Sat, Dec 12


Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Lear

Game of Bones - Showdown

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Game of Bones - Showdown

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Lear, 507 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626, USA

About the Event

When you play the GAME OF BONES, you win come back next time to try again!  Don't miss out on this month's edition where you can get paid to spend time with your dog.

In December, our Level 1 and Level 2 dogs will get to duke it out by participating in 2 head-to-head searches.  There will be identical exterior and container searches set up.  Competitors will pull the name of another competitor from a bucket to determine the match-ups.  Level 1 competitors will have a known number of hides and Level 2 competitors will have an unknown number of hides.  You will have an overall time limit and cannot leave the first search area until you have correctly called all of the hides and finish.

In addition, you will have 2 BONUS searches where you can earn more of those valuable points needed to win $50 and become our December scent work league champion!  The first search will be a single hide thrown into a grassy field - if you find it you will earn 20 extra points.  The second search will be a known number of submerged hides - if you find everything you will earn 15 extra points.  1 minute in earch bonus search.  No false alerts or eliminations allowed.  

All searches will be conducted outdoors with plenty of room for social distancing.  

Quarterly Scent Work League: Every 3 months, the top scoring Level 1 dog and the top scoring Level 2 dog from all 3 events will receive a $50 cash prize.  Each event has 100 points (300 points total for the quarter). Points are earned by correctly calling hides in each search area. 1 hide value will be deducted for each false alert by you and each elimination by your dog. The more events you participate in, the better your odds are of being crowned top dog! Scent Work Standings will be posted on the Game of Bones’ Facebook page so you can keep track of the results.

Volunteer Incentives: Our new site is LARGE and we cannot handle everything on our own! We are looking for 1-2 individuals per event to help us with check-in, parking lot duties and staging. As a volunteer, you will be allowed to run your dog for free and still participate in the quarterly scent work league. If there are more than 1-2 volunteers, we will draw names so everyone has a chance to participate. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for a volunteer position.

Game of Bones features:

• 2 levels of competition.

• Level 1 - For dogs who are on odor working at NW2/Intermediate level (or below).

• Level 2 - For dogs who are on odor working at NW3/Advanced level (or above).

• Searches can be any element or combination of elements.

• No dismissals or disqualifications – Unlimited false alerts and your dog can eliminate in the search area, but it will cost you 1 hide worth of points for each occurrence.

• 2nd/3rd/4th dogs may run FEO.

COST: $30 per dog

$15 per dog for additional dogs entering FEO ("for exhibition only")


There is no bathroom access at this site. There are several gas stations on the drive in and a convenience store 1 block away if needed.

• Entries limited to 40 runs.

• Payment via PayPal link after you register is required to hold your place at this event.

Have questions?  Contact Carrie Smith at


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