When the Trialer/Competitor walks to the Starting Peg they have 100 points. The Judge is there to apply the rules of the Trial, such as fitness of the sheep and to deduct point from the Competitor as required. The Trans Tasman this year will have three Judges, Paul Darmody, John Perry and Mick Hudson who are all successful and experienced Competitors in their own right. There will be two Judges scoring at any one time and the two scores are added together and halved to give the Competitors score. The System of the rotating Judges allows the judges to also compete in the trial.
The Trans Tasman is judged in sections with the following Scale of Points
Cast/draw Section: 25
Peg to Gap 15
Gap to Cross 15
Cross to Bridge 15
Bridge to pen 30
Competitors may only lose the maximum points allowed for each section.
John Perry - Winner of the Greg Prince Memorial National Sheepdog Trial 2018 at Hall ACT. One of our three judges.
Our Sheepdog club is for working sheepdog breeds and hold regular training days to assist people with training their dogs. We also organise and run the Trans Tasman Trial at Bungendore.