News Archive 2005
October 2005 Show Dog Judge's critique
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
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
Spentoft Sandman awarded Best in
15th May 2005 - At the climax of a
well-attended show, the judge's dilemma was resolved by referee Laurie Ford when
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
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
Downlands AGM News
13th March 2005 - The Downlands SBT
Club Annual General Meeting took place today. It was reasonably
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
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,
Brett and Sue Lay were
elected as new committee members. All other
committee members due to stand down were re-elected. Membership
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Felpham Leisure Centre, near Bognor Regis in West Sussex. As per the rules of the club, the
be selected by the
membership at this year's Annual General Meeting.