**UPDATED** Dates for your diaries:


Christmas Race Meeting Sunday 26th November

Andover Christmas Meal Sunday 3rd December at the Old Bell and Crown

Annual General Meeting Sunday 14th January at the Weyhill Fair

Springtime Open Sunday 20th May

Autumn Open Sunday 23rd September


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Congratulations to all the Andover club dogs that made the finals 

at the Fourth National Championships last sunday, they were:


NGr Sapphire's Periodot 4th in NE16lbs
NGr Whitby Whirl 3rd in NE18lbs
NPWRCh Jas It Up 2nd and Sapphires Crystal Bell in NE20lbs
Apache Gold 3rd in NE22lbs
Bombay Bad Boy 3rd and Sapphires Tanzanite Queen 4th in NE24lbs
NGR Red Apache 2nd, Gunna Be A Devil 3rd and NGr Glory Road 4th in NE28lbs
Demolition Man 2nd in NE30lbs
That's My Boy 3rd and Agile Dondodat 4th in NE32lbs
NPWRCh NVCh Millworth's Back 3rd and Isnt She Lovely 4th in 14-19lb Vets
NVCh Star of Twilight 3rd and Savernake Sporting Gun 4th in 24-27lb Vets
SawyerfromEvan 2nd, NPWRCh Chermayeff and NVCh Duncton Spirit of the Wind jt 3rd in the 28-32lb Vets

and to the following Group winners:

NE18lbs SIDARI TEGAN - now a NGr
NE24lbs LOONEY TUNES - now a NGr
NE26lbs NPWRCh DUNCTON SPIRIT OF THE NORTH
20-23lb Vets NVCh SAVERNAKE MUNTJAC
28-32lb Vets DILLINGER - now a NVCh


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Congratulations to all of the club dogs that made finals in the Third NPWRA National Championships that were held at the Independent on Sunday, they were as follows:


NGr Whitby Whirl runner up in NE16lb group

NPWRCh Nac Mac Feegle Runner up in NE22lb group

NGr Sapphire's Ruby Queen 3rd in NE22lb group

Bombay Bad Boy 4th in NE24lb group

Gunna Be A Devil Runner up in NE28lb group

Xtreme 3rd in NE28lb group

Whitby Jet 4th in NE28lb group

Xchange 4th in NE30lb group

Evansabuv 3rd in NE32lb group

NPWRCh.NVCh Millworths Back 3rd in Vets 14-19lb group

NVCh Star of Twilight 3rd in Vets 24-27lb group

SawyerfromEvan 3rd in Vets 28-32lb group

and to the following group winners:

RCh Jas It Up winner of the NE20lb Group

NGr Duncton Spirit of the North winner of the NE26lb Group

NGr Duncton Spirit of the Wind winner of the Veteran 28-32lb Group


Making 

Duncton Spirit of the North a Racing Champion and

Duncton Spirit of the Wind a Veteran Racing Champion


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A quick reminder that our Springtime Open is fast approaching, in fact the closing date is only just over one week away (WEDS 10th MAY). Darcia will be at the Independent Open on Sunday 7th May if anyone would like to hand in their entry in person.

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Unfortunately we are having to cancel the scheduled club meeting for Sunday 30th April, our next club meeting will now take place on Sunday 14th May.

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A fantastic day for Andover club with many of our club dogs making finals and quite a few group winners too. Congratulations to the following: 

(Hopefully wont miss anyone out, all the dogs below have been regularly running at club this year - let me know if I do)

Little Gem 3rd in NE19lb group
Kinda Hush 2nd in NE19lb group
Whitby Whirl winner of the NE19lb group
Stormborne Spitfire 4th in NE19 cons final
Savernake Sparrowhawk 3rd in NE19 cons final
Sidari Tegan 2nd in NE19 cons final
Tinkers Moondancer 3rd in NE21lb group
Jas It Up winner of the NE21lb group
Bombay Bad Boy 3rd in NE23lb group
Looney Tunes 2nd in NE23lb group
Nac Mac Feegle winner of the NE23lb group

Harvest Moon a NR in the NE23lb cons final (hope Harvey is ok)
Up For It 3rd in the NE25lb group
Bring It Back 2nd in the NE25lb group
Backchat winner of the NE25 cons final
Duncton Dark Duke 4th in the NE27lb group
Duncton Spirit of the North winner of the NE27lb group
Savernake Top Gun winner of the NE27 cons final
Gunna Be A Devil 3rd in the NE29lb group
Glory Road 2nd in the NE29 cons final
Agile Approach winner of the NE29 cons final
Agile Impac 4th in the NE32lb group
Agile Dondodat 3rd in the NE32lb group
Demolition Man 2nd in the NE32lb group
Chermayeff winner of the NE32lb group
Artful Dodger winner of the NE32 cons final
Millworths Back winner of the Vets 14-19lb group
Savernake Muntjac 2nd in the Vets 20-23lb group
Another Millworth winner of the Vets 20-23lb group
Savernake Sporting Gun 4th in the Vets 24-27lb group
Savernake Bird of Prey 2nd in the Vets 24-27lb group
Hurricane Fly winner of the Vets 24-27lb group
Star of Twilight winner of the Vets 24-27 cons final
My Best Buddy 4th in the Racers group
Bleau Bullet 3rd in the Racers group
Ebony Express 2nd in the Racers group
Whitby Jet winner of the Racers group
Moonbeam Luna 2nd in the Racers Cons final
Tanzanite Boy 3rd in the Racers Vet group
Day Dreamer 2nd in the Racers Vet group

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Looking forward to racing this Sunday (2nd April). A few polite requests to all of you who are joining us. Please could you promptly pay Sara on arrival in the field and ensure that you stick to the order of trials as shown on the programme. With a few committee members absent we would be most grateful for some help setting up and packing away. Finally, to help ensure that we have enough line judges to cover the racing we are now reverting to the old Andover system where the owners of 3 dogs trialling/racing on the day will be chosen to cover the finish line, the names of which will be listed on the programme each week via rotation. I will aim to ensure that this always includes an experienced member to support anybody that has not line judged before. Many thanks in advance for your cooperation. 

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We are holding a club meeting this Sunday 5th March (weather permitting). Please see event details for information on how to book in and how we are planning on running the meeting. All dogs to be booked in by 9pm on Wednesday to allow a programme to be prepared. Dogs must be on the programme if you want them to run. Look forward to seeing everyone after our long winter break!


EVENT DETAILS on Facebook

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This Saturday the 18th February we will be holding a work party at the track to do some maintenance on the sand finishes and get everything ready for the new season. If all goes well (weather permitting) we hope to be able to have our first meeting the following Sunday. But, as many hands make light work we would really appreciate some help! Please join us on the field from 9-9.30 on Saturday morning and bring along a shovel and a rake if you have them. Please let us know if you can make it so we know how many to expect.

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We held our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 15th January at the Theale Club near Reading, it was good to have such a great turnout of members. The full Minutes are available to download under the Club Information and Downloads tab but in summary, there were a few changes to the committee with our long standing Chairman Dougy Hood and Race Manager Andy Alford standing down and Steve Miller and Jade Dallimore replace them on the committee. This has brought about a shuffle amongst our other positions. Steve Evans has kindly volunteered to take on the position of Chairman with Steve Bryant taking over as Race Manager. Jade will take over as Assistant Secretary and will also be Trophy Steward looking after all club trophies, Sam will take over the running of the weekly raffle and Patrick Browne will become Assistant Race Manager to support Steve. A big thank you to Dougy, Andy and Sue (who has recently retired from running the weekly raffle) for all of their help and guidance and for doing such a brilliant job over the years. The good news is that we are not saying goodbye as they will all still be racing at the club and Dougy has kindly offered to continue as Groundsman. It was reported that the Club had a successful 2016 with a healthy bank balance and good numbers attending both club meetings and opens. The introduction of the Racer's group at our Autumn open had been well supported and would be repeated this year at both opens. Official business included a review of race days and discussion over how we can make the trials run more smoothly and get more people involved with helping out on the day. We congratulated the Annual League winners for 2016 and presented the owners with velvet jackets and trophies, these were Dougy and Steph with Glory Road who won the Dogs League, Steve who Apache Gold who was Top Bitch and Top Newcomer, Pat with Mr Cooper who won the Veteran League (sadly she was unable to attend so will receive her trophy and velvet jacket when we return to racing) and Trevor with Ebony Express who won the Racers League. Unfortunately due to the saturated ground a start date for racing is not yet available, but the situation will be reviewed and we will inform you via this website and the Facebook page as soon as it is possible to have a meeting.

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Andover & District Whippet Racing Club
AGM Agenda
Sunday 15th January 2016 10.30 for an 11am start at the Theale Club, Englefield Road, Theale, RG7 5AS

1. Apologies
2. Welcome from the Chairman
3. Minutes of last meeting
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Race Manager’s Report
6. Secretary’s Report
7. Presentation of 2016 League winners trophies
8. 2017 Opens: dates/distances/groups/trophies
21st May and 10th September
9. Election of committee
10. Rule regarding seeding at our open (Steve)
11. Ideas for club racing and trials (Patrick & Jade)
12. Dates, including final date for club meetings (Darcia & Tina)
13. Any Other Business

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Our Christmas Meal will take place on Sunday 18th December, 12 for 12.20 start 

at the Weyhill Fair. 

The menu is shown below and is 3 courses for the special price of £18 per person. As there is limited seating in the pub (maximum of 30) we will be taking deposits of £10 on a first come first served basis, with the full payment needed along with menu choices by Sunday 4th December. Payments to be made to Steve Bryant who will be collecting at club from Sunday. 

We hope that many of you will be able to join us!!!


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Congratulations to the following club dogs who were finalists at the Fourth National Championships held at Gloucester on the 8th August:


NGr Sapphire's Peridot 3rd in 16lb group

RCh Dolly Byrd 4th in 16lb group

RCh Kinda Hush 2nd in 18lb group

Sidari Tegan 4th in 18lb group

RCh Jas It Up 2nd in 20lb group

Sapphires Ruby Queen 4th in 22lb group

RCh Endeavour 2nd in 24lb group

Bombay Bad Boy 3rd in 24lb group

Millworth Bangers 4th in 24lb group

Duncton Spirit Of The North 2nd in 26lb group

NGr Red Apache 3rd in 28lb group

NGr Agile Approach 2nd in 30lb group

NGr Duncton Dark Knight 3rd in 30lb group

NGr Duncton Spirit Of The Wind 2nd in 32lb group

NVCh Kinda Busy 3rd in Vets 20-23lb group

Woodleigh Ebony 3rd in Vets 24-27lb group


and to the following Group Winners:


Glory Road Jt Winner 28lb group

RCh Chermayeff winner 32lb group

Star Of Wonder winner of Veteran 28-32lb group

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Congratulations to the following club dogs who were finalists at our Springtime Open held on the 22nd May:


Persian Leela winner of Maiden 14-19 group

Sidari Tegan runner up

Savernake Sparrowhawk 4th place

Sapphire Queens Pearl winner of cons final

Nac Mac Feegle winner of Maiden 21-24 group

Apache Gold runner up

Looney Tunes in third place

Sporting Dream in 4th place

Persian Kate winner of cons final

Duncton Spirit of the North winner of Maiden 25-28 group

Gunna Be A Devil runner up

Savernake Shooting Star in third

Hurricane Fly in fourth

Sporting Chance runner up in cons final

Agile Dondodat winner of Maiden 29-32 group

Whitby Jet in fourth place

Foxy Feeling winner of the cons final

Tanzanite Boy runner up in the cons final

RCh Kinda Hush runner up in Elite 14-19 group

Little Gem in third place

RCh Another Millworth winner of Elite 20-22 group

RCh Millworth Back in third place

Cheeky Devil in fourth place

Whitby Whirl winner of the cons final

RCh Endeavour winner of Elite 23-25 group

Millworth Bangers runner up

Up For It in third place

Bombay Bad Boy in fourth place

RCh Bring It Back winner of the cons final

Harvest Moon runner up

Savernake Sporting Gun in fourth place

Red Apache was third place in Elite 26-28 group

Glory Road in fourth place

Duncton Dark Knight winner of Elite 29-32 group

RCh Chermayeff runner up

Agile Approach in third place

Xchange winner of the cons final

Winterfellin Vanilla Sky runner up

Court Jester in third place

RCh VCh Sapphire Queens Topaz winner of Veteran 14-21 group

VCh Kinda Busy runner up

Savernake Stepping Stones runner up in cons final

Savernake Bird Of Prey winner of Veteran 22-25 group

RCh VCh Sapphires Gem runner up

Xplicit was in fourth place

Woodleigh Amber winner of the cons final

NVCh Mr Cooper was second in the Veteran 26-32lb group

Star of Twilight in fourth place

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Congratulations to all of the club dogs that made finals in the First NPWRA National Championships that were held at the club yesterday, they were as follows:
RCh Dolly Bryd 2nd in the NE 16lb groupSapphires Peridot 3rd in the NE 16lb groupNGr Little Gem 3rd in the NE 18lb groupRCh Millworths Back 3rd in the NE 20lb groupLooney Tunes 2nd in the NE 22lb groupNac MacFeegle 3rd in the NE 22lb groupUp For It 2nd in the NE 24lb groupRCh Bring It Back 3rd in NE 24lb groupDuncton Spirit of the North 4th in the NE 26lb groupRed Apache 2nd in the NE 28lb groupGunna Be A Devil 4th in the NE 28lb groupAgile Approach 2nd in the NE 30lb groupNGr Duncton Spirit of the Wind 4th in the NE 32lb groupRCh VCh Sapphires Gem 2nd in the Vets 24-27lb groupBlackthorn Bob 3rd in the Vets 28-32lb group
and to the following group winners:RCh Kinda Hush winner of the NE18lb groupNew NGr Jas It Up winner of the NE20lb groupRCh Endeavour winner of the NE 24lb groupNew NGr Duncton Dark Knight winner of the NE 30lb groupRCh Chermayeff winner of the NE 32lb groupNVCh Kinda Busy winner of the Vet 20-23lb groupNew VCh Mr Cooper winner of the Vet 24-27lb group


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Congratulations to all of the club dogs that made finals or won their groups in the first open of the year - the Easter Charity Open in aid of Just Whippets Rescue held yesterday, they were as follows:


Sapphires Peridot 4th in the NE 17lb group

Dolly Byrd 3rd in the NE 17lb group

Kinda Hush 3rd in the e 19lb group

Savernake Sparrowhawk winner of the NE 19lb Cons final

Nac Mac Feegle 3rd in the NE 21lb group

Jas it Up winner of the NE 21lb group

Bombay Bad Boy 4th in the NE 23lb group

Looney Tunes 2nd in the NE 23lb group

Another Millworth winner of the NE 23lb group

Harvest Moon 4th in the NE 23lb cons final

Millworth Bangers winner of the NE 23lb cons final

Bring it Back 3rd in the NE 25lb group

Endeavour winner of the NE 25lb group

Backchat 3rd in the NE 25lb cons final

Up For It winner of the NE 25lb cons final

Glory Road 4th in the NE 27lb group

Red Apache winner of the NE 27lb group

Shoeless Joe Jackson 2nd in the NE 27lb cons final

Duncton Spirit of the North winner of the NE 27lb cons final

Gunna Be A Devil 4th in the NE 29lb group

Duncton Dark Knight 2nd in the NE 29lb group

Whitby Jet 2nd in the NE 29lb cons final

Agile Approach winner of the NE 29lb cons final

Chermayeff winner of the NE 32lb group

Daydreamer 2nd in the NE 32lb cons final

Agile Dondodat winner of the NE 32lb cons final

Savernake Shooting Times 3rd in Vets 20-23lb group

Millworth's Back 2nd in Vets 20-23lb group

Savernake Stepping Stones winner of Vets 20-23 cons final

Mr Cooper 3rd in Vets 24-27lb group

Hurricane Fly 2nd in Vets 24-27lb group

Savernake Sporting Gun winner of the Vets 24-27lb group

Savernake Bird of Prey winner of the Vets 24-27 cons final

Blackthorn Bob 4th in Vets 28-32lb group

Duncton Spirit of the Wind 2nd in Vets 28-32lb group

Tanzanite Boy 2nd in Vets 28-32 cons final

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This Sunday 6th March we will be running a trials meeting. However to try to organise things a bit better than last week we will run to a printed programme with all trials being pre-booked. When entering confirm if you want to put your dog into mixed trials with other dogs or wish to run on your own. We will commence with the multiple trials at 11am with the solo runs to follow and will follow the order listed on the programme. As we are potentially expecting a bumper turn out like last Sunday, please ensure that you have booked in by 9pm on Wednesday to allow the programme to be put together. Thank you & here's hoping for some warmer weather than last week!

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We are intending to hold a work party at the track this Sunday to carry out some essential maintenance work before the season gets under way.

There will also be the opportunity to run a few trials, however these will be hand slips only as we do not want to use the traps.

Please meet at the track between 9.30-10.00 am. With the weather forecast very changeable we will check the situation on Saturday but if you are in any doubt contact Dougy to confirm.

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We held our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 24th January at the Ambassador Club in Tadley, it was good to have such a great turnout of members. The full Minutes are available to download under the Club Information and Downloads tab but in summary, there were a few changes to the committee with Angie Sawyer, Alan Foster and Jeff Allan standing down and Sam Bristow, Pat Browne and Andy Browne replacing them. As most of you are probably aware, Sam has taken over as Trophy Steward looking after all club trophies, Steve Bryant has become Assistant Secretary and will be organising the Club Points Leagues and John Fitzgerald will become Assistant Race Manager to support Andy. It was reported that the Club had a successful 2015 with a healthy bank balance and good numbers attending both club meetings and opens. The introduction of the Racer's group had gone down well and would be repeated this year with the hope of encouraging more non-race bred racers to the club. Official business included a review of the points scoring for club meetings and updates to our Rules of Racing and Constitution (a copy of which are also available on our Club Information page). We congratulated the Annual League winners for 2015 and presented the owners with velvet jackets and trophies, these were Sam and Pete with Whitby Jet who won both the Newcomers League and Racers League, Tina and Colin with Shadow who won the Veteran League once again, Angie and Mike with Savernake Sporting Gun who won the Bitches League and Rob and Darcia with Duncton Dark Knight who won the Dogs League. Unfortunately due to the saturated ground a start date for racing is not yet available, but the situation will be reviewed and we will inform you via this website and the Facebook page as soon as it is possible to have a meeting.

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AGM Agenda

Sunday 24th January 2016 12pm at the Ambassador Club, Tadley

Apologies
Welcome from the Chairman
Minutes of last meeting
Treasurer’s Report
Race Manager’s Report
Secretary’s Report
Election of the Committee
Presentation of 2015 League winners trophies
2016 Opens: dates/distances/groups/trophies
22nd May and 11th September

Review of Points system:Andy Alford

Review of Constitution/Rules of Racing: Andy Alford
Handicap for race meetings: Steph Hood
Any Other Business


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2016 Membership Forms are available to download on the links below:


Membership Form 2016.doc

Membership Form 2016.pdf

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We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 24th January at 12pm at the Ambassador Club, Hangar Road, Tadley, Hampshire RG26 4QQ. All welcome

Please bring along a plate of food to share.

All items to the Secretary by Sunday 17th January. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Sunday 5th July will be a track prep day - please come along and join our work party. From 9am onwards Doug and the team will be at the track and there are plenty of jobs that need dong to keep our facilities in tip-top condition - there will be trials for those dogs that want them following the work being completed.


On Sunday 19th July we will hold a trophy race meeting followed by a BBQ - put the date in your diaries!

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With very few Andover dogs who run the bends it was a quiet day for the club at the Second NPWRA National Championships held on the Independent Bend on the 31st May. It was pleasing that the majority of dogs that did run made it to the finals.


Congratulations to the following group finalists:

Sapphires Peridot 2nd in the Not Ex 16lb group

Cheeky Devil 2nd in the Not Ex 20lb group

Harvest Moon 3rd in the Not Ex 22lb group


With special congratulations to Winterfellin Vanilla Sky winner of the Not Ex30lb group who has been an occasional visitor to Andover this year.


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It was a great day for our home dogs at our Summertime Open yesterday. Congratulations to the following finalists:

RCh Dolly Byrd 2nd in 14-19lb group

RCh Another Millworth 2nd in the 20-22lb group

Savernake Muntjac 3rd in the 20-22lb group

Kinda Hot 4th in the 20-22lb group

RCh Doolally 2nd in the 23-25lb group

Up for It 3rd in the 23-25lb group

Mr Cooper 4th in the 26-28lb group

Duncton Dark Knight 2nd in the 29-32lb group

Dillinger 4th in the 29-32lb group

Sapphires Carnelian 3rd in the Maiden 14-20lb group

Millworth Bangers 2nd in the Maiden 21-24lb group

Shoeless Joe Jackson 2nd in the Miaden 25-28lb group

Shooting Starlight 3rd in the Maiden 25-28lb group

Savernake Shooting Star 4th in the Maiden 25-28lb group

Court Jester 3rd in the Maiden 29-32lb group

Mr Trotter 4th in the Maiden 29-32lb group

Woodleigh Amber 4th in Veteran 22-25lb group

VCh Shadow 4th in the Veteran 26-32lb group


and to the following Group Winners:

RCh Endeavour 23-25lb group

Red Apache 26-28lb group

Little Gem Maiden 14-19lb group

Jungle Face Maiden 29-32lb group

Kinda Busy Veteran 14-21lb group

RCh VCh Sapphires Gem Veteran 22-25lb group


We are very proud of all of our finalists and winners

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Congratulations to the following members dogs that were finalists at the First National Championships of 2015 held at Andover on 26/4/2015


NPWRCh Dolly Byrd 2nd in the Ne16lb group

Sapphire's Peridot 4th in Ne16lb group

Savernake Dormouse 4th in Ne18lb group

NPWRCh Millworth's Back 4th in the Ne20lb group

Millworth Bangers 2nd in the Ne24lb group

Hurricane Fly 4th in the Ne24lb group

NPWRCh Doolally 4th in the Ne26lb group

Up for It 3rd in the Ne26lb group

Red Apache 3rd in the Ne28lb group

Agile Approach 2nd in the Ne30lb group

Duncton Dark Knight 3rd in the Ne30lb group

Jungle Face 2nd in the Ne32lb group

Kinda Busy 2nd in the Veteran 20-23lb group

NPWRCh.NVCh Sapphires Gem 2nd in the Veteran 24-27lb group

NVCh Shadow 2nd in the Veteran 28-32lb group

Star of Twilight 4th in the Veteran 28-32lb group


and to the following groups winners

NPWRCh Another MIillworth 22lb group

NPWRCh Endeavour 24lb group

NPWRCh.NVCh Sapphire Queens Topaz Veteran 20-23lb group


Congratulations to Jane on Endeavour gaining his National title and becoming NPWRCh Endeavour

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ANDOVER & DISTRICT

WHIPPET RACING CLUB

The Summer Open

Sunday 24th May 2015, at
‘Weyhill Fair’, Nr Andover

Elite and Maiden racing: 150 yards @1/2 yard/lb
Veterans: 150 yards @1/2 yard/lb and yard/year

Main Groups: 14-19lb, 20-22lb, 23-25lb, 26-28lb, 29-32lb
Maiden Groups: 14-20lb, 21-24lb, 25-28lb, 29-32lb
Veteran Groups: (6-9yrs), 14-21lb, 22-25lb, 26-32lb

We will be running the Puppy Derby in conjunction with the Maiden.
Just enter your pup in the Maiden and put “P” on your entry form if your dog is
20 months old or under and eligible for this trophy.

The best pup in each group will run off for the Supreme trophy.



Each group to run a main and consolation final. Supreme finals in all groups.

Elite and Veteran groups eligible for Whippet News Top Ten and NPWRA points.

Open run under Andover club rules. NPWRA passport required.

Entry fee £6 each for the first 2 dogs, £5 each for next two, any others free.

One free programme per entry form. Extra programmes £1.00.

Weigh-in up to 11.30am. First race at 12 noon.



Closing date: Wednesday 13th May 2015

ANDOVER Summer Entry Form 2015.doc

ANDOVER Summer Entry Form 2015.pdf



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Congratulations to the following dogs belonging to Andover members that made finals at the Easter Charity Open:

Sapphires Peridot 3rd in 17lb Group
Little Gem 3rd in the 19lb Group
RCh Millworth's Back 2nd in the 21lb Group
Cheeky Devil 3rd in the 21lb Group
Kinda Hot 4th in the 21lb Group
RCh Another Millworth Winner of the 23lb Group
Millworth Bangers 2nd in the 23lb Group
Harvest Moon 4th in the 23lb Group
Endeavour Winner of the 25lb Group
Up for It 2nd in the 25lb Group
RCh Bring it Back 4th in the 25lb Group
Red Apache in the 27lb Group
Agile Approach 2nd in the 29lb Group
Duncton Dark Knight 4th in the 29lb Group
RCh Chermayeff Winner of the 32lb Group
Duncton Spirit of the Wind 3rd in the 32lb Group
RCh VCh Sapphire Queens Topaz Winner of the Vets 20-23lb Group
RCh Mies Van der Rohe 4th in the Vets 20-23lb Group
RCh VCh Sapphires Gem Winner of the Vets 24-27lb Group
Star of Twilight 3rd in the Vets 28-32lb Group
Mad for It 4th in the Vets 28-32lb Group

And congratulations to the following dogs that made Consolation finals:

Savernake Dormouse 2nd in 19lb Group
Persian Kate winner of 21lb Group
Savernake Shooting Times winner of 23lb Group
RCh Doolally 2nd in 27lb Group
Savernake Shooting Star 3rd in 27lb Group
Court Jester winner of 29lb Group
Glory Road 2nd in 29lb Group
Dillinger 3rd in 29lb Group
Jungle Face winner of 32lb Group
Whitby Jet 2nd in 32lb group
Woodleigh Amber 3rd in Vets 20-23lb Group
Evan Elp Us 4th in Vets 20-23lb Group

Apologies if I have missed anyone out.
Have only included dogs that regularly race at Andover.

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A big thanks to Doug who has been at the track all morning (Monday 9th March) rolling the two tracks in preparation for the upcoming open season. Dont forget that we host the charity open on Easter Sunday and the closing date for entries is the 27th March

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As we had to postpone last week's meeting (22nd February), scoring for all leagues will begin this Sunday (1st March).

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The club are pleased to announce that from the first official race meeting of the season we will be introducing a new league for Non-race bred racers. We have long wished to do more to accommodate the show bred dogs that attend the club and finally have the numbers required to warrant their own group. Whenever possible they will run together but if there are not enough entered then they will run against the race bred dogs on a handicap that will make them competitive and points scored will go towards their own league. The winner of which will receive a velvet jacket and trophy kindly donated by current club members - more details to follow.

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Our Annual General Meeting took place today (Sunday 11th January) at the Ambassador Club in Tadley. At the meeting our long standing Secretary Rob Sweet stood down, all at the club would like to thank Rob for his hard work as Secretary over the years and are pleased that he is to continue to have an active role in the club and will be remaining on the committee. We would also like to say thanks to Chris and Sarah Button who continued as Trophy stewards for the last year despite not being able to attend race meetings due to a change in job, the open trophies have received much praise over the last couple of years and we hope to see Chris and Sarah back at club one day in the future if circumstances allow. Darcia Gingell will be taking over as Secretary and entries should now be made via phone 07846 757000/01249 821369 or via email darciagingell@aol.com by the wednesday prior to the meeting. Steve Bryant and Steve Miller both join the committee the rest of which has remained unchanged.



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Congratulations to the following members dogs who were finalists at the Fourth National Championships of 2014 held on 12/10/2014 at Andover.


Mortons M&M fourth in the NE 16lb Group
Sapphire's Peridot second in the NE 16lb Group
Mortons Crazy Nights third in the NE 18lb Group
Vino third in the NE 20lb Group
Wilsdon Little Mac fourth in the NE 22lb Group
Hurricane Fly third in the NE 24lb Group
Mortons Fuller Bounce fourth in the NE 26lb Group
Doolally third in the NE 26lb Group
Red Apache third in the NE 28lb Group
Agile Approach third in the NE 30lb Group
Savernake Shogun fourth in the Veteran 24-27lb Group
Savernake Flash of Red fourth in the Veteran 28-32lb Group

and to the following winners

Kinda Hush 18lb Group
Millworth's Back 20lb Group
Another Millworth 22lb Group
Endeavour 24lb Group
Nubs Shifter 26lb Group
Kai Kai 28lb Group
Chermayeff 32lb Group
Mies Van Der Rohe in the Veteran 20-23lb Group
Sapphires Gem in the Veteran 24-27lb Group
Shadow in the Veteran 28-32lb Group



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A big thanks to everyone who has been down at the track today preparing our new sand finish on the longer track and helping to make our club go from strength to strength in terms of facilities. I hope there are not too many bad backs and aches and pains from all of the shovelling in the morning!

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Second sand finish update
A big thank you to all of the club members that have made donations towards the sand finish that we are about to put in on our longer track. All being well the work is to go ahead next weekend so that it will be ready in time for our Open on the 14th. If you have not yet made a donation but would like to help, then all contributions would be gratefully received.

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Congratulations to the following members dogs who were finalists at the Third National Championships of 2014 held on 03/8/2014 at Gloucester.


Mortons M&M third in the NE 16lb Group
Agile Illusion fourth in the NE 20lb Group
Millworth's Back third in the NE 20lb Group
Quiver third in the NE 26lb Group
Dillinger fourth in the NE 28lb Group
Hearcat second in the NE 28lb Group
Wilsdon Starr fourth in the NE 32lb Group
Darkling Drifter third in the NE 32lb Group
Duncton Spirit of the Wind second in the NE 32lb Group
Savernake Flash of Red second in the Veteran 28-32lb Group

and to the following winners

Kinda Hush 18lb Group
Another Millworth 24lb Group
Doolally 26lb Group
Chermayeff 32lb Group
Sapphire Queens Topaz in the Veteran 20-23lb Group
Sapphires Gem in the Veteran 24-27lb Group
Shadow in the Veteran 28-32lb Group



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Second sand finish
With the overwhelming support for our sand finish on our 150 yard track the committee have now made the decision to install a second sand finish on our longer track.

To do this we need to raise @ £1000 to cover the hire of a digger and materials. To this end we are looking to our members for help; we are going to be fund raising through a number of events and activities over the remainder of this season (ideally we need to get the pit dug before the weather turns bad and the ground gets wet towards the end of the year) Some of our members have already kindly offered to make a one off donation towards the cost of this project, if you are in a similar position and would like to help then we would welcome donations of any amount (large or small - every penny helps!).

We are also planning a fund raising day where all proceeds will go towards the project - this may take the form of a mini open with a dog show and tombola. If you have any ideas or suggestions of how we can make this day a success - or have any other fund raising ideas then we would love to hear from you.

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Racing plus picnic this Sunday 15th June
The forecast for sunday is sun, sun and more sun so we are going to have a picnic after racing. Please bring along a plate of food that you are willing to share. Dont forget to bring the sun hat and shades!


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Congratulations to Tanzanite Boy a.k.a Charlie owned by Lorraine and John Fitzgerald who was awarded the title of Whippet News Top Trainer for 2013.

Here he is pictured with John and Lorraine wearing the velvet jacket that he received at the WN Top Ten presentation that took place at Andover last Sunday.




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Congratulations to the following members dogs who were finalists at the First National Championships of 2014 held on 27/4/2014 at Andover.

Mortons M&M third in the NE 16lb group
Diamonds Star fourth in the NE 18lb group
Kinda Hush third in the NE 18lb group
Mortons Crazy Nights second in the NE 18lb group
NPWRCh Shearevan third in the NE 20lb group
Millworth's Back second in the NE 20lb group
Another Millworth second in the NE 22lb group
NPWRCh Doolally finalist in the NE 26lb group
Nubs Shifter second in the NE 26lb group
Spikes Midnight Run second in the NE 28lb group
Duncton Spirit of the Wind fourth in the NE 30lb group
Darkling Drifter fourth in the NE 32lb group
Shadow second in the Veteran 28-32lb group

and to the following winners

NPWRCH/NVCh Evansent in the Veteran 24-27lb group
NVCh Savernake Flash of Red in the Veteran 28-32lb group
 


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Professional Photographer Chris Button will be attending the Easter Charity Open to take photos of the racing and is also available to take individual pictures of your dogs

Chris Button
07425 162539

www.chrisbuttonphotography.co.uk

 
Chris will be donating a percentage of sales made on the day to

Scruples Whippet Rescue

Photos from the day are now available to view and purchase on the following link:
Easter Charity Open Photos


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The sand pit was finished today (Saturday 8th February). Huge thanks to Doug, Andy, John, Jeff, Steve and Darcia for all of their hard work. See photos below of the work carried out today and of the finished sand pit.












The final wheel barrow of sand!












The finished article



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The sand arrived today (Friday 7th February) and Doug, Sarah and Chris made a great start on moving the sand to the pit. As there were worries over whether the lorry would get stuck in the field the sand had to be dropped at the corner of the car park at the entrance to the field. Working hard shovelling the sand into wheel barrows and then taking it over to the track the trio did an excellent job and half filled the pit. Thanks to Chris for the following photos:












(Sarah having a well earned break between shovelling - a big thanks to Doug, Sarah and Chris for all of their hard work today)

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Photos of the sandpit being dug on Saturday 1st February.
Next Saturday 8th February we are organising a work party and we would like as many members and friends as possible to come along and help spread out the sand so that we can get racing on it as soon as possible.
Please arrive at the track from 8am.





A big thanks to Doug, John and Andy for giving up their Saturday to get the pit dug and thanks to John for the photos.

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We are pleased to announce that the club will be installing a sand pit finish to our 150 yard training track to enable us to extend our club racing season. As you are all aware we have come along way since our move to the new track but the fact that the area was a ploughed field a short time ago means that it is taking time for us to get the grass in the tip top condition that we require it to be in to play host to our opens and National Championship meetings. Doug and the team continue to work hard to ensure an even and suitable running surface for all racers but with the wet weather at the end of 2013 and rabbit damage, there were concerns about the grass on the finish. To overcome this (and with the fact that the ground can get very hard in the summer) it was decided at the AGM to introduce a permanent sand finish to our shorter 150 yard track, this will ensure a safer finish for runners and give time to allow the grass to continue to improve on the longer 180 yard track. On Saturday 1st February the pit will be dug with the sand arriving shortly after, with the weather on our side we hope to be back club racing within a few weeks and will be able to welcome you all to our new facility. We thank Mick Hinson and others for their guidance and support as we investigated the possibility of the sand finish.


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Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 12th January at 12o'clock in the Ambassador Club in Tadley.
All items for the agenda to our Secretary Rob on 01256 470835
All welcome

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The draw has been completed for our open next Sunday and we have a good entry of just under 100 dogs. If there is anyone willing to help out with a spot of line judging, paddock or anything else, then please do get in touch.

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Congratulations to Andy & Linda with Another Millworth and Jane with Quiver - both winners at the North West Championships held on the 28/7/2013




(Thanks to Cheryl from the Northern for photo)


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Congratulations to the following members dogs who were finalists at the Third National Championships of 2013 held on 21/7/2013 at the Independent WRC.

Diamond Star* 3rd in the NE 18lb group
Kinda Hot 3rd in the NE 20lb group
Savernake Muntjac 4th in the NE 20lb group
NPWRCh Sapphire Queens Topaz 2nd in the NE 22lb group
Kinda Busy 4th in the NE 22lb group
Savernake Bird of Prey 2nd in the NE 24lb group
Winterfellin Babybelle 4th in the NE 24lb group
NPWRCh Quiver 2nd in the NE 26lb group
Herbie Hood 2nd in the NE 28lb group
Tanzanite Boy 4th in the NE 28lb group
Duncton Spirit of the Wind* 2nd in the NE 30lb group
Darkling Drifter* 2nd in the NE 32lb group
NPWRCh Wilsdon Starr 3rd in the NE 32lb group
Red Opal 2nd in the Veteran 8+ 14-19lb group

and to the following winners

Millworth's Back NE 20lb group - now a half champ!
Another Millworth NE 22lb group - now a half champ!
NPWRCh.NVCh Morton's Double Take Veteran 6-7 14-19lb group
NVCh Savernake Shogun Veteran 6-7 24-27lb group - now a Veteran champ!
NVCh Savernake Flash of Red Veteran 28-32lb group - now a Veteran champ!



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Pictured below are John & Lorraine's Isaac (left) and Charlie a.k.a. Tanzanite Boy (right) Not only getting to grips on the race track but in the showing ring too, Charlie was placed Best in Match and Isaac was placed Best Puppy in Match when handled by Eva, at the recent Southampton Canine Association show.
Proving that there is more to Andover dogs than just their racing talents.

Congratulations!



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Congratulations to the following members dogs who were finalists at the Second National Championships of 2013 held on 26/5/2013 at Andover.

Diamond Star 2nd in NEx 18lb group
Millworth's Back 2nd in the NEx 20lb group
Savernake Muntjac 3rd in the NEx 20lb group
Kinda Hot 4th in the NEx 20lb group
Another Millworth 2nd in the NEx 22lb group
Kinda Busy 3rd in the NEx 22lb group
Savernake Shooting Times 4th in the NEx 22lb group
Ginger Ninja 2nd in the NEx 24lb group
Savernake Sporting Gun 4th in the NEx 24lb group
Savernake Bird of Prey 3rd in the NEx 24lb group
NPWRCh Doolally 2nd in the NEx 26lb group
Tanzanite Boy 3rd in the NEx 28lb group
Shadow 3rd in the NEx 30lb group

and to the following winners

NPWRCh Shearevan NEx 20lb group
NPWRCh Sapphire Queens Topaz NEx 22lb group
NPWRCh Sapphire's Gem NEx 24lb group
NPWRCh Quiver NEx26lb group
Darkling Drifter NEx 32lb group
NVCh Maximum Spirit Vets 8+ 20-25lb group
NVCh Duncton Dark Legend Vets 8+ 26-32lb group


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Congratulations to the following members dogs who were finalists at the First National Championships of 2013 held on 7/4/2013 at Andover.

Evan Elp Us 2nd in the NEx 20lb group
Shearevan N/R in the 20lb group final
Another Millworth 2nd in the NEx 22lb group
NPWRCh Sapphire's Gem 2nd in the NEx 24lb group
NPWRCh Quiver 2nd in the NEx 26lb group
Spikes Midnight Run 2nd in the NEx 28lb group
Dillinger 3rd in the NEx 30lb group
Shadow 4th in the NEx 30lb group
Duncton Spirit of the Wind 2nd in the NEx 32lb group
Darkling Drifter 4th in the NEx 32lb group
NPWRCh Evansent 2nd in the Vets 6-7 years 24-27lb group
NVCh Silver Star 2nd in the Vets 8+ years 14-19lb group
Diamonds Midnite Jade 3rd in the Vets 8+ years 20-25lb group

and to the following winners

NPWRCh Mortons Crazy Days NEx 16lb group
Diamonds Star NEx 18lb group
NPWRCh Sapphire Queen's Topaz NEx 22lb group

NPWRCh Doolally NEx 26lb group
NPWRCh.NVCh Mortons Double Take Vets 6-7 years 14-19lb group
NPWRCh.NVCh Fly the Wind Vets 6-7 years 28-32lb group
NVCh Maximum Spirit Vets 8+ years 20-25lb group
NVCh Duncton Dark Legend Vets 8+ years 26-32lb group


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At the recent AGM held in January the league winners for Best Bitch, Dog, Veteran and Newcomer were awarded (see final points league from 2012 in results archive) and received their velvet jackets and trophies.

Congratulations to Rob & Lucy's Doolally BEST BITCH




Congratulations to Rob & Darcia's Duncton Spirit of the Wind BEST DOG & TOP NEWCOMER




and congratulations to Lesley & Mark's Summa Breeze TOP VETERAN 

(Sorry no photo)

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Good news! Thanks to the fantastic support and hard work of the members that have turned up over the previous two sundays to prepare our second track and our Chairman Dougy who has been at the field not only then but much of this week aswell, ensuring that it is fit for the dogs to run on, we are now ready to recommence racing.

This sunday we will just be holding a trials meeting, but the traps will be available to put together some multiple trials as needed. We will also be holding a raffle, so please bring along a prize and some change to buy some tickets.

Please arrive between 10 -10.30, look forward to seeing you there! All welcome.

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Once again we are asking for your assistance to help prepare the second track for club racing while we maintain the main track for the upcoming open season. To this effect we will be holding another work party this coming sunday (3rd February). Remember to wear warm clothes and bring along tools and something to kneel on. Meet at the track from 10am.

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This weeks planned work party (20th Jan) has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions and snow. We hope to go ahead as planned next weekend if the weather improves.

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News from our AGM 13/1/2013

Full minutes from the AGM will be available in due course but news in brief:
* Current committee all re-elected with Dougy to continue as Chairman, Rob as Secretary, Sara as Treasurer and Andy as Race Manager
* New traps are in the process of being made and will hopefully be ready for when we host the Charity open in March
* The existing track needs preparation in order for it to be in tip top condition for the one charity open, two club opens and three National Championship meetings that will be held on there this summer, we therefore need to put all our efforts into preparing a second track that we can use alongside the main track. To this end we are asking all club members and friends to join us the next two sundays to help pick stones and prepare it for racing. The track has been roped off all season so has a good covering of grass and has been rollered, with your help we hope to be ready to commence club racing on it on Sunday 10th February
* Velvet jackets and trophies were presented to Top Bitch 2012 Doolally, Top Dog 2012 Duncton Spirit of the Wind, Top Veteran 2012 Summa Breeze and Top Newcomer 2012 Duncton Spirit of the Wind

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Reminder that it is our AGM this weekend - join us at the AMBASSADOR CLUB, HANGAR ROAD, TADLEY, HAMPSHIRE RG26 4QQ on Sunday 13th January 2013 at 12pm. Hot drinks and a bar will be available but those attending are invited to bring along a small plate of food to share - all welcome. 

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Many thanks to all of you that joined us for our christmas meal/get together on friday 28th December at the Portway Inn, with special thanks to Dougy and Steph for bringing along the christmas crackers! A good time was had by all.

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Our AGM will take place at the AMBASSADOR CLUB, HANGAR ROAD, TADLEY, HAMPSHIRE RG26 4QQ on Sunday 13th January 2013 at 12pm. Hot drinks and a bar will be available but those attending are invited to bring along a small plate of food to share. Any items in writing to the Secretary Rob Sweet by the 6th January.

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Congratulations to the following Andover members dogs who were finalists at the Fourth National Championships at the Independent PWRC held 7/10/2012:

Diamond Star 4th in the Ne18lb group
ShearEvan 2nd in the Ne20lb group
Evan Elp Us 3rd in the Ne20lb group
Pebble Nugget 4th in the Ne20lb group
Kinda Busy 2nd in the Ne22lb group
Devilish Ways 2nd in the Ne24lb group
Savernake Bird Of Prey 4th in the Ne24lb group
NPWRCh Fly The Wind 3rd in the Ne26lb group
Ahoy Ramona 2nd in the Ne28lb group
Shadow 2nd in the Ne30lb group
Duncton Spirit Of The Wind 2nd in the Ne32lb group
NPWRCh NVCh Devil's Double 2nd in the Vets 6-7 Ne23lb group
Savernake Boomerang 3rd in the Vets 6-7 Ne23lb group
NPWRCh EvanSent 2nd in the Vets 6-7 Ne27lb group
NVCh Savernake Blacksmith 4th in the Vets 6-7 Ne27lb group
Diamonds Midnight Jade 2nd in the Vets 8+ Ne25lb group
NVCh Opal Nugget 3rd in the Vets 8+ Ne25lb group

and to the following group winners:

NPWRCh Sapphire Queen's Topaz Ne22lb group
NPWRCh NVCh Morton's Double Take Vets 6-7 Ne19lb group
NVCh Silver Star Vets 8+ Ne19lb group

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Congratulations to the following Andover club dogs who were finalists at the Third National Championships at West Cornwall held 19/8/2012:

NPWRCh Sunday Girl 3rd in the Ne18lb group
Diamonds Star 4th in the Ne18lb group
Evan Elp Us 2nd in the Ne20lb group
Millworth's Back 3rd in the Ne20lb group
Kinda Busy 2nd in the Ne22lb group
Devlish Ways 2nd in the Ne24lb group
Ginger Ninja 4th in the Ne24lb group
SawyerfromEvan 5th in the Ne24lb group
Woodleigh Ebony 2nd in the Ne26lb group
Ahoy Ramona 2nd in the Ne28lb group
Blackthorn Bob 3rd in the Ne30lb group
Darkling Drifter 2nd in the Ne32lb group
NPWRCh Wilsdon Starr 4th in the Ne32lb group
NPWRCh Kinda Cheeky 2nd in the Veteran 6-7 Ne19lb group
NPWRCh Evansent 2nd in the Veteran 6-7 Ne32lb group
NPWRCh/NVCh Crystal Star 2nd in the Veteran 8+ Ne19lb group
Duncton Dark Legend 2nd in the Veteran 8+ Ne32lb group

and to the following group winners:

NPWRCh Rockin Robyn Ne16lb group
ShearEvan Ne20lb group - now a half champ!
NPWRCh Sapphire Queen's Topaz Ne22lb group
Duncton Spirit of the Wind Ne32lb group - now a half champ!
NPWRCh/NVCh Summer Breeze Veteran 6-7 Ne19lb group
NPWRCh/NVCh Devil's Double Veteran 6-7 Ne23lb group
NVCh Maximum Spirit Veteran 6-7 Nex27lb group
NVCh Opal Nugget Veteran 8+ Ne25lb group

With special congratulations to the following who gained a new title:
Doolally Ne26lb group - now a NPWRA Champion

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    Well Done to Andover Club dogs @ 2nd NPWRA Champs 03/06/2012
   
   * NPWRCh Rockin Robyn*, gaining your title
   * Doolally* , gaining 1/2 coat
   * NPWRCh Sapphire Queen's Topaz*, group win
   * NPWRCh Sapphire's Gem*, group win
   * NPWRCh Wilsdon Starr*, group win
   * NPWRCh NVCh Summa Breeze*, group win
   * NPWRCh NVCh Devil's Double*, gaining your Vet title
   * NVCh Maximum Spirit*, group win
   * NVCh Racing Spikes*, group win
   * NVCh Mr Blue*, gaining your title

               Congratulations all club dogs who made the finals, we are very proud of all our winners.





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