2016 National Grand Prix – Agility

 

On the October long weekend, 22 of our club members travelled to Tamworth to compete at the Agility Dog Association of Australia’s National Grand Prix (NGP).  NGP is held over 4 days in 3 indoor rings at the AELEC centre. Competitors travel from all over Australia to attend and this year saw a record number of entries.  Our own Matisse Martin attended NGP for the first time this year and was interviewed for the local television news. This year’s event was fabulous with some fantastic courses set by the main judges, Andy Hartman from USA and PADS’ own Damian Noud.  The PADS contingent did extremely well, below is a summary of PADS’ achievements in the main challenges:

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All Round Individual Challenge

International Toy:

1st Place Ben and Gwen Brody

 

International Mini:

1st Place Astro and Amin Awad

2nd Place Bella and Amin Awad

3rd Place Aura and Billie O’Connor

4th Place Chai and Margaret Lind

 

Regular Mini:

3rd Place Black Pepper and Margaret Lind

 

Regular Midi:

2nd Place Monte Starr and Jeanette Durante

 

Regular Maxi:

3rd Place Runkle and Bruce Bentley

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Team Challenge

Mini:

1st Place: Fast & Furriest

Bella and Amin Awad

Chai and Margaret Lind

Astro and Billie O’Connor

(Ratz and Neil Lester)

 

2nd Place: Lord Nelson & His Ladies

Katie and Elaine Booth

Grace and Lynell Gallagher

Ellie and Sharon Ferguson

(Lord Nelson and Kathy Burgess)

 

Midi:

1st Place: 4 Unsure

Kobi and Senga McLellan

(Duke and Laura Koopmans)

(Murphy and Tanya McAndrew)

(Scoop and Liz Simkus)

 

2nd Place: Suncoast Fun Dogs 400

Malibu and Chris Westacott

Snugly and Fazette Cheetham

(Darryl and Jen Deuis)

(Scooter and Ann Trubshaw)

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24 Weavepole Challenge

Toy

1st Place: Demelza and Gary Harris

2nd Place: Ben and Gwen Brody

 

Mini

2nd Place: Black Pepper and Margaret Lind

3rd Place: Aura and Billie O’Connor

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Medallion Stakes Invitational

International Toy

2nd Place: Ben and Gwen Brody

 

International Mini

2nd Place: Bella and Amin Awad

3rd Place: Chai and Margaret Lind

 

Regular Mini

3rd Place: Anabelle and Lynell Gallagher

 

Regular Midi

1st Place: Monte Starr and Jeanette Durante

3rd Place: Kobi and Senga McLellan

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Steeplechase

International Mini

1st Place: Astro and Amin Awad

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Tunnellers

Mini

1st Place: Astro and Amin Awad

3rd Place: Black Pepper and Margaret Lind

5th Place: Chai and Margaret Lind

 

Maxi

4th Place: Bella and Renae Crowe

7th Place: Runkle and Bruce Bentley

 

Congratulations to all the PADS members who attended.  NGP is a great event for dogs of all levels.  Feel free to speak to committee or your instructors if you’re interested in attending next year.

Regular Mini

3rd Place: Anabelle and Lynell Gallagher

 

Regular Midi

1st Place: Monte Starr and Jeanette Durante

3rd Place: Kobi and Senga McLellan

 

Steeplechase

International Mini

1st Place: Astro and Amin Awad

 

Tunnellers

Mini

1st Place: Astro and Amin Awad

3rd Place: Black Pepper and Margaret Lind

5th Place: Chai and Margaret Lind

 

Maxi

4th Place: Bella and Renae Crowe

7th Place: Runkle and Bruce Bentley

 

Congratulations to all the PADS members who attended.  NGP is a great event for dogs of all levels.  Feel free to speak to committee or your instructors if you’re interested in attending next year.

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