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.

2018 Invitational Points Standing

All-Age
Shooting Dog
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Touch's Firedancer Keith Wright 525
Phillip's Off Line Nathan Phillips 279
Frontline Shack Attack Chris Livingston 243
Touch's Smooth Rider Keith Wright 188
Dialed In Jim Pendergest 185
Mohawk Mill Image Gary Winall 173
R R Craftsman Eddie Berendzen 167
Showtime Dominator Larron Copeland 166
Small's White Striker Mike Small 164
Showtime Sam Houston Larron Copeland 162
S. F. Strongwind Nathan Berendzen 158
Elhew G Force Tim Moore 150
Home Big Boy Johnny Atkinson, Grayson Francis, Dwight Smith 139
SF Bandwagon Larry Smith 138
Nemaha Boot Dr. Pat McInteer 132
Mac's Hi-Ho Silver Tim McClurg 122
Manteo's Ace Of Spades Paul Falkowsky 120
Blast Zone Bob Watts 117
Cole Train Dr. Fred Corder 115
Ten Oaks Elkland's Delight Lou Qualitiere 106
Nemaha Night Hawk Pat Mcinteer 103
Erin's Redrum Sean Derrig 102
Rester's Super Chief Cecil Rester 100
G F Witchy Women Allen Dunbar 97
Deacon Jones Earl & Margaret Drew 96
Wild Covey Shockwave Anthony King 94
Kelly's Rebel Louie J. Sean Kelly 93
Dunn's True Decision Will Dunn 90
Rockstar Andy Buck Neil 88
Mohawk Mill Glory Gary Winall 86
I'm An Amazing Grace Sammy Giddens 86
I'm Simple Pleasure Hunter's Creek Kennels 84
Hodge's Beast Mode Brian Hodges 82
Erin's Rebel Rum Sean Derrig 80
Grouse Trails Pride John McKellop III 78
Erin's Full Throttle John Ivester 75
Game Throne Fred Corder 74
Grouse Ridge Gambler Michael Spotts 69
Hendrix's Dak Attack Guy Hendrix 64
Bob's Elhew Holly Bobby Phillips 64
Cocklebur Drama Queen Amy & Bubba Spencer 64
Bad Prairie's Billboard Quintin Wiseman 64
Northwoods Charles Bill Owen 62
HP Wiggins Express Rodney Shoemaker 60
Erin's Coin Toss Brian Sheehan 58
Worsham's Silver Comet Joe Worsham 58
Swampfox Davey Crockett Johnny Atkinson 56
Game Sport Fred Corder 55
Almosta's Mighty Mouse John Beauchamp 55
Westfall's True Grit Ryan Westfall 54
Ascension Matt Pendergest 54
Game Storm Fred Corder 54
Meadowoods Fast Break Ted Roach 52
Touch's Ghost Rider Eddie Sholar 52
Chupacabra Tyson Traw 52
Mohawk Mill Pirates Legacy Gary Winall 51
Erin's Hidden Shamrock Sean Derrig 51
Stonefree B Marion Brown 51
West Mountain Lucky Scout Kim Sampson 49
One Day Frost Christopher Hodges 48
Rebel Patriot David Williams 48
Misty Morn Masked Man Joey McAlexander 48
Game Bo Dr. Fred Corder 48
Tucalota Blew Ed Mayhew 47
Barcelona Bull Ernie & Karen Saniga 46
Desiree Hunter Wilcox & John Tomaski 45
Dakota Nation Scott Jordan 44
Painted Owyhee Sagebrush Jim & Bridget Ledington 42
Long Gone Porky Lloyd Murray 42
I'm Southern Style Hunter's Creek Kennel 42
Mac's No Doubt Mac Conyers 40
Reloaded Jim Pendergest 39
McRee's Glory B Patrick McPherson 36
Rebel Pirate David Williams 36
Shearjoy's Unforgiven Betty Shearouse 36
Lawless Gimme A Reason Jim Lawless 36
Chipper Jones Ruth Ann Epp 36
H P Final Decision Rodney Shoemaker 36
Showtime Automatic Larron Copeland 34
Painted Mad Max Jim & Bridget Ledington 32
Nosam's Full Ride T MASON ASHBURN 32
Shadow's Bewitched N. G. Houston III 32
Sam Ellis Tim Moore 32
Rebel Maiden David Williams 32
Mohawk Mill Glory Gary Winall 30
Almosta's Wiley Coyote John Beauchamp 30
Mohawk Mill Jacob Gary Winall 30
I'm Hobbs Next Generation Sammy Giddens 28
Stokley's Frankie B Tony Bly 28
Bocomo Rose Richard Lewis 26
Highground Chalk Talk Charles kunde 26
Southern Sparkling Jule Kent Cantrell 24
Crose's Equalizer Michael Crouse 24
D J'S Miss Betty dan Crunk 24
Pendy's Good Grace Matt Pendergest 24
Stormin Red Diesel Fred Davis 24
Brown's Miss April Andrew Brown 24
Southern Renegade Richard Peterson 20
wIBANX Sun B Marion Brown 20
Upper Ten Riley John Adsit 20
Mohawk Mill Image Gary Winall 20
RW Betty Boop Roger Watson 20
Game Warden Fred Corder 18
Casey Creek Icy Hot Buster & Pam Tucker 18
Nemaha Scoot Steve Auxier 17
Marque's Lucky Star John & Susan Ivester 17
Song Rider Bruce Norton 17
Buckeye White Knight William Brown 17
Barshoe Tolstoy John Harmon 16
Crouse's Zippidy Do M.D. Crouse 16
Hendrix's Signature Burke Hendrix 16
Nemaha Nell Steve Auxier 16
Cocklebur Treasure Quest Amy & Bubba Spencer 16
Wamsutter John Mahoney 16
One Day Winnitgirl Christopher Hodges 14
Greensboro Big Wheel Bill Mason 12
ZZ Top Skip Brown 12
Arcanum's Black Magic Gene Hogge 10
Touch’s Crystal Sands Richard Peterson 10
Roses Are Red Tim Hammons 10
S F Wishbone Nathan Berendzen 10
Mr. Tommy John J B Jones 10
Capital's Good Candy Brandon Johnson 8
Crouse's Ebony Masterpiece Michael Crouse 8
Hollywood Madam Regis Linn 7
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Redland's Jacked Up Joe & Tricia Rentz 1015
AT'A BOY ROY George Kimbrell 301
Touch's Katrina Austin Turley 283
Waybetter Billy Thom Brigman 244
Sugarknoll Bushwacker Peter Del Collo 226
Conway Twitty Alan Atkins 209
Pineywoods Jackpot Darron Hendley 196
Solar Eclipse Edmond James 193
Iron and Oak Ross Leonard 174
Shadow Oak Doc Brian Sanchez 168
Northern Prairie Addition Glenn Conover 163
Thomas Adirondack Turbo James Thomas 160
Rentz's Fire and Ice Joe & Tricia Rentz 147
Mac's Hi-Ho Silver Tim McClurg 145
Backcountry Bonnie Chris Catanzarite 144
Seekin A Thrill Ross Leonard 144
Boumeester's Bar None Rich Boumeester 133
Barcelona Bull Ernie & Karen Saniga 124
Erin's War Creek Allen Linder 121
Rocky Knoll Jackson Patrick & Marilyn Lockhart 115
Absolute Diva Joyce Taylor 111
Hale's Kickstarter Dr. Jeffrey A Hale 109
Strut Nation Scott Jordan 108
BMB's Free Ride Brandon & Jennifer Blum 102
Heard Hill's Misbehavin Buck & Lynn Heard 102
Daddy's Little Boy Butch Paul Scott 102
American Express Lane Brian Peterson 102
Miller's Special Edition Fran and Jack Miller 100
Miller\'s Just Plain Rowdy Allen Linder 99
Miller's Unfinished Business Fran & Jack Miller Benjy Griffith 99
Beckworth's Firefighter Alan York 97
Harbor City Cruz Tom Brigman 96
WINDY HILL WAR CREEK CARL S MORRISON, JR 88
Cache Creek Red Zone Ron Shuman 85
Tekoa Mountain Gale James C Emerson 84
Miller's Bring The Heat Fran and Jack Miller 82
Dubose's Daddy Boy Bobby Dubose 79
Hollywood Honey Edmond James & Martin Michaels 77
Little Girl Creek ernie saniga 76
Sinbad Hottie Buck neil 76
Miss American Pie David O'Brien 74
Roses Are Red Tim Hammons 74
West Mountain Sunny Days Kim Sampson 73
McRee's Glory B Patrick McPherson 72
Conecuh's Power Play Ted Roach 72
Rare Nugget Arnold Hall 71
Touch's Diamante Austin Turley 71
Game On Joe & Kent Walker 71
Dakota Nation Scott Jordan 70
Guilty Filthy Soul John Mahoney 70
Shagtime Scout Chris Cagle 67
Steel City Karen c.robert reed 66
Nemaha Night Hawk Pat Mcinteer 66
Almosta's Wiley Coyote John Beauchamp 64
Chasehill Baby Bella Erin Stolgits 63
Nemaha Free Loader Pat McInteer 61
Miller's Dialing Hot Line Scott Griffin 60
Conecuh Station Joe Kidd Ted Roach 58
Great River Survivor Great River Kennel 58
Lester's Prime PoisonLane Brian Peterson 56
Miller's California Dreamer Fran Miller 55
Touch's California Dream Tom N. Griffin 54
Heard Hill's Jaybird Buck & Lynn Heard 52
Pink Pistol George Kimbrell 51
Big Rock Von Kobe Kevin Prescott 51
Lindleys Mojo Leif Lendrop 50
Waybetter Rocky Carl & Collin Bishop 49
At'a Boy Roy George Kimbrell 48
Northwoods Charles Bill Owen 48
Walden's Ridge Playboy David Steele 48
Traveler's Split Rail Greg Sand 48
Sims Ramblin Rex Junior Sims 46
Country Rose Edmond James 46
North Country Girl David McKay 44
Rockstar Andy Buck Neil 44
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 44
Dezasterous Jax the Ripper Matt Smith 42
Swift Justice Jim Tande 41
Woriotos Crazy Daisy Scott Little 40
Sartains Bod Gerald Santain 40
Raag's Miss Lightfoot Ray Wheeler 40
Calico's Mr. Wonderful Alex Smith 38
Blue Darter Tyson Traw 37
Hollywood Bo Regis Linn 36
Dunnwell's Miss Deplorable Les Rowell 36
Traveler's Prairie Sioux Gregory A. Sands 36
Lindley's Rambler Leif Lendrop 36
Lester's Prime Poison Lane Brian Peterson 36
Magnolia's Rising Blackhawk Tom Hall 34
Crouse's Gerri Wind Michael Crouse 34
Chupacabra Tyson Traw 33
Daphne's Gage William R Rogers 32
Piney Woods Jackpot Darron Hendley 32
Phillip's Windline Ray Pinson 32
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 32
Windbush Dash Mark Meier 30
Micro City Sue William Brown 30
Bo Bunda Jack Arlington 28
Lolita Scott, Lisa, & Hayden Little 24
Tangled Sheets Johnny Ornsby 24
Jessie's Bonanza ted foust 22
Calvary Sergeant William Goodwin 21
Cavenaugh's River Shadow Ken Cavenaugh 21
One Day Freeze Lane Hodges 20
Marques Dark Knight Roger Duerkson 20
Taladega Elias Richardson 19
Kelly's Rebel Louie J. Sean Kelly 18
Stylish Mustang Sally Tom Curtsinger 18
Doc's Haven Jill Dr. Billy McCathern 17
Song Rider Bruce Norton 16
Upper Ten Riley John Adsit 14
Mac's Silver Chief Tim McClurg 12
Rebellita Austin Turley 12
Emmalite Austin Turley 12
Crouse's Dot Dot Dot Michael Crouse 12
Country Club Butch Mike Griffin 12
Katlyn's Jan William R Rogers 10
Homestead B Jeff Marshall 10
Deep Red Black Diamond Gary Young & Jodie Reece 9
Crouse's Zippidy Do M.D. Crouse 8
Mc LINTOCK Angie Williams 7
Taylor's Simply Southern Jeremy & Tammy Taylor 7
OPEN RANGE TERMINATOR BOB BARKER 6
Nosam's Full Ride T MASON ASHBURN 6
Erin's Goodtime Is Mitch Solt 6
Crouse's Icee Beauty Michael Crouse 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.