he Scottish Game Fair 2011 was held on 1-3 July in the grounds of Scone Palace and good weather on all three days was enjoyed by increased numbers attending the Fair writes Gundog events organizer Johnny Clavering.
The Gundog Working Tests held on an Island in the River Tay, and sponsored by Savills, attracted a large number of spectators who had a good view from the riverbank. The Scurry as always was very popular and the excellent prizes donated by Countrywear attracted full entries on all three days.
There were also good entries for the Junior Handlers Test which this year had two classes: up to 8 years and 9- 16 years of age. The prizes for the winners of the Open Spaniel and Retriever Tests were portraits of the winning dogs donated by the artists Judith Stowell and Heather Cary. There was also an additional trophy this year for the dog with the Most Stylish Hunting in the Open Spaniel Test, presented by Johnny Clavering who is retiring this year as the Gundogs events organiser, which was awarded to Eddie Scott with ESSB FTCh Broomfield Rosetta. Johnny’s successor is Hamish MacDonald Lockhart.
The results for the Working Tests were:
AV novice spaniel
Judges: Eoin Robertson and Graham Clark.
1st Tommy Brechney with Cocker B Ruby.
2nd Anthony Morris with ESSD Cheweky Gritsand of Glenfia
3rd Andrew Barr with ESSB Tanderwater Mist.
Novice Retriever L to R. Erica Munro Ferguson, Joe McLure, Jill Drysdale, Belinda Montgomery(Savills), John McColl, Alan Rees.
AV novice retriever
Judges: Alan Rees and Erica Munro Ferguson.
1st John McColl with YLB Yellowbrook Cottage.
2nd Jill Drysdale YLB Denbank Kandyfloss of Strathruddie.
3rd Joe McLure with BLD Rannalagh Tomtain of Silversnipe.
Open Spaniel - L to R. James Stevenson, Simon Dixon, Eddie Scott.
AV open spaniel
Judges: Eoin Robertson and John Bailey.
1st Eddie Scott ESSB FTCh Broomfield Rosetta.
2nd Simon Dixon with ESSB Woodstorm Wiggle.
3rd James Stevenson with ESSB Beatbox Delta.
Open Retriever - L to R. Gordon McBain, Dick Sorley, Erica Munro Ferguson.
AV open retriever
Judges: Alan Rees and John Henderson.
1st Dick Sorley with YLB FTCh Anson Anne of Denbank.
2nd Gordon McBain with BLD Silversnipe Knickknack.
3rd Erica Munro Ferguson with BLD FTCh Levenghyl Lionheart.
Team Event - L to R. Anthony Morris, Gordon McBain, James Stevenson, Eddie Scott, Roddy McBain, Dick Sorley.
Judges: Alan Rees and John Bailey.
1st James Stevenson with ESSB Beatbox Delta
Roddy McBain with BLD Levenghyl Isle of Mull.
2nd Anthony Morris with ESSD Cheweky Gritsand of Glenfia.
Gordon McBain with BLB Silversnipe Knickknack.
3rd Eddie Scott with ESSB FTCh Broomfield Rosetta
Dick Sorley with YLB FTCh Anson Anne of Denbank
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