2018 World Championship weekend in Naperville!
(Mill St and Diehl Rd) 288 W Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL, 60563
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Tweet during the event weekend using the hashtag #awifinals and check the website to see what is happening live from Nike Park!
Spectators are welcome at the field each day (9:30 am start) and there is no cost to watch the action. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Check our social media channels to follow all of the action. We're looking for photos from the entire event weekend. Please post them with the hashtag (#awifinals) and tag us on Facebook (@ashleywhippetinvitational), Twitter and Instagram (@awiseries). Thank you in advance for being part of this amazing event weekend.
Spectators are welcome throughout the event weekend! The events begin at 9:30 am each day (Saturday and Sunday). Registration/check in for COMPETITORS will begin at 8:30 am each day.
Please check your email for information regarding the welcome dinner on Friday night (open to competitors) at the Wehrli home or for other details about the event weekend. Qualifiers should have received an email with this information from firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome club banners and signage on site. Individual Team sponsorship banners, tents and signage will not be allowed to be displayed during the weekend. This will be strictly enforced. We have many sponsors for the weekend who have paid to display their information. If anyone has a question regarding this please contact Tom Wehrli directly prior to the event.
The event hotel is once again the Red Roof Inn:
Red Roof Inn, 1698 W. Diehl Rd, Naperville, is the official hotel for our event. We have a block of rooms and based on how many rooms we fill, we will get credit to help pay for our judges rooms. Please contact them directly at 630-369-2500 and talk to a HUMAN AT THE FRONT DESK, NOT RESERVATIONS and BE SURE you are reserved in our block and they know you are with Ashley Whippet! YOU MUST ask for our room block, “FRISBEE DOGS.” Cut off date for our block rate is AUGUST 15.
The AWI Last Chance Qualifier will be held on Saturday, September 1. The AWI World Championship will be held on Sunday, September 2.
EVENT LOCATION IS AT NIKE PARK - SAME AS LAST YEAR
Please reference the attached map for specific field location and parking information. RV’s have designated parking areas.
Registration/check in will begin at 8:30 each day. Event begins at 9:30 each day.
Last Chance Qualifier:
For the last chance qualifier, Open Overall division will run 1 round of freestyle and 1 round of toss and catch, then the top 10 will run another round of freestyle. The three scores for each team will be totaled and the winner will be determined. Top five teams will qualify for the World Championships on Sunday.
Open Toss and Catch will run 2 rounds and the scores for each team will be totaled and the winner will be determined (cash prize). Top five teams will qualify for the World Championships on Sunday.
For the World Championships, the same procedures will apply except the top 15 in each division will run an additional round to determine the winner. Toss and Catch will run two rounds before cutting to top 15. There will be a Freestyle Champion crowned at the World Championship, based on the best 2 rounds of Freestyle for the day.
Last year’s champions, Kirby McIlveen/Torch and Mark Faragoi/Riley automatically are eligible to participate in the World Championship without qualifying at a previous event.
Fees are due the day of the event (Last Chance Qualifier). Please make checks payable to Ashley Whippet.
Please send your music to email@example.com as soon as you can and specify which dog you are using the music for, if competing with more than one dog. Pre-registration is available now for the last chance qualifier at:
Pre-registration/online confirmations will close August 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Friday, August 31 there will be a welcome event for all competitors at Tom and Chris Wehrli’s home from 4 – 8 pm. Please email them for specifics.
Dinner will be provided around 5 pm but please bring your own drinks. The Ashley Whippet Museum will be open, and Alex Stein will be available for autographs and photo ops, if he feels like it :)
Teams already qualified:
All qualifiers can be seen on this page: https://www.ashleywhippet.com/qualified-teams
Confirm your qualified spot(s) on this form if you plan to compete in the World Championship: https://goo.gl/forms/FI7Eb45Xns4IEgD72
- Select appropriate options to enter only Open Overall, only Open Toss & Catch, or BOTH on the same form
- The information is used to confirm your attendance and prepare your score sheets
If you are attending and competing in the World Championship, please make sure you have completed the necessary steps below ASAP:
- Open Overall qualifiers
- Complete the form to confirm your team information for the event/scoresheet: https://goo.gl/forms/FI7Eb45Xns4IEgD72
- Submit your music to this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an mp3 file
Toss & Catch qualifiers
Complete the form to confirm your team information for the event/scoresheet: https://goo.gl/forms/FI7Eb45Xns4IEgD72
Competitors with dogs qualified in BOTH Open Overall and Open Toss & Catch
Please ensure that you have filled out everything on the form, all information is collected through the same form
Competitors looking to register for the Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday, September 1
Please register for the Last Chance Qualifier here: https://goo.gl/forms/1EmB5fel2CwXGt2i1
Submit your music to email@example.com if you are entering a freestyle division
Get ready for some #AWIFinals in #Naperville fun!
We are happy to help with music. Please ask!
Remember: there will be no cash prize on Sunday - only Toss & Catch for the Toss & Catch Championship.
We look forward to seeing you in Naperville!
- AWI Staff