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I haven't heard anything but I know the results will be posted at www.mainertc.org tomorrow.

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Wonderful Derby this weekend with a triple in the first & second series. Nearly 1/2 the field lost in the 1st. I didn't stick around for the 3rd & 4th but those were triples as well. No [email protected]*t!
The first series was set up & test dog ran. Judges said that's the test. And one commented that most of the dogs were about to age out and could do a semi retired triple. Luckily the Chairman was present and informed the judges that they couldn't throw the long middle bird and then have the bird boy walk away 25 yards to sit in the shade. :shock:
In addition, from the line he appeared retired behind a small tree standing 1/2 way out. Tough bird placement to boot with bird thrown hitting lower branches of large evergreen falling into good cover underneath the the low overhanging branches. Most chose to select the long bird second before the short memory bird.
To add some difficulty to the 1st series triple, within yards on either side of the line to the short memory bird and 25 yds short of the fall was a kennel size bird pen filled with a flock of ducks on one side and a very small pond on the other where 8 or 10 crates of birds sat all the previous day. :shock: Can you spell double poison bird mark? Hell I don't know what to call it. This is where mine checked up, hunted, popped, then sorted out where the bird was 20 yds further out. Real nice job on the other 2 marks but he was dropped. :cry:
The welts from all the black fly bites were nothing compared to the hurtin' these guys put on some good young dogs.
Forgot to mention the flyer gunners were using full chokes. Birds looked real nice or at least the half that was left did.
 

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Mr Booty said:
Who were the Derby judges?
One of the judges is listed as being from SoCal with one minor stakes point. His name is not familiar to me so he probably just moved here. I do not think they would fly a one point judge 3000 miles.

Russ in San Diego
 

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One of the judges (on the premium) was from NH and had no points. The other is from Conn and has 3 major stakes points, although from what a past co-judge has indicated to me he is not the sharpest nail in the bucket.
 

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Congrats to SallyAnn and Yukon!!

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Does anyone know what the set up was in the 4th series of Qualifying?

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The 4th series Qualifying test was a water triple run from just behind where the 1st series retired fell and run into the big pond. Marks on far left and far right sides of pond.
R/H down the shore retired canoe mark thrown in cover in water, Middle a water reentry thrown up and out on land at base of fallen tree, L/H short swim flyer up on land.
 
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