SA State Championship now on 29th & 30th August 2020

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SA State Championship now on 29th & 30th August 2020

Postby Jessie Hughes » Wed 01 Jul 2020 5:14 pm

The SA Canine Association Inc (SACA), Trading as Dogs SA presents the State Championship Retrieving Trial for Gundogs
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August, 2020.

If the SA State border is closed to your State at the time of the Championship a refund of your entry fee/s will be given

Judge: TBA. Unfortunately Ron Jackson has had to pull out due to medical reasons. We reserve the right to appoint a Reserve Judge if necessary.

Updated 15th July.

Judge Anthony Turner (Qld).
We reserve the right to appoint a Reserve Judge if necessary.
Trial Managers Lynette Lennell & Rob Dolphin phone 0499 886 552
Entries Close Wednesday 19th August 2020.
No late entries will be accepted. Draw will be held at Loveday on Saturday 22nd August.
Entry Fees $40.00 per dog, includes catalogue for first dog in same ownership. Cheques to be made payable to Dogs SA.

SACA Rep David Oppermann
Entries To be sent to the Trial Convenor or via Easydog
Trial Convenor Jessie Hughes, PO Box 168, PROSPECT SA 5082 Mobile contact 0407 25 37 50 Enquiries:
Dogs SA Journal, June 2012, Page 23 “Email entries are not approved by Council.”
For acknowledgement of receipt of entry please include your e-mail address on the front of the entry form, or enclose a stamped self addressed envelope. Online entries: (preferred) If using Easydog:
Please email if the following applies:
1. Proof of Eligibility must be included with the entry for a non-titled dog. Prior to close of entries: a scanned copy of the qualifying win must be emailed directly to the Convenor
2. Handler’s name if not the owner.

Vet Inspection 7.00 – 7.30 am. Start Time asap. Competitors will be advised where Vetting will take place.
Venue Riverland area. Competitors will be notified of venue after close of entries.
Camping Pet Friendly Caravan Parks: Cobdogla (3km away, phone 08 8588 7164), Lake Bonney Caravan Park Barmera · (6 km away, phone 08 8588 2234), Kingston on Murray (10km away, phone 08 8583 0209).
Draw A draw will be conducted on Saturday 22nd August. The dinner previously advertised before the change of dates has been cancelled.
Running order will be in the catalogue.
Cash, Trophies and Sashes will be presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places. Specialist trophies will also be presented where donated. A full list will be printed in the catalogue.
A Championship Retrieving Trial Stake Refer to ANKC rules for the conduct of Retrieving Trials for Gundogs, Rules 40 (a), 40 (b), and 49.
Rules: This trial will be conducted under the Rules for the Conduct of Retrieving Trials for Gundogs as approved by the Australian National Kennel Council and effective 1st January 2020.

All those attending this trial will be required to follow the current Covid-19 processes and procedures

Firearms Licence South Australian Firearms Regulations 2017—1.7.2017
35—Duty to carry licence
(1) A licensee must carry the licensee's firearms licence, or a legible copy of the licensee's firearms licence (which may be in electronic form), when the licensee has physical possession or control of a firearm under the licence or is supervising the use of a firearm by another person in circumstances authorised under the Act.
Maximum penalty: $5 000.
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.


There is no training on designated trial grounds within 28 days before a Trial. Dogs SA Rules - PART VIII EXHIBITIONS, C, Rule 15 Competitors, b.

The only exercise area is stipulated by the Trial Manager, or his delegate (the Run Manager). Exhibitors will know where the exercise area is and therefore they are able to warm up their dogs with dummies etc if they wish. Any other area is deemed trial grounds and so no training allowed.

Bitches in Oestrum will not be permitted to compete. They may be on the property but not in the vicinity of the Trial Site or area of the runs.

ALL DOGS on the trial site must be on a lead at all times (except when competing), the lead must be held in the hand or the dog tethered.

All non-competing dogs must be vetted and left in the designated area. No dogs in the gallery.

The event is to be conducted by Dogs SA (the SACA Inc.) in accordance with the rules of the ANKC.

Jessie Hughes
for the Dogs SA RAFT Advisory Panel

There will be 2 week-ends of lead-up trials conducted by RAFTCOSA on 15th & 16th August and 22nd & 23rd August. (Still looking for an AA judge - non Victorian resident !! - for 22nd Aug if any-one is coming please email me).
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