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    Coverdog Derby of the Year

    Posted by Coverdog Points Committee on 1/6/2022, 4:13 am

    A couple things to clarify…

    Coverdog Derby, Dog, and Handler of the Year, sponsored by Purina are calculated differently than Invitational Points. They run on different point “seasons” . Over half of the derby points trials have not submitted their essential data sheets or any data at all to the Points comittee despite the rules being published in the American Field, social media, and on this website several times. An accurate point count for Derby of the Year can’t be given until the data is sent in. Below are the Coverdog Points Program rules including those for Derby of the Year.

    The formula by which the Coverdog of the Year and Coverdog Handler of the Year, Sponsored by Purina are calculated as follows:

    Champion: 12 X the number of dogs.
    Runner Up: 8 X the number of dogs

    The Coverdog of the Year and the Coverdog Handler of the Year Award tracks all open grouse and woodcock championships,

    The overall rules for the awards are that the trials must be open, pay a significant purse, and must not limit entries. Championships generally do not limit entries anyhow, so most of these apply to derby stakes.

    1. All Open Championships that run on Ruffed grouse and/or North American Woodcock count for points. .
    2. The trial must not limit entries or refuse any eligible runnable dogs as defined by The Minimum Requirements For Dogs.
    3. A purse deemed significant must awarded to the winning handlers.
    4. A new club or a new stake must be run for two years to have a chance to be points eligible. Then club must apply to points comittee in order order to receive Purina Points. The club should run in accordance to the other listed criteria during this period to best assure points eligibility during this probationary period. If a points stake is not held for two years its status will revert back to the above mentioned probationary period.
    5. Significant format changes of a stake which may result in a significant points swing may also take 2 years until the higher points kick in.
    6. Essential data forms for Points trials must be submitted to Points Committee Secretary within 30 days from the completion of the trial. Failure to do so will result in Points for that trial being forfeited


    Points are awarded as follows:
    Champion: 12 X # of entries.
    Runner up: 8 X # of entries

    Should a championship stake be reverted to a shooting dog stake no points will be awarded.



    Derby Points

    1. A derby stake must be scheduled and run in conjunction with a scheduled and officially recognized open, all-breed, all-age, broke dog stake in order to be eligible for points.
    2. The trial must not limit entries or refuse any eligible runnable dogs as defined by The Minimum Requirements For Dogs.
    3. A purse deemed significant must awarded to the winning handlers.
    4. Each club will receive points for one stake in the fall and one stake in the spring.
    5.A new club or a new stake must be run for two years to have a chance to be points eligible. The club should run in accordance to the other listed criteria during this period to best assure points eligibility during this probationary period.. If a points stake is not held for two years its status will revert back to the above mentioned probationary period.
    6. Significant format changes of a stake which may result in significant points swing may also take 2 years until the higher points kick in.
    7. The points shall be calculated as follows:
    1/2 hour:
    First Place: 4 X # of entries.
    Second Place: 2 X # of entries.
    Third Place: 1 X # of entries.
    Grouse Futurity Points, First
    Place 6, Second Place 4, Third Place 2

    1 hour stakes receive double the points.

    Any new rules shall require a majority vote by the board to enact.

    Coverdog Points Board- Great Lakes Region: Scott Chaffee, Brian Wood, Middle Atlantic Region: Joe Camissa, Dave Hughes, New England Region: John Stolgitis, Joe Dahl
    Secretary- Thor Kain


      Re: Coverdog Derby of the Year

      Posted by Ryan H on 1/20/2022, 1:05 pm, in reply to "Coverdog Derby of the Year"

      Are derby points calculated based off on number of entries, or number starters?

      Essential data forms online only ask for number of starters.

      I see the paper data forms ask for both entries and starters.


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