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Amy McGovern

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Re: Champs site possibility?
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2018, 05:54:24 PM »
Having Champs in the center of the country would basically eliminate both coasts.  Moving nearer to the west or east every other year gives those who live further east or west a better chance to attend at least every other year.  And there are some people like me that will travel to Champs no matter where they are held.
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Vicki Storrs

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Re: Champs site possibility?
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2018, 06:09:08 PM »

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Having Champs in the center of the country would basically eliminate both coasts.  Moving nearer to the west or east every other year gives those who live further east or west a better chance to attend at least every other year.  And there are some people like me that will travel to Champs no matter where they are held.
Linda
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What struck me was just “eyeballing” that Wikipedia map,
I’d put SLC  about halfway between the midpoint of the country and the west coast and  maybe Tennessee the midpoint between the KS spot and the East coast (with apologies to maybe Maine and S FL). So the WY, UT sites and the OH, TN sites are probably a pretty fair compromise.
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Billie Rosen

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Re: Champs site possibility?
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2018, 06:59:33 AM »
This is a subject that reappears every few years.  The U.S. is a large country and some people are going to have to travel a long way no matter where Champs is held.  I expect that the coasts make it especially hard for the most people.  I live in Arizona and had a 60+ hour a week job, but I still managed to get to every NADAC Champs they had, because it meant a whole lot to me.  And although I had small dogs which made flying easier, we worked hard to get those with bigger dogs to Champs.  Wendy Hultsman for several years even drove to San Diego to be able to fly her dog to Champs (an Aussie) because Phoenix was still heat embargoed at the time. 

So yes, it is a hardship, when Champs is far, but I will avow that it has always been worth the effort to go!!!!

And I agree with Diane that I really DON'T want to see two Championships each year.  This is a National event and should remain so!!!!
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Marj Vincent

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Re: Champs site possibility?
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2018, 08:06:10 AM »
Don't forget the Canadians who come to Champs!  They too have to travel a lot of distance no matter where it is held!  For many years, Blair Bloxam from Calgary came to Champs....just to be our gate steward!  R.I.P. dear friend.

I agree the Wyoming and Tennessee areas are a great location every other year.  No matter where it is held, people are going to have long drives. Like Billie said.....it is worth the trip!

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Sandy Langan

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Re: Champs site possibility?
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2018, 08:14:50 AM »
I agree, last two champs were a long haul coming from GA. Especially Utah. Having it in TN would be lovely. It’s a great experience worth the trip. It’s very hard to accomadate everyone’s wishes for location. I think NADAC does a great job trying to keep things fair. 💜

Re: Champs site possibility?
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2018, 07:45:08 AM »
I budget myself to go to Champs every other year.  I have to drive since there is no way I can put my one dog on a plane and the expense of flying 4 dogs would be too much.  My dogs are not that great, they never make the finals (although my 1 missed it this year by less than 5 seconds) so for me it is all about the fun.  I figured last year's trip (a 6 hour drive) cost me close to $3K after the entry fees, hotel, food, gas, stall rental, video and pictures so a trip to the west coast is not worth the increased expense with my current dogs when I can stay home and have a fun trial here as well.  I need to have a champs within a "reasonable" drive in order for it to work for me.  I figure reasonable is less than 12 hours....  Maybe if I had super-star dogs I would make the trek further but at this point I don't.
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Re: Champs site possibility?
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2018, 01:50:18 AM »
I like Kansas as middle of the country!!  :)  <3
As far as good facilities in the middle of the country, the Tulsa Fairgrounds are excellent! 
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