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Monday, August 30, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 National Open!

Welcome to the 81st Annual National Open Championship
in Cheraw, South Carolina   •   November 13-21, 2021

We say it each year, but it remains true ... the dogs and handlers competing in this event are the very best in the world of performance retrievers. The absolute best of the best. Congratulations to all those qualified for the 2021 National event, it is truly an honor!

This year's National Open is taking place in Cheraw, South Carolina. Cheraw is located in the northeast section of South Carolina on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. The town is lovingly nicknamed "The Prettiest Town in Dixie," and for good reason! It is one of South Carolina's oldest and most picturesque inland towns, with all of the amenities you would expect. The beautiful landscape and quaint charms of the Cheraw area are sure to make you feel very welcome and at home.  Be sure to check out the Cheraw Historic District, rich with gardens and parks and the architectural legacy of more than 200 years! 

The average temperatures in Cheraw in November are in the mid-upper 60's during the day and down into the 40's at night, which should offer us some lovely weather for this event.

We look forward to seeing you all there!