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 Taking the rough with the smooth...

Anyone who is already competing in Agility will know what a buzz it is to run a Rough or Smooth Collie. The Rough & Smooth Collie Training Association (RSCTA) Agility League was introduced in order to promote the Rough and Smooth Collie in agility and to promote the [R & S] Collie as a working breed through the support of working events. It's purpose is to give their owners the opportunity to monitor the progression in their dogs' ability and give them something to aim for.

 Our purpose is not to have these two lovely breeds thought of as just 'show dogs' and the RSCTA hopes to encourage breeders to produce dogs with real working abilities and not just good coats and pretty faces! Joining our Leagues will support the aims, but will also enable your name(s) to become known to other handlers within these breeds so that hopefully you can meet up at shows to swap ideas and cheer each other on!

2013 Results
Up to 17 December 2013

The Rough & Smooth Collie Agility League is pleased that some new partnerships have been doing well this year, and encourages all Rough & Smooth Collie agility handlers to join them for 2014.

Grade 3 and Over

Position Handler Dog

Collie Type

1

Janice Palfrey

Foxearth Afternoon Georgia (S)

Smooth Collie

Grades 1 & 2

Position Handler Dog

Collie Type

1 Jane Page Norfield Oh! What a Knight Smooth Collie
2 Jan Williams Mirifico Devil in Disguise Rough Collie
3 Tricia Atkinson Hassallian Burnished Gold Rough Collie
4 Ann Fuller Plaisance Olive La Belle Smooth Collie

Members Gallery


League News

A new Rally League is now available for members to join. There is also a new Heelwork To Music League results of which can be backdated to the start of 2013, so get organised and join these new Leagues.

Congratulations go to: Ann with Maggie & Janice with Georgia

  • Ann with Maggie for winning Grade 1 Agility on 7 Sept and going Grade 2!

  • Ann with Maggie and Janice with Georgia for winning the Open Boxed Pairs at Redgates Independent Agility Show on 4 August

  • Jane Page with Tanly for a Grade 2 Jumping win at Adams Agility Show on 11 August

RSCTA Versatility Awards 2013
Points for Rally now feature in the Versatility Awards.

Well done to Ann Fuller with Plaisance Olive La Belle (Maggie) and who gained their TD Level 1 Championship for obtaining 6 Ace scores at Level 1. Shortly followed by their PD Bronze Championship.

Roll of Honour
There are more new names on the Roll of Honour so well done everyone! This scheme is proving very popular and it is great to see so many demonstrating how versatile Rough & Smooth Collies can be. Several other breeds have contacted us to get permission to set up similar schemes.

Congratulations to the following winners of the Platimum, Bronze and Copper Awards:

  • Platinum Award winner - Pat Thompson with Ladnar Diamonds R Forever at Expressebury A.Ex (Rough Collie) - 13 points: 

    • 3 wins in Test A - July 2012 - 6 points

    • Temperament Assessment - Excellent - Nov 2008 - 2 points

    • BOB at Open Show - Aug 2008 - 2 points

    • 2nd - Starters Heelwork to Music - Aug 2013 - 3 points 
       

  • Bronze Award winner - Sheila Hall with Lynmead Amalie Aim for Lover Over Sambreeze - 5 points:

    • BOB at East Kent C.S. Open Show Feb 2012 - 2 points

    • PAT Dog Test June 2012 - 1 point

    • KC Good Citizen Silver Award - Capel Dog Training - 28 March 2013 - 2 points
       

  • Copper Award winner - Pamela Longhurst with Triburle Starbucks - 3 points:

    • KC Good Citizen Silver Award - Paws - 11 October 2012 - 2 points

    • UK Agility Clear Round - Just Dogs South West - 2 June 2013 - 1 point


Grade 3
Status at start of year

Position Handler Dog Grade Points
1

Janice & Colin Palfrey

Foxearth Afternoon Georgia (S)

3 29

Grade 1 & 2
Status at start of year

Position

Handler Dog

Grade

Points

1

Jane Page

Norfield Oh! What a Knight (S)

2

141

 

Pamela Longhurst

Triburle Starbucks (R)

1

 

 

Jan Williams

Mirifico Devil In Disguise (R)

1

 

 

Jan Williams

Spirecroft Cute as a Button (R)

1

 

 

Abby Lusty

Juniperwood Dream Maker at Blamorder (S)

1

 

 

Abby Lusty

Juniperwood Just a Dream (S)

1

 

 

Abby Lusty

Plaisance Family Man at Blamorder (S)

1

 

Rough (R); Smooth (S)


Agility News 2012


RSCTA Agility League Table 2012 (Final)

Well done to Jane Page with Tanly (Norfield Oh! What a Knight) for winning Grade 1 Agility at Adams Show 25 August 2012 and going to Grade 2!!

Grade 3

Position Handler Dog Grade Points
1

Janice & Colin Palfrey

Foxearth Afternoon Georgia (S) 3 80

Grade 1 & 2
Status at start of year

Position

Handler Dog

Grade

Points

1 Jane Page Norfield Oh! What A Knight (S) 1 (now 2) 611
2 Tricia Atkinson Hassallian Burnished Gold (R) 1 27
3 Jan Williams Mirifico Devil In Disguise (R) 1 8
  Brian & Geraldine Woodstock Shulune Imperial Summer Sky at Hylaird (S) 1  
Brian & Geraldine Woodstock Shulune Imperial Warrior at Hylaird (S) 1
  Sue & Paul Martin Rowvale Rich & Famous (S) 1  
  Sue & Paul Martin Ryecombe Devon Oke (S) 1  
  Melvyn Kitson Queen of the West (R) 1  
  Tricia Atkinson Hassallian Black Opal (R) 1  

Rough (R); Smooth (S)
If anyone would like to run their Rough or Smooth Collie in any team event, please contact Jean Tuck

Contact Jean Tuck for details of the Agility League 


 Agility News 2011

  • Well done to Paul Sensky & Quincey for winning into Grade 3! They won the Grade 2 Jumping at Dog Vegas in May, giving them the 3 jumping wins required to move up.

  • Well done to Karen Hugo and Skye for winning Grade 1 Agility to move into Grade 2 at the same show!!!!

RSCTA Final Positions - Leagues 2011

RSCTA Agility League Table 2011

Grade 3
Status at start of year
Position Handler Dog Grade Points
1 Sarah Davis Jess Shecan Boogie (S) 4 235
2 Linda McClusky Shulune Imperial Comet (S) 3 174
3 Sarah Davis Cownbred Shecan Cancan (S) 4 79

 Grade 1 & 2
Status at start of year

Position Handler Dog Grade Junior Points
1 Karen Hugo Linamac Sky (R)

2

  1348
2 Jane Page Norfiled Oh! What a Knight (S)

1

  331
3 Paul Sensky Coarhabeg Quincy Jones (R)

3

  280
4 Janice Palfrey Foxearth Afternoon Georgia (S)

3

  241
5 Paul Sensky Alanita Murphys Original AW(S) (R)

3

  102
6 Lucy Heath Foxearth Follow Me (S)

1

  30
  Brian & Geraldine Woodstock Shulune Imperial Warrior at Hylaird (S) 1   0
  Jan Williams Mirifco Devil in Disguise (R) 1   0
  Marlon Shepherd Upperton Monseignor (R) 1   0
  Emma Barnes Kingrock Artemis (S)   Y 0
  Sue & Paul Martin Rowvale Rich & Famous (S) 1   0
  Sue & Paul Martin Ryecombe Devon Oke (S) 1   0
  Melvyn Kitson Cheyenne (R) 1   0

Rough (R); Smooth (S)

  • Sarah Davis & Tilly (Cownbred Shecan Cancan) qualified for CSJ Novice Agility Final held at the Dog Vegas KC Show at the end of September. This is a competition open to everyone, so is hotly contested. Well done for qualifying! Out of 33 dogs only two were neither Border Collies nor Kelpies. Tilly came an excellent 9th out of 33!! A good day for Smooth Collies.

  • Sarah Davis & Jess qualified for the YKC Large ABC agility at Crufts 2011! This was held on Sunday 13th March at 10.40 in the YKC ring.


Agility News 2010

RSCTA Agility League Table 2010

Grade 3
Status at start of year

Position Handler Dog Grade Points
1 Sarah Davis Jess Shecan Boogie (S) 3 528
2 Sarah Davis Cownbred Shecan Cancan (S) 3 139
  Tiggy Hiscocks Foxearth Fatal beauty at Yeldust (S) 3 0
  Tiggy Hiscocks Manordeifi Storm Shadow of Yeldust (S) 3 0

Grade 1 & 2 Dogs

Position Handler Dog Grade Points
1 Paul Sensky Coarhabeg Quincy Jones (R)

2

1032
2 Karen Hugo Linamac Sky (R)

1

571
3 Paul Sensky Alanita Murphys Original AW(S) (R)

2

534
4 Paul Sensky Tiganlea Telling Tales (R)

2

167
5 Janice Palfrey Foxearth Afternoon Georgia (S)

2

166
6 Janice Palfrey Foxearth Afternoon Layla (S)

2

5
  Lucy Heath Foxearth Follow Me (S) 1 2
  Brian & Geraldine Woodstock Shulune Imperial Warrior at Hylaird (S) 1 0

Rough (R); Smooth (S)

  • Many congratulations to Paul Sensky and Quincy (Coarhabeg Quincy Jones) who won THREE Grade 1 Jumping classes at Barrow Show (2nd-4th July 2010) to go Grade 2!!!!
  • Congratulations to Sarah Davis & Tilly (Cownbred Shecan Cancan) on winning Grade 1 Jumping at PADS on May 30th 2009 and following it up with a win in Grade 1 Agility one week later at North Derbyshire! Out of Grade 1 for life! Enjoy the winning run below!
  • And now Sarah's won out of Grade 2, with both her dogs winning at Wirral at the first attempt at Grade 2!!

    In memory
    After a highly successful agility career, Ch Dark Motif from Misstoff AWG (aka Ross) has passed away. The RSCTA wish Jean all the best - thanks for the memories

Agility News 2005

Many congratulations to Jean Tuck and Ross (Dark Motif from Misstoff AW) who are the first winners of the RSCTA Agility League. They may be runaway winners but they have enjoyed a truly spectacular season culminating in attaining their Agility Warrant.

Final League Results

Place

Handler

Dog

Points

1

Jean Tuck

Dark Motif from Misstoff AW (S)

1547

2

Marie Douglas

Foxearth Speckled Wood (S)

384

3

Penny Sensky

Alanita Murphys Original (R)

360

4

Paul Sensky

Tiganlea Telling Tales (R)

238

5

Jill Garnett

Knipes Blaze Away (S)

224

6

Jennifer McKendrick

Alopex Conversation Peace at Wesanya (S)

50

7

Janice Palfrey

Alopex Afternoon Layla (S)

47

8

Jennifer McKendrick

Hilltarn High Tide at Wesanya (S)

32

9

Sharon Fawcett

Yorvik Silver Auriole (R)

21

The battle for places behind Ross was much closer with Marie Douglas and her Smooth Collie Beryl (Foxearth Speckled Wood) taking second place in a season where their results just got better and better. Penny Sensky and Raffles (Alanita Murphy’s Original) took third place in the League, making Raffles the most successful Rough Collie taking part in the League. Paul Sensky and Misty (Tiganlea Telling Tales) just held off a challenge from Jill Garnett and Ebony (Knipes Blaze Away) to take 4th spot. Ross, Raffles and Misty all took their personal rosette counts beyond the 100 mark at various stages of the year.

'We recognise that there aren't many competing Rough or Smooth Collies at the moment, said Paul Sensky, League Administrator, 'but it is our hope that setting up a league that allows results from the unaffiliated shows to be included, Rough and Smooth Collie owners will be encouraged to participate in Agility and attend competitions.'

Next year's league promises to be bigger and better as there are more Rough and Smooth Collies who are currently training and should be entering the show scene sometime in 2005. Anyone who would like to participate in the RSCTA Agility League, or knows of anyone else who would be, should contact Paul Sensky on mobile: 07760 252992 or emailing. Alternatively visit the website at www.rscta.co.uk.

To join the RSCTA Agility League you must become a member of the RSCTA. Entry into the league will cost £2 per dog. To apply for membership, please complete the Membership Application Form and send with the appropriate fee to the Membership Secretary.

About the RSCTA
The Association was formed in the early 1990's, initially under the name of The Working Rough and Smooth Collie Association, by a group of individuals who were united in wanting to see these Collies active in areas other than just the show ring. They wanted to see them taking part in all kinds of working activities. Eventually in 1993, the Association gained Kennel Club recognition and became a Registered Society. At the request of The Kennel Club, the name was changed to The Rough & Smooth Collie Training Association.

Now, with a growing membership, the RSCTA organises its own events around the country to encourage members to work their Collies in activities such as Agility, Obedience, Flyball, Working Trials, Herding, and to have their dogs tested for The Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme and for Character Assessment. Work as a PAT Dog, Hearing Dog for the Deaf, Dog for the Disabled, or as any other assistant to man is also encouraged. Both versatility and achievement are rewarded.

 

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