The Purina Top Coverdog of the Year Award Award

and it's

Companion Derby Award

in honor of

William Harnden Foster

Awarded Annually to the Top Dog in Grouse and Woodcock Trials



Any Articles or Discussions on this Site are not the Views or Endorsed by Nestle - Purina


Current Standings

 

     Here are the UNREVISED standings.  There are likely to be some errors and changes as it becomes public.  Let's work together to get it correct.  Remember that the trials listed must be open and pay a purse.  The derby stakes,  in addition,  must accompany an open,  all-breed,  multiple course grouse/woodcock stake.

 

      The standings are listed in the following tables and beneath those the dogs are listed in no particular order along with the trials and number of points.  The points come from entries,  not starters. Again,  this is not the final list as there are likely corrections to be made.  Thank you all for your co-operation

 

 

Purina Coverdog Award in Honor of William Harnden Foster  

Rules for the Purina Award in honor of William Harnden Foster 

 

Shooting Dog/ AA

 The overall rules for the awards are that the trials must be open, pay a significant purse, and must not limit entries. Championships and classics generally do not limit entries anyhow, so most of these apply to derby stakes. Not always do situations and developments fit neatly into a set of rules. The awards shall try to be generous in their interpretations and make decisions based on past practice and common sense.

Field trials are public events and the results are public facts. The awards use public results of the trials to calculate the points tallies for the winning dogs. The Awards are independent of trial clubs and do not require clubs to advertise, promote the award, nor does any club or individual need to apply in any way for points. This also means that neither clubs, nor individuals can choose to 'opt out.' An individual may choose to refuse to accept the winner's check, but the dog will still be listed as the winner of the award.

The awards would rather that clubs do not advertise a trial for awards points, but if clubs do so, we suggest that they print "points eligible." Whether points are actually awarded to that trial or stake depends on whether all the criteria established by the awards have been met for that particular stake. If a club advertises that it is a "points trial" and then points are not awarded, it is the responsibility of the club for this action.

1. All Open Championships that run on Ruffed grouse and/or North American Woodcock count for points. In addition, The Kilkenny Classic and The Armstrong Umbel Classic are points eligible.

 2. The trial must not limit entries or refuse any eligible runnable dogs as defined by The Minimum Requirements For Dogs.  

 3. A purse deemed significant must awarded to the winning handlers.

4. A new club or a new stake must be run for two years to have a chance to be points eligible. The club should run in accordance to the other listed criteria during this period to best assure points eligibility during this probationary period.

5. Significant format changes of a stake which may result in a significant points swing may also take 2 years until the higher points kick in.

 

  Points are awarded as follows:

      Champion:                 12       X       # of entries.

      Runner up:                  8       X       #  of entries

Hour Classic

      Classic winner            8       X       # of entries

      Classic runner-up      2       X       # of entries

 

 Should a championship stake be reverted to a shooting dog stake,  points will be awarded to the first two places as in an hour classic. If a classic is reverted to a shoting dog stake, no points will be awarded.  

 

Derby Points


1. A derby stake must be scheduled and run in conjunction with a scheduled and officially recognized open, all-breed, all-age, broke dog stake in order to be eligible for points.

2. The trial must not limit entries or refuse any eligible runnable dogs as defined by The Minimum Requirements For Dogs.

3. A purse deemed significant must awarded to the winning handlers.

4. A new club or a new stake must be run for two years to have a chance to be points eligible. The club should run in accordance to the other listed criteria during this period to best assure points eligibility during this probationary period.

5. Significant format changes of a stake which may result in significant points swing may also take 2 years until the higher points kick in.

 

6. The points shall be calculated as follows:

1/2 hour:

First Place:            4     X     # of entries.

Second Place:       2     X     # of entries.

Third Place:          1     X     # of entries.

 1 hour doubles the points.
 
Any new rules shall require a majority vote by the board to enact. Overturning or changing any existing rule shall require a 60% vote by the board.

 

 

 

Click Here for Table of Current Standings

This opens a table that along the bottom of the table are tabs to open the various awards




 

Seminatore Award

Rules of the Michael A. Seminatore Award

1) It is a setter award conducted in conjunction with the English Setter Fund.

 2) All open cover (grouse and woodcock) championships and one classic from each Grand National Region (Kilkenny Classic,  Fruchey Classic & Armstrong-Smith Classic) are eligible for points.  

3). Trial clubs are not to restrict eligible dogs or handlers in any way from entering or competing.      A.  A significant purse must be awarded.  

4).  Points are awarded as follows:     

Champion:              12      X     # of entries.    

Runner up:               8       X     #  of entries   

Classic winner          8      X     # of entries   

Classic runner-up    4      X     # of entries  

Classic 3rd place      2      X     # of entries  

Should a championship be reverted,  points will awarded as a classic.  

5)  Clubs are not required to advertise this award in the American Field as a condition of receiving points for the winners.  Clubs are also warned that advertising the trial as a 'points trial' does not make it so  if,  due to some rare circumstance,  a rule violation (American Field or Seminatore Award) might render a placement or a trial ineligible for points.) 

If a club does advertise,  it is therefore suggested that it uses "Michael A. Seminatore points eligible."








How They Got their Points

Scroll down or use the link to go to the  award you want to look at

 

Seminatore Award            Purina Derby Award            Flanagan Derby Award


Purina Coverdog

 

 

Seminatore Award

 


Purina Derby Award

 

Suemac's Coventry PF MacPherson/Hughes 302

 Bill Kearns Derby 2nd 16 32

White Mountain Derby Classic 1st 14 56

NA Woodcock Fut. 2Nd 11 22

Richard Shear National Grouse Derby(hour) 1st 24 192

 

 

Springfield's Showgirl ESF D'Hulster/D'Hulster-Hughes 297

 Venango Fall 1st 12 48

Nittany Valley Spring 2nd 13 26

Venango Spring 3rd 23 23

Richard Shear National Grouse Derby(hour) 2nd 23 96

Beaverton Spring (Hour) 2nd 13 104

 

 

Grouse Hill Dixie PF Copocci/Forman 216

 Northern NE Woodcock Derby 1st 6 24

Davis E. Blakley Derby Classic 2nd 19 36

Venango Spring Trial 1st 23 92

Brittany Championship Derby 1st 16 64

 

 

DunRoven's Gary ESM Hollister-Harang/Hollister 203

Lake States Ch Derby 3rd 15 15

Northern MI CH derby 1st 19 76

Eaton Classic (Beaverton) 1st 15 60

Dell Todd Derby (Hour) 2nd 13 52

 

 

Straight Forward ESF Brenneman 157

 Davis E. Blakley Derby Classic 1st 19 72

Nittany Valley Fall Trial 1st 9 36

Venango Rich Tuttle Classic 2nd 12 2

West Branch Fall 3rd 12 12

Nittany Valley Spring 3rd 13 13

 

 

TerHaar's Rogue ESM TerHaar 124

 Lake States Ch Derby 1st 15 60

Ruffed Grouse Spring 1st 16 64

 

Springfield's You're O K ESF D'Hulster/Hughes 112

 Venango Fall 3rd 12 12

West Branch Spring Derby 1st 17 68

Brittany Championship Fall Derby 2nd 16 32

 

  

Fernwoods Cove Bella ESF Gill/Dahl 92

 NA Woodcock Futurity 1st 11 44

Grouse Futurity 1st 12 48

 

Northwoods Chardonnay ESF Kolter 85

 Moose River Spring Derby 1st 17 68

Minnesota Grouse Dog Club Spring Derby 3rd 17 17

 

 

Autumn's Double Dot PF Harang/Chaffee 76

 MI Woodcock CH Derby 1st 19 76

 

 

TerHaar's Daisy ESF TerHaar 70

 MI Woodcock Ch Derby 2nd 19 38

RG Spring Derby 2nd 16 32

 

 

Northwoods Chablis ESF Kolter 68

 Moose River Spring Derby 2nd 17 34

Minnesota Grouse Dog Club Spring Derby 2nd 17 34

 

 Northwoods Lager ESM Kolter 68

 Minnesota Grouse Dog Club Spring Derby 1st 17 68

 

 

Beech Hill Ike ESM Locher 64

 Bill Kearns Derby Classic 1st 16 64

 

 

Spitfire ESF Spotts 61

 Nittany Valley Spring 1st 13 52

Nittany Valley Fall 3rd 9 9

 

Willy ESM Smith 60

 Jack Plyler Derby 1st 15 60

 

 

Meredith's Ed Deguello ESM Keyser/Chaffee 56

 Lake States Ch Derby 2nd 15 30

Dell Todd Derby (Hour) 3rd 13 26





Flanagan Derby Award



Springfield's Showgirl ESF D'Hulster/D'Hulster-Hughes 297

 Venango Fall 1st 12 48

Nittany Valley Spring 2nd 13 26

Venango Spring 3rd 23 23

Richard Shear National Grouse Derby(hour) 2nd 23 96

Beaverton Spring (Hour) 2nd 13 104

 

 

DunRoven's Gary ESM Hollister-Harang/Hollister 203

Lake States Ch Derby 3rd 15 15

Northern MI CH derby 1st 19 76

Eaton Classic (Beaverton) 1st 15 60

Dell Todd Derby (Hour) 2nd 13 52

 

 

Straight Forward ESF Brenneman 157

 Davis E. Blakley Derby Classic 1st 19 72

Nittany Valley Fall Trial 1st 9 36

Venango Rich Tuttle Classic 2nd 12 2

West Branch Fall 3rd 12 12

Nittany Valley Spring 3rd 13 13

 

 

TerHaar's Rogue ESM TerHaar 124

 Lake States Ch Derby 1st 15 60

Ruffed Grouse Spring 1st 16 64

 

Springfield's You're O K ESF D'Hulster/Hughes 112

 Venango Fall 3rd 12 12

West Branch Spring Derby 1st 17 68

Brittany Championship Fall Derby 2nd 16 32

 

  

Fernwoods Cove Bella ESF Gill/Dahl 92

 NA Woodcock Futurity 1st 11 44

Grouse Futurity 1st 12 48

 

Northwoods Chardonnay ESF Kolter 85

 Moose River Spring Derby 1st 17 68

Minnesota Grouse Dog Club Spring Derby 3rd 17 17

 

 

TerHaar's Daisy ESF TerHaar 70

 MI Woodcock Ch Derby 2nd 19 38

RG Spring Derby 2nd 16 32

 

 

Northwoods Chablis ESF Kolter 68

 Moose River Spring Derby 2nd 17 34

Minnesota Grouse Dog Club Spring Derby 2nd 17 34

 

 Northwoods Lager ESM Kolter 68

 Minnesota Grouse Dog Club Spring Derby 1st 17 68

 

 

Beech Hill Ike ESM Locher 64

 Bill Kearns Derby Classic 1st 16 64

 

 

Spitfire ESF Spotts 61

 Nittany Valley Spring 1st 13 52

Nittany Valley Fall 3rd 9 9

 

Willy ESM Smith 60

 Jack Plyler Derby 1st 15 60

 

 

Meredith's Ed Deguello ESM Keyser/Chaffee 56

 Lake States Ch Derby 2nd 15 30

Dell Todd Derby (Hour) 3rd 13 26