Working Rules

Alan Whitson will be the Working Call Contest Coordinator for 2018.  As seen in the April/May/June CCAA Newsletter, there is a new Amateur Division added this year for the 2018 contest.  Details of the new Division E are highlighted below in red.

Divisions:   (updates in blue are new for 2016)

A - Metal reed calls. The barrel, stopper & tone board, must all be constructed out of natural wood. The stopper will have a flat toneboard, curved metal reed & wedge or wedge block. (stabilized wood is not a natural wood)

B - Wood call with plastic reeds. The barrel, stopper & tone board, must all be constructed out of natural wood. The stopper may contain single or double plastic reeds. (stabilized wood is not a natural wood)

C - Acrylic call. The barrel, stopper & tone board, must all be constructed out of cast acrylic. The stopper may contain single or double plastic reeds. Cast Urathane and Cast Polyester (like alumilite) are not considered cast acrylic.

D - Open call. Any call which does not fit in the Metal reed, Wood or Acrylic Divisions, may be entered in the Open Division (all wood and all acrylic are not allowed in the open). The call can be made from any material or combination of materials. The toneboard - reed configuration can be of any style or combination of styles.  Material examples for the Open Division (but not limited to) are stabilized woods, micarta, hybrid wood/cast, bone, antler, horn, aluminum, brass, etc.  Please refrain from using an all cast acrylic toneboard.

E - Wood call, Amateur Division. New Division for 2018!  Wood call with plastic reeds. The barrel, stopper & tone board, must all be constructed out of natural wood. The stopper may contain single or double plastic reeds. (stabilized wood is not a natural wood) 


Rules:

1. All calls must be hand turned & hand made by the callmaker entering the call. This rule covers the complete call - barrel, stopper & tone board and all Divisions.

2. Injection molding & CNC made calls or stoppers will not be allowed.

3. Duck calls only.

4. Limit per callmaker is 2 calls in division A, 1 call per division in divisions B, C, & D.  Limit is 1 call in Division E per callmaker.  If you are entering Division E, you cannot enter a call in the other Divisions.  If you have won a ribbon in a past CCAA working call contest, you are not eligible to enter the Amateur Division E.

5. This is a working call contest. 100% of the scoring will be based on the sound of the call.

6. The contest is open to any callmaker. It is necessary to be a member of CCAA to enter a call in Divisions A, B, C & D.  You do not need to be a CCAA member to enter into Division E.


Prizes:

1st & 2nd place in each division will be awarded a ribbon.

Best of Show will be awarded a plaque.

In addition to the ribbons & plaque, the winning call and callmaker will be featured on the CCAA web site and in the CCAA newsletter.

Judging of the calls:

1. Each call will be blown by an experienced waterfowl guide or waterfowl hunter, who is not one of the judges. When possible, a different caller will be used for the next years contest.  The routine blown will be similar to a Main Street style.

2. Judges - Every attempt will be made to find experienced waterfowl hunting guides or waterfowl hunters to act as judges. Each judge will listen to the hail call, individual quacks, feed call & come-back call. The caller will also illustrate the overall tone & sound reproduction that the call is capable of producing. The judges will rate each of these criteria on a scale from 1 to 10.

3. Any added adornments to the call such as painting, carving, checkering, segmenting, laminating etc. will not be considered by the judges and will have no influence in their scoring.

4. All of the score cards will be totaled. The 1st and 2nd place scores in each Division will be awarded ribbons. In case of a tie, the first tie breaker will be the total score for the hail call. Second tie breaker will be the total score for the feed call. Third tie breaker will be the total score for the quacks. Fourth tie breaker will be the total score for overall tone and sound. Fifth tie breaker will be the total score for the come-back call.

5. The first place call from Division A, B, C, & D will then be blown by the caller and the judges will again score each call. Highest score will be awarded Best of Show.


Entering Call in Contest Information

1. Entry fee per call is $10.

2. Each callmaker must fill out and sign a call entry form.

3. Calls can be entered by mail by sending the calls, entry form, return postage, insurance and entry fee to: Alan Whitson, Brian Byers, James Bennett or anyone you know who will be going to the show and is willing to accept the responsibility.

4. Checks should be made out to Callmakers & Collectors Association.

5. If you are bringing your calls to the contest, the location for entering the calls will be at the Callmakers & Collectors Association Call Contest table. You must enter the calls from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Judging will begin as soon as all of the calls are entered, estimated to be around 8:30 am.

6. Callmaker retains ownership of the call upon completion of the contest and can be reclaimed by presenting the call receipt, after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 13, 2018.

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