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.

2021 Invitational Points Standing

All-Age
Shooting Dog
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Touch's Indiana Joan Keith Wright 570
Mohawk Mill Image Gary Winall 403
Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior Gary Winall 293
Touch's Smooth Rider Keith Wright 237
Misty Morn Masked Man Joey McAlexander 205
Phillips Off Line Nathan Phillips 198
Rebel Survivor David Williams 188
Touch's Grey Street Keith Wright 170
Cocklebur King Tut Bubba Spencer 158
Mac's Silver Chief Tim McClurg 150
Showtime Sam Houston Larron Copeland 149
Dunn's Tried'n True Will Dunn 144
Burch's Set Em Up Joe Jonathan Burch 137
Hendrix's Touch Up Burke Hendrix 136
Coldwater Spectre gary mckibben 134
Kelly's IB Butler Sean Kelly 134
Superstition's Jake Richard Peterson 121
Confident Nation Scott Jordan 118
Storm's End Matt Pendergest 117
Westfall's Black Thunder Bill Westfall 109
I’m Alley Cat Hunter’s Creek Kennels 104
Grouse Trails Cracker Jack John McKellop III 102
Mohawk Mill Good Advice Gary Winall 100
Iron and Wine Jon Humphrey 97
Coldwater Paradise gary mckibben 83
Pendy's Good Grace Matt Pendergest 82
Nosam's Patchwork T Mason Ashburn 76
Lawless Speck Jim Lawless 75
Bonafide Bocephus Darrell Miller 72
Rufus Delfuego Neil Anderson 68
Gonna Be A Rockstar Buck Neil 67
Sleepless In Sacramento Jim & Cami Wolthuis 67
H P Cotton Mouth Rodney Shoemaker 66
Small's White Striker Mike Small 64
Erin`s Trace Bill Mason 64
Matt`s Big Orange Banche Scott A Ford 60
Rocky Ridges Second Chance Grayson Francis 60
Lone Tree Splish Splash Bill Owen 59
Touch's Mega Mike Eddie Sholar 54
Bromance Jon Humphrey 54
Crouse's Code Red Michael Crouse 51
Three Kansans Takin A Chance John Markham 51
Notorious Dominator's Heir John Mathys 48
H P Final Decision Rodney Shoemaker 48
Dialed In Jim Pendergest 48
Touch's Dancing Nancies Charles Cantrell 48
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 48
Southwind Desert Slinger Michael Eades 46
Nemaha Rio Pat Mcinteer 46
Baja Blues Buck Neil 38
Mohawk Mill Gangster Gary S. Winall 38
Snapback Eddie Sholar 36
Touch's Spaceman Matt Griffith 36
Craig's Runin Roxie Craig Hiatt 34
Redeemed Jim Pendergest 33
HP Tornado Watch Rodney Shoemaker 32
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 32
Painted Owyhee Sagebrush Jim & Bridget Ledington 32
Mohawk Mill Knight Hawk Gary Winall 30
Southern's Shadow T Rex Lance +Servais 27
Hirollins Gone and Done it Warren Parrott 27
SF Saltwater Larry Smith 24
Millstar's Lion Rampant Mike Chowning 24
Westfall's Quick Trick Richard Lewis 24
Gotta Little Project Todd Schaaf 24
Myakka Time Shifter Beth Brown Arthur 24
Neely's Party Girl John Neely 24
Bonner's Excalibur Derek Bonner 22
Myakka Lucy Diamond Petie Brown 20
Funseeker's Tex's Coper Top Don Wood 20
Touch's Blue Knight Woody Watson 18
S F Stetson Larry Smith 18
Rester's Cajun Charlie Cecil Rester 18
Lester's Top Recruit Lance +Servais 16
Crouse's Iron Man Alan Benson 16
Double Deuce Sage Doug McMillen 16
Silverline Storm Jim Goza 16
HP Wiggins Express Rodney Shoemaker 16
Cold Creek Hank Ian MacTavish 12
Bevy's Cadillac Jukebox Tommy Stargell 10
Myakka Maxed Out Beth Brown 10
Myakka Maxed Out Beth Brown 10
Marques Armed Robber John Ivester 9
Crouses's Equalizer Michael Crouse 8
Wildland Warrior Eric Munden 8
Funseeker's Texas Preacher Don Wood 8
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Springflow's Backcountry P Chris Catanzarite 295
Cocklebur Drama Queen Amy & Bubba Spencer 290
Miller's Upgraded Version Fran and Jack Miller 269
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 255
Twin Willow Ice Addison McDuffie 228
Seekin A Thrill Ross Leonard 206
One Day Frost Christopher Lane Hodges 206
Clayhill Bones William Britt 199
Bromance Jon Humphrey 190
Waybetter Billy Thom Brigman 171
Southern's Shadow T Rex Lance +Servais 165
Game On Joe & Kent Walker 143
Beckworth's Firefighter Alan York 136
Northwoods Charles Bill Owen 128
Prime Passion Lane Brian Peterson 126
Cheyenne Nation Scott Jordan 115
Lawless Georgie Girl Jim Lawless 115
Windy Hill War Creek Buddy Morrison 114
Touch's Diamante Austin Turley 111
Hiihavyn's Wild Child Joe McHugh 106
Calico's Guns And Roses William Primm 97
H P Cotton Mouth Rodney Shoemaker 97
Navajo Cody Sal Moreli 92
Lester's Prime Poison Lane Brian Peterson 90
Millers Record Heat Allen Linder 90
Gotta Little Project Todd Schaaf 86
Nemaha Boot Dr. Pat McInteer 85
Touch's California Dream Tom N. Griffin 85
Lester's Top Recruit Lance +Servais 84
J Maple Jester Joe & Tessa Hughes 81
AT'A BOY ROY George Kimbrell 80
Rowan's Pena Creek Ike Shawn Rowan 79
Electronic Warfare William Goodwin 79
Nemaha Rio Pat Mcinteer 73
Neely's Standing Ovation   72
Prime Poison Lane Addison McDuffie 71
Cold Creek Kevinator Ian MacTavish 70
Neely's Party Girl John Neely 70
Emmalita Austin Turley 69
Bully Rock Ernie Saniga 64
Heard Hill's Goldeneye Buck and Lynn Heard 60
Little Miss Bella Tim Cavanaugh 58
Millstar's Lion Rampant Mike Chowning 58
Sadie Ridge High Cotton Dennis Kivikko 57
Big Creek Coldwater James Heimdal 48
Warioto's Crazy Daisy Scott Little 48
Well's Bold Ruler Darrell Wells 48
Chupacabra Tyson Traw 46
Miller's Special Edition Fran and Jack Miller 46
One Day La Bandita Christopher Lane Hodges 46
Quailcross Lucky Lady Gilbert Webber 46
Firefly's Power Play Robbie Nesson & Bonnie Hildalgo 38
Islander Pedrag Kazic 38
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 36
Barton's Gunfire Jesse Brown 32
Taylor's Simply Southern Jeremy & Tammy Taylor 32
Nickajack Pathfinder Ross Leonard 32
Canyon Creek High Tide Ray Larrondo 32
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 32
Fiddler Line Up Johnny Ornsby 30
Nemaha Nell Steve Auxier 30
Heard Hill's Jaybird Buck and Lynn Heard 30
SB Always Dreamin Bill Owen 28
One Day Daddy Boy Christopher Lane Hodges 27
Katlyn's Jan William R Rogers 24
Heard Hill's Jaybird Buck & Lynn Heard 24
Skydancer Gold Rush Tom Griffin 24
Backcountry Bruiser Chris Catanzarite 23
Double Rebel Cowboy Lynn Oxendine 22
Miller's Direct Line phil morgan 22
Absolute Diva Joyce Taylor 20
Sims Ramblin Rex Junior Sims 19
Crouse's Icee Beauty Michael Crouse 18
CHK Quantonas Rolling Rock Kelli Aitken 16
J Maple Lucy Joe Hughes 16
Glitz & Glamour Tammy & Jeremy Taylor 16
Roulette Rocket Paul Roederer 14
Swift Justice Brad Kennedy 13
Lone Tree Splish Splash Bill Owen 12
Kennedy's Lil Sunshine Michael Kennedy 12
Erin's Alibi John Van Horn 11
Roses Are Red Tim Hammons 10
Levi Express Visa John Van Horn 10
Wibaux Sun B Marion Brown 8
Kennedy's Tying Force Michael Kennedy 6

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.