2014 DOCNA National Championships
The official dates of the 2014 DOCNA National Championships are September 26-28, 2014.
There will also likely be be pre-championships warm-up titling events on Thursday, September 25, 2014.
The Western Regional Championships will be returning to scenic Grand Junction, CO with help from
the host club Zippity Do Dog. The Eastern Championships will again be held in Stephentown, NY,
with assistance from the host club Sugarbush Farm. Both locations will be held outside on Grass.
All competitors entering the 2014 DOCNA National Championships may choose which of the locations they
wish to enter. In doing so, the competitor realizes there may be differences in surface, and weather
conditions, including but not limited to (wind, rain, sun, heat, etc).
Dtailed information can be found here:
Rulebook Appendix B: DOCNA National Championships Information
Wrap-Up and Results of the 2013 DOCNA National Championships
On the weekend of September 20-22, 2013, the 7th Annual DOCNA National Championships were
held. These championships were a combined Western, Southwestern and Eastern Championships
(competitors could enter any location) because DOCNA is sensitive to the fact that not
everyone can take a week off of work to drive across the country or incur large airfare
and hotel bills. This arrangement provided an opportunity for more people to enter our
The Eastern Championships were hosted by DOCNA with assitance from the Sugar Bush Farm
and were held in Stephentown, NY, while the Western Championships were hosted by DOCNA
with the assistance of Front Range Agility Team and were held in Golden, CO. The Southwestern
Championships were hosted by DOCNA in Sedona, AZ.
All of the locations offered the following events as are run on a normal DOCNA
show weekend: Traditional Gamblers, Strategic Time Gamble, Snakes `N Ladders, and
Trigility. The scoring and placements for these events were regional (not combined
with the other location).
Also offered were special Standard and Jumpers classes. One round of Standard and
Jumpers were run on both Friday and Saturday (2 rounds total). Each round had a
unique set of placements awarded and was scored using a time plus faults method
and the results for the two days were combined (Regionally, not nationally). The
top 33% of each combined class became eligible to run in a 3rd Final round. On Sunday,
a final round of both Standard and Jumpers was run. The scores from all 3 regional
runs were combined and regional placements were awarded to the final top 3 winners.
Here is the scoring method that was used at the Championships for Standard and Jumpers:
DOCNA Championships Standand and Jumpers Scoring Document (PDF)
On Saturday at each location, the North America Challenge Event was run. Judges
set the course by mid-line tape measure on Friday night after the last event. Each
course was set to the best of the abilities of the course building teams and the
courses were measured multiple times to ensure accuracy. Both courses were adjusted
for distance until yardage in both locations was the same. The NAC was scored in the
same manner as a regular weekend trial. All dogs entered ran on Saturday in all
locations and regional winners were announced and awarded rosettes and medals. The
results from the 3 locations were then combined and rosettes and medals were awarded
in both locations to the overall national winnders. Many thanks for Platinum Performance
for providing our first place prizes.
The National NAC results and the REGIONAL Standard and Jumpers results can be found here:
DOCNA 2013 North America Challenge NATIONAL NAC Results (PDF)
DOCNA 2013 Western REGIONAL Standard Results (PDF)
DOCNA 2013 SouthWestern REGIONAL Standard Results (PDF)
DOCNA 2013 Eastern REGIONAL Standard Results (PDF)
DOCNA 2013 Western REGIONAL Jumpers Results (PDF)
DOCNA 2013 SouthWestern REGIONAL Jumpers Results (PDF)
DOCNA 2013 Eastern REGIONAL Jumpers Results (PDF)
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