Open is a quad with the two longer middle guns retired. The setup was not gallery friendly so one had to be on line or in the holding blind to see the dogs working. The dog ahead of mine did a nice job; mine came up one bird short. The open likely had 8 or 10 dog remaining to run the land marks this morning.
Qualifying started with a double and blind. The memory bird of the double was fairly long, 280-300 yards, with the bird thrown left to right, hip pocket to the flyer guns and the gun retired. The flyer guns were out 100-120 yards with the flyer ridden out nicely to the right. The wind was light and variable but mostly drifting right to left scenting the area behing the flyer guns. The blind was about 200 yards in length with the line passing to the right of the flyer AOF, but not overly tight. Of the 35 dogs only six did not handle on the long mark and one of those was not back apparently because of the blind. The judges did allow all dogs that did not pick up on the marks to run the blind.
Twelve dogs called back. 11,12,14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 30, 31, and 32 (I am not sure about #32.)
Judges decided to do water marks next and set up a triple with two contrary marks, one gun retired and one gun semi-retired. No need to describe the test except to say that it was a meaty all age test. The test was scrapped after half the dogs had run and only one had completed the test. Then a good, reasonably difficult qual water blind was setup. I ran last and did not stay for call backs. I was told that the only dog that picked up on the water blind was the one dog that had completed the scrapped water test. So while some of us were happy to see the water marks scrapped, at least one owner will not be happy.
04-26-2008, 02:46 PM
Open Callbacks going to the waterblind
All I know about the Qualifying is that #32 Vic Ricci won with Emmy
Amateur almost done with the 1st series no callbacks yet.
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04-26-2008, 02:53 PM
Any Derby updates?
04-26-2008, 07:11 PM
Open callbacks to the last series
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04-26-2008, 08:43 PM
Derby callbacks after 2nd series is 3,4,6,8,9,12,13,16,18
Way to go training partner Lee, "Canaille", and FC AFC "Jolie"! That win puts "Canaille" on the Derby List with 14 points. The Amateur Win with "Jolie" gives her 101 AA points and is Lee's 3rd 100 AA Point dog. I am super happy for ya'll.
04-27-2008, 03:02 PM
Congratulations to Chris and Wiley for their Derby 3rd!!:D
04-28-2008, 05:37 AM
Congrats for sure Lee !!!
04-28-2008, 07:35 AM
1st-#46 Zoom/ Al Arthur
2nd-#54 Windy/Ken Neil
3rd -#3 Streak/ Bill Goldstein
4th -#4 Buzz/Chris Ledford
RJ - #43 Eli/Chris Ledford
Sorry don't have the Jams yet
Congrats to All!
thats ozzy with the RJ. 5 out of six this spring surely the color is coming
Thanks to Lanier Fogg and Doug Trautman for judging and to all who worked hard to make the trial happen.
04-29-2008, 06:13 AM
Appropriate toot there Jim.
Jim's pup, Willie, is 15 months old and now QAA. I have the priveledge of training Willie's litter mate...Cash (who was the test dog for the Q first series and for three series of the derby) and could not be happier to see these dogs doing well!
Good going Willie and Jim!
04-29-2008, 07:50 AM
CONGRATULATIONS Jim on the QAA........15 months old, WOW!!!