Result: Region 8 Open All-Age Championship
Location: Inola, Oklahoma
Post Date: May 24, 2023
Submitted By: Mike Griffin
Region 8 Open All-Age Winners (l-r): Garvin Collins with Westfall's River Ice, Bruce Sooter with Wynona's Nickleback Sugar, and Ryan Westfall with Westfall's Power Trip. (Behind): Andy Daugherty, Bill Westfall, Bob Barker, Ken Chenoweth (judge), Allen Vincent, Matt Cochran, and Barry Ward (judge).
We drew a short number of dogs this year but had a great deal of talent, and all winners were well-received. We enjoyed good weather, food, many visits, and good results. We got started with expectations to be rewarded. The dogs had good races coupled with lots of bird work. I believe nearly all of the dogs had contact with birds, as the winners all had multiple finds. Most everybody chipped in to help with this trial, of which a broken hip hampered me.
First place was awarded to Westfall's River Ice (Daugherty). He ran on the third course with lots of speed and control in a big race with three finds and great style. He showed why he has a good winning record.
Second place went to Wynona's Nickleback Sugar (Vincent), a young dog coming on. He made a great showing with a good race, three nice finds, and very good style and rapport with his handler.
Third place went to Westfall's Power Trip (Daugherty), another young dog from Westfall's Camp getting started. He ran a great all-age race with multiple finds, good style, and ground effort. He has a bright future in this game.
With all things considered, we had a great trial, and we hope to see everyone again in the fall.
Inola, Okla., March 3
Judges: Ken Chenoweth and Barry Ward
REGION 8 OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] - 15 Pointers and 1 Setter
1st--WESTFALL'S RIVER ICE, 1659989, pointer male, by Westfall's Black Ice-Westfall's Quick Gold. Brad Calkins, owner; Andy Daugherty, handler.
2d--WYNONA'S NICKLEBACK SUGAR, 1690017, setter female, by T's Nickleback-Carpenter's Don't Ya. Bruce Sooter & Brad Tolson, owners; Allen Vincent, handler.
3d--WESTFALL'S POWER TRIP, 1693198, pointer male, by Westfall's Black Ice-Westfall's Cutter. Ryan Westfall, owner; Andy Daugherty, handler.
OPEN DERBY - 5 Pointers and 1 Setter
1st--WESTFALL'S PIONEER PETE, 1698838, pointer male, by Foster's Tall Cotton-Flush Em Feathers Queen. Ryan Westfall, owner; Andy Daugherty, handler.
2d--SANDRIDGE BIG IRON, 1700919, pointer male, by Westfall's True Grit-Gin Smoke and Lies. Dr. Jim Mills, Steve Lightle & Natalie Cooper, owners; Allen Vincent, handler.
3d--BARKER'S LIGHTNING BOLT, 1700253, setter female, by Doc's Second Wind-Hard Hats Bad Dotty. Bob Barker, owner and handler.
Open Derby Winners (front, l-r): Garvin Collins with Westfall's Pioneer Pete, Colt Harris with Sandridge Big Iron, and Bob Barker with Barker's Lightning Bolt. (Behind): Andy Daugherty, Bill Westfall, Lynn Oxendine, Allen Vincent, Barry Ward (judge), and Ken Chenoweth (judge).