or as a reserve has accepted an offer of a run, if the run is not taken up the applicant may become liable for the full entry fee except :-

(i) Where the applicant has qualified out of Novice Stakes (where applicable)

or

(ii) Where the dog drawn to run has qualified for the Championship after entries have closed

or

(iii) On production of a Veterinary Certificate confirming that the dog entered for the Stake is unfit to compete

or

(iv) On production of a medical certificate that the applicant or the applicants nominated handler is unable to compete

or

(v) Where the dog drawn to run is withdrawn more than 7 days prior to the stake.

CLUB CONDITIONS

1. Entries for all field trials must be sent in hard copy by post or delivered by hand to the relevant field trial secretary. Payment must be made in advance for all stakes – cheques received from unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed unless a late withdrawal is made (see Reg J7f).

The result of the draw will not be sent to the applicant unless a stamped addressed envelope or email address (clearly written) is enclosed with the entry form. Telephone entries will not be accepted. Illegible entry forms will not be accepted.

2. More than one dog may be entered but second applications will not be balloted until after the first applications have been balloted. Names of the dogs should be entered in order of choice.

3. Any member who is successful in the draw, or as a reserve subsequently accepts a run, will be given second priority in any subsequent draw for the same type of stake unless:

(i) the subsequent draw is under subscribed

or

(ii) the dog drawn to run has qualified out of Novice Stakes after the closing date for entries

or

(iii) the dog drawn to run has qualified for the Championship after the closing date for entries

or

(iv) a Veterinary Certificate is produced confirming that the dog drawn to run is unfit to compete or is a bitch in season

or

(v) a medical certificate is produced stating that the applicant or the applicants nominated handler is unfit to compete.

4. Bitches in season must not be brought to the ground.

5. All dogs must be kept on a lead except when in line or used for picking-up under the direction of the judges or steward of the beat.

6. Competitors must make their own arrangements for lunch.

7. The OWNERS, including all JOINT OWNERS, of dogs entered for field trials must be members of this Society to get preference in the draw. Joint ownership will be considered the same as single ownership to have preference in the draw.

8. All spectators attend the Trial at their own risk and must at all times obey the directions given by the Stewards.

9. Competitors are required to dress for the occasion in line with our Hosts, Guns and Keepers.

10. Trophies will be held for one year and it is the recipient’s responsibility to ensure the safe return to the relevant Field Trial Secretary in time for the following year’s Trial. The recipient is responsible for the engraving required and must return the trophy in the condition it was received.