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Result: North Carolina Open Quail Championship

Location: Hoffman, North Carolina

Post Date: Jul 7, 2022

Submitted By: Derek Bonner

The North Carolina Open Quail Championship ran it's 2022 trial on the beautiful field trial grounds at Hoffman, N. C. Great weather accompanied this year's championship for all three days of the running.

The Quail Championship is always the last All-Age trial for the season at Hoffman, and many times this late in the season the birds have been known to be hard to come by. That however was not the case with this year's running, having recorded 15 finds under judgement in 16 braces ran. As one handler noted, "Just the right amount of birds for an all age trial." We are grateful to the efforts of Lefty Henry, and John Ivester on the bird program this season.

The judges were Johnny Atkinson of Marion, S. C., and Grayson Francis of Brookneal, Va. These two men are experienced, and highly respected in the field trial world. We thank them for their time and attention to each entry.

With plenty of birds being pointed it gave the judges several worthy performances to choose from. When it was all said and done the judges chose Touch's Malcolm Story as Champion. Malcolm Story was handled by Jerry Raynor in the absence of Mark McLean, who was home suffering from a stomach virus. Raynor handled Malcolm Story for owner Alex Rickert from Bozeman, Mont. Story had two finds and an all-age race worthy of an all age-title!

Runner-Up Champion was K H Game Weapon handled by Derek Bonner. Bonner handled for owner Scott Griffin who normally runs Weapon, but Scott was unable to attend on this day in anticipation of his first grandchild. Game Weapon had two finds, a good race, and big finish earning him the title!

Thanks to the following individuals who made this trial possible: Randy and Marcia Bradshaw. Sammy and Nida Giddens. Debbie Bonner. Austin Bonner. Scott Griffin. Larry Cox. John Ivester. Alford Wood. Chad Adams.

As always a great big thanks goes to Greg Blair and the folks at Purina for their continued support of the North Carolina Quail Championship!

Hoffman, N. C., March 20
Judges: Johnny Atkinson and Grayson Francis
NORTH CAROLINA OPEN QUAIL CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 31 Pointers and 5 Setters

Winner-TOUCH'S MALCOLM STORY, 1675103, pointer male, by Touch's Knight Rider-Blackhawk's Sunflower. Alex Rickert, owner; Jerry Raynor, handler.
Runner-Up-K H GAME WEAPON, 1681728, pointer male, by Cole Train-Pandora C. Scott Griffin, owner; Derek Bonner, handler.


North Carolina Open Quail Championship. First row: Handler Jerry Raynor, Carl Owens with Touch's Malcolm Story, Handler Derek Bonner, Scott Griffin with K H Game Weapon. Second row: Haily Moreland, Randy Bradshaw, John Hicks, Judd Carlton. Third row: Alford Wood, Cain Bradshaw, judge Johnny Atkinson, judge Grayson Francis, Larry Cox. Fourth row: Ray Joye, and Jim Emerson.