Good turnout at Opotiki scorcher

Entry numbers up on last year.

Entry numbers up on last year.

Merv Utting and Luke placed second in the zig zag huntaway event at Sunday’s Opotiki dog trial. Pictures supplied
Noddy Halley and Jade placed third in the zig zag and first in the straight.

THE weather turned on a scorcher of a hot day on Sunday for the Opotiki dog trial club’s annual trial. Entry numbers were up on last year, which pleased the organisers.

A club spokeswoman said it was really good to see the number of young triallists competing.

“They did really well too,” she said.

“The sheep became a bit tricky as the day went on.”

It was a good trial for Andrew Savage with a good win in the long head, in a tight competition, and another easier win in the short head and yard.

Bob Bryson was the runner-up in both those events.

Noddy Halley and Ned George had a good day in the hunts with a first and a third each.

Results:

Event one, long head: A Savage Gail 97 1; N Halley Spike 96.5 2; B Bryson Rex 96 3; L Jecentho Smoke 95 4; R Straghan Glen 92.5 5.

1st Intermediate: N Halley Spike 96.5.

1st Maiden: J Roche Winston 91.

Event two, short head and yard: A Savage King 96 1; B Bryson Bolt 92 2; L Hoole Dawn 91.5 3; N Halley Spike 91 4; J Avenell Cane 90 5.

Event three, zig zag hunt: N George Bruce 97.75 1; M Utting Luke 97.5 2; N Halley Jade 95 3; R Jeffery Bruno 93.5 4; T Harnett Bess 92.75 5.

Event four, straight hunt: N Halley Jade 96.5 1; N George Bruce 96 2; A Brooking Tank 95.75 3; R Jeffery Bruno 94 4; A Boardman Spring 93.75 5.

The top dogs in the Poverty Bay Centre competition after Opotiki are as follows.

Huntaways: Anthony Hughes Holly 12 points; Ned George Flo and Bruce 9 pnts; Leo Edginton Robert 9 pnts; Martin Wolter Rex 9 pnts; Noddy Halley Jade 8 pnts.

Heads: Noddy Halley Spike 16 pnts; John Macpherson Scott 14 pnts; Merv Utting Prince 10 pnts; Andrew Savage Gail 10 pnts.

THE weather turned on a scorcher of a hot day on Sunday for the Opotiki dog trial club’s annual trial. Entry numbers were up on last year, which pleased the organisers.

A club spokeswoman said it was really good to see the number of young triallists competing.

“They did really well too,” she said.

“The sheep became a bit tricky as the day went on.”

It was a good trial for Andrew Savage with a good win in the long head, in a tight competition, and another easier win in the short head and yard.

Bob Bryson was the runner-up in both those events.

Noddy Halley and Ned George had a good day in the hunts with a first and a third each.

Results:

Event one, long head: A Savage Gail 97 1; N Halley Spike 96.5 2; B Bryson Rex 96 3; L Jecentho Smoke 95 4; R Straghan Glen 92.5 5.

1st Intermediate: N Halley Spike 96.5.

1st Maiden: J Roche Winston 91.

Event two, short head and yard: A Savage King 96 1; B Bryson Bolt 92 2; L Hoole Dawn 91.5 3; N Halley Spike 91 4; J Avenell Cane 90 5.

Event three, zig zag hunt: N George Bruce 97.75 1; M Utting Luke 97.5 2; N Halley Jade 95 3; R Jeffery Bruno 93.5 4; T Harnett Bess 92.75 5.

Event four, straight hunt: N Halley Jade 96.5 1; N George Bruce 96 2; A Brooking Tank 95.75 3; R Jeffery Bruno 94 4; A Boardman Spring 93.75 5.

The top dogs in the Poverty Bay Centre competition after Opotiki are as follows.

Huntaways: Anthony Hughes Holly 12 points; Ned George Flo and Bruce 9 pnts; Leo Edginton Robert 9 pnts; Martin Wolter Rex 9 pnts; Noddy Halley Jade 8 pnts.

Heads: Noddy Halley Spike 16 pnts; John Macpherson Scott 14 pnts; Merv Utting Prince 10 pnts; Andrew Savage Gail 10 pnts.

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