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Saturday, June 22, 2013

AND THE WINNER IS.....


The 2013 NARC CHAMPION is....
  
#1. FC-AFC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League (Ivy) 
LF, Handler: Andy Kahn


Judge Ted Shih, Shirley Kahn and Handler Andy Kahn and Judges Lyn Yelton and Al Wilson















 


THE FINALISTS


Here are the 2013 NARC FINALISTS!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!


1.FC-AFC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League (Ivy), LF, Andy Kahn

2. FC By Golden’s Pond’s Legacy (Pride), LF, Roy Morejon

23. AFC Credit Rivers Uncle Plug (Plug), LM, Rick Van Bergen

29. FC-AFC Coolwater’s Knockout (Punch), LM, Alexandra Washburn

40. FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready To Rumble (Ali), LM, Bobby Lane

57. FC-AFC Fresh Squeezed Juice (Juice), LM, Mark Medford

68. AFC Meadowwoods Lawman (Dillon), LM, Tony Despenas

85. FC-AFC KPR’s Wet Willie (Willie), LM, Jim Pickering

87. FC Hunting Creek Classy Girl JH (Classy), LF, John Armstrong

 


Waiting for the decision....

While we wait.......












 


Re-Run Handle & Handle 2. FC By Golden’s Pond’s Legacy (Pride), LF, Roy Morejon

LF: Pinned it!

RF: hunted short then out to the retrieve

MF: Handled

LR: Handled



 


Handle & Handle 40. FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready To Rumble (Ali), LM, Bobby Lane

RF: Front-Footed it!

LF: small area hunt.

MF: drove deep up the hill and Handled to the bird.

LR: Handled clean to retrieve the bird



















 


68. AFC Meadowwoods Lawman (Dillon), LM, Tony Despenas


RF: made a small loop midway out and then continued to retrieve the bird clean.

LF: small area hunt

MF: straight to the gun station over to check the trees and then hunted over to the bird.

LR: Handled














 


Handle & Handle 57. FC-AFC Fresh Squeezed Juice (Juice), LM, Mark Medford

RF: Fabulous mark!

LF: Fantastic job.

MF: Handled to the bird.

LR: Handled to the bird.




 


Handle 29.Coolwater’s Knockout (Punch), LM, Alexandra Washburn


RF: straight to the bird

LF: went wide right of the area and Handled to the bird.

MF: went into the sticks standing out of the water and had to be Handled to the bird.

LR: took off up the middle of the pond and had to be Handled to the bird.






 


Handle & Handle 23. AFC Credit Rivers Uncle Plug (Plug), LM, Rick Van Bergen

MF: traveled toward MF but took a hard right toward RF and contestant opted to Handle to the bird.

LF: Went out wide right of the fall area and hunted over to the bird for completed retrieve

RF: Handled to the bird

LR: Perfect mark!!




 


No-Bird 2. FC By Golden’s Pond’s Legacy (Pride), LF, Roy Morejon

will run at the end

 


Handle 1.FC-AFC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League (Ivy), LF, Andy Kahn

MF: Good mark!

LF: Stepped on it!

RF: Pinned it!

LR: got out of the water hunted deep of the gun station contestant opted to Handle to the bird clean.




 


85. FC-AFC KPR’s Wet Willie (Willie), LM, Jim Pickering

Came to the line at 2:19 P.M.

RF: Drilled it!

LF: small,tight,quick area hunt

MF: Perfect mark!

LR: small area hunt and rapidly retrieved the bird.




 


Handle 87. FC Hunting Creek Classy Girl JH (Classy), LF, John Armstrong

RF: Great line. Smacked it!

LF: Tight quick hunt

MF: Excellent mark!

LR: traveled a good line but looked like she was gonna check out the RF again and the contestant opted to Handle the dog to the bird clean.








 


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10th Series Water Quad Test Description

The 10th Series brings us to Lucy #1 and is a Water Quad situated on the toughest technical pond we have ever seen. The mat is facing to the North and the wind is slightly blowing out of the South.  The humidity has risen and the cloudy skies remain. This is a monster test with three, count them three FLYERS! It is taking 18 minutes 16 seconds per dog.

The first bird to be shot is a dead Drake Mallard thrown angle-back to the left landing in a clump of cattails in the corner of the pond at 371 yards.  The gun station retires into the tree-line to the far right of the test. We will refer to this bird as the Long Retired bird. (LR)

The second bird to be shot is a dry bird situated to the far left of the test at 122 yards. This is a Rooster Pheasant Flyer thrown flat to the right. This bird lands in a little nook deep of a dozen Avery Full-Body Mallard decoys and hay bales. The three gunners remain standing out. We will refer to this bird as the Left Flyer (LF)

The third bird to be shot is immediately to the right of the (LF) and the four gunners are sitting on the edge of the pond at 214 yards. This bird is a Drake Mallard Flyer shot hard angle-back left landing in the water in an area of sticks. The gunners are sluicing this flyer with a "Big" exciting splash. Deep of the sticks near the waters edge are a dozen floating Avery Full Body decoys. We will refer to this bird as the Middle Flyer (MF).

The fourth and final bird of this test is located immediately to the right and deep of the (MF) This  Loooooong "Quacking" Hen Mallard is thrown "Big" to the left and flat landing in the water or on land at 218 yards. This flyer is also sluiced with a splash in the pond. We will refer to this bird as the Right Flyer (RF).

Thank You to The "Curtis Clan" Russell, Andrew, Glen & Joseph Curtis for throwing the birds in the 10th Series. These guys are as accurate as they come. Raised in the Retriever Sport and having thrown birds probably since they could walk the birds are thrown long, strong and identically for every contestant. Thanks again "Curtis Clan"!!!








 


Callbacks to the 10th

And the Callbacks to the 10th Series are......

1, 2, 23, 29, 40, 57, 68, 85 and 87

Dog #85 will start the 10th Series









 




2013 NARC
Running Order

1. FC-AFC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League (Ivy), LF, Andy Kahn
2. FC By Golden’s Pond’s Legacy (Pride), LF, Roy Morejon
3. FC-AFC Lil Chin Music (Lil), LF, Charlene Koeth
4. FC-AFC Tru’s Little Cruiser (Cruise), LM, Paula Elmes
5. AFC Salty Paws Sealed With A Kiss (Zip), LF, Roy Morejon
6. FC Valtor’s Hayseed Kid (Kid), LM, Breck Howard
7. FC Castlebay Abe’s Cranberry Run (Abe), LM, Lynn Budd
8. FC-AFC B Bumble (Stinger), LM, Fred Kampo
9. FC-AFC RSK’s Oohs And Aahs (Ozzie), LM, Bill Booker
10. FC-AFC Pattons Blazen Abby MH (Abby), LF, Dan Hurst
11. FC-AFC Watermark’s Shadow Dancer (Dancer), LF, Charlie Hays
12. FC-AFC Sara’s Blue Streak (Blue), LM, Bill Goldstein
13. AFC Un Petit Peu Canaille (Canaille), LF, F. Lee Jolley
14. FC Dominator Boots She Worth It (Boots), LF, Hank Knoblauch
15. FC AFC Son Of A Preacher Man (Billy Ray), LM, Duncan Christie
16. FC-AFC Dominator’s High Spade (Ace), LM, Mark Medford
17. Princeton Lucy In Disguise (Lucy), LF, Josie Ottman
18. FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton’s Saber (Saber), LM, Chris Hatch
19. FC-AFC Star Spangled Girl II MH (Banner), LF, Alice Woodyard
20. FC-AFC Ironweeds High Bird Shooter MH MNH (Shooter), LM, Paul Brown
21. FC-AFC Hardscrabbles Powder My Buns (Pow), LM, Benjy Griffith
22. Holland Cliffs Tropical Storm (Joe), LM, Alvin Hatcher
23. AFC Credit Rivers Uncle Plug (Plug), LM, Rick Van Bergen
24. FC-AFC Sagon Black Hawk Shot In The Dark (Ruger), LM, Linda Noga
25. Trouble Walkin’ Jake (Jake), LM, Bobby Smith
26. FC-AFC Windy City’s Bent Tail (Hook), LM, Charlie Hines
27. Good Idea’s Texas Scratch (Rosie), LF, Ken Neil
28. AFC Shadowpines Chabasco (Storm), LM, Bob Byrum
29. FC-AFC Coolwater’s Knockout (Punch), LM, Alexandra Washburn
30. FC-AFC Bayou Teche Eye On The Ball (Slider), LM, Lauren Hays
31. FC-AFC Cuda’s Negra Modelo MH (Moda), LF, Charles Tyson
32. Dottie Ray’s Blue 4 You (Blue), LM, Andy Kahn
33. FC-AFC Moody’s Medicine Man (Doc), LM, Michael Moore
34. Backwater Smokin Turq (Turq), LM, Tim Mueller
35. AFC Lucyana’s Full Speed Ahead (Straight), LM, Laura Parrott
36. FC-AFC Seaside’s Kingfish (King), LM, Mark Medford
37. FC-AFC In The Hunt Farm’s Executive Sweet (Sweet), LF, Linda Bogusky
38. FC-AFC Great Bunns Of Fire (Jerry Lee), LF, Lynne DuBose
39. AFC Rockliffs Justdoit (Nike), LM, Paul Foster
40. FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready To Rumble (Ali), LM, Bobby Lane
41. AFC Cropper’s Good & Plenty (Sweets), LF, Bruce Hall
42. AFC Lucky If He Makes It (Lucky), LM, Jason Fleming
43. FC-AFC Sureshot’s Texas Hold’em (Dealer), LM, Marv Baumer
44. AFC Tucquan’s Ode To Sweetness JH (Payton), LM, Sammie Thompson
45. FC-AFC Watermark’s BB Standing Ovation (Bravo), LM, Bob Hanssen
46. AFC Piney Glens Tonka JH (Luke), LM, Justin Aimone
47. FC-AFC Castlebay’s Night Robber (Thief), LM, Dave Seivert
48. AFC Fraser’s Chisum (Chisum), LF, Rob Fraser
49. FC-AFC-CNFC-CAFC Taylorlab Calumet’s Big Blue (Blue), LM, Sharon Gierman
50. FC-AFC Counterpoint’s Sidekick (Hawk), LM, Jerald Wilks
51. FC-AFC Kimber VIII (Kimber), LF, Gary Zellner
52. AFC Duckblind’s Real McCoy (Charli), LF, Dave Opseth
53. FC-AFC-CNAFC-CFC-CAFC Moonstones Hug And Moochie (HaM), LF, Bill McKnight
54. AFC Hockley Creek’s Big Hitter (Manny), LM, Robby Bickley
55. CFC Alexus - Pursuit Of Perfection (Lexi), LF, Lynn Cole-Kimball
56. FC-AFC Hardscrabble Roxie McBunn (Roxie), LF, Bill Benson
57. FC-AFC Fresh Squeezed Juice (Juice), LM, Mark Medford
58. FC-AFC Windy City’s Dark Cloud (Stormy), LM, Charlie Hines
59. AFC Yakity’s Crackshot Ruddy Duck (Ruddy Duck), Ches. F, Julie Cole
60. NAFC-FC Paddle Creek’s Pack Your Grip (Traveler), LM, Chad Baker
61. FC-AFC Dance Hall Gal (Kate), LF, James Roberts
62. AFC Special Touchs Satchacrazy BaileyMae MH (Bailey), GF, Wayne Skochenski
63. FC-AFC Fen Wizzard (Fen), LM, Andy Kahn
64. FC-AFC Third Creek’s Big Stick (Woody), LM, Larry Morgan
65. FC-AFC Pinehurst’s All That Jazz (Jazz), LF, James Hurst
66. Salty Paws Spice Girl (Curry), LF, Roy Morejon
67. FC-AFC Hyflyer’s Ramblin Rebel (Rebel), LM, Randy Spangler
68. AFC Meadowwoods Lawman (Dillon), LM, Tony Despenas
69. Good Idea’s Second Wind (Vapor), LF, Ken Neil
70. AFC Dominator Dealer He’s Worth It (Dealer), LM, Vern Hasenbank
71. FC-AFC Mercy Mercy Mercy Me (Mercy), LF, John Stracka
72. FC-AFC Robbers’ Stray Bullet (Bullet), LM, Dan Hurst
73. AFC Mitimat Rock Paper Scissors (Rocky), LM, Lydia Fekula
74. FC-AFC Citori’s No Holds Barred (Free), LF, Michael Moore
75. FC-AFC Dixie City Jam II (Streak), LM, Bill Goldstein
76. FC Serene Lakes Quacker Knacker (Nell), LF, Angela Niles
77. FC-AFC Tip From A Gypsy (Marley), LF, Hank Knoblauch
78. FC-AFC Henninger’s Slick N Ready (Tru), LM, Mark Medford
79. AFC Texaco’s High Tesse (Star), LF, Alex Abraham
80. FC Lubys And Whitewaters Pirate’s Jewel (Jewel), LF, Jeff Schuett
81. FC-AFC Rocky Creeks Full Tilt Boogie (Pearl), LF, John Caire
82. AFC Indian Height’s Get Away (George), LM, Carl Ruffalo
83. FC-AFC-CFC-CAFC Adams Acres Muddy Creek (Cree), LM, Jerry Younglove
84. FC-AFC Landover Goldendaze Yukon (Yukon), LM, Chuck Schweikert
85. FC-AFC KPR’s Wet Willie (Willie), LM, Jim Pickering
86. AFC-CFC-CAFC Upon The Wings Of An Answered Prayer (Ammo), LF, Bill Petrovish
87. FC Hunting Creek Classy Girl JH (Classy), LF, John Armstrong
88. AFC Windy City’s Springtime (April), LF, Charlie Hines
89. Atlastastar (Rinny), LF, Martha Blank
90. FC-AFC Jet Black Bustin Thru The Brush MH (Jet), LM, Jim Powers
91. AFC Coolwater’s Hawkeye Legend (Legend), LM, Alexandra Washburn
92. Pleasant River Sea Duck (Eider), LM, Anne Marshall
93. AFC Beaver La Bam (Beaver), LM, Bill Tidd
94. FC-AFC Camino Weight Cutter MH (Cutter), LM, Andy Kahn
95. Walensis’ Devil Made Me Do It (Newt), LM, Ken Steele
96. FC-AFC Ace On The River III (Ace), LM, Peter Ketola
97. AFC Patton’s Natural Born World Shaker (Luke), LM, Dave Opseth
98. FC-AFC Shadows Sweet Something (Sugar), LF, Mark Medford
99. FC-AFC Fish River’s Out Of The Park (Homer), LM, Joe Piland Jr
100. AFC Tonkah Dakotah Shoonka MH (Dakotah), LM, Chuck Mize
101. AFC Fishhook Megan (Meg), LF, Eloy Garcia
102. FC Keeno’s Gizmo (Gizmo), LM, Bruce Hall
103. Blind Lake’s Honky Tonk Gusto (Gus), LM, Jim Scarborough
104. FC-AFC Trumarc’s Hollandaise (Holland), LM, Edward Aycock
105. High Peak Rebel Ridge’s Outlaw (Jesse Jane), LF, Sammie Thompson
106. AFC Spirit Of Denali-Genet (Genet), LF, Bill Barstow
107. FC-AFC Trumarc’s Costalotmore (Morey), LM, Mark Rosenblum
108. AFC Rare Heir (Air), LM, Dennis Pugh
109. NFC-AFC Candlewood’s Something Royal (Windy), LF, Ken Neil
110. FC-AFC Bayou-Star Beyond Independent (Tia), LF, Suzan Caire
111. AFC Mjolnir’s There And Back And Again (Shire), LM, Sharon Gierman
112. AFC Gray’s Creek Skeeter Boo (Skeeter), LF, Jerald Wilks
113. FC-AFC Westwoods Iron Man (Gauge), LM, Bruce Ahlers
114. FC-AFC Red Butte’s Tiger Lilly (Lilly), LF, Joseph Taylor
115. FC-AFC Citori’s Accept No Substitute (Brook), LF, Michael Moore
116. AFC Moonstones HaM-Maid Marian (Livvy), LF, Bill McKnight
117. FC-AFC Wolf Creek CR Skeeter (Skeeter), LM, Robby Bickley
118. FC-AFC Ragin Eye Of The Storm (Cane), LM, John Thomas
119. FC-AFC Trulines Walla Walla Sweet (Pink), LF, Mark Medford
120. AFC Windy City’s Mighty Mouse (Mickey), LM, Charlie Hines
121. FC-AFC Hickory Stick Eliza (Lyza), LF, Sandi McCourt
122. FC-AFC Bob And Ed’s Excellent Adventure (Chef), LM, Ed Krueger
123. NAFC-FC Cody Cut A Lean Grade (Grady), LM, Chad Baker
124. Grindstone’s Lethal Weapon (Plick), LM, Mike Whorton