INTER SOCIETY TRIAL, Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Surrey.

Saturday 25th October 2003.

Judge: Terry Coles


Amid the resplendant autumn colours at Polesden Lacey, teams from East Anglia, Mid-Shires, Surrey, Sussex, Thanet and Wessex competed in the Inter-Socities trial on 25th October. In recent years Mid-Shires have won this trial several years on the trot and so the handing back of the shield had become rather perfunctory. However, all was to change this year. Drawn second team to run the hosting society, Surrey, put in 5 strong performances to win the trial with a decent margin of 42 points. The top 3 points were achieved by dogs from Surrey, 2 of them home-bred dogs and the top 2 handled by Philip Davies-Russell who has had a good season with his dogs. The closest points to these was Carol Worgan's Spot, running for Wessex who came third. The Surrey team consisted of Philip Davies-Russell with Layla and Flynn, Fiona Davies-Russell with Kit, Andy Jackman with Bill and Penny Roe with Patch.

1st Surrey 490

Philip Davies-Russell Layla 103

Fiona Davies-Russell Kit 89

Penny Roe Patch 95

Andy Jackman Bill 101

Philip Davies-Russell Flynn102

2nd: Sussex 448

Ros Edwards Meg 98, Rob Hawke Moya 70, Jane Drinkwater Grace 89, Mike Scott Nighean 99, Chris Jupp Mist 92

3rd: Wessex 409

4th: Mid-Shires 391

5th: East Anglia 356

6th: Thanet 214


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