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Location: Grovespring, Missouri

Post Date: Apr 28, 2022

Submitted By: Ed Janulis

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Prairie State Brittany Amateur All-Age Championship. Front row, from left: Piney Run Jake with Kent Patterson and Tommy Thomas with Sniksoh Hank's Hatch. Back row, from left: Stan Williamson (judge), Lisa Pollock (judge) and Jerry McGee.

The Prairie State Championship is a long-standing venue; it originated in the mind and hearts of dedicated field trailers from the LaSalle Brittany Club initiated as a Northern Illinois Championship. It initially ran at several Northern and Northwest Illinois locations before moving to the Hunt Club in Southern Illinois and currently at the Sportsman Club in secluded Grovespring, Mo. This area continues to be premier championship grounds that bring the best out of the dogs.
We continue to thank Purina for their continuing support of this championship. Purina's continued support, year after year, allows the Prairie State Championship Association the resources to plan this event for years to come extending the tradition that already exist. Their food products are first class. It should be noted that Purina extensively supports the American Brittany Club with support to many different venues within the ABC organization.
Many people contributed their time and effort to insure this Championship occurred smoothly. These included Jerry McGee, Field Trial Chairman, Donna Janulis Field Trial secretary and provider of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for the entire venue. What makes this competition possible is the support from most of the participants in one manner or another; dog wagon drivers (Jerry McGee, Donna Janulis); course marshals (Ed Janulis, Tom Thomas); bird planter (Jim Lowery); additional cooks (Joe Williams and Stan Williamson); Bob and Valerie received delivery and supplied transportation to the grounds of the Purina dog food graciously contributed by the Purina Corporation.
Prairie State supported the following venues: Open All-Age, Amateur All-Age, Open Derby, and Open Shooting Dog. We would like to thank all our judges for their time in the saddle in not always the best weather conditions. This year, the weather was not kind, a lot of rain causing the creeks to swell, ice and snow, which delayed the running for the safety of participants and dogs.
PRAIRIE STATE BRITTANY BILL SCHREIBER MEMORIAL DERBY CLASSIC
First Place, Circle C's Lucky Penny (Penny) owned by Beau Crawford and handled by Bob Burchett ran in brace 6. Penny was fast and forward off the breakaway! Handled very well, always forward with a strong finish and find in the last few minutes.
Second Place, Josephine Darby (Josie) owners Chad and Stephanie Kost also handled by Bob Burchett ran in brace 1. Josie was fast off the breakaway with her bracemate. 1 nice find and 1 nonproductive. Ran a few lines and was gone a few minutes then to show up forward.
Grovespring, Mo., February 19
Judges: Bob Bakas and Teresa Richmond
PRAIRIE STATE BRITTANY BILL SCHREIBER MEMORIAL DERBY CLASSIC - 14 Brittanys

Winner-CIRCLE C'S LUCKY PENNY, unreg., female, by Willy's White Lightnin-Dan's Little Ginger. Beau Crawford, owner; Bob Burchett, handler.
Runner-Up-JOSEPHINE DARBY, female, by Sniksoh Spank's Hank-Sovereign's Dark Chocolate. Chad & Stephanie Kost, owners; Bob Burchett, handler.

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Prairie State Brittany Bill Schreiber Memorial Derby Classic.Front row, from left: Tommy Thomas with Circle C's Lucky Penny, Bob Burchett with Josephine Darby. Back row, from left: Beau Crawford, Tom Jagielski, Teresa Richmond (judge), Jerry McGee, Bob Bakas (judge), Ed Janulis, Adam and David Russell.

REGION 5 BRITTANY AMATEUR ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP
The winner was Piney Run Jake, handled by owner Kent Patterson was drawn on course 1. He displayed flawless application of the wide-open course, always to the front. In Jake's search of all the edges, he was rewarded with 5 stylish finds.
Runner-up Sniksoh Hank's Hatch, handled by his owner Adam Freeman, was braced with third place finisher Dutchess of Destiny, with owner/handler Joe Williams. Hatch had his running shoes on, punching out to the front often missing, but always showing to the front. Hatch was found standing to the front just before the double barns at 45. Hatch backed his bracemate in the island before the bull pasture. He finished the hour the way he started, to the front.
Judges: Lisa Pollock and Stan Williamson
REGION 5 BRITTANY AMATEUR ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 17 Brittanys

Winner-PINEY RUN JAKE, 1659010, male, by Piney Run Art-Piney Run Gypsy. Kent D. Patterson, owner and handler.
Runner-Up-SNIKSOH HANK'S HATCH, 1684852, male, by Sniksoh Spanks's Hank-Sniksoh Boomer's Babe. Adam & Julie Freeman, owners; Adam Freeman, handler.
PRAIRIE STATE BRITTANY OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP
In memory of Jim and Janet Chase
The winner was awarded to Piney Run Jake, owned, and handled by Kent Patterson. He ran a forward race at good range with one Quail find on the tree line just west of the double gates crossing. He was consistent and possessed stamina during the entire hour.
Runner-up, Sniksoh Hanks Hatch (Hatch) owned by Adam and Julie Freeman, handled by Bob Burchett. "Hatch" ran on the second course; he ran a far-ranging course in the areas where the fields were very big including sycamore valley. He had two finds one being the entrance to sycamore valley on the left edge where he handled with style and exactness. His second find was on the upper plateau approaching the double barns. Here he located a small covey of quail and handled the entire find through Bob's excellent flushing process.
Judges: Ken Chenoweth and Justin Crook
PRAIRIE STATE BRITTANY OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 26 Brittanys

Winner-PINEY RUN JAKE, 1659010, male, by Piney Run Art-Piney Run Gypsy. Kent D. Patterson, owner and handler.
Runner-Up-SNIKSOH HANK'S HATCH, 1684852, male, by Sniksoh Spanks's Hank-Sniksoh Boomer's Babe. Adam & Julie Freeman, owners; Bob Burchett, handler.
PRAIRIE STATE BRITTANY OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP
Winner, Pursuit's Li'l Phoenix (Phoebe), owned by Jay Halloran and handled by Bob Burchett. Phoebe was extremely ambitious in her search for game, which she located with high style and intensity well off her quarry. Flowing pattern with a kindly handle sewed up the win.
Runner-up, BamaJama Willy's Sassie Sadie (Sadie), owned by Wayne Pepin and handled by Bob Burchett. Sadie was consistent from start to finish with a smooth pattern and handle. Her covey find and required, excellently performed relocation were very memorable; she truly pushed the winner.
Judges: Gailen Cooper and Mike Poehler
PRAIRIE STATE BRITTANY OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 21 Brittanys

Winner-PURSUIT'S LIL PHOENIX, 1679228, female, by Brendi Brooks Smokin Joe-Brendi Brooks Shady Lady. Jay Halloran, owner; Bob Burchett, handler.
Runner-Up-BAMA JAMA WILLY'S SASSIE SADIE,1 674595, female, by Hope's Chief of Cross Creek-Wild Mtn's Midnight Rendezvous. Wayne Pepin, owner; Bob Burchett, handler.

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Prairie State Brittany Open Shooting Dog Championship. Front row, from left: Hyatt and Bob Burchett w/ Pursuit's Li'l Phoenix, Ed Janulis with Bama Jama Willy's Sassie Sadie and Jerry McGee. Back row, from left: Judges Gailen Cooper and Mike Poehler.