2019 PROVISIONAL DATES

DATE LOCATION OTHER INFORMATION
24 March Gloucestershire  
21 April Berkshire  
12 May Somerset  
9 June    
14 July Wiltshire  
18 August Wiltshire  
8 September Somerset  
6 October Gloucestershire Trophy Finals

2018 SEASON FINALISTS:

SWC AGM minutes 11 Feb 18.pdf
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Our AGM will be at Down Ampney Village Hall, 1pm 11th February.

All members welcome, sadly no dogs allowed in the Hall. 

All items for inclusion on the agenda must be emailed to sportingwhippetclub@hotmail.com

Mid Season Newsletter 2017
midseasonNEWSLETTER2017.pdf
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***YOUR SPRING NEWSLETTER CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE:

 

NEWSLETTER2017.pdf
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6th February 2017

Minutes from the AGM Sunday 5th February :

 

swc agm minutes 05.02.17.doc
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4th January 2017

AGM - SUNDAY 5th February
We can now confirm the venue for our AGM to be Siddington Village Hall, Ashton Rd, Siddington GL7 6HD.
Meeting will be at 1.30pm. Please send all items for inclusion on the agenda to sportingwhippet@hotmail.co.uk by 22nd January .

2nd October 2016

2016 SEASON TROPHY WINNERS!

WHEATROYD TROPHY - TOP WHIPPET 2016

Jenkinson's Winterfellin Gotta Dash

SHANDRIL TROPHY FOR BITCHES 17.5" - 18.5"

Winner - Bent's Ryemeadow's Zara

Reserve - Priest's Harerunner Hell For Leather

HARERUNNER TROPHY FOR DOGS 18.5" - 20"

Winner - Jenkinson's Winterfellin Gotta Dash

Reserve - Marcovecchio's Barmoll Bear's Boy

LAGUNA TROPHY FOR VETERANS 7+

Winner - Dalgleish's Shandril Moonchild

Reserve - Parker's Shandil Moon Walker

SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB STAKE FOR BITCHES OVER 18.5" &DOGS OVER 20"

Winner - Webber's Dark Wing

Reserve - Osborne's Derohan Bronze Angel

GO BYE TROPHY - MEMBER'S CHOICE AWARD

Biddy Trouton

16th June 2016

 

You can now download our mid season newsletter:

 

newsletter.pdf
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5th June 2016

We had a wonderful day at Fosse Tillery today. Beautiful weather, perfect ground, some brilliant coursing and another batch of newcomers showing the regulars how to do it.
The boys set up some great courses today and the dogs ran them brilliantly.
Thanks to Tracy and Loraine for tea cakes and raffle & Bryan Marshall for judging
Well done to all the finalists.
The Fosse Tillery Stakes bitches up to 18.5''
Winner Jen Walker's Ameesha Pina Colada
Runner Up Kate Bent's Ryemeadows Zara
The Easton Grey Stakes bitches up to 18.5''
Winner Paul Priest and Samantha Telling's Harerunner Hell for Leather
Runner up Gaynor Bell's Lavebella Diamond Destiny
The Malmesbury Stakes for dogs up to 20''
Winner Sandra Marcovecchio's Barmoll Bears Boy
Runner up Elaine Jenkinson's Winterfellin Gotta Dash
The Milbourne Mixed Stakes up to 20.25''
Winner Diana Webber's Dark Wing 
runner up Greg Mclatchie's Coppermow Lady Lettie
The Tetbury Mixed Stakes up to 21.5''
Winner Greg Mclatchie's Max Magnum at Coppermow
Runner Up Elise Parkin's Coppermow Blue Arrow
The Polo Ground Veteran Stakes
Winner Lilah and Richard Wainman's Laguna Lolitas Lawn
Runner up Ann Cliverd's Monelli Mississippi.
Look forward to seeing you all at Englefield Berks in July.

Sharon

15th MAY 2016

A lovely day at Cliffords pool. Glorious sunshine and a light breeze. The ground was perfect and the landowner had put up a judging platform for us. A good job Mark isn't afraid of heights!
Thank you to everyone that helped to make this a good day.
Results
The Raleighs Cross Stakes for bitches up to 18.5''
Winner Kate Bent's Ryemeadows Zara. Runner Up Paul Priest's
Harerunner Hell for Leather.
The Cliffords Pool Stakes for bitches up to 18.5''
Winner Pippa Hill's Ameesha Pure Satin Runner up Fleur Chant's Florancy First Footing.
The Chidgley Stakes for dogs up to 20''
Winner Elaine Jenkinson's Winterfellin Gotta Dash
Runner up Pippa Hill's Dashing Dexter.
The Colston Lane Stakes Mixed up to 21.5''
Winner Sue Meecham's Winterfellin Vanilla Sky
Runner Up Margaret Armstrong's Mulcair Must Contain Nutz.
The Nettlecombe stakes for bitches up to 19.25''
Winner Sarah Layfield's Witerfellin Hells Belle Runner up Elizabeth and David Johnstone's Ladeygrove Dosey Doe
The Windwhistle veteran Stakes 
winner Sue Meechams Silvajack Cassian Runner up Sarah Layfield's Winterfell Lady Grey.
See you all next month

Sharon

18th APRIL 2016

Thanks to all those who made our meeting 17th April such a success. Congratulations to all the winners:
Wainman's Laguna Lucie Lockett

Chant's Florancy First Footing

Jenkinson's Winterfellin Gotta Dash

Doherty's NL Ch Creme Anglaise's Hello Look

Meadham's Penny Paynes Blue Grey

Roughsedge's Moonlake Motorway Cop

Wainman's Laguna Loltas Lawn

 

See you all in May at Raleghs Cross - entries close 8th May.

20th MARCH 2016

Today the Big Red Lure machine did us proud. After a slightly shaky start with the lure getting stuck in the pulleys we were away and didn't look back.
There were some great runs especially from the Pups 'The stars of the future' 
Thanks to all that helped set up and pack away, you make our day a little shorter.
The Tea stall and Raffle had bumper takings.Thanks to Tracy Biddy and Lilah.Well done to all the winners 
The Shandril Trophy bitches up to 18.5''
Winner Clokes Wheatroyd Blissful Chimes
Runner Up Layfields Winterfellin Tinkers Pride

The Harerunner Trophy Dogs up to 20''
Winner Newman & moriarty's Laguna Lively Leveret
Runner Up Marcovecchio's Barmoll Bears Boy

The SWC Stakes for dogs and Bitches up to 21.5''
Winner Layfields Winterfellin Hells Belle
Runner Up Clokes Vensuter Wheal Chimes

The Laguna Trophy for veterans age 7 years and over
Winner Chandlers Laguna Lauras Laertes
Runner Up Layfields Winterfell Lady Grey

The Veteran supporters stakes
Winner Wainmans Laguna Lolitas Lawn
Runner up Chandlers Laguna Lauras Livius

The Winterfellin Puppy Stakes Kindly sponsored by Sarah Layfield
Up to 18.25''
Winner Bent's Ryemeadow Zara
runner up Preist's harerunner Hell for Leather

Up to 19.5''
Winner Elliot's Winterfellin Gotta Dash
Runner Up Florek's Harerunner Hornet

Up to 21.5''
Winner Roughsedge's Moonlake Motorway Cop
Runner Up Logan's Harerunner Hawkridge

Shandril Consolation Stake for bitches up to 18.5
Winner Dalgleish's Harerunner Hedgehunter
Runner Up Dawes Harerunner Hot Gossip

Supporters Stakes Dogs up to 21.5''
Winner Mclatchie's Max Magnum at Coppermow
Runner Up Kazykhanova's Berlioz Von Svantevit

Supporters Stakes Bitches up to 19.5
Winner Bell's Lavebella Laylas Lady of the Night
Runner Up Sechiaris Silverhare Full Speedahead

Thanks for your continued support 
Lets look forward to a successful 2016 Season.

 

SHARON

28th FEBRUARY 2016

Sporting Whippet Club Finals Day 20th March 2016
Brand House Farm, Avening nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire


All finalists and dogs previously entered have been notified.
There are limited spaces left in the supporting stakes as follows:

 

6 places in complementary stakes

1 place in the Puppy stakes (12-24 months old)

1 place in Veterans (over 7 years).
These will be available on a first come first served basis!

'The Big Red' has been tested by Mike, our lure driver, and is looking good for the coming season!

23rd February 2016

 

Annual General Meeting
Sunday 21st February 2016 11 am
Village Hall, Hawksbury Upton, Glos, GL9 1AU
MINUTES

1. Opening & Apologies
Meeting opened 11.14 am
Present – Sharon Dalgleish, Alec Dalgleish, Sandra Marcovecchio, Richard
Wainman, Sarah Meadham, Julia Cloke, Chris Cloke, James Newman,
Lorraine Florek, Mike Florek, Liz Hales, Lilah Wainman, Andrew Dawes,
Mandy Dawes, Tracy Marshall, Bryan Marshall, Anne Clilverd
Apologies – Elizabeth Moriarty, Gay Robertson, Catriona Ryan, Sarah
Layfield, Sue Meecham, Mark Bicknell & Biddy Trouton
2. Approval of 2015 minutes
Proposed by James Newman, Seconded by Sarah Meadham
3. Chairman's report
The positives – 90 competing whippets with average 6-8 stakes per
meeting.
Hired toilet facilities paid for by tea tent and raffle. Thanks to Tracy
Marshall, Biddy Trouton and all the bakers for the tea tent, and Lilah
Wainman for help with raffle.
The club was formed to encourage correct size and type whippet. We were
pleased that there was an increase in correct sized dogs and bitches this
season. We hope this continues but will always welcome whippets up to
21.5”
SWC is now a recognised lure coursing club for NWA, South West WC,
North Eastern Whippet Society and Crufts. We are waiting to hear from
The Whippet Club and Midland Counties and hope others will follow. We
our members will support the lure coursing show classes at these shows.
We purchased new pulleys, shy, gazebo and will upgrade other equipment
as funds allow.
We will be upgrading the club passports this season. Members should
bring their passports to each meeting,more details will be announced
shortly.
Thanks were given to Sarah Meadham for the website, Alec Dalgleish and
George Sell for Slipping, Mark Bicknell, Mike Florek, Bob Pittam and Tony
Dent for judging.
We hope to have new judges this season, and ask that any one interested
in judging speak to us, though remind you judges cannot run their own
dogs when judging.
On the less positive side – once again season was marred by lure machine
issues, we went through three machines, all proved inadequate. Lowest
point was having to abandon Finals. For the 2016 season, we have a
custom built machine from an experienced Hungarian maker, but will
always ensure we have a functioning back up machine.
Thanks to former Chairman Richard Gatenby for all his work setting up the
Club.
4. Treasurer's Report
Mark Bicknell was absent but sent a statement.
The season started with a healthy opening balance, and having made
significant investments, including new Lure Machine the closing balance is
£573. That will be sufficient to start the new season and income from
entries will cover ongoing expenses.
5. Committee
The committee are Sharon Dalgleish (chairman), Sarah Meadham
(secretary), Alec Dalgleish, Andrew Dawes, Bryan Marshall an Tracy
Marshall. Mike Florek has joined the committee and will take over as main
lure driver.
6. Any other business
James Newman raised concern over condition of grounds, and suggested
each ground was inspected in advance for issues (very dry/ over long
grass etc). This was agreed to be a good idea.
Proposal from Alec that all trialling dogs and puppies that are hand slipped
are handled by the slipper to get them used to being handled by strangers
and prepare them for competition. Seconded by Lilah Wainman and
agreed by all present.
Lilah asked that there be some sort of notice for judging, to help
newcomers understand. It was agreed that a board with rules, judging
and other important information be displayed at each meeting.
James Newman asked if the situation for muzzling was going to change. It
was agreed that muzzling would continue to be at owner discretion.
Photographers – there will be one designated photographer allowed on the
field. There will be a special area created for other photographers. This
was decided on safety grounds.
There will be no change to entry or membership fees.
Meeting closed 11.52 am

14th February 2016

Introducing The Big Red , our new lure machine for 2016!


The machine has been built by Zoltan Kokeny in Hungary who has built many european lure machines.


It has been tested today and will be shipped tomorrow. We will thoroughly test it again when it arrives in the UK, prior to our March meeting. It is a very powerful machine.

 

We would just like to thank Emese Gyóllai, Hannes Krapfenbauer, Ewi Bd, and of course Zoltan for building the machine. Without these people This would not have happened.

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2016

2015 Review

We were blessed with many wonderful things through the 2015 season – blue skies and sunshine at every meet, Tracy & Biddy's delicious teas and cakes, proper toilets and beautiful locations to name just a few.

 

We had a total of 90 competing whippets. Alongside 45 returning from the previous season we also welcomed 32 new dogs and 13 puppies. All those whose dogs qualified for the finals should be extremely proud. Special congratulations must go to Miss Sarah Layfield and the Winterfellin kennel who qualified in 1st place in three out of our four classes.

 

 

 

As you will know, we were unable to complete our season finals in October, so look forward to starting our new season on a high with the 2015 Season Finals recommencing at our opening meeting of 2016. I hope all finalists have enjoyed a rest over Christmas and will be fit and ready to run. We will be in touch with all finalists in due course.

 

Reminders

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held on Sunday 21st February at 12pm at the skittle alley in The Beaufort Arms Hawksbury Upton, Gloucestershire, GL9 1AU. Please send all items for inclusion on the agenda to sportingwhippet@hotmail.co.uk by 7th February. We welcome all members to come and hear our news and share your views. There will be the opportunity for a pub lunch afterwards, if you would like to join us please let us know no later that a week before so we can book appropriate numbers.

 

Membership

Membership for the coming season is now due. The fees remain £10 for a single and £15 for joint/family membership. In order to cut down on paper, only new members need complete a membership form. Those who are renewing membership can just send payment with confirmation email/letter unless there has been a change in address and/or phone/email then you will also need to complete a form.

 

Remember, only fully paid-up members of SWC may vote on any issues raised at the AGM.

 

2016 Season

When

Where

Sunday 21 February

AGM The BeaufortArms Hawksbury Upton, Gloucestershire

* Sunday 20 March

Brandhouse Farm, West End, Tetbury, Gloucestershire,

GL8 8NE

Sunday 17 April

Berkshire TBC

Sunday 15 May

Raleghs Cross, Taunton, Somerset

Sunday 5 June

Fosse Tillery Farm, Malmsbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0JL

Sunday 3 July

Englefield Estate, Englefield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5ES

** Wednesday 27 July

Dunster Country Fair, Dunster Castle, Somerset

Sunday 14 August

Fosse Tillery Farm, Malmsbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0JL

Sunday 11 September

Somerset TBC

Sunday 2 October

Dryleaze Farm, Siddington, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 6DB

 

* The 2015 season Finals that were aborted early in October will be held at our opening meeting of the new season.

** We have been invited once again to Dunster Country Fair, where will be running three 8 dog stakes and trials. No season points will be awarded for wins in these stakes.

 

We will be running complementary stakes alongside the finals at our March meeting. Entries made for October will be honoured, but there are a limited number of spaces still available, so if you wish to compete please keep your eye on the website or Facebook page as more details will be posted nearer the time.

 

Like many of us humans, our dogs may have got a bit soft with a winter off and Christmas indulgence, so can we take this opportunity to urge you all to ensure your dog is fully fit before entering an SWC competition. The courses we run can be long and gruelling. If you are unsure, please come and trial your dog over a shorter distance before entering.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon, in the mean time, keep up to date with all things SWC on here and the Facebook page.

15th November 2015

We are sad to report that our chairman Richard Gatenby is leaving us. He is studying for a degree and now finds he has less time available. Richard was a founder member of the club and along with the other committee members put a lot of work into setting up the club. We wish Richard well and we hope to see him at future meetings.


There have inevitably been some changes on the committee. Sarah Meadham will now take over as secretary and Sharon Dalgleish will be the new Chairman, Michael Florek has now joined the committee. I am sure he will be an asset to the club.


The Club Agm will be held on Sunday 21st February in Gloucestershire, venue to be announced.

 

Sharon

8th October 2015

The 4th October should have been a flagship day for us, a lot of hard work had gone into the season which had been dogged by lure machine problems, so with the arrival of the new machine we thought our problems had been solved!

 

Unfortunately this was not so, our finals day was marred by mechanical and human error . In hindsight we should have done more testing and had a spare machine on hand.

 

We apologise to our members, many of whom had travelled considerable distance to be with us to compete. We will learn from our mistakes and move on and we hope to make 2016 a better season.

 

We now have the whole winter to source a new lure machine and test it vigorously before the start of the season.

 

The finals will now be held on Sunday 20th March at Brandhouse Farm, Avening Tetbury, Glos.

 

The results so far will stand.

 

The complementary and puppy stakes will be reopened before the meeting but dogs previously entered will remain in the draw.

 

On a positive note we have seen some great coursing from our fantastic dogs and we have a great bunch of members, making this a very friendly and 'Sporting' club. We thank you all for your patience and support and look forward to welcoming you all in 2016.

 

 

The SWC Committee

 

3rd October 2015

Tomorrow is the big day. If You are entered in the finals or one of the complementary or puppy stakes please can you book in by 10am and collect your card. 


We hope to have the first dogs in slips by 10.30 am. If you have a dog to be measured please allow extra time.


The Venue will be signposted from the village of Shipton Moyne ( GL8 8PN ) please use this postcode and then follow signs.


The weather is set fair for tomorrow so lets hope for a good day. 


Hope you all have a safe journey and good luck to you all tomorrow.

 

Sharon

26th September 2015

*** CONFIRMED RUNNERS! ***

We have now received acceptances and apologies from all invited to compete in our season finals and can confirm the stakes to be:

 

Shandril Trophy Stake  - Bitches 17.5" - 18.5"

1 Winterfellin Tinkers Pride

2 Gills Little Gem at Coppermow
3 Laguna Lucie Lockett
4 Harerunner Hedgehunter
5 Moonlake Mercedes
6 Wheatroyd Blissful Chimes
7 Dawesychoice Dream On

8 Harerunner Hot Gossip

 

Harerunner Trophy Stake - Dogs 18.5" - 20" 

1 Laguna Lively Leveret

2 Montyjack Midnight Rambler
3 Barmoll Bear's Boy
4 Dashing Dexter
5 Silvajack Cassian
6 Maverick Dusky Moon
7 Olympic Warrior
8 Bye

 

Laguna Trophy Stake - Veterans 7+ 

1 Winterfell Lady Grey
2 Shandril Moonchild
3 Laguna Lauras Laertes
4 Laguna Lovely Lara of Ryemeadows

 

Sporting Whippet Club Stake -  Bitches over 18.5" and Dogs over 20"

1 Winterfellin Hells Belle

2 Montyjack Masqued Marksman
3 Penny Paynes Blue Grey
4 Winterfellin Vanilla Sky
5 Ryemeadows Roo
6 Vensuter Wheal Chimes

7 Bye

8 Bye

 

The seeding for finals day will be:

 

1+8, 4+5, 6+3, 2+7.

Veterans will be 1+4, 2+3

 

We still have a couple of places available in complimentary stakes and the puppy stakes. Please contact Sharon before midnight Sunday 26th if you would like to enter.

 

13th September 2015

Today we used the new machine and were able to lay out some longer (650-750 meters) and more interesting courses. We had some teething problems which was understandable, mainly line breakage. The boys hope they have sorted that problem.


Thanks to Lilah and Richard for their help with the raffle raising a grand total of £100. Thanks also to slipper George Sell and Judge Bob Pittam.

 

The Venue for the Finals on 4th October is Fosse Tillery Farm nr Westonbirt, Tetbury, Glos. Finalists and reservists will receive their invites later this week.

 

We will also be running complementary stakes on Finals day. These stakes are open to all member's whippets that haven't qualified for the finals. They are entered in the normal way but spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come first served basis!

 

There will be two mixed 8 dog stakes for adults and 4 puppy stakes
Puppy stakes are for whippets OVER 12 months and under 24 months on the day of the meeting, and have been very kindly sponsored by Sarah Layfield.

 

Finally, Gay Robertson (Moonlake) is writing an article for the Crufts issue of the Kennel Gazette about demonstrably "fit for function" show dogs. If you have won a stake this season with a dog that is qualified for Crufts 2016 (and preferably that you intend to show there) please would you let us know, and we will pass on the details.

 

13th September 2015

To all runners
 
I have been informed by our Chairman that the lane to and from the venue at Dryleaze is a single tracked lane with a rather nasty junction at one end. Due to this we insist that all competitors use the village entrance. Therefore, we have given the Post Code to the Greyhound Public house as the best to use, GL7 6HR. 

 

Please do not use the Post Code given on your entry form, this will bring you to the wrong end of the lane. A marked map is available to down load and print below.


FROM NORTH OF SIDDINGTON VILLAGE - Once you arrive at the Greyhound Pub please follow the map to the venue, there will be SWC sign posts in place as well. 


FROM SOUTH OF SIDDINGTON VILLAGE - Please use the Greyhound Pub Post Code, you will see SWC Signs prior to arriving at the Greyhound, please follow the signs to the Venue. 

 

On arrival please book in at the Gazebo and take your programme.

 

There will be NO Tea and cake stall this weekend as Tracy and Biddy are not here so please bring your own refreshments.


We will be running the new machine so will hopefully have some longer courses.

 

We will be short staffed this weekend and any help would be appreciated especially setting up and taking down.

 

Wishing you all a safe Journey.
 
Sharon

Venue map
Directions_-_SWC_Siddington.pdf
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1st September 2015

Our next meeting is your last chance to qualify for the season finals. Lots of entries in already, the closing date is 8th September.

 

The new lure machine is now ready and being tested so all being well it will be used at this meeting.

9th August 2015

Lovely weather and a great venue greeted us at Fosse Tillery farm. What a lovely ground it was. Still no new lure machine but we are hoping it will be ready next month, thankfully the old one behaved itself with only one minor hitch at the end of the day. Once again lovely tea and cakes supplied by Tracy and Biddy. Thank you ladies.
Well done to all the finalists, the dogs ran brilliantly with some testing courses laid out by the boys.

 

Sharon

 

29 July 2015

A lovely day at Dunster Fair today thanks to everyone for coming and for those that helped out.


Congratulations to the stakes winners Ivy & Tealeaf and the runners up Bunny and Dexter. Some great courses.

 

Hope to see some of newcomers and future meetings

6th July 2015

Well done to all the winners and finalists.


Thank you To our Slipper George Sell and Judge Tony Dent who both did a grand job.


Thank you all for your patience. We hope to have the new lure machine for the next meeting. Hope all the injuries are minor ones and they heal quickly.

 

Sharon

2nd July 2015

We are once again back at Englefield polo ground on Sunday, one of our best venues.
The venue will be signposted from the village and is easy to find. 
Can I remind everyone please do not drive on the polo grounds and please pick up after your dogs.
The weather is looking cooler for Sunday at 20 degrees lets hope it stays that way. 
Tracy and Biddy will have their usual Tea and Cake stall which helps to fund the toilets so please support us if you can. Any Raffle prizes will be gratefully received.
You will have received an Email if you are entered please let me know if you haven't got one
Trials will be available on the day.
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday. Have a safe journey

Sharon

7th June 2015

Thanks to all those who came to compete, trial and spectate for your patience and understanding. It was a very frustrating day with lure machine problems once again. We are in the process of having a new machine built at GREAT expense and hope it will sort out the problems we have been having since we have started. We broke another machine today which is 2 in 2 meetings, not good! 

20th April 2015

A well covered but very hard ground greeted us at Rushall Farm yesterday, resulting in a few hopefully minor injuries . We hope all dogs recover quickly.

 

Slipper George Sell and Judge Michael Florek both did an excellent job and we thank them both. Tracy's (& Biddy 's) Tea and cake stall raised a whopping £55 profit thank you all for supporting it.

 

Our next meeting will be 7th June in Somerset.

1st MARCH 2015

 

****ENTRIES CLOSE FOR MARCH MEETING SUNDAY 15th***


There are a number dogs who have turned 2 that need remeasuring, owners will be contacted shortly.

 

All dogs will have to be measured by two committee members from now on. If anyone would like their dogs remeasured please let us know.

 

Please note due to circumstances beyond our control the 6th June date has been changed to 7th June. Sorry if this has caused any inconvenience.

NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2015

Dear Member

 

Hope you have all had a good winter break and are looking forward to the start of the new season.

The AGM will be held on Sunday 22nd February 2014 11am. at Barnsley Village Hall, Barnsley, Gloucestershire, GL7 5EE.

If there is anything you would like added to the agenda please let me know by 14th February.

Membership is due for renewal on 1st March.

There have been a few changes over the winter, Gay Robertson Scott Glasspool & Katie Manners have all left the committee.

We are grateful to them for their invaluable input and time put into setting up the new club.

Special thanks must go to Katie for all her work on the secretarial side, she did a sterling job and will be a hard act to follow.

The committee are as follows:

Chairman- Richard Gatenby

Treasurer - Mark Bicknell

Acting Secretary- Sharon Dalgleish 01984 629134 / 07962146995

Ladies and Gentleman of the Committee: Alec Dalgleish, Andrew Dawes, Bryan Marshall, Sarah Meadham we have co-opted Tracy Marshall.

 

The new season will start on Sunday 22nd March at Brandhouse Farm, West End, Tetbury Gloucestershire, GL8 8NE.

The April 19th meeting will be held in Berkshire

The May meeting has been moved to June 6th and will be held in conjunction with the WSH Terrier show near Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset

There will now be a meeting on July 5th at Englefield, Berkshire.

August 9th Somerset. TBC

September 13th Siddington Gloucestershire

October 4th Berkshire TBC

Look out for updates on our Facebook page or on here on the website.

 

Equipment

Mark and Richard have been building a new lure machine with a stronger drum which will hopefully eliminate the problems we had at the last meeting. We will now have two identical machines.

The club will also be looking to buy a new set of pulleys as finances allow

 

Toilets

We have decided to hire toilets for each venue. As you know they are very expensive so we ask you to please support our raffle by bringing a prize or buying tickets as this will go a long way to helping out.

Tracy Marshall (our newest committee member) will also be making tea and cakes to help raise funds. We hope you will support her.

 

Judges and Slippers

Can we remind all members that the judge's decision is final. We may all try to judge the course from where we are standing or from the excellent online videos, but none of us have the view that the judge has. It is unfair for judges to have to explain their decisions. All our judges will remain unbiased and have no dogs running on the day.

This season we are pleased to have George Sell slipping alongside Alec.

 

Events

The SWC have been asked to put on a demo at Dunster Fair (near Minehead, Somerset) on 29th July. We will be putting on an 8 dog stake and trials. If anyone is interested in coming along please contact a committee member.

 

Finally congratulations to all the winners last season.

 

Harerunner Trophy Dogs 18.5 - 20'' Montyjack Midnight Rambler

Shandril Trophy Bitches 17.5 - 18.5 '' Moonlake Mazda

Laguna Trophy Veteran 7 years and over Draperslock Whizzalong

The Mannerpool Presentation Jacket Dogs & Bitches up to 21.5 '' Winterfellin Vanilla Sky.

Our Season Winners 2014. L-R Montyjack Midnight Rambler, Moonlake Mazda, Draperslock Whizzalong, Winterfellin Vanilla Sky. Photo Kay Thompson

The committee would like to wish you all good luck for the coming season. We look forward to seeing old members and new.

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