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Special Bulletin

Continental Open All-Age Championship

By Elton Bray | Feb 07, 2019

Greenville, Fla. — The 124th renewal of the Continental trials, held at Dixie Plantation in Greenville, Fla., concluded February 1.  A total of 66 pointers and 5 setters competed in the one-hour qualifying heats. Over 125 coveys were seen during the eight days of competition.

Jim Davis of Quitman, Ga., served his second consecutive year in the judicial saddle, and was accompanied this year by Mike Jackson of Battle Ground, Ind. Of the 71 starters, sixteen dogs were called back to compete in the one-hour and fifty-minute finals. Four-year-old white and orange  pointer male Showtime Sam Houston was named this year’s champion.  Sam Houston is owned by Larron and Laura Copeland of Bronwood, Ga.,  and was handled by Larron. Awarded the runner-up title was white and black setter male Erin’s Hidden Shamrock. He is owned and handled by Sean Derrig of Chicago, Ill.

True Confidence, Frank and Jean LaNasa’s pointer male handled by Luke Eisenhart, was named “Top Qualifier.”

Other dogs called back included: Lester’s Sunny Hill Jo (Gary Lester) with Touch’s Red Rider (Eisenhart); Erin’s Longmire (Robin Gates) with Lester’s Pete Rose (Lester); Awsum In Motion (Eisenhart) with Miss Stylin Sue (Allen Vincent); Miller’s Blindsider (Jamie Daniels) with Miller’s Speed Dial (Lester); Game Throne (Gates); Just Watch (Daniels) with Touch’s Secret Agent (Rick Furney); Wild Hawk (Judd Carlton) with Tee’s Wild Man (Gates).

 

 

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