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Coonhound World Championship

September 20-22, 2018
Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Hosted by the Morrow County Coonhunters Association

About Coonhound World Championship

The most prestigious title in Coonhounds.

This event offers three days of world-class competition. Participants compete for prizes provided by the event sponsors, as well as prestige; the World Nite Hunt Champion and World Bench Show Champion are crowned.

Competitors in this annual competition start as part of a group of thousands of World Champion hopefuls, representing entries from all over the U.S. and Canada.

The field of hopefuls is narrowed to the best-of-the-best coonhounds and handlers during the more than 150 Regional Qualifying Events that take place across the country throughout the year.

These qualified entries are again required to show their merit by competing in one of seven semifinal events, also scattered throughout the country. Semifinal events challenge the participants from each region to ensure only the top contenders make it to the World Championship Finals.

This event is the third leg of the exciting UKC Triple Crown program, sponsored by Black Gold Premium Dog Food.

Coonhound World Championship Triple Crown Event Purina Points Event

Results

Tentative Event Schedule

Date/Time Description Registration
Date/Time

Thursday

Date/Time
Description

Round 1 and 2 of the World Nite Hunt Championship

Registration

N/A

Date/Time

Friday

Date/Time
Description

Round 3 and 4 of the World Nite Hunt Championship

Registration

N/A

Date/Time

8 p.m.

Description

UKC Slam Event open to all UKC registered Coonhounds.
A special thanks to Purina and Tri-Tronics for donating $500 of added purse money each night.

Registration

On-site only

Date/Time

Saturday

Date/Time
Description

World Bench Show Championship, Final Cast of the World Nite Hunt Championship, Final Cast interviews and play-by-play of Final Cast at headquarters. Public invited!

Registration

N/A

Date/Time

8 p.m.

Description

UKC Slam Event open to all UKC registered Coonhounds.
A special thanks to Purina and Tri-Tronics for donating $500 of added purse money each night.

Registration

On-site only

Featured Sponsors

Black Gold Purina

Zone Info

Coming soon!

Lodging

Mt. Gilead, OH

Best Western Executive Inn (7 Miles)
Pet Friendly with Fee
Outdoor Pool
Breakfast

Knights Inn (6.5 Miles)
Pet Friendly with Fee

Marion, OH

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites Marion
Country Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus University Inn
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Comfort Inn Marion
Americas Best Value Inn Marion

Sunbury, Ohio

Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express
Americas Best Value Inn

Mansfield, Ohio also has hotels available.

Judges

The Coonhound World Championship judges are well qualified and come with the experience as owners, breeders and handlers. View the 2017 judges.

Additional Sponsors