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General Discussion / Re: Updates for 2019 Champs, Regionals and the trainers program
« Last post by dogrsqr on December 01, 2018, 04:00:33 AM »
Saturday, December 1, is the date that clubs are supposed to put their names in for Regionals - according to the original post.  What info do we need to submit to be considered and where do we submit it?  Our club has 2 possible dates - end of January and mid April.  Can we submit both?  Is there a date window that you would like regionals to fall within?  How much extra work is it?  What extras would have to happen at the trial for it to be a regional?  I haven't been able to attend one yet so don't know if there needs to be a change in what is offered or if the format is different.

Criteria is mainly in regards to weather.

If a club wanted to host a regional on their trial that occurs on February, but it's an outdoor trial and 3 out of 5 years there has been snow, then that would disqualify it.     Or if the trial always gets rained out, not a good choice for a regional event.

The only other qualification is that the trial historically must have received at least 500 runs for the weekend.   It is a competition after all and trials that are smaller then that don't make it very competitive.

The trial can't be any later then August 15th, since that is the cutoff for Second chance entry into Champs.

The club doesn't have to do any extra work.   We attend each regional and take care of all the extra scoring that occurs, we judge any distance tests on the courses, and we supply the awards.     Only thing the club has to do is promote it :)

No changes from a normal weekend, you need 2 rounds of regular on Saturday and Sunday.

For future years is there any way that the draw can be held earlier in the year?  Our club has 3 trials a year but one is in September and one in December.  Our third is in May outdoors and weather would exclude that one.

Thanks
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Brianne Bellwood on November 30, 2018, 05:58:02 PM »
One club I went to does picture frames with a huge matting area under the glass for people to sign. They also take your picture, print it on site and put it in the frame same day. The photo was around 4x6". The club paid for all the supplies to make it ahead of time.

I have something like that. It's a great keepsake!
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Liane B on November 30, 2018, 12:10:18 PM »
When Bounce and I earned our NATCH there weren't any fancy poles or ribbons. I took the paper copy of the course we ran to earn the NATCH and had all our fellow competitors sign it. Once home I picked up a shadow box frame from Michaels and framed the course map along with our Q ribbon for that run.  I think it looks great and is a reminder of the actual run that completed the title.
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Foomin Z on November 30, 2018, 11:50:58 AM »
One club I went to does picture frames with a huge matting area under the glass for people to sign. They also take your picture, print it on site and put it in the frame same day. The photo was around 4x6". The club paid for all the supplies to make it ahead of time.
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General Discussion / Re: Updates for 2019 Champs, Regionals and the trainers program
« Last post by Smpickett on November 30, 2018, 10:56:50 AM »
100 overall sounds good to me.


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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Audri, Cee Cee, Lily, Toto, and Calypso on November 30, 2018, 09:58:03 AM »
Most clubs by us don't do NATCH bars anymore.  I made my own for Toto when he FINALLY earned his NATCH/V-NATCH.  I made one bar for both awards.   I have been thinking I am going to make some of the short bars that others have made for my more recent NATCH's so I can hang them underneath.  I also had a friend who got me a bar made for Lily's Triple/Triple and I had someone make me one for her Triple Superior Versatility, but haven't done that for Toto yet.  That being said, most clubs do have nice NATCH ribbons so I am good with those after NATCH 1. 

I really like the bars because people can sign them, etc. and they are fun to display, but I understand the expense of them as well.  And I can make my own. 
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Maureen deHaan on November 30, 2018, 08:24:40 AM »
I always have NATCH bars on hand at trials I host - It's a nice wasy to commerorate a NATCH whether it be 1st or 100th :)

 I know I was happy to have one when my first 2 dogs earned their NATCHes - I don't take them for subsequent NATCH after #1 bc I just don't have room for more than 1

Zoe just earned her first NATCH and no pole was offered - it was kind of a bummer - thankfully my BFF had made me a special one that she gave me at class the week following the big event so I have that and it is very special!
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Rosemary on November 30, 2018, 07:56:08 AM »
I always have NATCH bars on hand. I usually assume people who get NATCH 1-3 may want one, but I always ask just to make sure. If a competitor wants a bar, no matter what number the NATCH is, I will give them one.

Recently I started making mini-NATCH bars that are 2 ft long and not as fancy. These were a big hit at my last trial where we had 9 teams earn a NATCH! Many of them were #3 or above.

Photos attached.

Lindsey
www.mountaindogsports.com

I really like those shorter poles.  What a great idea!  Nice group shot too!
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General Discussion / Re: NADAC Shirts
« Last post by Chris Nelson on November 30, 2018, 07:55:07 AM »
Still hoping to get a purple judges shirt that I ordered & paid for before Champs!  Maybe it's in one of those boxes!!

I responded to your email.   They are being worked on.
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by knittingdog on November 30, 2018, 07:33:27 AM »
We only have one trial a year and rarely have someone complete a NATCh (that said, last year we had a NATCh & a V-NATCh).  The idea of keeping a pole &/or ribbon looking "fresh/new" year to year didn't seem that feasible, so we give fancier engraved 1/2 gallon jars:  Club logo, handler/dog names, date and type of award (NATCh, V-NATCh,etc) filled with dog treats. We've done about 8 and they have been very well received. The one draw back is the team doesn't get it that day.

Dave
PAWSitive Dog Sports
Cold Lake, AB


I would love to see a picture of one of those.  Sounds really nice!

Robin



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