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Field Trial Report

Kanto Open Quail Championship

By Chiharu Niwa | Feb 12, 2020
Championship Winners. From left: Mr. Nakajima, Mr. Tanaka, Mr. Imai, Mr. Itho, Miss Hiroko Sugai with Flair Comanche Chee, Mr. Matsumura, Mr. Tatsuo Ishino with Casserole, Mr. Iino, Mr. Sonoda and Mr. Nakagawa.

Kanna River, Gunma Pref., Japan — The Kanto Open Quail Championship was held at Kanna River Field, Gunma Pref., Japan on January 3.

The field had been damaged due to a typhoon but repaired by all members. Thanks to the work of many people the trial was held. Special thanks to Mr. Nakamura.

I’m particularly pleased that after running trials in Japan for fifty years for the first time a female handler-owner  won the championship title. We respect her efforts. I wish her all the best in the future.

Weather on trial day was good, no wind, temperature was 47°F, humidity was 38%.

Judges were Hiroshi Nakagawa and Tamotsu Matsumura, both from of Ibaragi Pref. They did a great job.


The Championship started at 7:30.

Flair Comanche Chee, two-year-old white and liver pointer female owned and handled by Hiroko Sugai of Yamagata Ken, broke away at 8:30. She did a good job hunting from the start with a fast find in the left brush at 13. She showed good style and manners. Afterward she ran with speed, checking the cover on both sides of the course. Chee finished her hour with a total of four finds.

Runner-up Casserole, white and liver  pointer male owned and handled by Tatsuo Ishino of Shizuoka Pref., was down in the fourth brace. He was running with good style. He carded a back at 35. He was to the front, had a find at 43 and ran well until pickup.

Kanna River, Gunma Pref., Japan, January 3 — One Course

Judges: Tamotsu Matsumura and Hiroshi Nakagawa

KANTO OPEN QUAIL CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] — 7 Pointers and 3 Setters

Winner—FLAIR COMANCHE CHEE, 1679635, pointer female, by Richfield Charlie—Yu’s Wild Rega. Hiroko Sugai, owner and handler.

Runner-Up—CASSEROLE, 1658011, pointer male, by Caladen’s Railway Max—Struttin’s Pat. Tatsuo Ishino, owner and handler.

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