A unique game of ‘Gundog Snooker’, Pot Black will challenge your handling skills and your Gundog’s receptiveness. A popular scurry for spaniel handlers, Pot Black offers a variety of retrieves, with each one getting slightly harder as the points progress.
As gundog scurries go, Pot Black is one of the most exciting as it requires a great deal of rapport between dog and handler. One slip, or colour out of turn, and it is game over! In Pot Black, seven dummies are placed out in the arena, each next to a coloured sign denoting the value. The higher the points, the harder the retrieve – it’s that simple!
Your dog needs to be adept at hunting cover as well as sprightly over longer distances. Good use of the stop whistle is essential in this gundog scurry.
Great fun and highly competitive, Pot Black will give you and your dog the chance to show off your quality training.
Pot Black Gundog Scurry Prizes:
- 1st Place – £25 cash, Engraved Crystal Goblet & Rosette
- 2nd Place – £15 cash, Engraved Crystal Goblet & Rosette
- 3rd Place – £10 cash, Engraved Crystal Goblet & Rosette
Pot Black Gundog Scurry Rules
- Colours to be retrieved in the following order: Red – 1 Point, Yellow – 2 Points, Green – 3 Points, Brown – 4 Points, Blue – 5 Points, Pink – 6 Points, Black – 7 Points
- There is a maximum time limit of 5 minutes per entry
- If a dummy is retrieved out of order, those points will be deducted
- A maximum of 33 points is possible
- Dog must be sat unrestrained and off-lead
- The dog must stay steady until the steward tells the handler to send the dog
- Any dog that is unsteady and ‘runs in’ will be disqualified
- Any dog that is sent before the steward has told the handler to send the dog will be disqualified
- The dog with the highest number of points will be the winner
- If any two dogs have the same score, then the dog with the fastest time will be the winner
- Any dog may enter, however, prizes will be allocated to Kennel Club recognised gundog breeds only
- Re-Entry is permitted
- Entries cost £2.50 or 5 for £10.00
- The Judges decision is final
*Pot Black is available at the Midland Game Fair only
** All dogs and owners are entered at their own risk.