This is a copy of an e-mail sent to all marshalls at our recent Hunt Test.
*Arrive @ 7:15 each day. Pick-up marshal sheets, clipboards, dry erase board and possibly drink coolers & snacks
*Arrange for test & bye dogs - this responsibility is easy to forget!
*Understand where participants should park and gallery should sit, direct participants as required. We need to ensure that the participants drive and park only in designated areas.
*Do not leave until the test is completely over and ribbons have been passed out to qualifying participants. Verify that all equipment has been returned to headquarters as required.
*Please verify that birdboys/girls return radios and duck-calls.
*Help judges with equipment movement & set-up as required. The attached contact list gives names of individuals that will be available to help you.
*Work with judges to know when re-birding will occur so that you can prepare judges and handlers for upcoming re-birding
*Make sure judges and birdboys/girls have drinks and snacks. Be prepared to provide the number of lunches that will be required for judges, birdboys/girls, marshals & other workers.
*Make sure handlers and dogs are in the holding blinds and a dog is ready to run at all times. Your marshal sheet & attached contact list will help you locate specific handlers in other flights – this is especially important in Junior & Senior
*Dogs should run in assigned order if possible, but you will have to work with handlers running dogs in more than one series. For example, if a professional trainer has dogs in Junior and Master, that pro may come to the Junior test early so that they can run their Junior dogs before they are required to be at Master. Let them run as this will help avoid delays later. Remember, that pro must run their dogs in the running order assigned. In other words, if the pro has dogs # 1, 5 and 9, they must run in that order, they cannot run dog # 9, then 1 and 5.
*Announce callbacks after each series. Judges will announce qualifying participants at ribbon ceremony.
Please call with any questions and again, thanks for agreeing to help us!
Hope this helps, Wally