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Judy Myers
10-21-2011, 09:12 PM
Callbacks to the 4th series of the Derby (21 dogs):

1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

Judy Myers
10-21-2011, 09:34 PM
The Open started with a triple with two retired. The marks were in a dry lake bed with dikes in a maze and lots of brush and trees. The first bird down was the shortest in the middle thrown left to right from one side of a dike to the base of a tree on the other side. The gunner retired down toward the base of the dike. The long second bird was shot and thrown by two gunners. It was on the right and thrown right to left across a corner of a dike. Those gunners also retired. The flyer was fairly long on the left and sort of went which ever way it wanted to go. Most of the ones I saw seemed to fall directly behind the two flyer gunners. The flyer crates were hidden and the gunners retired after the flyer was picked up, leaving no visible gunners in the field. The breeze, when it came up, helped the dogs on the two retired marks if they went downwind. When the breeze wasn't there, the marks were harder to find.

The dogs I saw took a variety of routes to the flyer and then went to the area of the short retired, hunting around the tree. I heard that some dogs missed that short bird upwind and either ended up going long or going back to the flyer. The direct line to the long bird on the right was through the point of a row of thick cover. Some dogs came through the cover and ended up hunting short. Some skirted the cover and headed off to no man's land between the short bird and the long bird. Some were not able to recover and had to be handled, picked up, or helped by the gunners. There was an honor following the marks. Right behind the line was a canal which the dogs could take a dip in before or after running which was a good thing since it was quite warm.

Callbacks to the 2nd series tomorrow (43 dogs):

1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 40, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 59, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71

Fred Warf
10-21-2011, 09:54 PM
Thanks Judy -- :D good luck to u and Trek

John Robinson
10-21-2011, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the reports Judy,

John

Purpledawg
10-22-2011, 04:35 PM
Any updates?

Judy Myers
10-22-2011, 05:09 PM
Derby Results:

1st - Bouy - Pennington
2nd - Lefty - Ahlgren
3rd - Hunter - Hornby - Patopea
4th - Ryely - Erwin
RJ - Chief - Woodward
JAM's - Many - I didn't get them all

Judy Myers
10-22-2011, 05:13 PM
Open Callbacks to 3rd Series (26 dogs):

1, 3, 5, 17, 18, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 42, 46, 47, 48, 50, 53, 56, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69. Number 65 was not noted last night as being called back from the 1st series, but apparently was added back in.

Judy Myers
10-22-2011, 05:24 PM
The Amateur started with a triple with two retired run from a mound. First down was the medium distance bird on the right thrown from a mound from left to right onto the flat. The gunner retired behind a holding blind behind the mound. The line to this bird was through two pieces of water. The long bird in the middle went down second. It was thrown from right to left and the gunner retired behind a brushed up holding blind. The line to this bird went over the righthand corner of a mound. The flyer was on the left shot left to right from a mound down onto the flat.

I watched the early dogs and, on the right hand mark, they tended to be pushed to the left and toward the gunner rather than the mark because they skirted the end of the second piece of water. On the long mark, they were thrown offline by the mound either going to the left of the mound rather than to the right of it or overcorrecting coming off the mound and ending up on the wrong side of the holding blind. But most dogs came up with the birds one way or the other.

Callbacks to the second series (34 dogs):

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43

Judy Chute
10-22-2011, 05:57 PM
Thank you, Judy....great series descriptions.

From afar regards,

Judy

Annette
10-22-2011, 06:00 PM
Congrats to all the Derby places and finishers.
Thanks Judy for all your reports..

Judy Myers
10-22-2011, 07:07 PM
The Open water blind involved several water entries including one off a scented point. Callbacks to the 4th series in the morning (17 dogs):

5, 17, 18, 26, 27, 29, 30, 34, 35, 46, 47, 53, 56, 66, 67, 68, 69

helencalif
10-24-2011, 09:56 PM
Congratulations to Chris Hatch and Saber for winning the Open. And for getting 4th in the Amateur.

Congrats to Chris and Riser for getting 3rd in the Amateur. Fantastic weekend, Chris!

Helen