Anyone have the actual wording for these two new rules? When do they go into effect (or is it affect...)?There were two items that have previously been up for discussion and now have passed into law.
The first is the definition of Amateur Status.
The second is the prohibition of Layout Blinds.
A brief summary was given for each of the above mentioned rule changes.
And since it's no outlawed....anyone want to buy a couple layout blinds? <sigh>
Thoughts on these two new proposals?The committee is in the infancy stage of discussion on the following two rule changes:
1. If a club holds 2 trials per year, then every other year, their 2nd trial of the year can have an Amateur
Stake with minor stakes, but no Open.
2. Limit Amateur Handlers to 3 dogs , per stake, at a clubs' discretion.
The above two topics are young and just beginning to have formal discussions.
I'm NOT a fan of #2 - think about it this way, I have two dogs, my husband has two dogs...one of us judge for the club, but the other will have to choose which dog not to run? That's a good way to keep us from judging in the future...just another question to add to my list when asked to judge...(if it becomes a rule and of course if we ever end up with more than a couple dogs a piece)...and we limit the Amateur who normally puts on the event and judges? I'm not in favor of limiting the Amateur....