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.

2019 Invitational Points Standing

All-Age
Shooting Dog
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Dialed In Jim Pendergest 252
Nosam's Full Ride T MASON ASHBURN 181
Misty Morn Masked Man Joey McAlexander 159
Touch's Firedancer Keith Wright 136
Phillip's Off Line Nathan Phillips 132
Pendy's Good Grace Matt Pendergest 131
Nemaha Boot Dr. Pat McInteer 109
Conecuh Station Joe Kidd Ted Roach 87
Mohawk Mill Pirates Legacy Gary Winall 86
Mohawk Mill Image Gary Winall 82
Erin's Full Throttle John Ivester 81
Ponchos Monte Carlos Gary McLarney 79
Knight's White Lady Bill Owen 79
SF Saltwater Larry Smith 78
Touch's Indiana Joan Keith Wright 74
Cocklebur Drama Queen Amy & Bubba Spencer 72
Rebel Dreamer David Williams 72
Jumpstart Frank LaNasa 66
Showtime Dominator Ted Roach 58
Hendrix's Signature Burke Hendrix 54
Worsham's Silver Comet Joe Worsham 49
All Out Joseph Hopkins 48
Ascension Matt Pendergest 47
SF Bandwagon Larry Smith 46
Shadow's Bewitched N. G. Houston III 42
Phillips Storm Line John Milton 39
Hainline Silver Star Jeff Hainline 32
Small's White Striker Mike Small 32
Miller's Armed & Dangerous Harvey Crosby 29
Showtime Mocking Jay Larron Copeland 28
Pleasant Run Gal David Hendricks 28
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 27
Rocky Ridges Second Chance Grayson Francis 26
REBEL PIRATE DAVID WILLIAMS 24
Dubose's Daddy Boy Bobby Dubose 18
Kennedy's Chocolate Chip Cookie Brad Kennedy 18
R W Penelope Roger Watson 18
Nosam's Jailbreak T MASON ASHBURN 16
Sims Ramblin Rex Junior Sims 14
Bonafide Bocephus Darrell Miller 13
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 12
Rester's Super Chief Cecil Rester 9
Erin's Play The Red Dennis Sneed 6
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Nosam's Rock Creek Ray Wheeler 211
Strut Nation Scott Jordan 208
Heard Hill's Misbehavin Buck & Lynn Heard 207
One Day Frost Christopher Lane Hodges 205
Northwoods Charles Bill Owen 201
Touch's Hail Stone Alexander Rickert 162
Painted Owyhee Sagebrush Jim & Bridget Ledington 153
Nemaha Cinch Pat McInteer 129
Class Act Express Ray Pinson 120
Boumeester's Duramax Rich Boumeester 115
Erin's Hearts On Fire Sean Derrig 103
Traveler's Split Rail Greg Sand 93
Ten Oaks Annie A Jeanette Heise 91
Jumpstart Frank LaNasa 87
Panther Creek Merlin Frank Rutland 86
Crouse's Samuri Warrior M. D. Crouse 82
Waybetter Billy Thom Brigman 80
Rentz's Fire and Ice Joe & Tricia Rentz 80
Calico's Mr. Wonderful Alex Smith 78
Calico\'s Touch of Class Muriel Primm 77
Lily An Creag David Creagan 72
Miller's Upgraded Version Fran and Jack Miller 68
Neelys Rock and Roll John Neely 66
Mac's Hi-Ho Silver Tim McClurg 66
Nemaha Rio Pat Mcinteer 62
Touch's California Dream Tom N. Griffin 61
Taladega Elias Richardson 52
Roses Are Red Tim Hammons 48
Grand River Gold Digger Mike Lareau 42
Heard Hill Rebel Polly Buck Heard 42
Nottingham's Storm Warning Roger Dvorak 36
Swift Justice Brad Kennedy 34
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 34
Miller's Unbridled Forever Brian Sanchez 34
Dezasterous Jax the Ripper Matt Smith 34
Backcountry Tornado Chris Catanzarite 34
Thor For President daphne Rogers 32
One Day Freeze Lane Hodges 30
Quail Trap Will David Hawk 28
J Maple's Wild Holly Joe & Tessa Hughes 24
Storm Rider Roger Dvorak 24
Daphne's Gage William R Rogers 24
Erin's War Creek Allen Linder 24
Heard Hill's Jaybird Buck & Lynn Heard 22
Barlow Charles Turner 20
One Day Freeze Christopher Lane Hodges 20
Game On Joe & Kent Walker 18
Guards Two Dollar Bill Ronnie Rogers 17
Guard Rails Little Annie Gene Casale 17
High Drive Awsum Justice Allen Linder 16
Highbanks Back N Black Bill Nelson 14
SF Saltwater Larry Smith 13
Woriotos Crazy Daisy Scott Little 12
Glitz & Glamour Tammy & Jeremy Taylor 12
Rare Nugget Arnold Hall 12
One Day Winnitgirl Christopher Lane Hodges 10
Rebel's Streak Of White Joe & Tessa Hughes 8
Solar Eclipse Edmond James 6
Crouse's Gerri Wind 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.