2012 MOKAN Regional Elimination
The MOKAN Regional Elimination Trial was held on April 21th and 22th 2012 near Sterling, Kansas. Thanks and well done is in order to our Salt Plains Field Trial Cub and Mark Gillespie and Kyle Kopfmann who set up the trial grounds. We wish also to thank Mr. Kenny Fields of Fields Outdoors for being at and donating products to our region.
A total of 32 dogs ran in qualification round field on Saturday. Winners of the qualification round were:
First place: Sawyers Flash Point and handler Bob Sawyers with a score of 918.
Second place: Chip’s Southern Alibi and handler Mark Gillespie with 865.
Third Place: Ellie’s Crazy Katie and handler Nick Hachman with 811.
Bob Sawyers and Mark Gillespie have been here before. This was Nick Hachman’s first regional placement. Congratulations Nick.
Sunday morning the top sixteen dogs competed in eight braces. The top six dogs from this field then ran in three braces to determine the top four placements. The top six handlers and dogs were; Swift Rock Molly and Chad Griffith, Paint Creek Lilly and Don Wells, High Flying Fancy and Alan Shick, Chipp’s Southern Alibi and Mark Gillespie, Rawhide Blazin Thunder and Rick Meyer, and Lucy’s Ragtime Son and Stan Snyder. Fancy and Thunder were the top two dogs that advanced to the hour run.
The regional winner was Alan Shick with High Flying Fancy who finished with 1009 points in the final hour run against Rick Meyer and Rawhide Blazin Thunder who finished with 822 points. Second runner up went to Stan Snyder and Lucy’s Ragtime Son. Third runner up went to Mark Gillespie and Chipp’s Southern Alibi.
Back row left to right: Ken Fields-vendor, Kurt Eberspacher-judge, Phil Taunton- marshal, and Dellyn Feighner-judge. Front row: Alan Shick and Fancy, Rick Meyer and Thunder.
President, MOKAN Region President