Result: NGPDA National Championships
Location: Pickneyville, Illinois
Post Date: Jul 7, 2022
Submitted By: Diane Rakers
NGPDA National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship. Back row: Judge Mike Kindler, Dan DiMambro, Judge Alan Benson, Kirk Loftin. Front Row: April Raber with Evergreen's Jed Clampet and Sherri Tangsrud with Stoney' Hill's Pinnacle Dee.
The National German Pointing Dog Association (NGPDA) championships was held at Pyramid State Park, Demark Unit, in Southern Illinois. It is the 67th National Championship, 53rd National Shooting Dog Championship, and the 43nd Amateur Shooting Dog Championship held by the NGPDA.
The park has three courses on the Demark unit. Course one was not used due to the crossing not being safe, until the Shooting Dog. We had nice weather for this trial. Thanks to Diane for taking care all the lunches, paperwork, organization, etc. Once again, the Amateur Steak Dinner was sponsor by Purina and we thank them for your support. It was fun night and everyone enjoyed themselves.
This trial would not be possible without our sponsors. We would like to extend our great gratitude to Purina and Sport Dog. Also, a shout out to our SportDog Representative Jim Morehouse who has donated and shown a great commitment to our sport. Jim also represents Purina and we appreciate all you do for us. Thank you to Greg Blair for making it so easy to work with Purina and shout out to Terry Trzcinski for always supporting this trial and to Karl Gunzer who is with Purina. Without their help our dog trial would not be the same. Please support these companies.
A big thank you to the bird planters, Dan DiMambro and Peter Coppens. Also, thanks to Tom Davis and everyone for taking turns with the dog wagon and horse wagon. Everything runs great when the dogs/horses are at the line and ready to go on time. A national event doesn't work unless you have volunteer help from everyone. We appreciate the pros, amateurs, and all who attended the trial this year. This year we did not have a Derby due to time constraints.
NGPDA NATIONAL AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIOINSHIP
By Matt Basilone
The NGPDA Amateur Shooting Dog stake was held over March 12-13. Judges for this year's running were Mike Patrick and Matt Basilone. Both of them have years of experience, running and training bird dogs. We thank them both for their time and capable judging abilities. Peter Coppens served as the Stake Manager. Thank you all for your time and dedication. The weather was perfect for running dogs. Twelve dogs were entered for consideration of this prestigious National Amateur title in which German Shorthair Pointers and German Wirehair Pointers, Vizslas and Weimaraners can compete.
Crowned champion was P J Wildfire's Little Lexi. Owned and Handled by Kirk Loftin and scouted by Sherri Tangsrud. Lexi ran in the first brace of the highly contested National Championship. Lexi was found standing at 6 to the front with a nonproductive. She was turned loose and found standing at 13. She made a big swing and was found standing at 30 on a covey. She was sent away again and you can see her making big moves where she was awarded again at 45. She was sent away and always reaching the front where she was found standing again at 60 on her last find.
This year's runner-up came from the second brace Uodibar's Lover Boy owned by Sherri Tangsrud and handled by Kirk Loftin. Blue started out with his running shoes on making nice moves and was found standing at 21. Turned loose from there was backing his bracemate at 26. Blue went down the line from there and was awarded with another find at 30. Kirk turned Blue loose and made nice moves and was found standing at 45, all in order. Blue went on from there taking the country in and found standing at 52. From there Kirk sent Blue away making several nice moves and was seen going away at time.
Pinckneyville, Ill., March 11
Judges: Matt Basilone and mike Patrick
NGPDA NATIONAL AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] - 12 German Shorthairs
Winner-P J WILDFIRE'S LITTLE LEXI, 1663717, female, by P J Wildfire's Little Bud-Lone Creek Sweet Anna. Kirk & Larry Loftin, owners; Kirk Loftin, handler.
Runner-Up-UODIBAR'S LOVER BOY, 1689423, male, by Diamonds R S Texas Express-Uodibar's Bet Your Booty. Sherry Tangsrud, owner; Kirk Loftin, handler.
NGPDA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
By Diane Rakers
The NGPDA National All Age Championship was run on March 13 & 14, 2022 on the Demark Unit of Pyramid State Park in Pinckneyville, IL. Judges were Mike Kindler and Alan Benson. We thank you both for your dedication. Weather was great this year.
Brace 1 Top dog was Rumel's Augie Doggie who is owned by Checklick/Turano and handled by Dan DiMambro. Augie had a find at 16. Manners were all in order. He was strong and to the front. The tracker had to be pulled out at 50.
Bottom Dog was Keg Creek Royalty who is owned/handled by Rich Rodgers. Knight had a fail to back at 16 and was picked up.
Brace 2 Top Dog was Gemma who is owned and handled by Mike Patrick. Gemma had a very powerful, forward run. She had three beautiful finds with all manners in order at 32, 42, and 49. At time the handler was given time to find her, but eventually had to call for the tracker.
Bottom Dog was Twin Creeks Runnin Rocky who is owned and handled by Kirk Loftin. Rocky had a strong run, but failed to back at 32 and was picked up.
Brace 3 Top Dog was Evergreens Jed Clampet who is owned by Lance Olsen and handled by Dan DiMambro. Jed was strong and forward. /He had finds at 5, 32, and 42 with all manners in order. /Jed was named the Champion of this stake.
Bottom Dog was Rebel who is owned and handled by Mike Patrick. Rebel had a back at 42. He was found standing in Orchard with a find, but turned out to be a hawk kill. Rebel went on to finish.
Brace 4 Top Dog was Snowy River's Top Gun Maverick who is owned by Greg Hellbusch and handled by Dan DiMambro. Maverick had a strong run. He had a find at 5 in the orchard and a find at 15. The bird eventual flew right over his head and in turn he was pick up.
Bottom Dog was Hi N's Allison Miranda how is owned and handled by Kirk Loftin. Allie had a strong cast off. She was seen at 3, then lost. Tracker was called for by the handler.
Top dog was Stoney Hill's Pinnacle Dee who is owned and handled by Kirk Loftin. Dee had good ground cover. She had finds at 15, 30, 40 and 49. All manners in order. Dee was named Runner up for this effort.
Bottom dog was Chicoree's Sparkling Ruby who is owned by Fred Ryan and handled by Dan DiMambro. Ruby had backs at 15 and 30. The handler opted to pick up.
Brace 6 Top Dog was Highstanding Cutting Edge who is owned by Anthony and Dana Rusciano and handled by Dan DiMambro. Woody started out with a strong, forward run. He had a NP at 30. Later he was not pleasing the handler and was picked up.
Bottom dog was Uodibar's Keystone Cowboy who is owned and handled by Kirk Loftin. Cowboy had a find at 12 and moved on his birds. He was picked up.
The 2022 NGPDA National Champion was Evergreens Jed Clampet who is owned by Lance Olsen and handled by Dan DiMambro and Scouted by April Raber.
The 2022 NGPDA Runner Up National Champion was Stoney Hill's Pinnacle Dee who is owned and handled by Kirk Loftin and scouted by Sherri Tangsrud.
Judges: Alan Benson and Mike Kindler
NGPDA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 12 German Shorthairs
Winner-EVERGREENS JED, 1676169, male, by Trublu's B D C Ace Inthe Hole-Chicoree's What A Hoodlum. Lance Olsen, owner; Dan DiMambro, handler.
Runner-Up-STONEY HILL'S PINNACLE DEE, 1694168, female, by Simon's Gunner-Shadowrocks Mighty Mouse. Kirk Loftin, owner and handler.
NGPDA National Championship. Back Row: Kirk Loftin, Judge Matt Basilone, Judge Mike Patrick. Front Row: Sherri Tangsrud with PJ. Wildfire Little Lexi and Rich Rodgers with Uodibar's Lover Boy.
NGPDA NATIONAL OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP
By Peter Coppens
The NGPDA Nation Open Shooting Dog Championship was run on March 14 & 15, 2021 on the Demark Unit of Pyramid State Park in Pinckneyville, IL. We decided to use all three courses for the stake, with all the mowing and burning completed, the creek crossings were down. This allowed us to start and finish at the club house area. Judges were Alan Benson and Peter Coppens. We thank you both for your dedication. Weather was quite pleasant this year and added to great comradery.
Brace 1 was Uodibar's Robbie Jo with Kirk Loftin and Chicoree's Riden High Trixie with Dan DiMambro. Both dogs were released and found standing at 10 with divided find. Dogs were released and gone to the front with Robbi Jo pointing at 30 and Trixie backing. All manners in order. Both dogs were gone. Loftin asked for the tracker at 40. Trixie ran a good shooting dog race and had another find at 56. Dan let Trixie go away to the front until time was called. This performance earned her the 2022 Championship.
Brace 2 Riverside Farm Luck be a Lady (Dee) with Dan DiMambro and Uodibar's Lover Boy (Blue) with Kirk Loftin. Both dogs broke away hard and to the front. Blue had a find at 10. Both handlers asked for the trackers at 30.
Brace 3 Twin Creeks Running Rocky with Loftin and Chicoree's Country Star with Dan DiMambro. Both dogs broke away with Rocky having a find and Star backing. All manners were in order. Dogs were released with Rocky found standing for his second find and Star Backing. Rocky went on to finish the hour. Star had a nonproductive at 55 and finished the hour.
Brace 4 Hi N's Allison Miranda (Allie) with Kirk Loftin and Prairie Wind Made in the USA (Mayda). Allie and Mayda were released and Allie was found on point with Mayda backing. Both dogs were gone and handlers asked for the trackers.
Brace 5 Slate Rock's Mountain Heart (Rommel) with Dan DiMambro and P J Wildfire's Little Lexi with Kirk Loftin. Both dogs were released and found standing by the big cedar tree. Rommel pointed and Lexi backed. Dan produced only feathers. Lexi was picked up by her handler. Rommel was forward for the next 20 min. and was gone. Handler asked for the tracker.
Brace 6 Stoney Hill's Pinnacle Dee with Kirk Loftin and Prairie Wind Chicoree's Kix Chic. Both dogs broke away and were found standing with a divided find at 8. Dogs were released and found standing again. Dee pointed at 25 and Chic backed. Chick had a find at 45. Chic finished the hour and was pushing Dee for RU. Dee was found standing at 50 and all manners were in order. Dee was released and finished with a nice shooting dog race earning her the Runner Up Champion.
Brace 7 was a bye brace with Chicoree's Glitter and Gold with Dan DiMambro. Glitz had a find at 10. She had a nice all-around shooting dog race and finished the hour.
Champion was Chicoree's Riden High Trixie who is owned by Jeff Alexander; handled by Dan DiMambro and scouted by April Raber.
Runner-Up was Stoney Hill's Pinnacle Dee who is owned and handled by Kirk Loftin. She was scout by Sherri Tangsrud
This concluded the running of the 2022 National German Pointing Dog Association's Championship. We hope to see all of you and looking forward to all the possibilities for next year!
Judges: Alan D. Benson and Peter Coppens
NGPDA NATIONAL OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 13 German Shorthairs
Winner-CHICOREE'S RIDEN HIGH TRIXIE, 1685125, female, by Riden High Rudy-Chicoree's Sparkle In Her Eye. Rondal Alexander, owner; Dan DiMambro, handler.
Runner-Up- STONEY HILL'S PINNACLE DEE, 1694168, female, by Simon's Gunner-Shadowrocks Mighty Mouse. Kirk Loftin, owner and handler.
NGPDA Open Shooting Dog Championship. Back Row: Judge Alan Benson, Dan DiMambro, Judge Peter Coppens. Front Row: April Raber with Chicoree's Riden High Trixie and Kirk Loftin with Stoney Hill's Pinnacle Dee.