Results 2022

Results 2022

Working Test, Match, and other results for 2022 are listed here. Score cards are sometimes available as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Please click on any ‘Scores’ links below to open the chosen file in a new window.

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The results and rosettes awarded are colour coordinated as follows:

1st place: RED
2nd place: BLUE
3rd place: YELLOW
4th place: GREEN
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2022 Working Test Results and Match scores – Reverse chronological order

Match PTA competing in The Inter Counties Team Invitation Gundog Working Test – September 3rd to September 4th 2022 – Chatsworth

Article written by Steve Burns.

The Inter Counties Team Invitation Gundog Working Test took place within the splendid surroundings of Chatsworth House with thirteen teams once again competing for The Chatsworth Country Fair Challenge Trophy.

The PTA team of Scott Marland, Arthur Telfair and Claire Carvis

The large gallery were quick to applaud and cheer all the teams who put on an excellent exhibition of skilled gundog handling. As usual the event was extremely well organised and lead by Philip Smithies with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers.

Judges- Glyn Coupar and Paul Hasney
Chief Steward – Michael O’Hanlon
Gundog organisers – Philip Smithies and Bronwyn Roberts assisted by Joan Heyes and Joyce Smithies.
Thirteen teams of 3 representing gundog clubs and societies from all parts of the country started day 1 of this 2 day test feeling excited and with a little trepidation at what lay in store for them.
Some competitors had run in the individual competition the previous day. This did not give them an advantage as Michael O’Hanlon used a different piece of ground.
The 3 team members all competed at the same time in a 3 dog walk up.
Each member had two marks in front a blind behind and then a mark in front on the river.
The natural bunkers soon tested the handler and dog. Good marking and the ability to run in a straight line was the order of the day.
Unfortunately for some the blind retrieve proved a challenge with some dogs loosing many points or recording a zero.
At the end of day 4 handlers out of 39 returned a perfect score of 80 to be joint best individual.
In the order (highest scores) at the end of day
232 – Dove Valley Working Gundog Club
232 – Midland Counties Labrador Retriever Club
220 – Pennine Training Area
215 – Midland Gundog Society
214 – South Eastern Gundog Society
212 – Three Ridings Labrador Club
209 – Northern Golden Retriever Association
207 – United Retriever Club (North Midland Area)
202 – Clwyd Retriever Club
200 – Eastern Counties Retriever Society
194 – Lancashire & Merseyside Field Trial Society
190 – Burns and Becks Gundog Club
181 – Dukeries (Notts) Gundog Club
Well done to all competitors.
We look forward to day 2.
The 2nd day of the inter club test commenced with all 39 competitors having 2 retrieves, a blind and a mark.
Today all of the action took place in front of the grandstand which was full to capacity. This placed extra pressure on the competitors, some had not competed in an arena with so many members of the public watching their every move and listening to their commands.
The format was the same as the previous day, all 3 team members in line.
The first dog was sent across the river for a marked retrieve in thick bracken, when it had picked and delivered to hand another dog was sent across the river for the blind which was also in bracken on the riverbank.
This sequence was maintained until the 3 team members had either succesfully completed their retrieve or attempted a retrieve but were called up by the judges. The marked retrieve proved the undoing for a number of experienced dogs and seasoned handlers.
At the end of the tests two dogs had scored maximum points. There was a run off to decide the winner of the Staindrop Challenge Trophy for the best individual over both days
The awards were presented by Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire.
1st – Midland Counties Labrador Retriever Club
Winners of the Chatsworth Country Fair Challenge Trophy.
2nd – Midland Gundog Society
3rd – Dove Valley Working Gundog Club
4th – Pennine Training Area
5th – Clwyd Retriever Club
The winner of the Staindrop Challenge Trophy for the best individual was presented by Joan Hayes to Di Stevens. The runners up award was presented to Craig Jackson.
The organiser of the Working Tests Philip Smithies presented a special prize to the dog which was his choice over the two days. This was awarded to Ali Cecere.
Thanks to the gundog test organiser Philip Smithies and his extensive team of assistants.
Special thanks to chief steward Michael O’ Hanlon for setting the tests and the Judges Glyn Coupar and Paul Hasney.

Four Way Match – Saturday 16th July 2022 – Wigton
“Fabulous day at the 4 Way Match. It was held at Green Quarries Shooting Ground nr Wigton in Cumbria. The hosts this year were Burns & Becks who put on a very well organised day with challenging tests. So massive thanks go out to their committee who worked so hard to ensure that the day went smoothly. We were also treat to a wonderful buffet after the tests had finished. Thanks also to the Landowner and also to Kevin Butler and his fellow judges Steve Burns (our Pennine judge…thanks Steve ), Scott Marland and Les Earl.
The results are:-
1st Pilling Moss
2nd Burns & Becks
3rd Pennine Training Area
4th Lancs & Merseyside
Huge congratulations to Pilling Moss and their Committee members who have pulled out all the stops this year with brilliant training on a variety of grounds. Well done 👏 and well done to Keith Broomfield for his “Top.Dog” award.
I would also like to thank our team Captain Gary Lakey who had the task of putting the team together and organising weekly training for us at Geoff Saints Training Ground (thanks Geoff). Last but not least I would like to thank fellow competitors Neil Appleton, Peter Thompson, Sonja Ludwig and Danny Astley and also our wonderful dummy thrower Neil Whittaker.
Already looking forward to next year…but would like to request some cooler weather”

Novice and Open Working Tests for AV Retrievers – Saturday 9th July 2022 – Roanlodge

“Our last test of the season was held today at Roanlodge Gundog Training Facility near Buxton. Thank you very much to Lesley Morgan and Chris Wadsworth. You certainly ordered nice weather for us Lesley thanks very much to our judges John Yarwood, Tony O’Hare, Wayne Skett and Gary Lakey. Thank you to all our helpers today, who pulled it out of the bag for us, as we were desperately short. Also thank you to our wonderful sponsors, Wuffitmix who provided the winners and runners up with bags of dog food.
The award winners were:-
1st Simone Barratt and Highroost Oak
2nd Victoria Stanley and Gunnerspeg Ajax
3rd Peter Thompson and Hawksgarth Kokomo of Dieselbrook
1st Scott Marland and Jaycote Game Brook
2nd Karen Burgess and Irwellspring Amelia
3rd Karl Adderley and It’s A Breeze
4th Claire Carvis and Tarnedge Condore
COM Venvill Major and Nicky Waddington
Very well done everyone. Thanks also goes to everyone who has helped and supported The Pennine Training Area at our tests this year and training days.

Open Working Test for A.V. Retrievers – Saturday 7th May 2022 – Hoghton

By kind permission of: Lee Hamilton
Judges: Nicola Reynolds, Steve Burns, Simon Capstick, Gary Collier
Chief Steward: n/a

“Well, what a fabulous day we all had at our 4th test of the season at Hoghton Woodfold, near Blackburn. The weather was very kind to us with plenty of sunshine and everyone was in good spirits. It was an “Open” test done over 8 challenging tests in woodland and over the river and quite technical.
Thanks to all 33 competitors, our helpers who always turn out for us, brilliant committee members and wonderful judges: Nicola Reynolds, Steve Burns , Simon David Capstick and Gary Collier. Also a big thanks to Gamekeeper Lee Hamilton for allowing us to use the fab ground. Thanks also to our brilliant sponsors Wuffitmix who supplied bags of dog food to the award winners.
1st – Karen Parkinson with Torrisdale River
2nd – Nicky Waddington with Venvill Major
3rd – David Latham with FTCH Fendawood Harold
4th – Tony O’Hare with Burrendale Rambler
Ps…yes, I’m over the moon, shell shocked and the neighbours have been plying me with Whisky
Karen x”

Puppy, Novice, and Open Working Tests for A.V. Retrievers – Sunday 10th April 2022 – Lupton

By kind permission of: Gary and Jack Mullaney, and Chris Bibby
Judges: Tony O’Hare, Andy Latham, Gary Lakey, and Brenda Lawson
Chief Steward: n/a

“It was Pennines 3rd test of the season today at the Lupton Shoot, and we picked a lovely day for it as the weather was fab. It was a very successful day and the judges saw 62 in Puppy, Novice and Open. The tests were very well thought out and a very big thanks goes out to Committee members Gary Lakey, Peter Thompson and Dan Scott for going up to the ground yesterday and setting them all. Thank you so much to our judges Tony O’Hare, Andy Latham, Gary Lakey and Brenda Lawson who gave excellent feedback to our competitors. Thanks very much to our wonderful sponsors Wuffitmix who will be sending a bag of dog food to our test winners. Also thanks to Gary and Jack Mullaney and Chris Bibby for their kind permission to use the land. Last but not least, thanks goes out to all our helpers as we really couldn’t do it without you”.
Karen Parkinson.
1st – Paul Brown and Tewellers Freya of Fenway
2nd – Karen Parkinson and Torrisdale River
3rd – Gary Collier and Kayteridge Tusk
4th – Julie Hunter and Rexy’s Girl in Frosterly
1st – Henry Carter and Greenbriar Hot Gossip of Latushall
2nd – Gary Collier and Kayteridge Tusk
3rd – Bob Flewitt and Kanati Honey of Headnookmoss
4th – Mike Pilling and Torrisdale Puddle of Goosedown
COM to Scott Marland and Jaycote Gamebrook
1st – Victoria Stanley and Minstead Reacher
2nd – Barry Prescott and Beufort Bob

Open Working Test for A.V. Retrievers – Saturday 19th March 2022 – Eagland Hill

By kind permission of Mike and Val Pilling
Judges: Keith Broomfield, Lisa Marson and Michael Nelson
Chief Steward: n/a

“Fab weather for our OPEN Test yesterday at Eagland Hill, Pilling…although it was blowing a gale at times. Thanks very much to Landowners Mike & Val Pilling and also all our wonderful helpers…we couldn’t do this without you. Also thanks to fab judges. We did 3 tests in the morning then 3 in the afternoon ….all were very well thought out and certainly tested the dogs. Thanks also to my fellow committee members, especially Christine for doing the catering etc., and thanks to Marilyn Smith for adding up the scores on the doors. I hope everyone enjoyed the day. Well done everyone 😊 – Karen Parkinson
The award winners were:-
1st – Henry Carter and Gallanach Minke of Latushall
2nd – Avril Ann Marland and Torrisdale Loch
3rd – Chris Kettle and Ristbrow Bertie
4th – Kim Dutton and Shadyacres Teardrop.

Puppy, Novice Dog/Novice Handler, and Novice Working Tests for A.V. Retrievers – Saturday 5th March 2022 – Aston

By kind permission of Mr A Talbot and Mr M McPherson
Judges: Mr M Nelson, Mr P Thompson, Mr S Marland and Mr M Kay
Chief Steward: n/a

1st Julie Hunter – Smities Annie
2nd Jackie McHugh – Teeshot Nesta
3rd Rachel Pugh-Lewis – Kensteen Soft Whispers of Flomoor
4th Gary Collier – Kayteridge Tusk
COM – Mark Palmer – Calonbride Diplomat
Novice Dog Novice Handler
1st Osiacastle Peacock Star – Lottie Randall
2nd Bob Flewitt – Kanati Honey of Headnookmoss
2nd Kate Mee – Wyaston Apple
3rd Zoe Woolcock – Hawksgarth Stormin Norman
4th Gill Carter – Latushall Pippin
(Yes I know there are two 2nd’s but we (meaning me 🙈) made a genuine mistake so as a Committee we decided to leave it like that as folk had gone home, and it being a NDNH we aren’t being anal about it 😊)” Karen Parkinson
1st Henry Carter – Greenbriar Hot Gossip
2nd Barry Prescott – Beufort Bob
3rd Steve Townsend – Tideflow Teal
“Well what a successful day we had at our first Pennine test of the season at Aston Hall in Runcorn. Although it was a bit cold, the sun kept making an appearance and it stayed dry all day. The Committee were kept very busy all day as we had a total of 70 dogs entered in our tests, so a big shout out to all the helpers who had come out in force to make the day run smoothly. A big thanks also to our judges, Michael Nelson, Scott Marland, Peter Thompson and Mick Kay who all did a fab job. Also a big thanks to Christine Thompson (our trusty Treasurer) who did the lovely catering and loads of other jobs besides and also to Julie Hunter for signing everyone in. Grateful thanks also to our fabulous sponsors WUFFITMIX who once again supplied bags of dog food to the winners, thanks very much Hannah O’Hare and Tony O’Hare, its really appreciated” Karen Parkinson