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Winter Classic Friday Judging Change
Posted on 01/15/2014 in Coonhounds.

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The United Kennel Club has received word that Lyndell Price of Virginia will have to cancel his assignment as Bench Show judge at the Winter Classic. After experiencing some chest pains recently the visit to the doctors office revealed the unfortunate news of having a total of five different blockages in his arteries. Further consultation has been set for January 23rd (the day before the show). It is expected that he will need to have open heart surgery shortly thereafter. The UKC wishes Mr. Price a successful surgery and recovery.

Thanks to Mr. Sid Underwood of Glen Rose, Texas for accepting the judging assignment on such short notice.

Assignment: Winter Classic – Friday Bench Show. Includes Top Ten, Dual Champions, Pairs and the Registered Category.

Born in Fort Worth, a native of southwestern Dallas County, Sidney Underwood has now for the past 26 years called Glen Rose, Texas home. He has three grown children. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is currently employed by Luminant Power at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant where he serves as the Property Manager. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys football fan and has been a season ticket holder since their days in the Cotton Bowl.

Underwood is the author of several publications including Depression Desparado, The Chronicle of Raymond Hamilton. This is the story of a West Dallas outlaw whom ran with Bonnie and Clyde. Since the mid-60’s Underwood penned numerous articles for various coonhound magazines including COONHOUND BLOODLINES.

Underwood has been an avid coon hunter since 1962. In 1966, along with James Higgins, he founded Fish Creek Treeing Walkers. That same year he joined the Treeing Walker Breeders & Fanciers Association. He served on their board for several years and was named Outstanding Member in 1982. He was a charter member of the former East Texas and Tawakoni Coon Hunters Association in Quinlan, Texas. He is a member of and served on the board of the Texas State Coon Hunters Association for several years. He also served as a Field Representative for the United Kennel Club in the early 1980’s.

Underwood has been judging coonhound shows since 1972. He was the last individual to solely judge Autumn Oaks back in 1988. His major judging resume includes several Texas State Championships, Pete D’Andre Walker Sectionals, Treeing Walker Days, American Heritages, Bluetick Fall Roundup, Battle of the Breeds and judged the UKC World Championship on two separate occasions.

Mr. Underwood appreciates the opportunity to serve as a Bench Show Judge at the UKC Winter Classic and is looking forward to it.