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2017 PKC National Championship Final - Play By Play

Postby Jerry Moll » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:11 pm

Flora, IL -
Sunday March 26, 2017

Final Cast Judge: Tom Wilson
Back Up Judge: Payton Roberson
Guide: Cole Dial
Panel: David Dial, Mike Lennon, Bud Hood
Play By Play Reporter: Cole Dial/Payton Roberson
Play By Play Announcer: Jerry Moll

The Final Cast and pedigrees of the Final Three hounds are shown below.

CH Stylish Molly
2010 Treeing Walker Female
Owners: Stylish Kennel of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
Handler: Nickey Hale of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

GCH Abbeys Last Trip
2010 Treeing Walker Male
Owner: Heath Johnson of Burnsville, Mississippi
Handler: Steve Yant of Sikeston, Missouri

GCH Wildbill
2013 Treeing Walker Male
Owners: Stokes/Shabel of Ramsey, Illinois
Handler: William Stokes of Ramsey, Illinois

Final Cast photos will begin at the Flora, Illinois Charley Brown Park at 6:00 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT) this evening. The weatherman predicts a high today of 63 degrees with a low of 49. The published time for sunset is 7:11 PM CDT and we expect about 60 degrees for "cut loose" time. We have a 15 mph southwest wind with a 20% chance of rain. Should be a great night of PKC Coonhunting. First place tonight pays $20,000, Second Place; $12,000 and Third Place; $6,000. This Final Cast shows promise of an epic shoot-out, so please stay tuned as the events unfold this evening. Good luck to all!!!
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The convoy of trucks has left Flora and are headed east to the casting grounds. We should have some action very shortly.
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The cast has arrived at the hunting spot. Leading dogs and collaring up
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Following a moment of prayer, led by Tom Wilson, the three hounds are cast into the darkness at 8:31 PM CDT
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Molly is quickly struck for 100 and Trip follows for 75
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Bill is stuck for 50
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Trip and Bill are working left-handed, while Molly gets deeper in the country
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The dogs are working through the timber in a big hardwood bottom
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Bill is declared treed for 100, time is running
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Before the minute is up, Trip is treed for 50
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Crossing a small slough, heading towards the first tree of the night
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Clean woods, very little undergrowth
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Den tree, circle up Bill & Trip
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Walking the minute
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Molly is heard, Bill & Trip are recast
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Tom took a dip in the creek, everyone helped him out
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Minute is up, six now working on Molly
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Six broke, no word from Bill and Trip yet
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Molly is tapping around on a tree, not enough for a stationary rule just yet
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Tree Molly for 100
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She is back behind the trucks now
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Interesting statistic; the Final Three Handlers tonight have a combined PKC lifetime earnings of $426,046
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Nickey; $161,413. Steve; $165,436 and Bill; $99,197.
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Back to the action
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Molly is handled on a big tree next to another slough
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Shine time started
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The coon are taking a little break tonight, another den. Circle up Molly for 200
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Walking the minute
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Bill & Trip are re-struck for a quarter and Trip treed deep for 100
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Molly is recast
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Molly re-struck for a quarter
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Molly gets hooked up once again for 100
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As the cast treks toward Trip, Payton goes with Nickey to handle Molly
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David is whining that these young guys and independent dogs are wearing him out
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Payton and Nickey have arrived at Molly's tree and she is handled
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The remainder of the cast is now at Trip's tree, Bill is found there also. Both are leashed
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On another BIG tree
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The evidence is spotted, giving Trip 125+ and Bill 25-
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Both Bill & Trip are now leash-locked as they walk back toward Nickey, Molly & Payton
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David is hoping BIG VERN can come around to pick them up when this is over
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It's half-time and the cast is just about back to Molly
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The cast has arrived at Molly's tree
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Shine time started
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Another fairly large tree
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Molly is circled up for 125
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With all the dogs handled, the cast decides to call time out and get back to where they intended to hunt
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With 49 minutes and 30 seconds remaining, here's how the scores stand at this point:
Molly; 325c
Trip; 125+, 125c
Bill; 25-, 150c
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Dogs have been recast
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Minute expired
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Molly is struck for 100
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Very close by
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Six is working
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Six broke
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Molly treed for 100
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Other two have been quiet
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Another big tree, shine time started
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Circle up Molly again for 200
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Walking the minute
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Molly has been recast
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Nobody struck at this point
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Molly is struck in for 100
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Six is working
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Déjà vu all over again
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Six is broke
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Cast tightening up on Molly, still no word from others
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Bill struck for 75 left handed
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Six a workin'
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Bill opened and broke six
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Less than 8 minutes remaining
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Cast tightening up on dogs
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Hunt is over, delete Molly's & Bill's strikes
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First place 2017 PKC National Champion and $20,000 Winner is; GCH Abbeys Last Trip with 125+

Second place 2017 PKC Reserve National Champion and $12,000 Winner is; CH Stylish Molly with 525c

Third place and $6,000 winner is; GCH Wildbill with 25-
Please prepare yourself and your hound. Hunt the dog, read the Blue Book, and your Good Book!
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