Newsletter December 2015

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CAPE BULLMASTIFF CLUB NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2015
From the Chair: Another year and another good story to tell with the CBC coming up to its 5th
birthday. The journey has been fantastic and could not have been travelled without our members or
our sponsors. A special thank you to the CBC Committee, our Patron, President & our Vice President
who have supported the CBC unconditionally throughout the year.
The Committee wishes everyone a wonderful end year holiday, peace & joy for those celebrating
Christmas, a ‘ride safe’ for those on the road and most of all a New Year of note to you all. Put your
feet up, love your dogs and relax 
SECOND NOTICE OF INTENTION TO HOLD THE 5TH AGM OF THE CAPE BULLMASTIFF CLUB
The 5th AGM of the Cape Bullmastiff Club will be held on the 23rd January 2016 10h00 sharp at the
Dutch Reformed Church, Firmount Road, Briza, Somerset West.
Any member who wishes to propose an item for the Agenda should do so in writing before the 10th
January and submit it to [email protected] . The Agenda will be distributed after final
compilation.
The Committee ends a two year mandate and members can also submit their choice of officials.
The Chairlady, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Trophy & point’s official/ Newsletter coordinator / Patron / President & Vice President are all up for re-election or replacement. This is
YOUR club so let your choices be known. A new Committee member is required to replace member
Peter Rogers who has tendered his resignation. Send your vote in by snail mail or e-mail or vote at
the AGM. [email protected]
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FOR 2016:
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Members and friends are reminded to re-new their membership prior to the AGM. The
amount remains R120 annually or R75 for pensioners. Thank you to all who have already renewed and to those who have taken out two or three year subscriptions.
 Cape Bullmastiff Club
 First National Bank #62330734048 Strand Branch Code 200612
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP FORM
THE CBC SALUTES THE NATIONAL BULLMASTIFF
for 2015
Photographer Norma Hush – [email protected] – re-printed with permission
CH. CHIZELHURST CHECKMATE OF HAAITA
Ch. Chizelhurst Checkmate of Haaita (AI) CBA (Ex) HD A1: A1 ED 0: 2, SAVA Eye Clearance
Certificate, KZN Supreme Top Dog Qualifier - aka “Balto” who is also the top regional
winner for KZN – 274 points
Congratulations to owner Ria Steyn who has taken this dog on the high road to success
RESERVE NATIONAL BULLMASTIFF for 2015
Ch. Bullsaints Elder Gjordur – also top regional winner for Mpumalanga – 216 points
Congratulations to Jeanne & John Robinson
TOP STUD FOR 2015
A TRULY AMAZING AFFAIR AS THIS STUNNING DOG PASSED OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
IN OCTOBER 2001. HIS FROZEN SEMEN WAS USED ON TWO BITCHES WHOSE OFFSPRING
HAVE DONE EXCEPTIONALLY WELL BOTH IN THE CONFIRMATION RING AND THE KUSA
DISCIPLINES ARENA. CH SONDU CASCA ALSO HELD TOP STUD IN 1997 & 1998 AND WAS
BRED AND OWNED BY DON & THE LATE SUE SPOONER OF GAUTENG.
17 /03 /1992 – 27/ 10 /2001
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Ch. Sondu Casca – 642 points (photo 2000) & his breeder /owner Don Spooner (photo 2015)
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TOP NATIONAL & WESTERN CAPE PUPPY FOR 2015
Zeus of Olympus -59 points
Congratulations to Annelie & Martin Theron
REGIONAL WINNERS
TOP WESTERN CAPE BULLMASTIFF
Sanniesebos Spooner - bred and owned by Ina Jenkins -136 points
TOP GAUTENG BULLMASTIFF
Chizelhurst Chinga - 40 points
Nurtured & exhibited perfectly by Sunethe Potgieter
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This year the Sue Spooner Memorial Trophy is awarded to Sanniesebos Spooner - a Ch.
Sondu Casca son by AI who has done very well in both the Conformation and Discipline
arenas.
“Saluting the true worth of a working Bullmastiff” Sue Spooner.
Sue would be very proud and we congratulate her husband Donald on this truly
remarkable achievement
Other contestants in the KUSA disciplines were Ch. LaGratitude African Dream of Haaita (“Kiki”) CBA,
DMA, CGC (silver) and Ch. Chizelhurst Checkmate of Haaita both owned by Ria Steyn of KZN
No other results were submitted
The Breed and Discipline point sheets are kept separate as they are two different entities - members
who participate in these disciplines record & submit their points accordingly which all get lumped
together at the end as points won by the said dog. This has been the procedure from the beginning
(2011) and has not been changed in any way.
The CBA has nothing to do with Agility and has never been classed as such - it is a recognized
Discipline of its own – KUSA Schedule 05F (9.1.11). The CBA has always been part of the total point
system which is recorded and available for any member to peruse. Any KUSA registered Bullmastiff
over the age of 18 months with a HD & ED grading & positive identification is eligible to enter. The
2015 CBA schedule was advertised in the July 2015 CBC newsletter and sent to all members.
The CBA is a KUSA licenced activity & the Show Schedule and Judges have to be approved on
application for a licence & have to be published on the KUSA (& other) web sites prior to the activity.
The results have to be submitted to KUSA for verification and recording.
“Kiki” earns her CGC (silver)
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CBC ANNUAL TROPHY SHOW
CBC CODE OF CONDUCT # 52
ALL CLUB MEMBERS WILL CONDUCT THEMSELVES WITHIN THE AMBIENT OF
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AND REFRAIN FROM DISPARAGING REMARKS
ABOUT FELLOW ENTHUSIASTS IN PUBLIC
The CBC Annual Trophy Show will be held on the 31 January 2016 at Jagtershof in Kuils
River. The show schedule is featured below.
We are fortunate to have Adv. Ralph Zeeman as our Judge and Judi Musto as our Ring
Steward. Their ‘mini CV’s’ are below. Come and enjoy the day with us and celebrate 5 good
years of friendship, camaraderie and sportsmanship…….
Due to the scheduled date of the Trophy show the CBC Newsletter will only be dispatched
after the show and will contain all the results.
Our Ring Steward Judi Musto, has been showing Cocker Spaniels under the Ole prefix for nearly fifty
years and has also owned Irish setters, Golden Retrievers, Scottish Terriers, German Shepherds & Shih
Tzu. Judi is a KUSA registered Gundog Judge and is very involved with ‘doggie affairs’. She is retired
and lives in Somerset West and is available for house sitting should there be a requirement.
JUDI MUSTO
RALPH ZEEMAN
Our Judge is well known within the Cape fraternity and apart from exhibiting his Corgis occasionally
and representing the Cape Welsh Corgi Club as their Vice Chairman & Treasurer, has the following
positions: Vice Chairman & EXCO representative for the Western Cape Provincial Council, DSC
representative for KUSA, serves on the KUSA Classics Committee and is an Advocate to boot.
Ralph is licenced to judge the Herding Group (level 4) and is stationed at level 2 for the Working
Group. He also stewards and Judges Junior Showmanship.
The LKC will be holding their Open Show on the same day at the same venue and Caroline Gilmour
will be the Judge. Come and support these two local Judges
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL 
TRIVIA: - ANIMAL TALK MAGAZINE WILL BE FEATURING THE BULLMASTIFF IN ITS JANUARY EDITION
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KENNEL ASSOCIATION OPEN SHOW 29TH NOVEMBER
BEST OF BREED: LAGRATITUDE BOO RADLEY aka ‘BENSON’ owned by Patrick Drew
FAMILY PHOTO’S
The information in this magazine is confined to its members. Statements or opinions may be
expressed in this communication that are personal to the writers and do not necessarily represent
the views of the Club.
The Cape Bullmastiff Club, Post net Suite 65, P/Bag X15, Somerset west 7129
[email protected] or www.capebullmastiffclub.co.za
ALL THE CBC NEWSLETTERS CAN BE FOUND ON THE CBC WEBSITE AS WELL AS THE KUSA WEBSITE
WHICH IS LINKED IN
START BY DOING WHAT’S NECESSARY: THEN DO WHAT ‘S POSSIBLE AND THEN SUDDENLY YOU
ARE DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM MEMBERS
From Tony and Ingrid Rischbieter & Jess
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