From the ADAA Chair … Grand Prix 2008 Report

Cathy03 to 06 October

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First and foremost, I would like to thank Alison Muddle who did an absolutely phenomenal job of working with the GP Sub-Committee and putting the Grand Prix together, especially as it was at the new venue of Macksville.

Next I would like to thank all of the HERO’s (official and unofficial) who contributed to the weekend. You did a FANTASTIC job. From an organisational point of view, both before and during the Grand Prix, hearty thanks must go to both Alison Muddle and Damian Noud. Alison led the sub-committee/team who organised the Grand Prix and then was still responsible for organising many things over the weekend. Damian arranged all of the HERO’s as well as the on-the-field setup for the weekend. Massive jobs done exceptionally well.

Thank you to the Grand Prix Sub-Committee who did a huge amount of work to make the event such a success, including the transition to the new venue (which was supported by the Nambucca Tourism Council):

  • Alison Muddle (SunCoast FunDogs) – Chair
  • Wendy Blakeston (Brisbane Agility Dog Club)
  • Sam Bois (Wild About Agility Gold Coast)
  • Allison Britton (SunCoast FunDogs)
  • Joanne Lewohl (Brisbane Agility Dog Club)
  • Damian Noud (SunCoast FunDogs)
  • Cathy Slot (Agility Dog Club of Queensland)
  • Maria Thiry
  • David Yould (Brisbane Agility Dog Club)

The Sub-Committee was supported by a number of people before and during the event. Thanks to Alyssa Ablitt, Marion Allen, Justin Bryan, Jeanette Durante, Paul Durante, Cassie Fishbourne, Sharon Fraser, Marilyn Harris, Sally Hopkins, Kellie Jeffries, Natalie Kirkwood, Lyndal Nichols and Tracey Swan. Thank you to Paul Sparrow of Precious Pets Photography, the official photographer for the event. All of his photo’s are now available for perusal (and purchase) http://www.preciouspetsphotography.com.au/photo_galleries/thumbnails.php?album=99.

Of course no ADAA competition can be held without volunteers. For the Grand Prix a number of members travelled to the event for the sole purpose of helping out for the weekend. Thanks to: Betty Lambert, Glen Wessling, Kay Crook, Karen Wilkinson, Kerry Reynolds, Cathy Slot, Nancy Smith, Paul Durante, Robyn Yould, Tayla Ferguson and Vern Muddle who all came for the weekend as full time helpers (our Grand Prix HERO’s). Also to Justin Bryant, Darryl Gooding, David Varcoe, Michelle Weston and Ruth Winn for being part-time HERO’s. Damian Noud led a small group of handlers/workers who set out and put together the rings and equipment on Friday. Then there were the many members who, in addition to participating with their own dog, helped throughout the weekend. It was great to see that not only did the competitors enjoy themselves but those who came along and helped for the weekend as well. Thanks to you all.

Thanks must go to Agility Dog Club of Queensland Inc and Brisbane Agility Dog Club Inc for supplying the equipment used at the Grand Prix (driven down by Natalie Kirkwood). Lastly, a huge thanks to all of our Judges (for the Grand Prix as well as at all our competitions throughout the year). Special thanks to Steve Drinkwater, Katie Jones and Liz Yuill giving up their opportunity to compete so that they can judge for us. Thanks also to Jody Brown, Debbie Duce, Cassie Fishbourne, Natalie Kirkwood and Cathy Slot for stepping up to judge the balance of events.

As is the case every year, the Board and organising sub-committee look for ways to improve the Grand Prix. This year event results were posted for everyone to have a look at, minor prizes for individual events were available for separate collection reducing the time required for presentations, and scribe sheets only were completed at ringside and these were input direct to the results database (no scoresheets required). The new venue and catering also seemed to appeal to most people with lots of favourable comments. There were some fabulous runs over the weekend, including upcoming handlers and dogs, which is very promising for the sport and ADAA. And certainly the attitude of participants both in and around the whole venue was just great.

Finally I would like to thank our Platinum sponsors Brisbane Pet Motel (Leanne Wegner and Paul Tesch) and Vet n Pet Direct.

Sunday night saw prizes for the available Challenges presented. Congratulations to:

Individual All Round Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Elsina Meyer & Georgia Denise Crook & Lexie Tracey Harrison-Hill & Jonty Ray Cachia & Betty
2nd Maria Thiry & Split Second Nicola Read & Puzzle Michelle Varcoe & Tax
3rd Natalie Kirkwood & Sonic Boom Maria Thiry & Ripley Heidi Bradshaw & Mochi
Regular Individual All Round Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st David Yould & KC Natalie Kirkwood & Nitro Marion Allen & Flicka Marion Bland & Sam
2nd Sue Crawford & Jonah
Intermediate Individual Agility Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Craig Freestone & Maverick Ray Cachia & Dee Marilyn Harris & Kit Belinda Tindall & Timmy
2nd Ken Crook & Monty Michelle Varcoe & Tas Young Truong & Todd
3rd Neville Allen & Rio Ray Cachia & Jay
Regular Intermediate Individual Agility Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Petrina Brown & Toby Stephanie Blouin & Chomchom Sue Crawford & Jonah
Starters Individual Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Lee Bottomley & Ashley Alyssa Ablitt & Dahma Melody Routledge & Mooky Ray Cachia & Wildenfox Emma Bronte
2nd Marilyn Harris & Daimon Annette Edser & Guirmere Indy
3rd Sally Hopkins & Sharpasatac Twist o Fate
JHOT Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Kate Bartels & Mia
Team Challenges
Maxi Mini
1st 3 Babes Ana Boiler
Natalie Kirkwood & Jahzara
Kellie Jeffries & Fyre
Stephanie Winter & Shayla
Sharon Fraser & Heidi
Black Angels
Marion Bland & Sam
Cathy Reade & Tilly
Jim Hull & Gidget
Heidi Bradshaw & Mochi
2nd 2 Guys 2 Girls & An Agility Course
Denise Crook & Lexie
Joanne Lewohl & Pepper
Maria Thiry & Split Second
Natalie Kirkwood & Sonic Boom
Weave Pole Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Craig Freestone & Duke Tamara Watts & Dash Gunilla Haydon & Shellywood Gemma Eddy Szmelter & Saffy
2nd Rosie Milton & Pac Sharyn Palmer & Ripley Jim Hull & Gidget
Individual Agility Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Natalie Kirkwood & Sonic Boom Denise Crook & Lexie Tracey Harrison-Hill & Jonty Ray Cachia & Betty
2nd Maria Thiry & Split Second Joanne Lewohl & Luna Heidi Bradshaw & Mochi
3rd Craig Freestone & Maverick Tracey Harrison-Hill & Zoom Gunilla Haydon & Shellywood Gemma
Regular Individual Agility Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st David Yould & KC Natalie Kirkwood & Nitro Heidi Bradshaw & Taffy Marion Bland & Sam
2nd Sue Crawford & Jonah
Individual Games Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Natalie Kirkwood & Sonic Boom Denise Crook & Lexie Jan Williams & Sporty Spice Ray Cachia & Betty
2nd Stephanie Winter & Shayla Sharyn Palmer & Ripley Tracey Harrison-Hill & Jonty
3rd Elsina Meyer & Beljekali Gypsy in Black Kerry Lovell & Nellie Heidi Bradshaw & Mochi
Regular Individual Games Challenges
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Sharon Fraser & Heidi Natalie Kirkwood & Nitro Tracey Harrison-Hill & Missy Deborah Duce & Maggie
2nd Heidi Bradshaw & Enna
Medallion Stakes Invitational
Maxi Midi Mini Toy
1st Elsina Meyer & Georgia Denise Crook & Lexie Ian Weston & Bobbi Marion Bland & Collendina Gypsy Rose
2nd Sharyn Palmer & Chipper Kim Porter & Kieschindi Aurora Jan Williams & Sporty Spice Eddy Szmelter & Pickles
3rd Stephanie Winter & Shayla Duncan Anderson & Winston Tracey Harrison-Hill & Jonty

Results for events are also available for viewing as PDF documents:

All Grand Prix Results – PDF documents will open in a new window or tab
24 Weave Pole Challenge – Download PDF
Steeplechase – Download PDF
IARC / RIARC Individual All Round Challenge / Regular Individual All Round Challenge – Download PDF
IAC / RIAC Individual Agility Challenge / Regular Individual Agility Challenge – Download PDF
IGC / RIGC Individual Games Challenge / Regular Individual Games Challenge – Download PDF
IIAC / RIIAC Intermediate Individual Agility Challenge / Regular Intermediate Individual Agility Challenge – Download PDF
SIC Starters Individual Challenge – Download PDF
JHOT JHOT Challenge – Download PDF
TC Team Challenge – Download PDF
Medallion Stakes Invitational Round – Download PDF
Medallion Stakes Invitational Final – Download PDF
Starters Event 8 – Download PDF
Intermediate Event 17 – Download PDF
All Monday Events – Download PDF

Cathy Slot
ADAA Chair