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Special Bulletin

Kentucky Open All-Age Championship

By Vernon R. Vance | Mar 29, 2021

Berea, Ky. — The Kentucky Open All-Age Championship, sponsored by the Central Kentucky Quail Club and Purina, was contested over the Miller Welch Central Kentucky Wildlife Area near Berea, Ky. The Championship drew twenty dogs. Judges Ronnie Rogers of New Market, Tenn., and Bill Vest of Ezel, Ky., occupied  the judicial saddles.

Named winner was Quickmarskman Dan, six-year-old white and liver pointer male, owned by Chris Rarich and Ashley Woodell of Kingston, N.Y., and handled by Mike Hester. Dan had four good finds in his strong hour. Runner-up was Miller's Speed Dial, well known white and orange pointer male owned by Gary Lester of Gracey, Ky., and handled by Matt Pendergest of Lexington, Ky., for Lester who was detained at the Missouri Open Championship. Speed Dial appeared in the last brace of the stake, which drew twenty entries.

In Open Derby (seven entries), the winner emerged in Como Thunder, white and liver pointer male owned by Billy K. Blackwell, Rachel (Blackwell) and David Russell of Olive Branch, Miss., and Doug Arthur of Eades, Tenn., and handled by David Russell. Second was Lone Tree Doc, white and orange pointer male owned by Mitch Solt of Central City, Neb., and handled by Phil Stevenson. Third was Bozeann's Rex, white and orange setter male owned by Ben Dillard of Hagerstown, Md., and handled by Mike Hester.

The club hosted a Handlers' Dinner — "tailgate fried chicken" — which was enjoyed by all.

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