2022 GCA National/Eastern Specialty Weekend

10/14/2022 - 10/16/2022

Legions Stadium, 2149 Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington, NC

Join us at our 2022 National Specialty and Specialty Lure Coursing along with a potluck, a beach walk, and a banquet!


8/26/2020 -- Closing date for conformation shows

9/1/2020 -- Deadline to receive special nightly rate at host hotel


2022 GCA National/Eastern Specialty
Friday, October 14, 2022

Entries close: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Conformation judge: Ian Bond
Sweepstakes judge: Robert Urban
Junior Showmanship: Patricia Clark

Ringside mentoring by Sue Cassem and Patti Clark

Judges' education by Patti Clark after the membership meeting (immediately after judging is completed)

Show Chair: Brenda Adams

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Mail entries with fees payable to AMY MERO, Show Secretary (U.S. funds only)
Mrs. Amy Mero / 1181 Pleasant St. / Brockton, MA 02301


Use Entries on Time
Call 800-992-8955, email entriesontime@gmail.com, or send a message on Facebook

Specialty starts in

Friday, October 14, 2022

Ringside mentoring by Sue Cassem and Patti Clark

Judges' education by Patti Clark after the membership meeting (immediately after judging is completed)

Presentation on Canine Reproduction by Dr J Steven Swanner, DVM at the banquet

AKC Specialty Lure Coursing

Saturday, 10/15/2022, after breed judging

Judge: Carlee Davies

Entry closing dates:

  • Pre-Entries close at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 10, 2022
    at the Field Trial Secretary’s address.
  • Gate Entries close at 11:00 am at the Field Trial Secretary’s desk.

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Area map

2022 National Specialty T-shirts now available for preorder!

Available in S, M, L XL, 2XL and 3XL

$15 each, available for pickup at the show

Please send orders to Cyndi Swanson

Catalog Ads

Send your catalog ad to Cyndi Swanson

Don't miss the Friday evening dinner!

Where: Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar / 5035 Market St, Wilmington, NC
When: Arrive around 6:30 PM
What: Order off the menu -- choose what to eat!

Dr Steven Swanner presenting "A brief tour of the canine female reproductive cycle" at 7 PM
Judges comments
Silent Auction (really cool items)

Please advise Cyndi if you plan to attend (Hwindhounds@gmail.com)

Plus two additional all-breed shows!

Hanover Kennel Club - Saturday, 10/15/2022

Entries close: Noon, Wednesday, September 28, 2022


  • Breed judge - Frederick Vogel
  • Hound group judge - Christine Calcinari
  • BIS judge - Frederick Vogel
  • NOHS Hound judge - David Kirkland
  • HOHS BIS judge - Christine Calcinari

Show Superintendent:  MB-F

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Hanover Kennel Club - Sunday, 10/16/2022

Entries close: Noon, Wednesday, September 28, 2022


  • Breed judge - Christine Calcinari
  • Hound group judge - Frederick Vogel
  • BIS judge - Sherry Webster
  • NOHS Hound judge - Robert Gifford
  • HOHS BIS judge - Stephanie Hedgepath

Show Superintendent:  MB-F

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Trophies -- Trophies will be handmade pottery with Greyhounds in relief

We are accepting trophy donations at 4 levels. Everyone who donates will be listed in our thank you in the catalog. 
If you would like to sponsor and pay through PayPal, click the appropriate button below.

Inscription in catalog

Inscription in catalog

Inscription in catalog

Inscription in catalog

Or, checks may be made out to Greyhound Club of America with "2021 Central Specialty Trophies" in the note and mailed to Joan L Malak, GCA Treasurer / 5602 Bacon Road / Petersburg, MI  49270

PayPal invoices for different amounts can also be requested from Joan at majikees@cass.net

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


Subject to change

Friday, 10/14/2022

National Specialty
GCA potluck lunch (after classes and before BOB)
Membership meeting immediately after judging is completed
Judges' education by Patti Clark after the membership meeting
Beach walk after Judges' Ed, weather permitting
Friday evening banquet at Hieronymus along with a presentation on Canine Reproduction by Dr J Steven Swanner, DVM

Saturday, 10/15/2022

Hanover Kennel Club all breed show

GCA Specialty Lure Coursing in Burgaw, NC after breed judging

Sunday, 10/16/2022
Hanover Kennel Club all breed show

Hotel Information
Host Hotel:  The Wildwood Hotel (636-733-9100)
2801 Fountain Place / Wildwood, MO

20 minutes from the show site!

Call hotel directly and ask for Greyhound Group for special price of $138
-- 2 queen beds or 1 king bed
-- Breakfast included
-- One time pet fee: $30 for 1-2 dogs in room; $60 for 3-4 dogs in room

There is a very Limited number of rooms are available at the host hotel!

RV Parking Reservations

RV reservations are only accepted for those entered (or those who have dogs/cats entered) in an event that has contracted space which includes the overnight camping lots. Upon request, participants must be prepared to show proof of event entry upon arrival at Purina Farms.

RV reservations must start no earlier than 9/12/2021 and must end by 9/20/ 2021. Please email this request form to rvparking@purina.nestle.com by 8/29/2021. All requests must be RECEIVED by 8/29/2021 in order to be considered. There is a nightly charge of $40 in the Full-Service Purina Event Center Lot  and $25 in the Electric Only Main Show Field RV Lot. Reservations need to be paid in full within 2 days of receiving a confirmation email. Full payment by credit card must be received before the space can be confirmed and finalized. Credit cards only.

Once the RV Reservation Request Form is sent in, an RV Specialist will get back to the requestor via email within 3-5 business days to let them know if we are able to accommodate their request. 

You will receive a call from Purina Farms - 314-982-5220 or 314-982-5217 – within 5 business days to collect payment. You will then have 2 days (48 hours) from our initial contact to respond and issue payment. If we are unable to collect payment within the 48 hours, then the request will be voided and the space will be released. You will receive a reminder email immediately after our initial contact by phone if we are unable to reach you. The 48 hours will be determined based on the date of the sent email. Spaces are not confirmed until payment is received. At that time, you will receive a confirmation email that must be presented to Purina Farms security upon arriving on property. 

Spaces are non-refundable if not cancelled more than 3 days out from the first date of the reservation. They are also non-transferable.

Check-in time is 3 PM on the arrival date and check-out time is 12 PM on the departure date. If you need additional time beyond 12 PM you will need to rent another night to ensure availability for your space.

Please note that after 12 PM, all RVs that do not have a reservation for the next day will be contacted and requested to please move their RV immediately to day parking or a holding lot if available.  At 3 PM, if RVs are still in place without a reservation, Purina Farms will issue a charge, per RV in violation, to the hosting Club.

Contact the RV Specialist at rvparking@purina.nestle.com or (866) 979-2488 with any questions about overnight camping in the Purina Farms RV lots.

Please check the overall guidelines  as well as the general guest rules.   Also, you may view the Purina Farms map featuring the locations of the 2 RV lots on property.