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 February 21st to the following February 20th to allow all working tests and the shooting season to be over.
Lists of qualifying tests with picking up certificates need to be submitted to the Working Secretary no later than 1st March.
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.
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.
For NEFRA members only. Must have been a member for the whole of the year in which claiming points.
|Picking up Points|
|One day picking up|
(dog must be out for a number of drives – minimum three drives)
|One day rough shooting|
(at least 2 people attending) (maximum of 15 points for the year)
|Field Trials Points||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||COM|
|Open 2 day Field Trial||250||240||230||220||200|
|Open 1 day Field Trial||200||190||180||170||150|
|All Aged Field Trial||150||140||130||120||100|
|Novice Field Trial||125||115||110||105||100|
|Working Tests Points||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||COM|
|All Aged / Intermediate||90||80||70||60||50|
|Novice / Veteran||75||65||55||45||40|
Winners of the Ceilidh Cup:
2022-23 No Nominations
2021-22 Lawson’s Donascimento Aldair
2019-20 Battison’s Donascimento Ramires
2018-19 Battison’s Donascimento Ramires
2017-18 Battison’s Donascimento Ramires
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