Invitational Championships

Eligibility for the National Amateur Invitational Championships are based on a point system as follows:

  • 3 points for 1st place dog times the number of dogs drawn.
  • 2 points for 2nd place dog times number of dogs drawn.
  • 1 point for 3rd place dog times the number of dogs drawn.

Bonus points shall be awarded as follows:

All Regional Championships:

  • 25 points to the champion; 10 points to the runner-up.

All National Amateur Championships:

  • 30 points to the champion; 15 points to the runner-up.

National Amateur Free-For-All Championship:

  • 75 points to the champion; 50 to the runner-up.

National Amateur Quail Championship:

  • 100 points to the champion; 50 to the runner-up.

National Amateur Invitational Championship:

  • Only the previous year’s winner is automatically qualified for the following year’s event.
  • Previous year’s runner-up in the Invitational shall receive a total of 75 points.

A gun of not less than .32 caliber shall be used in one-hour Invitational Qualifying Stakes. Shotgun (209) primers may be used in lieu of .32 caliber.

2022 Invitational Points Standing

All-Age
Shooting Dog
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Rebel Dream David Williams 146
Pendy's Good Grace Matt Pendergest 113
HP Shockwave Rodney Shoemaker 80
Nine to Five Nation David Moore 79
Nemaha Tap Water Pat Mcinteer 51
Snowy Rivers Struttin N Cuttin Chase Verdoorn 51
Erin's Southern Comfort Sean Derrig 49
Dialed In Jim Pendergest 48
Misty Morn Masked Man Joey McAlexander 48
Highwall To Rebel Hell Brian Williams 34
HP Social Distancing Rodney Shoemaker 34
Coldwater Paradise gary mckibben 32
HP Dirty Dancing Rodney Shoemaker 17
Intensive Chain Breaker Steve Auxier 17
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Navajo Cody Sal Moreli 138
Cold Creek Uncle Sam Ian MacTavish 136
Hale's Smooth Touch Jeffrey hale 124
SB Always Dreamin Bill Owen 122
Name Like Mike Mike Robbins 109
Confident Nation Scott Jordan 108
Ten Oaks Annie A Jeanette Heise 97
Craig's Runin Roxie Craig Hiatt 90
Painted Owyhee Breeze Bridget Ledington 90
Miller's Unbridled Forever Brian Sanchez 87
Nickajack Pathfinder Ross Leonard 84
Southern Confidence Frank LaNasa 84
Erin's Wild Rum Mark Johnson 76
Thumper's Anything But Mike Duvall 76
One Day Queen Bee Lane Hodges 69
Lawless Georgie Girl Jim Lawless 67
North Slopes Allie james graddy 63
DAVE'S SHO ME MOTU DAVID CATES 60
Charlie's Zip Tie Bill Owen 60
Carbonado's Silver Sage Austin Turley 58
Chukarhill Rimrock Eiger Cynthia Findley 48
Erin's Young Offender Alan Atkins 46
Erin's Country Rebel Sean Derrig 44
Cody's Sadie Belle Ryan Bjerke 42
Touch's Jimi Thing Christopher Perkins 38
Shearjoy's Smooth As Silk Betty Shearouse 36
Snowy Rivers Freak On A Leash Chase Verdoorn 32
Heard Hill's Jaybird Buck and Lynn Heard 32
Gentry's Gus Jimmy Gentry 24
Cocklebur Ice Bear Bubba Spencer 24
One Day Lucky Strike Lane Hodges 23
Snowy Rivers Bankin Out Chase Verdoorn 16
Heard Hill's Tom Cruise Buck Heard 16
Cocklebur Breaking Bad Bubba Spencer 12
Windy Hill Shadow Dancer Buddy Morrison 12

National Amateur Invitational Championship Standard (All-Age)

The purpose of this trial is to determine the best amateur all-age dog in America! The winner of this championship is expected to display exceptional qualities, including: hunt independently at extreme range, adjust to terrain and cover as the course dictates, respond to handler, demonstrate stamina, show determination under adverse conditions, exhibit an intense desire to find game. They must locate game with speed and accuracy, display loftiness and intensity on point, have impeccable manners around game, and honor of bracemate if the occasion arises. Dogs must exhibit exceptional bird finding ability with quality superseding quantity always. If there is any question in the judge’s mind whether a dog is of all-age caliber, then this dog is not to be considered worthy of winning this Championship.

National Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational Championship Standard

The purpose of this trial is to determine the best amateur shooting dog in America! The winner of this championship is expected to display superior, natural bird dog characteristics such as: pace, range, bird sense, nose, stamina and style. The sought after contender must render a balanced, biddable performance, search intelligently and exhibit exceptional bird finding ability with quality superseding quantity. They must manifest accuracy of location, loftiness and intensity on point, impeccable manners around game and honor of bracemate if the occasion arises. The dog must show subservience to the handler and proper handling response without the benefit of scouting and excessive handling. If there is any question in the judge’s mind whether a dog fulfills this demanding standard, then this dog is not to be considered worthy of winning this Championship.

National Amateur Invitational Championships Format

Braces of dogs are drawn for the first day’s running. Each dog will have a different bracemate, course and time to compete on the second day. All dogs will compete for one-hour on the first two days. A brace is complete when the dogs are ordered up. The competition the first two days is to qualify the dogs for a third day. The judges will call back at least two dogs. After one hour, the duration of the heats on the third day is at the judges’ discretion. The Champion is named based on its performance all three days. A runner-up is not mandatory but may be named if the judges deem a dog especially worthy.