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NGSPA Region 16 Shooting Dog Championships

By Diane Rakers | Jul 02, 2020
Amateur Shooting Dog Championship Winners. From front left: Anthony Rusciano with Hi N’s Ramblin Gypsy and Hank Lewis with Hi N’s Bodacious. Standing:  Judge Richard Etchell, Tom Oswald, Nicholas Scharpf, Judge Laura Davis, Tommy Moore and unidentified participant.

Arabi, Ga. — The 2020 NGSPA Region 16 Open Shooting Dog Championship was held at the beautiful grounds of Utopia Plantation in Arabi, Ga. Region 16 started immediately after the NGSPA Savannah River Championships.

As we know to have a successful trial the people behind the scenes always put a lot of effort and hard work in months before, during and after the trial. Therefore, a big thanks goes out to all of the board members, especially Peter Coppens and Tom Oswald, for their continued commitment to this successful trial. A shout out to our secretary-treasurer Diane Rakers for the work behind the scene and all the paperwork.

A special thank you to Lynn McKinney for allowing us the use of his plantation. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to Purina, Greg Blair and Terry Trzcinski; thanks for your continued support! SportDog provided us with several collars and we couldn’t be more appreciative of the support. Thank you Jim Morehouse for your continued support.

To our professionals (Dan DiMambro and Rich Barber), amateurs (Hank Lewis, Tom Oswald, Dr. Fred Ryan, Larry Metter, Anthony Rusciano, Bob Erbe and Wayne Horner) and the spectators, thanks again for taking time out of your busy schedules to come and join us.

These trials won’t work if you don’t have judges. We had to make some last minute calls and there aren’t enough thank yous for filling the spots. Salute to Bob Erbe and Peter Coppens for your time and judgment in the Shooting Dog. Laura Davis and Richard Etchell gave their time to judge the Amateur. Thank you for filling in. And thanks to Dr. Fred Ryan and Jamie Fountain for judging the Derby.

NGSPA Region 16 Open Shooting Dog

By Peter Here

Evergreen’s Jethro Bodine (DiMambro) had a find and relocated at 9. Another find at 22. Handler elected to pick up. Outbak’s Rough Cut (Barber) was forward and gone at 20 when her handler elected to take the retrieval unit.

Outbak’s Purdy Slick was gone and Barber asked for the retrieval unit. Wingfield’s Lancer (DiMambro) had finds at 11, 21 and 29 with big casts and a big finish in the back field and across the road. Wingfield’s Lancer was named the Open Shooting Dog Champion.

Dulac Princess Aviator (Barber) had an unproductive at 9. Aunt Troji’s Dirty Nike (DiMambro) had a find at 10. Aviator had a find at 11 and a breach of manners at 16. Nike continued on with finds at 17, 20, 27, 31 and 36. She had a big race at the end of the hour and finished strong.

Slate Rock’s Mountain Heart (DiMambro) and Outbak’s He’s for Me (Barber). “Rommel” had an unproductive at 9 with “Reggie” backing. Reggie was picked up by the handler. Rommel went on to have finds at 15, 20, 23, 33 and 40. He had a nice finish for the hour.

She’s Miles of Sass (Barber) and Chicoree’s Glitter And Gold (DiMambro). Sassy had a find at 7 with “Glitz” backing. Both dogs had finds at 12. Sassy had a stop to flush at 13. She also had a find at 20. Both dogs were found at 25 with Glitz pointing and Sassy backing. Sassy had an unproductive at 33 with Glitz backing. Both dogs finished in the big field.

Windy City’s Last Laugh (Barber) and Riden High Rudy (DiMambro) were found standing at 11 with a divided find. A breach of manners at 13 ended the brace for both dogs.

Greyrock’s Mile Marker (Barber) left the breakaway and was found standing at 8 with Rumel’s Augie Doggie (DiMambro) backing. Augie was turned loose and lost. “Saint” continued forward with finds at 13 and 30. All with good manners. He had a super big finish in the back field and continued across into the cotton field. Greyrock’s Mile Marker was named runner-up.

Outbak’s Let it Ride (Barbe) had a find at 8 with Evergreen’s Jed (DiMambro) backing. Jed was found at 13 pointing with Rider backing. Jed was picked up by handler. Rider had finds at 14, 33 and 55 and finished the hour.

The next four dogs were run as bye dogs. P W Made In The U S A (DiMambro) had her shoes on today and was picked up at 8 for breach of manners.

Wingfield’s Remily was not pleasing DiMambro and was picked up.

Highstanding Cuttin Edge (DiMambro) had a find at 12 with good manners. He had two more finds at 30 and 32. He had an unproductive at 45 and handler elected to pick up.

Chicoree’s Sparkling Ruby (DiMambro) carded finds at 11, 24 and 26.

Handler elected to pick her up at 35.

Arabi, Ga., February 26 — One Course

Judges: Bob Erbe and Peter S. Coppens

[One-Hour Heats] —  German Shorthairs

Winner—WINGFIELD’S LANCER, 1684157, male, by Wingfield’s Jim Dan D—Wingfield’s Koonas Chloe. Ben Coller, owner; Dan DiMambro, handler.

Runner-Up—GREYROCK’S MILE MARKER, 1642030, male, by J A K’s Mile Away—Outbak’s Jade. Tom Tubergen, owner; Rich Barber, handler.

Amateur Shooting Dog Championship

Awarded the championship title was Hi N’s Ramblin Gypsy, owned and handled by Hank Lewis of Louisville, Ohio.  Earning the runner-up spot was another dog owned and handled by Hank Lewis, Hi N’s Bodacious.

Judges: Laura Davis and Richard Etchell


Winner—HI N’S RAMBLIN GYPSY, 1673551, female, by G K’s Whistling Straight—G K’s Ramblin Cindy. Hank Lewis, owner and handler.

Runner-Up—HI N’S BODACIOUS, 1657655, male, by Hi N’s Feed Jake—Hi N’s Southern Cross. Hank Lewis, owner and handler.

Open Derby

By Dr. Fred Ryan

Judging the Open Derby were Dr. Fred Ryan and Jamie Fountain.

The Open Derby started under cloudy skies and ideal temperatures for the young dogs. The winners did not disappoint.

First place Dunn Sky Nitro Riden, owned by Ryan Cabrera and handled by Dan DiMambro, came from the second brace of the morning. He was always to the front and had a mature pattern constantly through the piney woods attacking the cover while kindly handling. He was rewarded with two broke finds. The second find was on a covey where he was found to the front in heavy cover. His style and manners were impeccable.

Placed second was Heaven Scent’s Ocho Mojo, owned by Linda Waterhouse and handled by Rich Barber. Mojo was out of the third brace. He also boldly attacked the cover consistently through the piney woods. At times though he would hook slightly back and come from behind, thus the separation.

Third place went to Chicoree’s Riden High Trixie, owned by Rondel Alexander and handled by Dan DiMambro. She was down in the fourth brace and took a little time negotiating the piney woods, but her second half was very good. She had one broke find with excellent style. Her whole race was not as consistent as the second place dog.

We look forward to Region 16 and Savannah River trials being the premier trials to attend in Georgia. See ya in 2021!

Judges: Jamie Fountain and Dr. Fred Ryan

NGSPA REGION 16 OPEN DERBY — 11 German Shorthairs

1st—DUNN SKY NITRO RIDEN, 1688916, male, by Riden High Rudy—Sky’s Trojan Arrow. Ryan Cabrera, owner; Dan DiMambro, handler.

2d—HEAVEN SCENT’S OCHO MOJO, 1685974, female, by Jax’d Up Trix’dout Chevy—Karmakan Biabitch. Linda Waterhouse, owner; Rich Barber, handler.

3d—CHICOREE’S RIDEN HIGH TRIXIE, 1685125, female, by Riden High Rudy—Chicoree’s Sparkle In Her Eye. Rondal Alexander, owner; Dan DiMambro, handler.

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