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Result: West Tennessee Amateur Field Trial Association

Location: Dancyville, Tennessee

Post Date: Mar 13, 2024

Submitted By: Marty Todd

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Amateur Shooting Dog Winners (front, l-r): Lance Servais with Lester's Top Recruit, Kenton Bryant with Bryant's Give It A Rip, and Brian Peterson with Southern Shadows T Rex. (Behind): Emily and Charlotte Weddington, Jon Lam, Betty Shearouse, Andrea Ward, Cindy Currie, Gary Brown, Allen Currie, Chris Mullen, Tony King, and Bill Currie.

The West Tennessee Field Trial Association hosted a new year of competitions for All-Age, Shooting Dog, and Derby dogs. Seventeen handlers and 39 dogs entered the competitions, anticipating a win for their hard work and dedication to the sport. Judges, handlers, and gallery withstood cold and windy days but ended the great weekend with perfect riding weather to watch dogs hunt birds. Many pointers and setters beautifully ran the lines and found several coveys of birds throughout the day.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were served to landowners, members, judges, dog owners/handlers, and local friends each day. Laughter filled the air, and stories about each day's hard work around WTFTA's traditional bonfire were told. Thank you to Hassell and Allison Smith for Saturday's delicious fish fry.

The Amateur Shooting Dog competition began the festivities on January 5, with a field of 12 entries. Thank you to the judges, Andrea Ward, Tom Waite, and Isaiah Todd.
On January 6, the Amateur All-Age competition had 14 entries. Thank you to the judges, Andrea Ward and Ike Todd.

On January 7, the Amateur Derby competition had 14 entries. Thank you to the judges, Andrea Ward and Isaiah Todd.

Thank you to the landowners who help these trials continue each year: the Currie Family, the Spiotta Family, the Humber Family, the Taylor Family, the Jones Family, the Rickert Family, the Todd Family, and the McClanahan Family. Thank you to John Butler for supplementing the West Tennessee Field Trial Club's pre-release coveys with more birds. Thank you to our field marshals, Allen Currie and Ike Todd. Thank you to all the owners and handlers who entered these competitions.

The weekend of February 17 is scheduled for the West Tennessee Open All-Age trial. The West Tennessee club is preparing for another successful and entertaining competition. This time, there will be a BBQ! Newcomers are always welcome to show their talents, share their experiences, eat good food, and feel right at home.

Dancyville, Tenn., January 5
Judges: Tom Waite and Andrea Ward
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] - 9 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st-LESTER'S TOP RECRUIT, 1681841, pointer male, by Lester's Sunny Hill Jo-Rivertons Funseeker Riley. Lance Servais, owner and handler.
2d-BRYANT'S GIVE IT A RIP, 1701553, setter female, by Erin's Wild Atlantic Way-Cline's Live Oak. Kenton Bryant, owner and handler.
3d-SOUTHERN SHADOWS T REX, 1682853, pointer male, by Skyfall-Miller's White Wall. Lance Servais, owner and handler.

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Amateur All-Age Winners (front, l-r): David Russell with Como Thunder, Mike Small with Small's White Charger, and Mike Lemons with Haney's Hurricane Seeker. (Behind): Marty Todd, Ike Todd, Dr. Gene Spiotta, Gail Spiotta, Isaiah Todd, Andrea Ward, Tom Waite, Gary Brown, Allen Currie, Bentley Stoots, Tony King, Miles Hathcock, Crutcher Stoots, J. P. Hathcock, Julia Currie, and Bill Currie.

Judges: Ike Todd and Andrea Ward
AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] - 14 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st-COMO THUNDER, 1687714, pointer male, by Skyfall-Catch Me Dot. B. K. & Rachel Blackwell, Doug Arthur & David Russell, owners; David Russell, handler.
2d-SMALL'S WHITE CHARGER, 1687724, pointer male, by Phillips Off Line-Phillips North Line. Mike Small, owner and handler.
3d-HANEY'S HURRICANE SEEKER, 1698759, pointer male, by Ransom-Haney's North Star. David Russell, owner and handler.

AMATEUR DERBY - 14 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st-NOSAM SILVER SPARK, 1708198, pointer male, by Small's White Charger-Nosam's Patchwork. T. Mason Ashburn, owner and handler.
2d-SOUTHERN SWEETS LANE, 1705876, pointer female, by Southern Shadows T Rex-Southern Ritz Lane. Lance Servais & Brian Petterson, owners; Brian Peterson, handler.
3d-GAME STAR, 1704929, pointer female, by Lester's Storm Surge-Game Belle. Fred Corder, owner and handler.

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Amateur Derby Winners (front, l-r): Mike Lemons and Miles Hathcock with Nosam Silver Spark, Brian Peterson and Bentley Stoots with Southern Sweets Lane, and Rita Corder with Game Star. (Behind): Marty Todd, Gene Spiotta, Isaiah Todd, Tom Waite, Allen Currie, Andrea Ward, Lance Servais, Gary Brown, Chris Mullen, Julia Currie, Bill Currie, Fred Corder, Crutcher Stoots, Connie Fergie, and Sally Brown.