September 14, 2014
|Bob's Miller Daisy||B. Phillips||ACCEPTED|
|Pinekone Black Rose||A. Morgan|
|Dividing Creek Happy||M. Forrester||DECLINED|
|Blue's Tomoka Belle||P & S Townley|
|One Bad Winter||K. Unsworth|
|Chippokes Black Ice Lady||L. Flanders|
|Lancasters Rolling Rex||J. Crandall|
|Rowdy's Maverick Zorro||J. Wirth|
|Grouse Hill Bell||J. Capocci|
|Hog Hill Kate||T. Cavanaugh|
|Pinekone Street Sense||A. Morgan|
|Sinbad Little bit||D. Terrell||ACCEPTED|
|Bob's Elhew Julie||B. Phillips||ACCEPTED|
|Quinton Oak Budlight||J. Lewis|
|Sweetbriar Sam||L. Langan|
|Low Cash Cowboy||J. D. Wirth|
|Haywood's Cindy||H. Haywood|
|Fox Cobble Zeva||B. Whigham|
|Bob's Elhew Nell||B. Phillips|
|Iron Lady||Bill Bonetti|
|Mr. Mojo Risin||J. Hainline|
|Bob's Elhew Jill||B. Phillips|
National Amateur Championship
Left to Right: Matt Basilone, judge; Richie Frisella with Foghat, Champion; Pedrag Kazic with Islander, Runner-Up; Alex Smith, Judge and Bill Bonnetti, Trial Chairman
2014 USCSDA National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship
Trial Chairman William (Bill) Bonnetti selected the famed 1,600 acre Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area for the USCSDA National Amateur Championship. The acreage is part of the former Coonamessett Ranch that was owned by the Crane family and sold to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MA DFW) in 1958. The trial used portions of the grounds that comprised a 200 acre expanse of native grasses with sparse shrubs and bare soil for the breakaway. Pine trees, Oaks, the nasty Scrub Oak, Blue Berry bushes and warm season grasses are some of the other flora found on the course.
Others assisting Bill with the trial were: Jim Hathaway on laying out and creating sections of the course. Jim Curtin for providing the gallery truck and obtaining the strong flying quail from Wareham Quail Farm, Wareham MA. John Fino for graciously providing a reliable mount for the trial chairman and marshal and John Olsson for placing the half barrel water containers on the course.
A key element for every successful trial is a great food department and this trial had a great one. All those attending the trial were very well feed morning, noon and night by Nancy Bonnetti, Kaitlyn Bonnetti and Jayne Fogarty. Saturday night the dinner was held at the clubhouse of Cape Cod Country Club which provided a delightful warm cozy setting after being outside in the Cape Cod weather. The food was hot, the beverages cold and the heat from the gas fireplace very refreshing.
After both braces were run on Sunday morning. Lunch was again provided by the ladies- Bonnetti and Fogarty. In addition to the fine fare provided by this very capable team, the field trial duo of Flewelling and Stolgitis provided delicious wild table fare for their fellow trialer's. A very tasty moose and venison chili was the result of a recent hunting trip.
Judges- Bill obtained the services of two very fine young attentive judges in Alex Smith of Hamburg NJ and Matt Basoline of Pittsgrove NJ .
Alex, an amateur/trainer handler, was born into a family that trialed dogs and got his early education with the family dogs. He got his "bachelors degree" with Luke Eisenhart and continued his education with "graduate courses" with George Tracy at Summerhill Kennels on the tough horseback circuit in the eastern US.
Matt also was born into a family that trains and trials pointing dog and got his start as a young boy walking behind his dad, Norm, and trains dogs at their Sunrise Kennels in Pittsgrove NJ. Matt as a professional competes on the Eastern Horseback Shooting Circuit and had success most recently with CH Grousewoods Skeeter, owned by Larry Craig of PA.
To show his appreciation to the judges, and prior to the announcement of the winners, Bill presented Alex and Matt with nice lined green jackets suitable for field trialing. The jackets were well received.
Although the drawing for this event was compact, dogs entered in this stake had a total of 44 CH/RU placements. Chase Hill Little Bud’s titular placements equal 34 and 6 other dogs have 10 combined placements. The field of 17 competitors garnered a total of 161 trial placements. The trials winners each had ONLY 4 placements prior to be named Champion and Runner Up.
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|Phillip Culbreth awarding Jimmy Crandall Dividing Creek Happy's her Runner-Up National Amateur Shooting Dog Award|
|Phillip Culbreth awarding Ashby Morgan Pinekone Black Rose her National Amateur Shooting Dog Award|
Phillip Culbreth awarding Garry Malzone handler and Jillian Stuhr, owner of Indian Creek Wingman his dog of the year award.
Jimmy Crandall receiving his Amateur Handler of the Year
Garry Malzone receiving hsi Open Handler of the Year
Gary Malzone receiving his awards for Megan's Blackjack's
Open Top Dog of the Year
Ahsby Morgan receiving his awards for Pinekone Black Rose's Amateur Top dog of the Year
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