Saturday, March 26, 2011

Complete Results, Pictures - Setter Club of New England

Winners in the Amateur Shooting Dog stake were Kellie Short's True Patriot, first, with Joe Harmon; Misty Meadow  Rosebud, second, with Karen Unsworth, and Paucek's Tomahawk, third, with Kellie Short. From left, George Doyle, John Margotta, Jeff Smith, Bill Whigham and Jim Hathaway.


FALMOUTH, Mass. - Peace Dale Duke, a setter male owned and handled by Richie Frisella, was given the blue ribbon in the Phil Fogg Classic, the 45-minute feature stake at the Setter Club of New England's spring trial which began Saturday, March 26, and concluded Sunday, March 27.

  Second place went to True Patriot, a setter male owned and handled by Kellie Short. Third place went to Elhew Alexandria, a pointer female handled by Brian Breveleri and owned by Brian Hayes.

Nine dogs were entered in the stake. Judges were George Doyle and Jeff Smith. Temperatures at the start of the trial were in the high 20s, leveling out in the mid-30s with wind making for a brisk day of field trialing.

In the Florence Harwarth Open Derby, one placement was awarded and that was to Top Gun's Katy Lied, owned and handled by Bob Hopkins. 

Kellie Short won first and third placements with her setters in the Amateur Shooting Dog stake on Sunday. First went to True Patriot, third to Paucek's Tomahawk, and second place was won by Karen Unsworth's pointer female, Misty Meadow Rosebud.

In the Amateur Derby, first place went to Grouse Ridge Remi, a setter male owned and handled by Tony Fragomeni; second, Finn MacCuhal, owned by Bill Gorman.

Amateur Puppy winner was Tank McNamara, owned by Phil Clark and handled by Carl Lufkin.

Handler Bill Bonnetti goes in to flush, above and below, for Iron Lady while judge George Doyle watches.


Fox Cobble Jack, owned and handled by Bill Whigham.

Kellie Short's setter, Paucek's Tomahawk, left, and Fran Gorman's Brittany, Kid, right.

A sign explaining the history of the grounds.

Kellie Short goes in to flush for True Patriot.

Bill Bonnetti returns to his setter, Iron Lady.

Kellie Short's setter, True Patriot, on point.

George's Doyle's pointer, Jessie, and Tony Fragomeni's setter, Grouse Ridge Remi, with a divided find.

Paucek's Tomahawk waits for handler Kellie Short.

Victor Forsyth with his setter, Jake.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Setter Club of New England



FALMOUTH, Mass. - Drawing for order of running for the Setter Club of New England's spring walking field trial is Wednesday, March 23, at 8 p.m., at the home of the chairman, Jim Curtin,  (home) (508) 279-1182, (cell) (508) 245-2867.

The trial, begins Saturday, March 26, at 7 a.m., at the F.A. Crane Wildlife Management Area, Falmouth, Mass.

   7 a.m. Phil Fogg Classic (45 minutes) ..... $70
(*Classic may start on Friday, March 25, depending on number of entries)
   7 a.m. (Separate course) Open Puppy (20 minutes) ... $25
Florence Harwarth Open Derby (30 minutes) ..... $45

All Open stakes: 40%, 50-30-20 less $7 per dog

Amateur Shooting Dog (30 minutes) ... $45
(Starts at completion of Classic, but not before Sunday at 7 a.m.)
7 a.m. (Separate course) Amateur Puppy (20 minutes) ... $20
Amateur Derby (30 minutes) ... $40


CLASSIC - John Margotta, Hingham, MA, and Jeff Smith, Loudon, NH.
OWD & OWP - Dave Carter, Woonsocket, RI, and Bob Leach, Marlborough, CT
AWSD Judge George Doyle

AWP & AWD - Bill Bonnetti, Plymouth, MA, and Victor Forsyth, Niantic, CT
AWSD - George Doyle, Plympton, MA, and Bill Wigham, Hadley, MA
AWSD Judge Bill Whigham
Dogs will be run on liberated quail and native woodcock.

DIRECTIONS: From Bourne Bridge, take Route 28 South to Route 151 East, and follow signs.

Classic Judge Jeff Smith
Lunch will be served daily.

Use of tracking collars and scouting from horseback is permitted, however, handler must provide collar and make own scouting arrangements. Please have essential data form information available.

ACCOMODATIONS: Falmouth Inn (508)540-2500. Ask for field trial rates.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Championship/Derby winners - Southern New England Woodcock Championship


EXETER, RI - Professional handler Robert Ecker of Pennsylvania pulled a hat-trick out of his pocket this past weekend by winning not only the Southern New England Woodcock Championship, but by also taking both placements in the Joel Collier Derby Classic.

Grousewoods Reese, owned by Jack Brobst, won the championship, no runnerup was named; Derby Classic winners were Holdem Molly, owned by Larry Craig, and XYZ, owned by Toby Tobiassen.  Eight dogs were entered in the derby.

Reese, running in the second brace with Why Not Dallas (Robbins/Stolgitis), beat a field of 20 dogs to win the championship.

The event started Friday, March 18, with the Derby Classic, followed by the Championship on Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20. Judges for the Derby were Dave Marshall and Elias Richardson. Championship judges were Roger McPherson and Mike Groy.

Birds were moved on every course, with the total number of birds not yet calculated.