Event: Great River Yellowstone Wins Elwin G. Smith Classic
Result: Pittsburgh Field Trial Club
Location: East Windsor, Connecticut
Post Date: Nov 23, 2022
Submitted By: Brian Sanchez
Open Shooting Dog. Front row, from left: Amilcar and son, Gabriel Cavanaugh, Brian Sanchez with Great River Yellowstone, Gary Tavares with Fort River's Lucky Charm, Matt Basilone with Limbsmoke Urban Lullaby and Marcus Ramseur.
September 8th the Pittsburgh & Associated Field Trial Clubs of Connecticut held their annual fall field trial. This year's stakes consisted of an open restricted shooting dog, open shooting dog and the Elwin Smith Amateur Shooting Dog Classic. The trial was run at Flaherty Field Trial Area in East Windsor, Conn. The grounds were in the best shape in years. Special thank you to Dick Frawley and Dave O'Brien for all the work they do there on top of what the state does.
Judging the open restricted was Brian Sanchez and Dave O'Brien. First place was Ravenwood All Rise for owner Joe Cincotta and handled by Matt Basilone, second was LH Stream for owned/handled Alene Lavasseur.
Judging the open shooting dog was Jim Thomas and Kevin Joyce. First place was Great River Yellowstone owned/handled by Brian Sanchez. Second was Fort River Lucky Charm owned by Gary Tavares and handled by Matt Basilone. Third place was Limbsmoke Urban Lullaby owned by Lloyd Miller and handled by Matt Basilone.
Judging the Elwin Smith ASD Classic was Matt Basilone and Marcus Ramseur. First place was Great River Yellowstone owned and handled by Brian Sanchez. Second was Guard Rails Little Annie owned and handled by Gene Casale. Third place was Springflow's Backcountry P owned by Chris Catanzarite and Rick Beinhaur and handled by Chris Catanzarite.
Thank you to all our judges and everyone who helped at the trial. A special thank you to Greg Blair and our Sponsor Purina. We could not do it without them.
East Windsor, Conn., September 8 - One Course
Judges: Dave O'Brien and Brian Sanchez
OPEN RESTRICTED SHOOTING DOG - 5 Pointers and 3 Setters
1st-RAVENWOOD ALL RISE, 1696160, pointer male, by Zip Tye-Cedar Ridge Shopper. Joe Cincotta, owner; Matt Basilone, handler.
2d-L H STREAM, 1694440, pointer male, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Moonlite Yellow Jacket. Tom Tracy, owner and handler.
3d-SILVER SAND, 1688418, setter male, by Awsum In Motion-Cape Point Millbilly. Alene LeVasseur, owner and handler.
Judges: Kevin Joyce and Jim Thomas
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 14 Pointers and 6 Setters
1st-GREAT RIVER YELLOWSTONE, 1688796, pointer male, by Fastforward's B K Gunner-Wiggins Miss Stella. Great River Kennel, owner; Brian Sanchez, handler.
2d-FORT RIVER'S LUCKY CHARM, 1681132, setter male, by Mohawk Mill Lucky Charm-Fort River Jackie. Gary Tavares, owner; Matt Basilone, handler.
3d-LIMBSMOKE URBAN LULLABY, 1688113, pointer female, by Urban Fantasy-Diane Lane. Lloyd Miller, owner; Matt Basilone, handler.
Judges: Matt Basilone and Marcus Ramseur
ELWIN G. SMITH AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CLASSIC [One-Hour Heats[ - 17 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st- GREAT RIVER YELLOWSTONE, 1688796, pointer male, by Fastforward's B K Gunner-Wiggins Miss Stella. Great River Kennel, owner; Brian Sanchez, handler.
2d-GUARD RAIL'S LITTLE ANNIE, 1670473, pointer female, by Guard Rail-Myakka T Marie. Gene A. Casale, owner and handler.
3d-SPRINGFLOW'S BACKCOUNTRY P, 1673025, pointer male, by Coosawhatchie Smooth Ride-Backcountry Bonnie. Rick Beinhaur & Chris Catanzarite, owners; Chris Catanzarite, handler.
Elwin G. Smith Amateur Shooting Dog Classic (front row, from left): Gabriel Cavanaugh, Brian Sanchez with Great River Yellowstone, Gene Casale with Guard Rail's Little Annie, Chris Catanzarite with Springflow's Backcountry P, and Amilcar and son. (Back row): Marcus Ramseur (judge), Matt Basilone (judge), Nina Catanzarite, and Gary Tavares.