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THE AGILITY VOICE | JULY 2012
Wide turns, especially at 13, 14, 15, cost Lee Gibson, too.
Without them he could easily have shaved a second off his
36.068
(I know it
s easy for me to say, that
s why I write!)
Same for Helen Davey-Smith, too. So wide at 13, 14, 15
that Nellie Bean nearly went into the collapsible.
Unusually, Dawn Weaver
s Promise missed her dog walk
down contact, for 5F in a remarkable time of 35.622.
So, many congrats to the girls! The ticket to Laura
Chudleigh and reserve to Charlotte Harding, with Lee
Gibson 3rd and Jo Tristram 4th.
CHARLOTTE HARDING, JUDGE ROB DAVIES, LAURA CHUDLEIGH
Small Champ Final, judged by
Simon Chandler
The spread caused problems for Gemma Haycock and Gill
Alcorn and dog after dog had faults. Even Bernadette Bay
with Itz was eliminated, and Simon was starting to sweat!
(Although, as someone said to me at Axstane, if handlers
can
t get their dogs around a course at Champ level
and
this course wasn
t overly challenging
then the judge
shouldn
t feel bad about not awarding a ticket.)
His day was saved, however, by Alan Bray and Poodle Tatti,
who got the first clear, in a time of 41.582. He started a
trend (unfortunately for him!) because Charlotte Harding
and Honey, up next, went clear in 38.875 and then were
immediately pipped by Bernadette (you really didn
t think
she
d go home to her chickens without a ticket to show
them, did ya?) and Zazz. Three fab runs in succession.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, TICKET WINNER BERNADETTE BAY, RESERVE FOR
CHARLOTTE HARDING (TWO IN ONE WEEKEND CAN
T BE BAD!),
JUDGE SIMON CHANDLER, 3RD PLACED ALAN BRAY AND THEN HIS
DAUGHTER SELINA WHO
D HAD THE FASTEST 5 FAULTS, COMING 4TH.
Medium Champ Final, judged by
Simon Chandler
Well, the boys were getting whooped good and proper!
Could they fare better in the Medium class?
Not Mike Bacon, for he got eliminated. Christine Wingate-
Wynne was looking so good, but her dog, OBay Tiz Wild,
went from 16 and into the weaves as did Natasha and
Dizzy. Our first clear was Joyce Turner with The Chocolate
Jumping Bean, in 48.168.
South African Rob Evans (see my FCI WC Qualifiers report)
set about changing the fortunes of the male of the species
by going clear in just 38.595. A missed contact from
Angela Williams and Ten, a blonde moment from Karen
Cole, and an elimination for Jenny Mahon meant that Rob
had won. (He was still flanked by three girls though. Out
of the top 12, 9 girls, 3 boys. Way to go, ladies!)
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, ANGELA WILLIAMS AND TEN (5F IN 38.801),
ASHLEIGH BUTLER AND PUDSEY (5F IN 38.264), JUDGE SIMON CHANDLER,
JOYCE TURNER, WINNING RESERVE, AND ROB EVANS THE CC.