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2020 Drawing of the Grand National Grouse Championship

Grand National Grouse Championship
78th Running November 3, 2020
Gladwin Field Trial Area Meredith, Michigan
Start Time 8:00am each Morning
Courses: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16. Will start each morning where we leave off.

Brace Dog’s Name B/S Handler
1. Hifive’s Power Line p/m Minard
1. Grouse Hill Bullet Proof s/m M Forman

2. Bud of Piney Wood p/m Ecker
2. Dun Roven’s Drifter s/m Hollister

3. Hershner’s Thunderbolt Jet s/m T Chaffee
3 Pistol Grip s/m M Hughes

4. Leslie Jiggster s/m S Forman
4. Braggabull p/f M Hughes

5. Rebellious Fearless Fred s/m Luebke/Forman
5. Thorn Apple Cody s/m Minard

6. Phillips Moonlight Lilly i/s s/f D Hughes
6. Ghost Train Sassy s/f Fruchey

7. Anna Lake Sophie i/s s/f D Hughes
7. Snyders Full Rage i/s s/f S Chaffee

8. A Distant Spec i/s p/f M Hughes
8. Bawl of Fire Slipper p/f Minard

9. Jars Way LeRoy s/m M Hughes
9. Grouse Hill Smokey p/m M Forman

10. Highbanks Down N Dirty p/f S Chaffee
10. Full Breeze i/s s/f D Hughes

11. Baxter’s Apache John s/m Peters
11. LaSombra p/m D Hughes

12. Highbanks Back N Black p/m Chaffee/Nelson
12. Pond Road Pete s/m Hollister

13. Double Deuce Zeke p/m D Hughes
13. Attitudes True Grit s/m Ecker

14. Blast Off s/m M Forman
14. Wayward Flying Tomato s/m M Hughes

15. Hifives Top Shelf p/f Minard
15. Sumac’s Sashay i/s p/f M Hughes

16. Shady Hills Whiskey Bonfire s/m S Forman
16. Flycast Rollie Fingers s/m S Chaffee

17. Rebellious Boisterous Bart s/m Luebke/Forman
17. All Out s/m S Chaffee

18. Travel Alert s/m Holmes
18. I’ll Be Back s/m M Hughes

19. Wild Apple Siri p/f Minard
19. Snyder’s Pioneer Scout s/m T Chaffee

20. Grouse Trails Tuscarora p/m M Hughes
20. Fireside Aidan s/m T Chaffee

21. Deciding Point i/s s/f D Hughes
21. Out of the Shadows s/f Wheelock

22. Cal Peak 100th Meridian p/m M Hughes
22. Angels Envy s/f Wheelock

23. Melville Sureshot Buck s/m S Forman
23 Maximum Resistance s/m Ecker

24. Bo Of Piney Wood p/m Ecker
24. Double Deuce Oscar p/m McMillen/Hughes

25. Bax-stars Doc Holiday gsp/m Baxter
25. Bawl of Fire Charlie p/f Minard

26. Upper Ammonoosuc Violet s/f Ecker
26 Faith’s Maximum Justice p/m DeLong

27. Boston p/m Ecker
27. Game Winner s/m D Hughes

28. Double Deuce Sage p/f McMillen/Hughes
28. Nobody’s Shadow s/m Wheelock

29. Sterlingsworth Jack s/m Ecker
29. Warrior Zeke p/m M Hughes

30. Grouse Ridge Larry s/m Hollister
30. Double Deuce Dexter p/m D Hughes

31. Texas Elhew Bodie p/m M Forman
31. Hershner’s Grouse Gunner s/m S Chaffee

32. Kendall Hill’s Dawson Creek p/m M Hughes
32. Titanium Hammer p/m Minard

33. Ponderosa Mac s/m S Chaffee
33. Wildland Warrior p/f M Hughes

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Special Annoucement

The Executive board of the Grand National Grouse Championship has decided that in the best interest of everyone’s health the Monday Nights Banquet and the Tuesday and Wednesday’s membership and Board of Directors meetings be canceled this year.  There will be an attempt made to hold a virtual Board of Directors meeting after the first of the year to take care of the annual business of the club.

Respectfully Submitted by Richard Brenneman and Tom Fruchey.

November 2020 Banquet and BOD meeting cancelled due to health and safety concerns.

The Executive board of the Grand National Grouse Championship has decided that in the best interest of everyone’s health the Monday Nights Banquet and the Tuesday and Wednesday’s membership and Board of Directors meetings be canceled this year.  There will be an attempt made to hold a virtual Board of Directors meeting after the first of the year to take care of the annual business of the club.
Respectfully Submitted by Richard Brenneman and Tom Fruchey

2020 Spring Trial Cancellations

After careful consideration of the information at hand, grounds availability and hosting issues, the Secretaries of The Pennsylvania Grouse Trial Clubs are cancelling all Field Trials for the Spring of 2020.

In addition, the Grand National Grouse Executive Board have decided to cancel The Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational Championship and The Grand National Puppy Classic.

Cancellations include:
The Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational Championship
The Grand National Puppy Classic.
The Ontario Championship
The Amateur Invitational Coverdog Classic Scheduled for April 18th and 19th
The Venango Grouse Trial
The Pennsylvania Grouse Trial
Nittany Valley Grouse Trial

2017 Grand National Grouse Puppy Classic

2017 Puppy Classic Placements

1st Place- Full Breeze- setter female(Full Blast x Straight Forward), Bob Watts and Dick Brenneman- Breeder/owner , Thor Kain – Handler

2nd Place- Asper Hill Pippi- setter female,(Full Blast x ShadyHills Girly) Mike Oxenrider- owner/ handler, ShadyHills kennel- breeder 

3rd Place – Knob Mountain Mayhem-setter male,(Full Blast x Straight Forward) Mike Spotts -owner/ handler, Bob Watts and Dick Brenneman – breeder

4th Place – Braggabull – pointer female ( Bullybragg x Bullerina) Mark Hughes -owner/handler, Ernie and Karen Saniga – breeders. 

Thank you to Pat Cooke and John Cappocci for judging this years Puppy Classic. Another big thanks goes to Peter and Katy Flanagan for letting us use their beautiful grounds. The course had bird cover, open woods to show a dog and big field at the end to finish a dog going away to the front. And finally thank you to the breeders and owners that support the Grouse Futurity. Hope to see you all this fall in Michigan at the Futurity. 

A few pictures from the Puppy Classic….

Tom Coulter(rt side) came down from Canada to run his pup. His friend Cliff Durk also ran a pup and their wives were along to see what it was about.


Judges Pat Cooke and John Capocci


View from the gallery 


Kids and mud, big fun


Winners pic