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Irwin leader of the pack

The J and T Hickey Charity Dog Trial Club’s championship ended on Saturday with a win to Kanakanaia’s Allen Irwin, which he was very happy about.

There were grins all around for how well the event went again.

In addition to the sheepdog trials, three new life members were announced — Don Avenell for about 50 years’ service, and Fraser Willson and Roger Strachan for approximately 30 years’ service each.

Results —

Best overall first-round run, Garry Brennan Rosebowl: Leo Jecentho Zig 96pts. Intermediate dog, Leo Jecentho Zig 96pts. Maiden dog, Allen Irwin Tyke 95pts.

Top local intermediate competitor, Jock Spence Flo 87.5pts. Top local maiden competitor, Duncan Quinlivan Faye 82.5pts.

Local competitor with the most points, Graeme Cook 287.75pts.

Top lady competitor, Sheena Martin Troy 95pts.

The novice event, sponsored by Hinenui Genetics, Teutenberg Trophy: Karen Newman First 83.5pts, 1; Lucy Deighton Jean 77pts, 2; Jake Rosie Girl 76.5pts, 3.

Youngest competitor, trial stick made and sponsored by Colin Bayliss: Lucy Deighton (18 years old).

Teams event, sponsored by Matawai Deer Farm: Jake Rosie with Girl and Laurence Rau with Dixie 171pts, 1; Karen Newman with First and Don Avenell with McCaw 167pts, 2; Laka Jenner with Fly and James Alford with Jen 160pts, 3.

Run-off prizes: Robyn and Jim Lee Tray, Allen Irwin and Tyke 95.5pts, 1; Graeme Cook and Bill 94.5pts, 2; Leo Jecentho and Zig 93.5pts, 3; Sheena Martin and Troy 93pts, 4; Laurence Rau and Dixie 89pts, 5; Bob Bryson and Oshae 85.5pts, 6; Howard Ingles and Pip 85pts, 7; Fraser Willson and Beau 84pts, 8; Brenda O’Leary and Gai 75.5pts, 9; Leo Jecentho and Tess 27pts, 10.

Aggregate Cup, Allen Irwin 190.5pts.

CHAMPS: The performance of the younger brigade, particularly the young female competitors like Lucy Deighton, was a highlight of the J and T Hickey Charity Dog Trial Club’s championship last week. The 18-year-old came away with the “youngest competitor” prize. Pictures by Paul Rickard
Competitive: Fraser Willson and Beau finished eighth in a tough final.