The Kitson Trophy
Brian with Traffie and Rosie Brian with two Landseers on the beach Birthday cake time! Brian with Traffie and Rosie again Brian with dogs by the rocks

Previous Winners

2013

Joalta Moon Mission - "Louie"
Owners: Mrs A Fitzgerald
2012

Joalta Moon Mission - "Louie"
Owners: Mrs A Fitzgerald
2011

Bearhugs Falcon - "Falcon"
Owners: Brian & Jacqui Woodhall
2009

Joalta Moon Mission - "Louie"
Owners: Kevin Tucker & Angie Fitzgerald
2008

Bearhugs Black Mountain - "Raine"
Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Sutherington

2014 Contenders

Please tally up your points and send them to both Mrs. Karen Hietschold and Mrs. Susan Marsh for independent verification. GOOD LUCK!!

Kitson Trophy

Dedication

"I was delighted to donate a trophy in Memory of my beloved Brian.

Brian Kitson with a Landseer on the beach I bought Brian his first Newfoundland in 1970 from May Roberts of the Harlingen affix. Caesar was a Landseer and was an excellent choice of dog for us with three children. We found The Newfoundland Club the same year. In 1970 there was only showing and Ragley Water Tests that we could do with Caesar. Brian was over the moon when Caesar was overall winner at Ragley and his name is on the trophy, Harlingen Cabot.

Over the years we wanted a Northern Club and Brian and I were founder members of the Northern Newfoundland Club. Brian and other members formed Canis Major Water Group and this has evolved into carting as well.

Brian became Club President at a very difficult time for the club and until his untimely death in 2005 was extremely proud to do so.

Brian judged Championship shows and all levels in water and draught work. The Newfoundland breed was his life and this trophy is awarded to the Newfoundland who takes part in all these elements."

ANN KITSON

Points system

FOR NEWFOUNDLANDS WHO COMPETE IN ALL THREE DISCIPLINES
SHOWING    DRAUGHT TESTS    WATER TESTS


SHOWING POINTS
ALL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS BREED CLUB AND ALL BREED OPEN SHOWS
1st = 5 points 1st = 3 points
2nd = 4 points 2nd = 2 points
3rd = 3 points 3rd = 1 point
4th = 2 points  
5th = 1 point  
BOB = 5 points BOB = 3 points
CC = 4 points RBIB/BOS = 2 points
RES CC = 3 points  


GROUP PLACINGS AT ALL BREED OPEN SHOWS OR CHAMP SHOWS:
G1 = 4 points, G2 = 3 points, G3 = 2 points, G4 = 1 point

IN ADDITION: MAKING THE DOG OR BITCH INTO A CHAMPION = 10 points

WORKING POINTS
WATER TEST PASSES DRAUGHT TEST PASSES
SECTION A = 2 points BEGINNERS = 2 points
SECTION B = 4 points LEVEL 1 = 4 points
SECTION C = 5 points LEVEL 2 = 5 points
SECTION D = 6 points LEVEL 3 = 6 points
SECTION E = 8 points LEVEL 4 = 8 points
MULTIPASS IN ANY SECTION B-E = 10 points MULTIPASS IN ANY LEVEL 2-4 = 10 points

Rules:

  • The trophy is open to all NNC members
  • The trophy will be awarded at the NNC AGM
  • Points will be accrued from AGM to AGM
  • Working points can be gained from any tests, water or draught, which uses the same rules and regulations as the NNC
  • Where a dog has been entered in more than one section in one day, only the points from the highest test will qualify for the trophy, e.g. where a dog has entered B, C, D and E in one test weekend, passes B and E on one day and C and D on the following day, only the points for E from the first day and D from the second day will count towards the trophy. This does not apply to Draught as only one level can be entered per day,(see Draught regulations)
  • Showing points can be gained from any KC licensed show
  • Points must be submitted at least seven (7) days before the NNC AGM
  • The committee of the Northern Newfoundland Club reserve the right to alter the criteria for this trophy, any alterations will be published on the web site
  • A minimum of six points to be gained in each discipline