2013 National Cocker Championship
Judges: Marty Knibbs
and Mike Noland
Notes from Afield!
Friday
October 25th: Busy day to day. Sunshine and temps in the
50's. Still had wind but overall very nice.
This morning we continued on with the third series with dog #29 under
Judge Knibbs new to the line
and dog #40 which needed a second contact. We finished the third
at 11:15. The judges took a break
for lunch to discuss callbacks for the fourth series. By 12:30
the fourth series was underway. The original
plan was to finish the fourth and do the water series. However we
didn't complete the fourth until 4:15.
Callbacks were given and we will start the fifth series in the morning
followed by the water series.
Thursday
October 24th: The sun graced us with it presence today. The
temp was in the middle 40's with the ever
present wind. We finished up the second series at
1:30. The judges wasted no time on callbacks and we rolled right
over the third series course. If folks can remember back to the
2005 National here in North Dakota,
the third and fourth series were run on either side of a field
brake. That said, the field break did not allow
for handlers, or the bird planter to cut through to the other
side. Two Marshals were used and folks had to pick a side
and formed two galleries. This year, the same courses were
used but were run in the opposite direction. Two Marshals,
two galleries. This year the bird panter was able to navigate the
wind break where openings existed and planted
both sides. The complete third series callbacks are posted
below. One full round was made. The day was called
at about 4:15 to allow folks to get to the Banquet. The even side
ended with one contact for dog #40. Yep, that
me. I will finish my run in the morning. Have to admit that
I have no idea which dog finished on the odd side. The weather
forecast for tomorrow is another sunny day. We may see 50 but
will not hold my breath.
High point awards were presented at the banquet tonight as well as the
Harold Bixby award. I will post those on the
placements page after the conclusion of the event. The 2014
Judges were also announced.
They will be Rumi Schroeder and Jim O'Shea.
Wednesday
October 23rd: Snow on the ground this morning but the weather
forcast promised
clearing later in the morning. The course was 43 flags on the
outbound course, 35 on the return. Dogs had to
prove themselves in the thick brome cover with understory.
Bird proved challenging with the wet
snow on the cover and were wiley and flightly as the day
progressed. We completed the First Series
at about 2pm and moved right into the Second. We finished the day
at 5:30 with dogs 15 and 22. We will
start again in the morning with dogs 17 and 20. Total
callbacks are noted below with 62 dogs back to the second.
Tuesday
October 22nd: Training occured from 10 'till 2 then back to the
hotel headquarters
for the FTC meeting. The Welcome Banquet was held after the
meeting. Good food and fellowship.
Introductions to the Judges, the Gun Team, the Marshal Team and the
Bird Planter were done.
Handlers meeting at 8am on the grounds before the start of the First
Series Wednesday morning
Monday
October 21st: Bismarck is a busy town these days with the booming
oil industry. Just a few miles east of town,
black angus cattle range in huge pastures. The temperature this
afternoon reached 40 for a short will with a
mix of clouds and sun. As always, the wind is ever present.
Tomorrow will be training, then back to the hotel
headquarters for the ECSCA/FTC meeting. Afterwards there will be
a Welcome party.
I
will post updates as I can.
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Note: An "X" in the Series column indicates that the dog was called back in that series.

Name  Handler/Owner 








1  2  3  4  5  W  
1  "Tess" FC Hawthorne’s Tessa 
O: Bev Bettridge H: Fred Bradley 
1  X  N 

2  "Bena" Oahe's Bena Seeker 
O: Steve Wegner H: Steve Wegner 
2  X  K 
X 
K 

3  "Katy" Kilpen Kestrel of Snowdell 
O: Eric Pilkington H: Fred Bradley 
3  X 

4  "Troy" Warreners Whip Poor Will 
O: Richard Whelen H: Paul McGagh 
4  X 
K 
X 

5  "Nicky" FC Corazon Chyknell Whisk Nicky 
O: Stephen Collins H: Stephen Collins 
5  X 
N 
X 

6  "Pete" FC Winridge’s Thunderstorm 
O: Vicky Thomas H: Paul McGagh 
6  X  K 
X 
K 
X 
X 
7  "Moxie" Quite SimplyShe's Moxie 
O: Cheryl Dooley H: Cheryl Dooley 
7  X  N 
X 

8  "Beau" FC Corazon Beau 
O: Vicky Thomas H: Paul McGagh 
8  X 
K 
X 
K 

9  "Mittens" FC Mittens on the Prairie 
O: Rodney and Robert Beck H: Tom Ness or Rod Beck 
9  X  N 
X 

10  "Buster" FC Ballyduff Coal MH 
O: Olivia SteeleMortimer H: Olivia SteeleMortimer 
10  X  K 
X 

11  "Dexter" Ballymena's Elfin Hammer 
O: Rod and Ellie Marchiando H: Tom Ness 
11  X  N 
X 

12  "Liza" Fallen Wings Liza of Stonewalker 
O: Kim and Bethann Wiley H: Kim Wiley 
12  X  
13  "Darcy" Darcy of Terry Brook 
O: Walt Leytham H: Walt Leytham 
13  X  N 

14  "Petey" Saracen Pistol Pete MHA 
O: Robert Deihl & Susan
Sarracino Deihl H: Robert Deihl 
14  X  
15  "Briar" FC Piasa Creeks Briar Patch 
O: Ray Takmajian H: Ray Takmajian 
15  X  N 
X 
N 

16  "Meric" Thunderstruck Dark Cloud 
O: Mark Mercie H: Mark Mercie 
16  X  K 
X 

17  "Spencer" FC Oahe Diamond in the Ruff 
O: Daniel and Jennifer Murray H: Dan Murray 
17  X  N 
X 
N 

18  "Joe" Yankee Creeks Island Espresso CDX CGC SH RN 
O: Barbara and Al DeFalco H: Barbara DeFalco 
18  X  K 
X 
K 

19

"Finn" FC Tudorbriar Moonarrow 
O: Fred and Alexandra Bradley H: Fred Bradley 
19  X  N 

20  "Charm" FC Bryn MawrTalisman MH 
O: Jeff Janousek H: Jeff Janousek 
20  X  K 
X 
K 

21  "Gillie" Glenugie’s Duke of Tiptopjack 
O: A.R. Ginn H: Steve Collins 
21  X  N 
X 
N 

22  "Bee" FC Quailmoor Qween MH 
O: Tawney Crawford H: Tawney or Bob Crawford 
22  X  K 
X 
K 

23  "Suzy" FC Fallen Wing’s Kestrel 
O: Rumi and Mike Schroeder H: Rumi Schroeder 
23  X  N 
X 

24  "Cairo" NFC FC Warrener’s ChuckWills Widow 
O: Debra Strohl H: Deb Strohl 
24  X  K 
X 
K 
X 
X 
25  "Emma" FC Oahe Sweet Dilemma 
O: Daniel and Jennifer Murray H: Dan Murray 
25  X  N 
X 
N 
X 

26  "Hobbes" FC Warrener’s Acadian Flycatcher SH MH 
O: Susan and Terry Lewis H: Terry Lewis or Paul McGagh 
26  X  K 

27  "Clyde" Ballymena's Lucky Shillelagh 
O: Lisa and Hobson Brown H: Tom Ness 
27  X  N 
X 

28  "Duke" Fallen Wings Stonewalker Jazzman 
O: Hudson Nichols H: Kim Wiley 
28  X 
K 
X 
K 

29  "Nellie" NFC FC CFC CAFC Ballymena’s Irish Rose 
O: Lisa and Hobson Brown H: Tom Ness 
29  X 
N 
X 

30  "Mulligan" FC Full of Mulligans 
O: Dominique Savoie H: Dominique Savoie 
30  X  K 

31  "Annie" FC Warrener's Craveri's Murrlet MH 
O: Robert and Deirdre Griffin H: Robert Griffin 
31  X  N 
X 

32  "Quinn" NFC FC Quailmoor Quilcene SH JH 
O: Alan and Sue Wilson H: Sue or Alan Wilson 
32  X  K 

33  "Khaya" FC Gimme Shelter Khaya 
O: Brice Britton H: Dan Murray 
33  X  N 
X 

34  "Hurry" Quailmoor Quickon MH 
O: David & Stacie Hawkins H: Dave Hawkins 
34  X  K 
X 
K 

35  "Jessie" FC Corazon Chynell Oak Jessie 
O: A.R. Ginn H: A.R. Ginn 
35  X  N 

36  "Dash" Skalkaho's Fiery Brown 
O: Olivia SteeleMortimer H: Olivia SteeleMortimer 
36  X  K 
X 

37  "Grace" Sanstone Saving Grace 
O: Shelly Norsworthy Huenergardt H: Shelly Norsworthy Huenergardt 
37  X  N 

38  "Yukon" Smilin ' Yukon Jack MH 
O: William and Marion Pfaff H: Bill Pfaff 
38  X  
39  "Gussie" Hawthorne’s Rose of Cimarron 
O: Helen Drake H: Fred Bradley 
39  X  N 
X 

40  "Hank" Fallen Wing's John Henry WDX SH 
O: Nadine Kohn & Linda Simon H: Morgan Haglin or Nadine Kohn 
40  X  K 
X 

41  "Drum" Ballymena's Bold Bodran 
O: Nelson Benson H: Tom Ness 
41  X  
42  "Liz" Saracen Strickly Dynamite RN MH WDX 
O: Dawn Schuster/Robert Deihl/
Susan SarracinoDeihl H: Dawn Schuster 
42  X  
43  "Bonnie" AFC Ballmena's Images of Tara 
O: Lisa and Hobson Brown H: Tom Ness 
43  X  N 
X 
N 
X 

44  "Jethro" FC Winridge’s Taurin Jethro 
O: Donna Pagano Joannides H: Dennis Joannides 
44  X  K 
X 
K 

45  "Mooney" FC Lil Prarie Harvest Moon 
O: William Connor H: Ralph Mowder 
45  X  
46  "Ty" Warrener’s Common Nighthawk MH 
O: Donna and Ron Hall H: Paul McGagh 
46  X  K 
X 
K 
X 
X 
47  "Hammer" L.C. Hammer Spitfire SH 
O: Terry Reckart H: Terry Reckart 
47  X  N 
X 
N 

48  "Snickett" FC Warrener’s Great Crested Flycatcher 
O: Vicky Thomas H: Paul McGagh 
48  X  K 
X 
K 
X 
X 
49  "Lisa" FC Fallen Wing’s Lisa Marie 
O: Michael and Rumi Schroeder H: Rumi Schroeder 
49  X  N 
X 
N 

50  "Cedric" FC Stonewalker Cedric 
O: Kim and Bethann Wiley H: Kim Wiley 
50  X  K 
X 
K 
X 
X 
51  "Ruthie" Terry Brook's Runaway Ruthie 
O: Walt Leytham H: Walt Leytham 
51  X  
52  "True" FC Quailmoor Quite Right 
O: Tawney Crawford H: Tawney or Bob Crawford 
52  X  K 
X 
K 
X 
X 
53  "Phoebe" FC El Corazon De Tejas 
O: Nelson Benson H: Dan Murray 
53  X  N 
X 

54  "Danny" Yankee Creeks Island Piper WDX CGC SH 
O: Alfred and Barbara DeFalco H: Al DeFalco 
54  X 
K 
X 
K 
X 

55  "Pearl" Warrener's Ruby Throated Hummingbird 
O: David Williams H: David Williams 
55  X  N 
X 
N 
X 
X 
56  "Zip" Saracen Black Adder MHA 
O: Rober & Susan
SarracinoDeihl H: Robert Deihl 
56  X  K 

57  "Beetle" FC Shogun’s The Beat Goes On SH 
O: Mary Lou Dunn and Joe DeMarkis H: Joe DeMarkis 
57  X  N 
X 

58  "Coy" Thunderstruck Sequia 
O: Mark Mercie H: Mark Mercie 
58  X  K 
X 

59  "Ruby" Warrener's Montana Gem 
O: Robert and Deirdre Griffin H: Robert Griffin 
59  X  N 
X 

60  "Baylor" Windwhistle Baylor SH MH 
O: Deb Strohl H: Deb Strohl 
60  X  K 

61 
"Bueller" FC Bueller’s Day Off of Fallen Wings 
O: Michael and Rumi Schroder H: Rumi Schroeder 
61 
X  N 
X 
N 
X 
X 
62 
"Lilith" Quailmoor Quehtam 
O: Bryon Swanson H: Paul McGagh 
62 
X  K 
X 

63 
"Ricki" Hawthorne’s Velvet 
O: M. Taylor Pyne H: Fred Bradley 
63 
X  N 
X 

64 
"Spook" FC Warrener's Cliff Swallow 
O: Vicky Thomas H: Jeff Janousek 
64 
X  K 
X 

65 
"Cassie" Ballymena Lucky Shamrock WDX 
O: Lisa and Hobson Brown Jr. H: Tom Ness 
65 
X  N 
X 

66 
Gwen" FC Columbia’s Gwen of Stonewalker 
O: Kim and Bethann Wiley H: Bethann Wiley 
66 
X  
67 
"Tess" FC Wernffrwd Tirion WD 
O: Lisa and Hobson Brown H: Tom Ness 
67 
X  N 

68 
"Derwyn" Golden Grove Derwyn 
O: Olivia SteeleMortimer H: Olivia SteeleMortimer 
68 
X  K 
X 
K 

69 
"Tilly" AFC Chynell Tilly of Simmwood 
O: A.R. Ginn H: A.R. Ginn 
69 
X  N 
X 
N 
X 
X 
70  "Abby" Cross and Crescent Abby 
O: Richard Holland H: Paul McGagh / Mike Delaney 
70  X  K 
X 

71  "Bentley" Dakota Paines Bentley 
O: Ralph Mowder H: Ralph Mowder 
71  X  N 
X 
K 
X 
X 
72  "Cada" Darttwood's Cicada 
O: John and Christine Dartt H: Chris Dartt 
72  X  






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