Schedules for the 2019 EFG Open Show went out to members with the last newsletter. It’s being discovered, in the nicest way, that efficiency isn’t working with some people as they can’t remember where they have put them. That’s okay we’re all human. The schedule is online on the EFG website and hard copies are available from Jean Rogers. There will also be schedules at National Terrier.
The show is on April 27th and Colin Powell will be judging the 12 classes of Glen of Imaal Terriers. The show is held in conjunction with Birmingham Gundog & Terrier so it’s possible to do two shows in one day. Matt Smith is the Glen judge and as Matt is a gamekeeper an actual chance to get the opinion of a working man.
The AGM is also to be held here so the chance to do three things with just one car journey. Closing date for the EFG Open Show is April 18th and Liz will be at national Terrier to take entries. The usual generous sponsorship (£10 Best In Show etc.) has been donated.
The EFG Open Show on April 22nd (next Sunday) will see an entry of 30 Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Frank Kane. It’s a bigger entry than both Crufts and National Terrier and the largest Open Show number for quite a long time. So if you want to meet the breed Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton On Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FL will be a good place to visit. Judging starts at 9.30 and-up to yet-it’s a great weather forecast!
Entries for the EFG Open Show close today so if you haven’t remembered to enter, forgot to give it Liz Last Saturday or any one of the other totally good reasons we all have, you need to get it into the box today as the postmark MUST read (latest) the 12th for it to be accepted. There are all the usual goodies on offer, rosettes, dog food, trophies and even money so there is the potential for an excellent day out. Gundog & Terrier show in the afternoon, the Annual General Meeting over lunch, three things for just one set of travelling costs. Nice eh!
REMINDER: The closing date for the EFG Open Show is Thursday April 12th. Liz is at National Terrier & will take entries there. Frank Kane is the judge and there is £10 for Best In Show with £5 each for Reserve Best In Show, Best Puppy & Best Veteran. If you missed getting a schedule it can either be downloaded from the EFG website or drop an email to Jean Rogers
“When you do the list for Crufts remember to…..” “Will there be a list for……” “Don’t forget to put on the list about….”
Okay so in no particular order here’s THE LIST as asked for by Glen of Imaal Terrier people.
Remember your passes
Is the favourite lead packed?
Some comfy shoes
Get an EFG Open Show Schedule from Jean. If you’d prefer one posting email her today
Remember Glens are 2nd in the ring so you don’t have to leave your bed at midnight.
We WILL be doing a Bring & Share. Finger food is best so it can be eaten as folk walk around, gossip and recover from being in the ring. Dips and things are nice but they need spoons and such and past experience indicates they just get left as, frankly, people can’t really be bothered.
Breed Club subscriptions (in a sealed envelope please with your name on the front)
Something to tie onto the car aerial. After the end of a long day all lines of cars look the same.
The map in the car in case of overrunning road works or stupidity by the satnav
It was “The Girls (rather than the boys) are Back In Town” at the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club Open Show when both Best In Show & Reserve Best in Show went to the ladies in the form of Wickholm Breaking Dawn and Jeonty Mini MeMe. The Best Dogs were Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty and Golden Spur. Boudivella Tegan was Best Puppy and Donvaleset Rebus Best Veteran so with the dog food, rosettes, cups, specials and actual real life money on offer quite a few cars returned home with more in than they had started with.
The EFG Open Show is one of the very rare times that 2 shows can be attended for one lot of travelling money and at the “other”, Birmingham Gundog & Terrier, Best of Breed went to Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor, Best Bitch Bregorrey Madam Defiance and once again Best Puppy to Boudivella Tegan
Sunday 23rd at the Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmoor, CV3 3FL will be the place to go if you want to see Glen of Imaal Terriers this weekend. The EFG Open Show will begin judging at 9.30am and Birmingham Gundog & Terrier Glen classes will follow in the same ring as soon as the EFG Show is finished.
Finally the Coventry roadworks are being reported as nearly finished and no other traffic problems are being reported (at the moment).
There will be a ring number prize draw after judging has finished so a chance of even more to go home with. The usual bring and share table will be there so nibbles, drinks etc. would be appreciated
Entries close for the EFG Open Show in April 10th so take this as the last reminder to get your envelope into the post. Schedules are still available on the EFG website. Don’t forget Birmingham Gundog & Terrier as well-two chances to show your Glen of Imaal Terrier under 2 breed judges:-Karen Forbes at the EFG event and Jamie Sage for G&T. With the EFG there’s £10 on offer for BIS and £5 for RBIS, BP & Best Veteran so you could even get some of your fuel money back. That doesn’t happen very often these days!