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2008 International Gun Dog Classic & Amateur All-Age Classic Results
By  Lisa Pollock

The Tri State Brittany Championship Association held it's International Open Gun Dog Classic, and Amateur and Open All Age Classics on March 18th- 29th, 2008. The Regional Classics, sponsored by the American Brittany Club, were held at the Jackson Hunting Range, in Jackson, OH. The new grounds are thanks to the efforts of Sam Borst and Jim Winnen. Although they were quite primitive, the grounds turned out to be a great place to show off big running gun dogs and all-age dogs alike. After some last minute modifications to the courses, we began the Gun Dog event on Tuesday morning, judges Ed Kerr and Jerry McGee in the saddle. Of course, Mother Nature had other plans. After 3 very soggy braces, we called it a day. The forecasted rains that produced flooding conditions throughout the Ohio River Valley, forced us to cancel Wednesday's running as well. The sun came out on Thursday, and we were able to run 9 braces. The stake concluded on Monday morning.

International Gun Dog Classic
Kyle Merrill with Hybrittins BJ Betty, Judge Ed Kerr, Marvin Stout,
Ben Lorenson, Bob Burchette with Country Roads Rough Rider, Chris
Burchette, Karen Stout, Paul Pollock, Judy Kiracofe with Hits Tailor
Made, Judge Jerry McGee


This year's winner was Hybrittin's BJ Betty. The white and orange female is owned by Art and Judy Cohen of Glen Rock, PA and handled by Kyle Merrill. Betty ran in the first brace Thursday morning. Her big run and impeccable style on birds caught the judge's attention early on. Second place went to Ricochet Maggie's Jac, owned by Julie and Mickey Condron, and handled by Bob Burchette. Third Place went to Country Roads Rough Rider, owned by Karen Stout, and handled by Bob Burchette. The forth place dog was Hits Tailor Made, owned by Ralph and Judy Kiracofe, and handled by Judy. The judges commented that the 3rd and 4th place dogs did an excellent job, both having to put up with Tuesday's horrible weather conditions.

International Amateur All Age Classic
Lisa with The Rock, Paul Pollock, Jerry McGee with Ru-jems Stop n 
watch, Judge Bill VanDeWeerd, Bo and Early Times, Judge Jim Cohen, 
Tommy Thomas with Havapal Renegade's Billy Boy, and Linda Thomas.


The International Amateur All Age Classic began Monday afternoon, shortly after lunch. The calm, partly sunny skies of the morning gave way to stiff winds and dark clouds. Within fifteen minutes of the breakaway, a snow squall erupted making conditions difficult for dogs, handlers, and the gallery. By the time the first brace was over, so was the storm. Other than occasional strong winds, weather conditions for the rest of the stake remained dry and clear. The judges for the event were Bill VanDeeweerd and Jim Cohen. Mr. Cohen hadn't seen Brittanys run since he judged the Nationals in the early nineties. A former Brittany competitor, now running Pointers and Setters, he commented that he was pleasantly surprised how our breed has progressed.

This year's winner was the Rock II, owned by Paul and Lisa Pollock of Medford, NJ, and handled by Paul. Rock ran a quick forward race and carded 3 stylish finds for his handler. Second place went to Ru-Jems Stop N Watch, owned by Ruth and Jerry McGee, and handled by Jerry. The 3rd place dog was Early Times, owned by Bo and Renae Ackerman, and handled by Bo. Forth place went to Havapal Renagade's Billy Boy, owned and handled by Tommy Thomas. This was not only Tommy's first time running "Billy", but also the first time he handled in a Championship. We look to a promising future for the team.

We would like to thanks professional handlers Ben Lorsenson, Tom Tracy and Jim Winnen, who volunteered to help marshal and plant birds for the Amateur stake. Their efforts took to some of the pressure of the clubs small committee.


The Open All Age Stake began Wednesday afternoon. Partly sunny skies, and temperatures in the fifties. Three braces went to the line, and only one of the six made it around. Despite heavy rains at night, conditions during the running remained fairly dry. Judges Stan Williamson and Bill Landress looked at many fine dogs. In the end, Early Times was named the winner. "Earl" ran Thursday morning, and after he ran, everyone knew he was the dog to beat. Second place went to multi-National Champion, Just Call Me Roy, owned by Tom Ettinger, and handled by Ben Lorenson. The Rock II, owned by Paul and Lisa Pollock, and handled by Tom Tracy was third, and Royal Reverend, owned by Keith Phillips and handled by Lorenson was 4th.

The Tri-State Brittany Championship Association would like to thank Purina for their sponsorship of the events. We'd also like to thank professional trainers Bob and Chris Burchette, Ben Lorenson, Kyle Merrill, Tom Tracy and Jim Winnen for supporting the events. Special thanks to Ed Kerr and Paul Pollock, who volunteered to cook lunch everyday! Thanks to Bill and Beverly Haynes, Brian Hendrickson, and the Kentucky Brittany Club, who trucked in water, and helped with the grounds. But most of all, thanks to Jack Alexander, who was inspired by Ron Zook, to revive these events.


2007 International Open All-Age Championships / Classics Results
March 24-27, 2007
Mingo Sportsman Club, Smithfield, OH

The 2007 ABC International Championship/Classics were conducted from March 21-27, 2007 at the Mingo Sportsman Club in Smithfield, OH, and hosted by the Tri-State Brittany Club again this year.  The weather was very nice this year, making it comfortable for all the participants, judges and spectators.

We would like to thank everyone who came to this years event for their support of this trial.  Participants came from Tennessee, New Jersey, Delaware, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut and the surrounding states.  Also thanks to the pros who came and supported this year.  They included Tom Tracy, Ben Lorenson, Mark Beran, and newly relocated Brian and Helen Riggle.

We would like to thank Purina for their continued support which helps make this trial a success, and the Mingo Sportsman Club for the use of their grounds.  The club members are always helpful in planting birds, organizing dinners, and filling in wherever else necessary to keep the trial running smoothly.

Judges for this year's Open All Age Championship were: Cliff Mesnard and Jim Wallace.  The Amateur All Age judges were Charlie Brown and Don Whittington.  This year's event saw the addition of an Open Shooting Dog Classic, which was judged by Richard Barnes and Bill VanDeweerd.



This year's winners:
2007 ABC International Brittany Open All Age Championship/Classic

21 Starters:
1 - Holliewood Angel Girl (B),
by Scarface x Holliewood Diva; o/h Robert Szymanek

2 - Ortho Acres Booker T (D),
by Chabasco II x Shady's Chik-N-Little; o/Dave Webb  h/Tom Tracy

3 - Holliewood Magic Man (D),
by Scarface x Holliewood Diva; o/h Robert Szymanek

4 - Linvel's Ace of Diamonds (D),
by Diamond Hill Dan x Pawsats Gracious Gretta; o/Paul Pollock & Lisa Podraza  h/Tom Tracy

Back Row, L to R: Paul Pollock, Carla Foley, Brian Biggio, and Ray Davidson.  Front Row: winner Holliewood Angel Girl with Bob Szymanek, runner-up Ortho Acres Booker T with Tom Tracy, 3rd Holliewood Magic Man with Laurie Szymanek, and Linvel's Ace of Diamonds with Lisa Podraza


2007 ABC International Brittany Amateur All Age Championship/Classic



20 starters
1 - Linvel's Ace of Diamonds (D);
by Diamond Hill Dan x Pawsats Gracious Gretta; o/Paul Pollock & Lisa Podraza h/Paul Pollock

2 - Clyde's Micro-Breeze (D),
by Breeze County Clyde x Air Mika; o/Lisa Podraza & Paul Pollock, h/Lisa Podraza

3 - Maxwell's Gunsmoke (D),
by Maxwell's Farm Boy x Cheyenne VI; o/h Kent Patterson

4 - withheld

Back Row L to R: Ray Davidson, Bill VanDeweerd, Marsha Luisi, Judy Kiracofe, John Sala, Les Casselberry, Ralph Kiracofe, Jack Alexander, and Joanne Perry.  Front Row: Paul Pollock with Linvel's Ace of Diamonds, Lisa Podraza with Clyde's Micro-Breeze, and Joe Luisi with Maxwell's Gunsmoke


2007 ABC International Brittany Open Shooting Dog Classic

25 starters
1 - Shady's Koala-T (B), by Chubasco II x Lobo's Scipio's Dream; o/Ken Cherry & Art Cohen h/Ben Lorenson
2 - Buck's Hit the Road Jack (D), by Hybrittins Redd Man x Buck's Sugar Pop; o/Ralph & Judy Kiracofe h/Judy Kiracofe
3 - Hybrittin's BJ Betty (B), by Chubasco II x Reba Baloo By You; o/Art & Judy Cohen, h/Ben Lorenson
4 - Windy Hills Ike (D), by Blaze County Pike x Pyck; o/Delmar McCallister, h/Mark Beran


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2006 International Open All-Age Championship & Amateur All-Age Classic Results

The Tri-State Brittany Bird Dog Club held the International Brittany Open and Amateur All-Age Championships and Classics at the Mingo Sportsman Club grounds in Bloomingdale, OH. This years events started on March 25, 2006 and ended on March 28, 2006. This is the second year for this Championship and this is the first year as an AKC Classic. If you have never been here before, you better believe that these are absolutely incredible All-Age Grounds!

The Trial is run by the Tri-State Brittany Club, with help from the members of the Mingo Sportsman Club. They really went out of their way to put on a top notch event!

The grounds proved to be really challenging, even for the biggest running dogs. They were hoping for a larger entry, but due to Ben Lorenson's truck breakdown, they lost 8 open and 5 amateur entries. More people should check out this venue next year, the Tri-State Brittany Club is also thinking about adding a Shooting Dog CH/Classic in conjunction with the All-Age events.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone who helped make this a Successful and Fun field trial. (LP)

International Brittany American Field All-Age Championship - 21 Entries

Champion KT's Artic Gladiator O/H Dennis McClary
Runner Up Linvels Ace of Diamonds O-Paul Pollack H-Tom Tracy

International Brittany AFTCA All-Age Championship - 24 Entries

Champion Clyde's Micro Breeze H-Lisa Podraza O-Lisa Podraza/Paul Pollock
Runner Up Holliewood Bruiser O/H-Robert Szymanek

International Brittany Open ABC All-Age Classic

1st Place FC/AFC Kt's Artic Gladiator O/H Dennis McClary
2nd Place Linvels Ace of Diamonds O-Paul Pollack H-Tom Tracy
3rd Place Dakota Alley Cat O-Bo Ackerman H-Tom Tracy
4th Place Withheld

International Brittany Amateur ABC All-Age Classic

1st Place FC Clyde's Micro Breeze H-Lisa Podraza O- Podraza/ Pollock
2nd Place Holliewood Bruiser O/H-Robert Szymanek
3rd Place Holliewood Magic Man O/H-Robert Szymanek
4th Place NFC/FC/AFC Diamond Hill Dan O/H-Paul Pollock



2005 International Open All-Age Championship & Amateur All-Age Classic Results

The Tri-State Brittany Bird Dog Club held the International Brittany Open All-Age Championship and Amateur All-Age Classic on the Mingo Sportsman Club grounds for its inaugural event. This years events started on March 25, 2006 and ended on March 28, 2006. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone who helped make this a successful and fun field trial.

Open All-Age Championship - 19 Entries

Champion - Just Call Me Roy - Handler-Ben Lorenson / Owner-Tom Ettinger
Runner Up - Booker T - Handler-Tom Tracey / Owner-Dave Webb

Amateur All-Age Classic - 22 Entries

1st Place - Holliewood Magic Man - O/H-Robert Szymanek
2nd Place - Clydes Micro Breeze - H-Paul Pollack
3rd Place - Holliewood Bruiser - O/H-Robert Szymanek


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