Bucks Area Working Tests

 

WORKING TESTS 2019

DateTestFTMS entries to be received by:Paper entries to be received by:

 

Sunday 10 March

 

 

SPRING OPEN 

Venue: Hambleden, Henley On Thames

Judges: Ian Clinton, Paul Dukes, Andrew Wright, Liz Taylor

 

 

 

 

Sunday 28 April

 

 

INTERMEDIATE & VETERAN 

Venue: Burrow Farm, Mill End, Near Marlow

Judges: Helen Burnie, Janice Miller, David Miller

11.59pm Thursday 18 April

11.59pm Sunday 14 April

Sunday 19 May

 

 

OPEN QUALIFIER FOR AREA FINALS

Venue: Woodlands Farm, Little Marlow

Judges: Ron Jeffery, Graham Stanley, James Bailey, Josefine Van Der Dussen

11.59pm Thursday 9 May

11.59pm Sunday 5 May

Sunday 16 June

 

 

NOVICE

Venue: Portman Birtley, Beaconsfield

Judges: Sue Cole, Lindy Higham, Liz Barnes, Judith Curtis

11.59pm Thusday 6 June

11.59pm Sunday 2 June

Sunday 25 August

 

 

 NOVICE DOG/HANDLER and SPECIAL PUPPY

Venue: Sunninghill Park

Judges: Jim Collins, Sue Jordan, Heather Walton, Isobel Whitford

11.59pm Thursday 15 August

11.59pm Sunday 11 August

 

All of the above tests can be entered using the Field Trial Management System (FTMS) and payment done through PayPal. If you only intend to do working tests the annual fee to use the FTMS is £5.50 and this gives you access to all tests run by the clubs of which you are a member saving on postage costs.

Using the FTMS is not compulsory and you can always enter using a paper entry form.

Please note closing dates for entries above will be strictly enforced.

An entry form can be downloaded HERE

 

WORKING TEST NOTES

1. Rules K.C. Working Test Rules will apply to Tests; ie, Running in, whining, at the discretion of the Judges.

2. Entries to:

Sarah Meakes,
The Elms,
Berghers Hill,
Wooburn Green,
High Wycombe,
HP10 0JP
Tel: 07769 551711
Email: urcbucksworkingtest@gmail.com 
Entries are accepted via FTMS or on paper

3. Draw The Draw will take place at the Working Test Secretary’s home as soon as is convenient after the closing date. Please send a stamped addressed envelope for the results of the draw or Email address. Detailed directions and any changes to the starting time will be sent with the draw. Any queries should be directed to Sarah Meakes on 07769 551711.

4. General

  • Competitors and spectators are to make their own arrangements for refreshments.
  • All dogs must have been registered with the Kennel Club in the Owner's name prior to the closing date for entries.
  • Entry fees are per dog per class/test.
  • ALL competitors and spectators are under the Steward's orders at ALL times on the ground, EXCEPT when competing.
  • There will be a raffle at all Tests; any offers of prizes will be gratefully received. Also offers of help to run the tests will be greatly appreciated. Stewards, guns, dummy throwers/placers. Lunch will be provided to all helpers. If you are interested please contact Sarah Meakes either by email or on 07769 551711.

 

WORKING TEST DEFINITIONS

Special Puppy: For any dog or bitch under two years of age on the day of the test.

Novice Dog/ Novice Handler: Neither dog nor handler to have won any award, including Certificate of Merit, at a Field Trial, or a first, second, third or Reserve in an Open or All-Aged Working Test, or first in ANY Working Test.

Novice: Any dog or bitch of any age not having won:

a. a Field Trial award, including a Certificate of Merit at a Field Trial.

b. a first, second, third or Reserve in an Open or ALL-ages Working Test.

c. a first in any previous Novice Working Test or any test above Novice level.

d. a first in a combined Puppy and Novice Test where separate awards for Puppies were NOT given. (A first in a Puppy Stake or a first in a Novice Dog/Novice Handler is discounted for this purpose).

Intermediate: Any dog or bitch of any age (in URC Tests, Intermediate is graded between Novice and Open), not having won: a. a first in any Intermediate, Open or All-Aged Working Test. b. a first, second or third in any Field Trial, EXCEPT for a Novice Dog/Novice Handler Field Trial where first only would be excluded.

Open: Open to all members of the URC. Preference in any draw will be given to dogs of members which have qualifications and which make them ineligible to run in any other category of Test. Preference in the draw will be given to host Area Members.

Veteran: Open to all dogs aged EIGHT YEARS or over on the day before the Test is run. Any dog found to be suffering from an infectious disease or any bitch in season will be expelled from the ground. All competing dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, except when under a Judge's orders. Non-competing dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. They will be subject to any controls imposed by the Stewards or authorised person, including any Committee member.

Any dog found to be suffering from an infectious disease or any bitch in season will be expelled from the ground.

All competing dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, except when under a Judge's orders.