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.

2024 Invitational Points Standing

All-Age
Shooting Dog
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Imagine Jim Pendergest 311
Storm's End Matt Pendergest 298
Haney's Silver Dollar Chris Cagle 279
Touch's Lone Dominator Charles Cantrell 226
Haney's Storm Warning Chris Cagle 219
Como Thunder Rachel Blackwell 196
Game Heir Fred Corder 193
Phillips Linebacker Nathan Phillips 145
Courage Above Fear Ray Joye 131
Dialed In Jim Pendergest 116
Betty's Karma Darrell Miller 115
Rester's Cajun Justice Cecil Rester 112
Haney's Hurricane Seeker David Russell 109
BK Bonafide Stallion Harry Cook 108
Lawless Georgie Girl Jim Lawless 106
Rebel Survivor David Williams 99
Walnut Tree Blue Steve Mills 95
Love Train Tom Griffin 93
Mauck's Wyeast Owyhee Dallee Alex Mauck 88
Tupelo Honey Bob Wheelock 84
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 80
Miller's Upgraded Dot Com Fran Miller 78
K H Game Train Scott Griffin 75
Coldwater Crackerjack gary mckibben 72
Hirollins BK Bushwacker Warren Parrott 72
James Pond Knightranger Woody Watson 72
SB Always Dreamin Bill Owen 68
Kelly's Rebel Louie Sean Kelly 67
H P Cotton Mouth Rodney Shoemaker 64
Cape Hickory Bucky David Dale 60
Rocking J's Pearl Jarry Walton 57
Pinestraw Fat Bottom Girl Dale Ash 56
Mohawk Mill Jacked Up Gary S. Winall 54
Tenacee Cooper Greg Isenberg 54
J Maple Jester Joe & Tessa Hughes 51
Erin's Rebel Attraction Brian Sheehan 48
Luke's Gospel Truth Jim Womack 48
Greensboro's Dash Bill Mason 48
Cocklebur Ranger Danger Bubba Spencer 47
Sudden Silence george hetrick 45
Small's White Charger Mike Small 44
Game Nation Fred Corder 43
Rocking J's Amy Jarry Walton 38
Misty Morn Masked Man Joey McAlexander 36
Southpoints Speedy G Rodney Poston 36
Vitali Grouseringer Shiner Gary Vitali 36
River City Jett Kent Walker 34
Miller's Newest Version Fran Miller 32
Como Rain David Russell 30
Flambeau River Meg Joe Colglazier 30
Nosam's Silver Dollar T Mason Ashburn 30
Touch's Blue Knight Woody Watson 27
I Dream of Jeannie Kyle Whitfield 27
Miller's Last Call Scott Griffin 25
Game Surge Fred Corder 20
Coldwater Paradise gary mckibben 20
Mohawk Mill Good Advice Gary Winall 18
Lester's Top Recruit Lance Servais 17
Dubose's What A Dog Bobby Dubose 16
Rock and Rebel Reb Alfred Ford 10
Chochise B Marion Brown 10
Rester's Cowboy Bill Cecil Rester 9
Crouse's Woodrow F Call Michael Crouse 8
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Nemaha Tap Water Pat Mcinteer 368
One Day Queen Bee Lane Hodges 329
J Maple Jester Joe & Tessa Hughes 226
Southern Shadow's T Rex Lance Servais 182
Southern Ritz Lane Brian Peterson 179
Backcountry Bruiser Chris Catanzarite 173
Miller's Cover Girl Fran and Jack Miller 168
Reynold's Party Starter Brian Sanderson 166
Ramblin Rivers Natural Bill Stapleton 160
Alliwood's Eleventh Hour Adam DeLude 155
Hirollins BK Bulletproof Warren Parrott 154
Miller's Heat Wave Fran Miller 136
Perkins Sawyers Warrior Christopher Perkins 133
Backcountry Pure Gold Chris Catanzarite 126
Erin's Young Offender Alan Atkins 124
Rentz's Tipped Up Joe Rentz 123
Levi Express Visa John Van Horn 121
Calico's Country Strong Alex Smith 114
Harbor City Express Thom Brigman 111
Battle Born Bette Tom Griffin 108
Miller's Triple Digit Heat Allen Linder 108
Backcountry Buddy Chris Catanzarite 107
Miller's Upgraded Version Fran and Jack Miller 99
Sandspur Belle Todd Montgomery 96
Erin's Rebel Attraction Brian Sheehan 93
BK Bonafide Stallion Harry Cook 91
Seven of Diamonds Joseph Hopkins 85
Erin's Mason Man Roger Key 84
SB Always Dreamin Bill Owen 82
Rebel Gold David Williams 80
Great River Yellowstone Brian Sanchez 76
Miller's Last Call Scott Griffin 74
Love Train Tom Griffin 70
CHISHOLM CREEKS’S CUT’ER LOOSE Mark Wasserman 68
Calico's Over The Top Alex Smith 68
Texas Cool Buck Neil 66
Panther Creek Merlin Frank Rutland 66
Dubose's What A Dog Bobby Dubose 64
Jolene Jolene David Mckay 60
Emert's Sho Me Mo David Emert 58
Bryant’s Give It A Rip Kenton Bryant 56
Twer’s Amazin’ Grace Jim Wolthuis 55
One Day Lucky Strike Lane Hodges 54
Crouse's Heart of Dixon Michael Crouse 50
Dubose's Wander Dog Bobby Dubose 44
Sothern Shadow Wave Lance Servais 44
Miller's Upgraded The Ante Allen Linder 42
Cocklebur Breaking Bad Bubba Spencer 42
The Lovely Lady May Joe Hughes 40
Navajo Cody Sal Moreli 40
Mauck's Wyeast Owyhee Dallee Alex Mauck 40
Tee's Sweet Emotion Tracy Swearingen 38
Hirollins BK Bushwacker Warren Parrott 36
Lester's Top Recruit Lance Servais 36
Awakened Matt Pendergest 36
Miller's Flower and Lace Allen Linder 32
Gentry's Little Jane Jimmy Gentry 28
Pineywood's Legacy Darron Hendley 28
Game Street John Van Horn 27
Crouse's Ka Boom Michael Crouse 24
Twin Willow Ice Addison McDuffie 24
Erin's Prime Time Brian Sanchez 22
Charlie's Zip Tie Bill Owen 22
Dunn's Sneakin In Will Dunn 20
Hirollins All American Warren Parrott 18
Beckworth's Wild Fire W F Alan York 18
Warioto's White Boy Rick Scott Little 16
Crouse's Total Eclipse Michael Crouse 16
Awakened Jade Todd 16
Touch's High Hopes Marty Robinson 14
Touch's Steely Dan John Van Horn 9
Cooper's Rebel Buddy Bryce Cooper 8
Woodsway Tara's Fury Eryn Pearson 8

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.