National Corvette Restorers Society

2019 National Judging Retreat

The EXTREMELY popular NCRS Judges Retreat will be held again on March 14-17, 2019 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a truly world-class judges training seminar, featuring one full day of classroom training and one full day of hands-on judging training, working in a real-world judging environment. Student to Instructor ratio will be extremely low and only the most qualified NCRS Senior Judges will be selected as Instructors. Please read on if you wish to apply to be a Student or an Instructor.

Student Information

Participation is limited to 96 students per group and over 60 instructors. Registration closes December 15, 2018.

The seminar will run from Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17. Our students will be divided into two groups:

Group One will arrive and check in No Later than 4:30PM Thursday the 14th, and will attend classroom assignments on Friday the 15th, and will be in the judging hall on Saturday the 16th.

Group Two students will arrive and check in No Later than 4:30PM Friday the 15th, attend classes on Saturday the 16th, and be in the judging hall on Sunday the 17th.

Each group will have its own event check-in on its arrival night at 5PM, and each group will conclude its day in the judging hall with a roundtable discussion of their experiences, questions and issues.

You may indicate a preference for C1, C2, C3, C4 or C5, however, all students will be judging on 4 different Corvettes, which may be different generations.

You will be awarded 20 NCRS Judging Points for attending the entire two-day event. Members who have attended two previous Judging Retreats may attend as students, but will NOT be awarded any Judging Points for attending.

Only On-Line registrations with credit card and PayPal payments accepted.

Registrations can include a Spouse/Significant Other and Child. Include their names on the registration page per the instructions and pay the registration fee for all attendees. Spouse/Significant Other and Child will be manually added to the Group 1 or Group 2 list. Send an email to David Brigham dwbrigham@gmail.com with the Spouse/Significant Other and Child attendee and indicate their Group and Judging Class preference. Questions regarding Spouse/Significant Other and Child registrations, contact David Brigham dwbrigham@gmail.com.

Complete your registration by paying with a credit card or your PayPal personal account on the Payment Details page. 

Student Schedule:

Group 1 Student Schedule:
  • 4:30 PM — (no later than) Arrival, Thursday, March 14th, 2019
  • 5PM to 6:30PM Thursday — Event Check-in
  • 6AM Friday – Continental Breakfast in Garage Bay area
  • 7AM to 5PM Friday — Classroom Instruction (Session 1)
  • 8AM to 6PM Friday — Classroom Instruction (Session 2)
  • 8AM to 6PM Saturday — Garage Bay
 Group 2 Student Schedule:
  • 4:30 PM — (no later than) Arrival, Friday, March 15th, 2019
  • 5PM to 6:30PM Friday — Event Check-in
  • 7AM Friday – Continental Breakfast in Garage Bay area
  • 8AM to 6PM Saturday — Classroom Instruction
  • 8AM to 6PM Sunday — Garage Bay

Instructor Information

Over 60 Instructors who are Master Judges with 200 plus Judging points will be selected from the applicant list.

Instructors must arrive by 3PM Thursday, March 14th. Instructor participation will be from Thursday, March 14th through Sunday, March 17th. Instructors will receive a refund for their registration fee.

Apply to be accepted as a Judging Retreat Instructor

Over 60 Instructors who are Master Judges with 200 plus Judging points will be selected from the applicant list. Instructors must arrive by 3PM Thursday, March 14th. Instructor participation will be from Thursday, March 14th through Sunday, March 17th. Instructors must be present at the Judging Retreat to receive their registration fee refund.

As an instructor you must agree to participate both Group One and Two.
Instructor Schedule:

  • 3:00PM (no later than) — Arrival Thursday, March 14th, 2019
  • 3:30 to 4:30PM — Mandatory Instructor Meeting
  • 5PM — Event Check-in--Thursday & Friday
  • 730AM to 6PM — Classroom, Friday & Saturday
  • 730AM to 630PM — Garage Bay, Saturday & Sunday


DO NOT Make your Airline or Hotel Reservation until you are notified that you have been accepted to attend.

Registrations can include a Spouse/Significant Other and Child. Include their names on the registration page per the instructions and pay the registration fee for all attendees. Spouse/Significant Other and Child will be manually added to the Group 1 or Group 2 list. Send an email to David Brigham dwbrigham@gmail.com with the Spouse/Significant Other and Child attendee and indicate their Group and Judging Class preference. Questions regarding Spouse/Significant Other and Child registrations, contact David Brigham dwbrigham@gmail.com.

Registration is not complete until it's paid on the Payment Details page.