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Entries Close Saturday September 1, 2007





American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association (AWPGA)

AKC Licensed Show/Event


ALL Breed TD and TDX Tests

Event Numbers 2007462807 and 2007462808


Test Limited to 4 TD and 4 TDX entries


Tuesday September 18, 2007

Track Draw Times TD - 7:30 AM; TDX - 9:30 AM


Gryphon Ranch

1760 Lincoln Creek Road

Rochester, WA 98579




American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association


President:                                Jon Pease

Vice President:                       Philippe Roca

Secretary:                                Cathie Jarnot

Treasurer:                                Jay Hoth

Board of Directors:                Susan Tarricone, Ann Allen, Lonnie Carroll


Tracking Test Committee


Chair: Susan Tarricone; 145 Sutro Rd.; Dayton, NV 89403; (775) 246-8410

Members of American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association


Test Entry / Limitations


Test Limited to 4 TD and 4 TDX entries. If the entry limit is not reached in one test and the entry limit is exceeded in the other test, the number of tracks may be exchanged through plotting day, up to a maximum of 12 TDs or 6 TDXs. The following substitution rule will be used: 2 TDs = 1 TDX.


Closing Date: Saturday September 1, 2007, 5:00 PM after which time entries cannot be accepted.


Entry Fee: TD - $50.00; TDX - $90.00. Fee includes $2.00 AKC Recording and Service Fees. Make checks payable in $US to: American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association (AWPGA)


All entries will be accepted until the official closing date and time, even if the advertised limit has been reached.


Certification: Each TD entry must be accompanied by an original certification issued by an AKC approved tracking judge. Dogs that possess a title of TD are exempt from this requirement.


Mail all entries with fees payable to AWPGA to

Joseph Gonyeau

AWPGA Tracking Test Secretary

PO Box 1300

Goldendale, WA 98620-1300


Acknowledgement will be mailed by the Test Secretary after closing of entries. If an acknowledgment is not received within a reasonable time, please notify the Test Secretary at 509-773-1967 or Applicants who provide an e-mail address will be notified by e-mail.



Entry Drawing

A drawing to select entrants and alternates will be held on Saturday September 1, 2007 at 6:00 PM at Sodbusters Restaurant near the intersection of US 97 and WA State Highway 142 in Goldendale, Washington. Entrants are invited to attend.


The drawing will be random except that preference will be given, as follows:

(1) Wirehaired Pointing Griffons without a TD or TDX title, (2) Wirehaired Pointing Griffons with a TD or TDX title, (3) Other breeds without a TD or TDX title, (4) Other breeds with a TD or TDX title.


After 4 TD and 4 TDX entries have been drawn, all remaining entries will be assigned a numerical ranking on an alternate list corresponding to the order in which they were drawn.



Alternates will be asked to be at the test site in case of absent dogs. Alternates not used will receive full refund of entry fees. AWPGA will also refund fees to any confirmed entry who withdraws from the test, by written or phone notification to the Test Secretary, prior to the track draw on September 18, 2007 provided that an alternate entry participates in the test as a result of the withdrawal.


Track Draw

All TD dogs must be at the Test parking area by 7:30 AM, September 18, 2007. All TDX dogs must be at the Test parking area by 9:30 AM, September 18, 2007. At those designated times, a drawing will be held for tracks for each dog entered. The first track for each test will be run after the track aging requirement has been met. In the event of any absentees among confirmed entries, the next alternate, in catalog order, that is present, will be allowed to fill the vacancy.




Tracking Site Details

Parking: Sufficient parking is available at the Gryphon Ranch. Please do not block roadways or exit aisles with your car or setup.

Overnight Camping: Available at Gryphon Ranch with electrical hookups for $20 per night. Contact: (360) 736-0674.

Refreshments: Will be provided for exhibitors and spectators on the morning of the test.

Lunch: Will be provided onsite at Gryphon Ranch for donation only.


Emergency Contacts:

Veterinarian (on call): Scatter Creek Animal Hospital (360) 273-5908

Hospital: Providence Hospital; 1820 Cooks Hill Road; Centralia, WA(360) 736-2803

Emergency Response Coordinator: Carol Ptak; 1760 Lincoln Creek Road, Rochester, WA 98579 (360) 736-0674

Test Secretary: Joseph Gonyeau, (509) 773-1967 or, if unavailable, (509) 261-0557



AKC Rules, Regulations, and Risk

By their presence on the Test grounds, all exhibitors and spectators agree to abide by the AKC Rules and Regulations and to follow the instructions of the Tracking Committee to the best of their ability. The owner or agent entering a dog in a Tracking Test does so at their own risk.





An engraved plaque will be provided for each qualifying dog.


Directions to the Site:


From Interstate 5 heading south

Take Exit 88 - Highway 12 head west. Make the first left (within 0.25 miles from exit) onto Old Highway 99. There will be a Key Bank on your right. After approximately 2.2 miles, turn right on Prather Road. There is a sharp right on Prather Road about 4.6 miles from Old Highway 99. Turn left here on Michigan Hill Road. Continue one mile and turn right at the stop sign onto Lincoln Creek Road. Drive about 4 miles to the ranch. When the speed limit changes to 50 mph, the ranch is the next driveway on the right. Look for the large piece of driftwood at the edge of the driveway (depending on your imagination this looks either like a duck or seahorse). The mailbox is red with a grey roof.


From Interstate 5 heading north

Take Exit 81 - Route 507 Mellen Street. Turn left at the exit (follow the signs towards the hospital). Mellen Street changes name to Cooks Hill Road as you cross the bridge. Continue 4.4 miles on Cooks Hill Road to the stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign onto Lincoln Creek Road. Continue 7.7 miles to Gryphon Ranch. When the speed limit changes to 50 mph, the ranch is the next driveway on the right. The mailbox is red with a grey roof and the ranch will be on your right.


From the Factory Outlet Center in Centralia

Take Exit 82 - Harrison Street. Proceed west on Harrison to Galvin Road (Ace Hardware Store on the corner). Turn left at Galvin Road into Galvin. Galvin Road makes a sharp left in Galvin and become Lincoln Creek Road. Continue to the ranch on your right. The mailbox is red and grey and the ranch will be on your right.


Note - MapQuest is not recommended for planning a route to the ranch.