The 2014 show site will once again be the Knoxville Convention/Exhibition Center, located at 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN. The host hotel will be the Holiday Inn World's Fair, at the same site. The date of the show is January 10 - 12, 2014, and as far as I know, we will once again have the same type of judging schedule as we did in 2013. Obedience and Rally judging will be held on Friday morning, January 10th. Sweepstakes (Puppy and Veteran) will be held on that Friday in the late afternoon or early evening. Regular class judging will be held on Saturday, January 11th, and Best of Breed judging will be held on Sunday, January 12th.
The judge for Clumbers, Welsh Springer Spaniels and ASCOB Cocker Spaniels is currently listed as Sandra Lex, from Ontario, Canada. I'm sure it will be a big event for her, since she probably has not judged large numbers of Welsh Springers previously in the States. The Greater Chesapeake WSS Club is sponsoring the Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes, and approval has already been granted by WSSCA for this event. I will be the secretary for the sweepstakes, but I do not yet have the Sweeps judge's name.
American Spaniel Club will be offering awards again for Rally, Obedience, Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes, and all regular classes, Best of Breed, Awards of Merit and Select Awards. These awards are funded entirely by donations from the Welsh Springer Spaniel fancy, with the exception of an additional Best of Breed award offered by ASC. No money from WSSCA is used to finance any part of ASC trophies. In September I will send a request for donations, using the Yahoo list-serve and email and Facebook to solicit donations.
There is a good likelihood that the ASC winter show will stay in the south for the foreseeable future purely for economic reasons. It is much less expensive to lease suitable space in southern locales, and this will weigh heavily with ASC leadership when planning the 2015 show. ASC had committed to three years at the Knoxville site, and 2014 will be the final year before a decision is made regarding staying in Knoxville or finding a new location elsewhere.