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Result: Pacific Coast Championships

Location: Maupin, Oregon

Post Date: Mar 24, 2021

Submitted By: Todd Schaaf

2020 was a sad year for the Pacific Coast Championship. Longtime landowner Rick Anderson passed away. From 1988 to 2020 the Sulfur Creek Ranch was home for the Pacific Coast Championships. Suddenly, after 32 years in Sunnyside, Wash., the Pacific Coast Championship was looking for new grounds.

Our committee, consisting of Dan Hoke, Chase Cochran, Mel Lueck and myself, Todd Schaaf, was on the hunt for new grounds. We decided to concentrate our search in Central Oregon and were fortunate to find some great new grounds in Maupin, Ore. The new home for the Pacific Coast Championships is the Imperial Stock Ranch in Maupin, Ore.

With help from the Committee and others like Dave Fowler and our new landowners, we installed gates, laid out new courses and were ready to hold our first trial in late February. With a successful weekend trial under our belts and some more tweaking of the courses, we felt we were ready to run our Championships.

On March 23 we held our drawing at the Imperial River Company Restaurant and Bar. We had a great turnout and drew nineteen dogs in the Pacific Coast All-Age and 26 in the Pacific Coast Shooting Dog. Just a side note. The Imperial River Company is owned by the same family as the Imperial Stock Ranch and opened up just for our drawing.

PACIFIC COAST OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Pacific Coast Open All-Age kicked off on Wednesday, March 24. Judging the Championship was Marty Middleton from Herriman, Utah, and we were lucky enough to get Dr. Ray Calkins as a last-minute fill in.

After the first couple of braces, we learned that we need to make some future changes to our all-age course. In the past, bird work has been lacking in the Pacific Coast Championship but this year every brace and all but a couple of dogs had bird work, giving our judges lot to look at.

The judges worked through it all and named two outstanding winners. The 2021 champion is Kelly's Rebel Louie, seven-year-old white and liver pointer male owned and handled by Sean Kelly of Loomis, Cal. Runner-up was Tian Elhew Verbena, white and black pointer female coming eight (April 21), owned by Angela Schillereff and handled by Tim Schillereff of Portland, Ore.

The champion came from the 8th brace. Kelly's Rebel Louie came out firing, making a huge cast down the right side of the draw disappearing and reappearing to the front as far as the eye could see and was found on point at 38 with head high and 12 o'clock tail and style to burn. Sean produced a chukar while Louie stood like a statue.

Turned loose, Louie swiftly ate up the ground in front of him and in no time was up and over the top of the hill. When we crested the top Louie was making a powerful move across the rock ledge heading down towards the pond. He was seen making a strong move down the right side of the draw and was found standing at 50 with the same style as his first find. The last 10 was as strong as the first 10 and Louie was seen going away at time.

The runner-up came from the 5th brace. Tian Elhew Verbena ran a strong, forward race with a back at 29. Bena made a huge move down the right side of the draw was seen climbing out of the cannon and was found on point at 40 looking good and stylish. She had another back at 47 and finished strong going away.

Pacific Open All-Age Championship Winners

THE RUNNING

In the first brace, Janee's American Rebel, pointer male owned and handled by Jason Staley, had an unproductive at 15, and was picked up at 20 after dog took too many steps. It's Only Money, pointer male owned and handled by Bruce Hale, bumped a bird at 6.

Sonoma Strong, owned by Marc Cuneo and handled by Sean Kelly. Handler was dissatisfied and picked the pointer male up. Tian's Gotta Little Hope, pointer female owned by Angela Schillereff and handled by Tim Schillereff. Handler was unhappy and picked up.

Double M's Deliverance, pointer male owned by Angela Schillereff and handled by Tim Schillereff, produced a find at 30 in a nice run. Kelly's I B Butler, pointer male owned and handled by Sean Kelly, backed Deliverance at 30, had a find at 40 in a strong, forward race.

In No. 4, Janee's Unphiltered, pointer male owned and handled by Jason Staley, had a big run, a find at 40 and finished strong. Idaho's Lucky Duramax, pointer male owned and handled by Rich Heaton, also had a strong race, with a find at 45.

Runner-up Tian Elhew Verbena was braced with Tekoa Mountain Owyhee Jack, setter male owned and handled by Alex Mauck who produced a find at 39, made a big move under a bird at 50.

Rocking J's Amy, pointer female owned and handles by Jarry Walton, had a find at 33, another find at 46. A huge race, but under a bird at 55. Snakebite NV, pointer female owned and handled by Mel Lueck, had a find at 33, and rendered a big run with a nice finish.

In No. 7, Twer's Heartbreak Ridge, pointer male, Todd and Amanda Schaaf owners, handled by Todd, who picked up at 22. Tekoa Mountain Dallee, setter female owned and handled by Alex Mauck, notched a find at 28, but was picked up at 35.

Southwind Joy's Resurgence, setter female owned and handled by Mike Eades, had a find at 50, followed by an unproductive at 55 in a big run. Bracemate Kelly's Rebel Louie was the named winner.

Tian's White Spec, pointer male owned by Angela Schillereff and handled by Tim Schillereff. The retrieval device was pulled at 22. Booneville Explorer, pointer male owned by Marc Cuneo, handled by Sean Kelly, produced a find at 6, a second at 41 and an additional find at 55 in a strong race.

Foxtrot Whisky Tango, setter male owned by Anne Tyson, was a bye in the final brace. Tango had a find at 5, then handler Mike Eades pulled the retrieval device at 30.

Maupin, Oreg., March 24

Judges: Dr. Ray Calkins and Marty Middleton

PACIFIC COAST OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP

[One-Hour Heats] -- 14 Pointers and 5 Setters

Winner--KELLY'S REBEL LOUIE, 1656988, pointer male, by I B Burnt--I B Pike Creek. Sean Kelly, owner and handler.

Runner-Up--TIAN ELHEW VERBENA, 1653426, pointer female, by Elhew G Force--Northwoods Vixen. Angela Schillereff, owner; Tim Schillereff, handler.

PACIFIC COAST SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP

Pacific Coast Shooting Dog Championship followed. Twenty-six dogs were drawn.

Presiding were Judges Jason Staley and Mike Stolz who named pointer male Tian Butterbean the winner. Owned by Clifford Mesner II, Butterbean was handled by Tim Schillereff. Runner-up was Dunfur's Emma Frost, German shorthaired pointer female owned by Clint Mathews and handled By Dan Hoke.

The champion was in the 10th brace. Tian Butterbean started off strong up the right side of the draw. He broke to the left, worked his way down to the bottom of the canyon and was found on point at the 13 minutes. He looked great and showed how broke he was as his bracemate stole point. He followed up his first find with two more quick finds at 17 and 25 and looked great on both. Butterbean ran a very consistent shooting dog, hunting effort to all the right places with an easy handle. Butterbean finished as nice as he started.

Runner-up Dunfur's Emma Frost started hunting down a draw to the bottom of the canyon then made a nice move back up to the top. She had a solid find at 20 followed by another at 32. Emma continued on, making a big move up and over the top of the big hill where she was found standing a covey of wild chukar at 46. She finished going away.

THE RUNNING

In the first brace, M H Rockford Peach, pointer female owned by Matthew Houston and handled by Kim Sampson, had three finds, one on wild Huns, and an unnproductive. Nice run; needs more polish on bird work. Desert Points Reese, German shorthair male owned and handled by Anthony Bucknam, had one find and a back.

Tian Six Shooter, pointer male owned by Angela Schillereff and handled by Tim Schillereff, had a nice run with one find and a back. Runner-up Dunfur's Emma Frost was the bracemate.

Tian Elhew Verbena, pointer, female owned by Angela Schillereff and handled by Tim Schillereff, had one find at 7 minutes. Race to the Moon, German shorthair male owned by Clint Mathews handled by Dan Hoke, was picked up at 30.

In No. 4, Lit'l Red Petec, Vizsla male owned by Hans Koch and handled by Tim Schillereff, tacked one find but was picked up at 35. Tekoa Mountain Six Gun, setter male owned and handled by Chase Cochran, was picked up at 35.

S B Always Dreaming, pointer male owned and handled by Bill Owen, moved on his bird and handler picked up. Dunfur's Dalai Bobba, German shorthair male owned by James and Marcia Tesarik, handled by Dan Hoke, was picked up at 22.

Snakebite NV, pointer, female owned and handled by Mel Lueck, had finds at 20 and 35. Hander pulled retreival unit at 55. Lonetree Splish Splash, pointer female owned and handled by Bill Owen., had a find at 20; the retrieval device was used at 55.

No. 7 had Coulee Cruiser, setter male and handled by owner Anne Tyson, was picked up at 16. Tekoa Mountain Owyhee, setter male owned and handled by Alex Mauck, carded a stop to flush at 16, but picked up at 45.

Northwoods Charles, setter male owned and handled by Bill Owen, had a find at 5. Empire Storm Warning, pointer female owned and handled by Marty Middleton, was picked up at 15.

Tian Gotta Little Hope, pointer female owned by Angela Schillereff and handled by Tim Schillereff, was picked up at 25. Dunfur's Jax, German shorthair male owned by Jack Richbeurg and handled by Dan Hoke, was up at 12.

No.10 had the winner, Tian Butterbean. Elhew See Me Charm'em, pointer male owned and handled by Mel Lueck, was picked up at 15.

Saddled Whitehorse, German shorthair male owned and handled by Matt Solt, had four finds and nice run until picked up at 58. Gotta Little Project, pointer male owned and handled by Todd Schaaf, also had four finds, but his lost handle in the middle, and finished strong.

Tekoa Mountain. Dallee, setter female owned and handled by Alex Mauck, bumped bird at 15 and was picked up. Elhew Thunder'n Lightning, pointer male owned and handled by Mel Lueck, tallied four finds and an unproductive. Double M's Deliverance, pointer male owned by Clifford Mesnard II and handled by Tim Schillereff, scored one find at 14, but picked up at 30.

Knight's White Lady, pointer female owned and handled by Bill Owen., as a bye, was picked up at 30.

After all was said and done, the first Championships held at the Imperial Stock Ranch were very successful. We are looking forward to returning.

It took lots of help to make this a successful trial. I hope I do not miss anyone and if I do sorry. Lunches where cooked by Dave Fowler and Amanda Schaaf. Dog Wagon was provided by Chase Cochran; drivers where Chase Cochran, John Lewis, Mel Lueck assisted by Emily Deasy, Dave Fowler, Adam Meifert and Barry Lueck. Bird planting was handled by Chase Cochran, Mel Lueck, Emily Deasy and others.

None of this could be possible without our fabulous sponsors Purina and SportDog. Thank you Everyone for coming and participating. We are all looking forward to next year.

Judges: Jason Staley and Mike Stolz

PACIFIC COAST OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP

[One-Hour Heats] -- 14 Pointers, 5 Setters, 6 German Shorthairs and 1 Vizsla

Winner--TIAN BUTTERBEAN, 1681744, pointer male, by Gotta little Project--Tian Elhew Verbena. Clifford Mesner II, owner; Tim Schillereff, handler.

Runner-Up--DUNFUR'S EMMA FROST, 1651022, German Shorthair female, by Dress Blues--Dunfur's Tule Moon. Clint Matthews, owner; Dan Hoke, handler.


Pacific Coast Open Shooting Dog Winners