Awarded annually to the Best Working Dog based on a points system.
Named after the keeper, Malcolm Pickard’s first flat-coat and donated by the WOOD HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL & SPA
The points for the trophy are be counted from the 21st Feb to 20th Feb to allow all working tests and the shooting season to be over.
To qualify for the award a dog will have had to spend four days out in the field either picking up or working with game. A certificate will need to be signed and dated by the keeper or captain of the shoot to this effect.
Picking up each day – 5pts.
Rough Shooting (at least 2 people attending) – 7pts.
Dogging in – 3pts
Working tests/Field Trials/ Cold Game Tests etc as below
Cold Game tests will start at 6pts.
AV tests, add 2 points.
Open1st 7pts, 2nd 6pts 3rd 5pts 4th 4pts COM 3pts
Interm1st 6pts 2nd 5pts 3rd 4pts 4th 3pts COM 2pts
Novice1st 5pts 2nd 4pts 3rd 3pts 4th 2pts COM 1pts
Puppy1st 4pts 2nd 3pts 3rd 2pts 4th 1pt COM ½ pt
(Field trials – double above points)
Lists of qualifying tests with picking up certificates need to be in to the Working Secretary by the 1st March. Ceilidh Cup claim form 17-18
This is an award for the dog not the handler therefore one handler can enter many dogs if they qualify. The dog can be handled by different people at different tests or days, as said before it is the dogs performance which gains the points.
Winners of the Ceilidh Cup:
2016-17 Battison’s Donascimento Bebeto
2015-16 Battison’s Donascimento Bebeto
2014-15 Battison’s Donascimento Bebeto
2013-14 Hewison’s Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
2012-13 Hewison’s Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
2011-12 Hewison’s Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
2010-11 Hewison’s Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
2009-10 Hewison’s Casblaidd Little Archer
2008-09 Hewison’s Milsteadx Red Squaw of Casblaidd
2007-08 Hewison’s Casblaidd Emotion
2006-07 Newton’s Croftgun Imperial