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Patrons, Hon W. Montgomery and Hon. R. Heaton Rhodes; President, J F. Buchanan, Esq; Hon. Life Member, J. M. Murray, Esq; Timekeeper, Mr J. Parkinson , Flag Stewards, Messrs J and F. Williams, Committee, Messrs T. Thompson, J. McQueen, F. Williams, F. Hill, S. LeComte, J. Chapman, jun, J W. Clarke, H, Hutchinson; T, Brankin, M. Barolay; Chairman, Mr H. Chapman ; Hon, Secretary and Treasurer, Mr S. Birdling, Judge, G L. Rutherford, Esq. The seventh annual trials of the Banks Peninsula Oollia Club were commenced at Little River yeßterday in broken weather.

Mr G. L. Rutherford, of McDonald Downs, acted as judge.' The showery weather considerably affected the at tendance.' The work put in at tbe District Class, in which doga competed in the district comprising the Counties of Akaroa, Mount Herbert, and Wairewa, was not of a very high order. The weather was, no doubt, against good working, as the fog was frequently drifting across • the slope ,on which the dogs were run, thus obsouring the sheep. Tbe trials were opened with the District Class, in which there was a really good entry, thirty com* petitore taking part. ' The work was only fair, only four competitors getting their sheep, into the ring. Tbe results of tbe Ist Class is as follows:— ■ '

CLASS 1 (DISTRICT).—- HEADING, - BRINGING BACK AND HOLD NG IN KING. •** * oa About 300 yards. First priza £5. second £6, third £1. Time 9 minutes. Points—Head, ing 10. Under Command 8, Bringing Back 8, 'Helding in King 4 ; rota! 30, Sheep to _be held in ring till judge thinks fit to order dog to be called off. Merino Sheep to ba used. Special prizes of £2 2s first and and £1 Is peoofid, will be given for the Competi f s bring bona fide Farmers or farmers' .< in •ft 11 ng their livelihood on their own ho d lugs. 'Ihe president. (J. F. Buchanan Esq) a).* 0 has presented a cup for most points in Class ) Cup to be won two years in succession oi three times at intervals.

J. W. O'arke's D.xam (27pts) ... 1 T. White, junr'a, Mick (21 pte) ... 2 8 LeCompte's Mack (19ptn) ... 3 Special prizes in '..lass 1 were awarded as follows: — Mr J. W. Claike's Dream won the president's (J* F- Buchanan, Eeq's) cup, Graham, Wilson and Smellie's special priza for most points scored at ring, and Pyne & Co's'special farmers' olass prize. Mr S. S. Barclay's Dodger won the N.Z. Loan and Mercantile speoial prize for the best head, and, in doing so, gave a really fine exhibition. A Mr T. White's, jr., Mack, won Messrs H. Matson A Co.'s special priza for second best dog in farmers' fl'.asa. Mr T. Brankin's Sweep won Messrs Maling & Co.'s speoial priza for the third best dog in the farmers' class. In class 2,' huntaway with slew, x about six dogs were run yesterday, ', olass 1 finishing soon after 3 p.m. -• The work done in tbis class was very *' much better than in tbe previous ' eveut. J. W. Clarke's Gale put up J ' the best performance during the after ' noon. Today the huntaway with shw gto-3 (open) and olass 8 (open), headtug,. bringing back, holding in ring and yarding will be run. With fine weather those attending . tbe trials will nb doubt see some very fine work, as all tbe noted trial dogs - in New Zealand will take part. The trials will conclude today, and in the evening a grand social will be held in the Town Hall, Little River.

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BANKS PENINSULA COLLIE CLUB, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4397, 19 May 1914

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BANKS PENINSULA COLLIE CLUB Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4397, 19 May 1914

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