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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Wegner View Post
    The BLOG isn't up to date, I'm guessing they're having technical difficulties. However, the callbacks list shows a number of pick-ups in a row after about 25 dogs had run. Wondering if the wind changed or the judges decided they weren't going to accept something like a dog that broke down in the area of flyer and had to be handled back to the long retired or something else. Anybody have any idea what is happening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim West View Post
    I think this may be the first time that the double with a blind first has been done in a National. Usually this test is done in big weekend trials. I guess it works for big Nationals too.
    Tim, I think every Nat'l Am I have ever been to has started with a double and a blind. Generally a long flyer go bird and shorter retired... Blind is second series but run at same time. It pretty much a standard National Am first series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Tim, I think every Nat'l Am I have ever been to has started with a double and a blind. Generally a long flyer go bird and shorter retired... Blind is second series but run at same time. It pretty much a standard National Am first series.
    I believe his point was focused on running the blind first before picking up the marks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Tim, I think every Nat'l Am I have ever been to has started with a double and a blind. Generally a long flyer go bird and shorter retired... Blind is second series but run at same time. It pretty much a standard National Am first series.
    Tim is talking about interrupted marks, here where a double is thrown, but a blind is run 1st. I think he is correct. They have done singles with a blind before, but not a double that I am aware.

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    Well its been done now, along with series 3&4, dont know if that particular sequence has ever happened in the first four series of the National....either way I expect to see some similar type tests coming to your local field trial this summer and fall
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    The test is a monster. Very well placed long bird. You could easily run this double by itself and get tons of answers. This test has chewed up some very good dogs and spit them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Main View Post
    They have done singles with a blind before, but not a double that I am aware.
    I'm told the first series of the 1987 National Amateur in Steamboat Springs, CO was an interrupted land double.
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    When they set this up last week, there were people saying that this was the first time interrupted marks would be run at a national. Not saying it's correct, but that's what the talk was.

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    Grady DQ'd!! Sent for marks instead of blind. Wow...
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