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The Bernard Child Celebration Match

Photo by John Jackson
(l-r) Tony Powell (sec. of The Pointer Club), Julie Best (sec of The Yorkshire Gundog Club), Anji Marfleet with seven month old Keeshond Flatmeer Fleur De Lys (Best Puppy),
judge Freda Marshall, Keith Smith with English Setter Soberhill Starlite Blue (Best in match), Lois Buckley (sec of The Northern English Setter Club) and Christine Cooper
(sec of The Pudsey & District Ringcraft Club)

On Wednesday 18th December, four dog clubs came together to do battle in honour of Bernard Child.

Pudsey Ringcraft Club was host to Yorkshire Gundog, Northern English Setter and the Pointer Club.

Well-known gundog specialist Freda Marshall was the judge and each club provided a team to compete as per a normal match night with a Puppy Walk, Puppies and Adults.
There was a superb Christmas raffle and traditional festive food of mince pies, cheese and Christmas cake.

Unfortunately, Bernard was not well enough to attend but the excellent turnout of exhibitors and spectators all signed a card to let Bernard know how much he was missed.

Pudsey’s Peter Broadbent did an excellent job as MC and steward, keeping good order, and at the end of a great night, the Puppy Walk was won by a five month old Pointer representing the Pointer club; Best Puppy was a Keeshond from Pudsey Ringcraft and the Best in Match was an English Setter from the Northern English Setter team.

Bernard had nominated the PDSA as the charity to receive the profit on the evening, which amounted to something in the region of £150.

Photo by John Jackson
Winner of the Puppy Walk was Hayapark Xruby For Limpopo (5 1/2 months)
pictured here with Steve Pole and judge Freda Marshall

Photo by John Jackson
Making a presentation to the judge Freda Marshall
is secretary of The Pointer Club Tony Powell