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Gundog Club of SA RATGs

Postby Carmel Nottle » Sun 13 Mar 2022 11:57 am

Gundog Club of SA Inc.
Affiliated with the South Australian Canine Association Inc., is conducting it’s


Venue: Blackers Property, Philips Road, Willunga, SA.

Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2022

Entries Close: paper - Monday April 18th 2022; online - Sunday 24th April 2022 (No late entries will be accepted)

Date Test Judge Start Time
Sat 30.04.22 Trial 1 Novice RATG Roz Buckley (VIC) 8.30 am
Sat 30.04.22 Trial 1 Open RATG Jeff Patrick to follow
Sat 30.04.22 Trial 2 Novice RATG Jeff Patrick Not before 11.00 am
Sat 30.04.22 Trial 2 Open RATG Lynette Lennell to follow
Sun 01.05.22 Trial 3 Novice RATG Roz Buckley (VIC) 8.30 am
Sun 01.05.22 Trial 3 Open RATG Roz Buckley (VIC) 8.30 am
Sun 01.05.22 Trial 4 Novice RATG Lynette Lennell Not before 11.00 am
Sun 01.05.22 Trial 4 Open RATG Roz Buckley (VIC) to follow

Vetting: Trial 1 and Trial 3: 8.10 – 8.25 am; Trial 2 and Trial 4 – 10.30 – 10.45 am

The Club reserves the right to engage a Reserve Judge if necessary. Where entry numbers require Novice and Open stakes for trials will run concurrently not consecutive as scheduled with the exception of Trial 3. All competitors are asked to assist with stewarding.

Entry Fees per trial: Members Non-members
Novice and Open RATG $10.00 $13.00

Catalogue: $5.00 pre-paid only (all 4 trials) or via Gundog Club and RA Facebook pages 2 days prior

Annual Membership: Single $15.00; Double $20.00 for 2 partners (extra partner $10.00 each);Pensioner — Age/Invalid $10.00; Junior $5.00. Financial Year: 1st November – 31st October. Please complete membership form.
Vet Steward: from Sub Committee SACA Rep: TBA
Trial Secretary: Carmel Nottle Trial Managers: Carmel Nottle/Julie Wallis

Entries to: Carmel Nottle, PO Box 2236, Salisbury Downs, SA, 5108 or online via Easydog Mobile 0448809191 email:
Please include an email address on your entry form (or a ssae if no email and you require a receipt or directions). SACA Membership number to be on all entry forms, with required fee, cheques made out to Gundog Club of SA Inc

Prizes awarded
- 1st Place Novice and Open RATG- Sash and Laucke Mills DIB’s Premium Dog Bits voucher; 2nd and 3rd place – Sash only; Certificate to all qualifying entries. Other cash prizes and trophies where donated.

Hot weather policy applies: if forecast temperature at 10.00 am two days prior on is 32º or above the trial will be cancelled, unless there is ample swimming water on the property. Where an Exhibition is cancelled in accordance with the Hot Weather Rules, no entry fees will be refunded. Effective 1st January 2019. Contact convenor if in doubt.

This trial will be run under the GCSA’s COVID Safe Plan

RATG Eligibility and Rules: Refer to ANKC Website, Rules. A starting pistol WILL NOT be used at these Retrieving Ability Tests. DUMMY: The type of dummies used shall be at the discretion of the Judge in compliance with the Rules. DUMMIES must be presented for inspection prior to close of vetting. Novice -two dummies required. Open – three dummies required. Separate dummies required for each dog per Test.

No catering or camping
There is to be No Training on designated Trial grounds within the 28 days before a Trial.
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