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 237
Misty Morn Masked Man Joey McAlexander 168
Touch's Smooth Rider Keith Wright 162
Hendrix's Touch Up Burke Hendrix 136
Showtime Sam Houston Larron Copeland 133
Touch's Grey Street Keith Wright 122
Westfall's Black Thunder Bill Westfall 109
Little Miss Bella Tim Cavanaugh 102
Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior Gary Winall 99
Coldwater Spectre gary mckibben 98
Pendy's Good Grace Matt Pendergest 82
Confident Nation Scott Jordan 82
Nosam's Patchwork T Mason Ashburn 76
Grouse Hill Annie John Capocci 68
H P Cotton Mouth Rodney Shoemaker 66
Small's White Striker Mike Small 64
Phillips Off Line Nathan Phillips 64
Rebel Survivor David Williams 63
Mohawk Mill Image Gary Winall 57
Bromance Jon Humphrey 54
Three Kansans Takin A Chance John Markham 51
Notorious Dominator's Heir John Mathys 48
Dialed In Jim Pendergest 48
Southwind Desert Slinger Michael Eades 46
Coldwater Paradise gary mckibben 37
Touch's Spaceman Matt Griffith 36
Craig's Runin Roxie Craig Hiatt 34
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 32
Gotta Little Project Todd Schaaf 24
Superstition's Jake Richard Peterson 19
S F Stetson Larry Smith 18
Redeemed Jim Pendergest 16
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 360
Millers Record Heat Allen Linder 180
Touch's California Dream Tom N. Griffin 173
Cocklebur Drama Queen Amy & Bubba Spencer 153
Seekin A Thrill Ross Leonard 147
Gotta Little Project Todd Schaaf 138
Springflow's Backcountry P Chris Catanzarite 138
Beckworth's Firefighter Alan York 136
One Day Frost Christopher Lane Hodges 116
Bromance Jon Humphrey 115
Cheyenne Nation Scott Jordan 115
Windy Hill War Creek Buddy Morrison 114
Touch's Diamante Austin Turley 111
Hiihavyn's Wild Child Joe McHugh 106
Navajo Cody Sal Moreli 92
Lester's Prime Poison Lane Brian Peterson 90
Game On Joe & Kent Walker 84
Waybetter Billy Thom Brigman 84
J Maple Jester Joe & Tessa Hughes 81
Cold Creek Kevinator Ian MacTavish 70
Emmalita Austin Turley 69
Bully Rock Ernie Saniga 64
Neely's Party Girl John Neely 54
Big Creek Coldwater James Heimdal 48
Miller's Special Edition Fran and Jack Miller 46
Lester's Top Recruit Lance +Servais 45
Taylor's Simply Southern Jeremy & Tammy Taylor 32
Northwoods Charles Bill Owen 32
One Day Daddy Boy Christopher Lane Hodges 27
Skydancer Gold Rush Tom Griffin 24
Katlyn's Jan William R Rogers 24
Miller's Direct Line phil morgan 22
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 20
J Maple Lucy Joe Hughes 16
Lone Tree Splish Splash Bill Owen 12
Roses Are Red Tim Hammons 10

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.