The 2020 English Springer Spaniel National Open Championship
Clarkston, Utah | November 17, 2020 to conclusion| Entry Fee $250.00| 2 Points and 2019 Dogs Accepted
Field Trial Chairman
FT Secretary and Treasurer
2021 Rocky Mountain
11/10/2020 Update on the NOC from NOC Secretary Mhari Peschel
As many of you know Utah has experienced a recent surge in Covid cases and the Governor of the state has issued an order which elevates the response to the Covid Crisis.
The trial will be held in Clarkston and an Event Management Plan will be in place in accordance with the State requirements. We must follow the requirements set out in the plan or we could risk losing the license to hold the trial.
Here is a brief summary of the procedures to be followed for your information and planning:
- All attendees must sign in on a register each day
- Masks will be required by all attendees in the field with the exception of the handler while actively handling the dog and the gunners while actively shooting
- Physical distancing must be observed
- If you have symptoms of COVID do not come to the event
STAKES, SCHEDULE AND ENTRY FEES
National Championship Open Stake $250.00
8:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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:
1st Entries Close/Huntsecretary.com Close: Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time(ET).
2nd Close Friday, November 6, 2020 6 PM (MST)
Dogs must have been awarded two points since November 12, 2019 to qualify for entry. Dogs earning their qualifying points in a trial held between October 30, 2020 and November 6, 2020 will be allowed to enter the trial only if their entry is received by e-mail no later than 6 p.m. MST on November 6, 2020.
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 at 6:00 P.M. (MST), Monday, November 1,2020*
Running Order/Call Backs
Short List:2020 NOC Callbacks for 5th Series shortlist
Full List:2020 NOC Callbacks for 5th Series
Letter to Qualifiers
As you can imagine planning and preparation for this year’s National English Springer Spaniel National Open Championship has been unique and challenging. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we are really doing our best to tie up loose ends based on the challenges facing us all.
Congratulations to all that have qualified for entry in the 2020 National Open Championship. This years’ trial will be held near Clarkston, Utah. The headquarters will be the LA Quinta Inn and Suites in Logan Utah, which is about a 25-minute drive to the actual trial grounds. To make a reservation you can contact the hotel at 435.752.0707 and mention that you are with the Springer Spaniel National group. A block or rooms has been reserved at a great discounted price. As you may know due to so many uncertainties surrounding the fall season trials you are also eligible to enter if you were qualified for the 2019 National Open.
You will need to look at the National’s pages on the website to find that and other information about the trial. This years’ trial will begin on November 17, 2020 and will run until completion. We welcome our judges Mike Elsasser and Morgan Haglin, a great gun team put together by Joshua Riddle and Bryan Child our co-gun captains. Those handlers that have four or more dogs are welcome to use their private ATV’s. There will also be communal ATV’s available for those that need them. We will have training day on November 16, 2020 and will have birds available for purchase. The premium can be found on www.essft.com on the National pages as well as on Hunt Secretary at www.huntsecretary.com. We are still working on plans for the banquet and other activities and will post the information as soon as we can. Please indicate on your sign up form if you would like to attend these activities.
Tentatively a banquet will be held in Logan, Utah on November 17 at the SpringHill Suites. We look forward to seeing you and if you have any questions please feel free to contact Gary Riddle, Bob Child or Mhari Peschel.
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 - Robert Child, Chairman; Gary Riddle, Mhari Peschel, Paula Fluckiger, Brent Bundell, Lynn Miller, Billy Akkouris, Mike Wallace and Jason Givens
Gun Co-Captains - Joshua Riddle and Bryan Child
Guns - Chip Bunker, George Akkouris, Mike Young, Dan Hale Jr., Gunther Boettcher, and Roger Thorne
Marshals - Barb Boettcher, Chief Marshal; Paula Fluckiger, Paula Mazurek, Mhari Peschel, and Judy Tatton
Awards & Trophies - Carolyn Blundell, Chair
Bird Steward - Darren Birchell, Chair
Bird Planter - Connie Ellis, Chair
Catalog Advertising - Sue Myers, Chair
Fundraising, Clothing, and Merchandise - Gary Fluckiger, Chair
Grounds - Brent Blundell, Chair
Hospitality - TBD, Chair
Raffle Acquisitions - Paula Fluckiger, Chair
Schedule of Events & Maps
Places to Go and Things to Do!
Map to 3rd and 4th Series Grounds
Note: The red marker is the Clarkston Cemetery. You will need to reverse the route.
Monday, November 16, 2020 - Training starts at 9:00 AM MST
Map to Training, 1st & 2nd Series Grounds
On the Lookout for Mean Seeds!
Survey of 2020 National Open Grounds
La Quinta Inn and Suites
853 S. Hwy 89/91, Logan UT
Phone # is 435-752-0707 and ask for the ESS NOC group
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
Letter regarding meeting options
Draft Minutes 2019
2019 Treasurers Report pdf Format
2021 NOC Proposal KS proposal and budget
2020 NOC Notice to Clubs of Meeting with Delegate form
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Advertising Order Form 2020
Clothing and Merchandise
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RV Park, RV and ATV Rental Information
Where to park the RV
The only RV park with available space, within 30 minutes of Clarkston, is Aspen Grove in Tremonton UT.
The park is brand new, with huge spaces (90’ long, 20’ wide) with high pressure water, sewer and 50 amp service.
The bath house has full laundry, a large format TV lounge, and three private bathrooms.
The daily rate is $48 for a back in and around $53 for a pull through.
Access to the 30’ x 40’ fenced off-leash dog yard is included.
Mention you are with the English Spring Spaniel Nationals. Note that a recent local dog show has soured the locals on dog owners, costing the park owners more than a few cancelled/refunds and upset visitors, so expect the park owners to ask about the number of dogs you are bringing onto the property.
Sources of RV rentals
Most rental companies are in Salt Lake City metro area.
RV rental companies charge extra for delivery, set-up, and recovery. The charges run from $125 to $1000 per rental.
If you arrive at the Nationals with your own trailer-equipped vehicle, and can pick-up, set-up and return the RV yourself, it will save you money.
HnK RV Rentals, 7305 S Hwy 89, Willard, UT 84340 (435) 744-9285 https://hnkrvrentals.business.site/
Closest to Tremonton, has two trailers for rent – a small and a medium.
$125 deliver/set-up/retrieval fee
Access RV rental - (801) 936-1200 , North Salt Lake - https://accessrvrental.com/
1008 Recreation Way, North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Phone Number: 801-936-1200
Delivery charge $250 per unit
17' - $85/night - Forest River Wolf Pup
24' - $95/night - Forest River Gray Wolf
27' - $105/night - Forest River Gray Wolf
Utah RV Rentals Phone: (801) 568-0660 / 1-888-881-0660, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2788 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84084
Large selection of Class C and trailer rentals. Discounts are available for 8 rentals or more.
Renegade Sports, https://renegadesports.us/Showroom/Rentals 1903 SOUTH 800 WEST, LOGAN, UT 84321, (435) 755-7111