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Special Bulletin

All-America Open Shooting Dog Championship

By Shawn Kinkelaar | Sep 15, 2020

CARSON, N.D. — The All-America Open Shooting Dog Championship trial at Carson, N.D., drew a gratifying entry of 32 dogs in the Open Derby and 40 in the titular stake.

In the Derby, the winner emerged in Chelsea’s Fancy Free, white and liver pointer female owned by Brad Sadler and Zach Hilton, and handled by Shawn Kinkelaar. Second was  Great Nation, white and liver pointer male owned by Jason Blake of Eden Prairie, Minn. Third was Thunder Bolt’s Storm, white and lemon pointer female owned by Dr. Thomas Jackson of Columbus, Ind.

Winner of the All-America Open Shooting Dog Championship was Grand Prairie Thrill, winner of the Montana Open Shooting Dog Championship just a few weeks earlier. The four-year-old white and liver pointer female is owned by Mac Stidham of Columbia, S. C., and was handled by Tommy Rice. Runner-up was Chelsea’s Thunder Bolt, white and liver pointer male owned by George Hickox and Dr. Tom Jackson, both of whom where able to be at the trial. Bolt was handled by Shawn Kinkelaar.

The trial was not without its ups and downs. In the Derby, Judge Tom Oswald sustained injuries early when his horse fell with him. Scott Jordan stepped in to finish the stake. In the Championship, Judge Dr. Pat McInteer suffered back problems and Billy Stewart of Albany, Ga., completed the assignment.

John Hicks of Amelia Island, Fla. judged both stakes.

A full report is being prepared and will be filed by Debbie Ozner.

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