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Title: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 15, 2021, 12:50:06 PM
Hey All,

The Championships page has been updated with the entry form for this years Championships, as well as the qualification changes that we've made for this year :)

https://www.nadac.com/nadac-championships/ (https://www.nadac.com/nadac-championships/)
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: MoabDiane on March 15, 2021, 01:12:12 PM
Some excellent decision, choices and info there!  Thank you.

I know it's waaaayyy to early to say anything definite - but could you give us an idea of what COVID-19 precautions you are considering?
(I won't hold you to anything this far ahead!)  This is going to be the major decision for me, whether to come or not.  (Even though it would be the first one I've missed in many years.....)

Thanks!
diane
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 15, 2021, 01:38:25 PM
Some excellent decision, choices and info there!  Thank you.

I know it's waaaayyy to early to say anything definite - but could you give us an idea of what COVID-19 precautions you are considering?
(I won't hold you to anything this far ahead!)  This is going to be the major decision for me, whether to come or not.  (Even though it would be the first one I've missed in many years.....)

Thanks!
diane

Good questions!
We're going to be making a update to the Champs page tomorrow with everything listed, but a few things off the top of my head without looking at my list:
1) The facility is currently requiring that anyone inside the building wears a mask, we would be enforcing this as well.
2) The stalls and areas around the ring would become one way only.   
3) We will have some sort of ring management system in place.  Agility Gate is the most friendly, and everyone has probably seen it by now so it would be the easiest for everyone to get used to.   This should eliminate the mass congregations that we always see outside of the main chute.     We have a couple other ideas for this, including some large TV's or projectors in different parks of the arena and main chute to show people who is currently running and who is lined up.
4) We will be doing our best to make everything as easily accessible from digital devices as we can.  Agility Gate again will be a big bonus in this respect, but we will also be taking our question forms online, results will be online, it's going to be a very digital heavy year

That are the big 4 I remember off the top of my head.
We are also VERY open to suggestions from folks.   We have a little over 6 months to plan, so we should be able to implement quite a bit in that time.

And if things are looking drastically better some of this might be relaxed a bit, although I really don't see the mask rule going away, and we wanted to use agility gate anyway regardless of the pandemic, so that's not going anywhere either
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Amy McGovern on March 15, 2021, 01:58:45 PM
Chris, can you update the entry form to say both owner and handler?  I entered for my JH but he doesn't own the dog.  And yet he will want his name on the bar, etc.
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 15, 2021, 02:14:48 PM
Chris, can you update the entry form to say both owner and handler?  I entered for my JH but he doesn't own the dog.  And yet he will want his name on the bar, etc.

Just did that!

I just have Handler listed, since that is all we need for the bar names and all that :)
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Amy McGovern on March 15, 2021, 02:44:49 PM
In that case, can you fix my entry for my JH :)
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Carole & Pat Daggett on March 15, 2021, 02:57:33 PM
Chris,

Will you add a place on the entry form to indicate an order for a Champs T-shirt for another person or will that be a separate form to be completed?  I seem to recall that it was part of the entry form in some of the previous years.

Carole Daggett
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 15, 2021, 04:15:52 PM
Chris,

Will you add a place on the entry form to indicate an order for a Champs T-shirt for another person or will that be a separate form to be completed?  I seem to recall that it was part of the entry form in some of the previous years.

Carole Daggett

We're going to add a different form for any additional orders.    We did have that on the main form, but it's just easier on our end to keep the extra's separated out :)
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: dogrsqr on March 15, 2021, 06:12:03 PM
Is it still true that if we met the qualifications for 2020 Champs we qualify for 2021 Champs?

Thanks,

Gina Pizzo
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: danforth on March 15, 2021, 06:14:53 PM
So we will have to wear a mask while running the course?
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Becky on March 15, 2021, 09:26:32 PM
I have the same question.


So we will have to wear a mask while running the course?
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Linda W. Anderson on March 16, 2021, 09:48:05 AM
Chris,
Have you considered using the "Remind" app to send out messages during the event?  Local AKC clubs are using it.  BTW, I LOVE Agility Gate!
Linda
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 16, 2021, 11:06:50 AM
Chris,
Have you considered using the "Remind" app to send out messages during the event?  Local AKC clubs are using it.  BTW, I LOVE Agility Gate!
Linda

We'll use something similar.

We had plans for a text messaging service in 2019, the flaw was that I was in charge of it, and that just doesn't works since I end up getting distracted with other things.   So we'll do that again, but we'll put someone in charge of it :)
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 16, 2021, 11:08:15 AM
So we will have to wear a mask while running the course?

We will allow people to remove masks while running.

This will require a few changes in the chutes, and our ring crew.    We will want to keep people a greater distance from the ring than normal because of this.    We also won't have a steward in the final box, since the handlers would need to be removing their masks at that time.   So the final steward would end up being on the other side of the gates and it will be the handlers responsibility to listen to them :)
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: danforth on March 16, 2021, 04:43:44 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: AndreaEntin on March 20, 2021, 06:23:29 AM
Hey Chris

Will the ring set up be the same for 2019?  With the elite ring and pre-elite rings in the same place?  (trying to crate near the ring I competing in).

Thanks Andrea
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 20, 2021, 09:58:12 AM
Hey Chris

Will the ring set up be the same for 2019?  With the elite ring and pre-elite rings in the same place?  (trying to crate near the ring I competing in).

Thanks Andrea

Yup!
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: giddyup on March 21, 2021, 08:10:12 AM
Just curious.  For the Main Event at champs, (I've never been to one), is it Thursday - Sunday or Friday - Sunday? or what?  and how many classes and what classes per day?  Also, does anyone know where to look to find out what, if any, travel restrictions may be in place for out of state people to go to Ohio?
Thanks
Jill Nestor
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Ed and Tres on March 21, 2021, 08:51:30 AM
Just curious.  For the Main Event at champs, (I've never been to one), is it Thursday - Sunday or Friday - Sunday? or what?  and how many classes and what classes per day?  Also, does anyone know where to look to find out what, if any, travel restrictions may be in place for out of state people to go to Ohio?
Thanks
Jill Nestor

Championships is Thursday to Sunday, for Thursday to Saturday, there are 2 runs per day in Elite or Pre-Elite, generally one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Sunday can vary but usually this is the day that Finals run generally around the top 33% of dogs get to run that, however sometimes there is a "additional" run for the non-final and maybe final dogs too.

There are not classes per se but some runs may have a feel to them, one may be weavers like (lots of weaves) or TnG like many contact obstacles, there are places with lines where if you do the distance your score is better.

If you want to do optional runs not at all counting toward Champs then there are Side runs which are for specific classes and open to all NADAC registered dogs, not just those entered in Champs.

NO one can say what the travel restrictions are for OHIO for October, things are always too much in flux BUT and this is just my opinion if there are any restrictions involving quarantines - I would think NADAC would have to cancel.
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 21, 2021, 10:26:03 AM
Just curious.  For the Main Event at champs, (I've never been to one), is it Thursday - Sunday or Friday - Sunday? or what?  and how many classes and what classes per day?  Also, does anyone know where to look to find out what, if any, travel restrictions may be in place for out of state people to go to Ohio?
Thanks
Jill Nestor

Championships is Thursday to Sunday, for Thursday to Saturday, there are 2 runs per day in Elite or Pre-Elite, generally one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Sunday can vary but usually this is the day that Finals run generally around the top 33% of dogs get to run that, however sometimes there is a "additional" run for the non-final and maybe final dogs too.

There are not classes per se but some runs may have a feel to them, one may be weavers like (lots of weaves) or TnG like many contact obstacles, there are places with lines where if you do the distance your score is better.

If you want to do optional runs not at all counting toward Champs then there are Side runs which are for specific classes and open to all NADAC registered dogs, not just those entered in Champs.

NO one can say what the travel restrictions are for OHIO for October, things are always too much in flux BUT and this is just my opinion if there are any restrictions involving quarantines - I would think NADAC would have to cancel.

Correct on everything!   Including the cancellation if a quarantine is required :)
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: danforth on March 21, 2021, 12:02:49 PM
Question about camping reservations
How do we figure out where we will be?   Will there be a time on Monday when everyone will just get in there and 'grab' a spot?   Also, we have rented an RV to be  delivered.   Do we just find out spot and then there will be a way to describe too the person  delivering the RV where to find us?
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: MoabDiane on March 21, 2021, 04:41:09 PM
Danforth:
https://form.jotform.com/90724458908164

First come, first served.  Park wherever you want.
I'm guessing - pick a spot and tell your rental folks which one.

diane
Title: Re: 2021 Championships Qualification Update and Entry form
Post by: Chris Nelson on March 22, 2021, 09:57:03 AM
Question about camping reservations
How do we figure out where we will be?   Will there be a time on Monday when everyone will just get in there and 'grab' a spot?   Also, we have rented an RV to be  delivered.   Do we just find out spot and then there will be a way to describe too the person  delivering the RV where to find us?

There is roughly 300+ RV spots, and last time we only had about 70 RV's, so there should be a LOT of space.

If you have an RV being delivered though you should email Jimmy and let him know where you would like it to be, then when they come to deliver it he will be able to tell them where to park it.  His Email  is Jimmy@nadac.com