Author Topic: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals  (Read 4650 times)

Liane B

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Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2021, 09:53:43 AM »
Ed and Tres,  I just read your comments, and immediately thought:
 "and boom goes the dynamite."
Sportscast announcers definitely need a unique set of skills to do well in an engaging way.

Liane

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Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2021, 03:59:44 PM »
At AKC Nationals each exhibitor submits a few talking points about them and their dog. When they run in Ring 1, the announcers read the speaking points over the loud speaker.  At some point over the weekend all teams run in ring one.  The last time I went there were 6 different rings but they made it work for each team to get a turn in Ring 1. For challengers and finals there is a separate set of people doing commentary for the live stream, 2 years ago it was Esteban and Sarah from Bad Dog Agility.  Not sure who did it this year but it's usually an agility handler with experience. This will be my first year running at NADAC champs and I assume it's done similarly with the handler written speaker notes read over the loudspeaker, correct?  I also agree with the other comments that having a sportscaster providing a play by play over the loudspeaker would be an unnecessary distraction but look forward to hearing everyone's speaker points!!

Jen, Sage and Jett
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Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2021, 06:11:42 PM »
...This will be my first year running at NADAC champs and I assume it's done similarly with the handler written speaker notes read over the loudspeaker, correct?  I also agree with the other comments that having a sportscaster providing a play by play over the loudspeaker would be an unnecessary distraction but look forward to hearing everyone's speaker points!!

Jen, Sage and Jett

Yes NADAC championships is very similar there is a announcer questionnaire that you fill out and summit ahead of time and the announcers uses that when you run in the ring being announced. There are only 2 rings Elite and Pre-Elite so often it is the Elite ring being announced but the Pre-elites also get a run or two announced. Pre-elite can have less dogs so if that ring ends then the announcer switches over to the remaining dogs in Elite.

Have fun at your first Championships.
Ed & Tres
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