Slideshow: Worker’s Party

Thank you to Michelle Love & Rex Gibson for their attention to detail in making the Worker’s Appreciation Dinner a smashing success!  And we want to thank ALL of our wonderful workers. Without you this event would not be possible.

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Thank you to Michelle Love & Rex Gibson for their attention to detail in making the Worker’s Appreciation Dinner a smashing success!  And we want to thank ALL of our wonderful workers. Without you this event would not be possible.

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2018 Master National Judges

Congratulations to the 2018 Master National Judges. These judges were elected by the MNRC clubs and announced at the MNRC Annual Meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you in Oregon.

Region 1:  Megan Baker; Keith Maready and Jim Wonnell
Region 2: Keith Kesow and Dave Kress
Region 3: Mike Akeroyd and Bill Blochowiak and Randy Morton
Region 4: Ron Saul and Michael O’Bannon

The 2018 Master National will be held in Roseburg, Oregon .  Congratulations to the 2018 host club, the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club.

Handlers can look forward to a fabulous event in the magnificent Pacific Northwest.  See you there, October 18-28, 2018.

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Slideshow: Handler’s Meeting

Handler’s pick up their bags and judges give last instructions to the handlers.

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2017 Master National Diagrams

Whistling Duck, S.E. Nevada

Moonshine, Big Bee

Bionic Thong, Blue Lagoon, Gar Hole

Middle Church, Pecan Blind, West Persimmon

Crawlin’ Buck, Red Lakes, Baby Herrington

House Pasture, Frantzen, Uncle Honey

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Master National Signboards

The Master National Retriever Club now has three new signboards.  The stations are ready to use and will be available for pictures throughout the week.

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We would like to thank Jeannie & Sam Ferguson, Jean & Jay Herrington and Gina & Pierce Blitch for their generosity and support in getting this accomplished.

Three Master National photo stations are set up right after you enter BigWoods, the first road on the right. The stations will be set up  ready to use through Sunday.  We hope you like our new look!

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Slideshow: Opening Ceremonies

There was lots of excitement and anticipation as the Master National gets under way at this year’s Opening Ceremony.

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Handler’s and MNRC Annual Meeting

Handler’s Meeting:
President Larry Kimble
opened the meeting with a moment of silence remembering former Master National President John Blackbird.

The Handler’s Meeting began with Chief Marshal Jack Combs announcing the Judges

The 2017 Judges:
Flight A- Blake Lemish & Jack Belick;
Flight B – Laurice Williams & Helen Romain;
Flight C – Steve Souder & Laura Foster ;
Flight D – Gary Kavan & Jimmy O;
Flight E – Roger Everett & Wendy Rowan
Flight F- Dale Langhorne
& Janet Wood

Starting Saturday:
Flight A: SE Frantzen L/W
Flight B: House Pastue Land
Flight C: Red Lakes  L/W
Flight D: Baby Herrington L/W
Flight E: Crawlin’  Buck  Land
Flight F: Uncle Honey Land

Judge Spokesperson Steve Souder talked to the handlers about safety. About protecting your dog and yourself from the high heat. He also said each judge will determine the creep line and will decide on handling on a blind.  Be sure your dog is leashed immediately following your test.  And Good Luck to all.

VIEW OUR HANDLER’S MEETING SLIDESHOW

VIEW OUR OPENING BANQUET SLIDESHOW

Rotation will be Starting Dog Saturday Series One: #118; Series Two #3; Series Three #26; Series Four #49; Series Five #72 and Series 6 #95.

Scratches:
Flight A: # 60; 106 & 108 & 122
Flight B:  # 9 24 60 73 94 116 & 122
Flight C:  # 26 35 67 88 90 106 & 108
Flight D:  # 10 16 53 54 79 91 109 116 119 119 122
Flight E: #1 11 13 27 30 38 42 43 49 50 57 62 65 66 69 71 106 & 129
Flight F:  # 8 37 39 57 92 108 121 127  & 134

Moves: E 9 will become C 138 and E 39 will become  B139

Master National Annual Meeting:
Bill Teague opened the meeting with his Retriever Hunting Test Advisory Committee (RHTAC) Report

Read:  RHTAC and  MNRC Foundation Report

Russ Reavis addressed the meeting on behalf of the AKC. He outlined the status of the AKC Hunt Tests in terms of numbers

Voting:   VP Allen Dillard announced the results of the Election of Judges for the 2018 Master National.

Region 1:  Megan Baker; Keith Maready and Jim Wonnell
Region 2: Keith Kesow and Dave Kress
Region 3: Mike Akeroyd and Bill Blochowiak and Randy Morton
Region 4: Ron Saul and Michael O’Bannon

Re- elected was Robert Rascoe, Director, Region 1 and Jimmy Hughes, Treasurer.  Mike Colson, Region 4 was elected as Vice President, Region 4.

Both By-Laws changes were approved.

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Slideshow: Set-Up Week Wednesday

Judges, committee members and assistant stake marshals to set up tests. Corporate Sponsor Liaisons Michelle Love & Rex Gibson plus volunteers prepare the Handler’s bags. Store ladies Pam Bunnell and Terry Elliott and friends unpack the trailer filled with gear for the MNRC Store.

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2017 Master National Event Schedule

Note: Watch for updated postings at the Event Headquarters and on the Master National website.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2017  Opening Ceremony  Copeland Center at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801

5 p.m.  Social Reception
6 p.m.  Opening Ceremony
6:45 p.m.  Introductions & Starting Dog Number
7 p.m. Handler’s Banquet
7:30 p.m.  Auction  & Raffle

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13       Handler Registration
Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801

8-9:30 a.m. Bitch Check
8-10 a.m. Handler’s Registration
9-4 p.m. MNRC Store Sales Begin
10 a.m. Chief Marshal meets with Committee Chairs
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Mandatory Handler’s Meeting
(Judges instructions to the Handlers)
11:30 a.m. – Noon Committee Signups for each flight
Noon – 1 p.m. Delegate Check In
1 -1:30 p.m RHTAC Report and AKC Report

1:30 – 3 p.m. 2017 MNRC Annual Meeting

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14-22
MNRC Licensed Hunting Test BEGINS on Saturday and runs through Sunday, October 22

Test Dog starting time TBA
The BigWoods on the Trinity, 14809 W FM 321, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

SUNDAY OCTOBER 15
MNRC Store Reopens
at The BigWoods on the Trinity, 14809 W FM 321, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17
6:30 p.m. Workers’s Appreciation Dinner
at Copeland Center at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19
6:30 p.m. Frankie’s Steak Dinner
The BigWoods on the Trinity, 14809 W FM 321, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
Closing Ceremony, MNRC Store
Vendor Village at The BigWoods on the Trinity, 14809 W FM 321, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

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Slideshow: Set-Up Week Begins

Pull!

The Board of Directors  of the Master National Retriever Club plus members of the set-up committee are working with our Judges to make this a very special Master National.

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