May Quail Trial Results and Photos

Apple BlossomsWhat a fabulous weekend for a trial May 18 and 19th were! Thanks to Al Robbins for all the hard work managing his beautiful property so we could all enjoy the most perfect spring weekend. Thanks to everyone who supported the trial, helped out…judged, planted quail, brought food, drove us up the hill etc. etc. and Pat for attending to Secretary duties… and to everyone who came to run their gundogs!

Sat_OD Winners
Saturday Open Derby Winners: 1. Chasehill Little Thud, Tim Kisieleski/o, Mike Flewelling/h  2. Sunkhaze Fast Draw, Mike Flewelling  3. Magic Mist Jack, Joe Dahl (Judges: Al Robbins, Kevin Harris)

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Saturday Open Shooting Dog Winners: 1. Chasehill Ben Franklin, Mike Flewelling  2. Green Mountain Keeper, Frank Joyal  3. Pal’s Sea Pearl, Chris Mathan (Judges: Tony Bly, Mike Best)

Sun_OD Winners
Sunday Open Derby Winners: (from right to left) 1. Bog Brook Okie Dokie, Joe Dahl  2. Sunkhaze Fast Draw, Mike Flewelling  3. Sunkhaze Whoa Nelly, Mike Flewelling (Judges: Al Robbins, Chris Mathan)

A few photos from the trial. (Apologies…photographer also ran dogs and judged so many braces/dogs are missing!)

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Full report to come.

Sunday Gundog Challenge:Gundog Winners
Winners of the Gundog Challenge: (right to left) 1. Dice, Nick Kingsbury  2. Bo, Mike Wheelden  3. Jed, Laird Townsend  4. Ruger, Carlton Peabody (Judges: Steve Forrest, Al Robbins)

Thanks to all who ran their dogs in the Gundog Challenge. Congratulations to the winners and especially Nick and Dice! We hope to see you all back next spring!

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Quail Flying

May Quail Trial Drawing

May 18 – 19, 2013
Costigan Farm, Ward Road, Prospect, ME.
Stakes will begin at 8:00 am both Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY

Open Derby
Judges: Al Robbins, Kevin Harris

1a. Nellie, PF, Mike Flewelling
1b. Jack, ESM, Joe Dahl

2a. Kate, PF, Paul Furman
2b. Wyatt, PM, Mike Flewelling

3a. Thuddy, PM, Mike Flewelling
3b. Okie, ESF, Joe Dahl

Open Shooting Dog
Judges: Tony Bly, Mike Best

1a. Franklin, PM, Mike Flewelling
1b. Sadie, ESF, Kevin Harris

2a. Chip, PM, Al Robbins
2b. Rita, PF, Chris Mathan

3a. Charlie, PM, Joe Dahl
3b. Belle, PF, Steve Forrest

4a. Dallas, PM, Al Robbins
4b. Keeper, PF, Frank Joyal

5a. Kay, PF, Lee Kern
5b. Kit, PF, Chris Mathan

6a. Libby, PF, Chris Mathan

SUNDAY

Gun Dog Challenge

Open Derby
Judges: Chris Mathan, Al Robbins

1a. Duke, Vizsla M, Eric Sprague
1b. Wyatt, PM, Mike Flewelling

2a. Jack, ESM, Joe Dahl
2b. Nellie, PF, Mike Flewelling

3a. Okie, ESF, Joe Dahl
3b. Kate, PF, Paul Furman

Open Restricted Shooting Dog
Judges: Steve Forrest, Joe Dahl

1a. Thuddy, PM, Tony Bly
1b. Danny, PM, Cal Robinson

2a. Frankie, ESM, Tony Bly

3a. Joy, ESF, Cal Robinson
3b. Trash, ESF, Tony Bly

4a. LJ, PM, Craig Doherty/Tony Bly

Good luck to all!

Trial participants are invited to the Pot Luck Supper on Saturday evening at the home of Steve and Pat Forrest.

First Spring Trial Results

Many thanks to all who supported the trial especially our friends who traveled some distance from Rhode Island and New Brunswick. Despite the rain on Saturday morning during the derby stake, we had a terrific trial. Mud was the order of the day on the road to our wild bird courses due to logging activity and work being done on the power lines over the winter. Recent rain also made for boggy areas turning to shallow ponds but no one comes to spring trials in Maine unprepared for such circumstances. The walking was tough but we had plenty of birds and good dog work to make it all worth the effort. Sunday — cooler but sunny — could not have been more beautiful for running dogs.

Despite the long winter, dogs seemed in good shape and as happy as their handlers to be out trialing again. Thanks to Steve Forrest, Cal Robinson for judging the derby, and Kevin Harris, Mike Flewelling, Russ Ogilvie and Chris Mathan for judging the wild bird shooting dog stakes. Many thanks to club secretary Pat Forrest and member Al Robbins for getting lunches together, Pat for attending to secretary duties as well, and everyone who waged the mud driving us to the starting lines. (…that would be you Ricky!) Thanks to Pat and Steve for again hosting Saturday evening’s potluck at their home and to everyone who brought food including Amy Robinson who made a terrific pasta salad. Mike Flewelling brought grouse stew, Al Robbins brought spaghetti and meatballs and Joe Dahl’s wife sent along the homemade desserts.

Seems like everyone had a good time. Congratulations to all the winners!

Derby Winners

Derby Winners from right to left: 1st: Winter with Karen Unsworth, 2nd: Bradley with Erin Stolgitis, 3rd: Brynn, Bob Little. Judges: Cal Robinson, Steve Forrest.

Sat SD Winners

Sat OSD Winners: 1st: Stella with John and Erin Stolgitis, 2nd: Brady with Al Robbins, 3rd: Bandit with Joe Dahl. Judges were: Kevin Harris, Chris Mathan

Sun SD Winners

Sun OSD Winners: 1st: Riley with Joe Dahl, 2nd: Wilbur with Mike Best, 3rd: (not present) Winter, Karen Unsworth. Judges: Russ Ogilvie, Mike Flewelling

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…there’s always one clown ;-)!

Photos from Sunday’s Open Shooting Dog stake:

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Drawing for April 20-21 Trial

This is the first of our two 2013 Spring trials. We will have another trial (liberated quail) on May 18, 19 on the Ward Road grounds.

Open Derby (30 minute heats on liberated quail)
Saturday, April 20. Starts 7:00 am at Mid-Coast Maine field trial grounds (Costigan Farm) Ward Road, Prospect, ME

Judges: Cal Robinson, Steve Forrest

1A   Stella, PF, Russ Ogilvie
1B   Am, ESF, John Stolgitis/Mike Flewelling

2A   Stark, ESM, Matt Winchester
2B   Bonnie, ESF, Kellie Short

3A   Tyson, PM, John Stolgitis/Mike Flewelling
3B   Brynn, PF, Bob Little

4A   Winter, PF, Karen Unsworth
4B   Bradley, PM, Erin Stolgitis/Mike Flewelling

5A   Wyatt, PM, John Stolgitis/Mike Flewelling   

Open Shooting Dog (30 minute heats on native grouse and woodcock)
Saturday, April 20. Starts 9:00 am at West Hill Road field trial grounds, Frankfort, ME

Judges: Chris Mathan, Kevin Harris

1A   Bandit, ESF, Joe Dahl
1B   Brady, PM, Al Robbins

2A   Shea, PF, Bob Little
2B   Bella, ESF, Joe Dahl

3A   Tina, PF, Mike Stolgitis/Mike Flewelling
3B   Wilbur, PM, Mike Best

4A   Brewster, PM, John Stogitis/Mike Flewelling
4B   Hawk, ESM, Kellie Short

5A   Bo, PM, John Stolgitis/Mike Flewelling
5B   Abby, PF, Russ Ogilvie

6A   Joy, ESF, Cal Robinson
6B   Stella, PF, John Stolgitis/Mike Flewelling

7A   Franklin, PM, John Stolgitis/Mike Flewelling
7B   Sammy, ESM, Kellie Short

8A   Dee, SF, Cal Robinson

Open Shooting Dog (30 minute heats on native grouse and woodcock)
Sunday, April 21. Starts 8:00 am at West Hill Road field trial grounds, Frankfort, ME

Judges: Mike Flewelling, Russ Ogilvie

1A   Charlie, PM, Joe Dahl
1B   Winter, PF, Karen Unsworth

2A   Kit, PF (IS), Chris Mathan
2B   Dee, ESF, Cal Robinson

3A   Belle, PF, Steve Forrest/Pat Forrest
3B   Riley, ESF, Joe Dahl

4A   Shea, PF, Bob Little
4B   Wilbur, PM, Mike Best

5A   Rita, PF (IS), Chris Mathan
5B   Bella, ESF, Joe Dahl

6A   Stark, ESM, Matt Winchester
6B   Joy, ESF, Cal Robinson

7A   Bandit, ESF, Joe Dahl
7B   Brady, PM, Al Robbins

Member Brags!

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Congratulations to club member Joe Dahl for his R-U win at the 2013 Southern New England Woodcock Championship with his Magic Mist Bandit. The Winner was Richfield Silver Lining handled by our friend John Stolgitis. (Photo: Russell Ogilvie)

Congrats also to club member Russell Ogilvie for his win of the Joel Collier Derby with his pointer Woodcock Haven Stella!

Puppies!

Congrats to Club President and Secretary, Steve and Pat Forrest whose Wynot Belle had 10 puppies!! All are doing well. The pups’ sire is Craig Doherty’s Wild Apple Jack!

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…and here they are a few weeks later…

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…a lot of play time in between these pictures. We look forward to seeing some of these little hopefuls at our future trials!