1st Declan Boyle’s Int FTCh Miller McDuff, winner of The Retriever Trials Championship Challenge Cup, The Lady Auckland Memorial Salver, The Hiwood Challenge Trophy and The IGL President's Trophy (this dog qualified by winning the Irish Retriever Championship)
2nd Wendy Glue's FTCh Tanyrhallt Blue Bloods handled by Jamie Bettinson, winner of The FTCh Ulstare Style Challenge Trophy for the dog placed second
3rd Matty Lambden’s IR FTCh Tamrose Aragon
4th Mike Jones’s Ffnongain Buzzard of Wauniago
Diplomas of Merit awarded to:
Nathan Laffy’s (Golden Retriever) Think Twice Zero To Hero (also awarded Guns Choice)
Lee Hartis’s FTCh Troddenmills Full Throttle of Leacaz
Lady C Carter’s FTCh Asterix Aguzannis of Chatsworth handled by John Halsted (this dog has qualified to run in the Championship a record eight times and been in the awards on no less than five occasions including a win in 2015 at the Queensbury Estate in Dumfries and Galloway)
Louie Robertson’s Mitforton Onour
Mark Demaine’s Burrendale Fergie of Caytonfell
David Field’s FTCh Artistryn Ulrich
Some facts & figures:
This year 64 dogs qualified to run - 47 dogs and 17 bitches. Four Golden Retrievers qualified. 62 competed as Scott Marland’s Greenbriar Tame was not running and W G Steel was not defending his title with FTCh Harperrig Breac as the dog was recovering from a ligament injury sustained during the grouse count.
Phil Highfield’s FTCh Mistigris Finn of Featherfly achieved two ‘A’ and two ‘B’ qualifications.
Double qualifiers were Mark Demaine’s Burrendale Fergie of Caytonfell, Mrs J Drysdale’s FTCh Highwalk Kerry handled by Sam Drysdale, Lee Hartis’s FTCh Troddenmills Full Throttle of Leacaz, Tess Lawrence’s Hawksgarth Sirooco handled by Kirsty Cousins and Derek Hill’s FTCh Stauntonvale Moose Milk handled by Laura Hill.
Among the dogs qualified with one ‘A’ and one ‘B’ qualification were Keith Broomfield with FTCh Polihale Vodka Surprise, Declan Boyle with Int. FTCh Miller McDuff, Dr Jackie Hay with FTCh Laggengill Delta, Nathan Laffy with Think Twice Zero to Hero, Louie Robertson with FTCh Mitforton Nacho, Tony Rodgers with Highwalk Galway, Lady C Carter's FTCh Brocklebank Bronze of Chatsworth handled by John Halsted and the Duchess of Devonshire's FTCh Brocklebank Navigator of Chatsworth also handled by John Halsted..
Three dogs qualified on ‘Bs’ – Simon Capstick’s Drakeshead Casey, Terry Prentice’s FTCh Hitowngreen Diamond Joe of Findpoint and Steve Richardson’s FTCh Birdsgreen Cluedo of Wedgenock.
John Halsted, running in his 28th Championship, qualified four dogs and Louie Robertson qualified two.
Lady Carter’s FTCh Asterix Aguzannis of Chatsworth was qualified by handler John Halsted to compete for a record 8th time in this event. This was the oldest dog running, born April 2010, and certainly the most successful – 1st in 2015, 3rd in 2016 and awarded Diplomas of Merit in 2012, 2018 and 2019.
David Field’s FTCh Artistryn Ulrich aged 6 years old was running in his 5th Championship.
The youngest dog was Nathan Laffy’s Golden Retriever dog Think Twice Zero to Hero which was whelped 21.05.17.
Many familiar faces qualified again including four previous winning handlers: Keith Broomfield, John Halsted, Leigh Jackson and W G Steel.
First time handlers included Katarina Ljungquist, Henrik Hanson, David Wall, Sandra Onens, Kelly Rogers-Davidson, Lee Hayman, Dr Jackie Hay, Richard Johnston, Sharon Dingle, Noah Parsons, Henrik Vilendal, Simon Capstick, Mike Forbes, Sam Drysdale, Damian Kelly, Matty Lambden, Kelvin Nettleingham and Mike Jones.
FTCh Eastdale Harry, FTCh Ferbury Lancelot of Smithsteads and FTCh Waterford Featherman were the most prolific sires this year; each with three progeny running.The Draw:
|1||Leigh Jackson||FTCh Laggengill Dawn of Blackgrass|
|2||Katarina Ljungquist||Meadowlark Humpty Dumpty|
|3||Nathan Laffy||Think Twice Zero to Hero|
|4||Andrew Slingsby||FTCh Arkglas Taylor|
|5||Paul Dukes||Brocklebank Boorbon|
|6||Michael Jones||Ffynongain Buzzard of Wauniago|
|7||Tim Brain||FTCh Amancio Tirpitz of Flypatch|
|8||Jim Collins||FTCh Brockaghs Forba|
|9||Declan Boyle||INT FTCh Miller McDuff|
|10||Kelvin Nettleingham||Tagabea Pretty Thing of Luddesdowne|
|11||Stuart Arch||Gwynteg Fyne|
|12||Louie Robertson||FTCh Mitforton Nacho|
|13||William L Steel||FTCh Mitforton Oscar of Leadhills|
|14||John Williamson||Tealcreek Isla|
|15||John Barr Jr||Shimnavale Jasmine of Drumnamoe|
|16||Kirsty Cousins||Hawksgarth Sirooco|
|17||Steve Richardson||FTCh Birdsgreen Cluedo of Wedgenock|
|18||John Halsted||FTCH Brocklebank Navigator of Chatsworth|
|20||Andy Latham||Aneeterbeg Seamus|
|21||Sam Drysdale||FTCh Highwalk Kerry|
|22||Dr Jackie Hay||FTCh Laggengill Delta|
|23||Dawn Scott||FTCh Diglake Jasmin|
|24||Laura Hill||Stauntonvale Moose Milk|
|25||Kelly Rogers-Davidson||Loveloch Valentino|
|26||Daniel Marx||Lockthorn Ziva|
|27||Alan Rees||Fendawood Ecclestone of Delfryd|
|28||Lee Hayman||Copperbirch Ross|
|30||Noah Parsons||FTCh Nettle Brae Andy of Fendawood|
|31||Peter Abbs||Greenfox Viper at Scarningvale|
|32||Sharon Dingle||FTCh Bellspaddle Intrepid|
|33||John Halsted||FTCh Macgiriaght Foxy Lady|
|34||Terry Prentice||FTCh Hitowngreen Diamond Joe of Findpoint|
|35||Glynis Hillier||Lannakers Quest of Tofts|
|36||Richard Johnston||IR FTCh Trefaldwyn Kribensis of Shadowbrae|
|37||Tony Parnell||Mordonmanor Bree of Blackharn|
|38||Rueben Corbett||Ticefield Dazed N'confused|
|39||Chris Aston||Balibuntal Panama|
|40||Mike Forbes||Omachie Jock Scott|
|41||John Halsted||FTCh Brocklebank Bronze of Chatsworth|
|42||Lee Hartis||FTCh Troddenmills Full Throttle of Leacaz|
|43||Simon Capstick||Drakeshead Casey|
|44||John Halsted||FTCh Asterix Aguzannis of Chatsworth|
|45||Phil Highfield||FTCh Mistigris Finn of Featherfly|
|46||Damien Kelly||Dees Companion|
|47||Henrik Vilendal||Vilendal Quasimodo|
|48||David Wall||Buccleuch Warrick|
|49||Keith Broomfield||FTCh Polihale Vodka Surprise|
|50||Tony Rodgers||Highwalk Galway|
|51||Steve McDermott||Westmacott Gunner|
|52||Louie Robertson||Mitforton Onour|
|53||N Henrik Hanson||Drakeshead Calico|
|54||Matty Lambden||IR FTCh Tamrose Aragon|
|55||Brian Dodsworth||Hazeloaks Wigeon|
|56||Polly Dunckley||Castlemans Oasis of Smithsteads|
|57||Allie Hogsbjerg||Quarnford Pochard of Rufriver|
|58||Kevin Butler||Turpingreen Ando|
|59||Clare Baker||FTCh The Windbreak Whisperer of Arcklebear|
|60||Jamie Bettinson||FTCh Tanyrhallt Blue Bloods|
|61||Mark Demaine||Burrendale Fergie of Caytonfell|
|62||Tom Forgie||FTCH Jocksburn Jock|
|63||Sandra Onens||Kestrelway Harry|
|64||David Field||FTCh Artistryn Ulrich|