Trial season winds up

The last open trial of the season for the Northumberland Sheep Dog Trials league was held at Alwinton Show.

Results: 1 Keith Preston with Nip, 94/100pts; 2 Cameron Dickson, Rob, 92; 3 Geoff Pringle, Twist, 90; 4 Keith Preston, Queen, 89; 5 Michael Davidson, Sweep, 89; 6 Bevis Jordan, Sage, 87. Best novice was Scott Smith, Kim, 78.

After 25 trials in the open season, 22 dogs had gained points in the league.

Results: 1 Emma Gray with Roy had a total of 35; 2 Peter Telfer, Bling, 23; 3 Tony Iley, Scout, 20; 4 Bevis Jordan, Sage, 16; 5 Gordon Watt, Moss, 12; 6 Bevis Jordan, Pearl, 12; 7 Bevis Jordan, Grizz, 11; 8 Gordon Thompson, Red, 10; 9 Ben Smith, Meg, nine; 10 Archie Tait, Dale, nine.

On October 26, the first of the Northumberland Sheep Dog League Nursery Trials took place at Aydon Shield Farm, Hexham.

Results: 1 Paul Turnbull (Rothbury) Fleet, 78/100pts; 2 Michael Davidson, Groesfaen, Taff, 77; 3 Bevis Jordan, Bear, 76; 4 Mark Day, Joe, 71; 5 Tony Iley, Nidderdale Higgs, 70; 6 Dale Armstrong, Kim, 66.

Best novice was Dale Armstrong. Best new handler was Michelle Anderson with Red.