2020 Invitational is Rescheduled and the
2021 Invitational is Continuing as Planned
In early March the Board made the difficult decision that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent concern for the safety of all participants, the 2020 Invitational scheduled to be held in Corning, CA, April 19-26, 2020, had to be cancelled.
Since then the Board has searched for alternatives for the event. After considering all available options, and given the uncertainties created by the pandemic, the Board has determined that the best alternative is to reschedule the 2020 Invitational in Corning, CA for April 18-25, 2021. All dogs that qualified for the 2020 Invitational are automatically qualified for the rescheduled 2020 Invitational, as well as, the 2021 Invitational.
The originally scheduled 2021 Invitational will also take place as planned in Emporia, VA, May 16-23, 2021. Dogs that qualify during the 2021 qualifying period of March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021, are also qualified to enter both events.
Passes at each event will count as two credits for the 2022 qualifying year. A dog that passes both the rescheduled 2020 Invitational and the 2021 Invitational will have four credits toward the 2022 Invitational.
Of course, all plans are subject to change in response to the ongoing health crises we all face. Until next time, be safe, hug your dogs and hug your family.
Please feel free to contact your Region Director for more information or with questions.
Thank you all!
MARC Board of Directors
A Little About Ourselves
The Master Amateur Retriever Club (MARC) was established in 2016 as a national retriever club dedicated to the amateur handler. MARC believes that amateurs are the purpose and backbone of the AKC Hunting Test for Retrievers program and will support and encourage their involvement in the sport. MARC, while patterned after the Master National, is a separate and distinct organization. MARC will host an annual invitational event – The Master Amateur Invitational - for qualified amateur handled retrievers.
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