Nursery Entries Received

Entries for the National Finals must be postmarked on or before Aug. 1. Entry available June 1  
No entries will be accepted after that date.
Beginning on or before August 15, Joanne Murphy (our webmaster) will update the website entries received on a daily basis. Scratches will be filled up until the day before the trial starts. Please do not call either the Secretary or Webmaster to see if you are in. LOOK at the website.

No refund after Sept. 1 in either the Open or Nursery Class unless there is a valid family medical or veterinary excuse. No exceptions. No refund even if your spot is filled. It is the handler's responsibility to make sure your message was received and proper action was taken. Entries/wait list updates are posted within a few hours after cancellations are received, so please check the website to see if you are still on the entry list. If you are, email

Beginning September 10, the only way to get into the Finals is to personally sign in at the secretary's trailer before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the finals starts (Sept. 25).


At 5:00 p.m. on Monday, the Secretary will finalize the running order with any final scratches, filling the spots with the dogs on the sign in sheet. The dogs on the sign in sheet have to be entered by the August 1 entry deadline and will be given entry into the trial based on qualification points.

An entrant must notify the trial secretary before the class begins each day (first dog to the post) in order to substitute to an alternate dog (listed on entry form) provided the alternate dog has sufficient qualifying points to be eligible (for the Open) or qualifying legs (for the Nursery. An alternate dog will not be substituted if there is a dog on the sign up sheet that has a greater number of qualification points.

Part I, Rule 4 of the USBCHA Rules states: Members must be in good standing to earn points towards participation in the USBCHA Open Finals and qualifying legs for the USBCHA Nursery Finals. To participate in the USBCHA National Finals, one must also be a member in good standing of the American Border Collie Association (ABCA).
The ABCA is in the process of verifying membership. If you are entered in the Finals and are not a current member of the ABCA, please join prior to the commencement of the National Finals.
An application is available by clicking   ABCA Membership Form

Handlers are responsible for checking the nursery list to ensure the earned legs are correct. If they are not correct, they should contact the USBCHA secretary and/or the trial hosts. This must be done before running orders are drawn.

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