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Saturday, November 14, 2015

And The Winner Is



AND THE WINNER IS....


5. FC-AFC Keeno's Gizmo "Gizmo", LM, 
Handled by Al Arthur
Owned by Bruce & Betty Hall











 


The Finalists

The Finalists


5. FC-AFC Keeno's Gizmo "Gizmo", LM, Al Arthur

6. FC-AFC In The Hunt Farm's Executive Sweet "Sweet", LF, Ty Rorem

10. FC-AFC Drake's Bay Parting Of The Sea "Moses", LM, Wayne Curtis

11. FC-AFC Windy City's Mighty Mouse "Mickey", LM, Charlie Hines

37. NFC-AFC Robbers' Stray Bullet "Bullet", LM, Alan Pleasant

52. FC-AFC Good Idea's Outta Sight "Stevie", LM, Ken Neil

53. FC-CFC-CAFC Jazztime Cut To The Chase "Chase", LM, Steve Yozamp

55. FC Rock River Benjamin "Ben", LM, Bill Eckett

75. FC-AFC Fresh Squeezed Juice "Juice", LM, Mark Medford 

81. FC Sweetie's Easy Rider "Ford", LM, Jim Gonia

83. FC NTK's Rock Me On The Water "Jackson", LM, Chris Ledford

84. FC Hyfly'n Turbo Jet "Turbo", LM, Ray Voigt

 


Re-Run 83. FC NTK's Rock Me On The Water "Jackson", LM, Chris Ledford

RF: straight to the bird

LF: put his nose on it!

LR: took a wide right path then made an immediate left to scoop up his bird.

RR: smacked it!


 


Re-Run/Handle 55. FC Rock River Benjamin "Ben", LM, Bill Eckett

RF: made a pass to the left and had his bird.

LF: straight to the area made a turn right then left and had the bird.

LR: straight to the area and kept driving the hillside, the dog was tweeted in to the bird. Handle.

RR: pinned it!


 


5. FC-AFC Keeno's Gizmo "Gizmo", LM, Al Arthur

RF: nailed it!

LF: picture perfect mark!

LR: skimmed the right side of the blind then turned left into the area and snatched up his bird.

RR: straight to the area and hunted it up


 


Handle 84. FC Hyfly'n Turbo Jet "Turbo", LM, Ray Voigt

RF: small tight hunt and had his bird.

LF: hunted a bit short and right of the guns then got wider right before moving into the area and to retrieve his bird.

LR: straight to the bird.

RR: took a path wide and left of the area kept punching up the hill past the area and was Handled to the bird.


 


No-Bird 83. FC NTK's Rock Me On The Water "Jackson", LM, Chris Ledford

No-Bird on the Hen Pheasant

# 83 will run last

 


81. FC Sweetie's Easy Rider "Ford", LM, Jim Gonia

RF: stepped on it

LF: made several passes in the area and had his bird.

LR: went to the right of the holding blind then veered to the left and grabbed his bird.

RR: traveled a path toward the area got a bit wide left of the area got a little higher on the hill angling to the bird and stomped on it!


 


Handle X 2 75. FC-AFC Fresh Squeezed Juice "Juice", LM, Mark Medford

RF: got a bit deep but worked over to his bird quick

LF: went into the mark from the incorrect side and was Handled to the bird

LR: went right of the holding blind est a hunt turned to the left made a few loops in the area and had his bird.

RR: went wide right of the area and was Handled to the bird


 


No-Bird 55. FC Rock River Benjamin "Ben", LM, Bill Eckett

No Bird on the Drake Mallard Flyer

# 55 will now run last

 


53. FC-CFC-CAFC Jazztime Cut To The Chase "Chase", LM, Steve Yozamp

RF: went a bit deep made a pass to the right then to the left and got his bird

LF: went under the arc est an area hunt to retrieve his bird.

LR: took a path wide and right of the holding blind made a loop there then over to the left to grab the bird.

RR: went into the mark under the arc and rapidly retrieved his bird


 


Handle X 2 52. FC-AFC Good Idea's Outta Sight "Stevie", LM, Ken Neil

RF: put his nose on it!

LR: took a path just to the right of the flyer station and was Handled to the LR.

RR: headed for the incorrect brush pile and was Handled to the RR.

LF: small area hunt and had his bird.


 


37. NFC-AFC Robbers' Stray Bullet "Bullet", LM, Alan Pleasant

RF: straight to the area and retrieved the bird quick

LF: made two tight turns in the area to retrieve the bird

LR: went to the left of the holding blind  then deep and right for one big loop then over to the left to retrieve the bird.

RR: went just under the arc made a few passes then had his bird.





 


Handle X 2 11. FC-AFC Windy City's Mighty Mouse "Mickey", LM, Charlie Hines

RF: straight to the bird

LF: drilled it!

LR: drove deep of the area and was Handled to the bird

RR: took a good initial line to the area took a turn to the left instead of the right then was Handled to the bird



 


10. FC-AFC Drake's Bay Parting Of The Sea "Moses", LM, Wayne Curtis

RF: came in right of the mark made a few loop right and deep before moving to the left to grab his bird.

LF: went into the fall area left of the station then over to the bird.

LR: traveled a true path to the bird held up a bit short of the fall area then quickly pushed on up the hill to snatch his bird.

RR: went just to the left of the fall made a turn to the right to retrieve his bird.

 


6. FC-AFC In The Hunt Farm's Executive Sweet "Sweet", LF, Ty Rorem

Right Flyer: Came into the bird from the right, straight to it!

Left Flyer: Came left of the guns, got to the area in front of the guns and hunted this fall area until she found her bird – tight hunt

Left Retired: Went up and hooked the blind on her way straight to the bird

Right Retired: going up wide left, curving right as she got close to the top of the hill straight to the bird.



 


Test Dogs To The Line …

The first Test Dog came to the line at 1:12 pm

FC-AFC Ebb Tide's Ode To Irish Soul, handled by Kirk Lillebo

Right Flyer: Excellent

Left Flyer: Excellent

Middle Left: Up right corridor, came in right of the guns, came over to far left and handled

Middle Right: Out deep, turned back to fall area, hunted till found



At 1:20, Island Hopper handled by Larry Mike Smith came to the line.

Right Flyer: Nice!

Left Flyer: Hunted

Middle Left: right of the blind, had to hunt his way back to the left

Middle Right: 100 yards left and going away, worked his way back to the fall area and the bird

 


Series 10 Land Quad

Series 10 takes us to an entirely new area of Clear Creek Sports Club. We arrive overlooking a similar field to the area in which series 9 had been run. The conditions remain pleasant with a steady breeze out of the South and a temperature of 64'F. Series 10 is a land quad with three flyers. The mat is facing the North. Series 10 begins with a stand out hen pheasant flyer (Left Flyer (LF),to the left of the mat measuring 145 yds from the mat. This station is positioned at the base of a hill throwing hard angle back left landing in medium cover. The second bird of this quad is to the right of the first mark and deep measuring a distance of 255 yds. This station is sitting high on the hillside throwing a dead hen pheasant to the left. This bird is also landing in medium cover and these gunners retire behind a large clump of brush. We will refer to this station as the Left Retired (LR). The third mark to be thrown is a drake mallard flyer situated to the right and deep of the second mark. The third mark measures a distance of 289 yds. and retires behind a large brush pile. We will refer to this mark as the Right Retired (RR). The final mark in this series 10 land quad is to the right and shorter from the previous measuring a distance of 136 yds. This station is throwing a rooster pheasant flyer to the left landing in medium cover. This station remains visible during the test and we will refer to this bird as the Right Flyer (RF). It is taking between 6 to 8 mins a dog to complete.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


 


Callbacks to the Tenth Series

The Callbacks to the Tenth Series:

5, 6, 10, 11, 37, 52, 53, 55, 75, 81, 83 and 84


5. FC-AFC Keeno's Gizmo "Gizmo", LM, Al Arthur

6. FC-AFC In The Hunt Farm's Executive Sweet "Sweet", LF, Ty Rorem

10. FC-AFC Drake's Bay Parting Of The Sea "Moses", LM, Wayne Curtis

11. FC-AFC Windy City's Mighty Mouse "Mickey", LM, Charlie Hines

37. NFC-AFC Robbers' Stray Bullet "Bullet", LM, Alan Pleasant
52. FC-AFC Good Idea's Outta Sight "Stevie", LM, Ken Neil
53. FC-CFC-CAFC Jazztime Cut To The Chase "Chase", LM, Steve Yozamp

55. FC Rock River Benjamin "Ben", LM, Bill Eckett
75. FC-AFC Fresh Squeezed Juice "Juice", LM, Mark Medford 
81. FC Sweetie's Easy Rider "Ford", LM, Jim Gonia
83. FC NTK's Rock Me On The Water "Jackson", LM, Chris Ledford
84. FC Hyfly'n Turbo Jet "Turbo", LM, Ray Voigt

A total of twelve dogs called back to the tenth.


The starting number is 6.


Ken & Brenda Neil

Jim Gonia & Mark Medford

The Handlers Called Back To The 10th Series



 


Waiting on the Callbacks …

 


Pick-up 57. FC Maple Creek's Spirit Warrior "Levi", LM, Wayne Curtis

F: front footed it!

SLR: traveled a path at the bird, made a loop just shy of the fall and then continued on to grab the bird.

SRR: under the arc and straight to the bird

LR: took a wide right path of the area dog went way right and kept driving, handler attempted to handle but had to Pick Up the dog before he completed the test.



 


Handle X 2 51. FC Shooter's Super Chief "Buddy", LM, Alan Pleasant

F: pinned it!

SLR: took a true path toward the bird, got near the holding blind and took a left then made a quick move to the right and got the bird.

LR: looked to be going for the SLR, skimmed to the left of the SLR holding blind drove the hill toward the LR pop-ed half way there and was Handled to the bird.

SRR: Handled to the bird.






 


Handle 55. FC Rock River Benjamin "Ben", LM, Bill Eckett

F: made two passes in the area and got the bird.

SLR: got deep on the hill heading toward the flyer and was Handled to the bird.

SRR: straight to the bird.

LR: took a path wide right of the area, made a pass left just deep of the holding blind then turned to the right and got his bird.


 


Handle 53. FC-CFC-CAFC Jazztime Cut To The Chase "Chase", LM, Steve Yozamp

F: stabbed it!

SRL: had the afterburners on, continued to drive the hill and was Handled to the bird.

SRR: went high on the dam to scoop up his bird.

LR: traveled a path wide and right of the fall, then worked his way to the bird.






 


52. FC-AFC Good Idea's Outta Sight "Stevie", LM, Ken Neil

*** The wind has switched and is now hitting the handlers on the left shoulder as they over look the test.

F: smashed it!

SRL: went into the mark under the arc, got a bit deep, turned around toward the area put on a small area hunt to find his bird.

SRR: plowed thru the cover and grabbed his bird.

LR: traveled a path wide right of the area then veered in toward the area to put his nose on the bird.



 


Handle 38. FC RMR Ebonstars Magic SH "Emmy", LF, Clint Avant


F: made a turn left then right and got the bird

SRR: ran to the holding blind made a loop at the base of the dam then went up the dam and dug out her bird.

SLR: ran to the far clump of trees deep of the area est a hunt on the hill deep and pop-ed, the dog was then Handled to the bird.

LR: took a path just to the right of the area made a quick turn to the left and had her bird.







 


People Watching …

Or, should that be dog watching!







 


No-Bird 37. NFC-AFC Robbers' Stray Bullet "Bullet", LM, Alan Pleasant

No-Bird Flyer

F: put his nose on it!

SRL: headed for a clump of trees deep of the fall then turned in toward the holding blind est a hunt to the left then circled deep on the hillside, putting on a significant hunt before retrieving the bird.

SRR: ran to the blind up on the dam and then got the bird.

LR: got left of the holding blind made a quick turn to the right making a couple passes in the area to grab his bird.


 


Handle 29. Lane's Thrilla N Manilla "Frazier", LM, Ryan Brasseaux

F: nailed it!

SRL: got deep of the area est a hunt there then turned toward the area putting up an extensive hunt just to the left of the bird, kept getting closer to the bird but just could not smell it, the dog was then Handled to the bird.

SRR: jumped into the cover up the dam and scooped the birdl.

LR: traveled a path wide right of the area made two passes in the area and got the bird.



 


Handle 22. FC 3 R's Carbon Calie "Calie", LF, Bill Eckett

*** The wind is now directly out of the Northwest making it a downwind test at the moment

F: a turn left then right to snatch up his bird.

SRL: got deep of the area and looped back to the left of the holding blind , est a hunt wide and left of the area, the dog was then Handled to the bird.

SRR: dove into the cover and reappeared with the bird.

LR: traveled an accurate path toward the area, just missed the bird on the left made three loops around the holding blind before coming up with her bird.








 


19. FC-AFC Bayou Teche Eye On The Ball "Slider", LM, Lauren Hays

F:  the dog let out a loud yelp taking off from the line and straight to the bird.

SRL: ran toward the blind turned toward the area 1/2 to the bird then turned toward the holding blind made a loop deep and left of the holding blind, turned toward the area again just missing the bird then dog got deep of the area est a hunt to then work his way to the bird.

SRR: smashed it!

LR: pinned it!


 


12. FC-AFC Indi Go Girl "Indy", LF, Chris Ledford

F: drilled it!

SRL: got just deep and left of the holding blind then turned toward the area making several passes before coming up with the bird.

SRR: blew thru the SRR near the base of the dam almost reaching the LR then made a big loop in toward the area to retrieve the bird clean.

LR: ran a path at the holding blind made a move to the left est a hunt there and worked her way over to the bird.




 


11. FC-AFC Windy City's Mighty Mouse "Mickey", LM, Charlie Hines

F: front footed it!

SRL: went under the arc and over to scoop up the bird.

SRR: came into the mark high on the hill and put his nose on it!

LR: chalk-lined at the holding blind made a pass to the left then immediately turned to the right and pounced on his bird!



 




2015 NRC
Running Order

1. NAFC-FC Texas Troubador "Tubb", LM, Martha Russell
2. FC-AFC B Bumble "Stinger", LM, Ray Voigt
3. FC-AFC Good Idea's Second Wind "Vapor", LF, Ken Neil
4. FC Castile Creeks Kingseeds Rebel Yell "Billy", LM, Danny Farmer
5. FC-AFC Keeno's Gizmo "Gizmo", LM, Al Arthur
6. FC-AFC In The Hunt Farm's Executive Sweet "Sweet", LF, Ty Rorem
7. FC Crow Rivers Lucky To The Max "Lucky", LM, Steve Yozamp
8. FC Tuck N Roll II "Tucker", LM, John Henninger
9. FC Field Of Dreams Ranger's Jesse James "Jesse", LM, Alan Pleasant
10. FC-AFC Drake's Bay Parting Of The Sea "Moses", LM, Wayne Curtis
11. FC-AFC Windy City's Mighty Mouse "Mickey", LM, Charlie Hines
12. FC-AFC Indi Go Girl "Indy", LF, Chris Ledford
13. AFC Fireweed's Poison Ivy "Ivy", CF, Jerry Patopea
14. Making The Grade "Mako", LM, Rob Erhardt
15. Moonstones Melody "Jones", LM, Florence Sloane
16. FC Watermark's Power Punch "Buddy", LM, Eric Fangsrud
17. FC Baypoint's Shades Of Bleu "Magic", LM, Jim Gonia
18. Lock Five's Got Her Blue Genes On "Baby", LF, Ray Voigt
19. FC-AFC Bayou Teche Eye On The Ball "Slider", LM, Lauren Hays
20. FC Truluck's Green Timber Mystique "Teek", LM, Danny Farmer
21. FC-AFC Nightwinds Desert Deacon MH "Mel", LM, Alan Madsen
22. FC 3 R's Carbon Calie "Calie", LF, Bill Eckett
23. FC-AFC Ragin Eye Of The Storm*** "Cane", LM, Alan Pleasant
24. FC-AFC JJ Of Red Rock "JJ", LM, Bill Totten
25. FC Horsetooth's Center Ice "Stanley", LM, Kenny Trott
26. FC Midway Twin City Limits "Leo", LM, Tim Milligan
27. FC-AFC FWR's Wood River's Highest Summit "Denali", LF, Mark Medford
28. FC-AFC Tru's Little Cruiser "Cruise", LM, John Henninger
29. Lane's Thrilla N Manilla "Frazier", LM, Ryan Brasseaux
30. Thunderstruck Like None Otter MH "Otter", GM, Ty Rorem
31. FC-AFC Bay Blue's All American Girl "Libby", LF, John Russell
32. FC Racin' In The Rough "Nitro", LM, Ed Forry
33. FC-AFC Patton's Natural Born World Shaker "Luke", LM, Kathy Folsom
34. FC-AFC Maple Creek's Mattie Mae "Mattie", LF, Ray Voigt
35. FC-AFC Candlewood's Skyrocket "Sky", LF, Chris Ledford
36. FC Trumarc's Gratuity "Tippy", LF, Danny Farmer
37. NFC-AFC Robbers' Stray Bullet "Bullet", LM, Alan Pleasant
38. FC RMR Ebonstars Magic SH "Emmy", LF, Clint Avant
39. FC-AFC Biggun's Wild Rose Warrior MH "Rosie", LF, Rob Erhardt
40. FC-AFC-CNFC-CNAFC Nightwings Marsh Leader "Guide", LM, Bill Sargenti
41. FC Low Tides Pounder "LB", LM, Al Arthur
42. FC-AFC Flyway's Long Tall Sally "Sally", LF, Luann Pleasant
43. FC-AFC Castlebay Abe's Cranberry Run "Abe", LM, Ed Forry
44. FC-AFC Dottie Ray's League Of Her Own "Dottie", LF, Andy Kahn
45. FC-AFC Parriette's Abby Gale "Abby", LF, David Zalunardo
46. FC Magic Tricks Autumn Creek Tazz "Tazz", LM, Paul Sletten
47. Creek Robbers Black Powder Mag "Maggie", LF, John Henninger
48. FC-AFC Chopper's Rx To Win "Windy", LF, Bob Crabb
49. FC-AFC Roux's Blackthorn Banshee "Alli", LF, Ellen McNeill
50. FC Bluegoose's Morning Mist "Rainey", LF, Ray Voigt
51. FC Shooter's Super Chief "Buddy", LM, Alan Pleasant
52. FC-AFC Good Idea's Outta Sight "Stevie", LM, Ken Neil
53. FC-CFC-CAFC Jazztime Cut To The Chase "Chase", LM, Steve Yozamp
54. FC Whitewater Klondike Franchise "Ike", LM, Danny Farmer
55. FC Rock River Benjamin "Ben", LM, Bill Eckett
56. FC Road Warriors Dieter Brock "Deets", LM, Dave Rorem
57. FC Maple Creek's Spirit Warrior "Levi", LM, Wayne Curtis
58. FC LKY's Controlled Chaos "Riot", LM, Kenny Trott
59. FC-AFC Hockley Creek's Big Hitter "Manny", LM, Robby Bickley
60. FC-AFC See Jane Run For Blue "Jane", LF, Chris Ledford
61. FC-AFC Tucquan's Ode To Sweetness JH "Payton", LM, Sammie Thompson
62. FC Sorol Green River Indian Scout "Carson", LM, Rob Erhardt
63. FC-CFC Handjems Artful Dodger "Dodger", LM, Ryan Brasseaux
64. FC Manny B Manny "Manny", LM, Jerry Patopea
65. FC Delpond's Aunt Jemima "Jemma", LF, Alan Pleasant
66. FC-AFC Fenway's Triple Crown "Yaz", LM, Steve O'Connell
67. FC-AFC Sundog's Maximum Pursuit "Max", LM, John Henninger
68. NAFC-FC Hardscrabble Roxie McBunn "Roxie", LF, Ray Voigt
69. NFC Trumarc's Dot Come "Dottie", LF, Danny Farmer
70. AFC Wight's Goddess Of Victory MH "Nike", LF, Tracy Wight
71. FC Hardscrabble's Seaside Shutterbug "Bug", LF, Al Arthur
72. FC Ellie Of Redrock "Ellie", LF, Bill Totten
73. FC-AFC Midnight Shooter III "Shooter", LM, Pat Nicholls
74. FC Mossy Oak's Fowl Language "Naughty", LF, Steve Blythe
75. FC-AFC Fresh Squeezed Juice "Juice", LM, Mark Medford
76. FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready To Rumble "Ali", LM, Ryan Brasseaux
77. FC Swift Rivers No Problems "Kenny", LM, Ed Forry
78. AFC Leica Sabertooth "Tiger", LM, Dave Rorem
79. FC Back By Popular Demand "Petey", LM, Alan Pleasant
80. FC Landover's Joy "Joy", LF, Dave Ward
81. FC Sweetie's Easy Rider "Ford", LM, Jim Gonia
82. FC-AFC Ruff Rivers Oasis On The Plains "Colby", LF, Clint Avant
83. FC NTK's Rock Me On The Water "Jackson", LM, Chris Ledford
84. FC Hyfly'n Turbo Jet "Turbo", LM, Ray Voigt
85. FC-AFC Citori's No Holds Barred "Free", LF, Bill Sargenti
86. FC Vinwood's Million Dollar Baby "Babe", LF, Danny Farmer
87. FC Wetlands Way Out Willie "Willie", LM, John Henninger
88. FC-AFC Aksarben's Black Skyy "Skyy", LM, Rob Erhardt
89. FC-AFC Watermark's The Black Pearl "Freedom", LF, Luann Pleasant
90. FC-AFC Watermark's BB Standing Ovation "Bravo", LM, Bill Eckett
91. AFC Freeridin Miss Kitty "Kitty", LF, Kenny Trott
92. FC-AFC Cool Fuel "Nitro", LM, Rich Pingatore
93. FC-AFC Lake Countrys Mac Tiger "Bullet", LM, Alan Pleasant
94. NAFC-FC Dottie Ray's Ivy League "Ivy", LF, Andy Kahn
95. AFC Moxie Gunner "Moxie", LF, Russ Hardy
96. FC Cajun Country Crystal "Crystal", LF, Ryan Brasseaux
97. FC-AFC Mercy Mercy Mercy Me "Mercy", LF, John Stracka
98. FC-AFC Tweed's Rough Rider "Teddy", LM, Dave Smith