Philip Smithies, Robert Daws, and Duncan Matthews judged 26 competing dogs, 16 labradors and 10 golden retrievers.

The weather was warm and sunny, with only a little breeze to help the dogs.

Shirebrook Park is a reclaimed colliery spoil heap, landscaped with young forestry plantations on the hills, and with ponds in the valleys.

This allowed the dogs to be well tested on a variety of retrieves over jumps, in water and in different types of cover.

Cups and trophies were presented by the forest ranger, Steve Lawson. The prizes were generously sponsored by Alpha dog food.

1Peter Bills with lab.d. Creazanbre Gypsy

2 Steve Crookes with gr.d. Moscargrange Blade

3 Brian Holmes with lab.b. Brackenbank Fennel

4 Colin Tasker with gr.d. Burnthill Pathfinder

CoM Russell Hodgen with lab.b. Almondine of Russjancoe

CoM Mick Newsam with lab.d. Hatchfield Breeze of Maswen

CoM Geoff Dobb with lab.b. Staftly Topi of Woodcockhill