The BASC Scurry League

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The BASC Gundog Program kindly sponsored by Skinner's
The BASC Scurry league kindly sponsored by Sporting Saint

2022 will see the return of the popular BASC Scurry League kindly sponsored by Skinner’s Field & Trial and Sporting Saint.  Running over four different venues there will be a range of daily competitions including for juniors and novices. There are prizes are up for grabs each day worth over £1000, as well as a chance to qualify for the prestigious Grand Final at Weston Park.

How it works

Once the dog crosses the line the clock starts; each return over the line stops the clock. Dogs maybe kept on leads or held.

Cost to take part

Open daily competition£2.50 per run
Novice handler & dog competition£2.50 per run
Junior competition£2 per run
Scurry League qualifier competition£3 for entry card + £2.50 per run

2022 venues

29 – 31 July 2022 – The Game Fair, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire

17 September 2022 – Weston Park Country Fair, Shropshire

18 September 2022 – The Grand Final, Weston Park Country Fair

Scurry League Finalists 2022




P. Burns


K. Cleary


C. Rees


S. Townsend


J. Clarke


S. Sandiford


J. Wagstaff


S. Chambers


K. Welsh


D. Chappell


A. Payne


J. Welsh

BASC Dog Insurance

BASC scurry rules

  1. The BASC scurries are open to all gundog breeds, including recognised crosses of these breeds
  2. Prizes will be awarded each day
  3. Only one prize place per dog and handler, per scurry (e.g. the Long Retrieve would be one scurry) per day
  4. A dog may not win more than one prize per individual scurry, per day, even with a different handler
  5. The junior competition is open to those 16 and under
  6. In order to enter the novice competition, the handler and dog must not have been placed in a scurry event previously
  7. A scurry is a timed event. Over the line starts the clock and each return over the line stops the clock
  8. A dog must not be sent until you are told by the time keeper/official that you can
  9. Dogs maybe kept on leads or held
  10. If a dog ‘runs in’, then the run/entry is void
  11. Some scurries may include a distraction or a specified order of retrieving. In such circumstances, if the distraction or a retrieve is picked out of sequence then the run/entry is void
  12. Fastest dog wins
  13. No harsh handling of dogs permitted, mistreatment will not be tolerated
  14. No limit on entries – however should the organisers feel that excessive competing of a dog may be injurious to that dog’s wellbeing an entry will be declined
  15. Anyone knowing of their dogs being in contact with infectious diseases must not attend the scurry
  16. Bitches in season will not be allowed to participate in the competition
  17. Any dishonest or discreditable conduct will result in disqualification
  18. The organiser’s decision in relation to any matters arising is final

The BASC Scurry League – Qualifying rules

  1. All normal BASC scurry rules apply
  2. Specific entry forms for the Scurry League qualifying competition must be purchased from the booking in tent at £3 each. Only one form per handler and dog combination per day
  3. Runs for Scurry League qualifying competition must be nominated before the run commences
  4. The top two dogs and handlers each day in the Scurry League qualifying competition will automatically be entered into the Grand Final and therefore will be unable to place in future qualifying events
  5. A list of reserve dogs and handlers for the Grand Final will be created from those placing third in each Scurry League qualifier. A dog and handler combination will only be entered once on the reserve list
  6. Should a place at the Grand Final become available a random draw will be conducted from the reserve list to fill the position
  7. A handler may only compete in the Grand Final with a maximum of two separate (qualified) dogs
  8. A dog may only be qualified by one handler for a place in the Grand Final
  9. Only those competing in the Grand Final will be eligible for the prizes awarded at the final

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