At the Region 14 AFTCA annual meeting, held January 17th in Medicine Hat, Alberta, the 2009 running of the Region 14 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship was set by the region. The trial was awarded for a period of two years to the Big Sky Field Trial Club to host in Circle, Montana in conjunction with the Montana Shooting Dog Championship. The dates for the fall running of the Amateur Shooting Dog Championship were also established and include a drawing on the evening of August 20, 2009 at the Wooden Nickle Bar and Restaurant in Circle. The running will commence the following morning of August 21 and go through the 23, 2009. The running is tentatively planned for a 3 brace in the morning and 3 brace in the afternoon regimen. August 24th will be held back as a lay date should the number of entries require an extra day. Judges have yet to be announced.