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Dunn’s Tried’N True Declared Missouri Champion; Whippoorwill Blue Blood Wins Open All-Age Stake

Missouri Open All-Age Trials

By Bonnie Hidalgo | Apr 19, 2017
Dunn's Tried'n True  Winner of the Missouri Open Championship; Second in the All-Age Stake

Grovespring, Mo. — With a brilliant performance, Dunn’s Tried’N True captured the title of 2017 Missouri Open Champion. He was capably handled by Luke Eisenhart for owners Will and Rita Dunn of Lebanon, Ky. The champion impressed with five stylish finds and a big, forward race.

Runner-up honors went to True Confidence, pointer male owned by Frank and Jean La Nasa of Isanti, Minn., and also handled by Luke Eisenhart. He scored four excellent finds in his hour.

The Missouri Open All-Age Stake was won decisively by Whippoorwill Blue Blood, owned by Dr. Jack Huffman  of Michigan City, Miss., and Keith Wright of Covington, Ind. Larry Huffman handled the pointer male to the victory. Blue stylishly pointed game on four occasions in his hard-driving, forward hour. Dunn’s Tried’N True was back in the winners’ circle as second. Third place went to Cole Train, also handled by Luke Eisenhart. This pointer male belongs to Dr. Fred Corder of Corinth, Miss.

The eight-day trial commenced on Monday, March 20, with the Southwest Missouri Sportsmen’s Club’s Missouri Open All-Age which attracted a field of forty pointers and setters. The Don Fox Memorial Derby drew twelve entries and was run on Thursday afternoon. The Missouri State Field Trial Association hosts the Missouri Open Championship. It followed the Don Fox Derby beginning on Friday, March 24, with an entry of 42 dogs. The Field Trial Sportsmen’s grounds at Grovespring, Mo., is home to these National qualifying all-age stakes.

The grounds at Grovespring were in good shape this spring. Last year’s mowed strips were still prominent; the three one-hour courses offer a helpful flow to encourage forward patterns. Many coveys of quail were located during the trial in addition to the birds which were released twice daily throughout the event.

The drawing for all stakes was held just down Parks Creek road from the clubhouse at the home of Andy and Sharleen Daugherty on Saturday, March 18. Sharleen conducted the drawing with the aid of trial chairman George Hill.

The winner of the Don Fox Memorial Derby was Fraser’s John Henry, handled by Andy Daugherty for owner Jeff Fraser of New York, N. Y. Phillips Nosam Line placed second; his owner Tucker Johnson of Hobe Sound, Fla.,

recently purchased Sam. The young pointer was handled by Luke Eisenhart. Hush Money was third; he is owned by Jay McKenzie of Eureka, Kan., and was handled by Randy Anderson.

Judges for the Missouri Championship were Dave Capstick and Tim Self, both of Jonesburg, Mo. These two gentlemen are well respected judges who have judged numerous championships for all breeds. They have worked and competed with their own dogs for many years and know what it takes to be a champion.

Judges for the Open All-Age were as advertised, Joe and Tessa Hughes of Locust Fork, Ala. They watched the dogs carefully and chose popular winners. The Hughes compete with their own dogs as amateurs in all-age and shooting dog stakes. They are know-ledgeable bird dog people and were enjoyable to be around.

In the Open Derby, Joe Hughes was joined by Dennis Hidalgo of Brighton, Colo. Dennis has successfully competed in field trials since the 1980s with pointers, setters and red setters.

George Hill, Kendell Schmidt, Hank Jansen, Jim Jackman, Kipp Linard, and Sharleen Daugherty were instrumental in putting this great trial on. George Hill was trial chairman. Sharleen Daugherty handled secretarial and social duties. Kipp Linard was the head marshal for the Open All-Age. Kendell Schmidt, Hank Jansen, and George Hill took turns planting from horseback and marshalling. The courses were salted every morning by either Jim Jackman or Kendell Schmidt from an ATV. Dennis Hidalgo pitched in with dog wagon driving as did Gailen Cooper and George Hill Wednesday night was the fish fry, cooked by Kendell Schmidt with the help of Hank Jansen and Jim Jackman. Kendell honored longtime Southwest Missouri Sportsmen’s Club members John and Betty Evans by dedicating the meal to them. He also spoke of their generous donation of lespedeza seed which Kendell sowed with Jim Jackman’s help on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning just before the rain. They put in seven plots, with some on each of the three one-hour courses.

Saturday night was the champion’s dinner sponsored by Dominator’s Rebel Heir’s owner James W. Hamilton, Jr. of Atlanta, Ga. Jamie Daniels handled the 2016 champion. This was a delicious dinner of smoked pork chops and all the trimmings. Kendell Schmidt did the cooking with help from Sharleen and Hank. Piper Huffman and Tiffany Genre helped with clean-up.

Sharleen fed us all like royalty at the happy hours every night that there wasn’t a dinner, five nights in all. The appetizers she created obliterated the need for dinner.

Purina sponsored this event and generously supplied dog food. This trial is a Purina Points trial and a Purina Handler of the Year points program member.

Purina is a very generous sponsor of the entire Missouri Open program. Purina Pro Plan Sport/Performance is the food of choice for most professional handlers and amateurs too. This great product supplies a high energy sporting dog with everything nutritionally needed for peak performance. Purina donated Pro Plan dog food which was distributed among the winning handlers. The Missouri State Field Trial Association and the Southwest Missouri Sportsmen’s Club are very grateful to Purina for the support it has given them through the years.

Open All-Age Stake Winners

Whippoorwill Blue Blood is no stranger to the winners’ circle, having qualified for the National Championship more than once. In this stake, he showed himself to be first rate.

Whippoorwill Blue Blood appeared in the 11th brace which released on Tuesday afternoon at Little Vine. Blue was through the loop in a flash. He showed on the left in sycamore; reaching the cross row he pointed there at 19. He looked good for the flush of his quarry. He faded to the front on the ridge. The other dog’s scout called point at 36 for Blue, which stood beside the fence before the blue house. Blue scored again at 39 in the bull pasture. At 41 he honored his bracemate’s stand. At 45 on the north fence Blue was on point with his bracemate honoring. Huffman had to climb the fence to put the birds up but both dogs were attractive and mannerly throughout. Blue showed on the far left in Climer’s pasture. He continued into the clubhouse loop where he displayed a hard driving finish.

Dunn’s Tried’N True, second, is a consistent performer with multiple championship placements for his proud owners. Handler Luke Eisenhart has this dog fine-tuned; they function as a team.

Tried’N True drew the 13th brace which ran on Wednesday morning. An occasional distant roll of thunder was heard early morning. It moved closer as this brace progressed. True scored a limb find below double gates at 13. He powered into Davis bottom, taking the right edge. Point was called  at 23 and as we rode to him something transpired with the bracemate. Luke called flight of birds and fired; the bracemate was taken up. The judges or gallery did not see the birds. Farther down that line at 26, True locked up and carded a very nice find. He continued attractively forward through the island field and beyond. He scored another pretty find on Apple Tree Hill at 48. True finished the hour far to the front in Little Vine.

Cole Train placed third with some incredibly huge moves and one nice find. His owner Dr. Fred Corder often runs him. Luke Eisenhart handled him here and with the aid of scout Tommy Davis kept track of Cole for the hour. Cole Train appeared in the ninth brace.

Cole Train rimmed the ridges of the clubhouse loop and was next seen on the far side of it. Cole was big running and a real handful during the first half. In the second half, he still ran the limits of the course but showed in the right places. Just into sycamore bottom he pointed but corrected. Across the road at 34, he tallied a find with superb style and manners. He continued making strong sweeping moves and finished with yet another huge, forward cast.

MISSOURI OPEN ALL-AGE RUNNING

Salem’s Annie Oakley (Daugherty) and Whippoorwill Foto Op (Huffman) broke away fast to the front. At 16 Annie was pointing in the field below the double gates. The bird was under her and when she was asked to relocate it did not go well. “Jill” ran the hour hard and forward with occasional absences but no bird work.

True Confidence (Eisenhart) ran with Lester’s Jazz Man (Anderson). Jazz scored a good find at 6 but was lost before the hour was done. True had an unproductive at the end of sycamore bottom at 24. On top of the ridge, he pointed a covey at 32, all in order. He carded another nice covey find at 36.

Game Strut (Davis) and S F Bandwagon (Smith). At 5, just before the blue house, Game Strut scored a beautiful covey find. In the bull pasture at 15, Strut pointed then corrected, stopping just as a single quail lifted. He was well to the front through Climer’s. He headed left up the hill into the clubhouse loop and was not seen again until 45 when he was found on point. He was high and tight through flush and shot. Game Strut finished the hour forward. Bandwagon’s sore feet kept him from running.

Barshoe Five’N Dimer (Vincent) and Valiant (Anderson) were the first brace on a hot Monday afternoon. Valiant’s owner Jay MacKenzie was riding. Both dogs were forward in pattern. Valiant pointed at 18. Dimer backed for just an instant and was up. The stand proved

unproductive. A second unproductive at 25 had Valiant on the wagon.

Touch’s Red Ryder (Eisenhart) and Whippoorwill Mayhem (Huffman) were released in Davis bottom and literally flew through it. Mayhem scored a mannerly find along the road at 7. Ryder was running well but with no birds and extreme heat he was taken up early. Mayhem continued forward but found no more game.

Westfall’s River Ice (Daugherty) pointed at 14 but it was unproductive. Ice scored a stellar covey find at 32 on the ridge. Point was also called at 32 for Cross City Hank (Davis) but that was unproductive. A second good find for Ice came at 42 near the blue house, another covey. Hank carded a covey find at 55 in Climer’s and finished to the front. Ice finished forward and going away.

Both Awsum in Motion (Eisenhart) and Miller’s Happy Jack (Anderson) showed far forward at 3. Awsum returned prior to road crossing. Jack was lost. Motion scored a beautiful find at 26 on the left side of Davis. Point was called for him below Horse Killer Hill but it was barren. Awsum was nicely forward most of the hour.

S F Mapleleaf (Smith) carded a find at 12 just out of Little Vine Loop and was nicely forward through sycamore bottom. Oakspring Big Time Warrior had been absent for awhile when Vincent threw in the towel at 22. Smith called point for Leaf at 24; both dogs were in the cross row. Birds were in the air before judges could arrive but the dogs were stationary. Leaf continued his hour forward showing well.

Beeler’s Bojangles (Beeler) and Cole Train (Eisenhart) rimmed the ridges of the clubhouse loop. Bojangles was lost. Cole’s placing effort was described above.

Whippoorwill Red Rage (Daugherty) and White Dollar (Anderson) were fast to the front and only seen on occasion. Rage was eventually lost. Dollar finished forward but found no birds.

Cross City Rip (Davis) and Whippoorwill Blue Blood (Huffman) were released at Little Vine. Blue’s performance was covered earlier. Rip was fast to the front; at 18 point was called. Rip could be seen standing far to the front in sycamore; he looked good for the flush of his game. On the ridge Rip was missing but returned from the far right. At 41 he pointed with Blue backing; no birds were produced. At 45 Rip honored attractively and was mannerly for the flush. He showed on the left in Climer’s pasture.

Awsum Country Girl (Eisenhart) and Westfall’s Rampage (Westfall) were loosed at the clubhouse gate. Rampage was lost early. Girl was forward in application; she pointed in the alley at 24 but a lengthy relocation ended with an unproductive.

Dunns Tried’N True was down with Touch’s Blackout (Anderson), the first brace on a stormy Wednesday. True’s performance was given above. Blackout was forward in pattern; into Davis bottom he took the right edge. At 23 Blackout had an undetermined involvement with his bracemate’s stand.

Anderson opted to pick up.

Beeler’s Quick Step (Beeler) and Low Rider Frank (Vincent) were turned loose after an intermission to let the thunderstorm pass. Later it was learned that it dumped hail at the clubhouse. Dr. Jim Mills was riding to watch Frank. Point was called for Quick; he was standing at the far end of sycamore bottom. The dog looked good but he moved at flush and was up. Frank came into the vicinity after the fact and pointed birds nearby; all was orderly for Frank. On the ridge at 35 he pointed a covey, style high and his manners perfect as the birds sailed over his head. Frank pointed again before the blue house at 42; he corrected his position to pinpoint the birds and was high and tight for the flush. Frank finished the hour forward out of Climer’s.

Caladen’s Davinci (Eisenhart) scored a pretty find on the west fence of the clubhouse loop at 12. Ward’s El Thunder (Daugherty) pointed at 13 just down the line. Everything was orderly for both dogs on their separate finds. Thunder went west at the twin barns and was found on point near the blue house with all in order. A long ride back to the front ensued. Vinci was also absent after the barns but showed nicely ahead in sycamore bottom. Thunder’s scout Ryan Westfall called point for the pair at 36; they were standing side by side. A brief attempt to flush was made before handlers took the dogs on. They were seldom seen for the remainder of the hour.

Touch’s Adams County (Anderson) and Whippoorwill Justified (Huffman) were the first up on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Point was called at 11; the pair was standing on the edge of the double gates field. They corrected into the cover; the result was a find for Adams County and an honor for Justified. Justified pointed with style at 24 but no birds could be found. The two pointers continued forward for the remainder of the hour.

Taylor Made (Eisenhart) scored a good find at 5 in the Little Vine Loop. Westfall’s Black Ace (Daugherty) had a nice find on a covey near the barns at 30. Both dogs were big on the ground and were eventually lost.

Manteo’s Ace of Spades (Anderson) and Whippoorwill Wild Assault (Huffman) were released in Horse Corral bottom and showed a few times in the clubhouse loop. Assault showed nicely on the far hill but past the barns both dogs were absent. Ace was picked up when he returned. Assault crossed the road and showed forward but he wasn’t connecting the dots and was picked up at the cemetery.

Erin’s Wild Justice (Eisenhart) and Westfall’s Black Thunder (Daugherty) went right to work. Wild Justice notched a nice find at 9. Thunder followed suit with a good one in the corner at 11. Wild pointed on Apple Tree but a lengthy relocation failed; Luke opted to pick up. Thunder finished well to the front in Little Vine with a find near the deer stand that was stylish and mannerly.

Phillips Field Line’s (Anderson) owner Don Stroble came from Pennsylvania to ride this brace. Whippoorwill Time Line (Huffman) had an off day and was up early. Field Line made some beautiful forward moves and had a find at 28 near the barn with good style and manners. He pointed again on the way to the blue house; he stood stylishly. He was ordered up for movement on flush.

Grovespring, Mo., March 20

Judges: Joe Hughes and Tessa Hughes

OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 38 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—WHIPPOORWILL BLUE BLOOD, 1622366, pointer male, by Whippoorwill Wild Agin—Sparkles. Dr. Jack Huffman & Keith Wright, owners; Larry Huffman, handler.

2d—DUNN’S TRIED’N TRUE, 1655258, pointer male, by Miller’s Dialing In—White Royal Pain. Will & Rita Dunn, owners; Luke Eisenhart, handler.

3d—COLE TRAIN, 1651709, pointer male, by Lance’s Last Knight—Quinton’s Pretty Baby. Dr. Fred Corder, owner; Luke Eisenhart, handler.

Don Fox Memorial Derby

Derby judges were Joe Hughes and Dennis Hidalgo. The twelve-dog stake ran on Thursday afternoon.

The winner was Fraser’s John Henry, handled by Andy Daugherty for owner Jeff Fraser. The pointer male consistently made big forward casts and carried himself attractively. John made impressive moves through sycamore and was rewarded at the end of it with a find. He displayed excellent intensity and style on a finished piece of bird work.

Phillips Nosam Line placed second for handler Luke Eisenhart and owner Tucker Johnson. This dog pointed stylishly on the cross line in sycamore but no birds were produced. He ran a very nice race from start to finish, although it was somewhat shorter in range than that of the winner.

Third was Hush Money, handled by Randy Anderson. Hush Money is a pointer male owned by Jay McKenzie who was there to watch. Hush warmed into a nice race. He scored a polished find at 16 in Davis bottom. He finished attractively, running the edges of the island field.

Judges: Dennis Hidalgo and Joe Hughes

OPEN DERBY — 6 Pointers and 6 Setters

1st—FRASER’S JOHN HENRY, 1668193, pointer male by Tallokas Lane Change—Osceola Patty Cake. Jeff Fraser, owner; Andy Daugherty, handler.

2d—PHILLIPS NOSAM LINE, 1669342, pointer male, by Lester’s Silver Design—House’s House Fly. Tucker Johnson, owner; Luke Eisenhart, handler.

3d—HUSH MONEY, 1665264, pointer male, by Ransom—Bridges Lake Rose. Jay McKenzie, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

Missouri Open Championship Winners

Dunn’s Tried’N True is owned by Will and Rita Dunn. The four-year-old white and orange pointer male was handled by Luke Eisenhart. This dog is a well-known winner, with six championship titles. He won four championships as a Derby and the Purina Top Derby Award that season.

Tried’N True ran the first brace on Sunday morning. He had a nice find at 7 to the west of the creek before the usual crossing. His next handsome find came at 12 just after second creek crossing. True ran hard, fast, and forward. He took the right edge through Davis to the center line. He picked a good route across the swollen creek and was forward through vacuum hollow. Across the island field, True continued his strong, smart pattern, consistently using the wind. His third find came at 31, before the rocky cut. On Apple Tree Hill’s left edge at 43 he scored another topnotch find. Just before the Little Vine parking area at 49 he scored his final find. His was a spectacular performance with a strong and impressively forward race for the hour with flawless style and manners on all bird work.

True Confidence made it a clean sweep for handler Luke Eisenhart. The 2017 runner-up is owned by Frank and Jean LaNasa. Confidence shared a find with his running mate at 30 near the twin barns. He scored again at 35 before the blue house. Confidence’s third find was at 52 in Horse Corral valley. At 57 near the clubhouse gate he had another divided find, all in order. His ground race was predominantly forward at excellent range. His style and manners on game were above reproach.

The judges mentioned that Whippoorwill Blue Blood was a very closely considered contender. Larry Huffman handles Blue Blood for owners Dr. Jack Huffman and Keith Wright. Blue appeared in the ninth brace which was the third to run on Saturday. Blue’s performance is described in the brace-by brace description.

Westfall’s Black Ace was also mentioned as an early favorite of the judges. Andy Daugherty handled Ace in the third brace of the stake. His hour is related below.

Championship Running

Beeler’s Quick Step (Beeler) and Lester’s Jazz Man (Anderson) hit a good lick down the course. They were absent at the start of Davis bottom but were seen midway on the left edge. They were making game and point was called; it had the appearance of a divided find but only Anderson fired. Quick was extremely stylish; both dogs were steady. Jazz pointed on the right edge at 26 but it was unproductive. Quick scored a nice find at 27 at the end of Davis. Jazz had a good find in the island field at 33, all in order. They were forward off of Apple Tree Hill and through Little Vine Loop. Jazz was picked up forward on the hill at time. Quick was picked up beyond the hill, to the front and going away.

Awsum Country Girl (Eisenhart)  scored a find at 8 near the sycamore tree. Whippoorwill Foto Op (Huffman) was fast forward all the way through sycamore and to the barns. Her scout called point for her beyond the barns at 26; she was standing well to the front on a mowed strip. Op was there quite awhile before her handler arrived; no birds were found. Girl had an unproductive across the field at 27 and was picked up. Op continued through the bull pasture and Climer’s but located no game.

Game Strut (Davis) and Westfall’s Black Ace (Daugherty). Bill Westfall was riding to watch Ace; Ryan Westfall scouted the dog. The pointers shared a find at 2, both dogs excellent in all respects. Strut pointed successfully at the pond in clubhouse loop at 9 with Ace backing. In the draw, southwest of the twin barns at 20, Ace tallied an attractive find. Strut backed stylishly. Game Strut was eventually lost. Ace had another great find at 31 in big field below double gates. He was absent for a time during the ridge loop but was returned in time to finish going away.

Touch’s Red Rider (Eisenhart) had a terrific limb find to the front at 12. The dog stood a long time with top style and manners. He ran an extremely strong and consistently forward race. Barshoe Five’N Dimer (Vincent) was also strong on the ground but he was eventually lost.

Touch’s Blackout (Anderson) pointed at 27 but it was unproductive. Cross Country Hank (Davis) suffered an unproductive stand at 30. Hank pulled up lame in the bull pasture at 40. Blackout continued forward through Climer’s.

Westfall’s River Ice (Daugherty) and Valiant (Anderson) were released in Horse Corral Valley. Ice was sore footed and picked up early. Valiant scored a find above the parking lot at 4 with all in order. He made a huge move from clubhouse loop that took him past the barns. Valiant was not seen again under judgment.

Awsum In Motion (Eisenhart) and Whippoorwill Justified (Huffman).

Saturday’s opening hour was released just before 8:00. Motion scored at 14 near the dry pond; it was a very nice find. Seconds later point was called for Justified on the ditch line below double gates; all was in order with very fine style. Both dogs had finds in Davis bottom on the left side at 25. At 29 the setter was under birds and taken up.

Justified notched a third find on the left edge of Apple Tree Hill at 49. He finished the hour in Little Vine Loop.

Salem’s Annie Oakley (Daugherty) was found on point where the ditch meets the road in sycamore. She was standing on the bank but due to the previous night’s heavy rains the slope was slippery. She never moved her feet but slid down the bank, still on point. The bird flushed as she slid but she made no move other than to try to arrest her slide. It was dubbed a “stop to slide”. She pointed again near the blue house, took steps and was picked up at 42. Erin’s Wild Justice (Eisenhart) was not a hundred percent and was picked up early.

Manteo’s Ace of Spades (Anderson) and Whippoorwill Blue Blood (Huffman) were released heading into the bull pasture. Ace was lost early. Blue had a find just into clubhouse loop at 17. He scored again at 19 near the pond before the clubhouse. His third find came at 28 along the west fence of the loop. Blue scored again at 35 on the hill approaching the barns. He had a successful find in the alley at 48. His sixth and final find came at 58 on the treeline across from the cemetery. Despite stopping six times to point game, this dog covered a lot of course in his hour.

Lester’s Power House (Lester) and Low Rider Frank (Vincent). Power House was not on the grounds. Cole Train (Eisenhart) was moved up from brace No. 12 since his bracemate Whippoorwill Red Rage was also scratched. Cole was a handful and was picked up before the hour was up. Frank pointed on the right side of Davis at 22; relocation was required and was successfully completed. Frank was forward for the better part of the hour.

True Confidence’s hour was covered earlier. Phillips Field Line (Anderson) pointed at 6 but no birds were produced. He shared a find at 30 near the twin barns. Field Line’s second find came at 57 and was also a divided find. Field Line turned in a good ground effort.

Miller’s Dialing In (Lester) and Westfall’s Black Thunder (Daugherty). The sixth and final brace on Saturday released just before 4:00 p. m. Dialing In was not on the trial grounds so Thunder ran as a bye. He had a good find at 10 behind the clubhouse; at 25 he pointed quail at the end of the alley. He scored again at 36, along the road before the cemetery. Thunder’s fourth and final find occurred just before the creek crossing. He finished forward.

Dunn’s Tried’N True’s (Eisenhart) winning performance was listed above. Whippoorwill Time Line (Huffman) pointed on the far right edge at 9 but took steps at the flush.

Lester’s Pete Rose (Lester) and White Dollar (Anderson) broke nicely forward. Dollar was seen pointing on the left just into sycamore at 9. The birds were too close. When they flushed he moved and ended his bid. Pete was lost and not returned under judgment.

Westfall’s Rampage (Daugherty) scored a nice covey find at 3 near the barns, all in order. Caladen’s Davinci (Eisenhart) scored a beautiful find on the fenceline before the blue house at 6; high style and manners were on display. Just into the bull pasture he pointed again but things weren’t quite right there and Luke picked him up. Rampage was absent for awhile but showed in the bull pasture. In the corner by Climer’s gate he pointed at 17 but all was not right and he was up.

Lester’s Sunny Hill Jo (Lester) carded a find in Davis bottom at 27 with excellent style and manners. Miller’s Happy Jack (Anderson) pointed birds on the left edge of Apple Tree Hill at 45 with Jo honoring nicely. Jo finished the hour well into Little Vine. Jack finished forward, heading toward sycamore.

Ward’s El Thunder (Daugherty) had a mishap on game in sycamore bottom at 10. Taylor Made had a lengthy absence so Eisenhart threw in the towel.

Whippoorwill Wild Assault (Huffman) was strong and forward but found no birds. Touch’s Adams County (Anderson) was also strong and forward. Point was called for him near the blue house but he corrected on. In the bull pasture at 18 he pointed with magnificent style but on relocation he ran over the bird and was up.

Whippoorwill Mayhem (Huffman) and Cross City Rip (Davis) made up the fourth brace Sunday afternoon. With the entire third course available and the threat of heavy rain for Monday it seemed prudent to gain the brace.

Mayhem was lame and did not run. Rip was gone for a bit in the clubhouse loop but once returned he remained forward. Rip found no birds.

Miller’s Speed Dial (Lester) and Oakspring Big Time Warrior (Vincent) were the only brace to run on Monday. It started raining Sunday night but let up long enough to run this final brace of the Championship. Warrior scored a find near the dry pond before double gates. Speed Dial found game a moment later along the ditch line. Both dogs acquitted themselves well. Warrior had a nice covey find in Davis bottom. Speed pointed again late in the hour on the way out of Little Vine Loop. He performed an excellent relocation into the woods and was mannerly for the flush.

Judges: Dave Capstick and Tim Self

MISSOURI OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] — 42 Entries

Winner—DUNN’S TRIED’N TRUE, 1655258, pointer male, by Miller’s Dialing In—White Royal Pain. Will & Rita Dunn, owners; Luke Eisenhart, handler.

Runner-Up—TRUE CONFIDENCE, 1622365, pointer male, by Two Acres Bulldog—Bar P Anex. Frank & Jean LaNasa, owners; Luke Eisenhart, handler.

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