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K G
10-14-2008, 10:57 PM
Right now (10:57pm est) Memphis has 136 Limited entries for their fall trial that closes in a couple of hours......:o:o

What's the largest Open AA stake entry anyone has seen prior to now? Is this the biggest Open AA entry ever?

At least the AM is under 70 (at this moment...:cool:) regards, ;-)

kg

Marty Bullington
10-14-2008, 11:15 PM
140 and counting...................:rolleyes:

Lynn Moore
10-15-2008, 09:23 AM
THAT IS RIDICULOUS! ...........and sad really.
LM

FOM
10-15-2008, 09:26 AM
That is HUGE! What Pros are entered?

K.Bullock
10-15-2008, 09:35 AM
That is HUGE! What Pros are entered?

Well if you were wondering what the economy was going to do to trials...there ya go. It is good to see the sport is that strong.

sally koepke
10-15-2008, 09:51 AM
Keith,

Being a former AKC Rep any talk at AKC in the past on how to address and manage a large stake such as this, (other than plan to camp out until Monday)?

SK

jeff t.
10-15-2008, 10:01 AM
Is this the biggest Open AA entry ever?



No, but it might be the biggest Limited AA ever ;-)

Jason E.
10-15-2008, 10:08 AM
closed at 140 and now is at 126 ...

K G
10-15-2008, 10:34 AM
No, but it might be the biggest Limited AA ever ;-)

You know I'm referring to the Open stake and any of its permutations.....Limited, Special, Restricted........

kg

K G
10-15-2008, 10:40 AM
Keith,

Being a former AKC Rep any talk at AKC in the past on how to address and manage a large stake such as this, (other than plan to camp out until Monday)?

SK


I dealt with that issue here: http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?t=31595

AKC, for the most part, does not like to make decisions on trial operation for the clubs. No conflicting trial (IMHO) close by is the culprit here, along with a Limited Open and no O/H Amateur.

Again, just my opinion from afar.....it's real easy to second guess a club's decisions after the fact.

kg

7blackdogs
10-16-2008, 08:18 AM
I guess the Memphis number will drop if Voigt decides to go to the Tidewater Trial - he has his dogs entered in both.

K G
10-16-2008, 08:31 AM
Based on his Amateur handlers that do NOT have a dog entered at Memphis, I'd bet he's going to Virginia.....;-)

kg

Jim Pickering
10-16-2008, 09:14 AM
Based on his Amateur handlers that do NOT have a dog entered at Memphis, I'd bet he's going to Virginia.....;-)

kg

How many Goldens does Voigt have on his truck? I considered entering Tidewater but after checking the judges I concluded that it was a Golden Specialty.

lablover
10-16-2008, 09:18 AM
How many Goldens does Voigt have on his truck? I considered entering Tidewater but after checking the judges I concluded that it was a Golden Specialty.

Hey Jim,

What difference does it make if the judges are "Golden folks"? Isn't it more important that the judges were selected because of their knowledge of the sport and their fairness of judging the dogs?

K G
10-16-2008, 12:10 PM
Voight's Open entries at Memphis are officially scratched. Unless the owners run the dogs, 126 has now become 112.

Unsure what will happen with the Am, but it should drop by about 4.

kg

Mark Chase
10-16-2008, 03:28 PM
Could the large number be due to the fact that Memphis is on the way to Texas where the National is being run in a couple of weeks? I assume that a large number of pros who are coming south would be trying to hit one more trial on the way and Memphis happens to be the trial nearest to the path down south.

fireside
10-16-2008, 08:36 PM
As I recall you did quite well at the 2003 Golden National Specialty in Ohio. Too bad you did not enter. Maybe next year, huh?

Patrick