2018 National Open Championship
Championship Winners. Front (l-r): Richard Warters, Robert Ecker, and Noah Russell with Champion Bo of Piney Woods, Sean Melvin with Runner Up Black River Ruby, Judges Dave Hughes and John Outlaw. Surrounded by trial participants.
2018 National Amateur Championship
The Winners. From front left: Judge Bruce Conover, Verlene Stephenson with Runner Up Champion Shadow’s Carolina Molly, Ken Black (Champion handler), Judge Howard Schultz, and Bobby Phillips (scout) with Champion Brown’s Brute Ace.
Joe Camissa, Scott Chaffee (judge), Dennis Kivikko with Champion Pirate’s Mean Louise, Chris Catanzarite, Mark Hughes with Runner Up Suemac’s Sashay, and Bert Benshoof (judge)
Bob’s Elhew Holly with her owner Bob Phillips, Sam Giddens (judge), Eric Russell (judge), and Matthew Phillips with Runner Up Phillips Half Moon
Mid Atlantic Regional Championship
The Winners. From left: John Campoli (judge), Champion Attitude’s True Grit with Robert Ecker, Rod Clagg (judge), Chris Catanzarite, and Runner Up Hifive’s Passin Time with Garry Malzone and Jillian Stuhr
Northeast Regional Championship
The Winners. From left: Judge Rich Giuliano, Winning handler Robert Ecker, Mike Spotts with Champion Islander, Richard Warters, and judge Jim Curtin. Runner Up Champion Daddy’s Little Boy Butch, his handler John Stolgits, and his owner Paul Scott were not available for the photo.
Great Lakes Regional Championship
Championship Winners. From left: Bryan Wood, Judge Neal Minard, John Bodo with Pepper Jack Wood, Judge Boyd Sutfin, Garry Malzone and Jillian Stuhr with Hifive’s Passin Time, Ron Levitan
Southeast Regional Championship
Championship Winners. From left: Sean Melvin with Runner Up Heavy Chevy Jason , Garry Malzone with Champion Indian Creek Bocephus