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    Waterloo Amateur Retriever Club's Spring test sets new Texas record (unofficial) by filling up both flights of Master in less than one hour!
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    Impressive.

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    One pro has 20, one has 17 and several others with 10 or less. Not a lot of room for the working stiffs. Maybe someday I will have to worry about this, but for now just reminds me of a recent thread.
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    Hi Vicky;

    Its been a while so I don't know all the players names anymore, but I only see about 16 of the 120 handlers aren't pro's or associated with a pro (and some of these 16 might be with a pro).
    If I was still running HT's and hit EE 1.01 hours after entries opened only to find that a test is full, I'd be a little cranky if this was one I had circled on my calendar.
    I suppose that's just how it works these days.
    I can recall looking for ways to throttle back Tejas' numbers when there were more entries than volunteers, judges, grounds, etc to support them; but I'm still not sure how I'd feel about this as a just-missed-the-boat DIY handler, or the event chairman of a sport that was created for the weekend trainer.
    Its sure come a long way, huh?

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    Don't know your systems for entry over there! But our clubs have a draw for entry. Even then many are disappointed.
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    Interesting your name has Amateur in it. Too bad you can't reserve x-number of slots for the owner handler, giving them time to organize their entry? JMO
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    Vicky's not with Waterloo, just a reporter.

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    Only thing I see interesting is there's actually a Cream puppy entered.
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    Looks like AKC Hunt Tests are going to the Pros .... amazing. It's a game changer hmmm ......

    Maybe I will need to hunker down in HRC and enjoy running my dogs???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Littlejohn View Post
    Vicky's not with Waterloo, just a reporter.
    Actually, Mark, we did just recently join WARC at one of their training days. We can't make the meetings but wanted to join so they knew they could could on us to help and to attend a few of their great training days.

    But you are right I was just reporting, not bragging or complaining. We plan to enter a Junior dog.

    I agree that there is a fine line between managing the clubs resources and servicing the retriever community. I don't know what the answer is. Perhaps conflicting tests on the weekends so the Master entries could be spread out over 3 or 4 flights each weekend. Brazosport and one of the clubs in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area did that a couple of Decembers ago. Seemed to work out pretty well, from what I recall.
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