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News Archive 2005

October 2005 Show Dog Judge's critique added   

19th November 2005 - Joe Samby's write-up for the dogs at the October show have been added to the show results page.
Thanks to Joe for getting them to us.  Click here for the show results page.  This will appear in Newsletter Number 31, when
it is published.

October 2005 Show Bitch Judge's critique added   

24th October 2005 - Craig Dillon's write-up for the bitches at the October show have been added to the show results page.
Thanks to Craig for getting them to us almost immediately.  Thanks also to Alan Raymond, who has kindly allowed us to use
one of his pictures of the judges.  See Craig's write-up and Alan's picture on the show results page.  These will also appear in
Newsletter Number 31, when there is enough material to publish.

Rumrourke Rock n Rebel is Best in October 2005 Show

16th October 2006 - Referee Eileen Nicolls was required to intervene three times at the Bohunt Centre, Liphook, Mr. & Mrs. D. Taylor's
bitch Rumrourke Rock N Rebel was judged best in show.  Judges Joe Samby (dogs) and Craig Dillon (bitches) also could not agree
on reserve best in show - won by Mr. J. Barren and Ms. J. Guiver's Dazzling White Lad by Gularrens ShCM - and best puppy in show,
won by Mr. & Mrs. S. C. Hopkin's bitch Trufflestaff Toffee Truffle.
Well done to all exhibitors placed today and commiserations to those who weren't fortunate enough to get any cards.  As ever, you can find
the full results on our show results page.
The Downlands would also like to apologise for the lack of PA System at this show - the Bohunt Centre is upgrading their equipment and,
although the old equipment has been removed, the replacement has yet to be installed.

Spentoft Sandman awarded Best in Show

15th May 2005 - At the climax of a well-attended show, the judge's dilemma was resolved by referee Laurie Ford when he
awarded best in show to Zoe Knight's dog Spentoft Sandman at the Bohunt Centre, Liphook today.  Judges Paul Fernyhough
(bitches) and Bev Harrison (dogs) were unable to agree between him and the best bitch, best puppy in show, and best opposite
sex  C. & J. & S. Stone's Knockon Yes You at Ashbull.
Congratulations to all our winners today - as usual, full results can be found on our show results page

Nigel Hunt Resigns from Committee

13th May 2005 - The Downlands SBT Club is sorry to announce that Nigel Hunt has stood down from the club's committee.
Nigel has been a loyal servant to the club for the past three years and will be sadly missed.
If any member of the club is willing to be co-opted to fill the resulting vacancy, would they please contact the secretary. 

Downlands AGM News

13th March 2005 - The Downlands SBT Club Annual General Meeting took place today.  It was reasonably well-attended
when compared with past AGM's.  Pat Pritchard was re-elected as President.  Ben Kemp, the chairman, Ann Gatenby,
the secretary, and Vickie Kemp, the treasurer, all reported on the year's progress - the highlight of course being granted
the right to hold championship shows from 2007 onwards (albeit in rotation with the other Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed
clubs).  The accounts were approved by the membership.  The amendment to rule 14 was passed, and judges were voted
upon for the 2007 shows.  Sadly, Carrie Brown stood down from the committee, but fortunately Brett and Sue Lay were
elected as new committee members.  All other committee members due to stand down were re-elected.  Membership
fees for 2006 were left unchanged, and the auditor has been adopted for another year.

At the committee meeting after the AGM, the officers were re-elected to their existing posts.  Allison Longhurst was
co-opted onto the committee.  Jamie Mace was re-elected as show manager, and an assistant show manager post
was created, to which Alan Muir was elected.  Chris Bruton moves from General Steward to Chief Ring Steward.
An assistant canteen manager post was created, to which Allison Longhurst was elected.  Julie Land assumed
responsibility for the sales table. Patrick Gatenby, Nigel Hunt and Brett Lay were elected as general show stewards. 

Berrystock Mystic Potion is Best in January Show

29th January 2005 - Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Rogers whose bitch Berrystock Mystic Potion was judged
best in the January 2005 Downlands Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Open show.  Dog judge Elaine Bruton (Zakstaff)
and bitch judge John Thompson (Bangon) were unable to agree, and required the services of referee Bill Blacker
(Crossguns).  Best dog was won by Brett and Sue Lay's Carnig Positive Profile.  The best puppy in show was
awarded C. & J. & S. Stone's Knockon Yes You.  Congratulations and well done to all those class winners.  For
full results, please see our show results page.  The show was very well attended, and there was a Dutch auction
at the lunch break in aid of animals affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami raising over one hundred pounds for the charity. 

October 2004 Show Judges critiques added   

18th January 2005 - Both judges' write-ups for the October show have been added to the show results page.
Thanks to Jenny and Steve for getting them to us promptly - the delay in publishing was caused by a query.
The write-ups will also appear in the Newsletter, but you can see them now on the show results page.

2007 Championship Show

Most of you will be aware by now that the Kennel Club is allowing the Downlands to hold Championship shows
from 2007 onwards.  However, the overall number of CC's available to award has not been increased, so to keep
things as fair as possible, Downlands will be in rotation with the other SBT Breed Clubs.  This means that for four
years in seventeen each club will not host a Championship show but these years will not be consecutive.  Our 
thanks to the Breed Council for mediating this discussion.

The committee is already making plans for this show and further details will appear when this is finalised.  The likely
venue is Felpham Leisure Centre, near Bognor Regis in West Sussex.  As per the rules of the club, the judges will
be selected by the membership at this year's Annual General Meeting.

Last modified: 10 May 2017
The Downlands Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club, 2017