Wagin Woolorama 2024

Photos and report Simon Wallace

Held at the Wagin Sheepdog Ground

March 6th – 9th, 2024

Woolorama Arena trial held at Wagin saw a welcome return to the season with record entries for the event.

Wagin turned on some of the nicest weather we have had for this event. Temperatures were in the low 30’s with cool nights. Friday had some rain forecast which arrived just in time for Frank Maynard’s run. Frank was the only competitor who got wet and he got soaked.

The sheep were blue tag hogget wethers which brought the challenge to the dogs. If worked carefully they were compliant otherwise they would split and go their own ways.

There were 57 runs in the Novice with 18 scores, 60 runs in the Improver with 19 scores and 75 runs in the Open with 34 scores.

The top twenty Open qualifiers had a run off with the top six scores having a final run off.

Simon Leaning’s Marionvale Di (Border Collie) took the win with an outstanding final run of 97 points, (85, 95, 97 total 277 points).
Simon placed second in the Open with Marionvale Woody (Kelpie) scoring 87, 86, 79 total 252 points.

Winner of the Novice was Simon Leaning with Marionvale Woody (Kelpie) scoring 84 points and the Improver was won by Peter Gorman with Badgingarra Missy (Border Collie) scoring 84 points.

Judged by Steve Wallace

1Simon LeaningMarionvale Woody (K)84
2Neil KristiansenPendalup Indigo82
3Peter DohertyRamulam Cork (K)81
=4Peter DohertyRamulam Sixpence (K)77
=4Rose CassidyBadgingarra Zoe77
6Cree MonoghanGraedawn Finn (K)67
=7Terry MartinoMarionvale Bo (K)66
=7Frank SutherlandRocky Bindi66
=7Wayne HallAvalon Worm66
10Tony BoyleBoylee Pickles65
K – Kelpie

Judged by Karyn Buller

1Peter GormanBadgingarra Missy84
2Simon LeaningYarrabee Jack (K)82
3Steve WallaceRocky Roxie79
4Peter DohertyRamulam Cork (K)78
5Frank SutherlandRocky Maggie77
6Gordon CurtisBinnaburra Buzz (K)73
7Ken AthertonRamulan Prickles (K)70
8Ken AthertonRamulam Lady (K)69
9Terry MartinoMarionvale Bo (K)68
10Per EinarssonKarridowns Zoftie65
K – Kelpie

Judged by Ken Atherton

 HandlerDogRound 1Round 2Round 3Total
1Simon LeaningMarionvale Di859597277
2Simon LeaningMarionvale Woody (K)878679252
3Peter GormanCoshies Dusty898662237
4Grant CookeGrassvalley Bluey758576236
5Nan LloydKumbark Lexie (K)8082RR – X162
6Ivan SolomonRocky Fran7682DQ158
7Rose CassidyNolans Shana6988157
8Peter GormanBadgingarra Missy7084154
9Neil KristiansenBadgingarra Oscar7178149
10Simon LeaningMarionvale Chip (K)7968147
11Peter dohertyRamulam Cork (K)8062142
12Gordon CurtisKumbark Tina (K)7462136
RR – Re-run
X – Cross
K – Kelpie

DQ – Disqualified