31st December 2011
Happy New Year to all at the club, our friends and sponsors. We wish you all a great 2012.
24th December 2011
Merry Christmas to all our members and their wonderful dogs.
15th December 2011
The Christmas fun night was once again well attended with some exciting racing throughout the evening. The DIY Flyball was the opening event, which involves 3 handlers and 3 dogs with each team member taking turns to run a dog, hold two dogs and box load all in one race. In this one race match play the dark horses turned out to be Diesel, Mac & Jodie who seemed to work out a system quicker than most. It did help having the format creator in the team I think. Congratulations to Louise, Sue, Stuart and their dogs Mac, Diesel & Jodie on winning this event.
The pairs was also very close with all the matches going to a third leg decider except the 3rd/4th run off. Fine wins in early rounds for Ice & Marmite and Vibe & Harvey seemed to benefit them in the semi finals as they both progressed to the final at the expense of Mac/Stan and Abby/Pepper partnerships. Mac and Stan won the run off for 3rd place whilst in the final Ice & Marmite came out victors by a 2-1 scoreline.
In the Dogs v Biches matches each team ran all 5 dogs and the dogs; Stan, Harvey, Mac, Diesel & Solace were victorious over a very confident bitches squad mainly made up of Border Collies. So congratulations to the multi-breed boys team.
27th November 2011
The flyball season closed for the year today and Kidderminster finished on a high. We sent two teams to Ellesmere Port and both produced some cracking runs. Kiddy Minsters beat all before them to win division 2 with a best time of 18.80. The dogs running were Tiegan, Mac, Abby, Flyte & Vibe. Kiddy Monsters ran well in division 3 to claim 3rd place. The team consisted of Casino in her first show (achieving Flyball Dog status), Ice in her second show, Maud in her 3rd along with established team dogs Solace and Jodie. The team started the day as 6th seeds so the three wins were well earned and they finished with a best time of 20.65. In the post show presentations Joe & Ice collected a BFA Flyball Dog certificate, plus Rob & Abby and Heidi & Vibe collected Intermediate certificates. Congratulations to all who raced and many thanks to Laura and Kate who made the long journey to watch us race. Its Marmites turn to race next time.
Kiddy Mnsters team Kiddy Monsters team
26th November 2011
Congratulations to the Kidderminster Agility team who won the Agility Voice Division 4 title in 2011 to gain promotion to Division 3 for next year. The team only used three handlers and six dogs to win the title which counts results during the year. The handlers were Heidi Windheuser, Joe Upsall and Stuart Milton. The dogs were Vibe, Zina, Millie, Code, Tiegan & Jodie. The team collected this national title at the Agility Club presentations today at the Kennel Club building, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. Contratulations to all involved from the clun committee and members.
9th October 2011
A strong Kiddy Minsters team travelled North to Sheffield today to compete in division 2 at the Extreme Racers BFA flyball show. Ice handled by Joe made their debut and apart from one mistake by Joe, Ice never put a paw wrong all day to gain her BFA Flyball Award. All the experienced dogs ran well as the team finished 2nd with a fastest time of 19.98 seconds. The team consisted of; Karen & Tiegan, Will & Solace, Heidi & Vibe, Rob & Abby, and Stuart & Jodie. In the awards ceremony three dogs received BFA awards, Mac (Advanced), Solace (Graduate) and Maud (Flyball Dog), congratulations to all the dogs and handlers.
18th September 2011
Congratulations to Kiddy Minsters who came 3rd in Division 3 at the Hatton Country Park Flyball show. The team of Solace, Tiegan, Mac, Abby and Jodie ran well all day winning three of the five matches with a fastest time of 19.30 seconds. In the presentations Rob & Abby collected the BFA Flyball Dog award. For a short video taken by Laura please click the link below. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150274642361594
10th September 2011
Kiddy Minors won division 5 at the BFA Flyball show at Hatton Country Park today. The team consisted of Karen & Tiegan, Louise & Mac, Glyn & Harvey, Mel & Flyte & Maud and Stuart & Jodie. All the dogs ran very well on our new Belgian Flyball box as we set a seed time of 19.88 during racing. Many thanks to Becky who came along to cheer us on and help in the ring.
4th September 2011
Congratulations to our agility team who won the Team Dash event at Cirencester today. The team of Steve & Willow, Karen & Pheobe, Heidi & Code and Stuart & Tiegan blitzed the course to win by 9 seconds.
1st September 2011
Kidderminster Dog Club Flyball article published in the Kidderminster Shuttle and on http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/9222588.Something_to_bark_about_for_Kidderminster_s_canine_champs/
22nd August 2011
Congratulations to the Kiddy Minsters who won Division21 at the British Flyball Champuionships on Saturday. The team consisted of Karen & Tiegan, Louise & Mac, Melanie & Flyte, Glyn & Harvey, Rob & Abby and Stuart & Jodie. The team won 15 of the 16 races to win the division with a fastest time of 19.30.
24th July 2011
Congratulations to all the Kidderminster handlers and dogs who ran in the RSPCA Demo at Canon Hill Park, Birmingham. Thanks to Louse and Mel for organising things, we know from previous experience its a difficult task.
24th July 2011
Sadly our beloved dog Chelsea passed away on Friday. She loved flyball and is the reason we started the Kidderminster dog club all those years ago. She gave Karen and I some great times and always did everything with all her heart and energy. Its only at times like this that you look back and realise how much she achieved in both flyball and agility. She will be missed and her legacy is the club and teams who run for Kiddy Monsters Flyball Team and Kidderminster Dog Club Agility Team. Rest in peace Chelsea you will never be forgotten love Stuart & Karen xxxx.
16th July 2011
Congratulations to Heidi and Code on winning the Reserve at the Rugby Championship show today. Kidderminster were well represented in the final with Stuart & Jodie coming 6th and Liz & Kera also making it to the top 20.
3rd July 2011
Kiddy Minsters flyball team competed at the Alphas show at Osmaston, Derbyshire today. On a very hot day the dogs did well to run as fast as they did. Harvey top scored with 325 points, Tiegan, Jodie and Mac put in good solid performances. Abby and Seth both achieved tournament high scores, so all went home happy although it could have been much better if the close races had gone our way. As it was we settled for 5th place.
25th June 2011
Kidderminster medium and large agility teams ran in Crufts qualifiers at Lansdown today. The mediums having already qualified at Nottingham ran efficiently and came 3rd. The large team ran well but were not in the places.
19th June 2011
We sent two flyball teams to Wirral today to compete in the Deva Dogmatrix show. Both teams were in very competative divisions so wins were at a premium. All the dogs ran very well with the highlight being a new season best seed time for the Monsters of 18.68. Vibe, Abby, Seth, Code, Solace and Maud gained more valuable experience. Plus Spot made a return to team racing and showed he has not lost his flyball legs. In the presentations Becky collected Seth's Flyball Dog certificate, so congratulations on this first BFA award.
18th June 2011
Congratulations to Liz with Kera who today qualified for the KC Medium Olympia semi final at the Newton Heath Championship show. Liz joins Stuart & Tiegan and Karen & Phoebe representing Kidderminster in the semi finals to be held in September.
9th June 2011
Thanks to all members who came to the demo the club held at Brintons Park, Kidderminster today. Sandra from Friends of Brinton Park asked me to covey her thanks to the club for taking part.
5th June 2011
Excellent days racing for Kiddy Monsters at Nantwich today. All the dogs ran to form as the team won all five matches to take the Divisional title. As always, Tiegan, Flyte, Mac and Jodie proved fast and reliable, however it was great to see Solace back to his best as lead dog giving the team a fast start. Maud running in only her second show posted three race wins all sub 20 seconds with the best being 19.83. A real pocket rocket. Once again Vicki put in a faultless performance on the box. It was truly a team effort and all involved should be proud of our efforts today.
29th May 2011
Kidderminster medium Agility Team today won the DFS Crufts team qualifier at the Nottingham Championship Show to book a place in the finals at Crufts 2012. All the dogs ran to form as we set a very demanding time 18 seconds inside the course time. This dogs in the team were Kira (Millys Girl), Code (Cody's Countless Capers), Phoebe (Fly By Night Phoebe) & Tiegan (Jenerelena Nothin But Blue). The handlers were Liz, Heidi, Karen & Stuart, all at Kidderminster Dog Club wish them the best of luck at DFS Crufts next March.
28th May 2011
Kiddy Minsters competed at the Becketts Farm Flyball Show today and finished with a well earned 3rd place in division 6. Tara handled by Graham ran well in their first competition, and Maud handled by Mel gained some valuable race experience. Seth handled by Becky put in their best performance in a show and gained BFA Flyball Dog status during the racing. All three were backed up by experienced dogs Harvey (Glyn), Mac (Louise) and Flyte (Mel). Thanks to Karen who did a fine job as Box Loader, plus the following club members who came along to support us; Chris, James, Alison, Rob, and Louise. Well done to all involved, next stop Nantwich for the Flyballers.
8th May 2011
Good day for Kiddy dogs at the Beacon Agility show with Vibe qualifying for the Dog Vegas Final. Plus Jodie and Tiegan qualified for the Agility Championship final. Both Tiegan and Jodie picked up class wins and second places to continue the good run of form.
1st May 2011
A tough days racing for Kiddy Minsters at Acremead. However Harvey, Solace and Abby all ran well and gained more match race experience. They were well supported by the experienced dogs, Tiegan, Flyte and Jodie. Plus another faultless performance as Box Loader by Vicki. On the agility front Heidi with Vibe qualified for the Adams Derby Final which will be held in July, and Karen with Phoebe joining Tiegan in the KC Olympia Semi Finals to be held in September.
17th April 2011
Kiddy Monsters ran on grass for the first time this year and picked up second place in the division at Acremead. Just missing out on another division win. In the presentations Jodie became the first Kiddy dog to get the BFA Ice Blue Moon award, Harvey got both Flyball Dog and Intermediate, Vibe her Flyball Dog and Code also Flyball Dog.
10th to 13th March 2011
Kidderminster Dog Club were well represented at this years dfs Crufts Show. The Agility team of Heidi, Nigel, Pat & Janet with Zee, Zico, Vibe & Tali came 6th in the Large team event. Hard luck to Diva who could not run on Thursday. Liz & Kera ran well in the International agility event. Then on Friday Liz & Kera came 4th in the Agility Singles. Heidi & Code, and Stuart & Tiegan also competed in the singles both just missing out on the places. Also on Friday Nigel & Zico won the ABC jumping. Steve and Phoebe had two lovely clear rounds in the Championship class on Sunday. Sadly did not make the final. Pat & Diva also had two clears, but picked up 5 faults in the final. Well done to all who qualified for Crufts.
Agility Team on the Fish4Dogs stand at Crufts Ice getting ready for 2012!
5th March 2011
Congratulations to Glyn and Carly on the birth of daughter Freya. Both mum and Freya are very well. Glyn would like to thank all club members for the card and well wishes received today.
26th February 2011
Our final indoor Winter show saw the team travel North to Deeside and put on another faultless display. In our six matches we won 18 legs with just one defeat. Our 6 match wins gave Kiddy minsters the Division 2 title and lowered our seed time to 19.69. All the dogs ran well, especially Solace who top scored with 475 BFA points. The other dogs racing were, Tiegan, Mac, Flyte and Jodie. During racing Mac passed 3000 BFA points to gain the BFA Graduate Award. At the presentation Will & Solace collected their Intermediate BFA award which was won at the British Championships last year. Solace is our current top scorer this year with 670 points so is our form dog.
17th February 2011
A very good turn out for the club AGM, thanks to all who came along. Congratulations to Will who was voted up to the Chairman role and to Glyn who joins the Committee.
19th January 2011
Annual General Meeting
Please Note the clubs Annual General Meeting will be held at the Eagle & Spur Public House in Cookley on Thursday 17th February 2011. The meeting will commence at 8:15pm. Please attend as this is an important meeting in that it gives you a chance to have an input into how the club is run and to put forward any suggestions you may have for the club moving forward. No training will be held on the 17th to allow all members to attend this meeting. A buffet will be provided during the evening. A full agenda will be issued, however a brief summary is listed below
� Officer & Committee Elections
� Chairs report on 2010
� Financial Report 2010
� Training / Venue
� Teams for 2010 Season
If you have any agenda items or wish to stand for election, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th February 2011. Could you let one of the Committee know if you intend coming so that we can place the food order.
Stuart, Karen, Joe & Will
17th January 2011
Very good start to the year for the flyball team who travelled to Doncaster yesterday. The team included, Tiegan, Harvey, Sol, Code, Chelsea & Jodie started off slowly going 2-0 down in our first match. We quickly got going to win that match 3-2. Then went on an unbeaten run to win 15 legs winning all five matches to finish as division winners. During the racing Jodie gained her 20,000th point to achieve the BFA Ice Blue Moon Award.
The club members who ran dogs were Karen, Will, Glyn, Joe, Heidi & Stuart, with Vicki once again putting in a faultless dislay as Box Loader.
8th January 2011
Congratulations to Zee who won Grade 5 Agility at Wilmslow today to progress to grade 6. The feat was all the more pleasing for heidi as it was Zee's first run in grade 5!. Also congratulations to Tiegan who qualified for the KC Olympia semi finals whilst at Wilmslow. Code continued the good day for Kiddy dogs getting two 4th places.
1st January 2011
Happy New Year to all our members and friends.