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.

2022 Invitational Points Standing

All-Age
Shooting Dog
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Mohawk Mill Gangster Gary S. Winall 390
Dialed In Jim Pendergest 322
Game Rebel Fred Corder 293
Touch's Blue Knight Woody Watson 262
Pendy's Good Grace Matt Pendergest 250
Small's White Charger Mike Small 237
Rebel Survivor David Williams 231
Mohawk Mill Image Gary Winall 231
Game Heir Fred Corder 196
Southern Shadow's T Rex Lance Servais 188
Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior Gary Winall 188
K H Game Train Scott Griffin 184
Hendrix's Touch Up Burke Hendrix 172
Coldwater Paradise gary mckibben 153
Misty Morn Masked Man Joey McAlexander 147
Erin's Code of Honor Sean Derrig 132
Touch's Dancing Nancies Charles Cantrell 130
Lawless Speck Jim Lawless 130
Rebel Dream David Williams 129
Kelly's Rebel Louie Sean Kelly 127
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 118
Mohawk Mill Bad Boy Gary S. Winall 108
Springflow's Backcountry P Chris Catanzarite 103
Storm's End Matt Pendergest 98
Rebel Grace David Williams 96
Nobody's Shadow Bob Wheelock 96
Painted Owyhee Breeze Bridget Ledington 96
Boumeester's Evangelist Rich Boumeester 91
Rufus Delfuego Neil Anderson 90
Cocklebur King Tut Bubba Spencer 88
Rester's Powered Up Cecil Rester 83
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 82
Mohawk Mill Knight Hawk Gary Winall 81
Far West Builders Ace Michael Wilkin 78
HP Dirty Dancing Rodney Shoemaker 76
Rester's Cajun Charlie Cecil Rester 72
Bromance Jon Humphrey 70
Worsham's Super Sport Joe Worsham 69
Crouse's White Dragon M.D. Crouse 69
Haney's Storm Warning Chris Cagle 67
Out of the Shadows Bob Wheelock 66
Small's White Striker Mike Small 64
Rowlings Star Chuck Rowling 64
I’m Alley Cat Hunter’s Creek Kennels 63
Miller's Unbridled Forever Brian Sanchez 62
Double M's Deliverance Clifford L. Mesnard II 61
Kissamee Grousewoods Tea Peter LaBella 60
Snyder's Full Rage Steven Snyder 60
Bocomo Dutchman Jay Lewis 59
Lone Tree Splish Splash Bill Owen 59
A. Mauck's Wyeast Owyhee Dallee Alex Mauck 58
Woodville's Saddle Tramp Carl Owens 54
Cold Creek Uncle Sam Ian MacTavish 54
Little Miss Bella Tim Cavanaugh 51
Casey Creek Crystal Ice Buster Tucker 50
Snakebite NV Mel Lueck 49
Walnut Tree Blue Steve Mills 48
Janee's American Rebel Jason Staley 48
Twiggy Cliff Monroe 48
HP Shockwave Rodney Shoemaker 44
Moss Meadow Seeker Ken Moss 44
Lam's Black Magic Jon Lam 42
Little Miss Margaret Tim Cavanaugh 40
Grouse Feather Witcher Allen Dunbar 38
Como Thunder Rachel Blackwell 38
Crouse's Code Red Michael Crouse 38
Rester's Cowboy Bill Cecil Rester 36
Nosam's Lady Like T Mason Ashburn 36
Horizon's Americus Terry Erickson 34
Super Storm Liz Thor Kain 34
Greensboro's Dash Bill Mason 33
Open Range Adeline Bob Barker 32
Yaupon Gambling Sis Schley Rutherford 31
I’m A Southern Man Sammy Giddens 29
Chipper Jones Ruth Ann Epp 28
Beaucoup Creek Buck Donald R Heisner 27
K H Game Weapon Scott Griffin 26
Shagtime Max Chris Cagle 24
Greypointe Luminoso Doug Meyer 24
Lacy's Cool Hand Luke Perry Lacy 22
Fibber's Working Class Steve Auxier 22
Bonafide Bocephus Darrell Miller 19
Beaucoup Creek Gus Donald Heisner 18
Touch's Breakaway Fred Gary Futch 18
Nosam's Patchwork T Mason Ashburn 17
Tennessee Game Kate Michael Crouse 16
Intensive Chain Breaker Steve Auxier 16
R W Maybelle Roger Watson 16
Dubose's Wander Bog Bobby Dubose 14
Coldwater Hooey Weldon Bennett 12
Dominator's Kid Rock Tom Liesfeld 6
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 468
Seekin A Thrill Ross Leonard 337
J Maple Jester Joe & Tessa Hughes 298
Calico's Guns And Roses Alex Smith 259
Southern Shadow's T Rex Lance Servais 238
Lone Tree Splish Splash Bill Owen 238
One Day Lucky Strike Lane Hodges 227
Springflow's Backcountry P Chris Catanzarite 224
Wariotos Crazy Daisy Scott Little 198
Rentz's Hijacked Joe Rentz 192
Lester's Top Recruit Lance Servais 167
Hightailing Maggie Kevin Joyce 159
Nottingham's Storm Warning Roger Dvorak 157
Miller's Upgraded Version Fran and Jack Miller 151
Millers Packing Heat Fran and Jack Miller 149
Touch's Amazing Greyce Austin Turley 144
Nickajack Pathfinder Ross Leonard 138
Dunfur's Big Timber Mark Lund 132
Lawless Speck Jim Lawless 127
Confident Nation Scott Jordan 126
Notorious Dominator's Heir John Mathys 124
Iron and Wine Jon Humphrey 115
Maybellene Tom Griffin 115
Hightailing Penny Kevin Joyce 102
Panther Creek Rose Frank Rutland 96
Faith's Maximum Justice Kenric DeLong 93
J Maple Lucy Joe Hughes 92
Miller's Unbridled Forever Brian Sanchez 84
Miss Liberty Too Mark McFarland 83
Thor For President daphne Rogers 83
Electronic Warfare William Goodwin 82
Backcountry Bruiser Chris Catanzarite 82
Jubilee Ernie Saniga 80
Cheyenne Nation Scott Jordan 79
Northern Lights Sirus Sigmund Degitz 79
Erin's Country Rebel Sean Derrig 78
Erin's Rebel Attraction Brian Sheehan 78
Alliwood's Shady Shay Adam DeLude 76
Cocklebur Drama Queen Amy & Bubba Spencer 76
Gotta Little Project Todd Schaaf 73
Painted Owyhee Toad Bridget & Jim Ledington 73
Rebel Grace David Williams 72
Readys First Pitch Kevin White 70
Miller's Cover Girl Fran and Jack Miller 68
Crouse's Icee Beauty Michael Crouse 64
Game On Joe & Kent Walker 64
Panther Creek Merlin Frank Rutland 64
Nemaha Rio Pat Mcinteer 64
Bob's Elhew Holly Bobby Phillips 62
Southern Ritz Lane Brian Peterson 58
Panther Creek Chance Frank Rutland 57
Gentry's Little Jane Jimmy Gentry 56
Barton's Gunfire Jesse Brown 54
Rentz's Tipped Up Joe Rentz 54
Northwoods Charles Bill Owen 54
Sheza Tuff Lady Charlie Turner 51
GF Texas Ranger Allen Dunbar 50
Neely's Business Man John Neely 50
Miller's Special Version Fran Miller 47
Rufus Delfuego Neil Anderson 46
Chippokes Cracka Jack Lee Flanders 45
Crouse's Gerri Wind Michael Crouse 42
Ten Oaks Annie A Jeanette Heise 42
M H Rockford Peach Matthew Huston 42
Seahawk’s Bam Bam Kam Philip Spencer 42
Southern Bear Necessity Charles Cantrell 42
Burrow's Trip My Trigger john burrow 40
NG DC FCAFC Dcr's Mojo Justice Gina Bosio 38
Swift Justice Brad Kennedy 36
Reve’s Royal Hawaiian Charles K Chadwell 36
Clayhill Bones William Britt 36
Cruise Rocket Paul Roederer 36
A. Mauck's Wyeast Owyhee Jack Alex Mauck 36
Reedy Creek Dial Tone Joe McHugh 34
Heard Hill's Goldeneye Buck and Lynn Heard 34
Tom Foolery Steve Messick 33
Calico's Over The Top Alex Smith 32
Double M's Deliverance Clifford L. Mesnard II 32
Cold Creek Hank Ian MacTavish 32
Sorrows Of Satan James Crandall 30
Backcountry Girlfriend Chris Catanzarite 28
Backcountry Missy Chris Catanzarite 28
Thomas Adirondack Turbo James Thomas 27
Sugarknoll Bushwacker Peter & Chris DelCollo 27
Worsham's Super Sport Joe Worsham 27
Twin Willow Ice Addison McDuffie 24
AT'A Boy's Strangle Hold George Kimbrell 24
Traveler's Split Rail Greg Sand 24
Crouse's Total Eclipse Michael Crouse 24
Lester's Prime Poison Lane Brian Peterson 22
Levi Express Visa John Van Horn 22
Sandspur Belle Todd Montgomery 19
Quantonas Reciprocol Kelli Aitken 18
Shearjoy's Land Kreuzer Betty Shearouse 18
One Day Queen Bee Lane Hodges 18
Nemaha Magic Marker Pat Mcinteer 18
Roses Are Red Tim Hammons 17
Sugarknoll Bull Whip Peter Del Collo 16
Shearjoy's Smooth As Silk Betty Shearouse 16
Big Creek Coldwater Frankr James Heimdal 16
Lancaster's Hit Man Jameson Crandall 15
Windfall Roger Boser 14
BGK's White Lightening Jarrett Bell 14
Taylor's Simply Southern Jeremy & Tammy Taylor 14
Warioto's Baby Ruth Scott & Lisa Little 12
Yaupon Gambling Sis Schley Rutherford 12
Wibaux Sun B Marion Brown 12
Katlyn's Jan William R Rogers 12
Hazelwood's Smokin Joe George Kimbrell 12
Griff's Big Ransom mike griffin 12
A. Mauck's Wyeast Owyhee Dallee Alex Mauck 12
Gentry's Gus Jimmy Gentry 12
Rebel Fun Johnny Ornsby 11
Bromance Jon Humphrey 9
Seven of Diamonds Joseph Hopkins 8
POND RIVER'S PRESSURES ON JOSH GRIGGS 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.