2018 PCA National Info & Schedule

Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 21

Please join us for the 2018 PCA National Specialty weekend!
Held in conjunction with the Leaf Peeper Cluster
(Albany and Troy Kennel Clubs)
Springfield, Massachusetts.

Order Specialty Merchandise with Embroidered Logo!
(Order deadline is September 15th)

Order tickets for the Banquet

Show Venue:
Eastern States Exposition “The Big E”
1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

Host Hotel:
Holiday Inn Springfield South – Enfield Connecticut
1 Bright Meadow Blvd
Enfield, CT 06082

Negotiated Room rate: $105 per night plus applicable room taxes (currently 15%).  Please ask for the Puli Club of America rate when calling.  Make your reservation early!  This is a limited room block as this will also be the Cluster’s host hotel!

The hotel offers an airport shuttle from Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) which is the closest airport at just 15 miles away.  Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Albany, New York’s Airport (ALB) are both approximately 100 miles from the host hotel.

Tentative Schedule (all events/times subject to change)

Thursday, October 18     All Thursday Events to be held at the host hotel.

9:30am – 12 noon Judges Education – (The seminar portion of the judges education is open to all members for observation only.  The hands-on portion is closed and available to judges only.)

2 – 4pm Annual Board Meeting – All members are welcome to attend and give input to the Board.

5-7pm Welcome Reception & Members Education (Members Education Tentative Topic of Discussion: “All Things Puli” – This is one of the best parts of the PCA National.  All Members are encouraged to attend and participate in Members Education!!!  

Welcome bags will be distributed at the welcome reception!  Light refreshments will be served at the Welcome Reception – price is included with the price of a banquet ticket.

Friday, October 19           All Friday Events to be held at the Big E show site.

Puli Club of America Regional Specialty
Albany Kennel Club
Superintendent: MB-F www.infodog.com
Judging Times TBA

Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes
Judge: Carol Brown (Kernersville, NC)

Regular Classes
Judge: Anna Quigley (Chehalis, WA)

Friday Evening – Free Time

Saturday, October 20

Puli Club of America National Specialty
Albany Kennel Club
Superintendent: MB-F www.infodog.com
Judging Times TBA

Rally and Obedience Trials (Held in conjunction with the Berkshire Belgian Tervuren Club)
Judge: TBA

Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes
Judge: Linda Pitts (Knoxville, TN)

Regular Classes
Judge: Sharon Redmer (Whitmore Lake, MI)

Annual Banquet  – Click here to Reserve and Pay
Cash Bar opens at 6:30pm
Dinner Buffet opens at 7:30pm

The menu will feature a selection of the following: Chicken francaise, salmon, vegetarian tortellini, vegetables, roasted potatoes, salad and soup.

Annual General Membership meeting to be held at the banquet; this year’s basket auction at the banquet will feature dog-themed adult beverages!

Silent Auction –  At the Banquet

Sunday, October 21        All Sunday Events to be held at the Big E show site.

Puli Club of America Supported Entry
Troy Kennel Club
Judging Times TBA