2015: New Hall of Fame Qualifiers Video

072B4_Hutch_045_MN12r_proofCalling all FIRST TIME qualifiers of the Master National Hall Of Fame.

We would like to include your dog in our Master National Hall of Fame Inductee video.

This video is created before the 2015 Master National event and will be shown at the Handlers Dinner in Cheraw, S.C.  It will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Be sure to fill out the Hall Of Fame form and send along with a picture to the Master National. The form includes the necessary information to add your dog.  Keep in mind; we also need a JPG image with the form.

*Special Note: The slideshow presentation is created in a Horizontal (landscape) format.  Photos look best if they are displayed in a horizontal (landscape) layout rather thank a vertical (portrait) format.  We will make whatever we receive work, but if you take a look at our previous HOF and Retiring Dog videos, you will clearly see the difference.

First Time HOF Qualifiers Click Here: Hall Of Fame form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015. 

To View Previous Hall of Fame Inductees and Retirement Videos
Click Here: http://mnrc.publishpath.com/video

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2015: Master National Retiring Dogs Video

If your dog has been a participant of the Master National event and he is retiring from Master National competition, we would like to include him in our Master National Retiring Dogs video.

This video is created before the 2015 Master National event and will be shown at the Handlers Dinner in Cheraw, S.C.  It will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Chigger, Retired 2013

Chigger, Retired 2013

Please complete the Retiring Dog Form and enclose a JPG image with your application.
Click Here to download the Retiring Dog Form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015. 

*Special Note: The slideshow presentation is created in a Horizontal (landscape) format.  Photos look best if they are displayed in a horizontal (landscape) layout rather thank a vertical (portrait) format.  We will make whatever we receive work, but if you take a look at our previous HOF and Retiring Dog videos, you will clearly see the difference.

Click Here to see the previous  HOF and Retiring Videos

 

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Meet Your 2015 Master National Judges

DSC_0733Attention all Master National Handlers! With about 15 weeks to go we want you to meet your 2015 Slate of Judges!  Thank you to our 10 judges for providing us pictures and biographies so that handlers can get to know you better.

To all our handlers, train hard and see you in Cheraw, South Carolina in October.

Click Here to view the 2015 Judges Pages

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Results: HOF Exemption passes; ‘6 of 8′ fails

ribbonsProposed By-Laws Changes

The Hall Of Fame Exemption proposed by the MN Board of Directors, that exempts Hall of Fame retrievers (MNH title holders) from having to re-qualify for the Master National each year has passed.  94 YES votes were cast, 18 No votes.
NOTE: This exemption will take effect on August 1, 2015 and will be applied to the 2016 Master National event at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area on September 29 – October 9, 2016  in St. Louis.

The Revision to Qualifying Standards proposed by Western New York Retriever Club, Ohio Valley Retriever Club and Presque Isle Retriever Club of Erie, PA. failed.   There were 75 NO votes compared to 36 YES.  The proposal did not pass.  This By-Law change would have required a dog to pass 6 of 8 Master Hunt Tests at MNRC clubs to qualify for the Master National event each qualifying year.

A club-by-club tally of ballots can be found online.  Thank you to all of the clubs that took the time to discuss the issues and who voted on the proposals!

To view results for Hall of Fame Ballot results

To view results for the Revisions to Qualifying Standards

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2015 Master National Schedule of Events

The Master National Retriever Club

Please Note: This is a tentative schedule, Watch for updates at the Event Headquarters or on MasterNational.com

THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2015 
DeLoach Center at Coker College, 300 East College Ave., Hartsville SC

·        5:30pm – Opening ceremonies

·        6:00pm – Social Reception

·        6:30pm – Selection of Starting Dog Number

·        6:45pm – Handler’s Banquet

·        7:45pm – Live Auction

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2015
DeLoach Center at Coker College, 300 East College Ave., Hartsville SC

·       8:00-9:30am – Bitch Check

·       8:00-10:00am – Handler’s Registration

·       9:00-1:00 – MNRC Store Sales Begin

·       10:00am – Chief Marshal meets with Committee Chairs

·       10:30-12:00 – Committee Signups for each Flight

·       12:00-1:00 – Delegate and Proxy Check In

·       1:00-2:00 MANDATORY Handler’s Meeting
(Judges Instructions to Handlers)

·       2:00-2:30 – RHTAC Report, AKC Report

·       2:30-4:00 – 2014 MNRC Annual Meeting

·       TBA-6:00 – MNRC Store Sales Continue

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015
H. Cooper Black Field Trail Area

·       8:00am Master National Hunt Test Begins – Test Dogs at 7:50am

TUESDAY OCTOBER 20. 2015
DeLoach Center at Coker College, 300 East College Ave., Hartsville SC

·       6:30pm Worker’s Appreciation Dinner

THURSDAY OCTOBER 22, 2015
H. Cooper Black Field Trial Area

·       6:30pm Frankie’s Party

SUNDAY OCTOBER 25, 2015 (Tentative)
H. Cooper Black Field Trial Area

·       Awards Presentation, Closing Ceremonies – H. Cooper Black Field Trial Area

Note: If we need to add days to the event for 5 flights to complete 5 series we will do so at the end of the event.  

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Master National Workers’ Party

DSC_0560The Board of Directors of the Master National Retriever Club want to thank  Lynn Yelton and the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.  for their generous contribution to the Master National Worker’s Appreciation Dinner 2015.  What a great thing to do, and we thank you very much!

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Looking for a Place to Stay @ 2015 Master National?

Fairfield Inn HartsvilleSC

Host Hotel Fairfield Inn, Hartsville, South Carolina

Hotel Accommodations

Cheraw, SC  approx. 20 minutes from Cooper Black MN grounds

Quality Inn
885 Chesterfield Hwy
Cheraw, SC  29550
843-537-5625

Inn Cheraw
321 2nd Street
Cheraw, SC 29550
843-537-2011

Executive Inn
710 Market Street
Cheraw, SC  29550
843-537-2101

Days Inn
820 Market Street
Cheraw, SC  29550
843-537-5554

Simply Southern Bed & Breakfast
504 Kershaw Street
Cheraw, SC  29550
843-921-4579

Spears Guest House
228 Huger Street
1-888-4CHERAW
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Hartsville, SC – approx. 25-30 minutes

Fairfield Inn – ** Host Hotel
200 South 4th Street
Hartsville, SC  29550
843-332-9898

Quality Inn
903 South Fifth Street
Hartsville, SC  29550
843-383-0110

Landmark Inn
1301 S. 4th Street
Hartsville, SC  29550
843-376-4861

Hampton Inn
203 East Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC  29550
843-332-2128
Note: this hotel is still under construction/ due to open in June 2015. Reservations can only be made online at this time

Oak Manor Inn
314 E. Home Avenue
Hartsville, SC  29550
843-383-9553
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Florence, SC – approx. 35-45 minutes

Red Roof Inn 
2690 David H. McLeod Blvd.
Florence, SC  29501
843-678-9000

Baymont Inn & Suites
1826 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC  29501
843-468-9994

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
2123 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC  29501
843-629-1111

Ramada Inn
1819 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC  29501
843-665-4555

Holiday Inn Express
3440 W. Radio Drive
Florence, SC  29501
843-432-1500

Quality Inn & Suites Civic Center
150 Dunbarton Drive
Florence, SC  29501
843-664-2400

Best Western Inn
1808 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC  29501
843-678-9292

Comfort Suites
2120 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC  29501
843-662-5295

Econo Lodge
1920 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC  29501
843-665-4558

Days Inn
2111 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC  29501
843-665-4444

Microtel Inn & Suites
1912 Enterprise Drive
Florence, SC  29501
843-629-9522

County Inn & Suites
1739 Mandeville Road
Florence, SC  29501
843-317-6616

Sleep Inn
1833 Florence Park Drive I-95 & US 52
Florence, SC  29501
843-662-8558

Laurinburg, NC – approx. 45-50 minutes

Quality Inn
14 Jameson Inn Court
Laurinburg, NC  28352
910-277-0080

Hampton Inn – Laurinburg
115 Hampton Circle
Laurinburg, NC  28532
910-277-1516

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
400 Plaza Drive
Laurinburg, NC  28532
910-291-3300

Comfort Inn
1699 US Highway 401 Byp S.
Laurinburg, NC  28532
910-277-7788

Ramada
Hwy 15 401 South Byp
Laurinburg, NC  28352
910-276-6555
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Camping Facilities – Cheraw, SC

H. Cooper Black
843-378-1555

Sand Hills State Forest
843-498-6478

Cheraw State Park
843-537-9656

Hartsville, SC

Charlie Brown’s Camper Spaces
843-383-7271

Easterling Landing
843-332-9810

Johnson’s Landing
843-332-7189

Florence, SC 

Florence RV Park
843-665-7007

Swamp Fox Campground
843-665-9430

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Club Reminder: Voting Deadline June 5

May 5, 2015

A reminder to all Master National Clubs.

Master National Secretary Elaine Goodner reports that to date she has received only 50 ballots from a total of 177 Master National Clubs.

The Deadline to Vote on the two proposals is June 5th.  That means less than 1/3 of the clubs have submitted their ballots!

When submitting your club ballot please be sure the Ballot has the Club name, the Proposal name and the Club’s Vote.  Only clubs are eligible to vote.

A record of how each club voted will be published on the Master National site following the deadline.

To Review the Proposals for Bylaw Changes put forth to the membership CLICK HERE

Thanks for voting!

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Mark Atwater Returns as 2015 MN Photographer

MarkAtwaterThe Master National Retriever Club is pleased to announce that Mark Atwater of Upclose Photo will be the Official Photographer for the 2015 Master National in Cheraw, S.C. October 15-25th.

Most of you know Mark as the premiere dog action photographer in the country. Mark served as our photographer in 2012 and 2013 and we are thrilled to have him returning again this year.

Welcome back Mark!

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Welcome: North Mississippi Amateur and Golden Retriever Club of Greater LA

MN_RibbonsThe Master National Retriever Club is pleased to welcome two new Retriever Clubs to our membership.

The North Mississippi Amateur Retriever Club and the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles have become new member clubs of the Master National Retriever Club.

Welcome aboard and we encourage all our our Master National participants to support their weekend hunt tests!

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