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Result: All-America Open Shooting Dog Championship

Location: Mclaughlin, South Dakota

Post Date: Dec 7, 2023

Submitted By: Lance Schulz

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All-America Open Shooting Dog Championship Winners (l-r): Jamie Daniels (judge), Rebecca Futch, Tommy Rice III, Gary Futch, Jason Loper with Panther Creek Rosie, Tommy Rice Jr., Debbie Ozner, Lance Schulz with Lester's Another Shockwave, Bill Stewart, Doug Swingley, Shawn Kinkelaar, Judd Carlton (judge), Curtis Teare, and Christian Stewart.

The All-America Open Shooting Dog Championship and Open Derby fall trial was held September 5-10, 2023, on the Pfeifer Ranch near McLaughlin, South Dakota. We cannot thank the Pfeifers enough for their hospitality, generosity, and overall use of their land!
We would like to thank Purina for their sponsorship of bags of Pro Plan Sport 30/20 for all placing dogs.

Trials are not possible without the club volunteers, judges, dog wagon drivers, and marshals. Thus, we would like to acknowledge Gary Futch, Jason Loper, Joe Runyan, Judd Carlton, Jamie Daniels, Luke Eisenhart, Lee Phillips, Curtis Teare, and Tommy Rice.

The trial had a somewhat false start Tuesday morning due to rain and wind gusts in the 40-mpg range. So, after two braces, it was determined the weather was not conducive to running dogs. By Tuesday evening, the storm had cleared, and most of us participated in a walleye fish fry hosted by Gun Dog House Door, Inc. owners Lance and Marcie Schulz. Eight bags, or 40 walleyes, were consumed in record time. Wednesday morning brought near-perfect trial conditions, enabling the completion of the derby stake.

Dr. Pat McInteer's male pointer, Nemaha Lima Bean, laid down a nice forward ground race with several pieces of bird contact. The difference between second and third and not placing was very close, as four additional dogs had nice derby prairie ground performances with multiple bird contacts. Upfront's Teeter, handled by Shawn Kinkelaar, was awarded second place, while Terry Chastain Jr.'s Melrose Angel Eyes placed third. Derbies that were also in contention based on ground performance and bird contact included Upfront's Charlie and LP, both handled by Shawn Kinkelaar.

Wednesday evening, several of the gallery caravanned to just north of Isabel, South Dakota, to enjoy a dinner at Firesteel Creek Lodge. Make an evening free during your 2024 summer camp or when attending the 2024 All-Age trials near Trail City. Firesteel Creek Lodge knows how to showcase prairie-fed and grain-finished beef! Those who made the trip were delighted, and you will be as well.

Wednesday's weather stayed true for the remainder of the trial, starting in the 50s and rising to the low-to-mid 70s with little overcast and gentle winds. Thursday was the start of the Open Shooting Dog stake, which drew 45 entries. Tommy Rice III handled the champion, Panther Creek Rosie, to the winners' table. Rose ran the second brace on Friday. The female pointer owned by Frank Rutland had a very strong prairie ground performance with three pieces of bird contact on native sharp-tailed grouse.

The runner-up champion, Lester's Another Shockwave, handled by Shawn Kinkelaar, made the winners' table with his strong prairie casts as he searched wide and far, which made him appear as a "tick-tack on the prairie." The pointer male had one piece of bird contact on a clutch of pheasants and worked them with his head and tail high and tight. Luke is owned by a syndicate group of Shawn's current owners under the name Prairie to Pines Kennel (P2P Kennels), consisting of Dr. Tom Jackson, Jerry Moisson, Todd Manns, Bjorn Peterson, and Lance Schulz. All the owners except Mr. Peterson were present to watch Luke's brace.

Several dogs had nice ground performances and bird contact. Those dogs included S T's Locked N Loaded, handled by Brian Gingrich, Luke Eisenhart's setter, Erin's Three Leaf Shamrock, and Erin's Tough Grit.

McLaughlin, S. D., September 6
Judges: Judd Carlton and Jamie Daniels
ALL-AMERICA OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 36 Pointers, 2 Setters, 4 German Shorthairs, and 3 Vizslas

Winner-PANTHER CREEK ROSIE, 1691574, pointer female, by Panther Creek Merlin-Pineywood's Belle Aire. Frank Rutland, owner; Tommy Rice III, handler.
Runner-Up-LESTER'S ANOTHER SHOCKWAVE, 1691812, pointer male, by Lester's Shockwave-Miller's Stitch In Time. Prairie To Pines Kennel, owner; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

Judges: Luke Eisenhart and Lee Phillips
OPEN DERBY - 20 Pointers, 1 Setter, and 3 German Shorthairs

1st-NEMAHA LIMA BEAN, 1700804, pointer male, by Touch's Grey Street-Jackson's Teardrop. Dr. Pat McInteer, owner and handler.
2d-UPFRONT'S TEETER, 1705555, pointer female, by Chelsea's Thunder Bolt-Upfront's Southern Star. Lance & Marcie Schulz, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.
3d-MELROSE ANGEL EYES, 1705598, pointer female, by Brakenslide Ben-Melrose Rebel Lou. Terry Chastain Jr., owner and handler.

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Open Derby Winners (l-r): Tommy Rice III, Lee Phillips (judge), Dr. Pat McInteer, Luke Eisenhart (judge), Curtis Teare with Nemaha Lima Bean, Lance Schulz, Todd Manns with Upfront's Teeter, Shawn Kinkelaar, Lewis Peterson with Melrose Angel Eyes, and Terry Chastain Jr.