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The Field Trial Specialty will be funded largely by a "Drawing". Tickets for the Drawing have been mailed out to many ACC members for selling and Donations. We have some really exciting prizes which are listed below. All prizes will be awarded and you need not be present to win. The Drawing will take place September 21, 2016, in MT, during the Field Trial evening events. Also there will be “Stellar Seller” rewards recognizing the efforts of our ticket sellers! Help support the Specialty and earn Specialty logo clothing at the same time.

Drawing for the American Chesapeake Club Field Trial Specialty

1st Prize   Benelli Super Black Eagle II ($1700 Value) -- ($1,500 Gift Card May Be Substituted as Winner’s Option)
An additional 1st Prize was awarded!   Winners of the 2 guns:  Val Jablonski/VA and Scott Bergman VA

2nd Prize Gunners Up Remote Launcher w/Bag
($400 Value)              winner is John Talley/MT
3rd Prize  GoPro Hero+ HD Camera w/Fetch Harness
($250 Value)    winner is  Mary Hanson/MN
4th Prize  Midland X-Talker 2-Way Radio 4-Pack
($140 Value)            winner is Ken Erikson/NJ

Date:  Drawing will be held on 9-21-2016 at 7:30 PM at the Specialty Field Trial 

Ticket Prices: $5 a ticket or $20 for a pack of 5 tickets. Email you will be sent the booklets to sell!
Return all stubs/money to:  2016 ACC FTS, PO Box 151, North Granby, CT 06060
All proceeds –after expenses– will benefit the American Chesapeake Club 2016 National Field Trial Specialty


Donation and Catalog Recognition Form

Cheer on the brown dogs, remember a special friend, pitch your kennel or if you cannot make it to the Specialty we still welcome your support. Minimum donation is $10 for up to a 3-line notice. Indicate on the attached form exactly how you wish yours to read, including your name.  You may also just make a Donation to the General Fund. 
      Print out:  Donation and Catalog Recognition Form    


Thanks for your Personal Donations and Support for the Field Trial

   William Ahrens
   Lynda Barber-Wiltse 
   Bruce Bauman 
   Stephanie Beach 
   Mario Beauregard 
   Scott R. Bergman 
   Jon Butler 
   Michael L. Coutu 
   William Davey 
   Moira Frank 
   Susan Grasso 
   Henry Hayes 
   Gerald Hopkins 
   Betsy Horn Humer 
   Roland Lerch 
   Andrew C. Letourneau 
   Thomas Lind 
   Richard F. McConnie 
   Michael C. Michaud 
   Barbara Moore 
   Michael Moscowitz 
   Barry P. Sales 
   Patrick L. Schoenekase 
   Edward Dean Smith   
   Bob Smith 
   Beverly Smith 
   Karen Sperle 
   Alexandra Starr 
   Sandy Thiel 
   Gregory Timberlake 
   Michael B. and Carolyn Volz   
  Linda Harger
  Erik Borg
  Maurine Coleman
  Michael Urbanowicz
  Gary Chambers

  Diane Mazy
  Tim Bonnema
  Redlion Kennel - Jane Pappler
  Sandra Dollar
  Chris and Karen Beste
  Gordon and Susan Dorsey
  Julie Reardon
 Carol Knapp

Thanks for the Sponsorship Donations from the following

Gunners Up
Gun Dog Supply
Kent Cartridge
Bora Maple Works
Martha Van Loan
Michael Steddum
Alice Taylor
Fischer Kennels and Duck Club
Retrieve R Trainer
Canvas Works, Inc
Janet Cain
Roger Pidney Davidson


- Catalog Ads -


Good luck to all!!

Jon & Carol Knapp

Dee & Chuck too!


Good Luck to all dogs and handlers from

Redlion Kennel

Jane Pappler





Remembering John Ackerman. Such a remarkable

and dear friend.  We will miss him so.

Susan Dorsey

Huge THANK YOU to our judges,

 landowners, volunteers, competitors,

and the Mission Valley Retriever Community

for all your help and support!

Christina Anderson

Chair, 2016 ACC FTS


Auction and Raffle

A Silent and Live Auction will be held in conjunction with the evening festivities, as well as a live raffle.  We need your donations!  Show your support with a gift basket highlighting your State, or help your Regional Director put together a basket from your region.  Check your shelves and closets!  Dog items, hunting items, metal, paper, big or small -- All items appreciated.  Donate Chessie memorabilia or training equipment, or maybe come up with something totally unique and surprise us all.   

Bring the item with you to the Specialty or email a description of the item to  and a note that you are mailing it ahead of time. Christina Anderson, PO Box 771, Ronan, MT 59864  480-276-8332


 Some of the Auction and Raffle Items that have been Donated!

Michael Steddum
donated these two prints. 


Alice Taylor
is sending the print of the chessie pups.

Dogtra 1900s Training Collar – Donated by Fischer’s Kennels and Hunt Club LLC

Retrieve-R-Trainer basic unit – Donated by Retrieve-R-Trainer

Two Vintage books with inscriptions donated by Diane Mazy

Antique ACC pin
(not sure - donated from Fleischman estate?)

Chessie Head print donated by Diane Mazy

Ceramic tile with vintage chessie print
 donated by Gary Chambers

Chessie pup print donated by Linda Harger


Gift Card for handlers jacket with ACC logo
from Golden Lakes Garments - donated by Tim Bonemma


3 Boxes of Advantix
 donated by Susan Dorsey

Bumper Bag
 donated by Lynda barber-Wiltse

Four - $25.00 Gift Certificates
 donated by Gun Dog Supply





In Memory of…Nancy Dougall Lowenthal
August 1, 1923-March 17, 2016

From childhood on, Chesapeakes were always by Nancy’s side.  She became a legendary dog trainer and breeder, and had two of the first Champion UD bitches in our breed.   Nancy was instrumental in the west coast expansion of the American Chesapeake Club and published several articles on the breed.   In 2002, she and Les, her husband of 60 years, received the American Chesapeake Club Lifetime Achievement Award.  She truly was a great woman loved by many.


In Memory of John Ackerman
October 20, 1946 – August 11, 2016

John was a Vietnam-era Naval Officer, expert Mining Engineer and accomplished Computer Consultant,  but most of all, John was an avid and life-long supporter of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.  John’s intellect and knowledge, combined with his love of this breed, led to a lifetime of achievements and friendships within the Chesapeake Bay Retriever community. 

John owned and trained numerous Chesapeake Bay Retrievers over the years including AFC Hurricane's Express Courier, Neutron's Meg's Hurricane Express Beau, and, his favorite to the end, Hurricane's Express Courier Trooper.

John was passionate about the field trial sport.  He was kind and generous and was a mentor to many of us who shared his passion for our dogs and competitive field trails.  He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.


Dual CH AFC Yakity's Shake Rattle 'N' Roll

Comet was a dream come true for her owners and breeders. Linda Harger and Tom Ivy were blessed with a true Comet, a Star shining bright. Her achievements were many. She earned 86 all age points by the age of eight and was a six time national qualifier . Comet brought honor to the breed - she was a fierce competitor, hard working, and an outstanding example of conformation. Our breed suffered a great loss with her early passing, yet we all have her memory and the pride she brought to each of us. God speed Comet....gone to soon.


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