The 2010 California Quail Championship utilized the Brooks Quarter Horse Ranch near Jamestown, CA, and was concluded during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 10. The Winner was Idaho's Lucky Strike, a pointer male that was owned and handled by Rich Heaton of Boise, ID. The Runnerup was Kelly Talk'n Smak, a pointer male that was owned and handled by Sean Kelly of Auburn, CA. Eighteen dogs were drawn and 17 started. The judges were Tom Griffin of Watsonville, CA and Bob Tennant of San Jose, CA. Nineteen dogs competed for top honors in the companion Jim Ingle Open Derby Classic, which featured 1-hour heats. Placed first was Wells Fargo Molly, a pointer female that was owned and handled by Paul Wells of Wilton, CA. Second place was awarded to Erin's River Road, a pointer male that is owned by Scott Jordan of Ogden, UT, and handled by Ritch Robertson. Third place went to Wells Fargo First Dude, a pointer male that was also owned and handled by Paul Wells. The derby was judged by Sean Kelly of Auburn, CA and Mike Stephens of Vacaville, CA.
From Dr. Hjerpe