WELCOME to the Retriever Daily Report of the 2011 National Amateur Field Trial, June 19-25, brought to you by the National Amateur Retriever Club and written by Tina Ebner and Gwen Jones with assistance from Caitlin Furin. We hope you enjoy these daily updates on the National Amateur, held this year in Ronan, MT.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Brought to you by Purina

Test 1 -- Double with a Flyer and a Retired

Test 2 -- Land Blind

The test is set on both sides of a long draw. The mat is on the Southwest side of the hill with a view to the North. To the Northeast side of the draw at 208 yards is a gun station with a dead rooster pheasant thrown to the left. At 311 yards sits the flyer station with a rooster pheasant shot to the left. The blind is at 175 yards and is a hen duck. From the mat, the handler will turn to his right to run the blind which is across the draw and up the opposite hill.

At 6:45 sharp, the test dog, FC-AFC Chippewa Wilson has come to the line. After the rain last night, the air is clear and at 50 degrees with very little wind and the dust has settled. As the remaining handlers watch the test dog, they are super vigilant to any changes in the test. There is a light breeze which blows from behind the handler. Time will tell as the first three running dogs are already in the holding blind.

Judge Pat Nicholls takes a quick "siesta" before the day starts!

The running order became a little confusing because of all the no birds late yesterday. It is as follows: 40, 41, 43, 36, 37, 38, 44, 45 and so forth....

There was a last minute substitution for the Test Dogs yesterday....Here they are officially:
Knollwood's Sweet Lily (LF) “Lily,” handled by Nancy White
FC-AFC Chippewa Wilson (LM) "Wilson,” handled by Barbara Furlano
Thanks to both handlers and dogs for their service!!

The Retriever News Team: Vickie Lamb, Gwen Jones and Caitlin Furin
Tina "the paparazzi" Ebner is behind the viewfinder

The Two Purple People Eaters!!

8:55 a.m.-- The sun is peaking through the clouds and the field is already brighter than yesterday. The wind is changing, offering up some excellent work and then causing some great difficulty for the dogs. The work has gone from some of the best that we've seen to some very large hunts and a handle.

Alex Washburn watches intently.
Thanks to our Sponsors!!

Al Wilson's grandsons "Mutt" & "Jeff"
It was announced this morning that dog 57 FC-AFC Atlasta Winner, "Lassie," and handler Martha Blank are a scratch. The dog sustained an injury getting off a truck a few days before the start of the trial. There has been a handle and the gunners in the field were asked to pick up the flyer.

Lisa & Danny Farmer and Dennis Ebner

Mr. "Z" waits in the holding blind
Last dog ran @ 10:41, Gary Zellner - Z for last!

Pat Nicholls, Mary Howley and Mitch Brown confer on the Callbacks.

Callbacks came shortly after 11:00 am. Callbacks for Third Series: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115

Dogs Dropped: 13, 15, 16, 22, 26, 30, 36, 42, 51, 54, 55, 57, 66, 79, 87, 90, 94 and 105

Number of dogs back to the third series: 97; 18 dogs dropped.
Test 3 -- Water Blind

The Third Series is located around a deep bowl with a small pond at the bottom. The dog is entering from a location approximately from the northwest side. The dog proceeds down a steep hill and across a flat covered in tall grass. They proceed to cross a small stream onto a large V-shaped piece of land with the point facing the water and the wide end angling up a slope. Once the dog crosses the point he entered the water and swims approximately 20 yards, as the dogs leave the water they will climb approximately 100 yards to the bird which is a hen duck. We gauged the blind at 194 yards taking approximately 2 1/2 minutes per dog. Starting dog #96.

Ann Vicklund from Purina and Danny Farmer

The Handlers move forward to see the dog better on the Water Blind.
Barbara Furlano with "Wilson"

Nancy White with "Lily"

Well, we are having a bit of a mountain pass rainshower, just had a rebird and now the first dog is running, dog #46. Visibility is not that good during the rainshower. This is a test where the dog can only hurt themselves, there appears to be no way to truly get ahead. There have been some multiple-whistled blinds. A few dogs seem to be too loose at the end of the blind. The gallery is only able to see the end of the line so they are watching the handlers.

We have about 25 more dogs to run. The wind has picked up and the sun has come out. They will finish this test and the Fourth Series will not start until tomorrow.

The Test Dog will be run at 6:45 am for the start of the Fourth Series. The Callbacks for the Fourth Series will be posted at the Headquarters and the instructions on how to get to the next test will be posted as well. The location is fairly close to where we are now. The starting dog will be #9.

The Callbacks to the Fourth Series have just two dogs dropped:  #31 and #68.

The Marshals would like to remind everyone that the Test Dog is tomorow at 6:45 am sharp.


Test Four will NOW Be HELD at John Pampy's property.

Worker's Caravan leaves HQ at 5:30 a.m.

Contestant Caravan leaves HQ at 6:00 a.m. First TWENTY DOGS should be in the caravan. Dog #9 starts this next test.



1. AFC Carbons Blue Pursuit, LM
2. AFC Robbers' Stray Bullet, LM
3. FC-AFC Hoot N Holler, LM
4. Mjolnir's There And Back Again, LM
5. FC Wood River's Duck Tucker, LM
6. AFC The Blueprint, LM
7. FC-CFC LKY's Controlled Burn, LM
8. FC-AFC Land Ahoy, LM
9. Windy City's Bent Tail, LM
10. FC-AFC Fat City Pacer, LM
11. NAFC-FC Fourleaf's Ice Breaker, LM
12. FC-AFC Suncrest Wild Oats, LM
13. FC-AFC Paddy Kate's Slick Mick, LM
14. FC-AFC Volwood's Big Ol' Rex, LM
15. FC-AFC Watuaga's Bull Gator, LM
16. AFC Third Creek's Big Stick, LM
17. NFC-AFC Hunter Runs BooBoo, LM
18. FC-AFC Foxfires Slight Of Hand, LM
19. Catalina's Trumarc, LF
20. FC-AFC Bayou-Star Beyond Independent, GM
21. FC-AFC Jet Black Bustin Thru The Brush, LM
22. Salt Marsh Ready Aim Flyer, GM
23. FC-AFC Weezer Retreezer, LM
24. FC Westwoods Iron Man, LM
25. FC-AFC Wolf Creek CR Skeeter, LM
26. Sonmar's Mo Cash, LM
27. FC-AFC Vinwood's Don't Look Ethel, LF
28. AFC Un Petit Peu Canaille, LF
29. AFC Invinceability, LM
30. AFC Cuda's Negra Modelo MH, LF
31. FC-AFC Sanpitch River Shore Thing, LM
32. FC-AFC Pure Labs Skys The Limit, LM
33. FC Silvertip's I Hope So, LF
34. FC-AFC Trumarc's Stormin Norman II, LM
35. In The Hunt Farm's Executive Sweet, LF
36. FC-AFC Chatanika's High Water Haylee, LF
37. FC-AFC Landover's Right On Target, LM
38. FC-AFC Hardscrabble Carbunnation, LF
39. Candlewoods Commander And Chief, LM
40. AFC Red Butte's Tiger Lilly, LF
41. FC-AFC Ragin Eye Of The Storm, LM
42. Trulines Walla Walla Sweet, LF
43. AFC-CFC-CAFC Calumet`s Mein Soupster, LM
44. AFC Citori's Vista 40th Pres, LF
45. AFC KPR's Wet Willie, LM
46. FC Big Alfonse Capone Of Mo-Kan, LM
47. AFC Lil Chin Music, LF
48. Windy City's Mighty Mouse, LM
49. NFC-AFC Candlewood's Something Royal, LF
50. AFC Sister Bertrille, LF
51. FC SML Stella's Got Her Groove, LF
52. AFC Huntersbest Sapphire Jubilee, LF
53. AFC Coolwater's Knockout, LM
54. AFC Jazztime's Dust Devil Max, LM
55. AFC-CAFC Maxfly's Lumpy, LF
56. AFC Waterdogs Iron Diva, LF
57. FC-AFC Atlasta Winner, LF
58. FC-AFC Freeridin Smooth Operator, LF
59. FC-AFC Nebo's Onyx Tornado, LM
60. FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton's Saber, LM
61. FC-AFC Sureshot's Texas Hold'Em, LM
62. Lucyana's Full Speed Ahead, LM
63. FC-AFC Bayou Teche Miah, LF
64. FC-AFC Shadows Sweet Something, LF
65. FC-AFC Trumarc's Whistling Bird, LF
66. FC Tiger Mtn's Hokulele, LM
67. AFC Kimber VIII, LF
68. Candlewoods Aphrodites Jazz, LF
69. FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready To Rumble, LM
70. AFC Candlewoods Brother Aaron, LM
71. Wolf River's HD Duramax, LM
72. FC-AFC Volwood's Angel, LF
73. FC-AFC Premier's Iron Man Ozzy, LM
74. FC-AFC Dominators Duke Of Turrell, LM
75. FC Nightwings Marsh Leader, LM
76. Yakity's Shake Rattle 'N' Roll, CF
77. FC-AFC Widgeon's Carbon Chip, LM
78. AFC Waquoit Bay's Lone Arranger, LM
79. FC-AFC Castlebay's Night Robber, LM
80. Watermark's The Black Pearl, LF
81. FC-AFC-CNFC-CAFC Taylorlab Calumet's Big Blue, LM
82. Phyllo Farms Mischief Maker, LM
83. FC-AFC Candlewood GoldenDaze Louie, LM
84. Glen Lake F4d Phantom MH, LF
85. FC-AFC Cody Cut A Lean Grade, LM
86. FC-AFC Nick Of Time Wild Wind Dusty, LM
87. FC-AFC-CFC-CAFC Runnin's Molly B, LF
88. FC-AFC Jazztime Hanging Chad, LM
89. Maple Creek's Mattie Mae, LF
90. Fargo's Rising River, LF
91. FC-AFC Sureshot's TKO, LM
92. AFC Flyway's Ruby B. Gonia, LF
93. FC-AFC Downtown Buster Brown XXXI, LM
94. FC-AFC Waterdogs Shock And Awe, LM
95. FC-AFC Joey's Zoom Zoom JH, LM
96. FC-AFC-Great Bunns Of Fire, LF
97. FC-AFC Badger State Ram Kicker, LM
98. FC-AFC Eva-Ethyl Proby-Weber, LF
99. Jazztime Bluegoose's Skatch, LM
100. FC-AFC Citori's Accept No Substitute, LF
101. Tweed's Rough Rider, LM
102. AFC Jamestown's Super Spud, LF
103. AFC Watermark's Shadow Dancer, LF
104. FC Hardscrabble Roxie McBunn, LF
105. FC-AFC Lil Mac's Black River Rabbit, LF
106. Good Idea's Dream On, LF
107. Ironweeds High Bird Shooter, LF
108. Rockliffs Justdoit, LM
109. AFC Just Deal Me A Jack MH, LM
110. AFC Coolwater's Storm Chaser, LF
111. FC-AFC Trumarc's L'il Ms Pogo, LF
112. FC-AFC-CFC-CAFC Adams Acres Muddy Creek, LM
113. FC Counterpoint's Sidekick, LM
114. FC-AFC Texanna Yellow Gold MH, LF
115. FC-AFC Nebo's Grandma Ruby, LF