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Result: Gulf Coast Open Shooting Dog Championship

Location: Union Springs, Alabama

Post Date: Mar 12, 2024

Submitted By: Alli Stewart

The 2023 Gulf Coast Open Shooting Dog Championship began on Monday, November 27, at Conecuh Station Plantation in Union Springs, Alabama, drawing 37 dogs. With each passing year, the hospitality shown by Becky and Tony Gibson only increases, and so does our gratitude for hosting multiple trials on their beautiful plantation grounds. Thank you to John Mote and the entire Conecuh Station crew for managing the snappy pines. It is evident that these gentlemen take pride in their work, and it is because of their efforts there are so many opportunities to see the competitors doing what they love.

Thank you to Fay Duncan, George Cole, and Steve Hutto for rising well before the sun to prepare fresh, hot southern breakfasts each morning. Delicious lunches were catered by Chef Ban Stewart. Ban cooked wild game and fish, one of the culinary highlights of the trial.
In addition to his breakfast service and always being just in the right place to help anyone in need, we also thank Steve Hutto for driving the bird dog wagon and ensuring all had plenty of snacks and drinks to enjoy between braces. The Club would also like to thank Purina for their donations and support for this championship and the sport of field trials.

A most special thank you to The Conecuh Station Field Trial Club Board. Their love and devotion to the sport of field trials, coupled with their individual strengths, make this board a true powerhouse. Thank you, Robert Moorer, Hunter McDuffie, Lisa Littell, Lawton Huggins, Becky and Tony Gibson, Joe Varner, Ben Chancellor, Jayme and Collin Chittam, Scott Hasson, and Brian Sanderson (emeritus).
Nonami's Johnny Come Lately, a pointer male handled by Ray Pearce, owned by R. E. Turner, and scouted by Cody McLean, was awarded the champion position. "John" was in the first brace of the championship and carded a find at 20 with a bevy of birds. He ran through the countryside with confidence and exhibited a most consistent and well-applied ground race, setting him apart from his competition. Erin's Big Casino, a setter male handled by Tracy Swearingen, carded one find in his hour.

Seahoy's Run Happy, a pointer male handled by Bobby Hartwig, had two finds and finished his hour in front. Trumped, a pointer male handled by Mike Tracy, held a short brace.

Piney Creek Mae, a pointer female handled by Robert Moorer, made nice strides through the countryside. Triple Nickel Carbon Copy, a pointer male (Tracy), ended the bid early.

Panther Creek Rosie, a pointer female handled by Tommy Rice Jr., and Reedy Creek Dial Tone, a pointer male (Tracy), were picked up.

Waybetter Rebel, a pointer male (Tracy), shared a divided find with bracemate Real Thing Cuz, a pointer male (Rice Sr). Rebel suffered an unproductive at 33. He carded two finds at 18 and 55, respectively.

C S Trump, handled by Steve Hurdle, pointed birds at 10 and 18 with all in order. Trump suffered an unproductive at 47. Faithful, a pointer female (Tracy), ended time early.

Cheap Thrill, a pointer female (Rice Jr.), exhibited fine hunting skills and a pleasing race. She carded one find at 59. Miller's Miss Congeniality, a pointer female (Tracy), was picked up early.

Hauser's Rollin Thunder, a pointer male (Tracy), suffered an unproductive at 23 and picked up. C S Code Blue, a pointer male (Hurdle), thanked the judges.

Oahu Buck, a pointer male (Rice Jr.), was picked up after two unproductives. Hauser's Hard Line, a pointer male (Tracy), ended his bid.

Jolene Jolene, a pointer female (Tracy), and C S Smoke Roll, a setter male (Hurdle), were picked up.

Grand Prairie Thrill, a pointer female (Rice Jr.), and Calico's Sky's The Limit, a pointer female (Tracy), were both harnessed before time.

Miller's High Heat Index, a pointer male (Tracy), exhibited exceptionally good ground application and a forward race. C S Rester's Speculation, a pointer male (Hurdle), was picked up.

It was a chilly start to the third day of the championship, making it prime weather for Erin's Primetime to earn the runner-up position. The pointer male is owned by Brian Sanchez, was handled by Tracy Swearingen, and was scouted by Harrison Lee. Erin's Primetime carded his first find at 8 with all in order. He pointed birds at 15 and exhibited the manners of a fine gentleman. He combed the countryside with beautiful ground application throughout the course. The handsome pointer caught the scent again at 52, showing firm posture through flush and shot, and finished in front. Miller's Extreme Heat, a pointer male (Tracy), had a find at 8, an unproductive at 40, and a nice finish.

Miller's Lock And Loaded, a pointer male (Tracy), pointed at 10 with bracemate Cold Creek Thrill Tuff, a pointer male (Rice Jr.) honoring with a back but failed to produce birds. Tuff had finds at 16 and 25 but picked up after an unproductive at 36.

Erin's Three Leaf Shamrock, a setter male (Swearingen), suffered two unproductives and picked up. Miller's Heat Seeker, a pointer male (Tracy), was picked up at 10.

Miller's Southern Gossip, a pointer female (Tracy), was picked up early. Real Thing Dolly, a pointer female (Rice Sr.), had two unproductives.

Hirollins Macho Man, a setter male (Swearingen), pointed birds at 2 with a successful rise. Bittersweet War Cry, a pointer male (Tracy), was picked up.

Miller's Record Heat, a pointer female (Tracy), finished her hour in front without birdwork. Miller's Blazing Hot Chick, a pointer female (Tracy), called it a day early.

Miller's Little Duce Coup, a pointer female (Tracy), carded one find.

Nonamis Johnny Come LatelyF23-

Nonami's Johnny Come Late Winner of the Gulf Coast Open Shooting Dog Championship

Union Springs, Ala., November 27
Judges: Tim Moore and Harold Johnson
GULF COAST OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 32 Pointers and 5 Setters

Winner-NONAMI'S JOHNNY COME LATELY, 1694190, pointer male, by Ransom-Pinewood's Jenny Bell. R. E. Turner, owner; Ray Pearce, handler.
Runner-Up-ERIN'S PRIMETIME, 1690313, pointer male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir-Erin's Quickmarksman's Mae. Great River Kennel, owner; Tracy Swearingen, handler.