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Thread: So, how much would you pay to enter a Master test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleHaul View Post
    . . . and I think some folks get a lot of marginal utility from complaining about them filling up so fast.
    Nice.

    But since I have to have at 10 least characters - Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Perry View Post
    Let’s assume the single MH HT is about 150 miles away. That is far enough to need a motel and meals, too far to practically commute.
    300 mile round trip at 17 MPG is $75 worth of fuel
    Hotel for Saturday night only $90
    Decent but not extravagant meal for you and spouse $40
    Assume eating sandwiches and chips brought from home for lunch both days $15
    Entry fee for a single Master at todays rate $75

    Total $295

    If the entry were $100, the total would be $320

    Would you still not enter at $100?

    Double MH that is 300 miles away.
    Travel fuel $125
    Drive thru meals on the road $40
    2 nights hotel $180
    2 dinners reasonable restaurant 2 people $80
    Lunch stuff from home $20
    Entry for 2 days at todays rate $150
    Total $595
    Total if entry fee is $100 per day $645
    I personally don’t care what the entry fee is as long as I have decent grounds, winger thrown birds, good birds that float, competent judges. The entry fee is inconsequential in the big picture to every one except the host club. Increased entry fees can keep clubs from going “cheap” and not hosting a quality event.
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    As fast as the masters fill up and the entry fees go up I may start running field trials. At least I can get my dog entered before the event closes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    Or you could enter one 15 miles away and pay 275 entry fee and break even with the out of town one. After all you saved hotel, fuel, and eating out.
    Your assuming that therre is a test that close. The closest I've ever run a test to where I live is 3 1/2 to maybe 4 hours. You just about have to have a motel or plan on camping. Lucky you if you can go to one less than an hour from where you live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dc View Post
    As fast as the masters fill up and the entry fees go up I may start running field trials. At least I can get my dog entered before the event closes.
    Not to dissuade you from running field trials, they are great, but the entry fees are typically higher. Much higher if you do it on a $ per series you get to play basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    You could make the standard tougher by requiring higher averages to pass. However, since it's subjective I would bet the pass numbers wouldn't drop much.
    The pass requirement has always been average 7 or higher. No reason to change it. Masters are tough enough as it is. Not every dog is made of 10s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleHaul View Post
    Not to dissuade you from running field trials, they are great, but the entry fees are typically higher. Much higher if you do it on a $ per series you get to play basis.
    Out in the Pac NW entry fees are still $80 plus EE fee. So far finished 5 out 9 Qs and QAA at 27 months old. So this one is more cost effective for me
    I know . Wait until we have to put our big boy pants on and have it handed to me regularly.

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