Author Topic: Exhibitor Tip - Reviewing Trial Confirmations  (Read 795 times)

Becky Woodruff

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Exhibitor Tip - Reviewing Trial Confirmations
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:05:40 AM »
Why it is important to read your trial confirmation:

Once entries close, most clubs send out confirmations.  Confirmations contain important information about the trial and confirm entry information for your dog.  It is important to review your entry information to ensure that it is correct, especially your dogs registration number.

All qualifying points you earn are credited to your dogs registration number.  If the number is incorrectly listed in the confirmation, catalog or qualifying results, you will not get credit.  Occasionally, with multiple dog households numbers can get mixed up between dogs.   Please check and double check to ensure the information is correct.
 If you find any errors, contact the trial secretary as soon as you can.  Dont wait until the day of the trial as it is likely, everyone involved with the trial will be busy.

It only takes a few minutes to review your confirmation.  In doing so, you are ensuring that your hard earned Qs are properly recorded. 
Your efforts in ensuring your entry information is correct will greatly help with the smooth running of the trial.

Submitted by NADAC Judge Jean Marie Wilkins, Elkridge, MD
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Linda W. Anderson

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Re: Exhibitor Tip - Reviewing Trial Confirmations
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 10:35:43 AM »
I stole an idea from Sarah Fix and Ron Young which has helped with this issue.  Somewhere, hidden within the confirmation, we put a sentences that tells the exhibitor to e-mail the Trial Secretary when they read that sentence.  The first 10 people who do will earn a prize.  Then on the first day of the trial during the briefing, I announce who has earned the prizes (usually a small toy or treat for the dog).   Those who earn the prizes are happy to be congratulated and those who didn't read the confirmation or e-mail the TS want to win the next time.  More fun for all.
Linda Anderson 
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Becky Woodruff

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Re: Exhibitor Tip - Reviewing Trial Confirmations
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 11:48:25 AM »
Sounds like a great idea Linda, and FUN!

Becky
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LeeAnne McAdam

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Re: Exhibitor Tip - Reviewing Trial Confirmations
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 12:07:24 PM »
As far as I can remember, Ron Young was the first one to give a prize for reading the confirmations around here...and it was a free trial entry...so read up, folks!
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David Tharle

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Re: Exhibitor Tip - Reviewing Trial Confirmations
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 06:20:39 PM »
Just wondering if these tips could be included under the Exhibitor Education Committee folder.  I can see some great information getting lost in the General Discussion section.  These are the sort of things that I tell people, if you don't think you have time to read anything else, read that section. Sometimes when Sharon "spells it out in not uncertain terms" such as occurred yesterday in the Gate Stewarding discussion, it would be nice to see those collected there as well.  Not the whole thread, just the word from the mountain.
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Becky Woodruff

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Re: Exhibitor Tip - Reviewing Trial Confirmations
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 08:57:45 AM »
Will do Dave.

Thanks,
Becky
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Re: Exhibitor Tip - Reviewing Trial Confirmations
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 08:41:09 PM »
[W] hen Sharon "spells it out in not uncertain terms" such as occurred yesterday in the Gate Stewarding discussion, it would be nice to see those collected there as well.  Not the whole thread, just the word from the mountain.

There is (was?) a section on the forum that addressesed changes/updates to the rules.  But because  it was stated the gate "discussion" has been around for awhile, it should be in the rule book. (or added to it.)
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