Carmel, California
July 13-16, 2000


July 13 - Western Regional Specialty (Conformation (Reg/Sweeps), Obedience. Juniors)
July 14 - NorCal Summer Specialty (Conformation (Reg/Sweeps))
July 13-14 - Agility Results
July 16 - Western Regional WC/WCX Test

**PHOTOS from July 13-14**

Carmel Middle School - Carmel, CA [click for map]


July 13 - Western Regional Specialty

7:30 am Obedience Trials begin
8:00 am Conformation begins
9:00 am Sweepstakes begins
12:00 pm Parade of Titleholders
1:00 pm Agility Trial
2:15 pm

Junior Showmanship

Evening Western Regional Dinner (starts after judging)

July 14 - NorCal GRC Specialty
July 15 - Del Monte Kennel Club all-breed show
July 16 - Del Monte Kennel Club all-breed show
July 16 - WC/WCX


Breed - Michelle Billings
Dogs - Michelle Billings
Bitches - Bernadette Cox
Sweepstakes - Tonya Struble
Juniors - Bernadette Cox
Obedience - Jill Jones, Curt Cunningham
Agility - Nancy Gyes

Conformation- Ms. Michelle L. Billings (Ring 1)


Regular class dogs (77)

Puppy dogs 6-9 months (14)
Puppy dogs 9-12 months (11)

12:00pm Lunch break

Dogs 12-18 months (13)
Bred-by Exhibitor dogs (9)
American-bred dogs (7)
Open Dogs (23)

Winners Dog

Non-Regular dog class entries (5)

Veteran Dogs (8-10 yr) (4)
Hunting Retriever Dog (1)

(15-minute break before Best of Breed judging)

BEST OF BREED (22 dogs, 13 bitches)

Stud Dogs (3)
Brood Bitches (4)

Conformation- Mrs. Bernadette F. Cox (Ring 2)


Regular class bitches (111)

Puppy bitches 6-9 months (17)
Puppy bitches 9-12 months (8)
Bitches 12-18 months (17)
Novice Bitches (2)

Bred-by Exhibitor bitches (8)
American-bred bitches (13)
Open bitches (46)

Winners Bitch

12:00pm Lunch break

Non-Regular Bitch class entries (15)

Veteran Bitches (8-10 yr) (8)
Veteran Bitches (10-12 yr) (5)
Veteran Bitches (12+ yr) (1)
Hunting Retriever Bitches (1)

Junior Showmanship- Mrs. Bernadette F. Cox (Ring 2)


Novice Juniors (1)
Open Juniors (6)
Open Seniors (3)

Best Junior Handler

Puppy Sweepstakes- Mrs. Tonya Struble (Ring 3)


Puppy dogs 6-9 months (11)
Puppy dogs 9-12 months (11)
Dogs 12-15 months (8)
Dogs 15-18 months (2)

Puppy bitches 6-9 months (14)
Puppy bitches 9-12 months (5)
Bitches 12-15 months (9)
Bitches 15-18 months (7)

Best in Puppy Sweepstakes

Veteran Sweepstakes- Mrs. Tonya Struble (Ring 3)


Veteran Dogs (8-10 yr) (4)
Veteran Bitches (8-10 yr) (5)
Veteran Bitches (10-12 yr) (4)
Veteran Bitches (12+ yr) (1)

Best in Veteran Sweepstakes

12:00 noon - Parade of Titleholders (Ring 3)

Obedience Trial - Mrs. Jill K. Jones (Ring 4)


Utility B (11)


Utility A (6)

10:20am Open A (7)
11:20am Veterans (5)
12:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm Graduate Novice (4)
Brace (5)
Teams (2) [judged with Mr. Cunningham]

Obedience Trial - Mr. Curtis Cunningham (Ring 5)


Novice B (13)


Novice A (6)

10:00am Open B (19)



Show Chair: Donna Walston (
Agility Chair: Eileen Oshiro (
WC/WCX Co-Chairs: Jean Mott ( and Terry Alexander (

Agility Trial

July 13 - starting time 1 PM
Classes for Golden Retrievers only

Judge: Nancy Gyes (Standard and JWW class)
Entry Fee:
$23 first class, $13 second class

Secretary: Edwina Ryska (
6010 Roblar Road
Petaluma, CA 94952

Dinner at the Western Regional - YUM

The food this year really is fabulous! Serving starts right after judging. The aromas will drive everyone crazy! You can still go out to dinner other nights of their stay in Carmel. Treat your handlers to dinner! (it's cheaper than a dinner in Carmel, too!) And you don't need to go anywhere----- it will be right there on site.


Classic Caesar salad
Greek rice sald with Kalamatias and Feta
Spicy Asia noodles with Snow Peas and bok choy
Garlic and rosemary focaccia bread

From the grill:
Fabulous colorful grilled vegetables
Mesquite-grilled chicken breasts
Grilled Salmon fillets
Marinated sliced Tri-Tip of beef
Garlic sourdough bread

Dessert bar:
Home-baked cookies, brownies, bars

And you don't have to make any entree choices! Try all!

$30 per person.

To reserve, you can either send payment with your show entry, or send reservations/payment to:

PO Box 6272
c/o Brodrick
Salinas, CA 93912-6272

Hotels (Carmel area)

Hotels accepting dogs:

The Blue Sky Lodge (Carmel Valley): 831/659-2256
The Cypress Inn (Carmel Village): 831/624-3871
Wayside Inn (Carmel) 831/624-5336
Vagabond's House Inn (Carmel): 800/262-1262
The Forest Lodge (Carmel): 831/624-7023
Super 8/Marina: 831/384-1800
Super 8/Salinas: 831/373-3081
Motel 6/Marina: 831/384-1000
Motel 6/Monterey: 831/646-8585

The Blue Sky and Cypress Inns are the closest to the show site; the others are within 15 minutes of it.

Make your reservations as soon as possible! Carmel is typically booked far in advance in the middle of the tourist season.

Be sure to check out our Local's Guide to the Carmel Area


Date: Sunday, July 16
Location: Grupe's Training Grounds in Lodi, CA.

(WC) Mark Grupe and Julie Cairns
(WCX) Nancy Foord and Joan Marsh

Secretary: (contact to obtain an entry form)
Scott Alexander (
5499 Sheridan Road
Sunol, CA 94586
(510) 623-9116

Entry fee: WC-$40 WCX-$45 (Includes complimentary continental breakfast and Handler's gift)


Closing Date for entries: June 23rd, 2000
**No phone entries will be accepted. All entries must be properly signed. All express deliveries must be marked for non-signature of the secretary.**

Limited Entry: 70 entrants

Check In: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM

Please note: Lodi in July can be VERY HOT. Please bring plenty of shade and water for both people and pooches!!!

If anyone planning on entering this test would like a copy of the GRCA article 'DISSECTING THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF AMERICA WORKING CERTIFICATE AND WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT PROGRAM Part II: WHAT A HANDLER SHOULD KNOW' by Julie Caruthers, (Chairman GRCA WC/WCX Committee), they can request it via an email to: Janet Wood

We are also pleased to announce that photographer Greg Gersbach will be on hand for fabulous outdoor portrait photography (of the dogs - not the people!).

Click here to see examples of his work!

Examples will also be on view at the Grupe clubhouse.

Nearby Motels that accept dogs: (nearby the WC/WCX location)

La Quinta
2710 March Lane
Stockton, CA 95219
(209) 952-7800

Comfort Inn
118 N. Cherokee Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 367-4848

Motel 6
6717 Plymouth Road
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 951-8120

Trailers & RVs:
Grupe's Training Grounds - $7.00/night (no hookups)

2 RV parks close with hookups:

KOA Campground (209) 334-0309
Mokelumme Beach Resort (209) 333-0340

If you have any questions, please call the WC/WCX Secretary listed above or Janet Wood (Field VP) (510) 787-2103


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