ENTRIES CLOSE 5PM MONDAY AUGUST 27, 2018 DOGS VICTORIA STATE RETRIEVING TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR GUNDOGS VENUE: Alexandra area To be held under the ANKC Rules for the conduct of Retrieving Trials for Gundogs (as per Rule 6). A copy of the rules may be inspected at the ANKC website and will be available on request. Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018 ENTRIES: via ‘Easy Dogs Entries’ (preferred) or to the trial secretary: Mrs Lyn Wise, 6719 Maroondah Highway, Yarck, Vic, 3719, Cheques to be made payable to DOGS VICTORIA ENQUIRIES: Ph 0419 399 207 LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED JUDGES: Mr. Robert Tawton (Vic) and Mr. Gareth Tawton (Vic) TRIAL MANAGER: Mr. Rick Price TRIAL SECRETARY: Mrs Lyn Wise ENTRY FEES: $55 single entry Please note: Payment required for Dinner with entries. VETTING: 7 – 7.30AM STARTING TIME: 8 AM DRAW: A draw to determine the running order will be made at the home of the Trial Secretary on Thursday, August 30, at 8pm. TROPHIES: Trophies and Sashes will be presented for 1st - 5th places. A full trophy list will be printed in the catalogue. CATERING: A welcome dinner will be held on Thursday September 6, at Alexandra Race Club, 1 Gordon Street, Alexandra. Caterers have been engaged for all days of the trial. QUALIFICATIONS: • A Championship Stake is confined to Gundogs that have been placed first in a Restricted Stake, first, second or third in an All Age Stake or have the title All Age Retrieving Dog (AARD). Proof of eligibility of non-titled dogs must be included with entry form. • A Championship Stake shall consist of not less than five (5) Runs with at least thirteen (13) items of game to be retrieved. At least two (2) Blind Find Retrieves are to be included and a dog must be tested for steadiness from behind a Hide on at least twice. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: • Dogs Victoria reserves the right to contract a reserve judge if necessary. • Competitors must hold and carry a current and valid Firearms Licence (or copy of Corporate Licence, if applicable) whilst handling a gun. • Trial venues are private property and must NOT BE REVISITED at any time. • All dogs will be examined by a competent examiner each day of the trial. Bitches in oestrum will not be permitted to compete. They may be on the property but not in the vicinity of the trial site or the area of the runs. No preparation for concealing oestrum shall be used. • ALL DOGS on the trial site must be on a lead (except when competing or being exercised). The lead must be held in the hand or the dog tethered on a lead of not more than 1.5 metres. • It is the competitor’s responsibility to confirm that their entry has been received, a receipt will be returned if a stamped self-addressed envelope is provided.