Just a reminder that club insurance dues must be paid by 8/30/2017.
Here is an excerpt from the American Field. Below are the posted Purinia Committee Meeting. Posted in the online American Field August 5, 2017.
Purina Awards Committee Meeting
At approximately 3:30 p. m. Thursday afternoon, June 22, the Purina Awards Committee meeting was called to order by Chairman Sean Derrig in the conference
room at the The Thoroughbred Center, Lexington, Ky.
Committee members present were: Sean Derrig, Torben Hansen, Mike Husenits, Dwight Smith, Rick Stallings, and corresponding secretary Mark Johnson. Also in
attendance were representatives from Nestlé Purina: Messrs. Greg Blair and Karl Gunzer. The American Field Publishing Company was represented by Messrs. Bernard J. Matthys and Bernard B. Matthys. Absent was committee member Freddie Epp.
Mr. Derrig opened the meeting with introductions and an overview of his discussion with Mr. Epp who had previously advised that he would not be attending
this year’s meeting for personal reasons. Mr. Epp also indicated that his future participation would most likely be limited. Mr. Derrig then reviewed the policy of this committee to remain closed due to the confidential nature of individual club business as
it pertains to Purina points applications and their business, as well as maintenance of an overall privacy protocol.
Nearly three (3) dozen agenda items were reviewed including: a package submitted by shooting dog points tabulator Mike Luebke, 20+ club applications for points
consideration as well as requests for changes in management and/or changes in venue.
Additionally a bonus points review was carefully considered along with a discussion and ratification of the 16-dog minimum requirement.
For the coming season, Purina Bonus points shall be awarded to the winners at following Championships:
Continental Championship — 300
National Championship — 500
National Free-for-All Chmp — 300
Quail Chmp Invitational — 300
(180 to runner-up if named)
Southern Championship — 250
Winner of the International Endurance Shooting Dog Championship shall receive 100 bonus points.
New forms to be used for clubs applying for Purina Points consideration and a change in venue request were reviewed and approved.
Considerable discussion occurred concerning Purina Points reporting protocol in light of the number of clubs which did not report results for the 2016-2017
seasons. Special notices on this will appear in The American Field periodically during the coming season reminding all to report trial results in a timely manner and to whom. A time limitation for clubs to report was established at 45 days from the last day
the event was run to ensure that published results are up to date and current for all contestants to see. Trials reported later than 45 days will lose consideration for Purina points recognition.
Each of the above topics, including individual club applications, will be handled one on one by the committee, or as an individually addressed item published
in The American Field.
As touched upon earlier, the Committee revisited their concern in the shortfall of clubs reporting (to Mr. Luebke) and in particular for Amateur Shooting
Dog trials/championships during this past season. Open Shooting Dog reporting, also to Mr. Luebke, did not reflect the same degree of shortfall.
Reporting of All-Age points results, both amateur and open, to The American Field is running smoothly.
The committee carefully discussed and remained staunch in its view: “That along with being granted Purina Points status a club or championship also assumes
the obligation and responsibility for the smooth running and timely reporting of event results.” This includes reporting that a trial was not held (for whatever reason) and reporting of trials that attracted less than 16 dogs. Failure to report such information
will seriously jeopardize the club’s privilege as a Purina Points trial.
The committee ratified that for the upcoming 2017-2018 season Purina Points must be reported in the same fashion as last year. Open and Amateur All-Age trials
will continue to be reported to The American Field using the Form for Essential Data. Open and Amateur Shooting Dog trials will be reported to The American Field in the normal fashion and must ALSO be reported (via a scanned, picture text message, or mailed
copy of the Form for Essential Data) to Purina Points tabulator Mike Luebke.
AFTCA member club stakes/championships must further be reported to Ms. Piper Huffman for appropriate consideration and recording.
Summary comments were provided by The Chair and by Purina regarding the awards program and management of same going forward. The meeting was adjourned at
approximately 7:35 p. m.
Mark N. Johnson Purina Points Committee
We are still waiting on Percy Priest and Arkansas 2017-2018 Trial Dates. If anyone has these dates please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Region 6 and Mid-South wrapped up the 2016 -2017 season with the annual awards banquet and meeting on May 20th.
The Region 6 and Mid-South All-Age winner was Touch’s Fire Dancer handled by Keith Wright. May is a four year old English Pointer out of Touch’s Pond Dam and Whippoorwill GMA. Keith and May amassed 478 point to take the title of All-Age Dog of the Year. Second went to Touch’s Smooth Rider and Keith Wright. The third place dog was Dialed In and Jim Pendergest.
Region 6 Shooting Dog of the Year was Rebel Patriot. “Bert”, as Patriot is better known as, is owned and handled by David Williams. Bert is a six year English Pointer out of Dakota Mystery and Rebelmore. Patriot secured his top dog position with 298 points. David Steel and Walden’s Ridge Country Girl came in second and Game On and Kent Walker were in the top three.
Aided by Kent Walker, Game On did take it to the top with 105 points to take Shooting Dog of the Year for the Mid-South. Lolita with Scott Little took second in points in the Mid-South. A tie came in for third in points for the Mid-South with Waldens’ Ridge Country Girl and David Steel and Windy Hill War Creek for Buddy Morrison.
The Derby winner for both Region 6 and the Mid-South was Misty Morn Masked Man owned and handled by Joey McAlexander. Tonto is out of Miller’s Dialing In and Mac’s Inspiration. Tonto took the lead in the points early and never looked back. He road to the winners circle with 150 points in Region 6 and 138 points in the Mid-South. Hodge’s Beastmode and Brian Hodges took second in both Region 6 and the Mid-South while the third points place was secured by Last Touch B and Marion Brown.
The Region 6 Sportsman of the Year award winner was Amy Spencer. Amy’s hard work and dedication to the sport is greatly appreciated by many throughout the country. Amy diligently maintains the Region 6 Webpage and Facebook page that keeps everyone informed of upcoming trials, results, and point standings.
This year’s event, as it has for many years were held at the Bird Dog Museum. The Museum is a first rate venue in which to hold this yearly meeting and award banquet. Region 6 and the Mid-South are thankful for Tonya Brotherton and her staff for making this yearly event special in every way.
There are not many if any field trials in Region 6 and the Mid-South that are not touched in some way by the support and generosity of Sportsman Pride and Brad Kennedy. Sportsman Pride through the ever present Brad Kennedy are always ready to help in getting a field trial put together. The sponsorship that is offered is greatly appreciated by everyone in Region 6 and the Mid-South.
The final points for Dog Of The Year have been posted. Please click on the appropriate tab for All Age, Shooting Dog, and Derby to view the results.
If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting, then please submit a proxy form for your representative.
To print the proxy form please click here Proxy