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Result: Sandlapper Field Trial Club

Location: Camden, South Carolina

Post Date: Jan 25, 2022

Submitted By: Tim Ruff


Open Shooting Dog Winners. From left: Merritt's Missy handled by Calvin Curnutte, Smoke N Mirrors, with Steve Browder, and Woodlands Ridge Jim with Nate Bishop.Standing, from left: Matt Basilone, Derek Bonner, judge; Tim Ruff, Dr. Billy McCathern, Scott Griffin, judge; and Bill Britt.
CAMDEN, S. C. -- The Sandlapper Club held its annual fall trial November 11-14, 2021 at the Mid-Carolina Field Trial grounds in Camden, S. C., sponsored by Southern Bird Hunters.

The trial started on Thursday with the Open stakes with cool weather in the morning and warming up in the afternoon throughout the entire trial.

I would like to commend the Mid-Carolina Club members for there continued hard work on preparing these grounds for our trials. Also with the help of Dr. Billy McCathern, Bill Britt, Teddy Poston and I we were able to pull off a great trial with 64 entries.

I would like to thank our Open Stakes judges, Derek Bonner, Scott Griffin and Tim Ruff, and the Amateur Stakes judges, Matt Basilone and Calvin Curnutte.

A big thank to Allen Johnson and Cliff Brown for providing the lunches.

Highlight of this trial was our first youth hunt which turned out great attendance that was enjoyed not only by the kids but the parents and grandparents as well. We thank parents and grandparents for brining these young people to our first annual youth trial -- Katie Layne Parrot, Ellington Owens, Mary Lynn Miller, Bradford Newell, Bradley Fulmer, Wyatt Parks, Davis Ruff and Cooper Ruff.

Also a special that thanks to Bruce Mercer with SBHA for his encouragement to get this annual youth trial started. Look forward to seeing everyone next year.

Camden, S. C., November 11

Judges: Derek Bonner and Scott Griffin


1st--MERRITT'S MISSY, 1662614, setter female, by Merritt's Zackery--Merritt's Hope. Terry Merritt, owner; Calvin Curnutte, handler.

2d--SMOKE'N'MIRRORS, 1679185, pointer female, by Just Irresistible--A Whiskey Lullaby. Stacey Goodie & Richard Gillis, owners; Matt Basilone, handler.

3d--WOODLANDS RIDGE JIM, 1676234, setter male, by Hot Blooded--Sky's The Limit. Bob Angen & Aaron Ferguson, owners; Calvin Curnutte, handler.

Judges: Scott Griffin and Tim Ruff

SBHA OPEN DERBY -- 8 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st--BONNER'S CAMELOT, 1697193, pointer male, by Bonner's Excalibur--Peek's Line Dancer. Derek Bonner, owner and handler.

2d--SHAGTIME SMOKE, unreg., setter male, by Smoke Rise Buck--Shagtime Hope. Tom Green, owner; Calvin Curnutte, handler.

3d--J C L 'S HAP, 1685668, pointer male, bhy Lester's Sunny Hill Jo--Tallgrass Piper. Bill Adams, owner and handler.


Open Derby Winners. From left: Bonner's Camelot with Derek Bonner, Shagtime Smoke with Nate Bishop, and JCL'S Hap with Bill Adams. Standing: Bill Britt, Tim Ruff, Dr. Billy McCathern and Calvin Curnutte.

Judges: Matt Basilone and Calvin Curnutte

SBHA AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG -- 13 Pointers, 2 Setters,

4 German Shorthairs and 2 Vizslas

1st--HIROLLINS TALKIN SMACK, 1678552, pointer male, by Fastforward's B K Gunner--Wiggins Miss Stella. Warren Parrott, owner and handler.

2d--LIMBSMOKE SKEET ROCK, 1663261, setter male, by Grouse Woods Skeeter--Fort River Rockaloo. Lloyd Miller, owner and handler.

3d--LUCKY RECHARGE, 1681737, pointer male, by Bud of Piney Woods--Blue Ribbon Bella. Earl, Jr. & Margaret Drew, owners; Earl Drew, handler.


Youth Trial Participants.