3-4-23 TBDA Trial Results
Saturday dawned bright and beautiful but the results of two days of rain were still apparent. Most of us realized this when we came to the locked creek crossing gate on 4240 road. There is a sign saying it is closed at the intersection before the gate, but hey who reads that stuff at Oh Dark Thirty. Ha. It’s so much easier backing a trailer in the dark between two ditches full of water, right?
Anyway, other than the standing water in the south end of the field conditions were great. Scenting conditions as you can see from the scores were what the dogs wanted. 3 out of 5 birds found in the 1st brace, 4 out of 5 in the second, and so on like that for most of the morning. So not much carry over to allow big scores for most of the day.
Winning score had 4 fulls plus a back for 189 points for Larry Naas and Rosie in the 13th brace. James Parnell and Pudge totaled 176 points in the 2nd brace, while Tom Alexander and Boomer brought in a 148 score in the 14th and last brace of the day. The balance of the winning scores was the Hardman kennel show, with Chief taking 4th with a 144, Sassy taking 5th with a 144 score and Duece taking 6th with a 129.
The Puppy field was also a kennel show, but this time the Parnell kennel with Bub taking 1st with a 215 score while Patch got 2nd also with a 215 but lost out by a few seconds to that first bird to his kennel mate. Mr. Wilson’s Sloan was again in the money in 3rd with a 117. Something they are making a habit of doing.
Mick Gill needs a big thank you as he was a man running around like his hair was on fire all day. A job well done goes out to Miss Hardman for her first day as a trial judge. No complaints. Great Work. Thank you to everyone else who filled in as judge during the day, the trial doesn’t happen without volunteers. One of which, Michael Downey, saved the day by picking up lunch before anyone starved to death. Our other board members, who did everything else, Phil Sinor, Larry Naas, Doug Cross, and Gene Gray also need our thanks when you next see them. A tip of the hat to Purina for the Pro Plan dog food we use for prizes. And as always to the Ohler family for letting us use these beautiful grounds.
Next TBDA trail is 3-18-23 and registration is open. Next week end our team of 6 of our top dogs and handlers take off for Missouri and the Tri-State Championship where I think we have a pretty good chance of winning. Look for updates her and on Facebook. Hope to see you on the 18t