Burns & Becks Gundog Club Schedule Novice AV Retriever Field Trial
2nd November 2019
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Held under Kennel Club Ltd Rules and Regulations ‘J’ and Burns and Becks Field Trial Club Regulations
Stake: Stake 1: AV Retriever Novice 16 dog stake
Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019
Venue: Harterbeck Farm, Lancs, by kind permission of Mr Stuart Mashiter & family and the shooting tenant Mr Ian Banks.
Meet: 8.30AM – Bull Beck Picnic Site (Nearest postcode LA2 9JU): Leave M6 at Junction 34 and go in Easterly direction along the A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale/Caton. Go through Caton and continue another 0.7mile along the A683. Where you will see signs for Bull Beck Picnic site on the right hand side. We will leave from here at 9AM after armbands have been sorted and a safety talk given, (there is a bacon butty van here and toilets).
Judges: Mr D Jackson (A1881), Mr S McDermott (B 3558), Mr M Rowlinson (NP3799), Mrs K Howson (NP 3826)
Fees: ENTRIES: £35.00 To be paid by cheque with postal entries or on the day if entering via FTMS. NO FEES – NO ARMBAND.
Start: 9.30AM PROMPT
Entries: Entries either via post to Mrs K Howson, Low Bendrigg Cottage, Old Hutton, Kendal, LA8 0NP or online via FTMS – www.ftms.org.uk
Closing Date: Saturday 19th October (In hand not postmark)
Draw: A computerised draw by FTMS will be done on Sunday 21st November.
Results of the draw will only be posted to those supplying a S.A.E. any entrants supplying a valid email shall receive the results via email.
Preference: Preference will be given to fully paid up Burns and Becks Members.
Awards: Davis & Bowring Trophy for first prize and a Skinners voucher. Certificates and Skinner’s voucher for places and Guns Choice and Best Runner trophies.
The Ground: The ground is rough, fell edge and a reasonable level of fitness will be required for the day.
FIELD TRIAL RULES, REGULATIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION:
1. Burns and Becks Field Trials will be run under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations.
2. Should circumstances so dictate the Club, in consultation with the judges, may alter arrangements and changes and the circumstances will be reported to the Kennel Club.
3. No modification may be made to the trial schedule after publication except by permission of the Kennel Club.
4. Dogs entered must be registered at the Kennel Club in accordance with the Kennel Club regulations for classification and registration B. Entries are accepted online via FTMS (www.fieldtrial.info) or by paper entry form (1 per trial), received by post (No emails). Preference will be given to members of the club. An email address is required for notification of the draw.
5. The club reserves the right to refuse entries.
6. Members may enter up to two dogs but the second dog, appropriately qualified and identified on the application will only be offered a run when all first dog applicants have been offered a run.
7. Bitches in season are not allowed on the ground
8. Substitution of dogs is allowed up to the three days preceding the trial.
9. Judges are prohibited from entering dogs recorded in the ownership or part ownership, or boarded or prepared for competition in the twelve months preceding the trial (J regs 13a).
10. No handler may handle more than one dog at the trial while reserves stand, whether or not the owner of the dog. Any change of handler must be reported to the Field Trial Secretary no less than seven days before the trial.
11. All dogs entered that are resident outside the UK must have a Kennel Club Authority to Compete number before applying to run and this must be included in the application, (any extra costs for payment from abroad will be borne by the applicant and not the club).
12. If entries exceed the number of permitted runners the right to compete will be determined by a ballot. Anyone unable to take up a run that has been offered should inform the Field Trial Secretary immediately. Reserves will be offered a run in the order of the draw. Competitors must confirm they will be accepting their run.
13. If an entry is withdrawn within seven days of the trial Kennel Club Regulations J7f will apply, meaning that the applicant may become liable for the full entry fee except where the dog has qualified out of the stake, or for the Championship, or on production of a veterinary or medical certificate.
14. Competitors accepting runs with other clubs on the same day may be liable to disciplinary action.
15. Photography of the event in any form will only be allowed by permission of both the Chief Steward and host. Online reporting of the result of the trial will be completed by the Field Trial Secretary as soon as possible and should not be preceded by others present at the Trial.
16. Mobile phones should be either silent or switched off during the Trial.
17. All competitors should take all reasonable steps to ensure the welfare needs of their dogs are met at all times. An exhibitor (or competitor) whose dog is entered in a Kennel Club licensed event should take all reasonable steps to ensure the needs of their dog(s) are met and should not knowingly put their own dog or any other dogs’ health and welfare at risk by any action, default, omission or otherwise.
A breach of this regulation may be referred to the General Committee for disciplinary action under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations.
18. Every entrant to the Trial will be deemed to have agreed to abide at all times by Kennel Club Rules and Regulation and Burns and Becks Gundog Club Rules and Code of Conduct.
19. Spectators must be accompanied by a club member or contact the Field Trial Secretary via email prior to the trial. All spectators must report to the secretary to sign in on the day of the trial.
DEFINITION: NOVICE. A stake which is confined to dogs which have not gained a place which would qualify them for first preference in the draw for open stakes.