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2006 World Retriever Championship Location and Dates Official

Enhance Professional Athlete World Retriever Championship, presented by SportDog 2006 

The Enhance Professional Athlete (brand dog food) World Retriever Championship, presented by Sportdog Brand, is slated for the first week of May, 2006.  Flint Oak, in Fall River, KS will be the site for this event, again featuring the largest purse in retriever history. 

 We have a Champion for 2006! Brick Hejlik wiht Indy!

 First place: $25,000 and the world title  Brick Hejlik with Indy - 190.75 points  

 Second Place: $7500  Jenny Grasse with Sera. 187 points  

 Third Place: $3,000 in cash & prizes Stacey West with Abbie - 182 points  

 Fourth Place: $1,000 in cash & prizes Stacey West with Rankin - 181.72 points  

 Just Like the Name, it will be Bigger and Better!

 “Flint Oak is truly a Disneyworld for the retriever and outdoors enthusiast” states Operations Manager Jeff Oakes. 

 Located not terribly far from Wichita, KS and within striking distance of Tulsa, OK, Flint Oak is among America's premiere sportsman’s resorts. 

 During the May 1 to May 7, 2006 event, competitors and spectators to the event will have a host of amenities of which they can take advantage.  The location boasts a 140 bed lodging capacity with full meal service and dining capabilities.  Recreational activities include sporting clays and 5-stand as well as fishing opportunities.   A Pool & Spa, Game room and other amenities are all featured on site.  ( www.flintoak.com)

 100 Most Qualified Retrievers alternating Hunt Test/Field Trial

 In its second year, the World Retriever Championship will feature a ten series elimination style competition utilizing “Olympic style judging”.  100 retrievers, some from Field Trial and some from Hunt Test backgrounds will square off, alternating Field Trial series, then Hunt test.  A coin toss at the handler’s dinner on Sunday night will determine the order.

Four judges will preside over the event, two from a Field Trial and two from a Hunt Test background.  Paul Young – Groton, CT (Hunt Test); Richard Dresser – Ontario, Canada (Field Trial) ; John Haverstock – Dallas, TX (Field Trial); Dave Mealman – Lakeville, MN (Hunt Test)

 2005 Sponsors Return for Year Two

 This event, which pays out a $25,000.00 cash purse to the first place finisher, would not be possible without the support of each of its sponsors.  Enhance Professional Athlete Brand Dog Food, Sportdog Brand, Dogs Afield, Avery Outdoors, D.J. Calls, Ainley Fabrication, and Rich N Tone calls are standing behind the event for a second year.  OLN TV, which carried two one hour programs covering the March 2005 Inaugural event, intends to provide similar coverage for the 2006 Championship.

 Top 20 Finishers Automatically Invited Back

 Of the 2005 World Retriever Championship Field, the top 20 scoring retrievers are automatically invited back for second event.  After a brief grace period, applications will open for spots, similar to the process utilized in 2005.  For 2006, a reduced entry fee will be featured for applications submitted before a deadline of August 1, 2005.

 Please see www.worldretrieverchampionship.com for detailed information on the event.

 - Christopher D. Atkinson
– Secretary and Chief Operating Officer,
World Retriever Championship, Inc.

 We Have a 2005 WRC Champion!  Congratulations to Alex Washburn and Ready on their win!

First place: $25,000 and the world title:  
Alex Washburn with Coolwater's Ready to go. 188 points  

Second Place: $7500: Dan Heard with  
Taylorlab Downtown Dusty Brown (QAA '04 high pt. Derby Dog) 185 points  

Third Place: $3,000 in cash & prizes:  
Jim Haller with TKO's Elvis (QAA) 183 points  

Fourth Place: $1,000 in cash & prizes:  
Bill Hillman with Hawkeye's Coast Guard ('03 High Point derby)  

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