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.

2020 Invitational Points Standing

All-Age
Shooting Dog
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Touch's Grey Street Keith Wright 308
Showtime Mocking Jay Larron Copeland 300
Dialed In Jim Pendergest 204
Marques Armed Robber John Ivester 199
Erin's Full Throttle John Ivester 190
Touch's Firedancer Keith Wright 189
Touch's Indiana Joan Keith Wright 183
Phillips Off Line Nathan Phillips 182
Miller's Creative Cause Tom Liesfeld 162
Touch's Malcolm Story Alexander Rickert 148
Hendrix's Touch Up Burke Hendrix 142
Small's White Striker Mike Small 130
Confident Nation Scott Jordan 108
Worsham's Silver Comet Joe Worsham 105
Touch's Blue Knight Woody Watson 92
Nosam's Rock Creek Ray Wheeler 87
Woods R Calling Sam Bill Frahm 84
Misty Morn Masked Man Joey McAlexander 84
Master's Touch Tom Liesfeld 84
Stoney Run's Spector Dennis Snyder 73
Chiefs Rising Sun John Mathys 73
Painted Molly Jim & Bridget Ledington 73
BK Damascus Sureshot Sergio Velez 70
Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior Gary Winall 70
Rebel Survivor David Williams 69
Showtime Game Changer Larron Copeland 67
Greypointe Islamorada Doug Meyer 65
Set Up Man Jim Rose 61
Tim's Setter Earl Tim Callahan 56
Cavenaugh's River Shadow Ken Cavenaugh 56
Superstition’s Final Touch Ric Peterson 54
HP Tornado Watch Rodney Shoemaker 48
Showtime Sam Houston Larron Copeland 48
Mohawk Mill Image Gary Winall 48
Rebel Pirate David Williams 42
Kelly's Rebel Louie J. Sean Kelly 42
Boumeester's Duramax Rich Boumeester 42
White's Crossbow Danny White 42
Pendy's Good Grace Matt Pendergest 40
Swampfox Davey Crockett Johnny Atkinson 36
H P Cotton Mouth Rodney Shoemaker 36
Cocklebur X Files Bubba Spencer 36
Sleepless In Sacramento Jim & Cami Wolthuis 34
Crouse's White Dragon M.D. Crouse 32
HP Wiggins Express Rodney Shoemaker 32
Crouses's Equalizer Michael Crouse 32
Hendrix's Copperline Burke Hendrix 30
Coldwater Thunder Rachel Blackwell 28
BMB's Free Ride Brandon Blum 28
Home Suits Me Paul Gadd 28
Sioux Showboat LJ Lundstrom 28
Crouse's Samuri Warlord Michael Crouse 24
Pleasant Run Gal David Hendricks 24
Crouse's White Dragon Michael Crouse 24
Greypointe Luminoso Doug Meyer 24
Rebel Pirate David Williams 23
Rester's Amazing Grace Cecil Rester 21
Meadowwood's Matt Dillon Keith Bollendorf 20
Ransom's Jack Flash Rachel Blackwell 20
Bonafide Bocephus Darrell Miller 19
Mac's Hi-Ho Silver Tim McClurg 18
Wild Hawk Mike Moses 16
Intensive Chain Breaker Steve Auxier 14
James Pond Bull Woody Watson 14
Fibber's Working Class Steve Auxier 12
Rebel Maiden David Williams 12
Crouse's Iron Man Alan Benson 8
S F Stetson Larry Smith 7
Dunn's True Rein Will Dunn 7
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
Miller's Unbridled Forever Brian Sanchez 495
Dragonfly Jim Hughes 336
Seekin A Thrill Ross Leonard 253
Ten Oaks Annie A Jeanette Heise 194
Nickajack Pathfinder Ross Leonard 160
Touch's Katrina Austin Turley 157
Upfront's Southern Star Lance Schultz 153
Backcountry Bruiser Chris Catanzarite 136
Hale's Kickstarter Dr. Jeffrey A Hale 130
Neely's Seal The Deal John Neely 123
Wibaux Sun B Marion Brown 120
Heard Hill's Tom Cruise Buck Heard 116
Bromance Jon Humphrey 115
Jumpstart Frank LaNasa 111
Cheyenne Nation Scott Jordan 103
Windy Hill War Creek Buddy Morrison 102
Time Flies Mike Moses 102
Miller's Cover Girl Fran and Jack Miller 99
Lone Tree Splish Splash Bill Owen 98
Emmalite Austin Turley 97
Neely's Party Girl John Neely 87
Miller's Special Edition Fran and Jack Miller 84
Glenmere's Amae zing Mathew Haggis 82
Topp's First JR Luke Topp 80
Beckworth's Firefighter Alan York 78
Game On Joe & Kent Walker 71
Lawless Speck Jim Lawless 70
Strut Nation Scott Jordan 69
Little More Shine Kristine Hammons 69
Lester's Ritz Scott Griffin 66
Fast Forward BK Gunner Sergio Velez 63
Mia’s Wiki Hour of Kalua Charles Chadwell 62
Sims Ramblin Rex Junior Sims 59
One Day Daddy Boy Christopher Lane Hodges 58
Lester's Top Recruit Lance +Servais 56
Touch's Knight Belle Keith Lowry 54
Lester's Prime Poison Lane Brian Peterson 54
Casey Creek Crystal Ice Buster Tucker 52
AT'A Boy's Strangle Hold George Kimbrell 52
Calico's Touch of Class Muriel Primm 51
Maybellene Tom Griffin 48
Warioto's Baby Ruth Scott & Lisa Little 46
Roses Are Red Tim Hammons 45
BK Pablo Escobar Sergio Velez 42
Prime Passion Lane Brian Peterson 42
Miller's California Dreamer Fran Miller 38
Walden's Ridge Shadow Dance David Steele 37
Penrosa Hidncash Tim Penn 36
Daphne's Gage William R Rogers 36
Glitz & Glamour Tammy & Jeremy Taylor 36
American Express Lane Brian Peterson 32
Electric Lady Tom N. Griffin 32
Harbor City Cruz Tom Brigman 26
Upper Ten Riley John Adsit 18
Lily An Creag David Creagan 17
Swift Justice Brad Kennedy 16
Southern's Shadow T Rex Lance +Servais 14
Fox Creek Peezie Michael Fox 12
Outlaw Rocky River John Hoover 8

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.