The CCAA is proud to announce that the 2018 CCAA National Specialty weekend brought in record-setting entries! Additionally, the location, venue and a great working relationship with the team behind the Victory Lane Classic prompted the CCAA Board of Directors to consider once again holding its 2019 National Specialty weekend in Concord, North Carolina, starting May 30th through June 2nd, 2019.
By an overwhelming majority vote, the CCAA BOD voted to hold the 2019 CCAA National Specialty weekend in Concord, North Carolina, in conjunction with the Victory Lane Classic. 2019 would have been held in the south and due to the success of our 2018 event, we felt this was an excellent opportunity and hope you will join us. In a team effort with the CCAA, the cluster’s all-breed and working group clubs, along with the Cane Corso Club of the Carolinas (CCCC), intend to offer 8 opportunities within 4 days to exhibit your dogs. Actual scheduling is still being worked on and details will be presented as they become available, including information regarding the annual Breeder’s Cup Invitational, Young Prospect Challenge, Awards Banquet and general membership meeting.
The 2020 CCAA National Specialty is already in its planning stages and the CCAA BOD intends to consider all venue options. Suggestions and suitable cluster ideas for 2020 are welcomed via email at PaulaZaroCCAA@gmail.com.
Judging Nominations for the 2019 National Specialty judge open today!
Clicking on this paragraph will take you to an AKC search screen where you can search all AKC Approved and Provisional Cane Corso judges. We hope this AKC tool will assist you in the nomination process.
Below is the timeline for the selection process:
Members can EMAIL their nominations to CCAAJudgeNomination@yahoo.com. Please put in the subject line "2019 Judges Nominations" for easy reference. Thank you for contributing to this yearly process! We are looking forward to vetting all your nominations!
How Are Judges Chosen To Judge CCAA Specialties?
CCAA National Specialty Judges are chosen by the members of the CCAA. Each year, the CCAA holds a judge nomination voting period, followed by a vetting period for nominees. Finally, the vetted nominees are presented back to the membership for a final vote.
Selection Process in Detail
Current CCAA members are asked to nominate 3 judges they would like to see judge the CCAA National Specialty. Once nominations close, an Events committee member or members contact the nominees to vet interest and availability on the dates of the upcoming CCAA National Specialty. After the nominees have been vetted, their names are presented back to the membership and each member gets to vote for 1 judge. Once voting is closed, the committee contacts that judge with the highest number of votes to double check availability and interest to judge the CCAA National Specialty. The second highest vote-getter is asked to judge the CCAA Regional Specialty that is held in conjunction with the CCAA National Specialty. If there are supported entry shows the day before or after the National and Regional, the host kennel club has sole discretion to choose the judges for those shows.
Regional Specialty judges are chosen by the host kennel club, which is designating its classes as our Specialty. Occasionally, a host kennel club will allow our Board of Directors to vote for a judge from a list of judges they have already hired.
If you are a member and have not received these emails regarding the selection of judges, please email the Events Director to be added to the distribution list. Please note, the selections typically take place between January and March for the following year.
Current CCAA National Specialty judge selection rules: Once a judge has judged the CCAA National Specialty, her or she may not judge another CCAA National Specialty for 3 years. Once a judge has judged a CCAA Regional Specialty that is held in conjunction with the CCAA National Specialty, he or she may not judge another CCAA Regional Specialty for 2 years, unless the judge is assigned by a host kennel club to judge a Regional Specialty.
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