Championship Invite Criteria

There are several ways to earn an Invite

    1. 2017 National Championships 1st-3rd place finishers in each division will receive an invite.
    2. 2018 Qualifying events
      1. DISTANCE: 2 Invites will be awarded in each Open & Lap distance division at each qualifying event. Starting 2017, ALL qualifier events will be by-average. Invites will be awarded based on:
        1. Minimum 3 splashes at the event.
        2. Overall average of ALL splashes.
          1. Top 2 dogs in EACH Open division, by average, will receive an invite. If either of the Top 2 dogs have already earned an invite prior to current event, the invite will roll down to the next eligible dog.
        3. Any invite earned by qualifier, overrides an invite by title, even at the same event.
      2. AIR RETRIEVE:
        1. Each Qualifier that offers AR the overall scores from the event’s AR competition will serve as the qualifier for AR. All AR splashes will be combined to calculate the TOP score for each dog.
          1. The TOP OPEN dog in each of the Novice, Junior, Senior, Master and Elite AR divisions for the overall event will earn an invite. If any of the Top finishing dogs have already earned an invite prior to current event, the invite will roll down to the next eligible dog.
          2. The TOP LAP dog in each of the Novice, Junior, Senior, Master and Elite in Lap AR for the overall event will earn an invite. If any of the Top finishing dogs have already earned an invite prior to current event, the invite will roll down to the next eligible dog
        2. Any invite earned by qualifier, overrides an invite by title, even at the same event.
      3. By Title: Earn an Advanced or Excellent title in the current year. This applies to BOTH Open. Lap and AR, individually.
      4. By Breed: The best of each verified breed in the 2018 season will earn an invite. (Average of the Top 10 scores of current year. This applies to OPEN and LAP jumps only. This does not include AR. This invite does NOT roll down.)
      5. By Rankings: Any dog that finishes the year in the TOP 10 in Rankings by Division AND does NOT have an invite, will earn an invite. This is based on an average of your top 10 scores of current year.
        1. For Lap, AR and Veterans, the same rule above will be applied.

 

Please note: If a dog earns an invite in a division either higher or lower than their end of year average, NADD reserves the right to move them either up or down for the Championships. We will inform any owners of any possible changes before they accept their invite.

Note: Invites will not roll down by rankings. A dog Must finish the year in the TOP 10 in their division to earn the invite.

 

Requirements

These requirements are for all dogs.

  • An invite is to the dog. It is not handler or owner-specific.
  • The division that the dog will compete in at the National Championships will be based on:
    • Open (Lap and Veteran) Each dog’s average (minimum 15 jumps, average of Top 10) for the current year, as calculated by NADD’s calendar (Oct 16th 2017 until Oct 15th, 2018). We will not offer appeals this year. Whatever your dog’s average is on Oct 15th, is the division they will compete in.
    • AR (Open of Lap) Each dog’s average (minimum 5 jumps, average of Top 5. Also, if the Top 5 jumps are at the split of a division, then the divison with them ost jumps will be the assigned division) for the current year, as calculated by NADD’s calendar (Oct 16th 2017 until Oct 15th, 2018). We will not offer appeals this year. Whatever your dog’s average is on Oct 15th, is the division they will compete in.
  • To accept an invite (see above criteria for each type of invite) and enter the NADD/AKC/Eukanuba National Championships, a dog must have jumped the required number of splashes (15 for Open, Lap and Veteran, 5 for AR) for each type of invite during the current year. Acceptance and entry information will be available Oct 2018.
  • Any lap dog that earns an invite, MUST have been verified by height.
  • Invites will be sent and accepted by email, it is the handlers responsibly to be sure that NADD has a current and active email. This can be done through the member portal.

 

NADD reserves the right to amend these requirements & rules at any time. If we do, we will make public notification to the webpage and on the NADD Facebook page.

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