The day took place at Deerbridge by kind permission of Liz and John Barnes. There were 18  competitors in total.  They were split into 3 groups for the morning.  John Barnes, Liz Barnes and Ron Sills were the three trainers. The morning was spent in practice for the afternoon when everyone ran in a mini working test.  All the competitors had 6 retrieves judged by the trainers who were there to help everyone get an idea of what to expect at a test, to tell them how they were being marked and to suggest alternative strategies if things were not going well.  The day was then discussed over tea and cakes and the trainers answered questions. A cup given by Jean Baveystock was awarded to Jenny McCarter and her dog Rannoch, who have shown a really outstanding improvement over all the training sessions.