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ADAMS DERBY FINAL 2005
Don Cooper's Judge's Report

I was pleased to be asked to judge the fourth Adams Derby final on 30 July 2005 at the Derbyshire County Showground. Before I start, I would like to congratulate all the handlers for reaching this final held at Derby DDAC weekend agility show.

I set out the course so that the first part filled the centre of the ring which left plenty of space around the outside for me to set the speed section. Whilst the handler and dog had to go at some speed, some handling was needed.

Thankfully the rain held off for the hour of the Final which attracted a good crowd from the outside.

The handlers had been given plenty of time to walk the course and consider their approach when and if they reached the speed section.

The Competition
It was a very closely fought competition with some extremely good dogs ranging from handlers and dogs only just competing like Alison Walker from Worcester with her dog Sweep, to handlers who had since qualifying reached senior status, and Ron Oliver (aged 70 years) with his dog Olly.

Dog and handler no. 8 Janet Thompson and Moss lead for most of the way until Kathrin Tasker and Chessie put in an identical time of 24.89 secs. It was a nail biting time for both of them to see whether they would run off for first place.  It wasnít until dog and handler Lynn Cusdin with Tembo running 44th stepped up to the start line and put in a fantastic run to knock .79 off the initial leaders to ensure her place as No. 1 for 2005.

My commiserations must go to Dave Cooper and Tux who had the fastest round but rolled a pole.

This Finalís line up was not going to be a simple decision as Kathrin and Janet had to run-off for second place. This run-off was taken by Janet.

Congratulations to all of you. It was an enjoyable Final to judge.

Results





Photos: Equipics

Place

Handler

Dog

Time

1

Lynn Cusdin

Tembo  

24.10   

2
After run-off

Janet Thompson

Moss 

24.89

3

Kathrin Tasker

Chessie

24.89

4

Chrissy Mitchell

Stone 

25.11

5

Robin Cope

Della 

25.31  

6

Hannah Cook

Maddy

25.41

7

Janet Watson

Jamie

25.75

8

Joy Hitchcock

Buddy

25.98 

9

Marilyn Murphy

Sally 

26.12  

10

Myra Tubb

Trim  

26.16

Fastest time: David Cooper's  Tux at 23.39
     but unfortunately they incurred 5 penalty points

Afterwards Sandra Adams of Adams Agility said, ' It was a very well attended Finals which makes it all worth while for Chris and me to see people enjoying it. '


ADAMS DERBY FINAL 2005

2004 Final Results

Top Four Finalists

Place Handler Dog

Time (secs)

1 Janet Nero Beefells Bright Spark 16.43
2 Hannah Passey Tigga Majigg 17.04
3 Linda Hutchinson Altanera Dream Girl 17.27
4 Shelley Stevens Radical Red Hot Radish 17.40

The First Derby

The first of The Adams Derby at the Otley went really well. There were 400 dogs in the class and it was finished by 2.30pm. The winner was Lee Gibson with Janette Burt second. There was a run off for third and fourth between Sue Wyatt and Colin Green.

Everyone seemed to enjoy it whether they were sporting or watching, even the Advanced handlers hung around to watch! It was generally good fun! I was pleasantly surprised because people thought it would take too long to do with Novice dogs.

Handler Dog Show
Lee Gibson Highmynd Che  Otley
Janette Burt Fea's Fancy Free Otley
Sue Wyatt Bailstails Noggin of Baileys Otley
Colin Green Wynbeck Inch Perfect Otle

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