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Title: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Becky Woodruff on June 05, 2017, 01:18:28 PM
Hello Western Regional Folks,

The NADAC Western Regional Committee is hard at work formulating plans for the Western Regional to take place October 5-8, 2017 at the Ironwood Event Center in Reno, Nevada.   We are looking forward to a fun-filled four days of great agility.

The premium is available on the NADAC website under Events, http://www.nadac.com/Regionals.html

We have available spots for Vendors so if you are a vendor or if you know of someone who is and might be interested in space, please contact me at nadacbecky@aol.com.    The fee for the 4 days is $125.00 for a 10x10 space and $175.00 for a 10x20 space.
We also plan to host a raffle and are soliciting donations.   It can be anything from as small as a soap sampler basket to a crate, chair, x-pen or…  ?    We are looking for a variety of suitable items to help make the Regional raffle a success.   If you have something to donate or are willing to solicit local or not local businesses for donations, please contact me and we’ll go from there.

If anyone in the Reno/Sparks area has a favorite catering truck service or would be willing to check out “Food Truck Friday” to see which vendors might be interested in our event or obtain contact information and NADAC will do the follow up, it would be very helpful!
We are thinking that two different trucks on Thursday and Friday and a different two trucks for Saturday and Sunday might be the best way to accommodate exhibitors.

For those who will be coming with an RV, there are a limited number of sites with both electricity and water.  There are additional sites with electricity only and a large number of sites for dry camping.   Additional information regarding the cost and making reservations will be forthcoming.  Parking reservations will be made after we have received your entry.  Please stay tuned.  Once you’ve submitted your entry, please contact Sharon at nadacsharon@aol.com to request your RV parking reservation.

We have booked a block of ten rooms at the Ramada Reno Hotel, 1000 E. 6th St. 775-786-5151.  The group rate is $75.45 plus a flat pet fee of $30.00 (they usually charge $15.00 per pet per night!)
Please call to make reservations for the group rate under NADAC

There will be no crating on the main arena floor, but we will have a limited number of spots in the small dirt area connected to the arena, 10 x 10 stalls right outside the main building and a larger dirt area in the feed store building.
More information will be made available as we work out the details with Ironwood.

As is the case with any event, we need volunteers to help with all aspects in setting up, and breaking down as well as during the event itself.  If you are willing and able to help out, please feel free to e-mail me at nadacbecky@aol.com.   
The NADAC Staff is excited to be making plans for this regional event and will continue to share information as various pieces fall into place.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sharon at nadacsharon@aol.com or myself at nadacbecky@aol.com






Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on June 26, 2017, 10:16:39 AM
NADAC Western Regionals competitors, due to a scheduling conflict we have to change the dates from Oct. 12-15, to the dates Oct. 5-8. For those that have already entered, please confirm that the date change is okay.I will see you there! Chris will update the premium as soon as he can!
Good luck to all NADAC supporters going to the Championships or the Regional!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on June 26, 2017, 05:17:51 PM
Here is an RV park that is closest to the Ironwood Event Center, where the Western Regionals will be held Oct. 5-8.

Almost all RV spots are taken at Ironwood, unless you can dry camp.  So if you need to make off site reservations, here is some info.

Sparks Marina RV Park
1200 East Lincoln Way
Sparks, NV
775-851-8888
email:  Stay@SparksMarinaRVPark.com
www.sparksmarinarvpark.com

18 miles from Ironwood Events Center


Make reservations asap to guarantee Oct. dates

Back in = $43.00 per night
Pull through = $48.00

Two pet limit per site
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: HarryMelamed on July 10, 2017, 10:25:06 AM
There was some talk of changing the run formats for the regional.  Do we know if there will be something different (i.e. more than 2 runs per day).
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on July 10, 2017, 10:36:00 AM
There was some talk of changing the run formats for the regional.  Do we know if there will be something different (i.e. more than 2 runs per day).

I would love to!  I will ask Chris if we can add more runs per day and have even more fun and even more different from Champs.  He is traveling right now, so probably not online.  And before that he was putting on a funraiser, traveling, doing a vacation with Visintainers, judging again and now traveling back to Oregon, so he has been very busy and hasn't been able to answer yet.

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on July 21, 2017, 11:03:23 PM
Was a decision made as to whether runs were being added to Western Regionals?
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on July 22, 2017, 12:50:46 AM
Was a decision made as to whether runs were being added to Western Regionals?

Yes, Chris will be posting a new premium with 2 more runs per day.  We will add two jumpers to Thursday and Saturday and add two Chances to Friday and Sunday!

NADAC and WAG in Elk Grove are joining together to off a "Jumpin for Chances" circuit for the high scoring dogs with scores combined between the WAG trial the weekend before the Regional and the runs at the Regional (Jumpers and Chances).  So be sure to enter the WAG trial the weekend before the Regionals!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on July 23, 2017, 10:03:52 PM
Just to clarify: the points will be combined from just jumpers and chances at WAG and the jumpers and clhances offered in Reno? Or will it be a total of all the runs at WAG and all the runs at Reno? Does this mean that the highest scoring dog in each category will get the invite to Champs, or is it the highest scoring dog in just the regular runs at Reno? Or is the event at WAG combined with Reno another separate event? Just trying to sort this out in my mind.
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on July 24, 2017, 10:13:06 PM
Just to clarify: the points will be combined from just jumpers and chances at WAG and the jumpers and clhances offered in Reno? Or will it be a total of all the runs at WAG and all the runs at Reno? Does this mean that the highest scoring dog in each category will get the invite to Champs, or is it the highest scoring dog in just the regular runs at Reno? Or is the event at WAG combined with Reno another separate event? Just trying to sort this out in my mind.

It will be the Jumpers and Chances from WAG and the Jumpers/Chances from the Regional.

The invite for the 2018 Champs is from the Regular runs at the Regional.

So you could go for the Jumpers/Chances combined awards from WAG and the Regional and also show your teamwork in the Regular runs at the Regional and get invited to the 2018 Champs in Gillette, WY!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on July 26, 2017, 07:07:53 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: DataHound on July 26, 2017, 04:42:04 PM
Now that I plan to attend Regionals (dropped my premium in the mail today) I have a question. For the dogs that win at the Open level, will their Champs invite be at the Open level or will they get an automatic qualification for entry at the elite level? It seems likely that a dog who wins at the open level at Regionals will be at the elite level by Champs 2018. Not that I think we have a shot at winning but just wondering in the unlikely event. :D

Sandy Taylor
Shingle Springs, CA
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on July 26, 2017, 10:03:20 PM
Thank you for asking that question, Sandy. I was wondering that myself.
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on July 27, 2017, 03:10:51 PM
Now that I plan to attend Regionals (dropped my premium in the mail today) I have a question. For the dogs that win at the Open level, will their Champs invite be at the Open level or will they get an automatic qualification for entry at the elite level? It seems likely that a dog who wins at the open level at Regionals will be at the elite level by Champs 2018. Not that I think we have a shot at winning but just wondering in the unlikely event. :D

Sandy Taylor
Shingle Springs, CA

Chris can correct me if I am wrong, but yes, I would assume that an Open level winner would have an Elite invite for 2018.

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Lynn Saunders on July 30, 2017, 07:28:10 AM
That is very cool that Western Regionals have partnered with WAG for "Jumpin for Chances" -- great way to collaborate!

Lynn
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on July 30, 2017, 06:43:41 PM
That is very cool that Western Regionals have partnered with WAG for "Jumpin for Chances" -- great way to collaborate!

Lynn

I agree!  And a great group to support also!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: agilityaddict2 on July 31, 2017, 07:52:36 AM
Just to clarify, will the added 2 classes each day be double run format or 2 different courses?
Also where will they be on the schedule before or after the regular rounds?
Thanks
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on July 31, 2017, 02:01:22 PM
Just to clarify, will the added 2 classes each day be double run format or 2 different courses?
Also where will they be on the schedule before or after the regular rounds?
Thanks

They will be double run format for Chances and Jumpers.  They will be in between the Regular runs, which are not double runs.

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 14, 2017, 05:26:45 PM
Entries close tomorrow and we will open up the Regional on the 16th to the 25th for dogs that are eligible to enter Elite and Open with no qualifications during that time.

Good luck and see you there!

We will have two rounds of Regular a day for Regional scoring, plus two other rounds (either two jumpers OR two chances each day that are not a part of the Regional scoring).

See you in Reno!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Kyle on August 26, 2017, 09:05:23 PM
I'm wondering about the crating situation. Sharon had said: "There will be no crating on the main arena floor, but we will have a limited number of spots in the small dirt area connected to the arena, 10 x 10 stalls right outside the main building and a larger dirt area in the feed store building. More information will be made available as we work out the details with Ironwood."

I don't remember seeing any later information or did I miss it??

Thanks,
Kyle
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on August 28, 2017, 04:43:13 PM
I'm wondering about the crating situation. Sharon had said: "There will be no crating on the main arena floor, but we will have a limited number of spots in the small dirt area connected to the arena, 10 x 10 stalls right outside the main building and a larger dirt area in the feed store building. More information will be made available as we work out the details with Ironwood."

I don't remember seeing any later information or did I miss it??

Thanks,
Kyle

Yes, I will be posting crating info this week, now that we have entry numbers!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sheila & the Shelties on September 06, 2017, 04:19:49 PM
I was just wondering about that the other day myself. Looking forward to hearing about the crating Arrangements.
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 08, 2017, 11:53:44 AM
I was just wondering about that the other day myself. Looking forward to hearing about the crating Arrangements.

I will be posting all of those details this week!  Good luck and see you there!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Lynn Saunders on September 19, 2017, 07:07:07 AM
Any more info about the crating plan at Ironwood for Regionals?

Thanks!
Lynn Saunders
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 19, 2017, 04:36:56 PM
Any more info about the crating plan at Ironwood for Regionals?

Thanks!
Lynn Saunders

Yes, Becky was just there this past weekend.  We will have crating on the main floor for quiet dogs and that are 8-10 stalls available for $25 a day.

Email me if you want a stall for your use.  No charge for crating on the main floor, but dogs must be quiet and not charge at other dogs or people that are going in and out.

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Lynn Saunders on September 20, 2017, 08:41:21 AM
That's great and exactly what I was thinking this past weekend. Any idea what time the arena will be open to set up our crating areas?

Thanks!
Lynn Saunders
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Lin Battaglia on September 29, 2017, 11:31:43 AM
What time can people set-up in the arena or stalls for Western Regionals ?
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 29, 2017, 05:33:42 PM
What time can people set-up in the arena or stalls for Western Regionals ?

Wednesday anytime after noon.  See you soon!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: Sharon Nelson on September 29, 2017, 05:34:11 PM
That's great and exactly what I was thinking this past weekend. Any idea what time the arena will be open to set up our crating areas?

Thanks!
Lynn Saunders

At noon on Wednesday.  See you there!

Sharon
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: DataHound on October 03, 2017, 04:17:55 PM
What time will we be starting on Thursday?

Sandy T
Shingle Springs, Ca
Title: Re: Western Regional Event Information
Post by: karen.porter1 on October 04, 2017, 03:44:10 PM
What is the deal on food for the weekend? Should we bring our own or did the food truck thing work