Thursday, May 28, 2009

Key Pen results - by Sue and George MacDonald

Key Pen results – 2009 by Sue MacDonald

WOW! What a week end! We had fantastic weather, fantastic judge, fantastic handlers, fantastic help! We'd like to thank Rob Lewis for doing the judging. It's a thankless job, boy he does a great job! But there's more! Rob not only judged for three days, but helped sort and set sheep for the fun and games on Sunday evening after the trial! What a sport. Thanks Rob.

Also thank you to Linda DeJong for doing all the score keeping, organizing fill in helpers, and the list goes on and on. Norm and Kathy Rivers..we just don't know what to say. You make us speechless in all you do for us. Kathy for all the time and work you put in to the awards, Norm for being every where and doing everything. Judy Norris for bringing her sheep to work on Sunday. What a welcome break for the home flock for one day. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Vicki Romero for helping with the kennel dogs and filling in without question. Thank you to ALL the folks that help set sheep, exhausted sheep and just kept things running so smooth. You all know we can't do this without you. YOU are the ones that make this worth doing!!

And boy did we have the new handlers!! We met so many new handlers and they were GOOD! We didn't have an award for the most promising novice dog, but I sure liked Kent Bradley's Crook! We also watched some GREAT nursery dogs. The nursery finals are going to be tough with those dogs in it! Nice going to all of you!

Open handlers, thank you for 'putting up' with our difficult courses.

When you have a smallish field, we have to come up with something new and different. Actually, I personally would like to try all that stuff again! So for those that weren't here, this is what they had to do.

Saturday they had a blind lift, then at the end of the fetch they had to do a Maltese cross. First direction straight on with the fetch, second direction was the start of the drive. The first drive gate had a dip a few yards in front of it so sheep and dog disappeared for a few seconds, the gate was visible and the turn was visible, but then the sheep and dog disappeared again for a few yards on the start of the cross drive.

Then all was normal for the remainder of the run. We had four sheep, but the shed was to be treated as a shed, last two on the head for full points. This course had 110 points possible.
Saturday nursery did not have to do the Maltese cross or shed.

Sunday the course was reversed, a different flock of sheep were brought in and instead of a shed, a three sided solid backed pen was put in.

Didn't realize how difficult that was going to be!!! Only one person got it, Bob Hickman and Mojo. Not only were they the only one's to get it, but they made it look SO easy! Geez!!! So for one of the fun events at the end of the day we gave those that entered a shot at trying it again, with a two minute time limit. Fast time winning the pot.

Three people got it done, one of which was Bob again, BUT with a different dog!!! But, he didn't win it time wise... Ian Caldicott and Bear did it in the fastest time, with Sue MacDonald in a close second (she actually penned them twice, but they bolted out the first time just as they went in. So she did it again, still fast!).

Monday was novice day. We did start with the nursery class and then moved right in to the Pro novice. Big PN class, actually bigger then open either day! Then into the ranch class and a large novice novice class.
So Saturday results:
30 teams to the post with 110 points possible
1. Maggi McClure Lil 104 WOW!
2. Diane Pagel Tess 96 I thought she said she was going to retire her?
3. Sue MacDonald Jan 95 Nice shed!!!!
4. Diane Pagel Lucy 94
5. Donna Donahue Davy 93.5 Hey, heard he was retired? :-)
6. Dee Marroni Cap 93.5 Nice to see you back on the trial field!
7. Linda DeJong Michael 91
8. Fran Macpherson Maud 91 Good start on the quilt!
9. George MacDonald Huck 90.5
10. Jim Cooper Zot 89.5
11. Lynne Green Kurt 87.5
12. Heidi Hanson Pete 85.5
13. Donna Donahue Kate 85 (sister to Pete)
14. Jeff Marroni Mick 84 Ditto to Dee!!!
15. Ian Caldicott Joe Kidd 82
16. Diane Pagel Nan 79
17. Maggi McClure Kep 78.5
18. George MacDonald Chris 77
19. Jim Cooper Kyle 76
20. Bob Hickman Mojo 75 The only one to get the sheep in the 'Hickman Hole' (three sided pen)
21. Brian Ricards Mig 73
22. Dave Imas Russel 57 yes, that's how you
spell Russel....
23.Josie Cowan Tristan 48
24. Brian Ricards Doc 32 first out , tough spot to be with this difficult course
25. Sue MacDonald Bess 19 Just couldn't get those buggers to move off the set out spot!!!
26. Ian Caldicott Bear RT
27. Bonnie Block Dan RT
28. Sue MacDonald Blitz RT
29. Dee Marroni Dharma RT
30. Linda DeJong Charlie RT

Nursery day 1
9 teams to the post 90 points possible
1. Dave Imas Cap 83.5
2. Jeff Marroni Carmen 78
3. Maggi McClure Gwen 76
4. Donna Donahue Taff 63
5. Jim Cooper Amos 53.5
6. Linda DeJong Pooka 53.5
7. Dee Marroni Q 52
8. Becki Maloney Finn RT
9. Becki Maloney Kirby DQ

Open results day two!
26 teams to the post 110 points possible
1. Ian Caldicott Joe Kidd 88.5
2. Maggi McClure Kep 88.5 Tie broken on out work
3. Bob Hickman Mojo 87.5
4. Jim Cooper Zot 83
5. Maggi McClure Lil 81
6. Donna Donahue Davy 80 there's one of those retired dogs again!
7. Sue MacDonald Bess 79
8. Sue MacDonald Jan 78
9. Brian Ricards Mig 78
10. Jim Cooper Kyle 77.5
11. Diane Pagel Tess 76
12. Fran Macpherson Maud 73
13. George MacDonald Huck 70
14. Linda DeJong Michael 67.5
15. Diane Pagel Nan 67
16. Sue MacDonald Blitz 66
17. Donna Donahue Kate 64
18. Brian Ricards Doc 63
19. Heidi Hanson Pete 62
20. Linda DeJong Charlie 61
21. Josie Cowan Tristan 59
22. Bonnie Block Dan 55
23. Diane Pagel Lucy 49.5
24. Ian Caldicott Bear RT
25. Dave Imas Russel RT
26. George MacDonald Chris RT

Nursery Day two
8 teams to the post 90 points possible
1. Becki Maloney Kirby 77.5
2. Maggi McClure Gwen 75
3. Linda DeJong Pooka 64
4. Jim Cooper Amos 62
5. Becki Maloney Finn 55
6. Fran Macpherson Mirk 53
7. Donna Donahue Taff RT
8. Dave Imas Cap RT

First class on the course was the nursery class
6 teams to the post with 90 points possible
Nursery three
1. Dave Imas Cap 72
2. Becki Maloney Finn 61
3. Maggi McClure Gwen 45
4. Becki Maloney Kirby 43.5
5. Jim Cooper Amos RT
6. Donna Donahue Taff RT

Pro Novice
34 teams to the post 90 points possible
1. Karen Mohney Grit 80 How on earth do you do this? Drive 6 hours to get here, run your dogs and drive 6 hours to get home, all in the same day!!! AND win your class!!!
2. Fran Macpherson OK Jud 77 Did I hear correctly... retiring him this year?
3. Gael Gann Chip 71
4. Jim cooper Amos 70
5. Pamela Harding Caymus 67.5 rescue dog!
6. Josie Cowan Tib 67
7. Dave Imas Cap 65
8. Ursula Pettyjohn Pete 62.5
9. Becki Maloney Yank 60
10. Janet Thorpe Scott 59
11. Karen Combs Buddy 55
12. Karen Mohney Maverick 55
13. Judy Norris Glee 55
14.Bill Barnett Dutch 55 Good to see you again Bill! It's been way too long!
15. Susan Crocker Zen 54.5 Kelpie
16. Richard White Theo 50
17. Josie Cowan Cheilidh 45
18. Nora Linbo Tilly 40
19. Gael Gann Sweet 39
20. Bill Barnett Rex 39
21. Judy Norris kasey 34.5
22. Norm Rivers Scotia 31
23. Linda DeJong Pooka 30
24.Jeanne Boudrieau Rocky RT
25. Maggi McClure Betty RT
26. Maggi McClure Johnny Rt
27.Sandy Johnson Troy RT
28. Fran Macpherson Mirk RT
29. Sandy Johnson Taite RT
30. Vickie Romero Skye RT
31. Susan Crocker Rani RT Kelpie
32.Sandra Katzen Zephyr RT
33. Kathy Rivers Mike Did not want to be scored
34. Karen Mohney Ajax 76.5 Non compete

Ranch class
21 teams to the post 80 points possible
1. Janet Thorpe Scott 75 Great Run! That's the way to go out in Ranch and move up to Pro Novice!!!
2. Jorgen Persson Merdck 74 Very nice to meet you. Hope to see you and Merdck again!
3. Nora Linbo Nick 72
4. Karen Combs Skye 71.5
5. Kent Bradley Ming 69
Very nice to meet you Kent. Hope to see you again!
6. Bob Hickman Trooper 68
7. Kent Bradley Crook 67.5 I like this dog!
8. Josie Cowan Tib 65
9. Sandra Katzen Zephyr 58
10. Judy Norris Britt 5 7
11. Judy Norris Abby 47.5
12. Josie Cowan Ceilidh 46
13. Fran Macpherson Mirk 41
14. Kathleen Torkelson Emma 41 Emma's not only pretty, but has talent!
15. Diane Pagel Sava RT
16. Norm Rivers Lana RT rescue dog
17. Bill Barnett Mike RT
18. Sandra Katzen Lark RT
19. Marge Strom Kirra RT
20. Linda DeJong Kelly RT
21. Sue MacDonald Wink RT

Novice Novice
We had a mistake in the tally of scores, but that's ok! You'll just notice a small shift of placings at the top of the list. Those that got awards still keep them!
16 teams to the post with 60 points possible
1. Jorgen Persson Merdc 59 OUT OF 60!!! Lost 1 point on the lift!
2. Janice Bryant Flo 57 Never been to a dog trial before, but uses her dog on her large flock just down the road from us. Way to go Janice and Flo!
3. Vicki Romero Jess 55 This is the corrected run. The pen score wasn't right the first time around...
4. Kent Bradley Ming 53
5. Gael Gann 50
6. Kathleen Torkelso Emma 50
7. Karen Combs Skye 49
8. Kent Bradley Crook 47
9. Karen Combs Tex 45
10. Sandra Katzen Lark 42
11. Jennifer Kriegel Zanie 39 Our only junior handler! Nice job and welcome to our family!
12. Suzy Smith Belle RT our only cattle dog.
13. Janet Thorpe Rainy RT
14. Jeanne Boudrieau Rocky 54 Non compete
15. Bill Barnett Mike 5 Non compete
That's it! Thanks for coming and see a lot of you at Whidbey Island!

Written by: Sue and George


Jodi said...

Kent! Nice to see your name out there! You guys did awesome! Way to go! I love your dog!

And Jeanne! You go, girl! I didn't realize it was YOU that bought Rocky until like a week after meeting you. Quick, aren't I? ;-) I hope he's working well for you.

Hillcrest Border Collies said...

Hey, Jenifer's Zanie is a Mick x Jen girl. She is a littermate to Havoc who Murray is bringing out at Ian's trial. Jenifer has done so much with that little girl, it is amazing.