From Brandy Mead, SBCA Top 20 Chairman
The Top Twenty event held in 2021 will be held at the Utah National event in the fall. We recognize the hardships many have encountered during the last year and the impact this pandemic has had on our dog shows. During this unprecedented time, we find ourselves with qualifiers from 2 qualifying periods and 1 annual event.
The committee has worked to determine the best possible outcome for all exhibitors who have worked to qualify their dogs during these times. Simply put, it is our goal to recognize the accomplishments of the owners, breeders and handlers of all dogs that qualified for either year in the shows that were available to them.
Who gets recognition?
* All 2020 qualifiers (June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020) who choose to submit their entry will receive a ribbon and recognition at this year’s event
* All 2021 qualifiers (June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021) who choose to submit their entry will receive a ribbon and recognition at this year’s event
Who will compete in Utah?
* Qualifying points from both the 2020 and 2021 qualifying periods (June 1, 2019 thru May 31, 2021) will be combined and the cumulative Top 20 for that time period will be invited to show at the event in Utah this year.
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Invitations for both qualifying years will be sent at the close of the current qualifying period. Qualifiers who submit their entries will receive a ribbon, recognition, and their dog’s accomplishments in the event catalog this year. Since both qualifying periods had significant periods of time where shows were not available to the majority of the fancy, we will roll previous 2020 qualifying point totals over, combine 2021 running totals and the Top 20 of the cumulative point list at the end of the 2021 qualifying period will be invited to exhibit their qualifier at the event in Utah this Fall.
There are no other changes to standard Top Twenty point calculations, qualifications or the qualifying time period. Please continue to watch here for further updates on points, qualifying and event details and we look forward to seeing you all in Utah this Fall.