2021 Retriever Championship
The Committee of the
International Gundog League Retriever Society is delighted to announce that this year's Championship is to be held at the Ampton Shoot, Suffolk by kind permission of Messrs. Peter & Charles Rushbrook of Boxtree Games Supplies Ltd and the Turner Family, owners of the Ampton Estate, on 29 November, 30 November and 1 December.
This will, however, be dependent on
and local governmental and Kennel Club guidance in place at the time.
Cancellation of the 2020 Retriever Championship
It is with much regret that the Committee of the
International Gundog League Retriever Society considers that it is unable to
hold the IGL Retriever Championship in 2020.
Update: 2020 Championship
The Committee of the IGL has again met virtually to consider matters relating to the Retriever Championship 2020.
Clearly, it would not be possible to hold the Retriever Championship at the present time due to the various Government guidelines applying throughout the United Kingdom.
However, the Committee is mindful of the IGL's Rule, which states that an objective of the IGL is to 'hold the Retriever Championship annually', and thus it is proposed to hold the Retriever Championship on 30 November, 1 and 2 December 2020.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee of
the IGL has met virtually to consider the viability of holding this year’s
Following its recent communication with the Affiliated Societies,
the Committee is conscious that a number of societies are awaiting clarification
as to whether there will be a 2020 Retriever Championship.
The Committee will continue monitoring developments and
anticipates making a further statement regarding the Championship in the coming
The IGL remains mindful of the many stakeholders interested
in the Retriever Championship and the developing landscape of Governmental
advice in relation to COVID-19.
2020 Open Stake
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation it is no longer possible to hold our Open Stake at Windsor. Further details regarding this trial will be released in due course.
Postponement of 2020 AGM
In light of the current concerns surrounding coronavirus, the Committee of the IGL feel it would be appropriate to postpone the meeting to a future date.
All details relating to the AGM will remain as scheduled in our previous notice. An update on the revised date will be circulated to our membership at least fourteen days prior to the meeting. We hope you understand our actions and concern.
The Society's Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, 4 April.
Members please contact the Hon. General Secretary Mrs Barbara Kuen (email@example.com) for further details if you have not yet received notice of this meeting.
2020 Open Stake
The 108th Open A V Retriever Stake for 24 dogs will be held at The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen and The Crown Estate on 2nd & 3rd November.
2020 Championship Dates
The IGL Retriever Championship 2020 will be held at Ampton, Suffolk by very kind permission of Peter & Charlie Rushbrook on 30 November, 1 & 2 December.
2019 Novice Stake
The Novice AV Retriever Stake for 12 dogs was held at the Thorpe Shoot, Burnham, Norfolk by kind permission of Mr Nick Zoll and the Thorpe Syndicate on Saturday, 14 December.