The NGSPA Pheasant Championship had a tremendous turnout for our 2020 Championship. Although this year COVID-19 kept us from holding our traditional dinners and hospitality gatherings, many attendees planned meals together around camp or at a local restaurant. We had great fall weather throughout the week. I was pleased to find that we had an abundance of seasonal grasses and cover to plant the pheasant, as the past few years it was diminishing. The dogs had plenty of opportunity to point game with 250 pheasants utilized throughout the event.
I want to commend the board for their assistance with both the last minute planning and running of the Championship. Special thanks to Dayna Rusciano, Jen Goodall, Bob Perlin, Penny Robertson, Mary Durham, Wayne Horner, Tim Holmes, Dave Gallo and Doug Carey for all of your hard work. (Apologize if I left anyone out) Doug as a newcomer you really stepped up and were a tremendous asset to the Championship. Thank you to all of our judges for watching our dogs and taking time out of your schedules to join us. Hank Lewis, Ernie Saniga, Wayne Horner, Fred Ryan, Chris Young, Bill Monk, and Barry Bollinger. To our professional handlers, thank you for selecting our championship to attend and support, we are grateful for your countless hours traveling and in the saddle. To all of our amateur attendees we value your support and thank you for coming out this year despite the pandemic.
As always we are honored to have Purina Pro Plan (Greg Blair) and Sportdog (Jim Moorehouse) as sponsors for our Championship. Thank you for your years of sponsorship, it is appreciated.
This year’s Jerry Albanese sportsmanship award recipient was: Keith Richardson. Congratulations Keith and thank you for all that you and Bobbi do for our sport.
Congratulations to all Champions and Runner-Up Champions.
Opening Shooting Dog
Judges: Chris Young and Ernie Saniga | 41 Starters
Champion: Rumels Augie Doggie | Owners: C & M Checklick/ R. Turano | Handler: Dan DiMambro
Runner-Up: Jokes on You | Owner: Steve Erickson | Handler: Chris Goegan
Amateur Shooting Dog
Judges: Bill Monk and Barry Bollinger | 29 Starters
Champion: Hi-N’s Bodacious | Owner ad Handler: Hank Lewis
Runner-Up: All N’s Green With Envy | Owner ad Handler: Robert Reynolds, DVM
Judges: Wayne Horner and Hank Lewis | 14 Starters
Champion: PW BDK’s Dot on the Horizon | Owners: Keith and Bobbi Richardson | Handler: Rich Robertson
Runner-Up: Quailpoint Blackriver Rusty | Owners: Ken and Nancy Huyser | Handler: Mike Mullineaux
Judges: Hank Lewis and Frd Ryan, DVM | 11 Starters
1st Place: Chicoree’s Royal Flush Remi’s Ready | Owner: Charles Gonzalez | Handler: Chris Goegan
2nd Place: Good Time’s Tuff To Not Point Me The Way | Owner/Handler: Bill Monk
3rd: All N’s Hellcat | Owners: Joe & LaCindy Orndorff | Handler: Chris Goegan