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Trial and Test Results


Results of the Carmarthenshire 2 day retriever open trial.

Good 2 days with the guns shooting well throughout. Difficult on the first day with a lot of dogs falling by the wayside early on. But following that dogs really rose to the occasion. 8 dogs taken through to day 2 which was judged impeccably by the judges Wayne Mitchell, Lynn Mitchell, Alan Downey and Jason mayhew.

Today second day was back into the sugar beet but this time higher and full of birds. Dogs crossing the line being stretched. 4 dogs were left to pick their 6 retrieve and unfortunately Nigel Probert had his eye wiped by Birgitta staflund-wiburg, and the other dogs picked their last also.

It was a pleasure to watch the last dogs and deservedly Birgitta got first place with credit picking a live bird just before her eye wipe.

Second was Becky thistle with a lovely bitch in only her second open trial and third place was awarded to John halstead.

Nigel was awarded a CofM

1st Birgitta Staflund-Wiburg with drumgoose Klinkhammer

2nd to Becky Thistle with Carduea yellands

3rd place John halstead with Emmanygan Summer

CofM to Nigel Probert with

Drakeshead Drew of llangynidr.

Thank you to Hi Fly for hosting the trial and to the two helpers who travelled up to assist me. I must stress how helpful skinners dog food have been to the club over the last couple of seasons.

Thanks also to Mark stevens and Mark Morton who travelled up to help out


Yesterday we held our Open A/V Spaniel (Excluding Spaniel [Cocker]) Trial at the beautiful Powys Castle, Welshpool by kind permission of Mr Peter Shaw.

A big thanks to our judges Richard Biggs and Alex Hayes for doing the two days back to back for us!

1st and Guns Choice – Roman Lucy of Spanbella (Hollydrive Kurt x Rytex Roe) – Tina Nichols

Best of luck at the championships 🎉🏆

2nd – Dashbook Typhoon – Steve Bolton

3rd – tbc – John Cook

4th – Chamaret Dancer – Anna Holland


Tyn-Y-Waun – Jeff McAndrew


Open Cocker Trial at Powys Castle, Welshpool. By kind permission of Mr Peter Shaw.

Thanks to our Judges: Richard Biggs & Alex Hayes

Congratulations to all in the awards and especially our winner.

Best of luck at the championships 🎉🏆

1st – FTCH Taffswell Toffey (FTCH Rowston Spikey x Cragtop Bomber) – Lewis Williams

2nd & GC – Craiwarn Tinkers Tidy of Arcklebear – Clare Baker

3rd – Strigidae Surnia of Chequersmate – Brody Chequer

4th – Rowston Sublime of Tarncrag – Fran Ardley


Todays was our Novice Any Variety Spaniel Trial at Maes Mawr Farm Shoot, Pontypridd, Monmouthshire. By kind permission of Elwyn Davies.

A big thanks to our Judges: Elvin Thomas & Kevin Shapland, and congratulations to our winner. Best of luck in the opens 🏆🎉🍾

1st – Shellspoon Living the Dream of Silvafern (Dawsonlee Karlos x Edgegrove Opal) – Aran Wareing

2nd – Kimwild Silverrado – Paul Roberts

3rd – Churail Challene at Pursley – N. Hunter handled by Carl Colclough


Today the Carmarthenshire gundog society had its last retriever trial of the year. Our novice trial today was at the Bitterley lodge shoot care of Norman and Sandra Onens.

After 3 drives we had 4 dogs in line to finish the trial. Prior to which we saw some of the best dog work I’ve seen at a novice trial where they were pushed from the off.

4 dogs were sent on their last retrieve which gave us the ability to split the last 3 dogs.

Judges A panel Andrew Slingsby, B panel Michael Jones, non panel Ellena Swift Nunneley and non panel Mark Schiller.

1st was Tim Brain with Cornstraw Drake of Flypatch

2nd was Mark Stevens with Ffynongain Judge

3rd place was Jamie Bettinson with white spring Black Grouse.

Great day thank you to all helpers beaters keeper and the syndicate of guns who were very patient having a trial interrupt their shooting day.

Open and Novice Spaniel Assessment Day 2021 A fantastic turn out at the Carmarthenshire Gundog Society Spaniel test today. 20+ running in both the novice and open. A huge thank you to Jon and Dana Rees for allowing us to us the ground, Dai Herbert our Chairman for running the day, Skinner’s for the sponsorship and our Judges David Gregory (Open) and Brian Barry (Novice).


Date: 26th September

Host: Jon & Dana Rees

Venue: Byrbwll Farm, Croesyceiliog.

Judge: Mr David Gregory

Main Sponsor: Skinners Dog Food.


1st Mr P. Roberts – Kim

2nd Mike Soroko – Belle

3rd Lindsay Corbett – Poppy

4th Julie Thatcher – Teal

C.O.M. Chris Rees – Rosie

C.O.M. Paul Roberts – Stella

Winners and Judge Mr David Gregory
Winner Paul Roberts and Judge David Gregory
Host and Chairman discussing tactics.

Novice Spaniel

Date: 26th September

Host: Jon & Dana Rees

Venue: Byrbwll Farm, Croesyceiliog.

Judge: Mr Brian Barry

Main Sponsor: Skinners Dog Food.


1st Julie Thatcher – Teal

2nd Steve Jones – Luna

3rd Jon Rees – Shelby

4th Liam Morris – Tangled

C.O.M. Emma Nurse – Penny

C.O.M. Kath Davies – Wilma

Winner Julie Thatcher and Judge Mr Brian Barry
Winners and Judge
Brilliant ground hosted by Jon and Dana.

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