Saturday June 13th ,the league held an open trial at Blindburn farm,Harbottle.Mark Elliott from Lazonby judged 35 dogs working Cheviot sheep over a huge, very difficult hillside course.
1Arthur Temple (Holmrook) with Flint 80/90 points
2Kerry Watt (Corbridge) with Reba 78
3Jim Wilson (Moffat) with Jed 77
4Jim Wilson with Ben 74
5Arthur Temple with Zazoo 68
6David Henderson(Allendale) with Chief 65
Sunday trial at Blindburn for top 16 competitors from Saturday was an even bigger ,more demanding course ,having to gather 2 separate lots of sheep from different positions on the huge hillside.
1JimWilson with Jed 116/140 points
2John Foster (Earlston) with Tay 112
3Arthur Temple with Flint 108
4Paul Turnbull (Rothbury) with Glen 105
5Arthur Temple with Zazoo 101
6David Henderson with Star 91