|Northeastern winners Ch. Grousewoods Skeeter with scout Dillon Shaffer, left, and RU Ch. Awesome Country Girl, with scout Billy Kerr. Rear, from left, Matt Basilone, Stacey Goodie, Mary Tracy and George Tracy.|
OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP
AWESOME COUNTRY GIRL
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- Grousewoods Skeeter, a setter male owned by Larry Craig of Schwenksville, Pa., and handled by Matt Basilone, was named champion at the Northeastern Open Shooting Dog Championship held Oct. 14-16, 2013, at Flaherty Field Trial Area. Runnerup was Awesome Country Girl, a pointer female, owned by Bill and Margie Ricci and handled by George Tracy. Thirty-eight dogs were drawn for the three-day event.
According to judges, both dogs had multiple bird work and very similar performances. Skeeter earned the blue ribbon with a somewhat nicer pointing style and slightly stronger race.
Judges were Richard Giuliano and John Malone. Reporter was Stacey Goodie. Chairman was Gene Casale Jr.