Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational Championship
Oxford, N. Y. — The fourteen dogs that earned an invitation to the Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational competed over the grounds at Dr. Tom Flanagan's farm near Oxford, N. Y., where the unprecedented naming in the winners occurred. The winner and the runner-up repeated their placements in the same order in 2017 as they did in 2016!
Taking the Invitational title was Grouse Hill Bell, white and orange pointer female, coming eight years of age, owned by John Capocci of Katonah, N. Y., and handled by John Stolgitis. Runner-up was Centerfold Bette, six-year-old white and black setter female owned by Dr. Harold J. Holmes of Flint, Mich., and handled by Dave Hughes.
The winner and runner-up were the only two dogs called back for the third day finals by Judges Lloyd Murray of Stark, N. H., and Mike Groy of Anville, Pa.
The grounds were a bit on the muddy side, but over all conditions during the trial were excellent.