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2015 Grand National Board of Directors Annual Meeting
11-4-15. Bucktail Hotel Marienville, PA
Left to right around the table
Secretary Dave Fletcher
President Dick Brenneman
V.P / Lake States region; Brian Wood
Grouse Futurity and Invitational Secretary George Johnson
V.P. Northeast region ; Lloyd Murray
V.P. Mid Atlantic region ; Dave Hughes
Dr. Roger Mcphearson
2015 Grand National Grouse Championship winners
L-R Bob and Janet Watts, Dave Hughes (handler of Full Blast) Mark Hughes with Champion Full Blast, Joe Cammissa (judge), Robert Ecker with Runner Up Bud of Piney Woods, Mike Husenits (judge), Dave Fletcher, Mike Spotts (reporter) Dick and Helen Brenneman
1st-Blast Off ESM owned by Justin Evans and handled by Marc Forman
2nd-Long Gone Mersadies ESF owned by Lloyd Murray and handled by Dave Hughes
3rd-All Out ESM owned and handled by Thor Kain
4th-Shady Hills Whiskey Bonfire owned by Steve Chiapinni and handled by Scott Forman
L-R Marc Forman, Justin Evans with Blast Off, Larry Sutter (reporter) Dave Hughes with Long Gone Mersadies, Jeff Crum (judge), Thor Kain with All Out, Dave Bogle (judge), Scott Forman with Shady Hills Whiskey Bonfire
The Grand National Grouse Championship will be held in Marienville, PA starting on Tuesday, November 3rd.
The Grouse Futurity will also be held in Marienville, starting on Sunday, November 1st.
Full particulars on both events will be advertised at a later date.
Left to Right
1.Springfields Side Kick
Owner: Dave D’DHulster
2 Northwoods Iron Maiden
Owner :Tom Beauchamp
Breeder : jerry Kolter
3 Willwoods Squig
Owner : Chris D’Matteo
Owner : Dave D’Hulster
Breeder: Dave ‘
This is the first Time since I
Have been secretary of the Fututity that pups from
The same litter has taken three
Places in the Puppy Classic-George Johnson
Champion Upper Cove Billie Babe
Runner Up Terhaar’s Rogue
Upper Cove Billie Babe is the “day dog” again for day 2. The call backs are as follows:
Course 1 Loleta 8:00 am
Upper Cove Billie Babe
In reserve if needed (no particular order)
Long Gone Buckwheat
Rock land Ridge McGraw
Grouse Ridge Force
Congratulations to Upper Cove Billie Babe, named “Day Dog” for the first day’s running. She is handled by Scott Forman and owned by John Capocci.
Birds were seen on every course. We will resume tomorrow at 8:00 am on course 1 Loleta.
Here is a picture of honorary Invitational Stake Manager Howard Kerr receiving a plaque of achievement for his years of service to the Grand National. Presenting the award is Grand National Grouse & Woodcock Invitational and Futurity Secretary George Johnson.