The National Specialty
Nothing could be finer . . .
than Collies in Carolina

March 27 - 31, 2007
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
Concord, North Carolina

Official Sponsor CCA 2007


2007 CCA National Specialty -- Concord, North Carolina, March 27 - 31

This show is dedicated to the memory of
George and Bobbee Roos of Wickmere Collies. 

News 
Agility Trials Program
Follow the link below to view the Agility Trials Program for the 2007 National.

> View Agility Trials Program

The Quarter Century Collie Group's 23rd Annual Cocktail Party, Buffet and Program is scheduled for Friday night, March 30. Put the pedal to the metal and race on over to The Speedway Club at Lowe's Motor Speedway (5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord, NC), just 5 minutes from hotels and 15 minutes from the show site. Cocktails and Races* from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (*Race your car against others on a realistic racing simulator). There will be a delicious buffet with several entrees at 7:45 p.m. Great entertainment will be provided by the popular North Carolina Quartet -- The Parsons, followed by "THE RIGHT STUFF AWARD."

Quarter Century Group Members: $45
Non-Member Guests: $48

Send your reservations and checks to
June Morris, 2203 Edgehill Rd., Louisville, KY 40205
For additional information contact Pat Atkins
(210) 657-1166 or patatkins2@aol.com

Performance Premium Lists
To obtain a premium list for the 2007 National Specialty Herding Trial, please contact Barb Witte at gaelyncot@aol.com OR

> Download a printable version here (5.9MB -- PDF)

> Download the Agility Premium List here (644K -- PDF)

Most Versatile Collie Rules
> Read the new rules for "Most Versatile Collie."

Reserved Grooming  
Each reserved grooming space will be $40 for an 8 x 8 minimum space. Those who wish to groom together, must submit their requests together. Requests exceeding 8 adjacent spaces are not guaranteed to be next to each other. Each space will be provided with a gallon of water, a bale of shavings and plastic. Additional water, shavings and plastic will be available for purchase. All x-pens must have plastic at least 10 up on the sides. Refund for grooming spaces may be requested before February 28, after which time no refund will be made. Deadline for reservations February 28, 2007. To reserve space, please send an e-mail to: Judy Porter at fideliscol@aol.com

Downloadable Booklet 
This booklet has all the details for the National Specialty week
(Adobe Reader required).

Download the booklet >

Judging Assignments

Conformation Judges 
Shelley Roos – Intersex
Sue Fabeck – Regular & Non-regular Dog Classes
Doris Werdermann – Regular & Non-regular Bitch Classes

Junior Showmanship
Nioma Coen
                                               
Obedience/Rally Judges
Pat Hess
Nancy Withers

Agility Judge
Nancy Davis

Herding Judges
Louis Thompson
Dana Hasemeier


Host Hotel Cluster

Reminder: When you make your hotel reservation in Cabarrus County, be sure to say that you are with the Collie Club of America National Specialty.

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
http://www.goldevents.net/index.html

Please note: This is a modern facility which opened 3 1/2 years ago. The site has floor plans, directions, general information, food and beverage information as well as pictures of the buildings which will assist in planning for your trip as well as hopefully answer any questions.

Cabarrus CVB
http://www.cabarruscvb.com/

Please note: When you go to their web site you can request a free visitors guide. Great way to learn about the area! Also, the site lists hotels, restaurants, activities, things to do, golf courses etc.

Hotel Update as of 1/1/2007:

The following hotels have responded that they have hotel rooms available for sale:

1.  Wingate Inn (exit 49) $89.00* (14 miles from show site) 704-979-1300 Plenty of rooms including n/s doubles  Pet fee of $25.00

2. Hampton Inn (exit 60) $89.00 (8 miles from show site) 704-793-9700 Have plenty of rooms including n/s doubles. Pet fee of $25.00

3. Sleep Inn and Suites (exit 60) (8 miles from show site) $69.95 704-788-2150. Have plenty of rooms including n/s doubles.  Pet fee $25.00

Reminder: When you make your hotel reservation in Cabarrus County, be sure to say that you are with the Collie Club of America National Specialty.

Hotel information for Concord, NC hotels that have been contracted with discounted room rates as well as a continental breakfast included in room rate are listed below. A one time pet fee of $25.00 will apply. The following are "dog friendly" hotels:

1. Sleep Inn (exit 49) $59.00* (14 miles from show site) 800.4choice or 704-979-8800 Few rooms remain but they have added suites at $79.00

2 . Comfort Inn (exit 49) $75.00* (14 miles from show site) 800.4choice or 704-979-3800. Few rooms remain 

3.  Hampton Inn (exit 49) $82.00** (14 miles from show site) 704-979-5600. Sold out of contracted discounted rooms but have rooms to sell.

4.. Mainstay Inn and Suites (exit 58) $58.95 704-788-2140

5. Best Value Inn (exit 58) 704-788-2550

6. Suburban Extended Stay Lodge (exit 49) $69.00/night for 6 nights or less or $39.00/night for 7 or more nights 704-979-5555 with a one time non-refundable pet fee of $25.00

The following hotel is "people friendly:
1. Holiday Inn (exit 60) $79.00 (8 miles from show site) 704-743-1080 *** People Friendly Only***  Rooms available

The main host and host hotels all share the same parking lot. The group rate is available three days prior to the event as well as three days after the event for all hotels. You must identify yourself with the Collie Club of America National. Deadline for reservation is March 7. This area is great for hotels, shopping, restaurants, activities, golf and Lowe's Motor Speedway tours or even driving on the race track.

Hotel Information for Herding : Palomino Motel in Sanford, NC (919) 776-7531. Please make a separate hotel reservation if you are attending the herding event.

Venues and Entry Administration

Herding Tests and Trials Location
Way to Me Farm, Sanford, NC
(A & B Course Sheep & Ducks)

Conformation and Agility Location
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

Obedience and Rally Location
Gold Hall 2 (adjacent to Events Center)

Show Superintendent -- Conformation, Obedience and Rally
MB-F, Greensboro, NC

Herding Trial Secretary
Barb Witte -- gaelyncot@aol.com -- 402-593-7538

Agility Trial Secretary
Sheryl McDonald -- shertomkennels@sbcglobal.net -- 512-515-5494

Show Committee

CCA Host Show Chairperson                                   
Janet Robinson -- snowdon@bellsouth.net -- 803-831-8307
Obedience Chairperson                                
Monique Williams -- unleashedK9@comcast.net -- 678-398-7174
Rally Chairperson
Terry Peters, DVM -- peterst@cder.fda.gov -- 301-774-1350
Herding Chairperson                        
James (Jim) Smotrel -- jsmotrel@jetbroadband.com -- 434-384-3177
Agility Chairperson
Ericka Wojack -- ewojack@midsouth.rr.com -- 901-759-9490
Announcer
Bernie Howard -- BJHCollie@aol.com -- 248-553-2066
Treasurer
Michael Esch -- Michael.Esch@churchdwight.com -- 609-688-5276
Secretary
Nancy McDonald -- nancy@collieexpressions.com -- 919-718-9347
Chief Ring Steward (Conformation)
Millie Meyer -- Gaymilllacywolf@aol.com -- 770-964-4715          
Facilities
Alice Baker -- bakeram@carolina.rr.com -- 704-932-2460
Novelties
Kathy Drabik -- westwood1@NAXS.net -- 276-794-7276
Reserve Grooming
Judy Porter -- fideliscol@aol.com -- 410-788-2173
Reserve Seating
Pam Brown -- pam.brown@duke.edu -- 919-967-6605
Concessions/Vendors
Sylvie Lingenfelter -- glenorka@aol.com -- 405-769-4384
Trophies
Angie Gillespie -- gillscolly@aol.com -- 601-853-4780
Catalog Advertising
Ellen Russell -- dublinhill@verizon.net -- 302-337-7849
Catalog Sales
Libby Lewitt --  Karavel@aol.com -- 352-472-2650
Hospitality
Chris Laughlin -- keepsakesheltie@yahoo.com -- 336-622-6754
Welcome Party
Rayleen Hendrix -- applevalleyc@bellsouth.net -- 256-729-1189
Farewell Party
Dona Williams -- 704-878-0848 and
Judy Walburn -- candjcollies@earthlink.net -- 740-243-3760
Raffles
Sue Kuechenmeister -- ckuke@centurytel.net -- 205-655-3797
Top 20 Invitational
Judy Pitt -- kitleigh3@aol.com -- 931-285-2428
RV Parking Reservations
Millie Meyer -- Gaymilllacywolf@aol.com -- 770-964-4715
Ex-Pen Rentals
Nancy Lee Smalley -- sctexasaggie@aol.com -- 843-449-5805
Opening Ceremonies
Jean Smith -- jsmith27107@triad.rr.com -- 336-785-0044
Decorations
Judy Guthrie -- CCVAGURL@aol.com -- 804-994-9494
Judges Hospitality
Anne Cross -- shadowmont@hotmail.com -- 423-877-2891
Merchandise
Joan Johnson -- brcollies@aol.com -- 423-323-4303
Lori Montero -- LoriMarCollies@carolina.rr.com -- 704-243-3760
Wickmere Dedication
Hal and Mary Sundstrom -- halamar1@aol.com -- 864-895-9861
Marketing
Jim Holliday -- westoncollies@yahoo.com -- 803-328-8859
Transportation
Lenell Nix -- srcollies@bellsouth.net -- 828-329-2774
Logo Artist
Joan Johnson -- brcollies@aol.com -- 423-323-4303
Webmaster
Gary Jordan -- colliesonline@fastmail.us  -- 203-239-4407

Tentative Schedule

Sunday , March 25
Herding Trial

Monday, March 26
Herding Trial

Tuesday, March 27
Agility Trial
Breeder’s Seminar
Judges Seminar
Welcome Party

Wednesday, March 28
Agility Trial
Conformation Classes
Top 20 Invitational

Thursday, March 29
Conformation Classes
Obedience and Rally Trial
Juniors Seminar and Party (Wingate Hotel ( Exit 48) 1 hour after judging)
Foundation Dinner and Auction

Friday, March 30
Conformation Classes                                      
Obedience and Rally Trial
Juniors Seminar (in show ring following judging)
Quarter Century Dinner

Saturday, March 31
Conformation Judging
Most Versatile Collie Award
Parade and Tribute for Collie Rescue of the Carolinas
Annual Meeting and Farewell Dinner

Important Dates and Deadlines

Jan. 21 -- Raffle Drawing for Trip Prize
Jan. 31 -- Trophy Donations (in time to be listed in the catalog)
Jan. 31 -- Catalog Advertising
Feb. 28 -- Vendor/Concession Reservations
Feb. 28 -- Catalog Pre-order
Feb. 28 -- Ex-pen Rental
Feb. 28 -- Motor Home Parking Reservations
Feb. 28 -- Reserve Grooming Reservation or Cancellation
Feb. 28 -- Reserve Seating Reservations or Cancellation
Feb. 28 -- Top 20 Invitational Participation
Feb. 28 -- Dinner &  Party Reservations (RSVP)
Mar. 7 -- Sent Raffle Items Due
Mar. 7 -- Hotel Reservations Deadline
Mar. 7 -- Entries Close

Airlines
(Serving Charlotte Douglas International and allowing travel with dogs)

American -- 800-433-7300
Continental -- 800-525-0280 
Delta -- 800-221-1212
Northwest -- 800-225-2525
United -- 800-241-6522

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