The Creedmoor Crown Starting with the first one-day hunt of the season, we begin tabulating the points for The Creedmoor Crown. This new and exciting rewards program is based on an easy-to-follow points system. Pen operators James Ray and David Bailey put on their thinking caps and infused their ideas, passion and appreciation for the hunters that faithfully patronize Tar River year after year and thus, the inspiration for The Creedmoor Crown. The points awarding system breaks down fairly simple. For every hunt held at Tar River, there will be a points program in place. Every hound that places first through tenth banks a set number of points, recognizing derby and all age classes. Those points are assigned to that specific hound and at the end of the year at the last hunt held at Tar River, the final tabulations will be made and the top ten in each class will be rewarded for their efforts. The divisions recognized will be The Creedmoor Crown Top one-day hound, the top derby two-day hound, the top all age three day hound and the top kennel. To further clarify this, all one day hounds that place will receive one day points standings, regardless of whether the hound is a derby or all age. The points are tabulated the same, regardless of what rules the different hunts are ran under, whether it be National, Masters or AFHA, whether it is classified as a speed and drive hunt, HGA or Grand Total Points. The Creedmoor Crown point system will not waiver. Points are accumulated as follows: 1ST PLACE = 10 POINTS 2ND PLACE = 9 POINTS 3RD PLACE = 8 POINTS SO ON THROUGH 10TH PLACE
**We have made a decision concerning the awarding of points. Beginning in 2018, we currently have two hunts on the schedule that are exclusively for members and not open to the "public." For this reason, Creedmoor Crown points will not be awarded to those that place at these hunts. The hunts that are closed to the public that we have scheduled are The Warren County 1 Day and The Mecklenburg 1 Day. The Top Kennel points will accrue by ownership of the hounds that have been placed during the year regardless of class. We would ask that there be no borrowing of hounds and transfer of hounds will have to be verified as the points will be awarded to the proven owner of the deserving hound at the time the points were earned.
The end of the year awards and prizes are growing each year with several major sponsors coming together to make this a huge success. Tar River Preserve feels this will be a wonderful way to award the hunters, the deserving hounds and recognize the tremendous support of our sponsors and donors. We hope to see you at Tar River Preserve this year. Keep monitoring the website at TarRiverPreserve@weebly.com, the Speeddogs website, the Tar River Facebook page and of course, The Hunter’s Horn and The Chase for more exciting updates. Thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to a very successful 2018.