We have seen a plethora of solutions & arguments for and against each. Everything from pro vs amateur to lottery systems to entry in steps.
Clubs limit because of lack of volunteers, lack of grounds or not wanting to deal with the hassle of last minute splits & partially full flights (money). The last two are not going to change. The first has a solution=more volunteers.
What does it take from a volunteer standpoint to put on another Master test?
2 judges (thanks to their tireless dedication to the game=readily available)
3 marshals (ideal)
4 flyer shooters (to allow breaks)
4 hired bird technicians
My question: Can a club expand limits to add another Master flight? Or does the AKC not allow this?
In the cases of filling a flight in less than 24 hours an ample amount of time is available. If a club chair had 10-15 new volunteers willing to work 2 days would they consider opening another flight? My guess is that most clubs want more participation rather than less. If there are enough dogs to fill another flight then we are back to lack of grounds.