I agree. I wasn't condoning this activity. Just stating that whether we like it or not it does go on. There has been some mystery entries show up after closing. Luckily I normally enter early so I won't forget.Unfortunately, I have forgotten the date on several occasions over the past few years. It's frustrating I know, but rules should apply to everyone equally, no exceptions!
The HRC has a different format than AKC and it would be a nightmare to try to organize an AKC hunt test without knowing the number of entries. You wouldn,t know how many birds to buy, how much help to hire and a number of other things. Also if you were to get the secretary to slip an entry in, both the secretary and the club would be in trouble---fines etc.Missing a closing date is frustrating. Having entries on the event day is the way to run an event like HRC allows.
Exactly right. HRC has a maximum # of dogs per flight too which would/does make it a little easier to plan for. With AKC having no such limit on number of entries it would be a nightmare if not down right impossible since you could end up having to split flights and have no judges on standby or have judges there for additional flights and not need them. Yeah, no thanks.The HRC has a different format than AKC and it would be a nightmare to try to organize an AKC hunt test without knowing the number of entries. You wouldn,t know how many birds to buy, how much help to hire and a number of other things. Also if you were to get the secretary to slip an entry in, both the secretary and the club would be in trouble---fines etc.
If AKC was smart they would have a late registration option (with still plenty of time for the host club to plan accordingly) but dramatically increase (2-3X) the entry fee!!! Maybe 2-3 extra days max. After paying such a premium, you would still get to participate (which I think is still their goal...) but the likelihood of forgeting or waiting until the last minute to enter would almost certinly decrease.
Increase participation and revenue at the very same time. What a novel idea!!!
Steve, Just HOW WELL DO you know this HT secretary?I know this HT secretary very well and if I forgot to enter our dogs I could still not get in.She gets calls after every event closes from someone who forgot or fell asleep early.Its unfortunate but still the rules are rules.
Really? You think Entry Express should remind people to enter an event that they want to enter? Where is personal responsibility?I think we should petition EE to add a calender reminder function so you get an email the day before close. I thought they had this function when they first came on-line, but wouldn't that be a help to everyone? If you mark the test on your EE calendar, you get an email reminder before close.