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George Evans Amateur All Age Award
John S. O'Neall Sr
Herman F. Smith
Elwin G. Smith
Setter Shooting
Bill Conlin Setter Shooting Dog
Michael A. Seminatore
Setter Cover
Thomas Flanagan
Setter Cover
Victor B. MacNaughton
John O'Neall Jr.
Amateur Shooting Dog
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Michael A Seminatore Setter Cover Dog Award


Michael A. 

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Michael A Seminatore Setter Cover Dog Award
Purse - $1200

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2012 - River's Edge Sadie
Owner - Patrick Cooke
Handler - Marc Forman


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In 1990 the Michael A. Seminatore Setter Cover Dog Award was established.  Cover Dog individuals and clubs have worked to raise the funds to honor Michael A. Seminatore.  Seminatore had been tireless in his efforts to forward the competition of English Setters in cover dog trials.  (In Cover Dog trials the handlers are on foot.)  Prize - $1200.

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."

Michael Seminatore List

Armstrong-Ubel Cl (Penn)
Beaverton GDC George Fruchy Classic
Grand National Grouse Ch
Grand Natl Grouse Invitational
Grouse & Woodcock Invitational Ch
Kilkenny Classic (Spring)
Lake States Grouse Ch
Michigan Woodcock CH
Minnesota Grouse Ch
New England Open Grouse Ch
New York State Grouse Ch
North American Woodcock Ch
Northeastern Grouse&Woodcock CH
Northern New England Woodcock Ch
Northern New Hampshire Kilkenny OSD CL
Ontario Grouse Championship
Penn Grouse Ch
Rhode Island Grouse Dog Clb(Sp)
Southern New England Woodcock Ch
Wisconsin Cover Dog CH


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