2021 NEBGF Derby Championship and 2 Couple Pack Championship
The NEBGF held its 2021 Derby and 2 Couple Pack Championship at historic York and Adams Beagle Club on the last weekend in October. The weekend began with torrential rain that made travel a challenge but arrived we did and prepared for the Derby Championship on Saturday.
The morning began with President Blaine Grove welcoming the guests.
We of course take time to thank our sponsors without whom these events
would not take place. Garmin, Purina and Stone Creek have been great
partners with the NEBGF and we sincerely hope you will give them your
business. Winners of each Derby class earned a Garmin Alpha Mini Collar
while all placing hounds received Purina Dog Food and a Stone Creek
NEBGF FTS Jason Wiseman and I joyfully took entries while NEBGF Treasurer
Bruce McNeilly handled the raffle.
All four classes would run today so it was going to take some organization but the
members of York and Adams were ready and helpful as always.
Because of Covid and other issues, selecting judges for this event was a
coordinated effort. We are grateful for those who worked tirelessly to judge the
hounds these two days.
Our Derby Championship Judges
15 inch Male Derbies ( 12 Entries)
1st) Rock Solid Dirty Bruno - Jared Shade
2nd) Lang's Little Charlie Hustle - Dan and Max Lang
3rd) Goodwill Copper - Bruce McNeilly
4th) Bramble Run Croc - Blaine and Bryan Grove
NBQ) Cherokee Run Big Red - Ken Hakes
12 big males went to the field under judges Matt Slocum and Tony Barlow. When the dust settled it was Rock Solid Dirty Bruno hanging on for the pink ribbon and a Garmin Mini collar.
13 inch Male Derbies ( 10 entries)
1st) Slicker's Back Pack - Linda and Gary Slick
2nd) Santuit River's Doc Lector - Jeff Wiseman
3rd) Bramble Run Cruise - Blaine and Bryan Grove
4th) Silver Cup Punkin's Jack Frost - Jeff Sherman
NBQ) Slicker's Huckleberry Finn- Linda and Gary Slick
The 13 inch male class went to the field under Madeline Colon and her assistant ( Poppy) . Two packs of five were sorted through with Slicker's Back Pack (owned by Linda Slick and her husband) came out on top.
13 inch Female Derbies (11 Entries)
1st) Carreau's Seaside Sawyer - Gerald Carreau III
2nd) Lang's Little Hammer Down Holly - Dan Lang
3rd) Shady Acre's Dirty Caddy - Jared Shade
4th ) G Line's Sizzlin Stella - Jim Girafalco
NBQ) Lang's Little Minny Mia - Dan Lang
The little females had 11 entries and were judged by Mike Santos and Kyle Camerer. These were a collection of some of the best young females coming along this year and the judges had their work cut out for them. Carreau's Seaside Sawyer proved the winner of the Garmin Mini collar and the pink ribbon.
15 inch Female Derbies (7 entries)
1st) Honey Hollow Cece - Al and Matt Slocum
2nd) Honey Hollow Kari - Al and Matt Slocum
3rd) Rocky Marsh Lacy - Brandon DeHaven
4th) Burnt Church Farms Callie - Brad McMonical
NBQ) Shallow Creek Little Freckles - Madeline Colon
While there were only 7 entries in the 15 inch Derby class, the dogs did not disappoint. Judges Max Lang and Tommy Lienhard took copious notes and sorted through until Honey Hollow Cece (owned by Al and Matt Slocum) proved the winner.
Results from the NEBGF 2CP Championship
1st) Gibbles Golden Girls - John and Kim Gibble
2nd) The Clubbin Bitches - Jason Wiseman and Bob Ford
3rd) Barlow's Bunch- Tony Barlow
4th ) Pigeon Hill George -Sam Lauchman
NBQ ) Harrisburg #2 -Marty Slasman
Sunday was the day of the NEBGF 2 Couple Pack Championship. If you have not experienced this format yet you should consider it. It is growing in popularity and the participants seem to be enjoying the idea that they can simply run their own pack. We were fortunate enough to have Rev Bob Ford in attendance for the invocation . After some instructions from the President and an auction , the dogs went to the field. The two judges for this event were Gerald Carreau Jr and Mike Leaman. These two did a fine job of sorting through 16 packs of some of the finest packs of hounds in the Northeast. 16 packs were entered and by day's end the team of Gibbles Golden Girls owned by Kim Gibble and her husband John walked away with the blue ribbon and a new Garmin Alpha Bundle.
And so, by the end of the day on Sunday, another successful championship event was complete . Our sincere thanks to the judges, sponsors and most importantly the participants who enjoyed spending a couple of days in the field with their beloved hounds. Aint that what its all about?
Northeast Beagle Gundog Federation