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Thread: Is It Possible For An Amateur To Compete against Pros In Hunt Tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbs515 View Post
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    www.changedetection.com

    You have to do it for each event page you are interested in...sends an email alert when anything on the page changes....

    No more complaining that someone has inside information



    I tried this website and it isnt working for me. anyone else having trouble with it?
    Doesn't work for me either.

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    Nor did it work for me...there was a scratch for one of the tests I was interested in and the application did not inform me...
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    FOM or WEEEEEE... If you want to get in on a scratch for the Golden test you need to get a hold of EE and get on the list. I know the CFRC has a wait list and because of a scratch someone got in. Hope you get in where ever you were planning to run!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Brakke View Post
    FOM or WEEEEEE... If you want to get in on a scratch for the Golden test you need to get a hold of EE and get on the list. I know the CFRC has a wait list and because of a scratch someone got in. Hope you get in where ever you were planning to run!
    I got in, thanks to Doug for bumping this thread....I went and checked and there was a slot...I snagged it!

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    Can an amateur compete against pro's? Go look at the MN stats and that should answer it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Main View Post
    Doesn't work for me either.
    Doug it didn't work for me or a friend either.
    I think the guy thought that I should have been aware of this technology, but I will be the first to admit that I am not tech savvy, This thread went on for 29-30 pages before the guy posted that link. This thread had 24.000+ views and he was the first to post it. You would think that if it was common knowledge that this ap was out there, it wouldn't have taken 24,000 views before someone posted this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gun_Dog2002 View Post
    Can an amateur compete against pro's? Go look at the MN stats and that should answer it.

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    Paul,

    I am not talking about competing at the event, instead I was talking about competing to get entered into the event. The three closest hunt tests for me, KC , Missouri Valley and Lincoln all filled up in under an hour. If you look at KC for example (closes Aug 19th) you will see that 2 handlers, Lyle Steinman and Chris Akin have 48 dogs entered. Kind of hard to qualify for the MN when you cannot get entered in MN tests.

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    Edit
    I've changed my opinion.
    After talking with some folks and gaining a better understanding about the MN qualifications and limited entry mh tests etc.
    It's obvious somethings need to be changed but until all shakes out satisfactorily singling out pro entries is a bit unfair.
    So hope it all gets sorted out quickly in a way that works for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Both Steinman and Akin should be ashamed of themselves for monopolizing so many limited entry MH events by entering they way they are. No pro I know enters their whole truck months in advance. How lame.
    Those of you left out of these events because of this behavior should be sending messages to their clients.
    I am on our hunt test committee and there were discussions to become a MN club next year. I seriously doubt that we will vote to be a MN club next year.

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    It's not uncommon (clearly its the case) that a pro receives inside information on when a test will be open for registration. This is a very slippery slop right now. I've talked to several club members where tests have filled up with 96+% pro dogs, in under 20 min, that swear if this happen again they will not support X club or as volunteers throw another duck.

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