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Youth Nationals

July 13 & 14, 2018 - Celina, Ohio

Mercer County Fairgrounds,1001 West Market St, Celina OH 45822
Hosted by Auglaize County Coon Hunters Association

Double Points Event!

Friday, July 13

Rules Seminar/Contest: 4:30 p.m.

Nite Hunt

Entries will be taken on the grounds. Prior qualification not necessary.
Entry Deadline: 7 p.m.
Entry Fee: $10
1st-10th Place Awards - Trophy and Bright Eyes Hunting Light.

Saturday, July 14

Non-Licensed Bench Show

Entries will be taken on the grounds. Prior qualification not necessary. Children may be assisted in getting dogs on the bench, but other than that must show, including gaiting the dog, without adult assistance. Classes will be based on the handlers age.
Entry Deadline: 1 p.m.
Entry Fee: $10
Bench Show Judge: Corey Gruver
Bench Show Seminar to be held Saturday at 11 a.m., hosted by Corey Gruver.

Rules Seminar/Contest: 4:30 p.m.

Nite Hunt

Entries will be taken on the grounds. Prior qualification not necessary.
Entry Deadline: 7 p.m.
Entry Fee: $10
1st-10th Place Awards - Trophy and Bright Eyes Hunting Light.

Requirements

Nite Hunts: Youth must be at least five and not older than 17 years of age to participate in nite hunts, and must be capable of calling dog struck and treed without assistance of parent or guardian. May be assisted with handling dog physically. (Youth having reached their 18th birthday on the date{s} of this event will not be eligible to compete.)

Youth Ages 5-12 and 13-17 to be drawn out separately in Junior and Senior Division. EACH PARTICPANT 13 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER, ENTERED IN THE NITE HUNT, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OTHER THAN THOSE IN THE CAST RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER YOUTH. One set of 10 placements awarded each night based on scores, regardless of age division.

Bench Show: Youth must be at least five and not older than 17 years of age to participate and must be able to show their dog without assistance of parent or guardian. Classes determined by age of handler: 5-12 age classes to compete in Junior Division; 13-17 age classes to compete in Senior Division. Classes judged via scoring system, that will be announced and explained in bench show seminar prior to start of show. Age class winners to show in Finals of each division for Overall Junior Division and Overall Senior Division National Championship.

Crowning Overall Junior and Senior National Hunt Champions!

There will be a 60-minute Final Four Hunt in a late round on Saturday night to determine Overall Champion and Continuing Education Tuition Awards in each age division. Youth must hunt complete hunt times both nights to be eligible for Final Four. Highest combined double cast win scores first, in each age division; followed by single night highest cast win score to make up Final Four, if needed.

Senior Division Final Four Hunt Awards
1st Place - $3,000 Tuition Award, Senior Division National Championship Trophy, Jacket
2nd Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
3rd Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
4th Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque

Junior Division Final Four Hunt Awards
1st Place $1,000 Tuition Award, Junior Division National Championship Trophy, Jacket
2nd Place - Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
3rd Place - Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
4th Place - Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque

Crowning Overall Junior and Senior National Show Champions!

Junior And Senior Division Bench Show Class And Overall Awards
Senior Overall Division Winner - National Championship Trophy, Jacket
Junior Overall Division Winner - National Championship Trophy, Jacket
Class Winners: 1st - Blue Ribbon; 2nd - Red Ribbon; 3rd - Green Ribbon

Continuing Education Tuition Prize

UKC offers a total of $10,000 Continuing Education Tuition Prizes.

Purpose: The purpose of the Continuing Education Tuition Prize is to financially assist active, interested, and capable young hound enthusiasts with the burdening costs of continuing education. The prize amount above will be held in a separate prize money account until the above named recipient makes application for release of funds.

Payment: Prize money will be paid directly to the school upon written request of the prize recipient. A tuition billing from an accredited college, university or trade/vocational school must accompany the written request. Under no circumstance may a Continuing Education Tuition Prize be transferred to another individual.

Deadline: The Continuing Education Tuition Prize must be redeemed by the recipients 21st birthday. Prize money that has not been used by the recipients 21st birthday will revert back to the UKC Youth Fund.

Youth Nationals

Sponsors

Bright Eyes Lights Mud River

Contacts

Local Club Contact & Vendor Info

Janet Davidson-Butcher 260.251.8195
Email Janet
Note: All vendors should contact club.

UKC Contact

Coonhound Field Operations, 269.343.9020
FieldOperations@ukcdogs.com

Lodging

Grounds Camping

Any campers setting up at the Mercer County Fairgrounds will be charged a per night fee to be determined and collected by the
Mercer County Fair Board and all proceeds to be retained by the Mercer County Fair Board.

Campground

Kozy Campground
5134 It's It Rd, Celina OH 45822
419.268.2275

Hotels

Best Western
2020 Holiday Drive, Celina OH 45822
419.586.4919

Celina Motel
225 S Main St, Celina OH 45822
419.586.2343

Americas Best Value Inn
1421 E Market Street, Celina OH 45822
419.586.4656

Romers Westlake Hotel
1100 S Main St, Celina OH 45822
419.584.1444

West Bank Inn
1055 W Bank Rd, Celina OH 45822
419.584.3625

Note & Reminders

  • Entries for hunt and show will be taken on the grounds. Prior qualification not necessary.
  • Bench Show: youth may be assisted in getting dogs on the bench, but other than that must show, including gaiting the dog, without adult assistance.
  • Nite Hunt: youth must be capable of calling dog struck and treed without assistance of parent or guardian. May be assisted with handling dog physically.
  • Kids having reached their 18th birthday on the date(s) of this event will not be eligible to compete.

Judges

Bench Show Judge: Corey Gruver