Result: Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship
Location: Raymond, Nebraska
Post Date: Jul 19, 2022
Submitted By: Reporter Wesley Felt
Left to right: Wesley Felt- reporter, Stan Truksa- marshal, Brooks Carmichael- Judge, Sigbrit's Not In Kansas Anymore with Richard Beaver, Scott Johnson, and Jeff Wallace-Judge.
The 2022 running of the Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship was held April 18-20, 2022 at the Branched Oak Field Trial Area near Raymond, Neb.
The Nebraska Championship is hosted by the Nebraska Brittany Club and followed the regional club event held April 15-17.
There are some fine folks we need to mention for their contribution to the success of this Championship event. Claudia and Stan Truksa spend many hours planning this event for the Nebraska Brittany Club. Claudia is the event secretary along with dog wagon driver. Wesley and Mary Felt, and Tom Maneely helped where needed. Tom planted birds every morning and helped with the dog wagon. Stan rode every brace as the Marshall and Wesley as the Reporter. We thank these dedicated folks for their hard work in order to maintain a premier field event in the Brittany world.
The sponsors for the Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship are Nestle Purina and GARMIN. Nestle Purina gives both money toward the running of this event and Pro Plan products for the winners. Purina is fed to several dogs running in this event as testimony to the quality of feed used in the Pro Plan dog products. Garmin was a sponsor this year for the Championship. Garmin provided to the winner an ALHA 10 and a TT 15X DOG COLLAR. We thank these sponsors and their continued support of this event among many other major field trial events.
The Branched Oak field trial grounds have a large lodge used to gather for socializing and meals. This year the meals were provided by Nebraska Brittany Club members. Branched Oak trial grounds area provides ample space to show a true all age bird dog. The grounds were in good shape and the birds were plentiful.
The judges for the thirty-sixth running of the Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship were Brooks Carmichael from Nebraska and Jeff Wallace from Iowa. These two judges were up to the task of three days of riding to select the true all age competitors for this Championship. The judges had several dogs to choose from with the all-age range and the handling necessary to be named as the Champion and runner-up Champion.
The weather this year was cold and windy for both Monday and Tuesday. The temperatures were in the thirties. On Wednesday it was a better day temperature wise, 50's, but with spitting rain all morning.
The girls came to play this year as three of the four placements were females. The Champion named for the 2022 Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship was Sigbrit's Not In Kansas Anymore. Owned by Nick Blasi from Kansas and handled by Scott Johnson of Kansas. Her sire is Sniksoh Spank's Hank and dam is M K's My Li Ammo. The runner-up was Spanish Dancer owned and handled by Robbie Myers of Nebraska. Her sire is Spanish Corrals Sonny Patch and dam is Janees Dirty Dancer. Her performance was in the first brace and from the final placements was held until the very last brace. These girls were hard to beat.
Brace 1: Spanish Dancer (Myers) and T N T's Raisins A Leprecaun (Burchett). The first brace was away at 8:00 am. Spanish Dancer was away to the front and really forward. Point was called at 15 at the chucker ditch. Flush and shot all mannerly and she was released and again to front and forward. She had four more finds at 18, 25, 32 and 56. She shortened some at the end. Her performance was enjoyed by the judges and she was awarded the Runner-up Champion of the Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship. T N T's Raisins A Leprecaun was lost early.
Brace 2: El Grande (Myers) and Sniksoh Hank's Gypsy Cruise (Burchett). El Grande had two nice finds and finished the hour. Hank's Gypsy Cruise was hunting to the right places and at 29 had a miscue with a bird and was sent to the dog wagon.
Brace 3: Countyline's Full Throttle (Truksa) and She's Outa Control (Johnson). Countyline's Full Throttle had bird contact at 13, but his manners were not good and went to the dog wagon. She's Outa Control began her bird count on the bushes where her bracemate had problems. She had three more finds at 27, 41, and 50 and finished the hour going forward.
Brace 4: High Velocity Copper Magnum (Johnson) and Hoochie Coochie Man (Tillson). High Velocity Copper Magnum and Hoochie Coochie Man released together, but both chose different hunting routes. But, both came together at 40 in the same bush, with the same bird and both could not maintain proper mannerism and both were picked up and to the dog wagon together.
Brace 5: Urban American Legend (Chang) and Dogwood's Fireball Whiski (Burchett). Urban American Legend was picked up early. Dogwood's Fireball Whiski was lost midway through the hour.
Brace 6: R and H Dark Night (Burchett) and MK'S MY LIL AMMO- Johnson. R and H Dark Night was lost midway through the hour. M K's My Lil Ammo had her first point at 3 with great manners. She had four more finds at 12, 38, and 52. She was going away at the end of the hour.
Brace 7: W W'S Gin And Tonic (Wice) and Alder Grand Hopes Penny Ante (Burchett). W W's Gin And Tonic had his first find at 15. He had a second find at 30 with some movement at shot. The third bird at 38, he took many steps and was ordered up. Alder Grand Hopes Penny Ante had a mishap with a bird at 13.
Brace 8: Countyline's That Guy (Truksa) and Almaden's Under Lock and Key (Tillson). Countyline's That Guy showed more and more range until he was lost midway through the hour. Almaden's Under Lock and Key had his hunting shoes on today. He had five finds during the hour. The first was at 3 then again at 14, 27, 34, and 50 and finished going away at the end of the hour.
Brace 9: T J's Black Diamond (Perry) and McChesney's All Down The Line (Johnson). T J's Black Diamond was up at 49 with bad manners on a bird. McChesney's All Down the Line was picked up early with lack of judgement on a bird.
Brace 10: T N T's Handsome Harry (Burchett) and Arrow's Tequila Rustler (Beaver). T N T's Handsome Harry was handsomely on the first bird at 11. His performance on the second bird was not very handsomely and went to the dog wagon. Arrow's Tequila Rustler was last year's champion and was going for back to back wins, but a breach of manners at 20 ended his try.
Brace 11: Tequila Chica Bonita (Beaver) and Sniksoh Hank's Hatch (Burchett). Tequila Chica Bonita was up midway through the hour for lack of manners around the bird and was sent to the dog wagon. Sniksoh Hank' Hatch had one find, a nonproductive, and a stop to flush. He finished the hour shortened.
Brace 12: Godfather's FN Rockstar (Chang) and W W's Miss Wendy Peffercorn (Wice). Godfather's FN Rockstar had two finds, one at 10 and 35. His range was short to the end of the hour. W W's Miss Wendy Peffercorn had a bird early and failed to back his bracemate at 35 and was taken to the dog wagon.
Brace 13: A N J's Ohio Hellion (Burchett) and Magnum's High Velocity Top Gun (Anderson). A N J's Ohio Hellion was scratched. Magnum's High Velocity Top Gun had two birds and then at 48 had a mishap with a bird and was sent to the dog wagon.
Brace 14: J and M Rodeo Romeo (Tillson) and Bama Jama Willy's Sassie Sadie (Burchett). J And M Rodeo Romeo was scratched. Bama Jama Willy's Sassie Sadie was lost before the hour.
Brace 15: Sniksoh Diamond Jack (Johnson) and Osage Fork Slick (Burchett). Sniksoh Diamond Jack and Osage Fork Slick were picked up early with a bird contact.
Brace 16: Sigbrit's Not In Kansas Anymore (Johnson) and Godfather's Red Feather Gunslinger (Chang). Godfather's Red Feather Gunslinger carried back a bird early in the brace. Judges always enjoy the last brace of the stake, but this last one was most enjoyable as Sigbrit's Not In Kansas Anymore was awarded Champion for the 2022 Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship. She had a big cast to begin the brace and did not let down through the 59 minutes of running. Yes, at the 59 minute, point was called for her. The location was in the bush line after the Gun dog dam. She seemed to be on point for an eternity as the handler was not locating the bird. The handler was thorough in his task as he put the bird up and fired to end the running of the event.
This concluded the running of the 2022 Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship.
Raymond, Neb., April 18
Judges: Brooks Carmichael and Jeff Wallace
NEBRASKA BRITTANY OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 32 Entries
Winner-SIGBRITS NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE, 1683730, Brittany female, by Sniksoh Spank's Hank-M K's My Lil Ammo. Nick Blasi, owner; Scott Johnson, handler.
Runner-Up-SPANISH DANCER, 1687792, Brittany female, by Spanish Corral's Sonny Patch-Janee's Dirty Dancer. Robbie Myers, owner and handler.
Spanish Dancer Runner-Up in the Nebraska Brittany Open All-Age Championship