Posts by Elaine Ball



To book a room at the hotel for the BTC Trophy Show you will need to complete the room booking form, this can be located under the heading The Trophy Show and sub heading 2017 Trophy Show.

Please complete this form and return it marked:  for the  ATTENTION OF Nav Krishnamoorthy, email address:

The BTC Open Show 02nd October 2016





The Bull Terrier Club Open Show is on the 02nd October 2016 at Sandiacre Friesland Sports Centre, Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, Derbyshire, NG10 5AE. Doors open at 10:00am, judging starts at 10:30am. The Open Show Judge is Mr Mick Chapman (Inversu). The closing date is 21st September 2016.

We will also be introducing the Special Awards Classes, the judge for these classes will be Ms Elizabeth Wilson (Alizarin) who has kindly donated £10:00 prize money for the class winners.
To enter the Special Award Classes you will need to be entered in the Open Show. A drop down box appears with the Special Awards Classes when you enter the Open Show on-line.
Look forward to seeing you at the show, come along and support your club!!



Judges Development


Judges Development


FURTHER INFORMATION regarding the Special Award Classes taking place during the lunch break at The Bull Terrier Club Open Show on the 02nd October 2016…..

There will be three Special Award Classes – Junior, Post Grad and Open (dog or bitch) the entry fee will be £2 for each class

The Judge this year will be Mrs Liz Wilson (Alizarin), who has kindly stated that she will donate £10 prize money for the winner of each class.

Entry forms will be available in the schedule, which will be available soon.



The Bull Terrier Club Committee have decided to schedule ‘Special Award Classes’ at their October Show.
The three classes will take place during the lunch break of the main show and are designed to give Judges from the Club’s ‘B’ and ‘C’ list an opportunity to gain valuable judging experience, whilst increasing the number of dogs and classes judged.
If required a Judge may ask for a mentor to give them feedback and guidance after their judging.
Winners for the ‘Special Award Classes’ would not be eligible to compete for Best in Show.
It is hoped that exhibitors will support the progression of the Judges by possibly entering their youngsters for a ring craft opportunity or giving one of their ‘oldies’ a day out at a show once more.
It is only by giving our support that we will benefit by helping the Judges of the future.
Anyone wishing to submit their CV’s (at any level) to the Club are reminded that the Judges list is finalised in November each year. CV’s can be sent to the Hon. Secretary at any time either by email ( or by post.
There is a form available to complete under the heading Judges List…subheading Judges CV.
CV’s should be with the Hon. Secretary before the end of October.



It is with deep regret that The Bull Terrier Club has today been informed that Mrs Betty Mildenhall (Hollyfir) sadly passed away on the 04th June 2016 in Worthing Hospital after a short illness. Betty was 93 years of age.

The funeral will be held at 2pm on the 21st June 2016 at Worthing Crematorium, Horsham Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 0RG.

No Flowers by request of the family. Donations can be made by cheque to the PDSA and sent to the Cooperative Funeral Services, 2, Goring Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4AJ.

Anyone requiring further details can contact Elaine Ball (Hon. Secretary, The Bull Terrier Club).

The Royal Court Hotel Contract

The Bull Terrier Club Committee are pleased to announce that they have recently signed a new 5-year contract with The Royal Court Hotel at Coventry.

The new contract guarantees a home for The Bull Terrier Club Trophy Show for the next five years until 2022.

It is difficult when tendering for the contract because there are very few Hotels willing to accept one hundred and fifty dogs into their hotels. Add on having the grounds to allow exercising and the options diminish quickly. The other hotels we did speak to were frankly not interested in hosting our event primarily due to the issues relating to accommodating that number of people with dogs. Eventually only one other hotel was interested but quoted room rates of almost double the rates we have negotiated with the Royal Court Hotel, not forgetting almost £3000.00 for the hire of the main room for the show.

We have had the ‘Royal Court’ as a home for The Bull Terrier Club Trophy Show since 2009. There have been a number of changes to rates etc. and I will endeavour to explain the reasons behind the increase.

Since 2009, there has been no room rate increase whatsoever. Our Chairman and I secured a five-year renewal contract in 2010 and managed to hold the room rate static for another five years.

On renewal this year the Hotel negotiated an increase as follows:

Friday Night, Double Room, Bed and Breakfast including evening meal is now £90.00.

Saturday Night, Double Room, Bed and Breakfast is now £85.00.

Sunday Night, Double Room, Bed and Breakfast including evening meal is now £90.00.

There are single room and triple room rates available on request.

We have also had to accept a dog charge per night per dog at £10.00. This has actually always been the case but I think the hotel have been good enough to turn a blind eye on occasions. The charge for dogs is a standard charge in most hotels that do allow dogs in rooms, so we did not think this was unreasonable.

We consider that given there have been no increase on rates since 2009 and the current rates are guaranteed until 2022 this represents good value for money.

The Hotel is under a refurbishment programme and I know a lot of our guests saw an improvement in the standard of rooms this year.

We are also aware of one or two problems that arose this year and we will be taking all your comments into the debrief meeting with the Hotel senior managers and regional managers in March and raising your comments.

The Hotel has a new management team in place and they seem keen to maintain the contract. We will always strive for improvement on your behalf and ask that you pass on your comments directly to a Committee member for action in an appropriate way.

The hotel has instigated a booking form that allows you to book directly with all your details and personal requests, the hotel will send a form to you once you make a booking enquiry, we also hope to have the form available on the club’s website very soon.

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who continues to support the Club and The Trophy Show as it is only with your help can we move forward.


Best Wishes, Eddie Ball. Hon. Treasurer.

Online Entries for The Trophy Show 2016

The Trophy Show 2016



Online entries for the Open Show (20th February) and the Trophy Show (21st February) are now live on the Bull Terrier Club website under the heading ‘Events’ sub heading ‘Schedules and Entry Forms’. There is also a form for booking your Banquet Tickets.
There is a link available to the forms on the front page of the BTC Website.