2019 GCA EASTERN/NATIONAL SPECIALTY


5/2/2019 - 5/6/2019
5 days -- 5 shows
Conformation, junior handling, National Owner Handler, Rally, Obedience, Sweepstakes, & lots of lure coursing

Deadlines

Wednesday, 4/24/2019 – Pre-entries close for lure coursing
Wednesday, 4/24/2019 – RV parking reservations due

Saturday, 4/27/2019 -- Reservations for Friday boxed lunch
Sunday, 4/28/2019 – Reservations for Buffet Dinner & Live Auction deadline

2019 National Specialty Memorabilia

Buy your 2019 National Specialty Memorabilia Now!

T-shirts, Long Sleeve T-shirts, Key Chains & Travel Mugs

All items are available by pre-order. There may be a very small selection of items available at the show.

Order today! Order deadline is Wednesday, April 10, 2019

To order, send an email to Dani (dani.edgerton@gmail.com)
with the subject line: GCA Memorabilia

Please include for each item ordered:
Item name
Item size
Item price

You will be sent a GCA PayPal invoice and once your payment is received your order will be placed.
All items are printed black and white on light blue.

Woman's T-shirt
S,M,L,XL - $20.00

Man's T-Shirt
S, M, L, XL - $20.00

Woman's Long Sleeve Shirt
S, M, L, XL - $25.00

Men's Long Sleeve Shirt
S, M, L, XL - 25.00

14 oz. Stainless Travel Mug - 27.00
logo front and back

Key Chain - $14.00
logo front and back
Daily Schedule

Thursday, 5/2/2019
Central New Jersey Hound Show
Erwinna, PA
Entries close 4/17/19
GCA Supported Entry and Sweepstakes
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Friday, 5/3/2019
2019 GCA National Specialty
Erwinna, PA
Entries close 4/17/19
Sweepstakes, Obedience & Rally
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GCA Luncheon at Site
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AKC National Specialty Lure Coursing
Ringoes, NJ
Pre-entries close 4/24/19
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GCA Pot Luck Dinner at the Coursing Field - info to follow

Saturday, 5/4/2019
Bucks County Kennel Club
Erwinna, PA
Entries close 4/17/19
GCA Supported Entry & Sweepstakes
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ASFA GCA National Specialty Lure Coursing
Ringoes, NJ
pre-entries close 4/24/19
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GCA AFSA All Breed Lure Coursing Fun Trial
Ringoes, NJ
Pre-entries close 4/24/19
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Joint Sighthound Buffet Dinner & Live Auction
Platform One in Flemington, NJ
Rreservations close 4/28/19
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Sunday, 5/5/2019
Trenton Kennel Club
Trenton, NJ
Entries close 4/17/19
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Monday, 5/6/2019
Trenton Kennel Club
Trenton, NJ
Entries close 4/17/19
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2019 GCA National/Eastern Specialty
Friday, May 3, 2019
Tinicum Park
963 Erwinna Road, Route 32
Erwinna, PA 18920

Conformation & Junior judge:  Michael Canalizo
Sweepstakes judge:  Maureen Lucas
OB & Rally judge:  Sara J. Steel

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Show Superintendent:  Erie K-9 Event Services

--- Closing Date:  4/17/2019 ---

NOTE:  A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase on-site, see entry form for per-order information.

Greyhound only Lure Coursing

Friday, 5/3/2019
GCA's AKC Specialty Lure Coursing Trial
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (South County Park)
Lambertville, NJ
Roll call for 1st JC Test & QC Test at 4:00 PM
Greyhounds only  --  JC (2), QC, and trial
Pre-Entries Close on Wednesday, 4/24/2019 at 8:00 PM
Gate Entries 30 minutes prior to roll call at the FTS's desk
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Saturday, 5/4/2019
ASFA Greyhound National Specialty Field Trial
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (South County Park)
Lambertville, NJ
Roll Call: Noon or ½ hour after completion of breed judging, whichever is later
Region 8 --Greyhounds only
Early Entries Close on Wednesday, 4/24/2019 at 8:00 PM
Day of Trial Entries 30 minutes prior to roll call at the FTS's desk
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Please plan on attending GCA's ASFA Fun Trial on Saturday and help GCA get ASFA licensed

Please help sponsor the trophies for the 2018 GCA National/Eastern Specialty

We are accepting trophy donations at four levels. Everyone who donates will be listed on our thank you in the catalog. The levels are: PLATINUM $200 -- GOLD $100 -- SILVER $50 -- BRONZE $25

If you would like to sponsor and pay through PayPal, click the appropriate button below.

We hope you will all consider donating to this event and thank you in advance for your generosity.

If you prefer to pay by check, make it out to Greyhound Club of America with 'Eastern Specialty Trophies' in the note and mail it to: Patti Clark / 25 Point O Rocks Rd. / Newtown, CT  06470

Or, you can request a PayPal invoice from Joan Malak at majikees@cass.net

Thank you for your support!

Friday Boxed Lunch

Enjoy a boxed lunch on-site catered by The Fancy Fig and Catering -- 4 choices, 2 vegetarian

Cost: $15.00/person

If paying online, each time you click on 'Add to Cart', you will be taken to the shopping cart. Just click on 'Continue Shopping' to add more items.

Checks for banquet can be mailed to Joan Malak / 5602 Bacon Road / Petersburg, MI  49270

Reservation deadline:  4/27/2019

NOTE: Any checks that are mailed MUST be received by the 4/27 deadline!

Lunch choice #1: Chicken salad served on multi-grain bread, with pasta salad, a piece of fresh fruit, small water bottle, & a cookie

Lunch choice #2: Roasted Turkey & Swiss with raspberry mayo on a baguette, pasta salad, a piece of fresh fruit, bottle of water, & a cookie

Lunch choice #3: Tomato, mozzarella with pesto mayo on a baguette, pasta salad, a piece of fresh fruit, bottle of water, & a cookie

Lunch choice #4: Baby Greens with fresh berries, crumbled goat cheese & glazed walnuts served with a multi-grain roll & butter, a piece of fresh fruit, bottle of water, & a cookie

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Banquet & Auction

Join us for a Joint Sighthound Buffet Dinner & LIVE Auction Saturday Evening after the Hound Group at Bucks County Kennel Club.
Fun, Historic, exciting, and eclectic items, and camaraderie!

The dinner is a buffet so there is not a specific serving time. Start time will be determined and reservations informed as soon as Hound Group Judging time at Bucks Co. K.C. is published.
6:00 is an ESTIMATED start.

Auction details below

Location: Platform One (Route #12, Flemington, N.J.)

Cost: $35.00/person

Checks for banquet can be mailed to Joan Malak / 5602 Bacon Road / Petersburg, MI  49270

Reservation deadline: 4/25/2019

Banquet Menu (Buffet)

  • Penne primavera - Penne with seasonal vegetables, tomatoes and garlic in a tomato cream sauce
  • Chicken artichoke - Chicken breast, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, grilled asparagus in a garlic and parmesan cream sauce
  • Eggplant rollatini - Crispy, breaded eggplant stuffed with ricotta cheese and fresh herbs and finished with our homemade marinara sauce
  • Garlic & herb flank steak - Garlic and fresh herb marinated flank steak chargrilled to perfection
  • Grilled vegetables - Chargrilled zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, asparagus, mushrooms and roasted red peppers
  • Southwest quinoa salad - Finely diced melon, pineapple, corn and black beans tossed in a citrus vinaigrette with fresh cilantro
  • Potato salad - Red skin-on potatoes, celery and onions
  • House salad - Fresh spring mixed greens with sliced tomatoes, roasted red peppers, shaved red onions, diced cucumbers and Kalamata olives. Served with house balsamic vinaigrette
  • Caesar salad - Romaine, aged parmesan and house made croutons tossed in our nearly famous classic Caesar dressing
  • Assorted breads - Variety of mini artisan breads
  • Coffee and tea

Auction Information

Join the fun and support GCA! -- DONATE AN ITEM!

If you have an item that you would be willing to donate, please contact Dani at dani.edgerton@gmail.com

Once an item is published on the Eastern Sighthound Specialties Dinner & Art Auction Facebook page, on line bids will be accepted with live bidding to culminate at the May 4th dinner at Platform One.

If you bid but will not attend the dinner, arrange for someone to continue your bid & accept any "won" items or be prepared to pay for shipping.

Host Hotel

The Host Hotel is Ramada Inn Flemington. There is a GCA block at $85 per night. Call 908-782-7472 for a reservation. Their website is HERE.

This hotel is not the best but it is the only one that would give us a block with dogs. Our old hotel, now the Clarion Inn, in New Hope does not allow dogs over 50 pounds at this point. There are other hotels listed on the premium list.

RV Parking

Price is $40.00 per night via PayPal or $45.00 per night via check to Harry Miller if paid in advance. Price for 3 nights is $100.00/PayPal or $120.00 via advance sale only.

Use form found in Bucks County K.C. premium list if mailing payment.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows are at:
Tinicum Park
963 Erwinna Road, Route 32
Erwinna, PA

Saturday, Sunday shows are at:
Mercer County Park
Old Trenton & South Post Roads
W Windsor Twp, NJ

GCA Specialty Lure Coursing (AKC on Friday & AFSA on Saturday) & GCA ASFA Fun Trial (Saturday) are at:
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (South County Park)
Lambertville, NJ

Additional AKC Lure Coursing Trial (all sighthounds) on Friday at Tinicum Park


MORE SHOWS
Thursday, 5/2/2019
Central New Jersey Hound Show
Breed judge:  Ms. Deirdre Petrie
Superintendent:  Erica Jantos C/O RAU DOG SHOWS, LTD (info@raudogshows.com)
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Saturday, 5/4/2019
Bucks County Kennel Club
Breed judge:  Mr. Edmund Dziuk
Superintendent:  MF-F
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Sunday, 5/5/2019
Trenton Kennel Club
Breed judge:  Daniel W. Dowling
Superintendent:  Jim Rau Dog Shows
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Monday, 5/6/2019
Trenton Kennel Club
Breed judge:  Lawrence C. Terricone
Superintendent:  Jim Rau Dog Shows
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Additional Lure Coursing -- All Sighthounds

Saturday, 5/4/2019
GCA's ASFA All-Breed Fun Trial
Please support GCA's Fun Trial towards ASFA licensing
All Sighthounds
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (South County Park)
Lambertville, NJ
Roll call at Promptly at 3 PM
Note:  No ASFA points shall be awarded at this fun trial
Early Entries Close on Wednesday, 4/24/2019 at 8:00 PM
Day of Trial Entries 30 minutes prior to roll call at the FTS’s table
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Friday, 5/3/2019
Polo Field at Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA
Lehigh Valley Coursing Club
All Sighthounds  --  JC, QC, and trial
Early Entries Close on Tuesday, 4/30/2019 at 6:00 PM
Day of Trial Entries at 8:30 AM at the FTS’s table
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