Posted Date: September 30, 2011
Make plans now to join us for an extra-exciting competition year!
Where has the time gone? 2012 will mark the 25th anniversary of the USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championships. This event is the longest running international agility competition in the Western Hemisphere. In celebration of this milestone, USDAA is happy to announce that the 2012 Cynosport World Games will be held at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, October 10-14, 2012! We have had many requests to move Cynosport back outdoors and recreate the festive atmosphere that our competitors have come to expect. Dicks Sporting Goods Park allows us to do just that. We will be utilizing Pod 2 which contains six full size soccer fields (fields 7-12 on their website http://www.dickssportinggoodspark.com/PDF/complexmappdf.pdf), four of which are natural grass and two synthetic turf. The qualifying period for the 2012 Games is August 19, 2011 through September 3, 2012.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary, USDAA is adding several new Regionals for competitors to participate in.
*Northwestern Regional, July 6-8, Auburn, Washington
*Western Regional, September 1-3, Prunedale, California
*Southwestern Regional, April 20-22, Camarillo, California
*Rocky Mountain Regional, April 27-29, Albuquerque, New Mexico
*South Central Regional, May 18-20, Fort Worth, Texas
*Central Regional, August 10-12, Olathe, Kansas
*North Central Regional, August 3-5, Crystal Lake, Illinois
*Southeastern Regional, June 8-10, Perry, Georgia
*Mid-Atlantic Regional, April 20-22, Palmyra, Pennsylvania
*New England Regional, July 13-15, Greenfield, Massachusetts
In addition, there will possibly be two more Regionals (one in the US and one in Canada).
We have over 500 hotel rooms (at less than $100/night with no pet fees) blocked at eight different hotels. These hotels will not take reservations more than a year in advance; therefore this information will be posted to the USDAA website after we return from the 2011 Cynosport World Games. More information will be added to the site as the event approaches.
RV reservations will be made through Dick's Sporting Goods Park directly, starting April 15, 2012. We will post details on the USDAA website in early April about how to contact Dick's Sporting Goods Park to make RV reservations. There will be a minimum of 200 RV parking spots.
We are looking forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of the USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championships with all of our competitors. Come join us in 2012 for competition, camaraderie, and FUN! We hope to see you at local trials, Regionals, and, ultimately, in Colorado next October.
We are already working on the details for the 2013 Cynosport World Games and the 2013 Regionals. Stay tuned!