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Result: Texas Open Shooting Dog Championship

Location: Ardmore, Oklahoma

Post Date: Dec 8, 2020

Submitted By: Virgil Moore

ARDMORE, OKLA. -- The Texas Open Shooting Dog Championship and Ed Beverley Memorial Derby were held November 8-11 at the Lake Murray field trial grounds in Ardmore, Okla.

Texas Open Shooting Dog Championship

We were pleased to have two outstanding judges in Drs. Bob Rankin and Alex Jacocks preside for the trial. These men have a lot of knowledge and pay attention.

The late Mike McClanahan, former backbone of the trial was greatly missed. Stewards of the past Championships, Jack and Peg Herriage and Charlie Jackson, were also missed.

We all enjoyed Charlie's daughter Kris O'Toole for a day of fine riding.

Everett Brannon attended and once again handled the marshalling duties. Chuck Forsyth drove the dog wagon and they are thanked for taking time and supporting the trial.

A big thank you to Purina and SportDog for all they do for field trials.

Texas Open Shooting Dog Championship 2


Name champion was Tug O'War, pointer male owned by Glenda Haag and Adam Hart of Coffeeville, Kan. Tug ran in the 12th brace and rendered a forward race in which he scored two finds. Tug O'War was handled by Shawn Kinkelaar.

The runner-up was Chelsea's Thunder Bolt, also handled by Shawn Kinkelaar in the 7th brace. He is owned by Tom Jackson and George Hickox. Bolt had a consistent race with two finds.

Other notable dogs that caught the judges' eye were: Miller's White Reign with finds at 20 and 55; Jayhawk Jailbreak, also with two finds and a strong finish. Post Route Scout had a scorching race and was always forward; he had a good find at 38. Shadow Mountain Gus had a good run and two quality finds.

Ardmore, Okla., November 8

Judges: Dr. Alex Jacocks and Dr. Bob Rankin


Winner--TUG O'WAR, 1668963, pointer male, by Sugarknoll War Point--Nehawka Amazin Sue. Glenda Haag & Adam Hart, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

Runner-Up--CHELSEA'S THUNDER BOLT, 1649213, pointer male, by Whippoorwill Wild Agin--Butler's Jill. Tom Jackson & George Hickox, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

Texas Open Shooting Dog Championship 3


The Derby was an exciting event The winners showed potential in all phases for future trial stars.

Brian Gingrich ran Rambling Rivers Natural to first place. The pointer male ran the country strong and had a broke find which required an extended flushing effort.

Virgil Moore handled World Class Bootlegger to second with a strong race. Shawn Kinkelaar handled strong setter male Island Fantasy to third on race.

ED BEVERLEY MEMORIAL OPEN DERBY --13 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st--RAMBLIN RIVERS NATURAL, 1688693, pointer male, by Chelsea's Thunder Bolt--Upfront's Southern Star. William Stapleton, owner; Brian Gingrich, handler.

2d--WORLD CLASS BOOTLEGGER, 1692522, pointer male, by Miller's Speed Dial--World Class Makin Bank. Mick Marietta, owner; Virgil Moore, handler.

3d--ISLAND FANTASY, 1688852, setter male, by Islander--Richfield Oakley. Pedja Kazic, owner; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.