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The Super Retriever Series Crown Championship Presented by Eukanuba Coming to Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, AL – For 13 consecutive years, the Huntsville Sports Commission has showcased the best all-around retrievers and sporting dogs in the country.  Huntsville embraces outdoors sports and once again these sporting dogs will be in Huntsville for over 7 days of competition starting with the Super Retriever Series (SRS) Super Dock competition on October 23-25, 2020 followed by the Retriever Trials October 28 – November 1, 2020.

SRS is celebrating its 18th year in competitive Retriever Trials and Super Dock Dogs.  The Retriever Trials will take place at Jones Farm and Cove Park and the SRS Super Dock will be located at Valley Bend. All events are free to the public. Bring a lawn chairs, be social distanced and watch the best retriever/handler teams in the world compete for the coveted title of 2020 SRS Crown Champion. The public is even invited to come and try jumping their own dog on Friday, Oct 23rd and join in on the fun.

Shannon Nardi Producer of the Super Retriever Series said, “We can’t imagine a better venue than what the Huntsville Sports Commission has provided for us in this host city over the past 13 years.  The Huntsville Sports Commission (HSC) is like coming to visit family.  The HSC folks, Ralph Stone and Gina Kirkland, are very popular among our competitors and followers.  Each and every year they roll out the red carpet for our competitors and crew. Huntsville is such a fun filled city.”

The Super Retriever Series is a hybrid style of retriever trials that include hunt tests, field trials, and all around hunt savvy. Last year Stephen Durrence of Sylvania, GA and Georgia, a 6 year old black Labrador, received the coveted Crown. Our presenting sponsor, Eukanuba, is also proud to be a part of the Super Retriever Series Crown Championship, highlighting these sporting dogs as the best in the county. This year’s prize will be a $50,000 purse package for the final three Open/Pro Retriever winners and the final 3 Amateur retriever winners. An Excel Boat and Mud Buddy Motor package will also be given away to one lucky team at the SRS Championship.

In addition to Retriever Trials the SRS Super Dock is coming back! “The Super Dock is a great family fun event! Where else would you be able to watch dogs fly through the air at distances up to 30 feet and heights up to 8 feet? These dogs are amazing athletes in their own right”, said Ralph Stone, Huntsville Sports Commission Executive Director.  Super Fly and Super V are amazing to watch, from the high powered jumpers to the new comer trying it for the very first time.  It is much like a track and field event, as they do the long jump, the high jump and a speed race we call “Raider Run”.  If you have a retriever who likes water, be sure and bring them out or just come and watch these amazing athletes on the dock.

Autumn is upon us and there is no better way to celebrate the great outdoors than to come out and watch the best sporting dogs in the world.

SRS SUPER DOCK CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP
Schedule of Events

FRIDAY  October 23, 2020
12:00p.m. – Super Fly Division – Amateur / Juniors / Seniors / Mini Fly / Pro / Elite

SATURDAY  October 24, 2020
8:30 a.m. – Competitor Check in and warm up
9:00 a.m. – Super V Divisions (Cuts to Top 6)
11:00 a.m. – RAIDER RUN right after Super V. Warm up if you must.
12:00 p.m. – Fun Jumps
1:00 a.m – Super Fly Division – Amateur / Juniors / Seniors / Mini Fly / Pro / Elite (Top 6 in each division advance)
3:00 p.m. – Super V Pro/Elite cut to top 6 if need be. Fun Jumps after.

SUNDAY October 25, 2020
All Finals Day
8:00 a.m. – Competitor Check in and warm up practice
9:00 a.m. – Super V Nova Finals Top 3 crowned
11:00 a.m. – Super Fly Division Finals – Amateur / Juniors / Seniors (Top 3 in each Division Crowned)
12:00 p.m. – Fun Jumps
1:00 p.m. – Super Fly Division Finals – Mini Fly / Pro / Elite
(Top 3 Crowned)
2:00 – Super V Pro & Elite Finals (Top 3 in each Division Crowned)
3:00 – Raider Run (Top 3 Crowned)
Fun Jump if time allows
Ribbon ceremonies & interviews

*Due to Production this schedule is subject to change

SUPER RETREIVER SERIES CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP
Schedule of Events

TUESDAY  October 27, 2020

1:00 – 3:30pm

SRS MEDIA DAY.  The SRS Has sent out invitation to the Media and Magazine Publications giving them the opportunity to come and talk to all competitors.

WEDNESDAY  October 28th, 2020

SRS Retriever Trials
7:00 a.m. – Series 1 – Location TBA – Will be posted on Facebook day before trial.
Trial will start at approximately 8:00 a.m.

Retriever Trials Will be lived streamed at a low scale on Series 1 & 2
Full production on Series 3,4 and 5.  

THURSDAY October 29, 2020

SRS Retriever Trials
7:00 a.m. – Series 1 – Location TBA – Will be on Facebook posted day before trial.
Trial will start at approximately 8:00 a.m.  After Series 2 Cut to Top 36.

Top 18 Open and top 18 Amateur teams.

Retriever Trials Will be lived streamed at a low scale on Series 1 & 2

Full TV production on Series 3,4 and 5.

FRIDAY October 30, 2020

SRS Retriever Trials
7:00 a.m. – Retriever Trials – Series 2 & Series 3 – Location TBA – Will be posted on Facebook day before trial. Trial will start at approximately 8:00 a.m.
Trial will start at approximately 8:00 a.m.  After Series 2 Cut to Top 36 18 Open and top 18 Amateur teams.

Retriever Trials Will be lived streamed at a low scale on Series 1 & 2

Full TV production on Series 3,4 and 5.

SATURDAY October 31, 2020

SRS Retriever Trials
7:00 a.m. – Series 3 or 4 – Semi Finals
Trial will start at approximately 8:00 a.m.
After Series 4 Cut to Top 12 – Super 6 Open and Super 6 Amateur teams.

The top 12 need to stick around with dogs, we will be doing individual interviews this afternoon.  PROs and Amateurs

SUNDAY November 1, 2020

SRS Retriever Trials
The Finals

7:00 a.m. – Series 5 – Finals   Super 6 Open & Super 6 Amateur

Trial will start at approximately 8:00 a.m.   

Full TV production on Series 4 and 5.

SRS PICKEM AWARD ANNOUCED

SRS PACEMENT AND WINNERS AWARDS GIVEN AFTER EVENT.

PLEASE NOTE: Event location, dates and times are tentative and subject to change.

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The Huntsville Sports Commission is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that promotes and enhances the quality of life in Huntsville by identifying, recruiting, promoting and staging sports events and meetings. For more information, contact Brooke Izzo, Director of Marketing & Communications, 256-883-3769, brooke.izzo@huntsvilleal.gov.

Super Retriever Series (SRS) features the best dog and handler teams from around the country as they compete on the dock and in the field for thousands of dollars in prize money and a chance to win the annual SRS Crown Championship, which will be held in Huntsville, AL from Oct 23-Nov 1. To keep up with Super Retriever Series news and event schedules follow us on social, visit www.SuperRetrieverSeries.com or contact Shannon Nardi, Snardi@DancinDogProductions.com