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2022 West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster

May 26, 2022 - May 30, 2022 (Thursday - Monday)

This is a qualifier event for NADD Regionals.

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Location

Kalamazoo County Expo & Fairgrounds
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
616-570-2896
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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Registration

  • Online registration closes 05/19/2022 at midnight (CST).
  • Price per splash for this event is $28.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Payment is required at check-in for all pre-registered splashes. 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

Contact Email Address: greatlakes@northamericadivingdogs.com

Contact Phone: 616-570-2896

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".
  • This event is being run by a NADD mobile dock. Info on parking and other event site info can be found on the event description or on our social media page.
  • This event is an Open Splash event. This is done at Portable Dock trials and other shows that have timing conflicts with other dog events. The time for each splash for the day will be set such as 9am for example for all the splashes. You have between the posted start time and end time (either before AR starts or the end of the last day, usually 3pm) to complete your splashes for the day. When you check in you will be handed “Splash Cards” for each splash that you pay for. When you are ready to jump during the day, hand a splash card to the wrangler to get put into the running order. It is the handler's responsibility to be sure to be present it before their turn to jump. Please be aware that at many events, the running order board fills very quickly and early in the day.
  • Please Note: You must pay for all pre registered splashes at time of check-in. Any splashes not paid for will be put back into the event's on-site registration availability list and result in a no-show. If you are registering multiple dogs there will be a no-show for each dog. You are responsible for all pre-registered splashes.
  • 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.

NADD Regionals Qualifier

This is a qualifier event for the NADD Diving Dog Regionals.
  • 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 3 dogs in each division will receive an automatic invite to the Regionals.
  • Jumps in all the Splashes will count towards your NADD/AKC titles.
  • The Air Retrieve and Hydro Dash 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.
  • AS TIME ALLOWS: Each competing dog will get one Try-it ticket per day that they are entered, to use for an extra practice round. The handler must request this ticket at check-in. Each dog will be given three minutes on the dock. If a Try-it or competing dog wishes to have more time, they may purchase additional tickets as timing allows.

Schedule

Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • 10:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

  • 10:00 am: Splash #2 (Distance Jump)

  • 10:00 am: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 05:00 pm: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash)

Friday, May 27, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

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

Saturday, May 28, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #10 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #11 (Distance Jump)

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

Sunday, May 29, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #12 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #13 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #14 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #15 (Distance Jump)

  • 05:00 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

Monday, May 30, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #16 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #17 (Distance Jump)

  • 09:00 am: Splash #18 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:00 pm: Splash #303 (Hydro Dash)

Other Notes

  • There is no set splash times for this event. We will have a run order board.  
  • After checking in and picking up your jump cards, please turn in your cards when you're ready to get in line for your jumps. You must be on the list to complete your jumps at least 2 hrs prior to the end of distance jumping for the day. 
  • Try it and practice dogs will be added in where time allows. Preference will be given to dogs with jump cards.

 

LOCATION

  • Kalamazoo County Expo & Fairgrounds

    2900 Lake Street

    Kalamazoo, MI 49048

  • Dock, pool, and crating space will be located in the infield. Please watch our Facebook page for updates regarding how to access this area (https://www.facebook.com/naddgreatlakesdock)

 

 

HOTEL & CAMPING INFORMATION

 

There are several pet friendly hotels in the area. Please see below for a listing. The show has provided these four hotels with a block. When making reservations, please ask for the 2022 AKC West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster Exhibitor Block rate.

 

Candlewood Suites

3443 Retail Place Dr.

Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Pet Fee - $25/night with a $75 cap

Cut Off Date - 4/24

 

Home 2 Suites by Hilton

303 N. Rose St

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Cut Off Date - 4/18

 

Staybridge Suites

2001 Seneca Blvd

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Pet Fee - $25/night

Cut Off Date - 4/28

 

TownePlace Suites

5683 S. 9th St

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Cut off Date 4/29

 

Camping is also available. Reservation form is available in the show premium. Please contact the show directly for reservations. (https://m.infodog.com/show/club_page.htm?ev=2022028702)

 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • All handlers will be required to sign the COVID-19 Waiver. This waiver can be found here (click).
  • Please wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer will be provided around the admin and dock areas.
  • Do not congregate around the admin table or judges.
  • Please respect a 6 foot social distance from NADD staff as well as other competitors.
  • If you feel sick, are sick, or have been around someone who is sick, please do not attend this event.

 

PARKING

  • You will need to pay the parking fee to get into the show venue. Parking is $5. We suggest bringing cash for parking.

 

CRATING

  • Crating space will be available around the dock area. Please watch our Facebook page for up to date details.
  • You can leave your crates setup in the designated area. NADD, AKC and the West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster is not responsible for lost/stolen/damaged items. Please plan accordingly.

 

DAY OF SHOW REGISTRATION

  • Day of show registration is currently available. This may change as the weekend moves along.
  • Please pre-register if at all possible!

 

TRY IT DOGS

  • We will have try its available. Tickets are $10/dog and allow you two turns with up to four minutes on the dock.
  • Your dog must be added to the board. Try it spots are limited as preference is given to dogs with jump cards.

 

This event is no longer open for registration.
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