Our biggest event of the year! THE biggest and most exciting dock diving event in Western Canada is coming up August 9-11, 2019
- The Western Cup Challenge multi-event cumulative scoring competition
- Goody bags with complimentary samples and items from our sponsors
- Saturday afternoon educational seminar (topic tbd)
- Saturday and Sunday BBQ lunches available to purchase
- Saturday Evening Potluck Dinner
- Fun Finals for Distance on Sunday afternoon
- Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund raffle & fundraiser Saturday/Sunday
- Rogue Rally random drawings for Origin supplements
- Dry camping is available on site for $10 per night!
*** Spectators are welcome- bring a camera to capture the action and some cash to get raffle tickets and lunch! Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair (though some seating is available) and please leave non-competing dogs at home. The parking area is not shaded. ****
The Western Cup Challenge is a unique event that combines sanctioned NADD dock diving with non-sanctioned events. Dogs competing in all of the WCC events earn points towards the Cup- points are calculated based on their placement in their own division. Dogs who were successful in each event will earn a minimum of 1 point per event, and more depending on how their placement and how many dogs were in their division. Therefore, you don’t need to have the biggest jumping or fastest dog overall to be competitive- just be competitive within your division in each event to score well!
In order to accumulate points for the WCC, teams will need to enter the following events:
Hydro Dash (using NADD’s current rule system, and our current division breakdown (see below for specifics).
Fast Fetch– our trademark game of strategy (complete rules HERE)
Air Retrieve – official NADD rules
Distance – official NADD rules– WCC points will be calculated from the Bubble report posted after the final Distance splash on Sunday afternoon- you must enter at least 3 distance splashes over the weekend to make the bubble. Note that the top 6 dogs in each division will also compete in our fun Finals on Sunday (there are placement rosettes and prizes, but the finals are not included in WCC point calculations).
TIE BREAKERS: In the event that there are two or more dogs tied with the exact number of Western Cup Challenge points, the Tie Breaker standings are as follows: a) the Dog with the most WCC points earned in the Distance category will be the winner. If at tie still exists- b) WCC points earned in Air Retrieve- the final tie breaker c) WCC points earned in Fast Fetch
Registration: Please Pre-register online for the actual NADD events (Distance and Air Retrieve) HERE. Sign up on site on Friday for Fast Fetch and HydroDash. Join our facebook event page for most recent updates.
PRIZES: The 2019 Western Cup Challenge Trophy is a beautiful, handmade diving dog wooden carving made and donated by local chainsaw carving artist Ken Sheen! Picture coming soon! The WCC Champion is also awarded a Canine First Aid Kit donated by Dr. Bianca Scheidt from Animal Care Hospital in Quesnel.
Winners of individual divisions in each events in HydroDash, Fast Fetch, Air Retrieve, and Distance Finals will receive a Unique hand painted trophy glass made by Marcela Bodorikova of Zentangle Mugtopia! 1st through 3rd also receive a rosette ribbon.
High In Trial- offered to each of the high scoring dog (based on average of the dog’s 5 best Distance jumps for the weekend) in the Lap and Open Divisions. Sponsored by Eromit AIRcademy.
All qualifying jumps in NADD sanctioned events (Distance and Air Retrieve) are awarded a blue ‘Q’ strip ribbon. Placements ribbons are also awarded for each division for each splash of Distance diving. Any titles earned in Distance or Air Retrieve will receive the appropriately sized Rosette.
The Top Rookie dog and handler team will receive a Canine First Aid Kit donated by Dr. Bianca Scheidt of Animal Care Hospital of Quesnel!
Teams who earn a personal best in any event over the course of the weekend will be awarded ‘Personal Best’ cookies. There will be additional awards for any teams that break a pool record in any event.
*** Additional prizes and awards may be added to this list as our sponsor list grows! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in sponsoring any specific awards for the Western Cup Challenge! ***
Friday August 9th:
10 am – site opens for tent set up/camping.
10-12 open dock practice (hydrodash and air retrieve practice available as well as distance and fast fetch) -free for registered competitors.
12 pm- Check in and Registration
1 pm: HydroDash competition begins
2:30- Fast Fetch competition begins
4 pm: Air Retrieve (Splash 101)
Saturday August 10th
9 am – Splash #1 (Distance jump)
**The next three distance splashes will follow in succession, beginning no later than 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm but quite likely somewhat earlier than those posted times.
6 pm -Potluck Dinner
7 pm – FREE educational seminar (open to anyone who is interested) with social to follow.
Sunday, August 11th
9am – Splash #5 (distance jump)
*** Splash 6, 7, and 8 will follow in succession. We will likely run ahead of the posted schedule so plan to be at Eromit Acres well in advance of your first entered splash.
Distance Finals will begin 20 minutes after the conclusion of Splash 8
Awards Ceremony to Follow Distance Finals.
Sample Scoring for Western Cup Challenge Points:
Ember – HydroDash-1st out of 6 in the senior division to earn 6 points; Fast Fetch 8th out of 8 to earn 1 point- AR- finished 3rd out of 9 in the senior to earn 7 points. finished 4 out of 10 dogs in the master division Distance (7 points) = 21 points total
Kimber- 3rd out of 6 in senior to earn 4 points in HydroDash; Fast Fetch 3 out of 8 in the senior to earn 6 points, AR finished 3rd out of 3 in the junior division to earn 1 point; finished 4 out of 14 dogs in the senior division of Distance (10 points) = 21 points
Vino- – HydroDash- 1st out of 9 in the Master division to earn 9 points; 2nd out of 7 in the Elite division of Fast Fetch to earn 6 points, AR- finished 5 out of 9 in senior to earn 5 points; finished 6 out 8 dogs in the elite division of Distance (3 points). = 23 points
In this example, Vino would win with the most overall WCC points. Kimber and Ember tie for overall points, but Kimber earned more in Distance, which is the first tiebreaker, so she ends up 2nd and Ember 3rd.
HydroDash details – At present, NADD is running Hydrodash as a Fun run event and we are using their rules for our competitions. However, we have determined divisions that we will be using only here at Eromit AIRcademy in 2019, based on the times we’ve seen at practices and past events. Please note that HydroDash runs in 2019 do NOT count towards any sort of NADD title – the divisions we are using may not end up being the divisions that NADD in the future when this event becomes an official titling event. For the Western Cup Challenge, divisions will be as follows:
Elite- under 15 seconds
Master – 15.000-16.999
Senior – 17.000 -18.999
Junior- 19 seconds and up
Novice- any dog who jumps from the ramp will be scored in the Novice division.