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Judy Myers
03-04-2011, 09:40 PM
The Open started with a triple with two retired. The line overlooked an oblong pond that was on line to the two retired marks and there was water in the shape of a Y lying on its side in front of the two retired marks. The left bird was thrown first, left to right across the channel formed by the left branch of the Y. The middle bird went down second thrown from right to left and landing just to the right hand shore of the channel formed by the right branch of the Y. The flyer was way over to the right thrown right to left and landing either on a road or just behind or in front of it with some small mounds enroute and in the area. The flyer was quite short and the two retired marks were fairly similar in distance.

The dogs tended to flare the left edge of the pond in front on the way to the left mark and many backsided the holding blind and entered the water way beyond the holding blind and the mark or ran all the way around the water to get it. Many dogs squared the two pieces of water enroute to the middle mark which placed them well behind the holding blind resulting in a big hunt. Very few dogs took nice angles through the water and went straight to that middle bird.

The land blind had at least three pieces of swimming water to angle and then up the side of a dike. There was a crosswind from right to left and about half way through the land blind, it started raining steadily with occasional wind gusts. The initial line to the blind was influenced by a bush right on line to the blind so the dogs either dropped into the small pond to the left of it or another pond to the right. Most had to have a quick whistle to get them back on line.

There were 36 called back from the first series and 26 called back to the 3rd series as follows:

1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 37, 38, 39, 46, 49, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59

The Qual finished today but I have only the first two placings:

1st - Ben - o/h Julie Zuhlke
2nd - Moto - o: Tony Crouch, h: Brooke Van De Brake

Matelite
03-05-2011, 06:42 PM
Thanks Judy; any more open, am, qual, derby info? Thanks Gale

Judy Myers
03-05-2011, 08:54 PM
I just got back to my motorhome after an hour's drive so by now I'm sure the Open is finished. They had 18 dogs back to the final series which was a quad with three retired. Three marks including the flyer were fairly tight behind a technical pond and one long retired was off to the left in a field. I heard that many of the dogs required a handle and, when I got there saw two do it clean and two get picked up for going back to an old fall. The dogs running that final series were:

5, 6, 8, 10, 16, 20, 21, 25, 27, 29, 35, 39, 49, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59

If I can find out the placements, I will add them later.

The Amateur started with a really tough triple with two retired using rooster pheasants. On the right was a flat, open field. On the left was a steep hillside angling away from left to right. The first bird down was the longest on the right and was thrown left to right from the base of the hill out into the flat. The second bird down was thrown left to right from the side of the hill straight down the hillside into cover partway up the slope. The short flyer was shot from right to left along the base of the hill. When the test first started the wind was blowing straight into our faces which made the marks difficult and the success rate was low. Later the wind changed and the percentage of successful dogs went way up. Callbacks to the land blind (18 dogs):

5, 9, 11, 15, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 36, 37, 39, 42

The land blind ran under the arc of the flyer with the crates sitting in the field and up the steep hill behind through several stands of different cover and on to the top of the hill. I heard that all but one dog were called back to the water blind but I do not know which dog was dropped.

Judy Myers
03-05-2011, 09:19 PM
Open Placements:

1st - Pirate - Zellner/Patopea
2nd - Kimber - Zellner/Patopea
3rd - Git'r - Cornelio
4th - Merlyn - Patopea
RJ - Moxie - Holst/Fangsrud

There were several JAM's but my source didn't have them. Sorry.

The Derby starts tomorrow.

Howard N
03-05-2011, 10:32 PM
Amateur #30, Go Spanky, Go Spanky, Go Spanky, Make momma Mary proud!

MKaty Gutermuth
03-05-2011, 11:22 PM
Yahooo Gary/ Jerry!!!

DEDEYE
03-06-2011, 07:42 AM
Amateur #30, Go Spanky, Go Spanky, Go Spanky, Make momma Mary proud!

Wahoo!!!! We made it to water!

rolando_cornelio
03-06-2011, 02:35 PM
11 to the 4th in the AM
5,9,17,18,21,23,24,30,32,37,42

Thumbs Up
03-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Rolondo your dog did a very nice job:) It was nice meeting you:)

Gun_Dog2002
03-06-2011, 08:37 PM
The Qual finished today but I have only the first two placings:

1st - Ben - o/h Julie Zuhlke
2nd - Moto - o: Tony Crouch, h: Brooke Van De Brake


Not sure about 3rd but Mark Schlender ran his first qual with his dog Boz and placed 4th. Congrats Mark. Its a privilege to train with such a dedicated duo....

/Paul

rolando_cornelio
03-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Rolondo your dog did a very nice job:) It was nice meeting you:)

Thank you! I'm very happy with his work! open 3rd and AM 4th not a bad weekend!!

Thumbs Up
03-06-2011, 09:48 PM
Whoop Whoop Mark:) Not bad for your first time:)

Sweetmi1
03-07-2011, 08:56 AM
anyone have the amateur and the derby placements?

zip kia
03-07-2011, 10:02 AM
way to go rolondo 3rd in open and 4th in am

Dave Plesko
03-07-2011, 10:44 AM
Thank you! I'm very happy with his work! open 3rd and AM 4th not a bad weekend!!

Great Weekend Ro! Nice Job.

DP

leslie luray
03-07-2011, 11:23 AM
DERBY PLACEMENTS:

1st- Piper- Henry/ Eric Fangsrud
2nd - Cody- Gary Johnson
3rd- Tuffy- F. Boyett/ Eric Fangsrud
4th - Rascal- Randy Weese

No RJ or Jams

mikebeadle
03-08-2011, 09:13 AM
Does anyone have the qualifying placements and jams?

Thanks, Mike