Event Schedule (Proposed)

2017 NATIONALS PROPOSED EVENT SCHEDULE

(PLEASE NOTE: THE SCHEDULE AND RING CONFIGURATION ARE NOT FINAL AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ONCE ENTRIES ARE RECEIVED) 

WEDNESDAY

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm:

Site Setup (this will be just for the fencing – no unassigned volunteers or competitors please)

THURSDAY

  • 6:00 am – 4:00 pm:

Site Setup

  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

National Team Try-outs (Ring 3)

(Standard/Jumping w Weaves/International Snooker)

  • 2:00 pm – 7 pm:

Crating areas open for non-working volunteers

  • 4:00 – 7 pm:

Early Competitor/Volunteer Check in/Registration

FRIDAY

  • 6:30 – 7 pm:

Competitor/Volunteer Check in/Registration

  • 7:00 am:

Steeplechase and Warm-up rings open for general walk-throughs

  • 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Pre-qualification Competitors – report to PQ Ring 2 for general briefing and walk-through

Pre-qual Schedule of Events (First dog on line at 8 am):

PQ Ring 1 – Gamble 1

PQ Ring 2 – Jumpers 1

PQ Ring 1 – Standard 1

PQ Ring 1 – Standard 2

PQ Ring 2 – Jumpers 2

PQ Ring 1 – Gamble 2

** In order to avoid scheduling conflicts and because the AAC rules so dictate: pre-qual. competitors who have entered the Steeplechase events will run these rounds after their pre-qualification events are complete. They are not allowed to compete in any sanctioned or warm-up round during the pre-qualification competition.

  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm:

Ring 4 and Ring 6: AAC Sanctioned Steeplechase rounds

Ring 3 and Ring 5: Warm-up Rings

Contacts/Weaves/tunnels only – one ring is spec/vet the other regular height aframe – competitors can purchase warm-up tickets for both rings, but the aframe will not be adjusted. The total number of warm up runs available will be limited, if necessary.

  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm:

Junior Handler Nationals:

Ring 2 – Jumpers 1

Ring 1 – Standard 1

  • 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

Opening Ceremonies

Social gathering (bar open for sale of alcohol and regular beverages)

Junior Hander Podium Presentations

Pre-qualifier scoring announcements/ribbon presentation

Sanctioned Steeplechase event scores available for review

 

SATURDAY

  • 6:30 am – 7:15 am:

Six rings open for general walk-throughs – Gamblers 1, Standard 1, Jumpers 1

  • 7:30 am – 8:15 am:

Official Announcements/general site information if required from organizers; then Judges Briefings (to be conducted at a designated Gamble ring in both official languages) Judges will be introduced, events they are judging for that day announced, provide brief general Nationals rules review, then cover the Gamble briefing for that day’s gamble. They will answer any questions on the other two ring events, but will not go to those rings for specific briefings. This will be the only judge’s briefing for the day – no individual group briefings before each rotation. This allows the judges and volunteers the maximum break time between events.

  • 8:20 am – 8:50 am:

Group Rotation individual walk-throughs

  • 9:00 am:

Group Rotation first dog on the line

(times for event ending will be published after closing dates – rough estimates for reference – 450 dogs – 4:30 finish)

  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:

Catered dinner/cash bar on site (crating areas and security will be provided during dinner service)

Saturday’s results, Individual

Placement Ribbons to 10th place announced

Steeplechase Run-off Participants posted

 

SUNDAY

Same Nationals Event schedule as Saturday

  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Steeplechase Run-Off Competition – Ring 4

Maps available to run off participants at approximately 4:30 pm, course will be built and available for walk through at the end of National events.

  •  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm:

Closing Ceremonies

Awards – Sunday’s results, individual; National Podium placements, Three-dog teams

 

MONDAY

Site tear down – completion