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HiRollerlabs
09-24-2010, 10:47 PM
OPEN: Unofficial callbacks.
77 entered. Scratches 33, 39, 40, 50, 77
Rotation: 3, 22, 41, 60

Land quad run to the east. Very strong and gusting winds all day long coming from the west. #1 Short right retired at 2:00 position at 125 yards thrown sharply left along a tree line. #2 Long retired at noon position at 375 yards thrown right (big throw) into cover and pool of water that collected from the big rains we had on Thurs. #3 Flyer at 1:00 position shot to the right and sometimes angled back to the right. These 3 stations were in line angled across the field. #4 Left standup at 10:00 position at 60 yards thrown left.

The strong wind blew the flyer feathers deep and dogs had difficulty finding the flyer and sometimes ended up in the long retired. Dogs had difficulty getting the right retired, and ended up getting the flyer or sometimes the long retired.

Callbacks after land quad: 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 34, 42, 43, 46, 52, 56, 66, 68, 76.

Wade
09-24-2010, 10:52 PM
Ann,

What do you know about the Qualifying?

HiRollerlabs
09-24-2010, 10:59 PM
Ann,

What do you know about the Qualifying?

Unfortunately, not very much. I wasn't there long http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/images/icons/icon11.gif. I'll get the results tomorrow and post when I get home.

I did see callbacks to the last series when we were getting handlers to go there from the Open. Here is what I remember--very unofficial!
1, 10, 13, 18, 22, 23, 25, 26.

Wade
09-25-2010, 12:11 AM
With the rain they got down there this week I'm surprised they have any land to run on. I would think it would all be running or swimming water. HAHA

Say hi to my judging partner Paul Killian

GOOD LUCK

Mike Peters-labguy23
09-25-2010, 09:48 AM
Plenty of land to run on. The front grounds is more like a lake than a technical pond but otherwise OK.

All I know for sure is Jim Rickoff won the Qual and Brick got 2nd. I think Dave Smith took 4th with a chocolate.

HiRollerlabs
09-25-2010, 10:20 PM
AMATEUR CALLBACKS after Landmarks (unofficial--36 back; 64 entered, didn't get scratches)
2 3 4 7 8 11 12 14 19 24 25 27 28 32 35 36 37 39 41 43 44 45 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 62 63
First series was a triple with 2 retireds all thrown to left. Terrain was very hilly--cattle pasture so not much cover. #1 Right retired at 2:00 position at about 175 yards, sharp angle back left. #2 Long retired at 12:00 position at 325 yards, flat left. #3 flyer at 10:00 position at 150 yards to left. The line was marked by an chain with a long weight on each end that was painted orange. Dog/Handler had to be behind the chain portion of the line, not on the handle portion. Dogs/handlers were asked to move if not within the required area. About 15 feet from the line and directly in line with the long gun station was a large cedar bush that was 4-5 feet tall.

33 dogs back after land blind. Blind was run across the marks and through flyer station. Terrain where we ran was still quite rolling/hilly. Wind was not an issue. Callbacks (unofficial--33 back) 3 4 7 8 11 12 14 24 25 27 28 32 35 36 37 41 43 44 45 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 62 63

Test dog will run at 7:50 a.m. at Lamey's pond--where we were today.

OPEN Results (UNOFFICIAL--going from memory):
1st--#17 Juice Harvey/Dave Smith
2nd--#68 Star Stracka/John Stracka
3rd--#18 Colby Whaley/Wayne Curtis
4th--#43 Diva Stracka/John Stracka
Sorry--cannot remember RJ or Jams.

HiRollerlabs
09-25-2010, 10:22 PM
Plenty of land to run on. The front grounds is more like a lake than a technical pond but otherwise OK.

All I know for sure is Jim Rickoff won the Qual and Brick got 2nd. I think Dave Smith took 4th with a chocolate.

I believe 3rd went to Rowdy Schilz/Dave Ward. Greg Schreiner rec'd RJ and a Jam.

RockyDog
09-25-2010, 11:19 PM
All I know for sure is Jim Rickoff won the Qual and Brick got 2nd. I think Dave Smith took 4th with a chocolate.

4th went to Chip/Dave Smith.

jmcdowall
09-25-2010, 11:56 PM
A big congratulations to George, Jimmy and Tara on winning the Qual.
Way to go guys (and Gal)!!! Jim and Linda

HiRollerlabs
09-26-2010, 08:55 PM
AMATEUR CALLBACKS after Landmarks (unofficial--36 back; 64 entered, didn't get scratches)
2 3 4 7 8 11 12 14 19 24 25 27 28 32 35 36 37 39 41 43 44 45 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 62 63
First series was a triple with 2 retireds all thrown to left. Terrain was very hilly--cattle pasture so not much cover. #1 Right retired at 2:00 position at about 175 yards, sharp angle back left. #2 Long retired at 12:00 position at 325 yards, flat left. #3 flyer at 10:00 position at 150 yards to left. The line was marked by an chain with a long weight on each end that was painted orange. Dog/Handler had to be behind the chain portion of the line, not on the handle portion. Dogs/handlers were asked to move if not within the required area. About 15 feet from the line and directly in line with the long gun station was a large cedar bush that was 4-5 feet tall.

33 dogs back after land blind. Blind was run across the marks and through flyer station. Terrain where we ran was still quite rolling/hilly. Wind was not an issue. Callbacks (unofficial--33 back) 3 4 7 8 11 12 14 24 25 27 28 32 35 36 37 41 43 44 45 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 62 63

Test dog will run at 7:50 a.m. at Lamey's pond--where we were today.



33 dogs started on a BEAUTIFUL fall day. After a "bloodbath" down the shore poison-bird waterblind and a second water/land blind, there were 9 left standing to run the water quad. The down the shore blind was a very difficult blind. Poison bird is thrown on a hill to the right of the shoreline. 100 yard land entry into water, across a mushy point of cattails (deep into the cattails to challenge the line to the blind) and continue down an irregular shore full of overhanging trees and land very close! I am guessing the waterblind was 300 yards. The bird was planted on another mushy cattail point. Wind changed throughout--blowing away from shore and dogs winding the position of the second land/water blind (NOT DOWN--just the spot where it was planted), to the wind blowing into from shore so you were casting into the wind. It was a bugger regardless of wind direction! A few dogs made it almost to the end, then beached or missed the bird to the outside and were lost to the land. Most dogs that didn't make it were picked up by the handlers on the waterblind, a couple were asked to pick up on the waterblind for failure to challenge the line, and 2 were dropped after finishing both blinds. The second blind was run from the same spot, angling across the land and cutting a smaller corner of the same water, run along the hillside past the poison bird and to the blind about 200 yards. Most dogs did this blind ok.

The water quad was run from one hillside across the water towards rolling hills and pasture-land dotted with pines and scrub cedars. All throws were to the left. First bird was 350 yards at noon position/retired. Second bird was 70 yards across the corner of the pond at 4:00 position/retired thrown into cattails (lack of wind made this bird difficult at times). Third bird was standup gun at 250 yards, 2:30 position. Flyer was across the pond 125 yards--wipe out of the long bird.

First Place--Roxie Benson/Bill
2nd--Roz DuBose/Mac
3rd--Jazz LaFave-Wilke/Rick
4th--Dancer Hays/Charles
RJam--Babe Schuett/Jeff
Jam--Tux Halvorson/Larry
Jam--Freeway Stracka/John
Jam--Reba Fait/Tom
Jam--Ace Heise/Ann

I may have RJam and Freeway Stracka Jam mixed up. So this is very unofficial, as usual!

Congrats everyone and thank you to judges John Nichols and Vern Hasenbank for an entertaining weekend!

Mike W.
09-27-2010, 10:39 AM
Congrats to Brad LaFave on Jazz's 3rd.