This year’s National Amateur will be held in Mondovi, Wisconsin from June 16 - June 22. The National Amateur Retriever Club and Retriever News are pleased to bring this blog to you each day. Some reporting will take place before the event begins as we will arrive a few days early a to attend meetings, etc. The Retriever News will again provide up to the minute coverage through www.TheRetrieverNews.com Here is the link to the blog: http://2013narcblog.theretrievernews.com/
This year’s Team will consist of Tina Styan, Tera Lanczak and Gwen Jones. We encourage the followers of the blog, both at the event and online around the country to participate by adding their own comments to the posts and sending us materials or suggestions of what they would like to see. Photos and suggestions can be sent directly to TStyan@TheRetrieverNews.com
A couple of additional comments…the rolling terrain of the test sites may impact the speed at which we post the blog online. We have set some plans in motion to alleviate that as much as possible, but we would ask that you bear with us, knowing these logistics are sometimes out of out control. We expect more followers than ever to be on location and the internet usage of smart phones and tablets also affects our upload speed. This year, 2013 NARC Gear will only be available online, so if you want to check out the NARC store, it is at www.RetrieverOutfitter.com
Here is a link to the test sites so you can get an impression of the lay of the land: http://www.theretrievernews.com/RNew...SITES_2013.pdf
Please know that your volunteer reporters work to bring you bird-by-bird reports. We have specific directives to report only the trial logistics, the weather and the very general issues involving performance where it is non-judgmental. In no instance will the reporters be critical of any dog or handler performance. We support the judges as only they hold "the book" as they assess the cumulative work of each dog -- so please do not expect to hear gallery talk or specific analysis relating to performance.
Thank you and enjoy the coverage of the 2013 National Amateur Retriever Championship.