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    Default Friday start

    Do Friday start Master tests (120 dog limit ) usually end on Saturday , Or go on till Sunday ? I realize anything could happen , but normally ?
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    The 120 limit would probably be split in two. Usually the Master stake would be done in two days - so to answer your question ... Saturday.
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    Is there a reason a club would start a 2 flight 60 dog each on Friday?
    I can understand a one flight 90 dog to start on Friday?
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    Most of the time they have more flights starting on Saturday also. Some clubs list their hunt twice on EE . One for the Fri Master/ Sat Jr/Sr and again for the Sat Master Sun Jr/Sr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    Is there a reason a club would start a 2 flight 60 dog each on Friday?
    I can understand a one flight 90 dog to start on Friday?
    There are two clubs near me (within 2 1/2 hours) that have 60 dog Masters that start on Fridays. Does not help an amateur working man.

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    Pure speculation but with shortening days, less daylight to run dogs. The option of running over into Sunday certainly beats running into a Monday finish.

    That decision is made on a club level. If it is your club make your preference known. My preference is for Saturday starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handler Error View Post
    There are two clubs near me (within 2 1/2 hours) that have 60 dog Masters that start on Fridays. Does not help an amateur working man.
    Just another step in the wrong direction.

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    Tidewater had a 90 dog master - reduced w/ scratches to 81 +/- dogs - started Friday and finished Saturday at 5:30 pm. I've also seen a 60 dog master that started Sat AM and was still running in the dark on Sunday night when I left. (No weather delays, just bad time mgt.) A 60 dog master should, absent extreme circumstances, finish easily in 2 days. But the word "normally" should not be used in the same sentence w/ dog games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Caswell View Post
    Just another step in the wrong direction.
    I know, but at least it helps the pros out.
    Last edited by Handler Error; 09-22-2014 at 06:44 AM. Reason: added the roll eyes sarcasm icon

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    Good point! I was also thinking the availability of help for set up Thurs pm and running the test starting Friday. However they must have a system.
    Tom Dorroh

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