Results 2023

Results 2023

Working Test, Match, and other results for 2023 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
Certificates of Merit can also be awarded.

PTA working test results will always be published as soon as possible.

2023 Working Test Results and Match scores – Reverse chronological order

Puppy, Novice, Novice Dog Novice Handler, Veteran Working Tests for A.V. Retrievers – Saturday 8th July 2023 – Haighton

“Today saw the last tests of the season for Pennine at Geoff Saints fabulous training ground at Haighton near Preston, Lancs. We had a large number of entries for all our tests – Puppy, Novice dog/Novice Handler, Veteran and Novice. What an absolutely brilliant day it was with the committee members pulling out all the stops to put on this wonderful event.
Thanks go to our amazing helpers, many of whom gave their day up just to come along and help us, and we really appreciate it. Also thanks to Geoff Saint who really looked after us and made everyone feel welcome. Thanks to the judges, who all did a fab job – Nigel Barton, Scott Marland, Brenda Lawson and Karen Parkinson. Thank you to Michael Nelson who was Chief Steward for the day and along with myself, went last night to set todays tests. As ever, thanks to Christine and Peter Thompson for all that they do for the club (which is a lot) and to Julie Hunter for booking everyone in and helping with the raffle.
May we also take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped in any way in making Pennine a very successful club, both at tests and in our fabulous training programme which is Co-Ordinated by Gary Collier”.
1st – Adrian Blackledge and Tyddynbrooks Albert at Turtonmoor
2nd – Hawksgarth High Five and Bob Flewitt
3rd – Eastdale Odessa and Mick Kay
4th – Affetstile Dove and Tom Gelder
Com – Mekoro Advocate of Fierce and Stephanie Rowe
1st – Tarnedge Run A Mile and Jane Burniston
2nd – Mountbarrows Sirius and Georgia Park
3rd – Gallowayrose May and Andy Ellison
4th – Hawksgarth Storming Norman and Zoe Woolcock
1st – Eiderbay Forth of Kayteridge and Mick Kay
2nd – Forest Amber and Paul Webster
3rd – Eshiels Tancredi and Sonja Ludwig
1st – Vomdarka Paddy and Martyn Platt
2nd – Tarnedge Run A Mile and Jane Burniston
3rd – Hawksgarth Kokomo of Dieselbrook and Peter Thompson
4th – Copleybent Northern Star and Robert Tomlinson

Open Working Test for A.V. Retrievers – Sunday 11th June 2023 – Ashlack Hall

By kind permission of: Mr Keagan and Gamekeeper Mr McNutt
Judges: Wayne Mitchell, Paul Hasney, Michael Nelson and Peter Thompson
Chief Steward: Gary Collier

A very successful day was had by Pennine today at our “Open Walked Up” on the Ashlack Hall Estate in Grizebeck Cumbria, and I think we can be very proud of our club, as we all pulled together and put on a marvellous event, which was kindly sponsored by CSJ Dog foods. Even though it was very hot the dogs coped well and were kept as cool as possible with plenty of water to drink, with many wearing cooling jackets and even wet towels.

The scenery was stunning and the ground was just amazing. There’s a lot of thank you’s to be given for today, starting off with a massive thanks to Richard Sanderson (who also walked in line) for securing the ground for us, which was by kind permission of Landowner Mr Keagan and Gamekeeper Mr McNutt. Thank you to our judges:- Wayne Mitchell, Paul Hasney, Michael Nelson and Peter Thompson who gave up their valuable time to judge the dogs for us, and they did a brilliant job. Also thanks to our Steward of the Beat, John Lupton, who kept the line in order and liaised with throwers Mark Palmer, William Dewhurst, Martyn Platt and Peter McCurrie, who all threw splendidly. Also thanks to our dummy carriers in-line, Neil Whittaker, Kim Howlett, Laila Curtis-Noonan and Sandy Childs, who also did a fab job. A special thanks and well done to Lee-Ann Whittaker who did the dog stewarding – she did a great job for her very first time. Last but certainly not least, thank you to Gary Collier for taking on the role of Chief Steward, to Christine Thompson for looking after base camp, organising an amazing buffet and sorting the raffle etc, and to Julie Hunter for sorting out judges and helpers gifts and selling raffle tickets etc., Also, again, many thanks to Richard Sanderson for giving our winner a beautiful engraved commemorative bottle box. On behalf of the Pennine Committee I can’t thank everyone enough for all their help in making this such a wonderful event.

…..and the awards go to…

1st Nick West with Smithsteads Margaux
2nd Julie Hunter with Smities Annie
3rd Scott Marland with Jaycote Game Brooke
4th Sandra Braithwaite with Braitoft Esthwaite
COMs went to:-
Keith Broomfield with FtCh Lowtrey Klay of Ticefield
Karen Burgess with Irwellspring Amelia
Roz Mcilroy with Westerkames Fargo

Puppy, Novice, and Open Working Tests for A.V. Retrievers – Saturday 22nd April 2023 – Lupton

By kind permission of: Chris Bibby
Judges: Keith Broomfield, Kevin Butler, Phil Goulden and Michael Nelson
Chief Steward: Mike Nelson

“Another very successful day for Pennine yesterday at The Lupton Shoot, by kind permission of Chris Bibby, for our 3rd Working Test day of the season. Weather wise it was a tale of 2 halves as we all got absolutely drenched in the morning then dried out in the afternoon in the glorious sunshine.
Our event was very kindly sponsored by CSJ Dog Foods who provided bags of food for the winners and also AK Gundog Accessories Ltd who gave dummies. Thank you so much.
We would like to thank our judges:- Keith Broomfield, Kevin Butler, Phil Goulden and Michael Nelson for giving up their day to judge at our event, it was really appreciated.
Extra special thanks go out to our helpers as we really couldn’t hold these tests without you, and your help in throwing dummies, placing blinds and stewarding is invaluable and very much appreciated – Paul Brown, Mark Palmer, Bill Dewhurst, Martyn Platt, Scott Marland, Laila Curtis-Noonan, Karen Parkinson, Avril Ann Marland, Mick Kay, Lee-Ann Whittaker, Neil Whittaker, Roz McIlroy, John Lupton and last but not least, young Will Butler.
Thanks also to our Treasurer and all round fab helper, Christine Thompson for arranging the judges and helpers catering, and looking after base camp.
Also a big thank you to committee member, Mike Nelson who was Chief Steward for the day.
Our next test is an Open Walked up, on FT lines on the fabulous grounds at Ashlack Hall nr Ulverston on the 11th of June. Max 32 dogs, so there will possibly be a draw.
The award winners were:-
1st – Les Earl with Sizergh Alfie
2nd – Steve Townsend with Tideflow Endless Love
3rd – Vicky Waterfield with Rowpainter Beatrice
4th – Roz McIlroy with Danube Carnelian Callisto
1st – Victoria Stanley with Minstead Reacher
2nd – Paul Brown with Shadeoak Heather
3rd – Peter Thompson with Hawksgarth Kokomo of Dieselbrook
4th – Paul Brown with Jaycote Glint
Com – Gary Collier with Goosetree Shooting Star
1st – Sandra Braithwaite with Braitoft Esthwaite
2nd – Chris Kettle with Ristbrow Bertie
3rd – Wendy Glue with Troddenmills Get a Grip at Dacreford
4th – Steve Townsend with Tideflow Willow
Well done everyone.
To finish off a lovely day out, an obligatory trip to the pub (The Longlands at Burton In Kendal) by quite a few of us followed.
Photos by Louise Collier, our unofficial Club Photographer- thanks Louise”

Karen Parkinson. Club Secretary

Open Working Test for AV Retrievers – Sunday 2nd April 2023 – Hoghton

By kind permission of Lee Hamilton.
Judges: Allan Schofield, Lisa Marson, Steve Burns, and Trefor Richards. Thanks also go to our helpers: Paul Brown, Bob Flewitt, Bill Dewhurst, Louise Collier, Cath Burns, Sue Schofield and Mick Kay.
1st – Chris Kettle with Ristbrow Bertie
2nd – Gary Collier with Kayteridge Tusk
3rd – Scott Marland with Jaycote Game Brook
4th – Gary Collier with Hawksgarth Maddison

A big thanks also goes to our sponsors AK Gundog Accessories Ltd and also new sponsors CSJ Dog Foods.

Puppy, Novice Dog/Novice Handler, Novice, Working Tests for A.V. Retrievers – Sunday 5th March 2023 – Aston by Sutton

Judges and successful competitors

“Pennine held the first test of the season at Aston Hall in Runcorn today, and it was a huge success. We were there by kind permission of Andrew Talbot and Graham McPherson.

Thank you very much to all our helpers who turned out in force today, and it was so appreciated. Without a dedicated team of dummy throwers etc., these tests couldn’t happen.

Thank you also to our fabulous judges:- Gary CollierScott MarlandAndy Brook and Mick Kay for giving up their day to judge our event.

Also, thank you to our sponsors:- “AK Gundog Accessories Ltd” for providing fabulous packs of dummies, leads and lanyards etc., to our 1st place award winners. AK are also stockists of CSJ dog food.

A big thanks from me to Christine Thompson, Julie Hunter and Kim Dutton for doing a fab job back at base camp, and to Christine for also providing the judges lunches.

…..and, the award winners were.….

Puppy up to 18 months

1st – Vicky Waterfield and Rowpainter Beatrice
2nd – Steve Townsend and Tideflow Endless Love
3rd – Martyn Platt and Vomdarka Paddy
4th – Alan Bowden and Moonlight Sparkles

An award for Best puppy under 12 months was given to Steve Townsend and Tideflow Endless Love, who is only 10 months old.

Novice Dog/Novice Handler

1st – A Hopley and Lady of Balterly Wood
2nd – Rob McDean and Oakland Bramble
3rd – Julie Flewitt and Brockbottoms Holly of Headnookmoss
4th – Francis Guatella and Kentwone Lady Rosemary
Com – Vanessa Kay and Kayteridge Dreams


1st – Mark Morton and Thakali Tom Jones
2nd – Darren Hope and Kenynten Sakai
3rd – Victoria Stanley and Minstead Reacher
4th – Peter Thompson and Hawksgarth Kokomo of Dieselbrook

On behalf of The Pennine Training Area and the committee, I would like to thank all the competitors. It was a fabulous turnout and I hope that you all enjoyed the day”

Karen Parkinson. Secretary