The 2019 English Springer Spaniel National Amateur Championship
Pyramid State Park Pinckneyville, Illinois | Monday, December 2, 2019 to conclusion | Qualification is 1 Point| Entry Fee $300.00
Field Trial Chairman
FT Secretary and Treasurer
Cross Junction, Virginia
STAKES, SCHEDULE AND ENTRY FEES
National Championship Amateur Stake $300.00
8:00 a.m. December 2, 2019
ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.HUNTSECRETARY.COM OR MAIL ADVANCE ENTRIES WITH CHECKS PAYABLE TO ESSFTA TO:
National Amateur Field Trial Secretary
7225 Ridgeway Road
Sheridan, OR 97378
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ENTRIES WILL CLOSE WITH THE FIELD TRIAL SECRETARY AT:
6:00 P.M. (PT) INSERT DATE WHEN RECEIVED
Dogs earning their qualifying point(s) in a trial held between November 16, 2019, and November 22nd 2019, will be allowed to enter the trial ONLY if the field trial secretary is notified OR the entry is submitted via Hunt Secretary no later than 11:59:59 Eastern Time (ET) on November 22, 2019. Notification can also be made by phone or text (503) 539-5564 or via email NAC@onlinenw.com.
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. All other entries must be received by the original closing date of INSERT DATE WHEN RECEIVED before 6:00 p.m. PT. Points awarded between November 5, 2018 (inclusive),and November 22nd (inclusive), 2019 will be included in the high point calculations.
DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE AT:
7225 Ridgeway Road, Sheridan, OR 97378
9:00 P.M. (CST), Monday, November 5, 2018 (NEED NEW DATE)
SummerSummer Survey of 5 grasslands at Pyramid State Park in Perry County
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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 OLDER WHICH HAS EARNED ONE (1) OR MORE POINTS IN AN AMATEUR ALL-AGE STAKE AT AN A.K.C. LICENSED OR MEMBER FIELD TRIAL FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS BETWEEN THE DATES OF NOVEMBER 5, 2018 AND NOVEMBER 22, 2019 OR HAS EVER PLACED FIRST IN THE NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS OR PLACED IN THE 2018 NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS.
Thank you for Volunteering!
Committee Members - John Meyer, Jerry Barrett, Dean Reinke, George Reichert, Dean Koehler, Clay Earl
Gun Captain (Non-Shooting) - Dean Reinke
Gun Team - Chip Bunker, Aaron Dingman, Bob Iverson, Marshall Lussen, Donny Pyle, Kevin Reinhart, Jim Wacker, and Mike Young
Chief Marshal - Deb Schoene
Marshal Team - Barb Boettcher, Cathy Lewis, Deb Livingston and Sue Meyers
Fund Raising - Elaine Vanderslice, Jim O'Keefe
Thank you for Volunteering!
I was born November 13, 1957 at Graceville, Minnesota, my parent’s families are from western Minnesota small town and farming roots. In the early 60’s my parents moved to Wichita, Kansas due to a job transfer with a pest control company my dad worked for. In 1972 my dad started a pest control company, “Betts Pest Control, Inc.” I have worked in this company all of my adult life, and some before that. Sixteen years ago, when my dad retired, my brother and I bought the company from my dad, and I managed it to this day.
My dad, Rudy was an avid quail hunter and always had two Brittanies. He instilled a love of dogs and bird hunting in me.
In 1978, I bought a Springer pup from Cliff Hankins, who raised the great, “Burcliff” dogs. Cliff helped me train, “Cheyenne.” She placed third in her first puppy stake and placed first in a Houston puppy stake in a two-puppy entry. So needless to say, Cliff got me hooked.
I had the opportunity to train with Roy French (Denali Sunflo Kennels) for several years, before his passing, and learned much from him as well as may others along the way.
I have trained several Field Champions Springer Spaniels, English Setters, Pointers, and even one Brittany. I am also involved with the Spaniel Hunt Test program, and have trained eight Master Hunters.
I had the honor of judging the 2017 National Springer Open Championship with Skip Smith, which was a wonderful experience for me. I am also honored to have been selected to judge this years National Amateur Spaniel Championship along with Mike Wallace.
I am very much looking forward to watching the greatest dogs in the game and wish good luck to all!
My dad bought Taffy, our first springer when I was 8 years old in 1966. She was a black and white tri. I’ve had a springer or many springers around ever since.
I trained my first, “Lady” when I was 16. She was Taffy’s granddaughter. After years of hunting feather and fur with my springers I decided to check out the field trial game and ran my first puppy stake at the Pittsburgh Trial in 1987. I didn’t get a ribbon but I did get instantly hooked on the sport of ESS field trials. The same year Salmy Kennel was founded.
I turned pro in 1991 although I continued working a real job, as we say, for many years and finally went full time in 2006. Thru all these years and many great dogs and many blessings with so many humbling honors and accomplishments I find myself humbled once again by the awesome folks in the springer game that have elected me to judge the National Amateur Championship.
Along with my co-judge Chad Betts we’ll sort thru and observe and analyze each series and every dog and determine your 2019 NAC Champion.
Thank you for the honor and trust to judge the 2019 National Amateur Championship.
Schedule of Events & Maps
Places to Go and Things to Do!
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Purina Welcome Event - Cocktail Party & Calcutta
Monday, December 2, 2019
Banquet (Ticket information TBA)
Purina High Point Awards
Silent Auction & Raffles
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
MidWest Interclub Cocktail Party
Will post maps when received from the Field Trial Committee.
Holiday Inn Hotel - Carbondale Conference Center
2300 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(618) 549-2600 Telephone
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Awards and Trophies
National Open Championship Stake
To the Winner:
- The title of "National Amateur English Springer Spaniel Field Champion"
- The title of "Amateur Field Champion"
- The English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association National Amateur Challenge Trophy
- Trophy for Permanent Possession
- NFC/NAFC/CNFC Saighton's Scud National Amateur Challenge Trophy. To be retired by three wins by the same amateur handler.
- The Talbot Radcliffe, Esquire Challenge Trophy. A perpetual trophy to be awarded annually to the breeder of the winning dog.
- Standard A.K.C. Rosette
For Second, Third and Fourth Place Winners:
- Trophies for permanent possession
- Standard AKC Rosettes
To the National Amateur High Point Dog:
- Pro-Plan Performance Award to National Amateur High Point Dog
- The Ladies Amateur Spaniel Handlers' Association National Amateur Challenge Trophy
- Don Cande Memorial Trophy for Best Looking Bitch
- 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
December 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Carbondale Conference Center
2300 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, Illinois 629012019 NAC Dues and Delegate Form 2019
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Photography by Geeb
Mark Geebert (aka Geeb)
Congratulations for qualifying for the National Amateur Championship! As part of your entry you are entitled to a 5x7 portrait of your qualified dog.
Portrait sittings start on training day and complete by mid-afternoon of the second day of the trial. I'm usually located some where close to the beginning of the course. Getting the
portrait done on Training Day (even if you are not participating in the training) is a lot less stressful. My general recommendations for getting the best portrait:
- Get the portrait done before running your dog
- Check your dogs appearance. Remove eye goop, burrs, etc...
- Bring your dog's favorite toy or treat.
Additional portraits or special photos can be done for a fee.
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