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WestRover's Aloha Summer Splash

June 4, 2020 - June 7, 2020 (Thursday - Sunday)

This is a qualifier event for the National Diving Dog Championships.

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Location

9689 Highway 55
Westover, AL 35185
205-223-7294
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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Registration

  • Online registration closes 06/01/2020 at midnight (CST).
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $23.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $28.00 (USD) per dog.
  • Payment is required at check-in (cash preferred). Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.
  • "Day of Show" entries may be available until limits are reached: 45 dogs per Splash (Distance Jump), 14 dogs per Splash (Air Retrieve), unless otherwise specified.

Event Contact Info

Website: www.westroverwatersports.com/

Contact Email Address: wildwestk9f2@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 205-223-7294

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to four minutes on the dock for one optional practice jump and two judged jumps. You must inform the judge prior to your jump if you want it to be considered a "practice jump".
  • The jump order is set by a posted running order. Each splash closes 30 minutes prior to start time. Failure to be present at the beginning of the splash can result if the forfeiture of jumping in that splash.
  • Each distance jumping Splash allows 2 judged jumps, back to back. The longest jump of them will be your Qualifying Score.
  • You can earn a Diving Dog Title at this event. You must have five Qualifying Scores within a Division. NADD titles are recognized by the AKC and CKC through their recognition programs. View their applications here (AKC) and here (CKC).
  • Please read the official NADD Rules before you attend the Trial.

National Championship Qualifier

This is a qualifier event for the National Diving Dog Championships.
  • In order to qualify, each dog must have a minimum of three splashes completed at this event. We then take the average of the top three jumps from the event for each dog. Only the top dog in each division will receive an automatic invite to the National Championships.
  • Jumps in all the Splashes will count towards your NADD/AKC titles.
  • The Air Retrieve qualifier will be based on the highest score achieved at the event. In both Open & Lap, the Top Finisher for each division will earn invites.

Try-its at this event

  • Try-its will be allowed as space permits and during Splashes if no competitors are waiting to jump. Try-its cost $10.00 for two Try-it tickets. These tickets may be used on any day of the competition.

Schedule

Thursday, Jun 4, 2020
  • 05:00 pm: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash)

Friday, Jun 5, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #2 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:00 pm: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

  • 05:00 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve)

Saturday, Jun 6, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:00 pm: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

  • 05:00 pm: Splash #302 (Hydro Dash)

Sunday, Jun 7, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:00 pm: Splash #11 (Distance Jump)

  • 05:00 pm: Splash #12 (Distance Jump)

Other Notes

WestRover COVID19 Plan

 

Event Type: Jump Blocks

  • Thursday HD: 5pm
  • Friday - Sunday: 3 groups (Morning Distance 9am-12pm, AR or HD 12pm-2pm, Afternoon Distance 2pm until finished)

 

No on-site registration will be available without prior approval. A wait list will be started for full splashes and you can get on the waitlist by emailing us with your name, your dog's name, NADD #, and desired splashes to wildwestk9f2@gmail.com

 

Social / Physical Distancing

  • WestRover Staff, Judges & Volunteers
    • Staff, Judges and Volunteers will maintain and attempt to enforce the 6-foot distance rule at all times.
    • Administration workers will be required to use hand sanitizer (provided) anytime they exit or enter the administration area.
    • Judges must remain in the judging area and only leave for judge rotation or for emergency reasons.
  • Attendees
    • All attendees must maintain the 6-ft distance rule at all times
      • Family groups or groups traveling together are encouraged but not required to maintain a 6-ft distance
    • All attendees are expected to bring their own hand sanitizer and any other type of disinfecting/sanitation product they wish to use for their own use
    • Masks are encouraged but not required
  • Admin and/or Check-In Area
    • Check-in: All check-in will be done at your vehicle upon arriving to the WestRover Facility. The WR staff, wearing masks and gloves will check you in for all splashes, collect signed waivers, accept payment and instruct you where to park
    • Admin Table:  There will be a six-foot barrier around the admin table and the admin table will be off limits to competitors.  Admin workers will be required to use hand sanitizer any time they enter or exit the admin area
    • Payments: Prepayment can be made through Paypal. A payment link will be provided after the official closing date of the event.  Cash and checks will be accepted onsite and will be taken during the check in process.  If paying by cash, please have correct change. Credit Cards will not be accepted on site.    
    • Registration: Preregistration is required
    • Ribbons: There will be a separate ribbon table for competitors to pick up their ribbons.
      • Ribbons will be placed in a Ziplock bag labeled with the dog’s name and placed on a table away from the admin area.
      • The Ziplock bag will contain the dog’s ribbons for all the current day’s splashes and will be available only after the competitor has completed all their current day’s splashes
  • Competition Area
    • As with all WestRover Water Sports events, the near side of the pool (side closest to admin area) is only accessible by NADD judges, facility owners and one (1) photographer
    • Air Retrieve and Hydro Dash splashes allow 1-2 WestRover volunteers to work the AR/HD rig
    • There will be hand sanitizers or disinfectant wipes at the entrance and exit gates. Competitors are required to use these or their own sanitizer/disinfectant wipes prior to entering and exiting.  There will be a trash can at the exit gate to dispose of used wipes
    • NADD’s existing distance limit for all dogs will still be in effect
      • NADD rule VI.iii - “Dogs must be kept on a 6 feet or shorter leash. Flexi leashes & long lines are NOT allowed in the NADD competition area"
      • NADD rule VI.v - “Dogs should be kept under close handler control. A safe distance (approx. 8 ft.) must be kept between all dogs"
    • A running order will be posted near the entrance gate. Block times will be e-mailed ahead of time so competitors know when they will be jumping.  We will also make regular announcements over the PA to alert competitors that their turn is coming up

 

  • Crating / Parking Area
    • Upon arrival, the staff will instruct the competitor where to park. There will be at least 10 “block-time use only” parking spots setup around the pool.  These parking spots are for use during the competitors assigned block time.  We are encouraging competitors to use these “block-time use only” parking spots since they will only be on site for a short time each day.
    • If the competitor prefers to setup a tent, the staff will instruct the competitor where to park so they can leave their tent up overnight. The property is designed so that each competitor may crate out of their cars or crate under an easy-up directly beside/behind their vehicle. There is plenty of shade around the competition area and the event staff will ensure that there is a minimum of 6 feet between tents

 

Event Structure

  • Time Block
    • This event will be run using a time block structure which allows the facility to limit the number of people on premise at one time. We will divide the distance splash entries into two groups (Morning and Afternoon).  We will have our AR / HD group jump in the middle of the day.
    • During your assigned time block, you will be able to complete a maximum of 4 splashes, depending on what you signed up for. The splashes will be done in rotation and not back to back.
    • There will be a separate time block for AR/HD in the middle of the day
    • The final running order and scheduled time blocks will be emailed a few days before the event starts
    • Competitors may arrive 45 minutes prior to their scheduled block time to check in and warm up their dogs.

 

Sanitation

  • Gates: All gates will be thoroughly sanitized between each time block of competitors.
    • Hand sanitizers or disinfectant wipes will be provided at the entrance and exit gates. Competitors are required to use these or their own hand sanitizers/disinfectant wipes prior to entering and exiting.  There will be a trash can at the exit gate to dispose of used wipes
    • If competitors wish to wear gloves or use a protective layer (i.e. towel, Kleenex, etc.) to open/close gates on the dock, we encourage them to provide their own protection.
  • Dock: The dock will be blown off in between each jump block and all latches and handles wiped with disinfectant wipes
  • Dog Waste Stations: Dog waste stations will be available throughout the property and easily-accessible for all competitors.
  • Porta Potty: Our porta potty will be available. There will be a table next to the porta potty with hand sanitizer, wipes and Lysol spray.  The porta potty will be disinfected in between each block time

 

On-Site Food Option

  • Mo’s BBQ: A favorite local BBQ food truck will be on-site for this event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mo’s is prepared to follow our State and Local social distancing and food service sanitation guidelines.
    • 6-foot spaces will be marked leading up to the Mo’s food truck order window
    • Mo’s accepts cash only
  • Other: If you do not feel comfortable purchasing food from Mo’s, you are more than welcome to bring your own food, drinks and snacks for you and your family onto the property.

 

THERE ARE NO DAY OF ENTRIES OR TRY-ITS AT THIS EVENT!!

 

All Competitors Must sign and return the following 3 waivers! 

CLICK HERE to view and download the NADD event waiver.

 

CLICK HERE to view and download the NADD COVID-19 waiver.

 

CLICK HERE to view and download the WestRover waiver

 

Our dock is located behind 280 Animal Medical Center.  There is plenty of space for parking and easy ups.   Please follow signs for parking.

 

Dry Camping Available

RVs/Campers $15 per night

Tents $10 per night

Contact Jennifer @ wildwestk9f2@gmail.com to reserve a spot

 

Pet Friendly Area Hotels

Candlewood Suites Birmingham-Hoover (13.1 miles east of the dock)

600 Corporate Ridge Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242

(205) 991-0272

**Candlewood Suites is offering a block of rooms for this event.  Contact them directly to get the special rate

 

Key West Inn (12 miles east of the dock)

32210 Hwy 280, Childersburg, AL, 35044

(256) 378-0337

 

Hyatt Place Inverness (13.8 miles west of the dock)

4686 Highway 280 E, Birmingham, AL, 35242

(205) 995-9242

 

La Quinta Inn Inverness (14.2 miles west of the dock)

513 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham, AL, 35242

(205) 995-9990

 

RV Parks

Birmingham South RV Park (18.3 miles from the dock)

513 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham, AL, 35242

(205) 664-8832

http://www.bhamsouthrvpark.com/

 

Dogs in Heat

No dogs in heat will be allowed at any time.

 

Leash Policy

No retractable leashes will be allowed.


Dogs must remain on leash at all times unless on the dock.

This event is no longer open for registration.
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