Thursday, August 27, 2015

RUNNING ORDER -- SMITH CLASSICS

Inez C. and Elwin G.
Smith Shooting Dog
 Classics

Running order

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Smith Classics start Friday at Flaherty Field Trial Area. Running order follows. 








Saturday, August 15, 2015

AFTCA Proposed Amateur Handler Fee




A tax report to mull while considering the AFTCA's proposed Amateur Handler fee.

The official IRS public report for tax year ending June 30, 2014, shows the AFTCA, registered as a 501(c) -- or tax-exempt nonprofit organization -- with more than $700,000 being reported.

(For better viewing, right click on document and Open Link In New Window.)




Monday, August 10, 2015

ANEFTC TOP DOGS OF 2015




ASSOCIATION
 OF NEW ENGLAND
 FIELD TRIAL CLUBS
 ANNOUNCES
 TOP DOGS OF 2015

EXETER, R.I. -- Lloyd Murray of Stark, N.H., and his talented Long Gone setters, were the top award-getters at the Top Dog Awards held by the Association of New England Field Club at its annual summer meeting held Sunday, Aug. 9, at Arcadia Management Area. ANEFTC's second vice president, Dick Bembenek, presented the awards. 

Lloyd's young setter female, Long Gone Mersadies, scored a hat-trick, garnering Top Dog Awards as Open Walking Puppy, Amateur Walking Puppy, and Amateur Walking Derby of 2015.

Long Gone Mersadies


Lloyd's setter male, Long Gone Studley, won honors as top Open Walking Shooting Dog, with newly-elected Hall of Famer Dave Hughes handling.

Long Gone Studley


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Erin Stolgitis, of Ashaway R.I., ran a close second in gathering up the awards! This talented young handler won in both Amateur and Open categories! 

Erin accepting the top Open-All-Age Award on behalf of herself and Claudia McNamee, co-owner of Richfield Stella. Erin was the handler.


Erin accepting the award for top Amateur Horseback Derby, Chasehill Baby Bella, owned and handled by Erin.

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Karen Unsworth's beautiful pointer, One Bad Winter, earned another award for herself as she was named Top Amateur Walking Shooting Dog of 2015. Congratulations, Winnie!

Karen Unsworth accepting the Top Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Award from Dick Bembenek.

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The Top Amateur Horseback Shooting Dog award went to Chasehill Little Bud, a pointer male owed by John Stolgitis and handled by Elias Richardson.

From left, John Stolgitis, Dick Bembenek, Elias Richardson and ANEFTC president Richard Giuliano.
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Great River Kennels has another plaque to hang on its walls as Great River Ice won the top Open Horseback Shooting Dog Award. He was handled by Mike Tracy.

Great River Ice



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Witch City Fred, a setter male owned by Steve Levesque and handled by Levesque and Dave Hughes, was named Open Walking Derby winner. 
  
Witch City Fred



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And Muriel Primm's pointer, Fast and Furious, handled by George Tracy, was named Open Horseback Derby of the year!




Congratulations, everyone! And many, many thanks for supporting the sport of field trialing throughout New England!


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Region 1/ANEFTC Summer Meetings Set



REGION 1 / ANEFTC
ANNUAL
SUMMER MEETINGS

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
Arcadia Management Area
Exeter, RI

ANEFTC meeting: 10 a.m.
Region 1 meeting: 11 a.m.
Lunch: Noon

Awards for top dogs of the year will be presented



Outstanding dog taxes and club dues are payable at the meeting. Member clubs that are not paid up will NOT be allowed to choose running dates for the 2015-16 field trial season.



Club dues: $10

Dog taxes: $2 per dog
Club insurance: $100


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

PASSAGES: BRIAN HAYS


Brian Hays, left, and Brian Breveleri, at the 2009 New England Open in Pomfret, Conn.

PASSAGES

BRIAN HAYS, 60;
OWNER/TRAINER 
AT CHOKEBORE KENNELS

INHERITED ELHEW LINE
FROM BOB WHELE


NORTHBORO, Mass. -- Brian T. Hays, 60, passed away June 9, 2015 at Rose Monahan Hospice 
Home after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 34 years, Martha (Seilius) Hays; siblings Barbara Ann Amons of Sandwich; Bonnie Louvier and her husband Philip of Lexington, Va.; Brad Hays and his wife Laura of Blackstone; Barri-Lynne Hays of Marlborough; two aunts and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Brian Hays

Born in Marlborough, he was a son of the late Carl W. Hays (2014) and Evelyn (Taber) Hays (1981). Brian was a lifelong resident of Northboro. He graduated from Algonquin Regional H.S., class of 1972, and attended Oregon State University, majoring in forestry engineering.

Recognized as a world class gun dog trainer of the pointing breeds, Brian owned and operated Chokebore Kennels for over 30 years. Brian's hard work, skills and passion were rewarded when his mentor Robert G. Whele bestowed him with custodianship of the world famous Elhew pointer bloodline in 2002. Before his passing, Brian partnered with Brian Breveleri to carry on the Elhew legacy so that future sportsmen may enjoy "a gentleman's shooting dog."

Brian was a life sponsor of the Ruffed Grouse Society, William Harnden Foster Chapter of Worcester. He was an avid outdoorsman who also enjoyed cooking and travel, taking many trips to England, Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Brian will be remembered as a true country gentleman.

All services are private. Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. Jochen Lorch, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, Mass. 


(From the Worcester Telegram)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Running Order -- Ocean State Bird Dog Club




RUNNING ORDER
* * * * * 
OCEAN STATE
BIRD DOG CLUB
ANNUAL SPRING TRIAL

May 16-17,2015
Arcadia Field Trial Area
Exeter, RI


SATURDAY
OPEN PUPPY
1-1 Tango PM Cavanaugh
1-2 Sage PF Mulcahy
2-1 Dottie PF Mulcahy
2-2 Ace PM Cavanaugh
3-1 Indy PF Cavanaugh
3-2 Bye

OPEN RESTRICTED SHOOTING DOG
1-1 Patch PM Mulcahy
1-2 Slick PM Cavanaugh
2-1 Max PM LaBella/Cavanaugh
2-2 Brandy PF Kisieleski
3-1 Mac ESM Clark
3-2 Robbie ESM Hathaway
4-1 DeeDee PM Cavanaugh
4-2 Bye

OPEN DERBY
1-1 Ruff Grouse ESF Christopher
1-2 Goldie ESF Forsyth
2-1 Star ESF Clark
2-2 Ace PM Cavanaugh
3-1 Tango PM Cavanaugh
3-2 Dottie PF Kisieleski

OPEN SHOOTING DOG
1-1 Patch PM Mulcahy
1-2 Max PM LaBella/Cavanaugh
2-1 Brandy PF Kisieleski
2-2 Roo PM Mulcahy
3-1 Robbie ESM Hathaway
3-2 Goldie ESM Forsyth
4-1 Slick PM Cavanaugh
4-2 Bye

SUNDAY
AMATEUR PUPPY
1-1 Bo PM Pinkham
1-2 Tango PM Cavanaugh
2-1 Ace PM Cavanaugh
2-2 Bye
3-1 Indy PF Cavanaugh
3-2 Bye

AMATEUR DERBY
1-1 Star ESF Clark
1-2 Ruff Grouse ESF Christopher
2-1 Tango PM Cavanaugh
2-2 Goldie ESF Forsyth

AMATEUR GUN DOG
1-1 Floyd PM Kelly
1-2 Max PM LaBella
2-1 Maia GSPF Gregory
2-2 Betty GSPF Roy
3-1 Harry ESF Carter
3-2 Dakota ESM Dubriske
4-1 Roxie ESF Dappollonio
4-2 Bye

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG
1-1 Duncan VM Roy
1-2 Max PM Cavanaugh
2-1 Winnie PF Unsworth
2-2 Bodhi PM Hopkins
3-1 Justina GSPF Jaconetti
3-2 Slick PM Cavanaugh
4-1 Trixie VF Roy
4-2 Bones GSPM Jaconetti
5-1 Katie PF Cavanaugh
5-2 Goldie PF Forsyth
6-1 Knox GSPM Roy
6-2 Zeva PF Whigham
7-1 Robbie ESM Hathaway
7-2 Chip PM Cavanaugh
8-1 Mac ESM Clark
8-2 Bye


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

RUNNING ORDER -CENTRAL CONN.


RUNNING ORDER
* * * * *
CENTRAL CONN.
BIRD DOG CLUB
ANNUAL SPRING TRIAL

May 15-17, 2015
Flaherty Field Trial Area
East Windsor, Conn.



OPEN DERBY
1-1 Butch PM Stolgitis
1-2 High Standing Ice's Shadow PM Tracy

2-1 Bell PF Tobiassen
2-2 High Standing All Business PM Tracy

3-1 Buddy PM Stolgitis
3-2 Premier's Ninja PM Tracy

4-1 Armstrong Mountain Joe PM Tracy
4-2 Buddy PM Sanchez/Tracy

5-1 Misty Acres Mindy ESF Tracy
5-2 Bella PF Stolgitis

6-1 Suemac's Roll Tide PM Tracy
6-2 Bye

OPEN RESTRICTED
 SHOOTING DOG
1-1 A Keystone Kid ESM Tracy
1-2 Ox PM Basilone

2-1 Great River Dakota PF Tracy
2-2 Molly PF Basilone

3-1 High Standing All Business PM Tracy
3-2 Knot PF Tobiassen

4-1 Diva PF Basilone
4-2 Coosawhatchie Smooth Ride PM Tracy

5-1 High Standing Ice's Shadow PM Tracy
5-2 Jem PF Basilone

6-1 Misty Acres Mindy ESF Tracy
6-2 Bye

7-1 Vanilla Creek PM Tracy
7-2 By

OPEN ALL-AGE
1-1 Bell PF Tobiassen
1-2 Coosawhatchie Smooth Ride PM Tracy

2-1 Stella PF Stolgitis
2-2 High Standing All Business PM Tracy

3-1 Great River Dakota PM Tracy
3-2 Bobby PM Tobiassen

4-1 Great River Mackenzie PM Tracy
4-2 Bye

5-1 Vanilla Creek PM Tracy
5-2 Bye

OPEN SHOOTING DOG
1-1 Coosawhatchie Smooth Ride PM Tracy
1-2 Bud ESM Basilone

2-1 Jetsettin' Jenny PF Tracy
2-2 Cliff ESM Basilone

3-1 Blaze PM Tracy
3-2 Bill PM Sanchez/Tracy

4-1 A Keystone Kid ESM Tracy
4-2 Stan ESM Basilone

5-1 Great River Dakota PF Tracy
5-2 Beau PM Basilone

6-1 Billy ESM Basilone
6-2 Palara PF Tracy

7-1 Buck ESM Basilone
7-2 Vanilla Creek PM Tracy

8-1 Bully Bragg PM Tracy
8-2 Thudd PM Stolgitis

9-1 Little Girl Creek PF Tracy
9-2 Pete PM Basilone

10-1 Olive PF Basilone
10-2 Great River Mackenzie PM Tracy

11-1 Hightailing Miss Kate PF Tracy
11-2 Bella PF Stolgitis

AMATEUR DERBY
1-1 Butch PF M. Scott
1-2 Jem PF Henry/Goodie

2-1 Laddie ISM McCluskey
2-2 Champ PM Richardson

3-1 High Drive Boss PM Sanchez
3-2 Ox PM Henry/Goodie

4-1 Bow PM Malone
4-2 High Drive Snapshot PM Sanchez

5-1 Jazz ESF Miller/Henry
5-2 Gail ESF Richardson

6-1 Brandy PF Kisieleski
6-2 Buddy PM Sanchez

7-1 Bella PF Stolgitis
7-2 Bye

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG
1-1 Tess GSF Joyce
1-2 Thudd PF Kisieleski

2-1 Chad ESM Richardson
2-2 Billy ESM Miller/Henry

3-1 Danny PM Casale
3-2 Great River Dakota PM McNamee

4-1 Bill PM Sanchez
4-2 Pete PM Goodie/Henry

5-1 Jill PF Casale
5-2 Kate PF Joyce

6-1 Richfield Silver Belle PF McNamee
6-2 Beau PF Henry/Goodie

7-1 Ava PF J. Ruth
7-2 Stella PF Stolgitis

8-1 Uno PF Goodie/Henry
8-2 Great River Mackenzie PF McNamee

9-1 Sally PF Malone
9-2 Speck ESM Richardson