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Canadian Bob Little Captures Title with Cairds Remi; Stoney Run’s Bojangles is Runner-Up

U. S. Complete National Open Shooting Dog Championship

By Margaret C. Drew | May 19, 2020
Cairds Remi Winner of the U. S. Complete National, Open Shooting Dog Championship

Hoffman, N. C. — The 37th running of the U. S. Complete National Open Shooting Dog Championship was headed up by Tony Bingham for the 2020 running at the Robert Gordon Field Trial Grounds in Hoffman, N. C.

He was assisted by Earl and Margaret Drew of Hoffman, N. C. National U. S. Complete secretary Mike Spotts took care of accepting entries, conducting the draw, as well as printing and posting the draw on his well kept Facebook page.

This was the third renewal on the Robert Gordon Field Trial Grounds.

The historic Hoffman grounds on the wildlife Sandhill Game Lands are easily accessible, only 84 miles south of Raleigh, N. C. At the center of this designated field trial area is a modern clubhouse,  has a large horse barn with stalls, as well as outside horse corrals. There are dog kennels in several places around the grounds. Running water is available in several places. There are a few electrical hookups for trailers and campers for a nominal fee of $10 a day. Parking is spacious.

The grounds have six one-hour horseback courses. For this running we used half of No. 1, all of No. 2 and No. 3 for the morning. In the afternoon we used No. 4 and No. 5, but never reached No. 6 due to shortened braces. The state rental fee includes all of the previous, as well as a gallery wagon where people can view most of the course, as well as having built-in dog boxes under the seating.

Lunch is served daily from the excellent kitchen facility, this year planned and served by Gretchen Adsit, Margaret Drew and John Outlaw. Coffee and snacks are available at morning and afternoon breaks on the wagon by dog wagon driver Alford Wood.

Tuesday evening there was a dinner in honor of the 36th champion, Brown’s Miss April, pointer female owned by Rev. Andrew Brown of Garland, N. C. Sean Melvin handled Miss April.

On Wednesday evening there was the traditional handlers’ dinner, delivered and served by Gretchen Adsit from Smithfield BBQ. Within fifteen miles of the grounds is everything one could want in the line of restaurants, shopping, lodging, feed stores and great medical facilities for people and animals.

Judging the Open Championship was Tim Ruff of Irmo, S. C. And stepping up to replace a late cancellation was the Southeast Region president David Huffine of Wilmington, N. C. These experienced dog men watched with undivided attention, assisted every handler, and they discussed and sorted out each of the 24 braces.

Chairman Bingham thanked the judges with the presentation of a horse bridle from Union Level Leathers.

The weather ranged from one and a half early springlike days, a late afternoon shower, one very rainy evening, as well as a little snow one evening, which was followed by two mornings in the 20s. All of this was hardly great bird hunting conditions.

Thanks to John and Gretchen Adsit for the expert supervision of the kitchen and clubhouse in general. Thanks to Purina for their help with food for all and special food shipments to the champion and runner-up. Purina rep Kelsi Toth was present for a few days enjoying this type of bird dog.

The Garmin Group provided collars to the winners. The U. S. Complete organization presented each winner with keeper trays.

THE WINNERS

Cairds Remi, three-year-old white and liver pointer female, owned and handled by Robert Little of Mcadam, New Brunswick, Canada, ran in the next to last brace. She is by Daddy’s Little Boy Butch ex Hog Hill Katie.

Remi marched happily into the woods, moving with great animation. The light rain did not affect her; she was out there to find birds. She was often at the limit of our vision, but navigating the woods, as well as the feed patches, with speed and determination. At 52 her efforts were rewarded with a precise location. A judge had seen her standing for quite some time. She remained high and tight for flush and shot. Again at 56 she was seen floating between the small oak trees in a piney woods stand when she styled up again. She finished her time with plenty of energy to spare.

Remi had shown the maturity to hunt in the right birdy areas and her two finds were indicative of that. The birds are in the woods and in the gullies between feed patches and woods. Her wild bird training from upper Maine and New Brunswick paid off today.

Named runner-up was Stoney Run’s Bojangles, seven-year-old white and orange setter male owned and handled by Donald Terrell of Ararat, N. C.

Donald bred and whelped Bojangles, assisted with his training with Dennis Snyder and has owned him for the past few years. (Donald uses the U. S. Complete and North Carolina handicap ruling that he can use an ATV or horse as a means of getting around the course. He must remain behind his bracemate and at a slow pace. This ruling encourages and allows handicapped and elderly people to continue to support a hobby).

Bojangles was briskly off the line and reaching excitedly forward. At 15 point was called for bracemate Erin’s Deja Vu; however, when handler Garry Malzone approached it was determined that both dogs were there in the waving grass. As handlers flushed a quail lifted and Deja Vu gave chase. Bojangles stood proudly while three more lifted.

When taken back to course and whistled on, Bojangles continued to run in an efficient pattern with impressive use of the wind. This dog just knows how and where to hunt, mostly independent of his handler who is also very hard of hearing. Bojangles’ ground intelligence showed good game sense, which resulted in two additional finds. At 54 he was deep in a tall grass, lifted his nose and feathered into an epic pose to await flush. It took Donald several long minutes to reach Bojangles but the dog patiently waited. As time neared completion, Bojangles searched another brushy stand, birds lifted and we saw him stopped obediently awaiting handler.

Stoney Run’s Bojangles had displayed a dream dog hunting hour. This was his second year capturing the runner-up title here in this stake.

The Running

Brace No. 1 was announced by the national secretary, Mike Spotts, at 1:20 p. m. behind the barn to begin the traditional afternoon courses — Lincoln County Pleasure (PM/Tony Bingham) and Maximum Resistance (SM/Robert Ecker). Owner Matt Phillips was mounted on a borrowed horse to watch his Resistance. Both dogs were happily forward on this bright springlike afternoon. Maximum Resistance moved forward on the left of this wooded area, stretching forward, crossed far to the front and then turned a sharp left toward the two big green fields on that side. Some of us saw him darting out of sight, with scout catching the front behind him. At 24 he had not returned and handler took his retrieval device.

Lincoln County Pleasure moved off the line to the right, crossed to the left before we reached the five minute field at the slight turn. He took off in the same direction as Resistance. With both scouts sent to scour the area, handlers walked slowly onward. At 18 the distant call of point was heard, which precipitated a quick walk in the direction by both handlers, two judges and assorted other spectators, including those from the gallery wagon. For those of us waiting on the course it was a pleasant surprise to hear a shot ring out. Soon Ecker came briskly out of the woods with his retrieval unit in his hand, while Tony Bingham collared his charge out of the woods, gave him water and released him to continue hunting. (The U. S. Complete National Secretary Mike Spotts elected to video the find. This video was posting that evening which allowed those not present to see the territory and a lifting covey. Well done Mike!) Lincoln County Pleasure hunted forward at a moderate pace, often getting water before hunting happily through the wooded area on either side of the open area. He carried himself with purpose to the right areas, although no additional birds were pointed.

As the first hour came to a close it was found that setter male Phillips Half Moon, owned by and to be handled by owner Matt Phillips, was in the Ecker vehicle that had left to pick up Maximum Resistance. The judges gave handler a few extra minutes beyond the allowed twenty minutes; however, the brace commenced with Clayhill T Bone (PM/Tony Bingham) running as a bye dog. This very white dog had the previous week earned the runner-up placement at the Southeast Championship only 15 miles away at the Drop Zone Area of Block B of the Sandhill Wildlife lands. T Bone broke away with a little hesitation, checked in early with handler, received some water before returning to hunting. Due to heavy rain the evening prior, the ground was wet and now warm, scenting not great for dogs, while a light breeze hit the gallery as we moved along. By 34 Bingham decided to pick his dog up.

Pure Confidence (PM/Garry Malzone) and Miss Penn Star (SF/Ecker). Dr. George Najor was on the gallery wagon to watch his classy little tricolor setter Penn Star. Pure Confidence had a good stride off the line, seen frequently hunting the cover or gliding across the distant knoll. His pattern was a wide swinging routine. At 42 point was called when Pure Confidence was found standing in the thick tall broomstraw. As a matter of fact, when the wagon saw only a glimpse of his tail a chorus of voices called “Point!” The handler made a thorough walk in a wide fan, even retracing his steps several times before tapping the dog on for a relocation attempt. Pure Confidence then hit the wooded area adjacent; however, when the stand proved to be barren he was watered and tapped to hunt on. Miss Penn Star headed out with a determined effort, stopping at woods edge on a slight mound before two minutes. Ecker flushed in the field and in the woods, while Penn Star stood pretty as a picture. When tapped to relocate she wanted nothing to do with another search of the area, but rather motored forward. With both dogs covering the area with appropriate range, speed and desirable birdy objectives it was not surprising to hear a scout call point at 17 for Penn Star which was standing near a pile of feathers. When no quail were flown and a relocation did not occur, she was leashed and taken to the truck.

On the second day brace No. 4 was loaded up and taken by dog wagon to the lower part of course No. 1, with the breakaway being headed toward course No. 2. Texas Free Mason (SM/Ecker) and Goldberg (PM/Buck Daniels) were up the hill and out of sight, with handlers close behind and the gallery wagon returning to the clubhouse to pick up a missed dog for brace No. 6. Mason hunted at a good distance and had a short absence before being found standing at 30. Goldberg drifted in and out checking back more frequently, with several attempts to locate game before coming in for a back at 30. Mason watched handler approach and readjusted his pose before flush. With both dogs to the front on the hillside, the gallery crossed the repaired earthen gateway and started up the next hill as two large geese sounded overhead. By 58 both dogs were handy, Goldberg hesitantly standing, while Mason canvassed the nearby area as time expired. The judges called, “Time, pick them up.”

Stokely B Jack (SM/Tony Bly) and Doc’s Haven Gem (PF/Bingham). Tony Bly is spending his second winter training in the North Carolina area. Jack flew through the cover with speed and desire, stopping for a back at 7, although the other dog soon continued on and Jack was allowed to hunt as well. Gem was a bit erratic, applying herself in abbreviated casts and was picked up before her hour concluded. It was good to see Dr. Billy McCathern had driven up from South Carolina to watch his Doc’s Haven Gem this morning. Jack continued to exhibit a swinging gait at a moderate range, although he never was able to lock in on the right scent of quail today. He was leashed as we approached the soldier camp.

With two shortened braces, Alford Wood was instructed by the judges to take the dog wagon back to pick up brace No. 7 as brace No. 6 was released. Bob’s Elhew Sage (PF/Bobby Phillips) and Indian Creek Courageous Cat (PF/Malzone). Only 4 minutes into the brace Courageous Cat stopped at the edge of some small oaks. Handler flushed but it was unproductive. Sage had point called by scout at 22 as she thoroughly hunted a wet area. Phillips produced a nice covey with the dog wagon close by to observe. Courageous Cat scooted to the front and while searching on the right stopped near rosethorn brambles. Malzone gave it a systematic search, even tromping through the grasses behind the dog while song birds flitted and moved among the brambles.  Cat was up early with this second unproductive. Bob’s Elhew Sage suffered an unproductive and a lengthy relocation attempt at 33. She needed much encouragement today, not always on task, stopping at 53 with an uncertain attitude before completing her hour.

Stoney Run’s Bojangles (SM/Donald Terrell) was previously covered. Bojangles and Erin’s Deja Vu (SF/Malzone) were briskly off the line and reaching excitedly forward. At 15 point was called for Erin’s Deja Vu; however, when Malzone approached it was determined that both dogs were there in the waving grasses. As handlers flushed a quail lifted and Deja Vu gave chase, while Stoney Run’s Bojangles stood proudly while three more lifted.

Brace No. 8 followed lunch on course No. 4 behind the barn. Islander (SM/ Ecker) and Forsberg’s Hello Dolly (PF/Karl Forsberg). Both dogs were to the front, seen briefly for several minutes before Dolly returned to settle into an appropriate hunting pattern. She is a very white classy young female which made some purposeful casts. At 23 she had an unproductive and was unable to pin the quail despite a lengthy relocation attempt. Islander was wide, seen infrequently or as a blur as he canvassed the grounds for quail. At 57 the judge spotted him standing about as far as the eye could see, and when we arrived he still stood. Dolly approached and backed from within the waving grasses, while Islander eyed handler flushing and approaching bracemate. As time expired Dolly was collared and Islander given a chance to relocate; however, he just moved onward and was then leashed.

Indian Creek Bocephus (PM/Malzone and Black River Ruby (SF/Sean Melvin) were active and attractive in their attack of the course. At 10 the pair pointed on the left toward the dog wagon. As handlers crossed the field Malzone said Bocephus was backing and stood beside him. After Melvin made a few flushing passes Malzone began to flush as well; however, he was reminded that he was backing and could not flush. This stand resulted in an unproductive for both. These two dogs were independent, reached well to the front and attractively entertained everyone. At 40 we crossed a sand road and Ruby wallowed in the mud and was taken to the water hole, while Bocephus had point called well to the side before crossing the sand road. Malzone performed a lengthy flushing and relocation attempt to no avail. Ruby continued to swing forward with the course to herself now. She carded a find at 54, followed by a large covey find at 59. On this last find she showed too much excitement and movement.

The last brace of the day was called to the line with a few sprinkles felt. Miss Lady W (PF/Earl Drew) and Bob’s Elhew Sushi (PF/Phillips). Both of these past winners were casually forward, made a few hesitant casts and seemed strangely hesitant to get down to business. At 13 Sushi pointed and then helped quail flush. Lady W went on for a brief time, although making only brief casts before locating game. As handler flushed she took a few steps, although stopped on command. It had been a bad afternoon for these two dogs and handlers. After a long ride back to the clubhouse and barn area, everyone

gathered in the clubhouse where Coach Johnson and his church crew had chicken on the grill in honor of last year’s winner, Brown’s Miss April.

Wednesday morning called for continued rain, but the morning was breezy, overcast and dry. Home Cookin Ellie Mae (PF/Forsberg) and Hirollins Easy Money (PF/Warren Parrott) were classy moving, albeit choosing a comfortable distance without wide casts during the first 20 minutes. At 25 point was called when both dogs stopped within the brambles of a plumthorn area. Despite a complete flushing attempt by both handlers no birds were produced and the dogs were soon moving forward. Parrott broke his whistle but no one in the gallery had one to lend. Consequently Easy Money did not respond well to Parrott’s directions and was leashed by 33. Ellie Mae bounced cheerfully forward in search of game. At 38 the judges spoke briefly with Forsberg and Ellie Mae was returned to the dog wagon.

Brown’s Ace (PM/Melvin) and A Tarheel Jackbequick (SM/Roger McGuire). Roger too used the handicap provision. The hour opened quickly with Brown’s Ace pointing at the edge of the feed plot. He stood proudly and solid for a lengthy searching attempt; however, no birds were seen. Ace had a solid race with good hunting sense but was unable to pin game down. Jackbequick was gone when we reached the crossing beyond the old candy cane tree. A scout was sent but after 20 minutes the retrieval unit was taken. Handler and dog returned just as the next brace was preparing to be turned loose.

Emert’s Mo (SM/Melvin) and Bo of Piney Woods (PM/Ecker). Both owners were present to observe their dogs. The two dogs were wide and forward, covering the ground with good range in reaching casts and great eye appeal. At 38 Mo had a promising point with erect body and lots of intensity; however, no birds were flown. As hour ended point was called for Mo. Melvin produced birds for Mo as he stood at the edge of the woods. He slightly marked the flight of the covey as shot was taken and Melvin praised the dog. Bo’s reaching casts had produced no game today, but a good ground covering race.

Indian Creek Alibi (PF/Malzone) was quickly to the front, hunting with determination as she swung back and forth. At 6 Alibi stacked up as she exited the woods toward a feed patch. She looked tall and solid; however, no birds were flown. At 17 she cast down the edge of a plum thicket, stopping briefly and moving on. This pattern repeated twice before she stood again. When no birds were produced her hour ended. A Tarheel Choice (PF/McGuire) was very forward, albeit seen infrequently. On one cast at 20 it appeared that he would be lost but scout Bingham brought her forward at 24. With some handling difficulty, Choice began to move forward, stopping in the brush along the pathway; however, once again no birds were produced and this second infraction had her in the travel crate.

Kissamee Grousewoods Tea (PF/Malzone) and Cairds Little Macy Mae (PF/Little). Breaking away behind the barn after a nice warm dinner of homemade soups, Tea was briskly forward, cast to the left and was not seen again. Little Macy Mae moved with merry style and continued on with a nice race for 43 minutes. She had an unproductive in the woods at 30, with a second one at 43. Relocating was challenging this week, as were the repeated amount of unproductives. Little Macy Mae was returned to the box at 43.

Emert’s Daisy (SF/Melvin) was animated and began immediately to seek the birdy areas. At 25 she backed Santee River Glacier (PM/Bingham) in the warm grass. Both handlers walked casually to the two dogs; however, no birds were flown and both dogs were taken on. On her second back Emert’s Daisy stood politely; however, during the lengthy search she seemed to become bored. Santee River Glacier cast with purpose but a second area of strong scent took his attention, causing him to become birdy and then finally standing solid. No birds were flown.

Crow Creek Sugarbaby (PF/Buck Daniels) and Upper Ammonoosuc Violet (SF/Ecker) had two very nice races, always forward at appropriate range. Sugarbaby went birdless. Violet tried to show off her bird-finding ability; however, birds were not cooperating. She had a find on a nice covey in the warm season grasses; however, she also had two unproductives which ended her bid for the ribbon this trip. At 50 she was found standing in deep grass, her poise perfect for most of the flush.

Stoney Run’s John (PM/Bingham) and Black River Sue (SF/Melvin) burst off the line and were hunting spiritedly in all the right areas. Before Sue could complete an opening cast, she swapped ends and stood for a lengthy search. No birds were produced. At 9 Sue stop as she rounded the slight knoll headed into the woods; however, John came up and sniffed her, circled the standing dog and then stopped and stood with a casual honor of bracemate. Sue stood for the whole ordeal, handler approaching and taking her on. Stoney Run’s John was leashed. By 14 Sue once again locked up to indicate quail. As handler put birds to flight, Sue took flight also.

Rain and dampness continued into Thursday morning; however, with the threat of heavy rain and even snow, brace No. 19 put down at 7:55 a. m. Beech Ridge Giant Steps (SM/Daniels) and Boston (PM/Ecker). Jessica Forgit, one of Giant Steps’ owners, was present and mounted to watch. The setter was snappy and pleasing to the eye as he burst off the starting line and began attacking all the right places in search of quail. By the time we reached the starting marker of course No. 2 he had begun to reach further, although always reappearing in a completed cast from side to side in a steady forward march. As we watched him reach the long green field ahead of us we were surprised that he seemed to disappear. A retrieval unit was used to get him some 20 minutes later. Boston was seen infrequently from the first whistle, required a lot of scouting. He too was soon well out of pocket and required a retrieval unit.

Brown’s Miss April (PF/Melvin) and Smoke Rise Cece (PF/Bingham). Fred Rose, Cece’s owner, was in the gallery to watch. This pair was animated and went to business off the line. Miss April cast to the right into the woods and made a large loop before heading forward. As the group passed the old Holly Tree area a covey lifted from our left. Both dogs were seen to the front, with Miss April casting to the left, while Cece moved down the right of this known birdy area. At 17 the scout for Miss April called point. We found her way back in the woods with a well located covey. With all in order she was watered and taken on. Smoke Rise Cece seemed programmed with a predetermined course as she searched all the right areas, however, got nothing pointed until 33. As she made her way through a feed plot planted by the North Carolina wildlife, she stopped with picture perfect manners and style. A very large covey was flown for her by Bingham. Miss April continued to move forward, often seen at a distance on a nearby hill or in the woods. At 50 while moving forward beyond some heavy plum thickets she disappeared. After handler and scout made several attempts she was finally seen darting to the front again. Cece laid down an equally good race, with one short period of distraction before finishing her hour going away.

Rich Warters was riding to watch his pointer male Bud of Piney Woods (Ecker), braced with Faith’s Maximum Justice, pointer male owned and handled by Ken Delong from Michigan. This brace charged forward with promise for a spectacular performance. At 11 Bud pointed in the middle of a feed strip; handler could find no quail to flush. He had a lull at 18 as if waiting for handler to catch the front, although by 23 both dogs were sweeping through the cover. Faith’s Maximum Justice was snappy and enthusiastic, his excitement shared with the owner as they covered the course. All eyes watched in anticipation for the find that never came. His cadence never altered from start to finish. At 36 Bud was spotted by the judge standing in a small feed square off the right of the main course. It took a good four minutes to reach him; however, after an eight minute flushing attempt Bud was tapped on for a relocation. He covered every inch of that area and while in the woods attempting a relocation a quail lifted. Bud hesitated before going with the quail. It was several minutes later when Bud was rounded up to the front.

Stoney Run’s Dan (PM/Bingham) and Sandland Sassy Sarah (SM/Ecker). Mills Hodge, Sarah’s owner, had been present some of Wednesday, but was missing on this rainy morning. Both dogs covered the ground well, both hunting in a pleasing fashion. At 11 Dan stopped but self-corrected himself and marched on. At 17 he stopped again, this time not as intense. Nothing produced. He did not complete the hour. Sandland Sassy Sarah hunted with speed at a nice moderate range. At 14 she came sailing out of the woods through a feed plot as a quail lifted and her hour came to a halt.

Cairds Remi was covered above with the winners. Crow Creek Deuce (PF/Daniels) was fast and forward at a good hunting range. She stopped a couple of times to check out scents but moved on. These two classy moving pointers were enjoyable to watch as the rain increased. Surprisingly by 50 Deuce failed to return and a retrieval unit was required to pick her up.

With a small gallery,  No. 24, the last brace the Championship on these historic trial grounds. Hirollins Gone and Doneit (PM/Parrott) and Clayhill Bones (PM/Bingham). Very snappy and well gaited, Doneit breezed forward on course. At 34 I noticed he had made game and thought he would point; however, he did not and handler watered him and sent him on. He continued to push forward, crossed the sand road in front of handler and wagon. He stretched strongly forward for the hour, albeit he pointed no birds. Clayhill Bones applied himself well, always forward and frequently checking in as he toured the countryside. As we crossed the main road into the barn area, both dogs were seen speeding along the bottom gully before going up the long hill. The judges stopped to view their efforts and wished they had been able to point game.

These 48 dogs and handers had experienced the privilege of running and hunting for quail in as near a natural environment as is possible in North Carolina on state lands today. These North Carolina state wildlife grounds can have no predator control, have public dove fields present, as well as the U. S. Military using the land for training, along with our October through March field trial events. All this, plus weather conditions ranging from early spring to very low 20s, rain and snow, still produced an acceptable trial. If we are to continue these events, more quail need to be pre-released and fed. This 2020 year has been a moderate bird-finding year; many unproductives may be indicative of quail there. Who knows?

Hoffman, N. C., February 17

Judges: David Huffine and Tim Ruff

U. S. COMPLETE NATIONAL OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] — 31 Pointers and 17 Setters

Winner—CAIRDS REMI, 1675238, pointer female, by Daddy’s Little Boy Butch—Hog Hill Katie. Robert Little, owner and handler.

Runner-Up—STONEY RUN’S BOJANGLES, 1650744, setter male, by Shadow Oak Bo—Smokey Rise Kattie. Donald Terrell, owner and handler.

Open Derby Classic

Twenty-three Derbies were drawn.

When the Derbies ran, the snow had fallen lightly; however, the 20° temperature had the ground cold and the birds hidden somewhere. The first five braces were turned away a little after 11:00 a. m. on Friday, with the remainder on Saturday at 9:00 a. m. While the temperatures were still in the 20s each morning with a brisk breeze, the days were not unbearable, although birds were at a premium. Only three quail contacts during the Derby two days.

Judging the Derby Classic were Tim Ruff and Calvin Curnutte of Jackson Springs, N. C.

The winner was pointer female Blue Ribbon’s Harper Bella (Ecker), owned by Marty Festa of Sugarloaf, Pa. Marty and his family bred the litter, whose dam is their Blue Ribbon Bella. The pups were well socialized before going to their homes, where their genetic breeding traits have taken over. She and a littermate that I own have both won several placements. The dogs are well built, attractive on the ground, sensible and want to please. She had a single find at 8 on the edge of a fire lane mound at the edge of the field just beyond the soldier camp. She had a nice race, although at moderate range, making attractive casts. Bella had one sticky few minutes when she wanted to go her way; however, with scout and handler she was coaxed to hunt forward. She finished to the front looking good.

The runner-up spot was awarded to Sweet Grass Slim, setter male owned and handled by David Huffine. This setter is only 13 months old, but already knows how to float happily to the front just ahead of handler. He carries himself very well. One judge commented that he had about the best race of the stake. He had no bird work.

Judges: Calvin Curnutte and Tim Ruff

OPEN DERBY CLASSIC — 12 Pointers, 10 Setters and 1 Irish Setter

Winner—BLUE RIBBON’S HARPER BELLA, 1682768, pointer female, by Bud of Piney Woods—Blue Ribbon Bella. Martin Festa, owner; Robert Ecker, handler.

Runner-Up—SWEET GRASS SLIM, 1685332, setter male, by Sterlingworth Jack—Sandland Miracle Maggie. David Huffine, owner and handler.

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