Runnerup Champion Marsal's Wild Apache with Stacey Goodie and Champion Merritt's Zachary with Garry Malzone.
AT U.S. COMPLETE
RUNNERUP IS MARSAL'S WILD APACHE
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. - Merritt's Zachary, a setter male handled by Garry Malzone, beat a field to 33 pointers and setters to be named champion at the U.S. Complete Shooting Dog Association's Northeast Regional Championship.
Runnerup was Marsal's Wild Apache, a pointer male, handled by Robert Ecker.
The event was held on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-28, 2010, at Flaherty Field Trial Area.
Zachary, who ran in the seventh brace, was credited with four finds and with what one judge called an "unbelievable'' ground race. Apache had five finds, three backs and ran a solid race.
Honorable mention went to three dogs - last year's champion, True Patriot, a setter owned and handled by Kellie Short; and Robert Ecker's pointer, Porter Meadow Elroy, owned by Jim Bush; and setter, Grousewoods Reese.
Judges for the event were Jeff Smith of Loudon, N.H., and Dave O'Brien of Marlborough, Conn. Chairman was Bill Bonnetti of Plymouth, Mass.
A cocktail party was hosted Friday night by last year's winner, Kellie Short.
The championship was sponsored by Northeast USCSDA and Southern New England Field Trial Club.