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2016 National Cocker Championship
Forada, Minnesota

17th National Cocker Championship Field Trial

Judges: Bob Child and Dean Koehler

 

Placements


1st Place 2016 National Cocker Championship

Whinnie - First
Photo by Venee Gardner

Absolute's Whinnie "Whinnie"
Owner:  Jim Leiferman
Handler:  Dan Murray


ECSCA National Field Trial Championship Trophy - Mr. David W. Flanagan offers, through the ECSCA for competition at its
National Championship Field Trial only, a Sterling Silver plate, engraved with the name of each winner. To be won three times by the
 identical owner(s), not necessarily with the same dog or at consecutive national championships. Possession to be retained by the
ECSCA until terms of possession have been met.

A commemorative trophy is offered by a sponsor to the winner of the NCC.

Ballymena Farm Challenge Trophy - A bronze sculpture by artist Walter Matia of “Oscar”, a field-bred English Cocker Spaniel,
 mounted on a wooden base with brass plates engraved with the names of each winner, is offered to the owner(s) of the winner by
 Lisa and Hobson Brown through the ECSCA for competition at its National Cocker Field Trial Championship. For permanent possession,
 it must be won five times by the identical owner(s), not necessarily with the same dog or at consecutive national championships.
The trophy will remain in possession of the ECSCA or the donors until such time as it is awarded.

A commemorative engraved plaque with the ECSCA medallion is offered outright to the winner by the donors.

Fallen Wings Breeder's Cup - Rumi and Michael Schroeder offer, through the ECSCA, for competition at its National Championship Field Trial only,
 a crystal vase, on a wood base with the names of the winning dog and its breeder(s), is offered to the breeder of the winner. For permanent possession,
to be won three times by the identical breeder(s), not necessarily by the same dog or at consecutive national championships. Possession to be
 retained by the ECSCA or the donors until terms of possession have been met.

A commemorative trophy is offered outright to the winner by the by the donors.

A trophy (description and donor to be determined each year) chosen by the NCC Trophy Chairperson to be offered to the owner of the first place
 dog in the National Championship each year. This is the commemorative trophy which accompanies the ECSCA National Championship Trophy.

Crystal Trophy offered by offered by A.R and Ollie Ginn to the owner of the winner.

Acme Golden Whistle Award - offered by the Acme Whistle Co. in England to the Handler of the winning dog. Frequently this whistle is framed
 or is presented in a glass dome. The NCC Trophy Chairperson must contact Acme each year to acquire this award during the summer previous to the NCC.
Contact information: Ben.McFarlane@acmewhistles.co.uk and Ben McFarlane: ACME Whistles, phone number 01-21-554-2124

The whistle will  be presented in a special frame which is offered by Tawney & Bob Crawford, Quailmoor English Cockers.

Limited edition print of the previous year’s NCC winner (if it is produced). This print is donated by the owner
of the previous winner per the ECSCA NCC Print Protocol.

Certificate for 450 pounds of dog food, donated by Purina.

AKC Blue Rosette offered by Jim Karlovec

 

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Second Place

Bueller Second
Photo by Venee Gardner

NFC Bueller's Day Off of Fallen Wings SH  "Bueller"
Owners:  Michael and Rumi Schroeder
Handler:  Rumi Schroeder


Certificate for 225 pounds of dog food, donated by Purina.

A trophy (description and donor to be determined each year) chosen by the NCC Trophy Chairperson to be offered to the owner
of the second place dog in the National Championship each year.

Crystal Trophy offered by www.fieldcockers.com, the Cockers in the Field
web site provider of information on Cocker Field Trials and Spaniel Hunt Tests.


AKC Red Rosette  offered by Jim Karlovec

 

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Third Place

Duke Third
Photo by Venee Gardner

NFC Fallen Wings Stonewalker Jazzman  "Duke"
Owner:  Hudson Nichols
Handler:  Kim Wiley

A trophy (description and donor to be determined each year) chosen by the NCC Trophy Chairperson to be offered to the owner
of the third place dog in the National Championship each year.

CRYSTAL TROPHY offered by Olivia Steele-Mortimer.

Certificate for 112.5 pounds of dog food, donated by Purina.

AKC Yellow Rosette offered by Jim Karlovec

 

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Fourth Place

Peggy Fourth
Photo by Venee Gardner

Oahe Golden Girl  "Peggy"
Owner:   Janey Syburg
Handler:   Jason Givens

A trophy (description and donor to be determined each year) chosen by the NCC Trophy Chairperson to be offered to the owner
of the fourth place dog in the National Championship each year.

Crystal Trophy offered CSHESEW

Certificate for 112.5 pounds of dog food from Purina.

AKC White Rosette 
offered by Jim Karlovec

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Certificate of Merit

Judge’s Certificates of Merit offered to the owner(s) of each dog that earns a Judges’ Award of Merit.
These are sponsored
by Jean Marie Tate.

AKC Dark Green Rosette offered to the owner(s) of dogs that earn a Judges’ Award of Merit. (sponsor to be determined each year)

AKC Green Rosette offered by James Karlovec.

Crystal Trophy offered Bear Creek Land and Cattle Company.

Absolute's Siempre el Mejor Churro  "Churro"
Owner:  Bruce Britton
Handler:  Dan Murray

FC Oahe Diamond in the Ruff Ruff  "Spencer"
Owners:  Daniel and Jennifer Murray
Handler:  Dan Murray


Oahe Whirlwind  "Tug"
Owners:  Aileen Garrick and Crystal Garrick
Handler:  Tom Ness


Quailmorr Quismet JH  "Kizzy"
Owners:  Jackie Lovette & Stacy Brown
Handler:  Dan Murray


FC Hawthorne's Par for the Course  "Bailey"
Owners:  Albert and April Viotto
Handler:  Albert Viotto


FC AFC Chyknell Tilly of Simmwood  "Tilly"
Owner:  A.R. Ginn
Handler:  Tom Ness


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Guns Award

NFC AFC Chyknell Tilly of Simmwood  "Tilly"
Owner:  A.R. Ginn
Handler:
  Tom Ness

Gunner’s Award Trophy offered to the owner (s) of the dog that the gun team would most like to hunt over
on a typical day’s hunt. (Sponsor and description to be determined each year)

Crystal Trophy offered by the 2016 Gun Team: John Dartt, Pete Zuleger, Pat Gilligan, Steve Collins, Mark Rysavy,
Bill Connor, Bob David and Ken Hanson.  Reserve - Nate Rheinhardt

AKC Brown Rosette offered to the owner(s) of dog who was selected for the Gunners’ Award. (sponsor to be determined each year)

AKC Brown Rosette offered by 2016 NCC Gun Team



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Certificate of Completion

Certificates of Completion offered to the owner(s) of each dog that completes all series of the
 championship -- five land series and one water series.


Absolute's Siempre el Mejor Churro  "Churro"
Owner:  Bruce Britton
Handler:  Dan Murray

NFC Warreners Whip Poor Will  "Troy"
Owner/Handler:   Richard Whelan

FC Oahe Diamond in the Ruff Ruff "Spencer"
Owners:  Daniel and Jennifer Murray
Handler:  Dan Murray

Oahe Whirlwind  "Tug"
Owners:  Aileen Garrick & Grystal Garrick
Handler:  Tom Ness

Quailmorr Quismet JH  "Kizzy"
Owners:  Jackie Lovette & Stacy Brown
Handler:  Dan Murray

Winridge's Fire Storm "Sizzle"
Owner/Handler:  Mike Delaney

Saracen Pistol Pete MHA  "Pete"
Owners:  Robert Deihle & Susan Sarracino-Deihl
Handler:  Bob Deihle

FC Fallen Wings Stonewalker Jazzman  "Duke"
Owner:  Hudson Nichols
Handler:  Kim Wiley

DBLTAPS Santee Warrior  "Gunnar"
Owner:  Marco Stegich
Handler:  Jeff Schwartz

Absolute's Whinnie  "Whinnie"
Owner:   Jim Leiferman
Handler:  Dan Murray

FC Hawthorne's Par for the Course  "Bailey"
Owners:  Albert & April Viotto
Handler:  Albert Viotto

FC Bueller's Day Off of Fallen Wings SH  "Bueller"
Owners:  Michael and Rumi Schroeder
Handler:  Rumi Schroeder

Oahe Golden Girl  "Peggy"
Owner:  Janet Syburg
Handler:  Jason Givens

FC Mittens on the Prairie  "Mitts"
Owners:  Rodney & Roberta Beck
Handler:  Tom Ness

Dakota's Lake Tapps Son "Dakota"
Owner:  Alexandra Ludden Roberts
Handler:  Scott Mason

FC AFC Chyknell Tilly of Simmwood  "Tilly"
Owner:  A.R. Ginn
Handler:  Tom Ness

FC Aikane Hokulani  "Lani"
Owners:  John M. Bishop & Susan Takemoto
Handler:  John Bishop

 

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Annual Overall High Point AKC Field Trial Awards

Open to All

Definition of Points:  Points are awarded for placements in AKC field trials as follows: 1st – 5 points, 2nd – 3 points, 3rd – 2 points, 4th  - 1 point.
 For the NCC placements, the points are doubled – 1st - 10, 2nd – 6, 3rd – 4, 4th -2.  Points are accumulated beginning with the first
 field trial after the NCC through the following year’s NCC.

Weighted Points – Points are calculated by multiplying the number of points earned for the placement, as stated above,
 by the number of dogs that started the trial.  Example:
  1st place in a 20 dog trial would be worth 100 weighted points – 5 (points for 1st place) x 20 (number of dogs in the trial) = 100 (weighted points).

These Annual awards are presented at the NCC event each year.  These points are calculated for all dogs
 competing in AKC Cocker/English Cocker field trials and are open to all dogs to win. The calculation of each high point award begins
 with the first trial after the prior year’s NCC and concludes with the current year’s NCC championship points.

The points for the weighted high point dog do NOT include the current year’s NCC championship points

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HIGH POINT DOG AWARD - Open Stakes

HIGH POINT DOG-OPEN STAKES – Awarded to any dog that has entered in AKC Open Stake field trials that has accumulated
the most points in Open All-Age Stakes during the current performance year.

Saradynpark Kennels High Point Cocker Plaque Traveling Trophy – a wooden plaque with the engraved names
of all past winners, is offered by Rebecca and Andrew Green. The plaque is to be retained by the winner for one year.

Spaniels in the Field Perpetual Trophy (Traveling Trophy) - A perpetual trophy in commemoration of "Puppie" who inspired
a journey into the Sporting Dog world. The flushing Cocker Spaniel is mounted on a wooden base with engraved names
of all annual high Point Open Stake Dog/Bitch winners. The trophy is to be retained by the winning owners
of the 2016 High Point Dog for one year. Donated by Kuni Smith - Spaniels in the Field. The High Point Trophy
is dedicated to the memory of "Puppie", field bred American Cocker David Lamar SH, by Kuni Y. Smith. The faithful reproduction of her beloved
companion was crafted by noted sculptor Karl Lansing. “Puppie" will be remembered as great hunting dog and loyal, faithful companion.

High Point Dog Trophy - offered by Purina (2013, 2016, 2016, 2016, and 2017) to the owner(s) of the dog who has accumulated
the most Open All-Age cocker field trial points in the current performance year. This trophy is selected by the NCC Trophy Chair.

Crystal Trophy offered by Purina.

Shoguns Tater Bug "Tolo"
Owner:  Jean-Marie Tate
Handler:  Mike Ludwig


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WEIGHTED AVERAGE HIGH POINT DOG AWARD - Open Stakes

WEIGHTED AVERAGE HIGH POINT DOG-OPEN STAKES – Awarded to the dog that has accumulated the most points in
Open All-Age Stakes during the current performance year using the weighted average method of calculation which takes into
account the number of dogs in each trial as well as the points earned for each placement, excluding NCC placements. This award is open
to all dogs who enter AKC Open Stake field trials.

Oahe Kennels Perpetual High Point Trophy - a sterling silver trophy, with the names of all of the winners of the
award engraved on its base, is offered by Tom Ness of Oahe Kennels. The trophy is to be retained by the winner for one year.

Silver Bowl Trophy- is offered as the commemorative trophy, to the winner by Oahe Kennels.

Shoguns Tater Bug "Tolo"
Owner:  Jean-Marie Tate
Handler:  Mike Ludwig


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HIGH POINT DOG Award - Amateur Stakes

HIGH POINT DOG-AMATEUR STAKES – Awarded to the dog that has accumulated the most points in Amateur All-Age Stakes
during the current performance year. This award is open to all dogs who enter AKC Amateur stake field trials

High Point Dog – Amateur Stakes Trophy - offered to the owner(s) of the dog that has accumulated the most points in Amateur All-Age stakes
in the current performance year. This trophy is selected by the NCC Trophy Chairperson. (Sponsor and description to be determined each year)

Crystal Trophy offered by Purina

DBLTAPS Lil Timberdoodler MH  "Woodrow"
Owner:  Paul Mommaerts


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HIGH POINT DOG Award - Puppy Stake

HIGH POINT DOG-PUPPY STAKES – Awarded to any dog that has accumulated the most points in AKC
field trial Puppy Stakes during the current performance year.

High Point Puppy Trophy - offered to the owner(s) of the dog that has accumulated the most points in Puppy stakes in the
current performance year. This trophy is for permanent possession and selected by the NCC Trophy Chairperson.
(Sponsor and description to be determined each year)

Crystal Trophy offered by Linda Simon and Nadine Kohn.

Stonewalkers Big Sky Madison  "Maddy"
Owners:  Kim & Bethann Wiley

 

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HIGH POINT Handler - Open Stakes Award

HIGH POINT HANDLER-OPEN STAKES – Awarded to any handler who has accumulated the most points in Open
All-Age Stakes during the current performance year.

High Point Handler – Open Stakes Trophy offered by Purina (2013, 2016, 2016, 2016, and 2017) to the handler who has accumulated
the most points in the Open All-Age stakes for the current performance year. This trophy is selected by the NCC Trophy Chairperson.

Crystal Trophy offered by Glencoe Farms.

Mike Ludwig

 

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HIGH POINT Handler - Amateur Stakes Award

HIGH POINT HANDLER-AMATEUR STAKES – Awarded to any handler who has accumulated the most points in Amateur
All-Age Stakes during the current performance year.

High Point Handler – Amateur Stakes Trophy - offered to any handler who has accumulated the most points in the current
performance year in Amateur All-Age stakes. This trophy is selected by the NCC Trophy Chair.

CRYSTAL TROPHY offered by the Minnesota Hunting Spaniel Association.

Rumi Schroeder


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HIGH POINT LADY HANDLER-OPEN AND AMATEUR STAKES

Awarded to any lady handler who has accumulated the most combined points in Open All-Age Stakes and Amateur
All-Age Stakes during the current performance year.

FC Dungarvan Ready-Teddy Challenge Award - Named for a popular Field Champion from the early 1950s that was bred by
the Garvans’ Dungarvan Kennels. The High Point Lady Handler Award is offered by Noel Garvan Cacchio and Mykenzie Lea Cotiaux in
memory of Wilhelmina “Billie” Garvan, Noel’s mother, and Ruth Greening.

The trophy is a sterling silver cigarette box, now mounted on a wooded plaque with the engraved names of each winner.
The cigarette box was originally offered by Billie Garvan as a trophy for the Best Lady Handler in the National in 1958 after she won
the award the prior year. It was not won in 1958 or 1959, when it was re-offered as a trophy. Finally, in 1960, Ruth Greening won the trophy
with FC Ru-Char’s Citation. Ruth Greening was named Best Amateur Handler in the National in 1955 (Best Lady Handler was not awarded until 1957)
and the Best Lady Handler in the National in 1960 and 1962. Billie Garvan won the Best Lady Handler in the National trophy in 1957 and 1961.
Today this trophy honors the lady handlers of the past, present and future for their accomplishments afield.
The trophy is to be retained by the winner for one year.

A Commemorative Trophy is offered outright by Dominque Savoie, to the lady handler who has handled her dog
to the most Open and/or Amateur field trial points in the current performance year.

Rumi Schroeder

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Best Amateur Handler in the NCC

Best Amateur Handler in the NCC offered to the best amateur handler in the national championship, as determined
by the judges. (Sponsor and description to be determined each year)

Crystal Trophy offered by Danae Steele to the Best Amateur Handler in the
championship, as determined by the judges.

Rumi Schroeder


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The "Fallen Wings Breeder's Cup"

A crystal vase on a wood base, offered by
Michael and Rumi Schroeder to the Breeder of the dog/bitch winning the
National Cocker Championship.  A suitable trophy will be offered as the Commemorative to the
Fallen Wings Breeder's Cup by Michael and Rumi Schroeder, to be won outright.  Possession
to be retained by the ECSCA or the donors until terms of posession have been met.

Dan Murray

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HAROLD S. BIXBY Service Award

Awarded for Service to the Sport

This award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to our sport over many years and exemplify
the high standards of Harold Bixby. It is presented at the discretion of the Field Trial Committee of the ECSCA which selects
the recipient after reviewing nominations from the field.

A trophy is chosen by the NCC Trophy Chairperson is awarded to the selected recipient.
(Sponsor, typically the FTC committee, and description to be determined each year)

Crystal Trophy offered by Harry Blaine


Awarded to Bethann Wiley

 

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***All above awards subject to AKC Confirmation of trial results***

 

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