After much delibration the FBDCA Board unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 National Specialty week in Ohio. We based this decision on many factors, high on the list is the financial consideration for many of our members. Fund raisers, raffles, state baskets, travel, meals, etc may place stress at a time when many are suffering.
What if this virus does make a resurgence in the Fall? At this time the Roberts Centre has no penalties or fees for cancelations. Many businesses, dog clubs, NFL, film industry, etc have canceled events. Stores and other businesses are closing. The Top Twenty is greatly affected as is AKC. Times are unstable but will turn around if we keep the faith.
Please call and cancel your reservations. The following are the phone numbers for the hotels most used for booking:
Host Hotel - Robert Centre - 937-283-3200
Hampton Inn - 937.382.4400
Holiday Inn Express - 937.382.5858
Currently, the NSOC Committee along with the board is working to firm up details for 2021 and 2022 venues. Please allow us the opportunity to work some magic in accomodating the various elements involved. Take some time to be with family and 4 legged family members. Merci!
Schedule of upcoming events for the 2020 FBDCA National Specialty being held at the Roberts Centre 123 Gano Rd. Wilmington, OH 45177. This is a tentative schedule and subject to change.
Oct. 31, 2020 Scent Work
Nov. 1, 2020 Rally
Nov. 1, 2020 FCAT
Nov. 1, 2020 Obedience
Nov. 2, 2020 FCAT
Nov. 2-3, 2020 Independent Specialty
Nov. 2, 2020 Welcome Party
Nov. 3-4, 2020 Agility
Nov. 3, 2020 Beginner Puppy
Nov. 4, 2020 Sweepstakes
Nov. 4, 2020. Top Twenty
Nov. 5, 2020 Junior Showmanship
Nov. 5-6, 2020 National Specialty
Nov. 6, 2020 Awards Dinner
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Our country is facing unprecedented times. Because we have no history on such an event, so many things are up in the air. I know many clubs have made the decision to cancel their show and nationals. As of today, the FBDCA has NO plans to cancel our 2020 National Specialty. This is not to say, that this could change. Because of this uncertainty, we have decided not to move forward and take RV reservations, trophy sponsorships, and show donations. As soon as things become more clear, I will get any information out to everyone. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Susan Misch 2020 National Show Chair
We want to reach out to all 2020 FBDCA travelers coming to our National in Wilmington, Ohio in your RV/5th Wheel or travel trailer.
The Robert Center has a limited number of RV hookups and we are looking into having a generator brought on-site to accommodate everyone, if necessary. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming in your RV and need a spot. I have heard from many people, but still need you to email me at email@example.com
We now have information on the overflow hotels. We have a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites and the Holiday Inn Express. Both hotels are 9.1 miles from the Roberts Center. We will have scheduled shuttle service.
To book a room at the Holiday Inn Express, CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY, the number is 937-382-5858. Group code is BUL. The rate is $134 a night. It is pet friendly with no pet fee. To book a room at the Hampton Inn and Suites, CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY, the number is 937-382-4400. Group code is BUL. The rate is $144 a night. It is pet friendly with no pet fee.