North American Sport Dog Association Invitational
September 18-19, 2021
Minden, NV

 

Update January 15, 2021:

All of us at NASDA are committed to the safety and well-being of our exhibitors, judges, staff and communities.  Due to continued local guidelines including the limitation of gatherings and the closure of the US / Canadian border we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Invitational to September 18-19, 2021.  Invitations will be sent out on or before January 31, 2021 with a revised timeline for the opening and closing of entries.  The final 2020 Statistics will be posted at that time.  We know that this will be disappointing for you just as it is for all of us but know that we want everyone to have the opportunity to compete safely.  Thank you for being part of the NASDA family!

Qualifying
Invitations will be sent to the Top 10 qualifying teams in each of the following classes.

  • Lost Item Recovery: Level I, Level II, Level III, Master Champion
  • Shed Dog: Level I, Level II, Level III, Master Champion
  • Trailing & Locating: Level I, Level II, Level III, Master Champion
  • Urban Locating: Level I, Level II, Level III, Master Champion

The Top Ten dogs from each class are calculated from total points earned within the qualification period. This invitation will not move to the next eligible dog should the invitation be declined. Ties will be broken using the lowest cumulative time.

Dogs earning at least one Double Q in the Master Champion division of a level will be ranked in the Master Champion Division for that class.

Dogs may only be entered in one level within a class and must be entered at the highest level within a class for which they are eligible. Dogs may be entered in more than one class for which they are eligible.

Handlers are limited to one dog in each class level. If an owner has multiple dogs, they may designate additional handlers for subsequent dogs.

The first Invitational to be held September  2021 will invite dogs the Top 10 dogs from each of the following qualifying periods:

  • January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019
  • January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020

The qualifying period for the 2021 Invitational to be held in March 2022 is January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Invitations will be sent January 31, 2021 by email. Instructions regarding how to accept the invite will be included in the invite.  The entry for the invitational will be $75 US per class.

Requests for results corrections for the qualifying period must be submitted online via the Results Correction form no later than 11:59 PM December 31, 2020.

Format
All runs regardless of level are done blind. The NASDA Invitational will include more challenges than standard courses.

Day 1: Teams will compete in two rounds of competition. Regardless of level, all runs are done blind. The top five scoring teams from each division will move on to Day 2.
Day 2: Teams will compete in one round of competition. Regardless of level, all runs are done blind.

Scoring
First through third place will be awarded in each class and level based on the highest cumulative total of points with the lowest cumulative time of three runs.

Scores from the invitation will not apply to titles.