Field trials will be held on Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd at the Northern Illinois Brace Club in Roscoe, Illinois.

The FTAC Meeting will follow the Field Champion Class on Saturday.

Training will be allowed on the grounds Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29. Please contact the Field Trial Chair for additional information.

Meals and Accomodations

  • Breakfast ($7) and Lunch ($10) will be served Saturday and Sunday.
  • A Field Trial Banquet ($20/person) will be served Saturday, October 1st.
  • RV and Camping space will be available for a per-spot fee.
  • Please refer to the Field Trial Premium List when available for ALL information on RV, camping spots and purchasing meals.


The field trial site is about 12 miles from the host hotel, at 8702 Elevator Road, Roscoe, Illinois.

Judges' Assignments


  • FT Open All Age Dog Class: Cheri Faust and Larry Gohlke
  • FT Field Champion Class: Larry Gohlke and Bill Dyer


  • FT Open All Age Bitch Class: Cheri Faust and Larry Gohlke
  • FT Derby Class: Cheri Faust and Bill Dyer

Judges' Biographies

Cheri Faust, from Wisconsin, has judged over 200 Dachshund field trials, judged at the BHCA 2018 National field trial, has judged multiple Beagle trials (traditional brace, SPO, gundog brace) and two-couple pack, and is also a PBGV hunt test judge.

Bill Dyer, from Ohio, is a Beagle field trialer in all venues - traditional brace, gundog brace, SPO, and two-couple pack, as well as a Dachshund field trialer. He has judged multiple Basset Hound trials, and has judged a National field trail for Beagles, Bassets and Dachshunds (the Triple Crown).

Larry Gohlke, from Wisconsin, has judged hundreds of Dachshund trials, judged the BHCA National Field Trials in 2018 and in 2010. He has also judged multiple Beagle trials and two-couple pack, and done more things with dogs than most of us think of!

Lori Isaacson, from Texas, is a longtime Dachshund field trial judge who also owns Beagles that she has run in two-couple pack and SPO trials. She has judged multiple Beagle field trials and two-couple pack, and has judged Basset Hound field trials three times.

Stan Knoll, from Mississippi,  is a long-time Dachshund field trial judge and Top Ten competitor, who has also judged Beagle trails (traditional brace and gundog brace) as well as Beagle two-couple packs. Stan was your breakfast cook in 2018.

Patsy Leonberger, from Indiana, is a longtime Dachshund judge and earthdog test judge.  Patsy has also judged PBGV hunt tests and Beagle gundog brace.

Questions about this event? Email the event chairs: Marianne Lovejoy