The Ohio Region Elimination Trial was held at the Columbia
Game Club, Sullivan Ohio April 16 and 17. The weather was not cooperative as
usual for this time of the year in Ohio. There were heavy rains on Saturday and
Sunday brought gale force winds. A special thanks to our officials for the event,
Chairman Suvoyee Rudd Ohio Region President and Field Marshalls Rick Hill and Scott Joachimi.
Our Judges were Ashley, Bob, and Matt McCandless from the Kentucky Region and Brian McConnell from the Indiana Region.
Our hard working bird planter was Mike Mulberry, also from the Kentucky Region. We are appreciative all the work they put in often under some miserable
conditions to make the Region Elimination Trial a success.
During the break for lunch on Saturday, Region President
Suvoyee Rudd chaired a Region meeting where new officers were elected. Treasurer
Don Stir also provided the latest region financial report. The Region officers,
board members and membership have all done a great job this year in keeping the region on solid financial ground. It takes everyone’s hard work and dedication to make that happen.
Congratulations to our new Ohio Region Officers: President Rex Messner, First Vice President Derek Plyler, Second Vice President Mike Akey, Treasurer Don Stir, and Secretary Shawn Farrell.
Saturday evening a dinner, awards and auction were held
at the South Cuyahoga Sportsman Association’s new club house. Special awards were given as follows:
Novice Handler - Steve Detherage
Most Improved Handler - Tom Berry
Judge of the Year - Cephus Hogan
Dog of the Year - Deleijen Gus owned and handled by Derek
Sportsman of the Year - Jayne Abney
In appreciation for his dedicated service to the Ohio
Region, Suvoyee Rudd Ohio Region President was recognized with an award.
The High Point Dog of the Year was Westwinds Might Moe
owned and handled by Bob Vibonese Jr. Moe was also the Ohio Region High Point
Dog in the 2009-2010 season.
The Ohio Region Top Ten Dogs were recognized – each
receiving a jacket embroidered with the dog’s name.
Doc - Randy Cunningham
Ben - Teresa Rudd
Dillion - Bob Vibonese Sr.
Shelly - Deb
Ten - Tom Daniel
Dolly - Rod Howard
Jim - Teresa Rudd
Mindy - Derek Plyler
Moonie - Scott Joachimi
Thanks to everyone that helped to make the
Ohio Region sucessful this year!