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Event: In Memory of William (Bill) Faust
Result: Duplin County Field Trial Club

Location: Warsaw, North Carolina

Post Date: Nov 27, 2023

Submitted By: Carolyn Quinn and G. B. Hatcher

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The Duplin County Field Trial Club held its annual fall trial on October 14-15, 2023. The thing that made this event different than previous years was the absence of Bill Faust, the club founder and years-long steward of the grounds. Bill Passed on July 8, 2023, and the continuation of his trial was on his mind to the end. We held our usual club meeting in July, and the feeling was unanimous that the club should continue hosting this trial and the Atlantic Coast Open Shooting Dog Championship, which was also founded by Bill and Dr. W. C. Sanderson.

Bill was a friend to us all and a mentor to most of us. Everyone stepped up "big" to make sure the trial was a success to honor Bill's memory. The trial was held at the Boy Scout Lane grounds that Bill loved so well. It was the last place he went outside of his home just a few days before his passing. Bryan Kennedy, a true friend and lover of Boy Scout Lane, planted feed plots this year with direction on where to put each one from Bill, who continued to oversee the development of the grounds of his declining health. Bryan and the Faust estate gave us free and unfettered access to the property as a gift in memory of Bill. We thank Bryan for his generosity for the use of his land, as it joins Bill's in various areas.

There are many details essential to conducting a field trial. David Huffine, club treasurer, took care of placing the ad and Carolyn Quinn was Bill's "Girl Friday," carried out the many duties of the club secretary, including conducting the drawing, printing the brace sheets, collecting entry fees, and dispensing winners' checks. She provided lunch on Sunday. Hoss Earley, who brought his tractor and bush hog onto the grounds, prepared the grounds the week before by mowing strips and cleaning up the camping and setup area for our visitors who came in on Friday. Hoss also took entry information, attended and assisted with the drawing, judged several stakes, and provided our lunch on Saturday. John Outlaw, also a contributor to the event, took entry information, assisted with the drawing, and judged the bulk of the trial. Sean Melvin also served as a judge, as did Sammy Giddens and Jerry Raynor, who served as judges for Open Puppy stakes. We drew 74 dogs, so they had to work hard to keep things moving. G. B. Hatcher secured the birds and handled bird planting duties during both days of the trial; a special thank you to Kyle Whitfield for providing his ATV 5-seater, which made the event much more efficient in G. B.'s duties. This vehicle served not only as a bird planter but a dog wagon, and the vehicle was usually full of owners or visitors who wanted to be a part of but didn't ride horses. Sammy and Nida lent their organizational skills throughout the entire event, including their presence at the drawing, as it was appreciated. Reverend Andrew Brown provided refreshments for all to enjoy. We are thankful to all who attended, who ran their dogs, or just came to show their support. We want to thank Calvin Curnutte for bringing a nice string of dogs, Brad Macke and Jason King, who rode in from Georgia, with their excellent string of contenders. Thank you to everyone for all the hard work they did and all of the participation in having this trial or being a part of it.

Cover was still heavy, and there was still much green, so scenting conditions were less than ideal, as is always the case this early in the season. Still, competitors were able to demonstrate their progress and give their handlers an idea of where more work and training was needed.
In years past, there were numerous one-course horseback trials in eastern North Carolina. These trials offered the opportunity to test our dogs and get them qualified for bigger stakes. These were more affordable options and often a stepping stone to participation in bigger trials. Duplin County is the lone survivor because Bill Faust believed that to be an admirable objective, and he wanted this trial to be the vehicle that carried the owner/handlers and dogs to the next level. We believe that he would be proud that his trial is continuing in the good hands of capable friends and family who wish to carry on his vision.
RIP Bill Faust, a true friend and supporter of the Field Trial Arena.

Warsaw, N. C., October 14 - One Course
Judges: Hoss Earley and John Outlaw
OPEN DERBY - 6 Pointers, 6 Setters and 3 German Shorthairs

1st-MONTANA DREAM, 1702082, pointer female, by Dominator's Ghost Rider-Lindleys Free Bird. Brad Macke & Anthony Grimaki, owners; Brad Macke, handler.
2d-L M'S BLUE MOON BAYOU, 1705064, German Shorthair male, by Rudy's Sky High Ben-S P's Little Hurricane. Brad & Lauren Mackey, owners; Brad Macke, handler.
3d-CHIMNEY CREEK BUD, 1704203, pointer male, by Hirollins Gone And Doneit-Santee River Iced Crush. Will Herring, owner and handler.
Judges: Sammy Giddens and Jerry Raynor
OPEN PUPPY - 6 Pointers and 2 German Shorthairs

1st-TEX, unreg., setter male, breeding not given. Calvin Curnutte, owner and handler.
2d-BRUTUS, unreg., German Shorthair male, breeding not given. Jason Kelly, owner and handler.
3d-LIL GIRL, unreg., setter female, breeding not given. Calvin Curnutte, owner and handler.
Judges: Hoss Earley and John Outlaw
OPEN DERBY - 11 Entries
1st-PEARL'S DYNASTY, 1702010, setter female, by Merritt's Bear-A Tarheel Pretty Penny. Kyle Whitfield, owner and handler.
2d-HEAFNER'S HI-TAILYN GUNNER, 1705757, German Shorthair male, by Patrick's Hi Tailyn Buck-Hi Tailyn Nakia. William Heafner, owner; Jason King, handler.
3d-BLUE BROWN'S CONTENDER, unreg., pointer male, breeding not given. Andrew Brown, owner; Calvin Curnutte, handler.
Judges: Sean Melvin and John Outlaw
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 11 Pointers, 2 Setters, 1 Irish Setter and 1 German Shorthair

1st-BOONE DOC SAINT, 1705431, German Shorthair male, by Jackson Son Black-Lisa's Supermodel Long Legged. Jason King, owner and handler.
2d-ERIN'S DEMOLITION MAN, 1699908, pointer male, by Erin's Redrum-Erin's Rebel Maiden. Paul Kelly, owner and handler.
3d-CHUNKY, unreg., pointer male, breeding not given. Tommy Bringman, owner and handler.
OPEN ALL-AGE - 4 Pointers, 3 Setters and 2 German Shorthairs
1st-I DREAM OF JEANNIE, 1699099, setter female, by Hot Blooded-Shamrock's Miss Grace. Kyle Whitfield, owner and handler.
2d-ARISTOTLE, 1689388, setter male, by Erin's Hidden Shamrock-Quickmarksman's Z Z Top. John Pfort, owner; Calvin Curnutte, handler.
3d-STONEY RUN'S ZEB, 1697446, pointer male, by Stoney Run's Buddy-Muddy Belle Kate. Will Herring, owner and handler.
AMATEUR DERBY - 2 Pointers, 1 Setter and 2 German Shorthairs
1st-L M'S BLUE MOON BAYOU, 1705064, German Shorthair male, by Rudy's Sky High Ben-S P's Little Hurricane. Brad & Lauren Mackey, owners; Brad Macke, handler.
2d-BRITA LOVES HAPPY DELMY, 1704275, German Shorthair female, by Wilson's Right Is Right Sawyer-Wilson's Lovely Lady Mae. Abigail Grace Smith, owner and handler.
Judges: Hoss Harley and John Outlaw
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 5 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st- STONEY RUN'S ZEB, 1697446, pointer male, by Stoney Run's Buddy-Muddy Belle Kate. Will Herring, owner; Sammy Giddens, handler.
2d-I DREAM OF JEANNIE, 1699099, setter female, by Hot Blooded-Shamrock's Miss Grace. Kyle Whitfield, owner and handler.
3d-I'M PETER THE GREAT, 1698463, pointer male, by Hirollins Gone And Doneit-Hunter Run's Sky Too. Sammy & Nida Giddens, owners; Sammy Giddens, handler.
AMATEUR ALL-AGE - 2 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st-I DREAM OF JEANNIE, 1699099, setter female, by Hot Blooded-Shamrock's Miss Grace. Kyle Whitfield, owner and handler.
2d-I'M PETER THE GREAT, 1698463, pointer male, by Hirollins Gone And Doneit-Hunter Run's Sky Too. Sammy & Nida Giddens, owners; Sammy Giddens, handler.