Monday, January 19, 2009

Dates set for 2009 running of the Region 14 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship

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.


  1. Have the judges been decided for the amateur yet?

  2. We are in the process of recruiting judges as I write. The President of the Region traditionally supplies his preferences and the executive members pine in. However, this early in the game we tend to loose the commitments as the spring unfolds so we opt to make only serious requests. For instance, we had both judges picked out in December and were about to approach the President of the region but both succumbed to personal conflicts and put us back to start. I will announce it here when it happens.