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Grand American

January 2-4, 2020
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Opening Ceremonies will be Friday beginning at 10 a.m. in the Bates Building.

See event ad for complete details!

Nite Hunt

Two Nite Hunts (Two-Hour Hunts)
There will be a hunt-off following Saturday nights hunt to crown the Grand American Champion.
Double cast winners will advance to the final four. If more than four double cast winners, then top four with highest combined final score will advance. If less, then highest score dog(s) from either night will advance. Must hunt both nights to be eligible for Final Four.

Nite Hunt Entry Rules

  1. Advanced Entries $35 each night. All Nite Hunt entries must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2019.
  2. UKC and Grand American reserve the right to assign observers to any cast.
  3. All guides must be residents of South Carolina and members of a participating club.
  4. Any cast that becomes separated must return to the Fairgrounds or be scratched.

Send Hunt Entries to:

David McKee
314 Alexander Road
Whitmire SC 29178

Bench Show

In the Bates Building.
Overall Show Winner receives Evans Dog Box donated by Evans, and a custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear.
Dual Champion Show Winner receives a light from Valley Creek.

Bench Show Deadline: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.
Entry Fee: $20
Entries will be taken in the Bates Building Friday from 8 - 10 a.m. for Registered, Dual Champions & Pairs. Saturday from 8 - 10 a.m. for Champions, Grand Champions & Overall.
10 a.m. free Kiddy Bench Show for children under 12 years old.
Show Contact Danielle Champ (304) 651-9028

Youth Show

Saturday, January 4th
Entries will be taken from 8 - 10 a.m.
Deadline: 10 a.m.
Entry Fee: $15
Will be held after the Saturday Bench Show.

Treeing Contest

Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Entry Fee: $5

Prizes

TOP 20 PAYOUT! NUMBER OF ENTRIES X $5 / 20 EACH NIGHT. The amount of money from the $5 shall be divided equally among The Top 20 Cast Winners each night.
First Place: Overall - $1,000, Tri-Tronics Trashbreaker, dog box from Woods and Water, Bright Eyes Light, custom
embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear, Garmin System from Garmin, and gift certificate from GTs.
Second place: $500, Bright Eyes Light, dog box from KJ Kennels & Supplies, Garmin System from Valley Creek Hunting Supply, custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear, and gift certificate from GTs.
Third place: $300, Bright Eyes Light, dog box from Big River Hunting Supply, custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear, and gift certificate from GTs.
Fourth place: $200, Bright Eyes Light, dog box from Evans, custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear, and gift certificate from GTs.
Each of the Final Four winners will be receiving a pair of boots from Yoder Nylon.

About Grand American

Two Nite Hunts, One Bench Show (held over two days)

Often viewed as the kick-off to the UKC coonhound events calendar, the Grand American is the first major event of the year, taking place in early January in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Presented by American Cooner magazine, the Grand American is a nationally-known event that features skilled hounds from all over the country. The coonhound community is proud to offer this family-friendly event, where attendees can shop a variety of vendors, catch up with old friends, and make new ones!

Grand American

Results

Notes & Reminders

  • Advanced Entries $35 each night.
  • All Nite Hunt entries must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2018.
  • You must bring your UKC Easy Entry Card or Registration Certificate to confirm entry.
  • Grand American reserves the right to refuse entry or to remove any dog or person from grounds.

Event Contacts:

Hunt

David McKee
803.528.9050
Call after 3 p.m. during the week

Harry Ott
803.536.0837

Bench Show

Cleo Bowers
803.960.6057

Sponsors

Lazer Light Company
Woods and Water of Chapin, South Carolina
Derrick Equipment Company
The Dog Food Center
C&H Publishing
Big River Hunting Supply
KJ Kennels
Destination Powersports