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SOTC Scent Work Trial Information

SOTC's 2024 Scent Work Trials

April 27 & 28, 2024
Saturday and Sunday
2 trials each day

June 15, 2024
One Day Only, Saturday
2 Trials - Exteriors Only
Novice, Advanced, Excellent & Masters

Final Catalogs from the Trial:

Saturday Trial 1

Saturday Trial 2

Sunday Trial 1

Sunday Trial 2


Novice Trial 1
1st Place - Jessica Newcomb; Fia, Rottweiler, with a total of 38 seconds!!!
2nd Place - Michele Maier; Roux, Australian Shepherd, with a total time of 1 minute 13 seconds!

Novice Trial 2
1st Place - Allison Blakley: Bond, Border Collie, with a total of 2 minutes, 11 seconds!
2nd Place - Nancy Frakes: Flick, Border Collie, with a total of 3 minutes, 16 seconds!
3rd Place - Debbie Hemmings Cournoyer: Grainne, Irish Red and White Setter with a total of 5 minutes and 25 seconds

Advanced Trial 1
1st Place Stacy Thompson; Hannah, Australian Shepherd, 3 minutes 29 seconds

Advanced Trial 2
1st Place None

Excellent Trial 11st Place Marguerite Hart: Clementine, Rat Terrier, 3 minutes 8 seconds
2nd Place Mary Cummings; Natasha, Beagle, 3 minutes 56 seconds
3rd Place Lauren Thompson; Solo, Shetland Sheepdog, 4 minutes 45 seconds

Excellent Trial 2
1st Place - Jessica Newcomb: Ryker, Rottweiler, 3 minutes 52 seconds
2nd Place - Brigidanne Flynn: Tiarnan, Lab, 4 minutes, 33 seconds


Novice Trial 1
1st Place - Joanne Olivier: Radar, Lab, 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Place - Ann Benjamin: Dobby, Australian Shepherd, 1 minute and 30 seconds
3rd Place - Kathleen Kathy Nasci Vanderworken; Tori, Australian Cattle Dog, 1 minute 44 seconds

Novice Trial 2
1st Place - Charlotte Kapuschinsky; Boog, Lab, 1 minute 16 seconds
2nd Place - Dawn Sedorus: Sam, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, 2 minute 35 seconds

Advanced Trial 1
1st Place - Kathy Kogut: Maggie, Brittany, 1 minute 48 seconds
2nd Place - Deborah Zahn: Newt, Miniature American Shepherd, 1 minute 58 seconds
3rd Place -Debbie Hemmings Cournoyer: Kara, Gordon Setter, 2 minutes 25 seconds.

Advanced Trial 2
1st Place - Michele Maier: Vander, Australian Shepherd, 2 minutes 8 seconds
2nd Place - Debbie Hemmings Cournoyer; Kara, Gordon Setter, 2 minutes 45 seconds.
3rd Place - Gayle Erdman: Daisy, All American Dog, 5 minutes, 19 seconds.

Excellent Trial 1

Excellent Trial 2
1st. Place - Noelle Perry: Candor, Lab, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
2nd Place - Brigidanne Flynn: Tiarnan, Lab, 2 minutes 56 seconds.
3rd Place - Marguerite Hart: Clementine, Rat Terrier, 4 minutes, 1 second.

Entries Opened on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 10am ET
Entries Closed Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 6pm ET

Entry Method will be First Received. 

Judges: Nancy Allmann, Charlotte " Sally" Underwood-Miller, and Terri Botsford


Location of trial: The Liverpool Elk's Club
3730 Cold Springs Rd
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Welcome Letter with Directions: 2024JuneSWwelcomeletter.pdf

Directions only: DirectionsAndMaptoElksClub.pdf

Lay Out for Trial: ElksClubLayoutForTrial.pdf

We will be using the myK9Q program at our June 15th trial!

This program is an addon APP to the Trial Secretary's program.

It will allow Exhibitors to Check-In online.

The Gatekeepers will be able to manage their Gates using it and the Judges/Timers will be able to Score each dog live.

But wait, there's more! After each dog has completed their run, the Handler can go back to the APP and see their Preliminary Placement, LIVE!

Below are instructions so those that are entered in our Trial can set up the App on their cellphone or tablet a head of time and practice with it.

There's one set of instructions on installing the app and additional instructions for using it as an Exhibitor, Gatekeep and Timers/Judges. 

The Passcode for Exhibitors for this trial (June 2024) is e7784.   Gatekeeper and Timers/Judges will need to get the Passcode from Terri Botsford (   

Click here for instructions on installing the myK9Q App.

Click here for instructions for Exhibitors

Click here for instructions for Gatekeepers

Click here for instructions for Judges/Timers. 

The data in the APP right now is the real data for this weekend.  If you try it and it says no trials have been uploaded, that means we're working on it and are entering move-ups or changes.  

Any questions or problems, please email Terri Botsford (   

Don't worry, if need to move up, you can up until Noon the Tuesday before the trial.  Click here for AKC's Move up form

For more information, go to the SOTC Scent Work Facebook Group at or 

email Terri at or our Trial Secretary Sue at 

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PO Box 3457, Syracuse NY 13220-3457

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