WUSV/FCI Qualifier & Selection Trials

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Joint Selection Results

Joint Selection Trial Results 2017

GSDL/BAGSD WUSV Joint Selection Trial

3rd & 4th June, 2017

Judge: Peter Rohde (SV)

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Henriette Bohnstedt Argonne Hawk 100 84 98 282
2 Ross Heron Black Jack vom Hamilberg 96 82 87 265
3 Lewis Hartley Vislor Bulmer 82 87 95 264
4 Chris Bows Viper z Noveho Draka 90 87 84 261
5 Nick Koskinas Dajana vom Lausaerstern 87 86 86 259
6  Brian Keenan Carlsbro Benita 96 85 77 258
7  Dawn Miller Kentredecim Maple King 94 84 79 257
8  Becky Lyons Hohenburg Aaron 78 90 85 253
9  Robert Chapman Lelaurier Koi I Noor 85 74 93 252
10 Evie Meechan Carlsbro Beda at Westmac 42 86 88 %
11 Stuart Nye Vomhaus Nye Yasko 43 55 DQ %

 

Joint Selection Trial Results 2016

GSDL/BAGSD WUSV Joint Selection Trial

4th & 5th June, 2016

Judge: Volker Behrens (SV)

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Henriette Bohnstedt Argonne Hawk 80 93 94 267
2 Nick Koskinas Dajana vom Lausaer Stern 86 87 92 265
3 John Westwood Dornholz Drago 92 80 81 253
4 Jackie Hope Crawall vom Falten Forsterhaus 82 80 80 242
5 John Monaghan Projays Omen 78 71 91 240
Thomas Nye Amy vom Pfingstrasen 31 75 32 %
Gary Khakian Argonne Gino vom Kazgar 82 62 DQ %

 

 

 

 

Joint Selection Trial Results 2015

The 2015 Trial Was Not Held

 

Following the selection process of both organisations it is was evident that the entry to the Joint trial would not be supported in a manner that will provide a team to go forwards to Finland 2015.

It was felt that the geographical location, in no small part is the main reason for the lack of support for the event.

On this basis, the two organisations decided to cancel the event.

All arrangements in respect of the 2015 event were concluded jointly by both organisations.

Joint Selection Trial Results 2014

GSDL/BAGSD WUSV Joint Selection Trial

7th-8th June, 2014

Judge: Uwe Stolpe (SV)

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Richard Acton Vongraf Orpah 74 93 85 252
2 Terry Wright Pepnick Nevada at Almerimar 75 85 90 250
3 John Westwood Dornholz Drago 91 82 76 249
4 Evie Meechan Carlsbro Beda 70 96 82 248
5 Richard Harrison Eyk von Gevatter Teddy Bar 70 79 89 238
6 Nick Warman Vongraf Nabal 84 79 70 233
Jackie Bailey Haus Bailey Kiya 0 89 45 %
Ian James Henry von den Herbstzeitlosen 70 61 %
Mark Boreham Projays King 70 69 DQ %
Joint Selection Trial Results 2013

WUSV Joint Selection Trial 2013 – 13th/14th July 2013

Judge: Mr. Norbert Feeser
Trial Manager: Ms. Helen Geen
Trial Secretary: Mrs Janet Harrison
Tracking Manager: Mr Gavin Smith
Tracklayers: Mr Danny Roberts and Mr Ian James

Results:

1st Eric Wight/ Eyk Vom Gevatter                  95/93//97  285

2nd Alan Wood/ Hero Vom Luberg                 94/97/94   285

3rd Thomas Nye/ Vytensa Asko                         90/95/99   284

Joint Selection Trial Results 2012

2012 GSDL -BAGSD Joint WUSV Team Selection Trial

9th-10th June, 2012 at Finstall Road, Bromsgrove

Judge: Dirk Stocks (SV)
Helpers: Danny Roberts (short) & Alan Farqhuar (long)
Tracklayers: Glyn Andrew & Michael Baverstock
Tracking Supervisor: Gavin Smith
Trial Manager: Phil Sergent
Trial Secretary: Jan Harrison

jointwinners2012

Photo by Esther Chai
right to left: Travis Foster, Dirk Stocks (judge), Henriette Bohnstedt, Alan Farqhuar (helper), Danny Roberts (helper), Eric Wight, Carol Phillips, Thomas Nye.

The first five places earning the opportunity to enter the 2012 Great Britain team at the 2012 WUSV World Championships.

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Travis Foster Vongalanberg Kai 96 92 94 282
2 Henriette Bohnstedt Beckenberry Casper 100 90 90 280
3 Eric Wight Yanka v Teufelsgrund 96 93 90 279
4 Carol Phillips Hausbailey Flint 91 92 94 277
5 Thomas Nye Vytensa Asko 96 82 95 273
6 Alan Wood Hero v Luberg 94 87 90 271
7 Bryan vanDaal Argonne Drago 100 90 70 260
8 Richard Douglas Optikas Gunner 88 80 83 251
9 Gail Hodgson Argonne Edmond Dante 85 75 82 242
10 David John Gruffyn vd Bormanshoeve 82 72 76 230
Becky Lyons Vondervalken Cody 82 71 60 %
Eric Wight Gauner v Wolfsweiher 35 70 72 %
Eric Roberts Callanway Zara 5 70 80 %
Gary Khakian Gismo v Banholz of Kazgar 70 90 0 %
Sujay Bhola Gonso v Weiratal 36 76 0 %
Nick Warman Vongraf Nabal 96 70 inj %
Greg Ford Ramson Zillah of Wulfrunhaus 83 inj %
Richard Harrison Ramson Zenos 78 inj %

 

 

 

WUSV/FCI Qualifer Results

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2018

Saltire Schutzhund Club WUSV/FCI Qualifier & UK All Breed National Championships

7/8 April 2018 

Judge: Ad van Yperen (SV) Helpers: TBC Tracklayers: TBC

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2017

Esslon Sport Dog Club WUSV/FCI Qualifier & UK All Breed National Championships

8/9 April 2017 Judge: Dougie Bannerman (GSDL) Helpers: Nick Warman – Short work, James Bows – Long work Tracklayers: Gary Khakhian & Ian James

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Henriette Bohnstedt Argonne Hawk (GSD) 94 76 97 267
2 Lewis Hartley Vislor Bulmer (GSD) 90 82 94 266
3 John Monaghan Projays Omen (GSD) 88 82 94 264
4 Mark Boreham Beckenberry Achilles (Mal) 85 89 88 262
5 Dawn Miller Kentredecim Maple King (GSD) 92 80 80 252
6 Andrew Wall Loca Motive (Mal) 75 87 85 247
7 Gavin Buck Stormhaus Drago (Rott) 85 84 74 243
8 Jackie Hope Crawall vom Alten Fosterhaus (GSD) 84 74 82 240
9 Darren Ansell Cornerpix My Boy (Rott) 70 82 85 237
10  Francisco Villalvilla-Parron Vislor Chica (GSD) 86 66 DQ %
11 Danny Roberts Van Leewens Dreamer (DH) 60 75 78 %
12 Simon Stevens Hanbar Nixon (Rott) 65 75 72 %
WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2016 (May)

North West IPO Club 2nd WUSV/FCI Qualifier & UK All Breed National Championships

14/15 May 2015

Judge: Rinus Bastiaansen (SV)

Helpers: Paul Rekert – Short work, Mark Rigby – Long work

Tracklayers: Michael Baverstock & Ian James

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Henriette Bohnstedt Argonne Hawk (GSD) 95 89 90 274
2 Wendy Pogson Vytensa Calli (GSD) 82 84 80 246
3 John Monaghan Projays Omen (GSD) 73 76 87 236
4 James Bows Vondervalken Enrico (GSD) 94 74 DQ %
5 Becky Lyons Hohenburg Arron (GSD) 71 77 DQ %
6 Andrew Wall Kanonenkugac (Cross) 94 74 DQ %
7 Danny Roberts Van Leewens Dreamer (DH) 33 82 64 %
8 Lewis Hartley Vislor Bulmer (GSD) 87 90 DQ %
9 Mari Ylivinkka Tintenfass Patric HR’s Son (GSch) 89 61 70 %
10 Philip Sergent Flash vom Steintech (GSD) 70 83 Inj %

 

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2016 (April)

Severnside Sports Dog Club Welsh Open and 1st WUSV Qualifier

23/24th April 2016

Judge: Gavin Smith (GSDL)

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 N. Koskinas Dajana Vom Lausaerstern 90 87 91 268
2  J. Westwood Dornholz Drago 90 76 72 238
3 G.Khakhian Argonne Gino vom Kazgar 85 70 77 232
4 J.Hope Crawall vom Falten Forsterhaus 71 80 70 221
5 P.Beel Logan von der Reiherwiese 77 66 78 %
6 H.Bohnstedt Argonne Hawk 35 88 DQ %
7 B. Burns Pepnick Onyx 44 75 DQ %
8 L.Hartley Vislor Bulmer 7 89 90 %
9 E. Meechan Carlsbro Beena at Westmac 3 92 81 %
10 P.Sergent Flash vom Steinteich 21 87 DQ %

 

 

 

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2015 (April)

Severnside Sports Dog Club Welsh Open and 1st WUSV Qualifier

19-20th April 2014

Judge: Henriette Bohnstedt(GSDL)

 

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 P. Hedderman (Eire) Wolfhaus Kinga 97 92 90 279
2 N. Warman Vongraf Nabal 89 88 94 271
3 J. Bailey Haus Bailey Kiya 96 87 88 271
4 J. Westwood Dornholz Drago 96 89 81 266
5 L. Hartley Vislor Bulmer 90 83 92 265
6 C. Higgins (Eire) Eilenburg Joel 92 76 91 259
7 E. Roberts Moonwater Nightbringer 72 78 74 224
8 B. Burns Pepnick Onyx 82 66 65 %
9 E. Kan Ysis vom Rosseleck 5 94 86 %
10 J. Clark Moonwater Nightshade 88 DQ % %
11 S. McIver Bordermere Jet 70 76 DQ %

 

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2015 (May)

Sheffield Schutzhund Club 2nd WUSV/FCI Qualifier & UK All Breed National Championships

9-10 May 2015

Judge: Dougie Bannerman (GSDL)

Helpers: Jay Creen – Short work, Mark Rigby – Long work, Danny Roberts – Reserve

Tracklayers: Glyn Andrew & Danny Roberts

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 E. Kan Ysis vom Rosseleck (GSD) 82 94 94 270
2 N. Warman Vongraf Nabal (GSD) 80 86 84 250
3 D. Elmslie Darkiss Maximus Decimus at Kinmonth (Dobe) 90 80 80 250
4 T. Wright Pepnick Nevada at Almerimar (GSD) 92 80 75 247
5 K. Sullivan Gutholz Atom (GSD) 3 75 70 %
6 J. Clark Moonwater Nightshade (GSD) 80 56 68 %
7 M. Wellwood Gutholz Albert (GSD) 30 65 85 %
8 P. Rekert Newgen Aiken (Rott) 56 84 82 %

 

 

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2014 (April)

Severnside Sports Dog Club Welsh Open and 1st WUSV Qualifier

19-20th April 2014

Judge: Henriette Bohnstedt(GSDL)

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 R. Acton Vongraf Orpah 94 91 93 278
2 N. Warman Vongraf Nabal 95 88 93 276
3 E. Meechan Carlsbro Beda 87 94 92 273
4 M. Boreham Projays King 98 83 93 273
5 F. Lalor Optikas Garcia 94 85 87 266
6 G. Hodgson Argonne Edmond Dante 98 77 88 263
7 J. Westwood Dornholz Drago 86 86 85 257
8 J. Bailey Haus Bailey Kiya 78 84 85 247
9 I. James Henry von den Herbszeitlosen 85 75 84 240
10 J. Clark Moonwater Nightshade 52 70 87 %
11 D. John Argonne Enzo 89 D/Q %

 

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2012

First 2012 WUSV Team Qualification Trial

March 3rd & 4th 2012
hosted by Sheffield Schutzhund Club at Epworth, N. Lincolnshire
Judge: Richard James (GSDL WDG)
Helpers: Danny Roberts (S) & Nick Koskinas (L)
Tracklayers: Gavin Smith & Glyn Andrew

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Paul Flanagan (Eire) Sepp v HausSilma 92 95 99 286
2 Henriette Bohnstedt Beckenberry Casper 97 93 94 284
3 Carol Phillips Haubailey Flint 98 92 90 280
4 Nick Warman Vongraf Nabal 92 90 94 276
5 Travis Foster Vongalanberg Kai 78 96 93 267
6 Bryan vanDaal Argonne Drago 82 88 89 259
7 Becky Lyons Vondervalken Cody 93 82 82 257
8 Gary Khakhian Gismo v Banholz Vomkazgar 86 77 82 245
9 David John Gruffyn v Bormanshoeve 84 73 82 239

Judge’s Report

Tracking Terrain Spring wheat approx. 10cm high sparse in places wind light with light rain in patches.
Sunday venue Epworth Showground, weather rained hailed and snowed all day, handlers and dogs should congratulate themselves in performing to the level in the conditions.

Track 7 P Flanagan with Sepp v haus Silma
The best tracking of the day with calm HIGH INTENSITY to each footprint throughout the whole length of the track 2 corners need to be smoother but the loss of the final article (minus 7) lost the HIGH V rating 92 VERY GOOD
Obedience
Heelwork Must be more correct on both of the about turns V Sit in motion needs to finish the sit quicker SG+ Down with recall must present more straight V Stand from running with recall V Flat retrieve noise during the waiting SG+ Hurdle retrieve noise during waiting SG+ Climbing wall retrieve noise during the waiting SG Sendaway must return to basic position quicker after command to sit V Long down must return to basic position quicker after command to sit SG+    OVERALL 95 SG
Protection
Hide search V Hold and bark must hold in a more central position SG+ Escape V Defence V Back Transport took eyes of helper twice V- Attack world class V Long Attack Fast direct slightly short bite immediate readjust to full V Re attack V  OVERALL 99 V TSB A
The dogs striking of the sleeve, absolute control and perfect transitions made it a privilege to judge
Overall Score 286 V

Track 6 H Bohnstedt with Beckenberry Casper
Perfect start and through the remainder of the track tracked with high intensity, calmly in each footprint very minor errors checking all 4 corners before taking them resulted in minor loss of points and an error on article 2 sitting before being commanded to start also cost a point 97 EXCELLENT
Obedience
Heelwork V Sit in motion needs to be quicker SG+ Down with recall more speed at the end SG+ Stand from running with recall V Flat retrieve should be quicker SG+ Hurdle retrieve should be quicker SG Climbing wall slow to return jump SG Sendaway must keep the initial speed through to the down command SG Long down V      OVERALL 93 SG
Protection
Hide search more direct,had to use extra commands and should be more purposefull  S Hold and bark must hold in a more central position SG+ Escape V Defence V Back TransportV Attack  V Long Attack Fast direct should be fuller in the initial strike SG Re attack  no sit at the end of the side transport SG+  OVERALL 94 V TSB A
The dogs perfect transitions should be an education to all the spectators
Overall Score 284 SG

Track 4 C Phillipps with Von Haus Bailey Flint
Perfect start and tracked each footprint through the length of the track calmly with high intensity all four corners need to be more flowing the deduction for the very slight hesitancy is minor EXCELLENT 98 EXCELLENT
Obedience
Heelwork Slight forging SG+ Sit in motion finishing the position needs to be quicker and should be more attentive to the handler whilst in the position SG Down with recall more speed at the end SG Stand from running with recall should present  better SG Flat retrieve should be quicker slight handler help on heel command SG  Hurdle retrieve should be quicker and cleaner to go to heel SG Climbing should be quicker SG Sendaway V  Long down SG      OVERALL 92 SG
Protection
Hide search tighter round the hides SG Hold and bark must hold in a more central position SG Escape should stay quiet SG Defence Quicker to out G Back Transport V Attack SGLong Attack Fast direct should be fuller in the initial strike SG Re attack  should stay quiet in the pressure phase SG  OVERALL 90 V TSB A
Overall Score 280 SG

Track 5 N Warman with Vongraf Nabel
Handler error at the start allowing the dog to start with the line tangling in its toes! Nearly caused the dog to be disqualified, with the dog showing pressure and the handler having to give one times verbal praise, after 15 paces the line became free and the dog changed producing a super track wit the most correct article indications of the day, a slight change in pace on the final leg was the onlt fault after the initial start 92 VERY GOOD
Obedience
Heelwork Very correct would like the dog to be more expressive SG+ Sit in motion needs to be quicker SG Down with recall more speed SG Stand form running with recall dog moves 2 small paces after command to stand (super speed in the recall) SG Flat retrieve should be quicker to go to heel V Hurdle retrieve should be quicker to return jump and very slight touch of hurdle G Climbing wall slow to return jump G Sendaway fast out slow to down G Long down sniffing SG      OVERALL 90 SG
Protection
Hide search fast tight and purposeful  V  Hold and bark V SG+ Escape V Defence V Back Transport V Attack  V Long Attack Fast direct and slowed 5 paces from helper S Re attack V  OVERALL 94 V TSB A
Powerful technically correct protection work
Overall Score 276 SG TSB A

Track 2 T Foster with Vongalanburg Kai
Found the tracking hard form the beginning but kept to the task without handler help or influence, the first leg was particularly difficult for the dog, he rushed to the first article and was slow to down on the second article and finished the track missing the final article (minus 7) the dog needs to track much more in the footprints’ for the high scores 78 SATISFACTORY
Obedience
Heelwork slight forging and must be more attentive in the group SG Sit in motion V Down with recall super speed must keep the speed all the way to the present V Stand from running with recall super speed must keep the speed all the way to the present SG+ Flat retrieve should pick up faster V Hurdle retrieve should pick up faster SG+ Climbing wall retrieve should pick up faster SG+ Sendaway super speed comes to half sit after down returning to down without command Long down V OVERALL 96 V
Protection
Hide search Very fast should be tighter round the hides SG Hold and bark V Escape V Defence touched the sleeve after the out SG Back Transport V- Attack world class needs to be cleaner in the guarding SG Long Attack Fast direct V Re attack needs to be cleaner and more focused in the guarding as the handler returns SG  OVERALL 93 SG TSB A
The dogs striking of the sleeve and power in the pressure phases are a credit to the dog and handler
Overall Score 267 G

Track 3 B VanDaal  with Argonne Drago
Rushed the start and the first 15/20 paces of the first leg, then settled into the track tracking quickly, missing the final article (minus 7) lost the high good marks and the dog must track more in the footprints for the higher grades and scores 82 GOOD
Obedience
Heelwork Forging and should sit quicker G+ Sit in motion needs more attention to handler SG Down with recall more speed at the end of the recall G Stand from running with recall more speed at the end of the recall  and be quicker to heel G+ Flat retrieve should be quicker before the present SG Hurdle retrieve no sit after return to heel SG Climbing wall quicker to return to heel and sit SG Sendaway fast out stands before sitting in basic position SG Long down stands before sitting in basic position SG     OVERALL 88 G
Protection
Hide search fast tight and purposeful  Hold and bark V Escape Heel to escape position needs to be more controlled SG Defence should stay fuller in the sleeve before the out command V Back Transport Forging G Attack  should stay fuller in the sleeve before the out command SG Long Attack Fast direct should stay fuller in the sleeve before the out command SG Re attack  should stay fuller in the sleeve before the out command forging in the transport G  OVERALL 89 G TSB A
Very powerful striking of the sleeve on every bite
Overall Score 259 G TSB A

Track 9 R Lyons Vondervalken Cody
Correct in the start changed pace slightly toward the end of leg 1 checked corner no 3 and raised his head on the final leg going into the wind needs to pay slightly more attention to each of the footsteps 93 VERY GOOD
Obedience
Heelwork Forging must be much more calm and attentive S Sit in motion forging slow to sit needs more attention to handler G Down with recall super ground speed must return to heel cleaner G+ Stand from running with recall super ground speed must return to heel cleaner G+ Flat retrieve should be quicker and mouth the dumbbell less G Hurdle retrieveG+ Climbing wall quicker to return and less mouthing G Sendaway fast out extra command to down S Long down sniffing throughout G OVERALL 82 G
Protection
Hide search should be more direct SG Hold and bark G Escape Heel to escape position needs to be more controlled needs fuller grip G Defence should stay fuller and calmer in the sleeve before the out command G Back Transport Forging G Attack should stay fuller in the sleeve and guarding more clean G Long Attack Fast direct should stay fuller in the sleeve before the out command G Re attack  should stay fuller in the sleeve before the out command forging in the transport SG  OVERALL 82 G TSB A
Overall Score 257 G TSB A

Track 1 G Khakhian  with Gizmo v Banholz Vomkazgar
Tracked well without handler help or influence, needs to be more intense and more into the footsteps missing the second article (minus 7 points) spoilt a very good score   86 GOOD
Obedience
Heelwork super position and attention must sit quicker SG+ Sit in motion more attention to handler SG Down with recall one step before downing after the command super speedSG Stand from running with recall super speed SG Flat retrieve VERY slight anticipation SG Hurdle retrieve no jump either way NO POINTS U Climbing wall retrieve should return quicker SG Sendaway super speed must down quicker SG Long down comes to half sit on command to sit SG OVERALL 77 S
Score was spoilt by the 15 point loss on the hurdle retrieve
Protection
Hide search Very fast should be tighter round the hides G Hold and bark should show more pressure in the hold and the barking must be stronger Escape needs to be more calm in the grip with cleaner transition G Defence broke the guarding on the handlers approach S Back Transport V- Attack very fast guarding during collection must be stronger SG Long Attack Fast direct  must bite fuller and have cleaner transition to out G Re attack Needs to be cleaner and more focused in the guarding as the handler returns S  OVERALL 82 G
Super ground speed
OVERALL 245 S TSB A

Track 8 D John with Gruffyn v d Bormanshoeve
The dog tracked with good drive throughout the track,  the speed magnifying the errors on the legs and on two of the corners, for the high points the dog needs to track the footsteps more accurately the loss of the final article (minus 7) cost the very good grading 84 GOOD
Obedience
Heelwork super attention but bothering and bumping the handler SG Sit in motion missed position  (STOOD) U Down with recall  missed position  (STOOD) and should be more attentive to handler and present more correctly U Stand from running with recall more speed and present more correctly G Flat retrieve noisy and must release the bumbell quickerS Hurdle retrieve should return faster, less mouthing and release the dumbbell quicker S+ Climbing wall retrieve should return quicker S+ Sendaway G+ Long down S OVERALL 73 S
Protection
Hide search should be tighter and quicker round the hides G Hold and bark pressure in the hold and the barking must be stronger Escape needs to be more calm in the grip with cleaner transition to out G Defence more calm in the pressure phase and cleaner in transition G Back Transport V- Attack should strike harder and stay calm in the pressure phase GLong Attack Fast direct  must bite fuller and have cleaner transition to out G Re attack Needs to be fuller and more focused in the guarding G  OVERALL 82 G
OVERALL 239 S TSB A

My thanks to the tracklayers who got up at daft a clock to do a thankless task in contribution to the event.
Thanks to the helpers who in difficult condition gave a fair and consistent test to all the dogs.
Thanks to the committee for inviting me and looking after me.
Big thanks for the handlers for their entry and the effort they have given for presenting their dogs on the day, the overall standard was higher than we have seen for a few years in particular the obedience and the biting/striking of the sleeve in the protection phase.
A word, sportsmanship is PARAMOUNT in the sport and should never be sacrificed in the will to win.
And finally it is 11.30 pm Sunday night the above has been written basically from memory because my notes are like paper mache and I apologise if there are a few mistakes in the report.

Richard A James

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2011 (April)

Severnside GSDL WUSV/FCI Qualifier 2011

April 16th & 17th 2011

Judge: Dieter Schmale (SV)
Helpers: Roger Lledra, Nick Koskinas
Track Layers: Jim Jackson, Gavin Smith

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Henriette Bohnstedt Beckenberry Casper 98 95 92 285
2 Carol Phillips Hausbailey Flint 90 91 89 270
3 Gary Khakhian Gizmo v Banholz of Kazgar 80 87 87 254
4 Bryan vanDaal Argonne Drago 91 90 73 254
5 Becky Lyons Vondervalken Cody 84 71 88 243
Brian Walden Carlsbro Otegan 62 80 85 %
Richard James Tyguard Banjo of Richline 86 65 73 %
Ken Foster Night Time Gem 48 72 92 %
Chris Bows Carlsbro Okar 72 65 70 %
Susan Stock Findus v Granzlager 51 61 73 %
Chris Goodridge Optikas Hugo 95 80 dq %
Dave Edmunds Pepnick Hocus Pocus 78 70 dq %

Trial Report

The Severnside Group was proud to host the above trial and welcome the well known and respected judge, Dieter Schmale (SV), to officiate.  Wales has a reputation for wet weather at the best of times but, on this occasion, nothing could be further from the truth.  The weather was glorious and the hard working members of the Club ensured that the many visitors were well looked after.

So, to the tracking phase on the Saturday morning.  The tracks were laid by our own SV recognised judges Gavin Smith and Jim Jackson who must be thanked for their efforts on behalf of the Club.  The conditions at the ‘Straight Mile’ tracking fields were the best they had been for many years.  Dense, lush grass and no wind created high expectations for some really good performances.  For whatever reason, this did not prove to be the case and from the twelve competitors four scored in the 90s, three in the 80s, two in the 70s and three did not achieve a qualifying score.  Henriette Bohnstedt topped the list with Beckenberry Casper with an excellent score of 98 followed by Chris Goodridge on 95 with Optikas Hugo and then Bryan van Daal on 91 with Argonne Drago.

Dieter Schmale respected the fact that he was judging an important Qualifier and throughout the weekend he pointed out some procedural errors which can only be of benefit to those handlers in the future.

Sunday saw the running of the Obedience and Protection phases and it was decided to complete the obedience en bloc before moving on to the protection phase.  Dieter sharpened his pencil and, with Phil Sergent at the helm, things started on time and everything was in its place.  A breakdown of the scores shows that three teams scored in the 90s, three teams in the 80s, three teams in the 70s and three partnerships did not achieve a qualifying score.  Once again it was Henriette leading the field with a great score of 95 points, followed by Carol Phillips with Hausbailey Flint on 91 points and Bryan van Daal with 90.  Dieter’s critiques were clear, concise and very much appreciated by the spectators as well as the handlers.  Where necessary, he explained very clearly where and how points were lost so that the competitors knew what to work on for the future.

After the lunch break the protection phase got under way.  The appointed helpers were Roger Lledra (short work) and Nick Koskinas (long work) both of whom put on very consistent performances and must be congratulated.  This time only two teams scored in the 90s, Henriette with 92 points and Ken Foster 92 points with Night Time Gem.  Four teams were in the 80s, four in the 70s and there were two teams disqualified.  There were a couple of ‘hairy moments’ in the long attack when the internal satnav of two dogs malfunctioned and they headed for the judge.  Nick got one back on track and Dieter used his clipboard to good effect with the other.
Without doubt it was disappointing that only five teams achieved qualifying scores but, as stated at the outset by Dieter himself, it was a qualifier and he was going to judge accordingly.  The feedback he gave through his critiques will help the competitors to raise their scores at future trials.  He emphasised that competitors should know the rules and procedures when trialling at this level.

David Stafford
25 April, 2011

WUSV/FCI Qualifer 2011 (March)

First GSDL WUSV/FCI Qualifier 2011

March 12th & 13th
hosted by Leicestershire Working Dog Club

Judge: Gavin Smith (GSDL-WB)
Helpers: Chris Goodridge (short work) Saul Wolsencroft (long work)
Track Layers: Glyn Andrew, Saul Wolsencroft

Place Handler Dog A B C Total
1 Henriette Bohnstedt Beckenberry Casper 98 88 90 276
2 Bryan vanDaal Argonne Drago 96 86 74 256
3 Gary Khakhian Gismo v Banholz 94 81 80 255
4 Magda Krowlikowska Djuna v Tjaernshaget 91 70 84 245
5 Eric Roberts Callanway Zara 84 80 81 245
Becky Lyons Vondervalken Cody 88 64 80 %
Adam Lyons Vongalanberg Beauty 84 74 0 %
Chris Bows Carlsbro Okar 92 81 dq %