15th AKC Agility Invitational
Sponsored by Eukanuba and held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin
Orange County Convention Center
December 12-13, 2020
2020 Agility Invitational
Round 1 Invites Posted from 3-8-2020 along with Additional Invites from 6-30-2020
As announced back in April, 2020 (see below), the Top 5 dogs and Top Preferred dog in each breed were frozen based on results processed through March 8, 2020 (i.e. the last trial date not affected by COVID-19).
CLICK HERE to see the posted list of Round 1 Top 5 and Top Preferred invites which shall be emailed in August, 2020 based on those March 8, 2020 standings (the dogs ‘x’ in blue) along with the Additional invites based on the June 30, 2020 standings (the dogs ‘x’ in red).
If an exhibitor wishes to “opt out” from receiving their invitation, please send email to email@example.com. The next dog in-line from the March 8, 2020 Top 5 and Top Preferred list will then be sent the Round 1 invite instead. Round 1 opt-out requests must be received by no later than Sunday, August 2, 2020. Round 1 entries shall open on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 @ 8:30 a.m. EST.
**NEW IN 2020** In August, 2020, dogs within the original March 8, 2020 Top 5 and Top Preferred list will also receive a USPS-mailed certificate acknowledging their achievement for being on the AKC 2020 Agility Invitational Top 5 and Top Preferred list.
The 2020 AKC Agility Invitational premium list shall be posted later this week.
2020 AKC Agility Invitational Qualifying Period Announcement
In an effort to make the qualifying process as fair as possible we have reviewed the trials held in March and found that March 8, 2020, was the last date not affected by COVID-19. In determining this we have decided to freeze the rankings at that point in time. The Top 5 dogs and the Top Preferred dog in each breed will receive an invitation in August to AKC’s 2020 Agility Invitational event.
New this year, a separate, special certificate recognizing the Top 5 and Top Preferred teams shall be mailed out in August. Invitations shall be sent as emails to the primary owner.
Partial sections of our country were able to hold events past March 8, 2020 and there may be additional trials held through the event’s eligibility date of June 30, 2020. During this period, if a dog moves up into the Top 5 or becomes the Top Preferred dog they will also receive an emailed invitation. Subsequently, some breeds may have more than 5-6 dogs invited.
We have posted the Top 5 and Top Preferred dogs as of March 8, 2020 here. An updated list showing additional dogs invited shall be posted once results have been processed through June 30, 2020.
If you have questions please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to everyone!
The AKC Agility Department