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Field Trial Report

Central Carolina Field Trial Club

By Beth Lineberger | Dec 05, 2017
Bill Andrews All-Age Winners. Front (l-r): Brandon Furney with Touch’s Mega Mike, Mark McLean with Lester’s Private Charter and Lefty Henry with Marques Peaches N Cream. Standing: Brian Peterson, Ruthann Epp, John Ivester and Paul Falkowsky.

Hoffman, N. C. — The 67th annual Central Carolina trial followed the Tar Heel Open Championship at the Sandhills Wildlife area known as “Hoffman”.

We had a banner entry of 32 dogs competing in the Bill Andrews Open All-Age Stake. This year’s winner was Touch’s Mega Mike, handled by Mark McLean for owners Eddie Sholar and Ted Dennard of Leesburg, Ga. Mike ran course No. 5 with a good forward race and three covey finds.

Named second was Lester’s Private Charter, also  handled by Mark McLean for owners Dr.  Reuben Richardson and Bruce and Karen Norton of Doerun, Ga. Private Charter ran course No. 4 with a good race, three covey finds and was close to the winner.

In the third spot was Marques Peaches N Cream, pointer female handled by Lefty Henry for owners John and Susan Ivester of Huntersville, N. C. Peaches ran course No. 2 and was found pointed two times in heavy cover, always far to the front.

Other dogs carried by the judges were Mohawk Mill Jacob with two finds and a good front running race. Chinquapin Legacy with two nice finds and always forward. House’s Buckwheat Hawk with a fast forward race with three finds.

The weather was not favorable; cool mornings followed by 80° afternoons and very dry conditions.

Judging the Andrews Open were Brian Peterson of Cecil, Ala., and Paul Falkowsky of Caloary, Alberta, Canada. Brian is a big player on the Alabama field trial scene and actively campaigns multiple winners. Paul competes in amateur all-age competitions and also has a dog on the major circuit.

He is responsible for both the Border International Championship and Alberta Classic. Together they made a good team and were very attentive to every brace.

The Open Derby preceded the All-Age. Judges were Paul Falkowsky and the well know Ruthann Epp of Marion Junction, Ala. We had 21 entries, eighteen of which had bird contact.

The winner was Mohawk Mill Pirate’s Legacy for owner-handler Gary Winall of Powhatan, Va. Second went to Dunn’s True Decision for owner-handler Will Dunn of Lebanon, Ky. In third was Cape Hickory Bucky, handled by Mack Hilliard for owner David Dale of Hickory, N. C.

Our trial group is aging and good help is “hard to find”. We had some of the best in Gary Winall, Ellen Clements, Steve Mills, Lefty Henry, Sam and Nida Giddens.

Ellen Clements, Ruthann Epp and grillmaster Gary Winall provided a nice dinner on Tuesday night.

Thanks also to Larry McDonald who provides a great service with the dog wagon. The trial went smooth and on schedule ending at noon on Wednesday.

Looking forward to a duplication of this year’s event in 2018. Thanks to all!

Hoffman, N. C., October 23

Judges: Paul Falkowsky and Brian Peterson

BILL ANDREWS OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 30 Pointers

and 2 Setters

1st—TOUCH’S MEGA MIKE, 1669609, pointer male, by House’s Ring of Fire—Touch’s Blaylock Bess. Eddie Sholar & Ted Dennard, owners; Mark McLean, handler.

2d—LESTER’S PRIVATE CHARTER, 1668186, pointer male, by Ransom—Nilo Discovery. Dr. Reuben Richardson & Bruce & Karen Norton, owners; Mark McLean, handler.

3d—MARQUES PEACHES N CREAM, 1652256, pointer female, by Marques Lucky Strike—Marques Miss Judged. John & Susan Ivester, owners; Lefty Henry, handler.

Judges: Ruthann Epp and Paul Falkowsky

OPEN DERBY — 16 Pointers and 5 Setters

1st—MOHAWK MILL PIRATE’S LEGACY, 1670889, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Arcanum’s Funseekin Girl. G. S. Winall, owner and handler.

2d—DUNN’S TRUE DECISION, 1671406, pointer male, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Hendrix’s Sassy Tide. Will & Rita Dunn, owners; Will Dunn, handler.

3d—CAPE HICKORY BUCKY, 1671550, pointer male, by Walnut Tree Fred—Home Boy’s Girl. David Dale, owner; Mack Hilliard, handler.

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