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THE ROI TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET CHAMPIONSHIPS
IRISH GAME & COUNTRY FAIR, BIRR CASTLE ON SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST 2017.

NOTE : Following suggestions from competitors it has been decided to run all of the terrier, lurcher and whippet events in one day Sunday 27th August with RACING Starting at 11.00 and Showing Starting at 14.00 hrs. Full Time Table below :


1) Before 11.00 am Registration of competitors for Mick the Miller Racing at Game Fair HQ on the main site.


2) Before 12.00 am Registration of competitors for Five Nations Lurcher Championships at Game Fair HQ on the main site.


3) THE FEEDWELL TERRIER, WHIPPET & LURCHER RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS SUNDAY 27th August starting 11.00 am sharp.


LURCHER RACING

  1. The Over 23" ROI Lurcher Racing Championships. - Winner €50 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog Food
  2. The Under 23" ROI Racing Championships . Winner €50 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog.
  3. The Under 21" ROI Racing Championships Winner €50 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog.
  4. Bull Cross ROI Racing Championships Winner €50 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog
  5. The Whippet ROI Racing Championships Winner €50 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog
  6. The Terrier Racing Championships Winner €50 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog

4) 12.30 MICK THE MILLER CHALLENGE

Launch
The two GREAT Irish Lurcher races THE MASTER McGRATH & MICK THE MILLER CHALLENGES are at the GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND

Followed by THE DIRECTORS CHALLENGE

This is restricted to dogs that have not won a race at any event in the UK or Ireland

There will be three sets of heats for dogs classified as follows:

Rough Coated Lurcher Any size Winner Trophy

Bull or Terrier /cross Lurcher Any size Winner Trophy

Smooth Coated Lurcher/Long dog any breeding other than (2) Any size. Winner Trophy

The top two dogs from each classification will run in a six dog final

Winner €50 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland plus Trophy plus a bag of Feedwell Dog Food ; Runner up bag of Feedwell Dog Food.

5) ROI CHAMPIONHIP SHOW 2.00 pm Rosettes, Trophies & Cash Prizes sponsored by Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine Dog Food sponsored by FEEDWELL

OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION €50 + Trophy

CHAMPION LURCHER €50 + Trophy + FEEDWELL Dog Food. This is the final qualifier for the Red Mills & Irish Countrysports and Country Life Five Nations Lurcher Championship.

CHAMPION TERRIER €50 + Trophy + FEEDWELL Dog Food.

CHAMPION WHIPPET €50 + Trophy + FEEDWELL Dog Food This is a qualifier for the 2018 Red Mills & Irish Countrysports and Country Life Five Nations Whippet Championship.

PUPPY CHAMPION Trophy

CHAMPION PET Trophy

Bag of NUTTS PET FOOD for all class winners - Rosettes to fourth place

TERRIER CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW : Judge: JOHN HENDRICK

  1. Terrier Pups under 1 year
  2. Terrier under 12".
  3. Best Pair of Terriers
  4. AV Working Terrier
  5. Jack Russell Type Dog over 1 year old
  6. Jack Russell Type Bitch over 1 year old
  7. Lakeland Type Dog over 1 year old
  8. Lakeland Type Bitch over 1 year old
  9. Fell or Patterdale Dog or Bitch over 1 year old
  10. Border Dog or Bitch 1 year old
  11. Plummer Terrier Dog or Bitch
  12. Cross Bred Dog or Bitch over 1 year old
  13. Veteran Dog or Bitch over 7 years of age.

Championship - from unbeaten terriers other than pairs or puppy. Puppy goes forward to the puppy championships.

LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS: Judge : NIGEL QUINN

  1. Any Variety Lurcher Pup under 1 year old
  2. Whippet/Lurcher Dog or Bitch over 1 year old( NO PURE BRED WHIPPETS)
  3. Best Pair of Lurchers
  4. Any Variety Lamping Lurcher Dog
  5. Any Variety Lamping Lurcher Bitch
  6. Smooth Lurcher Dog over 23" over 1 year old
  7. Smooth Lurcher Bitch over 23" over 1 year old
  8. Rough Lurcher Dog over 23" over 1 year old
  9. Rough Lurcher Bitch over 23" over 1 year old
  10. Rough or Smooth Lurcher Dog under 23" over 1 year old
  11. Rough or Smooth Lurcher Bitch under 23" over 1 year old
  12. Collie Lurcher over 1 year old
  13. Terrier Bred Lurcher over 1 year old
  14. Bull Bred lurcher over 1 year old.
  15. Veteran Lurcher - Any Lurcher over 8 years of age

Championship - from unbeaten Lurchers other than pairs or puppy. Puppy goes forward to the puppy championships.

WHIPPET CHAMPIONSHIP: Judge : TRACEY CROSBIE

  1. Whippet Puppy Dog under 1 year old
  2. Whippet Puppy Bitch under 1 year old
  3. Whippet Dog over 1 year old
  4. Whippet Bitch over 1 year old
  5. Working Whippet Dog
  6. Working Whippet Bitch
  7. Whippet Pairs
  8. Veteran Whippet

Championship 1st from classes 3,4,5,6

FAMILY DOG SHOW:

  1. Any Variety shown by a child under 12 years of age
  2. Any Variety shown by a Lady
  3. Any Variety shown by a Gent

Champion Handling Class from the above classes Receives Trophy & Rosette.

6) THE FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The FINAL of the RED MILLS /IRISH COUNTRYSPORTS & COUNTRY LIFE FIVE NATIONS LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGED BY A THREE JUDGE SYSTEM WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE MAIN ARENA AT 5.30pm. WILL ALL QUALIFIERS REGISTER WITH FAIR HQ BEFORE 12.00 noon. JUDGES : DONAL SMITH ALAN CROSBIE & KIERAN YOUNG

Winner : £250 plus Bronze Trophy plus Barbour Coat ; winners cap and Racing Coat. Runner Up £100, runners up coat, plus Carriage clock plus racing coat. All qualifiers attending the fair get a limited edition qualifiers cap.

All qualifiers attending receive a special commemorative cap sponsored by www.jointhemigration.com

The GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND Mick the Miller Challenge for non elite Traditional lurchers

We define lurchers as any cross other than whippet x greyhound or 3/4 or greater greyhound. To qualify for this race dogs at the time of qualifying MUST NOT have run as an elite dog ( whether they have won or not).

Winner : £250 plus Bronze Trophy plus Barbour Coat ; winners cap and Racing Coat. Runner Up £100, runners up coat, plus Carriage Clock plus racing coat. All qualifiers attending the fair get a limited edition qualifiers cap. Note at the time of registration at Game Fair HQ before 11.00 am for the final at Birr all owners must declare the breeding of their dog. Any dog that is more than three quarter greyhound or has run as an elite will be excluded at this stage.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO SELLING OF DOGS or PUPS ALLOWED AT THE BIRR GAME FAIR. ANY PERSON ATTEMPTING TO DO SO WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE FAIR AND THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS.

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