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The Italian Greyhound Club Championship Show
held on the 17th of July 2021

Judge: Mrs Lynn Webster (Pomlyn)
Special Awards judge: Mr David Willcock (Newill)
NEW CLASS: Champion Stakes judge: Mrs Sue Dunning (Anjuskar)
Junior Handler judge: Mr Rob Dunning

The committee would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone in the IG Club who worked so hard
to make the show a great day, both the enormous labour of setting it all up and clearing everything away again,
and the many kind members who gave their time and energy to make day run smoothly.
You are all much appreciated.

Best In Show:
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BIS Revillo Grazioso owned by Miss Helen Lister.

BOS Gemolli The Magician owned by Mrs C M Henshall
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Left: Best Veteran Dog: Anjuskar Fashioned in Chelanis owned by Mrs S Vincent.
Right: Best Veteran Bitch: CH Gemolli Joie de Vivre JW ShCM VW owned by Mrs C M Henshall.

RBIS & BP Artmeis Summer Breeze at Birchwind owned by Miss M Hayden-Smith.

Many thanks to our photographer Richard Vischer!

(Photo above shows Richard "shooting" Miss M Hayden-Smith with her Chrisford Dare Devil Dennis AWS.)
The two smart show banners were kindly provided by Leanne Tormey, from Australia


Mr Rob Dunning kindly took a series of quick photos to capture the atmosphere at the Championship show
and here are a few from the extremely hot but very successful day.

Above: Together with our friends but remaining in our "bubbles" and maintaining social distancing.
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Above left: Getting set up, but this particular chair took three persons to sort out! Right: It’s just like a campsite!
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Above left: Two glamorous ladies in their "cool" Igloo. Right: Our ring steward in action. (A cricket match in the distance.)
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Above left: The trophy table with Special Awards judge Dave Willcock before he changed into his Sunday best suit to judge! Right: Judge Lynn's table with her trophies.

The President's Gazebo on the left and the Secretary's Gazebo right with table.
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Above left: New arrivals waiting to sign in. Right: That sure is one outsize umbrella!
The Junior Handler judge was Rob Dunning who was also stewarding for Judge Dave, whilst Aidan had lunch. Sitting on the right in his photo is the Junior Handling winner, Abby Davison.
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Above: Some of the many Breed Stall Items.
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Above left: 16 year old Alice sits in her favourite spot: On her owner’s lap! Right: He is watching but they are just chatting.
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Above: From a safe distance, Judge Lynn points to exhibitors as she places them.
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Above left: DCC winner: Gemolli The Magician (from Special Open dog/bitch) owned by Chris Henshall. Right: Champion Stakes Class judge and Club President Sue Dunning (Anjuskar), with the Class Winner: Ch. Tamiskene Rhumba JW.
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Above left: Our ring steward and show manager Aidan Foynes doing a sterling job of keeping the ring in order.
Right: Judge Lynn Webster (Pomlyn), holding CC and RCC cards together with her personal prizes for both.

DCC winner Gemolli The Magician on the right and Kimbildon Earl of Errol, the RDCC winner in the middle.

The results of the Championship Stakes Class: Left is the winner Ch Tamiskene Rhumba JW owned by Mrs Gay Bird.
Rght: Ch Turigner Thunderbolt JW who was 2nd, owned by Becky Henley.

The Italian Greyhound Club Championship Show 2021
- a little report from a VERY hot day!

The Italian Greyhound Club Annual General Meeting and Championship Show Celebrating the Club’s 120 Years.
It all took place this year, one year late, thanks to Covid-19, but we still celebrated as though it were last year, in a village called Yelvertoft, near the junction of the M1 and M6 Motorways, since our regular venue was not available on our re-scheduled date of 17th July 2021.
Committee members arrived around 8am to complete the set-up of rings etc. which Secretary, Gay and committee member, Rob, had commenced the previous evening. This entails a lot of physical work, and thanks must go to Simon, who assisted with erecting gazebos, as well as looking after the trophy table and the Raffle. Thanks, also to Richard, who very kindly took on responsibility for posting signage to the hall, as well as arrows directing all around a one way system around the hall and the rings, necessitated by Covid regulations from both the UK Government and our own Kennel Club Ltd.
Richard also provided us with socially distanced chairs, in the hall, for use during the Annual General Meeting.
Thanks also go to his wife Valerie, neither of whom are yet members of the Club, but, having applied for membership, surely their keenness to help will go a long way to their acceptance.
Unfortunately, as with tradition, sadly, the AGM was rather sparsely attended, with several members offering their apologies for non-attendance.
The meeting over, and several exhibitors having arrived during the AGM, to set up their various sun shades, quietly policed by Richard to ensure social distancing, the Championship Show got under way.
It was judged by Pomeranian enthusiast, Mrs Lynn Webster (Pomlyn). Mrs Sue Dunning was to have judged this show, but due to her lack of mobility, pulled out but agreed to judge just one class, a Special Champion Stakes class.
The sun was quite ferocious, but a gazebo had been erected above the judging table, and so exhibiting dogs did not suffer unduly, with the good fortune that several classes were relatively small in number.
As previously stated, quite stringent Covid restrictions were necessary, but, apart from just one or two comments about the frustration of having to comply, the greater majority of exhibitors were very obliging in their compliance, for which Covid Health Co-ordinator, Rob offers his thanks.
The results will be found elsewhere on this website, but we were not allowed, officially, to post the results, as is normally the case, but they could only be published online.
David Willcock (Newill) judged the Special Awards classes during the lunch break, between Lynn’s judging of dogs and bitches, followed by the Champion Stakes, ensued by Junior Handling, judged by Rob Dunning.
(It is a pity that only one Junior Handler was present, since it is this generation who, hopefully, represent the future of the Club.)
The catering, which out of necessity because of Covid, was restricted to pre-packed sandwiches, rolls scones and cakes, was supplied and served by Dorothy and Jill, who also provided perpetual tea and coffee for a one off donation to their Honesty Box. We do not have any figures as yet, but the Raffle and Catering usually produce some very welcome revenue to offset the costs of running such a show.
Once all the judging was completed, it was time to clear up and head off home, all of which was completed by our deadline of 6pm to ensure no extra hire costs from the Yelvertoft Village Hall Treasurer, who, it must be said, was extremely accommodating of The Italian Greyhound Club.
Hopefully everybody returned home safely and in reasonable time, since our show clashed with the Formula One Motor Racing weekend at Silverstone, not a million miles away!
Rob Dunning – committee member who retired on the day.

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