American Field

Field Trial Report

Bama Quail Club

By William Goodwin | Jan 11, 2019
Pat LaBree Open Shooting Dog Winners. In foreground, from left: Tommy Rice III  with Thrill Me and  Anthony Martino with Quail Roost Accolade. Not pictured  is third placed Miller’s Stray Bullet  and Joel Norman. Standing:  Bill Clem, Bill Goodwin, Brian Peterson, Tom Brigman, judge, and  Michael Martino.

The 2018 Bama Quail Classic renewal began November 29, 2018 in Tuskegee, Ala. Mr. Gary Fuller has generously allowed us to conduct field trials on these grounds since 2000. Club members and the field trial community thank him for supporting our trial.

Nestle Purina PetCare continues to sponsored this trial and we appreciate their support. We also thank Mr. Greg Blair, Purina’s representative.

Mr. Billy Kitchens has been a mainstay of this trial since the beginning in 2000. He may have slowed down a bit, but he remains vital to the Bama Quail Classic.

Club members performed multiple functions from bird releasing to cooking, so thank you to everyone for your efforts. Connie Hicks took charge of lunches for the entire week and, along with the Florida contingent of club members, provided great food all week and for the Saturday night get-together.

Our judges were: Hunter McDuffie and Darron Hendley (Amateur Derby), Harvey Crosby and Jeff Gibbons (Amateur Shooting Dog), Bill Goodwin and Brian Peterson (Open Derby), Bill Goodwin and Tom Brigman (Open Shooting Dog). Bama Quail Club members thank these gentlemen for their efforts.


Tom Brigman was awarded first place in the Amateur Derby with his classy pointer male Harbor City Sure Shot.

The Amateur Shooting Dog winner was Miller’s California Dreamer, Fran Miller. Pineywoods Jackpot, Darron Hendley’s setter garnered second, and Waybetter Billy for Tom Brigman was third.

In the Open Shooting Dog, First Place was awarded to Thrill Me owned and handled by Tommy Rice III. Second Place went to Quail Roost Accolade owned by Dr. Susan Wells and handled by Michael Martino. Third Place was Miller’s Stray Bullet owned by Benjy Griffith and handled by Joel Norman.

Open Derby winner was One Penny More for owner Jack Arlington. In second place was Live Oak Magnificent for owner Marilyn Jones. Third was Panther Creek Game Point for owner Frank Rutland. Michael Martino had the distinction of handling all three winners.

Thank you to all of the entrants for supporting the Bama Quail Classic and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Tuskegee, Ala., November 29

Judges: Darron Hendley and Hunter McDuffie

AMATEUR DERBY — 3 Pointers

1st—HARBOR CITY CRUSHER, 1679506, male, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Reedy Fork Christy. Tom & Pam Brigman, owners; Tom Brigman, handler.

Judges: Harvey Crosby and Jeff Gibbons

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] — 29 Entries

1st—MILLER’S CALIFORNIA DREAMER, 1669258, pointer female, by Ransom—Miller’s Starwatch. Fran & Jack Miller, owners; Fran Miller, handler.

2d—PINEYWOODS JACKPOT, 1648891, setter male, by Shadow Oak Bo—Sukara’s Come Home Jessie. Darron C. Hendley, owner and handler.

3d—WAYBETTER BILLY, 1652782, pointer male, by Brown’s Tom Tom—Waybetter Reba. Thomas Brigman, owner and handler.

Judges: Tom Brigman and Bill Goodwin

PAT LABREE OPEN SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] — 22 Pointers

1st—THRILL ME, 1661569, female, by Just Irresistible—Snow Thrill. Thomas Rice III, owner and handler.

2d—QUAIL ROOST ACCOLADE, 1659642, male, by Quail Roost Spectre—Quail Roost Blackeyed Pea. Dr. Susan Wells, owner; Michael Martino, handler.

3d—MILLER’S STRAY BULLET, 1661403, male, by Just Irresistible—Miller’s Bring The Heat. Benjy Griffith, owner; Joel Norman, handler.

Judges: Bill Goodwin and Brian Peterson

OPEN DERBY — 7 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—ONE PENNY MORE, 1674414, pointer female, by Jolly’s Little Bud—She’s A Peach. J. B. Arlington, owner; Michael Martino, handler.

2d—LIVE OAK MAGNIFICENT, 1674762, pointer male, by Jolly’s Little Bud—She’s A Peach. Marilyn S. Jones, owner; Michael Martino, handler.

3d—PANTHER CREEK GAME POINT, 1680845, pointer male, by Touch’s Game Point—Jamback’s Amazing Grace. Frank Rutland, owner; Michael Martino, handler.





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