Result: NGSPA Region 4 Championships
Location: Ionia, Michigan
Post Date: Oct 17, 2023
Submitted By: Dan DiMambro
NGSPA Region 4 Open Shooting Dog Championship. Dina Lewis with Charlie, April Raber with Roux. Tom Davis, Hank Lewis, Jim Cipponeri Judge, Bill Branham Judge, Dick Lipski, Dan DiMambro.
The NGSPA Region 4 ran on May 8th-12th at Ionia recreation area in Ionia, Mich. This year's weather was HOT!! We took advantage of the cooler mornings and took the afternoons off. The grounds were in perfect shape a big thank you to all the clubs and various individual volunteers who donated their time to make this happen. Another shoutout to the individuals who supported the trial Amateurs and Pros: Dan DiMambro, April Raber, Joe Orndorff, Fred Ryan, Hank Lewis, Anthony Rusciano, Kirk Loftin, Sherri Tansgrud, Andy and Becky Dynkwieck, Marc Mckinley, Tom Davis, Chris Goegan, Chris Young, Jen Goodall. Our Judges for the Open Shooting Dog and Open All-Age were Bill Branham, Jeff Haggis, and Jim Cipponeri, and the Amateur Shooting Dog was Judged by Marc Mckinley and Jeff haggis, thank you for your time and we appreciate you volunteering to help. Also, would like to thank our generous sponsors of this event Purina and SporDOG.
NGSPA Region 4 Open Shooting Dog Championship
The winner was Hi N's Curtain Call owned and gandled by Hank Lewis. Charlie had several finds and ran a forward race. He had great style and manners on all his birds. He showed a little more power than the runne-up which is what separated the two dogs.
Runner-up was Two Ponds Blanco Roux Roux owned by Jason Brooks and handled by Dan DiMambro. Roux had 4 well-spaced finds throughout the hour. She had a strong race and rimmed all the fields with class earning him the RU in the Championship.
Ionia, Mich., May 8
Judges: Bill Branham and Jim Cipponeri
NGSPA REGION 4 OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 18 German Shorthairs
Winner-HI N'S CURTAIN CALL, 1687995, male, by Hi N's Bodacious-Hi N's Hasty Matilda. Hank Lewis, owner and handler.
Runner-Up-TWO PONDS BLANCO ROUX, 1698966, female, by Riden High Rudy-Hi N's Family Ties. Jason Brooks, owner; Dan DiMambro, handler.
NGSPA Region 4 Open All-Age Championship
Uodibar's Lover Boy, owned by Sherri Tansgrud and handled by Kirk Loftin had multi finds during his hour brace. Blue ran a big consistent race and was easy to handle. His style and manners on birds was impeccable. This earned him the winning spot!
Chicoree's Sparkling Ruby owned by Fred Ryan and handled by Dan DiMambro ran a great all-age race with a strong finish. Ruby had three finds throughout the hour but had one hole that separated her from the winner.
Judges: Bill Branham and Jeff Haggis
NGSPA OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 13 German Shorthairs
Winner-UODIBAR'S LOVER BOY, 1689423, male, by Diamond S Texas Express-Uodibar's Bet Your Booty. Sherri Tangsrud, owner; Kirk A. Loftin, handler.
Runner-Up-CHICOREE'S SPARKLING RUBY, 1677558, female, by Hi N's Fred Jake-Chicoree's Sparkle In Her Eye. Fred Ryan, owner; Dan DiMambro, handler.
NGSPA Region 4 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship
P J Wildfire's Little Lexi owned and handled by Kirk Loftin had finds at 5, 28, 40. Lexi ran a strong forward race and had excellent style on birds. She was declared the winner.
The runner-up was Uodibar's Robbi Jo, owned by Sherri Tansgrud and handled by Kirk Loftin. Robbi had finds at 17, 21, 47, 59 all with excellent style and manners. She rimmed the fields of Ionia like a dog that had been there her entire life. Her bird finding ability and strong shooting dog performance earned her this year's runner-up title.
Judges: Jeff Haggis and Marc McKinley
NGSPA REGION 4 AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 12 German Shorthairs
Winner-P J WILDFIRE'S LITTLE LEXI, 1663717, female, by P J Wildfire's Little Bud-Lone Creek Sweet Anna. Kirk & Larry Loftin, owners; Kirk Loftin, handler.
Runner-Up-UODIBAR'S ROBBI JO, 1662507, female, by Uodibar's Against All Odds-B D K's Sin city Casino. Sherri Warren, owner; Kirk Loftin, handler.