American Field

Zorra, Ron Prewitt’s Pointer Female Wins 2018 Renewal; Dixie Delight is Runner-Up

Texas Open Shooting Dog Championship

By Virgil Moore | Jan 10, 2019
The Winners. From left ro right: Judge Tom Milam Shawn Kinkelaar Justin Crook with Zorra Virgil Moore Eddie Taylor with Dixie Delight Judge Charlie Collier and Everett Brannon.

Ardmore, Okla. — The Texas Open Shooting Championship was held November 10, 2018 at the Lake Murray grounds in Ardmore, Okla.

We were pleased to have two outstanding judges in Tom Milam of Ross, Tex., and Charlie Collier of Corsicana, Tex., preside for the trial. These two men have a lot of knowledge and pay attention.

The late Mike McClanahan, former backbone of the trial, was greatly missed.

We had lots of help this year with Everett Brannon handling the marshalling duties and Chuck Forsyth on the dog wagon. Thanks so much for taking your time and supporting the trial.

Darby Moore and Linda Milam kept everyone in place and kept everyone fed.

A big thank-you to Purina for all they do for field trials and SportDog for making donations to the trial.


Named champion Zorra, white, black and ticked 6 year old pointer female owned by Ron Prewitt of Hudson, Ill. Zorra ran in the second brace and rendered an outstanding forward race and had two independent finds at 13 and 53, both of which she handled with class and style.

Zorra was handled by Shawn Kinkelaar.

Runner-up was Dixie Delight, white, orange and ticked pointer female was handled by Virgil Moore in the 10th brace. She is owned by Brad Calkins of Centennial, Colo. Dixie had a smooth forward consistent race with a good find coming into the airport area at the 30-minute mark, which she handled with style and class.

Other notable dogs caught the judges’ eye, notably Hale’s Southern Touch with one find and an unproductive. Ridge Creek Kate and Ridge Creek Lou ran the country like they owned it and were impressive. Touch’s Rocket Man had two finds but also had two unproductives for Shawn Kinkelaar, L F Dyno Mike for Moore had a good find but need a better race in the first half, Cactus Jet JR for Justin Crook was running a good race with a good find when he overran some birds to end his bid. Miller’s Miss Kitty had a good find at 27. Six Guns laid down a great race but need birds for Eddy Taylor

Ardmore, Okla., November 10

Judges: Charlie Collier and Tom Milam


19 Pointers and 7 Setters

Winner—ZORRA, 1655814, pointer female, by Elhew Sinbad—Shotgun Kitty Hawk. Ron Prewitt, owner; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

Runner-Up—DIXIE DELIGHT, 1656630, pointer female, by Touch’s Adams County—Reed’s Dixie Spirit. Brad Calkins, owner; Virgil Moore, handler.


The Derby is held in honor of the late Ed Beverley. Ed and his wife Jo were longstanding officers and supporters of this trial,

The 2018 renwal was an exciting event. The winners showed potential is all aspect for future trial stars. Eddy Taylor handled Hale’s High Flyer to first. The pointer female had an excellent broke find and maintained her composure during a difficult flush, after her find she ran a very showy race.

Storm Warning placed second on the merits of a smooth pleasing race, a very attractive dog that looks good going and hunts as he does it. Super Sin showed us what’s she’s about. She’s a fast, snappy female that has lots of desire and wants to please. She was handled by Virgil Moore.

ED BEVERLEY MEMORIAL OPEN DERBY — 10 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—HALE’S HIGH FLYER, 1676691, pointer female, by Hale’s Kickstarter—Hale’s Mae Do. Jeff Hale, owner and handler.

2d—G H STORM WARNING, 1677453, pointer male, by Sinbad’s Bear—Miss Faye. John Roswech & George Hickox, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

3d—WIGGINS SUPER SIN, 1675016, pointer female, by Wiggins River Mack—Wiggins Sin No More. Jason Super, owner; Virgil Moore, handler.

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