The National Amateur Quail Championship returned to the historic Dixie Plantation after an absence of two years to allow maintenance on the field trial courses. This trial is considered by many to be the creme de la creme of amateur trials. There was a collective sigh of relief by the field trial community when permission was granted for this trial to return to Dixie. Fifty-six were drawn to compete—55 pointers, seven being females, and one setter.
The tradition of the National Amateur Shooting Championship once again made its way to Camp Robinson Field Trial area. These two traditions kind of belong with each other, the finest amateur dogs in the country taking on the challenge of the famed grounds were the champions have run for more for more than sixty years. The excitement started with the National Amateur Shooting dog Derby Championship. The jewel for the young at heart got going in fine fashion.
CH: Dragon Fly Owner/Handler: Jim Hughes
R-U: Miller’s Unbridled Forever Owner: Neil Walker, Handler: Brian Sanchez
International Amateur Woodcock Championship, Exeter, RI, March 27, 2020. Judges: Steve Forrest, Leonard Sinclair – Cancelled
National Amateur Chukar (All-Age) Championship, Sunnyside, WA, March 28, 2020. Judges: Sergio Velez, Jim Cochran – Cancelled
National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship, Reno, NV, April 18, 2020. – Cancelled
CH: Worsham Silver Comet Owner/Handler: Joe Worsham
R-U: Greypointe Islamorada Owner/Handler: Doug Meyer
Congrats to all the winners!
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The inaugural running of the National Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship was held in April of 1988 at the Glendale Wildlife Area near Washington, Indiana. Read about the history of this championship here.