NADAC Championships

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The 2021 NADAC Championships

October 5 – 10 In Springfield, Ohio

Location: Champions Center

4122 Laybourne Rd, Springfield, OH 45505

(Pre-Trial October 5th & 6th)

Info Sheet

Info Sheet can be found here

Qualification Updates

These updates over ride anything currently listed in the 2021 Info Sheet

March 15th: 2021 Championship Qualification Updates:

Because of the turmoil of the past year, we are forced to update the qualification requirements for 2021.

We had many trials cancelled through our qualifying year, and we are still seeing trials getting cancelled even now, although it has slowed down by a large amount.

For the Pre-Elite and Elite Divisions, we are going to a open invite system.   What this means is that if you want to attend Championships this year, you can!

Now of course there is also a caveat, we are limiting entries to 225 dogs per level.  So, 225 Dogs in Elite and 225 Dogs in Pre-Elite.

The other caveat is that if you reached the normal entry qualifications, you are guaranteed your spot in the event.   If you did NOT meet the entry qualifications, you could be bumped out by someone who did, assuming we reach our entry limit.

And lastly If we reach our entry limit then dogs with a higher level of qualification will take entry priority over dogs with a lower qualification.    E.g. a dog with 100 points in Elite Regular would take entry priority over a dog with 50 points.   Dogs who reached their entry qualifications are still guaranteed entry, this is only for the dogs who did NOT meet the entry qualifications.

Pre-Elite is highly unlikely to reach this limit based of previous years entries, but Elite could reach this number based off previous years.

The reason for this change is that while some individuals have been able to go to trials in their area, that is not true for the entire country.  Some areas have not had a trial in 12+ months, and some people don’t have the option to set up VT’s.

We believe Championships is a competition of who is the best dog that showed up that week, and we do not feel that limiting entries via qualification guidelines is going to show that this year, since so many dogs would not be there because of circumstances out of their control.

Some other rules:

  • If you have entered Championships before at the Elite level, you must enter Elite this year.
  • If you have surpassed the lifetime points limit that excludes you from Pre-Elite, you must enter Elite.
  • You must be competing at a minimum of the Novice level in Regular and Chances to enter Pre-Elite. Intro will not be allowed.



For the Stakes Divisions

Starter Stakes: Dogs must have 150 points in their lifetime in Elite Chances, and a bonus or distance challenge of any value. You may also enter if the dog has attended Starter Stakes in a previous year.

Silver Stakes:  Dogs must have 250 points in their lifetime in Elite Chances, and two bonus or distance challenges of any value.  You may also enter if the dog has attended Silver Stakes in a previous year.

Super Stakes: Dogs who have their Purple MODSQUAD may enter. You may also enter if the dog has attended Super Stakes in a previous year.

If you had already qualified for stakes using the original qualifications then you must still enter at your qualified level, disregarding the above.

We also understand that there are a lot of people new to the bonus program within the last year who have not been able to submit Bonuses because of the lack of trials.   For these people we are also allowing a ‘tryout’ video.  What this means is that we will send you a course map, you would need to find a place to build the course and record yourself running it.   If you can complete the course with a level of proficiency that shows you have the required skills, then you will be invited to the Starter Stakes division, disregarding the above qualification requirements.     The course will be 18-20 obstacles long, consisting of all the current NADAC equipment, and will be reversed, so you will only need to set one course, but you will need to run it twice.

For the purpose of determining who has the required original qualifications the qualifying period is from August 1st of 2019 to August 1st of 2021.   To account for the loss of trials in 2020.


March 16th: Junior Handlers

It was brought to our attention that Junior handlers got a pretty rough deal with championships being cancelled in 2020 and they are now 18 and can’t compete this year as a Junior Handler.

Amanda and I both competed for the majority of our careers as Junior Handlers, and we both agreed that the last year at Champs as a Junior was always a special one.

So because of this and since it only seems right we’re going to extend the Junior Handlers who lost their 2020 year to still compete in 2021 at Championships as a Junior Handler.

So if you’re 18 and want to compete as a junior this year be sure to fill out your entry form accordingly

July 1st:

Because of the typically lower numbers of Junior Handler entries that we receive each year we are making an exception to the Team rules in regards to how a team can be formed when a Junior Handler is involved.

When a Team wishes to be formed and the 3 team members are entered in different divisions, such as 2 members in Elite, and 1 member in Pre-Elite, we will allow that team to be formed.     Wherever the majority of the team is entered is the division the team will be labeled as.   An example would be if two members are in the Elite Division, and one member is in the Pre-Elite division, that would be considered a Elite level team for the purpose of which other teams they will be competing against.

July 25th:

Teams may now be formed across any division, Pre-Elite or Elite.    Two thirds of the team will be the determining factor for where the team gets scored.   If two team members are in the Elite-Std group, and one team member is Elite Veteran, the team would be scored as an Elite Standard team.




Registration Info
Event info:
Main Event Entry form:  Click Here
Pre-Trial Entry Form: Click Here
Side Run Entry Form: Click Here
Team Entry Form: To be released on August 1st
Announcer Questionnaire: To be released on August 1st
Camping reservation form: Click Here
Vendor Reservation form: Click Here
Hotel Info: Click Here
Stall Reservations: Click Here
Refund Info
Refund Info

All refund requests before August 15th will receive 100% back.

Between August 16th and September 15th you will receive 50%.

After September 16th there will be no refunds given.

Any amount not refunded can be used at any future NADAC Hosted Events

COVID Measures and Guidelines
  • If you are fully vaccinated and able to show proof of your vaccination you can attend the event without a mask
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, or wish to not show proof of your vaccination, then you must always wear a mask, with the exception of your run. This includes your stall area as you will be right next to other participants.


We would like to keep these measures simple for this year.    And we believe with the current rate of vaccinations happening and the current case numbers that the above guidelines will help us to keep everyone at the event safe.

Please note that we will be reinforcing these rules quite strictly, and any deviating from these rules could risk your ability to stay at the event.

We would also like to help educate anyone who may have concerns in regard to HIPPA violations or ADA violations and what we are requiring.

For ADA violations our requirement for un-vaccinated individuals would fall under the direct threat clause which allows a business to deny service if that person poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.

More info can be found directly from the ADA website here:

For HIPPA violation concerns.   We are not a medical company, and do not share medical information with any other companies who would fall under HIPPA rules.    We also will not be photo copying your vaccine card at the event or keeping any record of it in our online systems.   It will be a simple checklist, and if your name is checked off, then you’re able to go without a mask.    For more info on HIPPA rules and who they apply to you can go here:

Past Championships Info

Course Maps

Thursday Round 1


Thursday Round 2


Friday Round 3


Friday Round 4


Saturday Round 5


Saturday Round 6


Team Run Order


Team Map


Sunday Course Maps




Run Orders:

Thursday Click HERE