Scottish Club Storms to Victory in Grand Challenge Match
The RRCS won the Inter-club Grand Challenge Match at Stoneleigh on 5 April 2008. A fantastic day - many thanks to the RRCS members who participated, to the other clubs and of course the Southern Rhodesian Ridgeback Association for their brilliant organisation.
INTERCLUB GRAND CHALLENGE MATCH
Saturday 5th April 2008
Judge: Mrs Veronica Thoren (Rex Ventors - Sweden)
The Interclub Grand Challenge Match is held every three years and is hosted in turn by each of the four Rhodesian Ridgeback Clubs in the UK. This year's event was hosted by the Southern Rhodesian Ridgeback Association at Stoneleigh Agricultural Showground near Coventry.It was a very friendly, sociable and interesting day consisting of the match, buffet lunch, evening meal and a traditional barn dance. The Match proved to be a very exciting one for the members of the Scottish Team, whose individual successes led to Scotland becoming the WINNING CLUB TEAM. BEST IN MATCH was Boyd, Rossiter & Fox's Sonstraal Gabe's Prospect At Sescheke JW ShCM . Congratulations to Nicky and to all the Scottish Team.
The evening was no less exciting. When we had eaten our fill of an excellent hog roast buffet, we Scots learned how to do some 'English Country Dancing'. This consisted of a very lively Cumberland Square Eight, Jimmy's Hornpipe and Holmfirth Reel, to name but a confusing few. It was a very energetic but enjoyable night for all who were brave enough to participate, and I'm sure, equally enjoyable for the few who (possibly wisely) remained spectators. Many thanks to the committee of the Southern Rhodesian Ridgeback Association and to the Judge, Mrs Veronica Thoren, for making this such a memorable weekend.
BEST IN MATCH was Boyd, Rossiter & Fox's Sonstraal Gabe's Prospect At Sescheke JW ShCM .
Congratulations to Nicky and to all the Scottish Team. Other winners were...
Puppy Class - 2 heats
First heat: 2nd Harrower's Jimanns Jiggy Jiggy
Second heat: 1st & BP Hutcheson's Gabby Anny of Gabisa
Special Yearling Class - 3 heats
Second heat: 1st & B SpY Lowson & Agnew's Mwenga Hasani for Jengachenga
Open Class - 8 heats
First heat: 1st Darling's Zougani Zawadi
Second heat: 1st Campbell's Nyassa Adam
Third heat: 1st Nelson's Zougani Zasha
Fourth heat: 2nd Smith's Zougani Zureta
Fifth heat: 1st, Best Open & Best in Match Boyd,Rossiter & Fox's
Sonstraal Gabe's Prospect at Sescheke JW Sh CM
Seventh heat: 1st Onslow & Johnston's Rumuruti Rather B Rabitting
Champion Class - 2 heats
First heat: 1st Rossiter & Fox's Ch/Aus Ch Chilolo CJ Someday Sam
Second heat: 2nd Young's Ch Sonstraal Christmas Eve at Kazval
Veteran Class - 2 heats
Second heat : 2nd Campbell's Nyassa Rana
Best in Match - Sonstraal Gabe's Prospect at Sescheke JW ShCM - now a UK Champion
for more photos check out the Supermatch album in the photo gallery.