History of the National Amateur Free-for-All Championship

Many thanks to Darron Hendley whose many National Shooting Dog Championship catalogs from past years, Tony Gibson and Bernie Matthys of the American Field for other pertinent materials and information used to compile the historic of this important amateur championship still held on the grounds it was founded on, Sedgefield Plantation, Union Springs, Alabama. If anyone has additional information or corrections, please let us know.  National Amateur Free-for-All Championship

2018-2019 National Amateur Championship Calendar

Coming up…
Free-for-All Championship, Union Springs, AL, February 22, 2018, Judges: Burke Hendrix, Jonathan Burch
Woodcock Championship, Arcadia, RI, March 30,2019, Judges: Steve Forest,  Lenard Sinclair
Quail Championship, Ames Plantation, Grand Junction, TN, March 4, 2019
Derby Championship, Ric Peterson’s, TN, March 9, 2019
Chukar (All-Age) Championship, Reno, NV,  April 13-14, 2019

History of the National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship

Many thanks to amateur field trialer, reporter Steve Standley for his diligence in uncovering this hard-to-find information that was found in fourissues of the American Field from 1951 and 1952. In time for this year’s running of the National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship and accompanying Amateur Derby Championship, here is the latest National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship history.

30 Jan 2019 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2018- 2019 National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship Drawing

Feb 1, 2019
Camp Robinson WMA, Conway, AR
Judges: Dr. Buck Neil, Gary Young

1a. Tangled Sheets, PF, Johnny Taylor
1b. Iron and Oak, SM, Ross Leonard

2a. Hale’s Southern Touch, PM, Jeff Hale
2b. Miller’s Special Addition, PF, Miller/Miller

3a. Prime Passion Lane, PF, Peterson/Servais
3b. Heard Hill’s Jaybird, PM, Heard/Heard

4a. Miller’s Shoot Em Liz, PF, Ronnie Miller
4b. Nemaha Night Hawk, PM, Pat McInteer

30 Jan 2019 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2018 – 2019 National Amateur Shooting Dog Derby Championship Drawing

Jan 31, 2019
Camp Robinson WMA, Mayflower, AR
Judges: Dr. Buck Neil, Gary Young

1a. Nickajack Pathfinder, PM, Ross Leonard
1b. Big Creek’s Coldwater Bandit, PF, James Heimdal

2a. Neely’s Seal The Deal, PM, John Neely
2b. Riding Fences, PM, John Davis

3a. Wiggins Super Sin, PF, Jason Super
3b. Hale’s High Flyer, PF, Jeff Hale

4a. Neely’s Standing Ovation, PM, John Neely
4b. Big Creek Cold Water Frank, PM, James Heimdal