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Field Trial Report

Mid-Carolina Field Trial Club

By Roger McPherson | Jan 11, 2018

Camden, S. C. — The Mid-Carolina Field Trial Club held its fall trial November 17-19 at the storied Mid-Carolina grounds, Camden, S. C. Since 1960, the Mid-Carolina Club has held horseback shooting dog events on these grounds uninterrupted.

One of our celebrated and charter members, Mr. Charles Young, was on hand to sit by the fire and entertain all comers with his stories of dogs, horses, and handlers. All had a good time.

We drew 74 entries for the weekend! Although our recent dry weather made bird work difficult we had some excellent performances.

We thank the AFTCA 20th Century Fund for helping with purchase of seeds and fertilizer. We had many compliments on the ground improvements.

The club thanks the judges, Warren Parrott and Dennis LeMoine, for overseeing the Open Shooting Dog Stake, and Tom Hall for helping Dennis with the Open Derby. Thank you also to Matt Basilone for helping Dennis with the Amateur Shooting Dog. Overseeing the Amateur Derby were Melissa Thomas and Cindy Pescod. The judges gave their undivided attention to each entry.

The club also thanks our sponsor Sportsman’s Pride which generously provided dog food for all the amateur winners.

A trial cannot be successful without club members and others stepping up to provide the necessary help to keep everything going smoothly. We owe special thanks to Tom Pescod, Ken Fleming, and Chad Bolton. Cindy Pescod and Melissa Thomas along with Lance Ellis helped with lunch preparation and bird planting. Thank you.

A Mid-Carolina trial would not be complete without the help of long-time members Marion Yarbrough and Charles Young entertaining attendees with their stories and knowledge of the history of South Carolina field trials.

The Mid-Carolina Club appreciates the attendance of the six professional handlers; Matt Basilone, Steve Browder, Pat Casey, Calvin Curnutte, Eric Russell and Charles Morton. The entries of their fine strings of dogs made the Open stakes extremely competitive.

THE WINNERS

Taking home the blue ribbon in the Open Shooting Dog was Z Z Top, setter female handled by Pat Casey for owner A. Q. Brown of Henderson, N. C.

Second was Hoos English Ivy, handled by Matt Basilone for owner David Creagan of Swarthmore, Pa. Third was Ravenwood Gemstone, pointer female handled by Matt Basilone for owner Joe Cincotta of Stockton, N. J.

Capturing the blue in the Open Derby was Hirollins Easy Money, pointer female handled by Warren Parrott.

Placed second was Miller’s Call Back, pointer male handled by Scott Griffin. Taking third was Double M’s Life Goeson, pointer female handled by Pat Casey for owner James O’ Donnell.

Amateur Shooting Dog winner was Pink Pistol, pointer female owned and handled by George Kimbrell of Fort Mill, S. C. Second was Alibi Girl, pointer female handled by co-owner Larry King of Shepherdstown, W. Va. Third was Doc’s Haven Rail, pointer male handled by George Kimbrell and owned by Dr. Billy McCathern of Columbia, S. C.

Securing the blue in the Amateur Derby was Hirollins Easy Money, pointer female for owner-handler Warren Parrott. Second was At’a Boy’s Strangle Hold, pointer male owned and handled by George Kimbrell. Placing third was Quail Acres General, pointer male owned and handled by Alvin Hurst of Morven, N. C.

The judges gave special recognition to Austin Sherman, our youngest handler, for his first-rate handling of his young dog in the Amateur Derby. Atta-boy Austin, keep up the good work and best of luck in the future with your dog.

Camden, S. C., November 17 — One Course

Judges: Dennis Lemoine and Warren Parrott

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 19 Pointers, 7 Setters and 1 Vizsla

1st—Z Z TOP, 1629400, setter female, by Harbor City Hummer—Long Gone Zeena. A. Q. Brown, owner; Pat Casey, handler.

2d—HOOS ENGLISH IVY, 1665630, setter female, by Grouse Woods Skeeter—Riley’s Last Call. David Creagan, owner; Matt Basilone, handler.

3d—RAVENWOOD GEMSTONE, 1660563, pointer female, by Erin’s Stone Cutter—Touch’s Blackbelt. Joe Cincotta, owner; Matt Basilone, handler.

Judges: Tom Hall and Dennis Lemoine

OPEN DERBY — 15 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—HIROLLINS EASY MONEY, 1670778, pointer female, by Sugarknoll War Paint—McKinney’s Honky Tonk Grace. Warren Parrott, owner and handler.

2d—MILLER’S CALL BACK, 1674620, pointer male, by Miller’s Dialing In—Lester’s White Annie. Scott Griffin, owner and handler.

3d—DOUBLE M’S LIFE GOESON, 1675492, pointer female, by Erin’s Wild Justice—Jackson’s Double M. James O’Donnell, owner; Pat Casey, handler.

Judges: Matt Basilone and Dennis Lemoine

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 15 Pointers, 3 Vizslas and

3 German Shorthairs

1st—PINK PISTOL, 1657464, pointer female, by Marques Lucky Strike—Marques Miss Judged. George Kimbrell, owner and handler.

2d—ALIBI GIRL, 1667107, pointer female, by Southbound Ben—Shadow’s Carolina Molly. L. J. & Casey King, owners; Larry King, handler.

3d—DOC’S HAVEN RAIL, 1660155, pointer male, by Caladen’s Storm Trooper—Breuer’s Magic Spice. Dr. Billy McCathern, owner; George Kimbrell, handler.

Judges: Cindy Pescod and Melissa Thomas

AMATEUR DERBY — 7 Pointers

1st—HIROLLINS EASY MONEY, 1670778, female, by Sugarknoll War Paint—McKinney’s Honky Tonk Grace. Warren Parrott, owner and handler.

2d—AT’A BOY’S STRANGLE HOLD, 1672274, male, by At’A Boy Roy—Cantor’s Star. George Kimbrell, owner and handler.

3d—QUAIL ACRES GENERAL, 1670754, male, by Palmetto Striking Distance—Quail Acres Rosebud. A. D. Hurst, Jr., owner and handler.

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