THE Yeadon-Guiseley club's annual Dave Curry Trophy Trial eventually occurred after an 11th hour venue move from Upper Nidderdale, where land conditions brought a no-go situation, and a quick move to Dob Park.

A dozen sections in a soggy Dob Park tested 48 adults and youths but not Harry Hemingway and Henry Stephenson.

Hemmingway somehow managed to ride the entire course for a single penalty and that fleeting touch was in tough section 11 on lap one when the rocks were a slippery slime coated green.

Liversedge teenager Henry Stephenson was riding with the elder Hemingway and lost five of his six penalties in that testing 11th climb to take runner-up placing ahead of the none-competing Anthony Ayrton who mastered the section twice as did

George Hemingway.

Vertigo-mounted Neil Gaunt survived a Hemmo attack to take the top adult award, recording more clean section rides than young George Hemingway - just with most cleans, by one over the the youngest member of Team Hemingway.

With Anthony Ayrton circulating with daughter Lucy, he was out of the equation so it was down the Michael Benn to salvage runner-up adult from Ilkley's Andy Tales whose elderly rattling Fantic scared the birds of the trees.

Allerton farmer David Petty minded his eldest on Charlie Petty while young Oliver Petty reflected on a leaking Beta radiator which ended his trial just about before started.

The Small Wheels contingent was down to a disappointing six starters and no hard route runners.

Sean Fletcher and Mike Hinch headed into Brown's Wood and plotted six tricky sections which were ridden four times.

Apart from the venue move the start was delayed for almost an hour when event secretary Tracy Johnson was delayed with a broken down car but she did arrive and the show was on the road.

Poppy Fletcher rode her Oset to win the medium route for local girl Ruby Lawrie.

Otley boy Edward Abram recorded his first class victory on the Easy route with only on stop on his card.

The change to a larger Oset seems to suit his style.

Results: Adults: Neil Gaunt (Vertigo) 10, Michael Benn (Gas Gas) 13 mc, Andrew Tales (Fantic) 13, Tony Holmes (Beta) 16 mc, Philip Hammond (Sherco) 16 mc, Mathew Nicholson (Beta) 16.

Youth Class A: Harry Hemingway (Beta) 1, Harry McLoughlin (Beta) 26.Youth Class B: Henry Stephenson (TRS) 6, Lucy Ayrton (TRS) 70, Youth Class C: William Sagar (Beta) 72, Charlie Petty (Beta) 129, Harrison Lightfoot (Beta) 132.

Small Wheels: Medium route: Poppy Fletcher 30, Ruby Lawrie 38, Aiden Richardson 56. (All Oset). Easy route: Edward Abram 41, Adam Carter 53. (All Oset).

Meanwhile, a greasy Post Hill lay in wait for the seventh round of the Novice & Beginners series.

Ten sections and four laps sufficed under the trees where the moisture prevailed.

A total of 34 riders contested the event but two youngsters dropped out of the easy route class.

The main course was tamed by a regular WLMC competitor, Paul Kettlewell, who almost went clean but for a single dab on section nine.

The 50/50 riders having a slightly harder time on their route, but Graham Wigglesworth just got the win over Mick Ward by virtue of a tie-break; both riders losing 23 marks.

Repeating his success from round four Ged Fallon kept things under control and went round for the loss of two marks and the win on the easy course option.

Results: Hard course: Novices: Paul Kettlewell (Sherco) 1, Jake Walker (Montesa) 10, Tom Green (TRS) 11.

Over 40s: Peter Field (Gas Gas) 8, O60s: Stuart Oughton (Beta) 18. Youth Class: Lucy Ayrton (TRS) 135. 50/50 course.

O40s: Graham Wiggleworth (TRS) 23 mc. O50s: Mick Kettlewell (TRS) 28, Richard Hall (Beta) 48, Andy Wilson (TW+C) 52.

O60s: Mick Ward (Beta) 23, Nick Hammerton (Honda) 35 mc, Ted Spooner (TRS) 42. Pre 65: Mick Clarke (Ariel) 27.

Easy Course: Novice: Chris Maggs (Montesa) 20. O50s: Ged Fallon (TRS) 2, Nick Maffin (Beta) 13. O60s: Keith Normingotn (Triumph) 10, Mike Frizzell (Beta) 17, Steve Wicks (Sherco) 27. Pre 65: Pete Russell (Sprite) 13 fc.

Youth Class B: Freddie Stephenson (TRS) 7. Youth Class C: Jack Pulllan (Beta) 29.