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Centre trial titles get shared

The Poverty Bay dog trial Centre runoffs held at the Ngatapa dog trial club last weekend saw titles taken by Henry Gaddum, Leo Edginton, John MacPherson and Allen Irwin with some solid scoring.

Gaddum won the long head with Ming, Edginton and Larry took out the short head and yard, MacPherson and Jag the zig zag hunt, and Irwin and Dan won the straight hunt.

The centre champs were sponsored by Property Brokers. It was a very successful trial with lambs used on all courses.

John MacPherson competed in three events, and the Ngatapa President Brett Loffler finished second in the straight hunt.

Father and son John and Damien MacPherson competed against each other in the long head and John won that friendly rivalry.

Centre championship results — Event one, long head, judge Tony Price:

Henry Gaddum Ming 94.5 92.5 187 1; Rob O Sullivan Ben 93.5 93 186.5 2; John MacPherson Face 97 89 186 3; Bob Bryson Bolt 93 88.5 181.5 4; Damien MacPherson Pace 94 87 181 5.

Event two, short head and yard, judge Scott Wedd:

Leo Edginton Larry 97 96 193 1; Merv Utting Steel 95.5 97 192.5 2; Henry Gaddum Ming 94.75 95.5 190.25 3; Noddy Halley Lad 95.25 94.5 189.75 4; Rob O' Sullivan Busta 96.5 92.5 189, 5.

Event three, zig zag hunt, judge Leighton Bellringer:

John MacPherson Jag 96 94 190 1; Henry Gaddum Gus 94.1 93 187.1 2; Sam Shaw Bull 94.25 92 186.25 3; Leo Edginton Deano 95.2 59 154.2 4; Henry Hindmarsh Prudence 95 35 130 5.

Event four, straight hunt, judge Mark Duffy:

Allen Irwin Dan 98 96 194 1; Brett Loffler Cruise 96.25 95.5 191.75 2; John MacPherson Jag 96.5 94.5 191 3; Leo Edginton Deano 95.75 93.5 189.25 4; Anthony Hughes Chop 96 54 150 5.

The preceding Ngatapa trial drew great entries. Recent weather conditions made it challenging for the dogs and sheep. See full results on Saturday.

Henry Gaddum and Ming won the long head. Pictures supplied
Allen Irwin and Dan won the straight hunt.
John MacPherson and Jag won the zigzag hunt.
Leo Edginton and Larry won the short head and yard.