WELCOME PARTY & SANCTIONED “B” MATCH
Come join us at the Spinone Club of America’s Welcome Party and Sanctioned B Match for a great time as we start off the national week at The Holiday Inn - Weirton, 350 Three Springs Road, Weirton, WV 26062 on Monday, May 18, 2020! There will be food, fun, spirits and, most of all, beautiful Spinoni. PRE-ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020. Dogs/bitches with majors are not eligible for competition.
As part of the 2020 SCOA National Specialty Top 20 Showcase and Parade of Veterans catalog, we would like to honor Spinoni who passed away during the last year. There is no cost for this memorial tribute. Please provide your beloved pet’s registered name, call name, date of birth and date passed, your name, and a short one-line loving memory or sentiment. You may also include one picture that will be included in a video presentation that will be shown at the National. Please email your information to Becky Tevis at [email protected], no later than April 10, 2020. Please expect an email response to confirm receipt of your information.
PARADE OF VETERANS
The 2020 Parade of Veterans honors the veteran Spinoni who have brought credit to the breed in the field, show, rally, obedience, agility, therapy or other performance areas, and, most importantly, as a treasured companion. All Spinoni 7 years of age and older may participate.
For each veteran walking in the parade, please furnish a brief paragraph (100 words maximum; any more will need to be deleted) about why they are so very special. This will be read as each dog enters the ring. Also, please include the full name of the dog, the call name, the age of the dog (date of birth), parents (if known), breeder (if known), and 3 or 4 favorite pictures.
IN ADDITION: For those veterans who are unable to attend, a brief slideshow will be developed and showcased before the parade, honoring those Spinoni who continue to make a difference but did not travel to the National. Please provide 3 or 4 pictures of your veteran throughout the years, including the dog’s full name and call name, age or date of birth, and the owner’s name.
Please email your information and pictures to Becky Tevis at [email protected], no later than April 10, 2020. You will receive an email response to confirm receipt of your information and pictures.
National Specialty State Raffle
Please join us for our “State Basket Raffle” at the 2020 SCOA National Specialty Week. The Show Committee is asking for members from every state to get together a basket with items of any kind that represents your state, but please remember that this is a family event! The baskets will be raffled off on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the auction! If you do not know what members are in your state, you can log into the members only section of the website. You will find a current list of members sorted by zip code. If you have any questions either about the raffle or about what members live in your state, please feel free to contact Laura Penfold at [email protected].
Spinoni Costume Contest and Spinoni Olympics
The Spinoni Costume Contest and Spinoni Olympics will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The Costume Contest will be held between Veteran Sweepstakes and Gun Dog Sweepstakes. The Spinoni Olympics will be held immediately following the conclusion of the Gun Dog Sweepstakes. For more information regarding the Spinoni Costume Contest, please contact Angela Matias at [email protected]. For more information regarding the Spinoni Olympics, please contact Barb Spence at [email protected].
SPINONi IN SPACE
Be creative! Be Alien! Join us for our annual costume contest.
The following groups will be judged by an unbiased group of Spinoni enthusiasts.
* Puppies up to 2 years.
*2 years to 6 years.
*6 years and older.
* Mixed age group - 2 or more Spinoni.
Spinoni Costume Contest: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 immediately following Veteran Sweepstakes
Spinoni Olympics: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 immediately following Gun Dog Sweepstakes