The 2018 English Springer Spaniel National Open Championship
Cambridge, Maryland | December 10, 2018 to conclusion
Field Trial Chairman
FT Secretary and Treasurer
Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
2018 National Open Champion is:
AFC Crosswinds Comic Relief "Riot"
Handler: Todd Agnew
Owner: Elizabeth and Kevin Battistoni
Owner: Jeffrey Cubbitt
2018 NOC Certificate of Merits
77- FC Pheasant Feathers Cutting Edge of Marymont “Saber”
Owner: Robert Montler
Handler: Jim Keller
65- FC Sunrise Pablo “Pablo”
Owner: Laurence Higley
Handler: Gary Wilson
53 Harvest Moon’s Upland Explorer “Scout”
Owner: John Alstad
Handler: Dan Murray
48 FC Craney Hill Dalmore Dudley “Dudley”
Owner: Patrick Mattingly
Handler: Todd Agnew
UTV Information as of 11/10
Personal shuttles WILL be allowed for handlers with 4 or more dogs entered. There will be club shuttles for anyone else. Also there will be stationary shuttles in the gallery to hold dogs while waiting to run. We do ask that you please respect the land. Drive on designated tracks and parking areas.
If you are planning on participating in Training day please RSVP to Mike Wallace by either emailing him at Salmykennel@gmail.com or leaving a comment on the 2018 NOC Facebook page.
STAKES, SCHEDULE AND ENTRY FEES
National Championship Open Stake $235.00
8:00 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2018
ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.HUNTSECRETARY.COM OR MAIL ADVANCE ENTRIES WITH CHECKS PAYABLE TO NESSFTA TO:
National Open Field Trial Secretary
10220 WCR 1
Longmont, CO 80504
Note: If shipping via UPS or FedEx mark "No Signature Required"
ENTRIES WILL CLOSE WITH THE FIELD TRIAL SECRETARY AT:
6:00 P.M. (MST) Saturday November 22, 2018
Dogs must have been awarded three points since November 4, 2017 to qualify for entry. Dogs earning their qualifying points in a trial held between November 22, 2018 and November 30, 2018 will be allowed to enter the trial only if their entry is received by e-mail no later than 6 p.m. MST on Saturday, November 30, 2018.
The running order may be adjusted at this time to accommodate the late entries. Payment for these entries must be received prior to the start of the trial.
DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE AT:
10220 WCR 1, Longmont, CO 80504
7:00 P.M. (MST), Saturday, November 22, 2018
This Field Trial is held under Rules and Procedures of the American Kennel Club.
OPEN TO ANY ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL SIX MONTHS OF AGE OR OVER WHICH HAS EVER PLACED FIRST IN THE NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS, OR WHICH IN THE PRECEDING YEAR PLACED SECOND OR, THIRD IN THE NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS, OR WHICH DURING THE PERIOD FROM INSERT DATE UNTIL THE CLOSE OF ENTRIES FOR THIS STAKE HAS EITHER PLACED FIRST, SECOND OR EARNED THREE POINTS IN OPEN ALL-AGE STAKES AT A.K.C. LICENSED OR MEMBER FIELD TRIALS
Thank you for Volunteering!
Committee Members - Billy Akkouris, Ralph Botti, Jeff Brooks, John Bruggeman, Jim Keller, Paul McGagh , Mhari Peschel, Gary Wilson
Gun Co-Captains - Johnny Castellani and John Meyer
Hospitality - Ted Lagala, Chair
Marshals - Deb Olsczewski, Chief Marshal
Schedule of Events & Maps
Places to Go and Things to Do!
Sunday, December 9th - Cocktail Party at the Holiday Inn Hotel Headquarters following the 4 p.m. delegates meeting at the same location
Monday, December 10th - Banquet - Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner following at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel Headquarters
Tuesday, December 11th - Eastern Inter-Club Cocktail Party begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel Headquarters
Map to 1st & 2nd Series GroundsHoliday Inn Express Cambridge to 3931 Middletown Branch Rd - Google Maps
Awards and Trophies
National Open Championship Stake
To the Winner:
- The title of "National Springer Spaniel Field Champion"
- The title of "Field Champion"
- The Field and Stream Sterling Silver Challenge Trophy
- The Sterling silver Prescott Challenge Trophy
- The Trophy for Permanent Possession
- The Sterling Silver Saighton's Sizzler Challenge Trophy donated by John M. Olin.
- The Evelyn Monte Memorial Trophy presented by the Ladies Spaniel Field Trial Club of Greater Newark and Friends of Evelyn Monte to the First Place Dog and Owner. This is a perpetual trophy to be awarded annually at the National Open Championship.
- The Talbot Radcliffe Sterling Silver Cup. A perpetual trophy to be awarded annually to the breeder of the winning dog.
- Special AKC Rosette with Medals
For Second, Third and Fourth Place Winners:
- Trophies for permanent possession
- Special AKC Rosettes with Medals
For the Best Performance by a dog handled by an Amateur, provided the dog completes all series of the trial:
- Special AKC Rosette with Medal
- The Heather Challenge Trophy awarded to the best amateur handler. To win the amateur must have placed first, second, third or fourth or received a certificate of merit. The Dansmirth Trophy was retired in 2011 by John Hall handling the same dog, Heather. In 2016 Jeff Miller retired the Heather Trophy and redonated it as a perpetual trophy.
The William E. & Patricia K. Lane Memorial Trophy (silver) presented by the Southern Michigan Springer Spaniel Training Club, Inc., is to be awarded to the best amateur handler in the National Championship. To qualify the amateur handler must place first, second, third, fourth or be awarded a certificate of merit. This is to be a perpetual trophy with no permanent possession. Each year the name of the winning handler and a date awarded is to be engraved on the reverse side of the trophy, is to remain in his or her custody for one year, to then be returned for presentation the following year at the National Championship.
Gunner's Trophy for the dog, in the judgement of the guns, "the dog they would most like to hunt over". Donated by ESSFT.COM
Club Dues $75
4:00 PM Sunday, December 9th at the Holiday Inn Express,
2715 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613NOC Minutes 2018
Notice to Clubs of Meeting with Delegate form 2018
Preliminary Agenda 2018
2017 MEETING MINUTES FROM NOC SECRETARY:
Official NOC 2017 Delegates Meeting Minutes
Support the Nationals!
National Advertising Order Form 2018
Clothing and Merchandise
Support the Nationals!
Orders must be in by November 10, 2018.
Order can be written on the flyer, include name, phone and email address. Indicate number of each item, color and size to be ordered. Checks made out to ESSFT/NOC 2018.
Mail orders and checks to:
National Open Championship Clothing Pre Order
N2090 HWY 55
KAUKAUNA, WI 54130
Click here to view the proofs that Krista and Jerry have taken:
Please note that there is a lag time from the time the pic is taken to the time they post the touched up proof. Monday and Tuesday pics will be available Wednesday at noon for pick at the field trial grounds. See Krista and Jerry for the pics.
Thank YOU for YOUR support!
Contact Dawn Schuster at 920-427-8540. She will be glad to speak with you and book your series sponsorship or any other contribution you’d like to help with.
Cash donations can be sent by check to Mhari Peschel. Please make note on check that it’s a donation for 2018 NOC.
Federal Arms and Ammunition for supplying the ammunition for the trial.