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General => 2020 Championships Discussion => Topic started by: agilityaddict2 on June 16, 2020, 10:06:29 AM

Title: Champs??
Post by: agilityaddict2 on June 16, 2020, 10:06:29 AM
Is there a date when we know whether or not Champs is going to happen in Gillette in Sept?
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: dogrsqr on June 16, 2020, 10:43:21 AM
I think Chris had said by around August 1st it would have to be decided one way or the other. 

Gina Pizzo
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Chris Nelson on June 16, 2020, 09:11:21 PM
August 1st was our deadline for us personally.  I know a lot of our competitors need to know way before that, so I'm hoping we'll have a better idea by July.

I was feeling decent a couple weeks ago, and now the case numbers are rising pretty steadily, so I'm not feeling quite so good about it now.

The big issue is social distancing.     We could pretty easily run the rings in such a way that it meets all of the criteria for safety.   But the crating area is a HUGE issue if social distancing requirements still have to be met.

It would essentially mean that everyone has to crate from their cars.      And at a certain point, if we take away too much of the stuff that makes the event special, the people being a big part of that, I'm not sure it's really worth doing.

So we'll see how things are going by July, fingers crossed
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: agilityaddict2 on June 17, 2020, 08:21:20 AM
Well, I can pretty much guarantee that social distancing is here to stay for the long haul and will still be in place  in September. Have not been to Gillette, so i dont know crating situation, are they horse stalls?  If so maybe we could use every other one. Since so many people are able to take advantage of the video runs maybe the criteria for entry ( going back to original criteria) can be modified if space becomes an issue doing it that way. Just a thought, please dont crucify me!!For myself, anywhere that says crating out of my car, is an instant Nope not going.
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Amy McGovern on June 17, 2020, 09:02:59 AM
It's one giant room.  Horse stalls feel like they would actually work (Ohio had plenty of room to spread out!).  Gillette crating is in all in a HUGE room.  It is a nice room but just one room...
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Chris Nelson on June 17, 2020, 02:23:58 PM
Yeah no, the crating for Gillette is a 120' X 350' room.

Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: MoabDiane on June 17, 2020, 06:12:29 PM
Still hoping Champs happens, but not at all confident.  I would set up crates in the room normally; but now, even if I’m in the furthest away RV site, even if it rains or snows - I will only “crate” in my RV.   I wonder if you could get a vague count of how many others would too?  Poll?  Just a thought.

Diane
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Linda W. Anderson on June 18, 2020, 05:27:30 AM
Still hoping Champs happens, but not at all confident.  I would set up crates in the room normally; but now, even if I’m in the furthest away RV site, even if it rains or snows - I will only “crate” in my RV.   I wonder if you could get a vague count of how many others would too?  Poll?  Just a thought.

Diane
I will probably be using my RV only.
Linda
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Sarah Fix on June 19, 2020, 03:09:19 AM
Maybe if all the RVers would agree to crate out of the RV's, that might take some pressure off the indoor crating. 
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Cathie Cage on June 19, 2020, 05:47:57 AM
Maybe if all the RVers would agree to crate out of the RV's, that might take some pressure off the indoor crating. 
   I really like that idea Sarah!! I would work out of my RV!!
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Post by: Billie Rosen on June 19, 2020, 01:57:20 PM
I would also probably crate out of my RV, but why is that different than people crating out of their cars?  I think we could still have a great Champs with everyone crating in cars and RVs though, not a lot of difference than crating in horse stalls.  At the two NADAC trials I just went to, we had a fine time socializing, but staying well away from others.  I think the thing that we will lose, though, is an audience, since a lot of people are not going to want to sit inside and watch the runs.
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Dieselblonde on June 20, 2020, 01:57:52 PM
I plan on crating out my RV.
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Post by: arne on June 20, 2020, 08:21:35 PM
I will crate out of my RV.   I have done it for the last 3 champs and it has worked great.  It was especially easy last year because of the great on-line viewing of the event.  That made it really easy to know when you had leave to line up for your run. I know everyone has their own routines and what they like but I can say for me that I did not feel I missed out by not crating inside.   

Arne Lindberg
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Amy McGovern on June 21, 2020, 07:58:03 AM
We usually crate out of our RV but we are not bringing the RV this year (not letting a 16 year old who will have only been licensed a month help me tow for 16 hours when he could just help me drive the van he's used to instead!).  So I am hoping that inside can be less crowded and doable for those of us without the RV option!
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Post by: ricbonner on June 21, 2020, 07:28:07 PM
I would also probably crate out of my RV, but why is that different than people crating out of their cars?  I think we could still have a great Champs with everyone crating in cars and RVs though, not a lot of difference than crating in horse stalls.  At the two NADAC trials I just went to, we had a fine time socializing, but staying well away from others.  I think the thing that we will lose, though, is an audience, since a lot of people are not going to want to sit inside and watch the runs.

I would think not everyone has a car that is conducive to holding dogs within it of most of the day.  Cars get hot, cars have windows, cars are not especially secure.  I crate out of my van almost exclusively now.  I normally have it running with the AC and locked.  But I do have concerns about where I do that.  Some areas are more risky than others to leave an unattended running vehicle, even if its locked.
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Jen Bailey on June 22, 2020, 11:08:50 AM
Just came over here to see if there were any updates on champs.  I really hope we are able to hold them this year! I have crating space reserved but plan to mostly crate out of my RV.  One dog prefers to be in the building so may have one dog still indoors.  I also have no issues with masks being required inside the crating building and perhaps sanitizer at every entrance for use if that would help.
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Lindsey Cooper on June 23, 2020, 09:08:25 AM
The one thing with crating, is people that have been trialing together, from the same state/area, etc should be able to crate together. I know we have a decent sized group from CO that are planning on attending and they've been around each other on and off so they can probably crate pretty close. Then the next group of people from another area can crate together with 10' space between the groups. The fun part is figuring out how many people are allowed in a group and how to space them properly! A lot of people will crate out of cars/RVs,  and we had extra room in 2018, so I think we can make it work!

Lindsey
Title: Re: Champs??
Post by: Lorrie Stelz on June 23, 2020, 03:23:52 PM
As far as crating out of the car.. like Ric said, some of us don’t have cars that are conducive to crating out of our cars for a week on end. I’m good in a room if people wear masks. I work in an ER. There’s no social distancing there. But everyone wears masks. So I’m comfortable with that. And if all the RV people crate out of their RVs, it will allow more distancing in the crating room.
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Post by: dlmilleson on June 30, 2020, 09:54:51 AM
We are bringing RV this year and will crate from there. Luckily got a close spot. Hopefully this can alleviate crowds in the buildings. Of course we all need to continue to monitor situations and decide about personal safety of attending Champs. We also need to realize that Chris and all NADAC have our safety in mind and will make the best decisions for all.