Meet the 2017 Master National Judges

Attention all Master National Handlers! With about  weeks to go we want you to meet your 2017 Slate of Judges!  Thank you to our 12 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 Tennessee Colony, Texas on October 12.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES AND BIOGRAPHIES

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2017 Master National Entry Announcement

Entries for the 2017 Master National event will open on Tuesday, August 1, at 6:00 PM CDT and will close on Friday, August 18, at 6:00 PM CDT.
Please note the 6 pm Central Time, open and close times.

Please visit www.masternational.com to enter using the Master National Retriever Club online entry system. There will be a prominent link on the homepage taking you to the entry system.  Announcements will also be published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Note: This is not a limited entry test.  All qualified dogs who enter within the August 1 to August 18 deadline timeline will be accepted.

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2017 Master National Event Schedule

Note: Here is your advanced look at the MNRC Event schedule. Watch for updated postings at the Event Headquarters and on the Master National website. Exact times will be added closer to the event.

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

Opening Ceremony includes a Social Reception,  Introductions & Starting Dog Number, Handler’s Banquet and Auction & Raffle

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13
Handler Registration,  Chief Marshal meets with Committee Chair, Handler’s Meeting, MNRC Annual Meeting in Bagley Hall and Breezeways at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801

Bitch Check – Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

MNRC Store Opens at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14-22

MNRC Licensed Hunting Test BEGINS on Saturday and runs through Sunday, October 22
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
Workers’s Appreciation Dinner
at Copeland Center at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19
Frankie’s Steak Dinner at 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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WHATABURGER Joins MNRC Team

Congratulations to Texas proud, WHATABURGER restaurants on becoming a Platinum Level Sponsor of the 2017 Master National.

It’s great to have you on board joining our other great supporters. Diamond Sponsors: Nestle Purina Petcare and ASD Avery Sporting Dog, as well as Platinum Sponsor Garmin, Gold Sponsors Dogtra, Wetmutt and Duck Dog Clothing; Silver Sponsors: Sport Dog Brand, Tangelo Tossers, Mom’s Gourmet and Pepsi, and Bronze Sponsors: Midwest Greyhound Supply, Castile Creek Kennels, Honk Monster Outdoors, Lone Duck Outfitters, Country Vet, Umpqua Oats and Fowl Play Game Calls.

And don’t forget about our Donors program.  Donors can help the Master National Retriever Club on a Junior, Senior and Master Level. View Donors List Here

If you would like to find out more about the Master National Donors List please contact Michelle Love or Rex Gibson for details.

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Dogs Qualified for the 2017 Master National

As of July 9, 2017 there are now 981 retrievers qualified to enter the 2017 Master National to be held October 12-22 at The BigWoods on the Trinity in Tennessee Colony, Texas.

To view the current list of qualifiers:
Click Here

WHY IS MY DOG’S NAME MISSING FROM THE LIST OF QUALIFIED DOGS?
If your dog isn’t on the list of qualifiers, don’t panic. Your dog’s name may be missing due to one of the following reasons:
1. The MNRC club has not sent in the results of their test or it has not been received
or processed yet by the AKC.
2. The results were accidentally omitted from the catalog.
3. Good old human error.

The MNRC is now the sole official source of tracking qualifiers, we will make our best efforts to list qualifiers in a timely manner, but sometimes delays occur.  If you believe that an omission has occurred please contact the MNRC Event Secretary Frank Barton. Email: fbarton@bartonpowersports.com

Send the following information. Dog’s name and the tests where the passes occurred. Frank will respond to your inquiry. Do Not Contact the AKC.

 

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Calling 2017 Hall of Fame and Retiring Dogs

It’s time to get your information together so you can include your dog in the 2017 Hall of Fame or Retiring Dog videos for 2017. The videos will premiere at the Handler’s Banquet at the Master National, and will be posted on the Master National website following the event.

Please check our video forms and send your entry with photo as soon as possible!  Thank you and see you at The Bigwoods on the Trinity, October 12-22.

2017 Hall of Fame Retriever video form

2017 Retiring Retriever video form

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Accommodations Available at Lakeview Methodist CC

Here’s an alternative to traditional hotel rooms in Palestine.  Guest rooms are still available at the Lakeview Methodist Conference Center during the Master National.  Check out rooms, amenities and prices at www.lakeviewmcc.org

Lakeview will be the site of the 2017 Master National Registration, Handler’s Banquet and Worker’s party.

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East Texas Black Gumbo RC Test

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Master National host club East Texas Black Gumbo Retriever Club held a spring test at The Big Woods on the Trinity May 6 & 7.

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The BigWoods on the Trinity Hosts Spring Hunt Test

Spring is here at The BigWoods on the Trinity, home of the 2017 Master National.  Thanks to Drone Pilot Dr. Jay Herrington, here’s a sneak peek at the grounds as they prepare for the East Texas Black Gumbo Retriever Club Hunt Test, May 6 & 7.

 

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2017 Hotels/Motels, B&Bs & RV Parks

HOTELS/MOTELS in Palestine

**Please be sure to check each hotel for their Pet Policy. 

 

Master National Retriever Club Host Hotel:
HAMPTON INN & SUITES
903-723-0016
2700 S. Loop 256
http://www.hamptonpalestine.com

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
400 Private Road 6036
Palestine, TX 75801-4350
P: 903-538-2711
http://www.lakeviewmcc.org/

COMFORT SUITES
903-723-0284
301 Willow Creek Parkway
http://www.comfortsuites.com

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
903-723-1387
3000 S. Loop 256
http://www.laquintapalestine.com

EXPRESS INN & SUITES
903-729-3151
1100 E. Palestine Ave.
http://www.expresspalestine.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
903-723-4884
1030 E. Palestine Ave
http://www.hiexpress.com/palestintx

MOTEL 6
903-723-3054
1101 E. Palestine Avenue
http://www.motel6.com

PAL-TEX
903-729-3275
1520 E. Palestine Ave

SUPER 8 PALESTINE
903-731-9495
2300 W. Oak St.
http://www.super8.com

TEXANN MOTEL
903-729-6049
805 E. Palestine Ave
http://www.texanmotel.com

TOWN & COUNTRY MOTEL
903-729-1660
205 E. Palestine Ave.

BED & BREAKFASTS/EXTENDED STAYS

APPLE ANNIE’S GUEST HOUSES
903-729-1789
1014 N. Sycamore St.
appleanniesbedandbreakfast.com

BAR-S RANCH RESORT
903-729-6975
2001 ACR 156
http://www.barsranchresort.com

FIG TREE MANOR
903-729-3457
203 Erwin St.
http://www.figtreemanor.com

MAGNOLIA STREET INN
903-723-8138
421 S. Magnolia St.
http://www.magnoliastreetinn.com

THE PLACE ON THE HILL
410 Private Road 8315
903.216.0267
http://www.theplaceonthehill.com

THE REDLANDS HISTORIC INN
903-729-2345
400 N. Queen St.
http://www.redlandshistoricinn.com

SABOR A PASION ESTATE & VINEYARD
903-729-9500
110 ACR 406
http://www.saborapasion.com

RV PARKS & CAMPING

BARS RV CAMPGROUNDS
903-724-8834
1165 ACR 156

DOGWOOD RV PARK
903-729-1222
4508 W. Oak St.

HWY 155 RV PARK
903-729-7778
2500 HWY 155 N

PALESTINE RV PARK
903-729-2977
410 CR 148
http://www.palestinervpark.com

“R” PLACE RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND
903-723-8887
14000 E. Hwy 84
http://www.rplacervpark.com

RED ROCK RANCH RV PARK
903-723-1836
300 ACR 2141

TEXAS STATE RR CAMPGROUNDS
903-729-3171
Park Road 70 off Hwy 84 East
http://www.texasstaterr.com

HARLEY HAVEN RV PARK
903-723-5880
8686 N. Hwy 155

 

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