PDA

View Full Version : ORTC Portland



Annette
05-13-2011, 05:36 PM
Hoping someone will post some news.

zydecogator
05-13-2011, 08:14 PM
Tough open series triple with a long (500 yd) memory bird; 350 yd middle flyer and 250 right hand bird - all birds retired. Right hand bird required swimming through high grass. Test averaged 10-15 minutes depending upon the hunt. When I left, 8 of 28 dogs had done it clean w/o a handle - others were picked up or handled. The terrain and wind enhanced failure of the long bird with many dogs caving in behind the flyer station.

Annette
05-13-2011, 08:21 PM
WOW! Thanks for posting.

LabNut
05-13-2011, 11:59 PM
Tough open series triple with a long (500 yd) memory bird; 350 yd middle flyer and 250 right hand bird - all birds retired. Right hand bird required swimming through high grass. Test averaged 10-15 minutes depending upon the hunt. When I left, 8 of 28 dogs had done it clean w/o a handle - others were picked up or handled. The terrain and wind enhanced failure of the long bird with many dogs caving in behind the flyer station.

Over 500 yards...that is a bit much. With 50 dogs is that really necessary? According to an article on findretrievers.com dogs eyes are "6 times poorer than ours." That is not a marking test...that is a hail-mary blind. :)

Howard N
05-14-2011, 12:19 AM
Dogs cannot see 500 yards...that is a bit much. With 50 dogs is that really necessary? According to an article on findretrievers.com dogs eyes are "6 times poorer than ours." That is not a marking test...that is a hail-mary blind.

It depends on the background. We set up a paced off 515 yard memory bird earlier this spring. All the dogs that ran it saw it. We had one dog who hadn't had much work with big groups through the winter BREAK on it. We give/gave the owner/handler a hard time about that.

500 yard breaking bird regards, ;)

DEDEYE
05-14-2011, 09:05 AM
It depends on the background. We set up a paced off 515 yard memory bird earlier this spring. All the dogs that ran it saw it. We had one dog who hadn't had much work with big groups through the winter BREAK on it. We give/gave the owner/handler a hard time about that.

500 yard breaking bird regards, ;)

Yep! That was hilarious!

Annette
05-14-2011, 09:31 AM
Anyone have the Open callbacks?
Qual placements?

scott spalding
05-14-2011, 10:10 AM
17 back 4 handles I'm not there this is second hand.

jeff evans
05-14-2011, 10:41 AM
Qual placements...

1st Patti kiernan/ Ramsey
2nd Patti kiernan/ Megan
3rd Jeff Evans/ Champ
4th Gonia/ magic
Rj Benta/ Kay
Jams, 19, 15, 11, 9, 2

Annette
05-14-2011, 10:45 AM
Thanks Scott and Champ

Annette
05-14-2011, 10:47 AM
congrats to all the Qual placements and jams

jeff evans
05-14-2011, 10:49 AM
Dogs cannot see 500 yards...that is a bit much. With 50 dogs is that really necessary? According to an article on findretrievers.com dogs eyes are "6 times poorer than ours." That is not a marking test...that is a hail-mary blind.

The Other problem is they lost some of the best dogs on that bird, who can see the farthest, you tend to see this trend in the....

Annette
05-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Any updates on the Open? Will they finish today?

Melanie Foster
05-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Since I am new to this game and have been told by some of the more experienced people on this board that I don't know nuthin :oops:, I guess I will have to ask a not knowing anything question about how long you can run in a Qualifier if your dog has already reached his qualification?

Be gentle. :)

Melanie Foster
05-14-2011, 06:42 PM
The Other problem is they lost some of the best dogs on that bird

This is something else I don't understand. Is this common in field trials? To lose good dogs, or even some the best ones, on a bird?

U.S. Labradors
05-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Congratulations to Jeff and Champ! Way to go!

Melanie Foster
05-14-2011, 07:34 PM
Congratulations to...champ! Way to go!

I agree. Way to go champ. He sure knows that qualifier stake by now. That's what prompted one of my questions. Maybe someone will be able to answer?

DMA
05-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Congrats Jeff & Bente on your Q results.

dlmorin
05-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Since I am new to this game and have been told by some of the more experienced people on this board that I don't know nuthin :oops:, I guess I will have to ask a not knowing anything question about how long you can run in a Qualifier if your dog has already reached his qualification?

Be gentle. :)

Read the book, study the book, it is very clear...!!!

Troopers Mom
05-14-2011, 09:02 PM
MERLYN

won the Open. Kimber got 4th. That is all the information I have.

Arleen

Annette
05-14-2011, 09:07 PM
Congrats Merlyn and Kimber!
Thanks for posting Arleen

Troopers Mom
05-14-2011, 09:12 PM
Congrats Merlyn and Kimber!
Thanks for posting Arleen

I've heard two different reports about yardage on the long bird. One was 515 yds and somone else said it was walked off at 565 yds. Either way, that's ridiculous. I guess they definitely separated the men from the boys and the women from the girls. ;-)

Congratulations to Team Utopia!!!!

Arleen

jeff evans
05-14-2011, 09:17 PM
Read the book, study the book, it is very clear...!!!
Some good advice, maybe she can't read, and if that's the case I would refer her to someone that's forgotten more than I know!

jeff evans
05-14-2011, 09:23 PM
Congratulations to Jeff and Champ! Way to go!


Thanks mike and kareen, we missed u this weekend heard you were judging?

Judy Chute
05-14-2011, 09:28 PM
MERLYN

won the Open. Kimber got 4th. That is all the information I have.

Arleen

Hey Arleen!! Do I detect a small amount of happiness??? :BIG:

Judy :)

Troopers Mom
05-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Hey Arleen!! Do I detect a small amount of happiness??? :BIG:

Judy :)

You bet! That Merlyn is one very nice dog and we have a pup of his. :)

Arleen

mikebeadle
05-14-2011, 09:51 PM
Congratulations Janet Eisen, Ringo and Jim Gonia. 2nd in the open titles him FC and qualifies him for the 2011 National Open.

Mike

U.S. Labradors
05-14-2011, 09:59 PM
Thanks mike and kareen, we missed u this weekend heard you were judging?

Yes, Mike is judging at Mission Valley RC. I ran Jackie in AM. Had to Pick her up, but I had lots of company between handles and pickups. Good experience, anyway.

Annette
05-14-2011, 11:08 PM
Congratultions Janet Ringo and Jim on the Open second!

Annette
05-14-2011, 11:10 PM
I imagine someone got 3rd in the Open and RJ If someone knows then we will have all the places!

zipmarc
05-15-2011, 08:04 AM
MERLYN

won the Open. Kimber got 4th. That is all the information I have.

Arleen

What more information do you need?

jeff evans
05-15-2011, 03:35 PM
Congrats Jeff & Bente on your Q results.

Thanks Doug, not the blue but better than a kick in the butt!

Jay Dufour
05-15-2011, 04:07 PM
We train on one or two 500 plus a week.I assure you the good ones can see them. If two AA dogs can swim that far and put it between his feet,I don't believe they are just going to the birdboy.....maybe I'm wrong ...but see no evidence of it.http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k48/retdufour/IMG_0635.jpg

dlmorin
05-15-2011, 04:46 PM
That's a great picture...I think I can just see the guns way out there

scott spalding
05-15-2011, 04:46 PM
Unbelievable. People continue to amaze me.

Annette
05-15-2011, 06:01 PM
Any info on Am and Derby?

labhauler
05-16-2011, 12:25 AM
The trash people post on the web. My dog must've pinned the 565 yd mark with his white stick. Amazin'
open:1st merlyn patopea 2d Ringo Gonia 3d Emmit Gonia 4th Kimber patopea
Am: 1st Rex Vollsted 2d Stanley Gunn 3rd Ringo Eisen 4th Kimber rj pirate and many JAMS.
Congrats to all especially my boy FC Ringo who worked his buns off this weekend and earned his dinners. So many birds too few flyers , he says

Tim West
05-16-2011, 01:38 AM
Well, four dogs saw that long bird unless they all handled.

Judy Chute
05-16-2011, 09:08 AM
..just quickly off the cuff here for now!!!...(thank you for posting the results!)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! in the AM .."2d Stanley Gunn", "Stanley" :)

Judy

Annette
05-16-2011, 09:23 AM
Thanks for posting the Open and Am results. congratulations to Ringo for Open and Am placements. Congratulations to all.

rolando_cornelio
05-16-2011, 10:07 AM
568 yrd long bird (retired) 450+ flyer (with water) then sat behind a tree and a 220yrd water bird retired. big tough test congrats to merlyn and ringo for finishing without a handle.

gmhr1
05-16-2011, 01:49 PM
Congratulations to Ruth Aud her dog Megan placed 2nd in the qual. Megan was handled by Patti Kiernan

Paul Johnson
05-16-2011, 02:11 PM
Since I am new to this game and have been told by some of the more experienced people on this board that I don't know nuthin :oops:, I guess I will have to ask a not knowing anything question about how long you can run in a Qualifier if your dog has already reached his qualification?

Be gentle. :)

Melanie

I suppose that you do not know anything about FC Firemark Rackem and Stackem Casey either.

Melanie Foster
05-17-2011, 07:06 PM
Read the book, study the book, it is very clear...!!!

You boys are a little slow on the uptake. :razz: It was a joke. ;-)

Congratulations on Colby's Derby win. We are always thrilled for Jerry when he does well and he is certainly on a roll! :)