Dogs Carrying Over Two Passes To 2021

Here is a list of dogs carrying over 2 passes to the 2021 Master National qualifying year from 2020.

List of Dogs Carrying Over 2 Passes

Dogs that received a qualifying score at the 2019 event and Dogs that earned 4 or more Master passes during the 2020 qualification period and had a MH title at the end of the 2020 qualifying period will receive credit for 2 Master passes toward the 2021 qualification.

These dogs will need to earn 4 Master passes during the 2021 qualification period to be
qualified for 2021.

Please Note: MNH and MNR dogs are fully qualified for the 2021 event and will appear on the qualifier list after they pass their first test during the qualifying period.

The MNRC is the sole official source of tracking qualifiers. If you believe that an omission has occurred please contact the MNRC Event Secretary Frank Barton at 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.

See complete list of dogs here

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MNRC Clubs: Please Vote Deadline is Sept. 24

Important Reminder:  Ballots are due by email or USPS mail by September 24th.  Please ask your delegate or club contact to VOTE!

Information about Board of Directors positions and Annual Meeting materials have been emailed to Club Contacts and Delegates.  Those documents include a Ballot by Region, minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting, a MNRC Financial Report, and a MNRC Foundation Report.

Ballots may be submitted via email (and this is preferred). Please send emailed ballots to elainegoodner1251@gmail.com before Thursday, September 24, 2020.

If you prefer to use USPS, mailed Ballots must be sent to Elaine Goodner, 2119 Tallow Drive, Portland, TX 78374-3050 and must arrive by Thursday September 24, 2020.

If your  club has not received the information please contact Elaine at 541 227-3154 or elainegoodner1251@gmail.com

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Idaho to Host 2021 Master National

Congratulations to the Treasure Valley Hunting Retriever Club . TVHRC has been selected to host our 2021 Master National event in Valley County, Idaho.

Dates will be September 30 until October 10, 2021.

Located 112 miles north of Boise, Valley County is a rual county located in the Salmon Mountains in est central Idaho.

Treasure Valley Hunting Retriever Club is an AKC Licensed Hunting Tests per year, including a large double header event near McCall, Idaho.  2021 Event Committee includes Laura and Allyn Foster, Dave Alexander and Dave Snider.

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Longtime MNRC handler, Bob Meyer Dies

We are saddened to report that longtime Master National handler and supporter, Robert Bob (Dusty) Meyer has died. Bob passed away on August 26, 2020, after years of battling with Alzheimer’s. He was 83 years old.

A resident of Chesterland, Ohio Bob served on the Board of Directors of the Master National Retriever Club.

2009 MNRC President Bill Teague remembers Bob as a “wonderful man, a visionary, a hard worker, a family man and he loved Judy and his dogs.” Bob’s wife Judy always ran the sound truck at a flight and if historians are correct, started the process of putting holding blinds beside the pick up so she could go to the bathroom without missing any of the sound truck responsibilities. They were quite a couple, Teague recalls.

2015 Master National President Samuel Ferguson remembers in the early days of the MNRC, Bob was the guy who drove the Master National trailer from event to event.

He was a member of the Weslaco Sportsmen’s Club where he did trap and pistol shooting, and enjoyed hunting and training his dogs for the AKC Retriever tests. Bob was married to the love of his life Judith for 63 years.

Bob is survived by his children, his  grandchildren and his great grandchildren. Bob’s request is if you attend his calling hours that you do not get dressed up. He wants everyone in jeans or hunting clothes as that is who he was!

On behalf of the Master National Retriever Club we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends on their loss of a fine gentl man.

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Attention MNRC Clubs: 2020 Annual Meeting

Please Note:  This is a notice to the General Membership.  All of the documents mentioned here have already been emailed to all Master National Clubs.

The Master National Retriever Club’s Annual Meeting will take place on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2020.   Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this meeting will be virtual.

Information about Board of Directors positions and Annual Meeting materials have been emailed to Club Contacts and Delegates.  Those documents include a Ballot by Region, minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting, a MNRC Financial Report, and a MNRC Foundation Report.

Ballots may be submitted via email (and this is preferred). Please send emailed ballots to elainegoodner1251@gmail.com before Thursday, September 24, 2020.

If you prefer to use USPS, mailed Ballots must be sent to Elaine Goodner, 2119 Tallow Drive, Portland, TX 78374-3050 and must arrive by Thursday September 24, 2020.

If your  club has not received the information please contact Elaine at 541 227-3154 or elainegoodner1251@gmail.com

 

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Deadline Extended for Hall of Fame and Retiring Videos

UPDATE: MNRC will produce the HOF and Retiring Videos for 2020.  They will be posted 0n our Master National website / Social Media .   And the videos will be shown at the 2021 Handler’s Banquet in Idaho.

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the 2020 videos until August 31st! There is still time to send your information so we can include your dog in our Master National Videos. Both videos will be posted online for all to see, and will premiere live at the Handler’s Banquet at the 2021 Master National in Valley County, Idaho, September 30th.

Each year the Master National creates two videos. The 2019 Hall of Fame Retrievers (retrievers who achieved their third Master National pass at the 2019 event) and the  2020 Master National Retiring Dogs.

Here’s what you need to know. Click on the Hall of Fame Video form or the Retiring Dog Video Form on the page below.  Fill out the video form, and email the form with a JPG photo as soon as possible!  Information on the form tells you what quality photo we need and how to email us.  Thank you and see you soon in 2021 September 30-October 10.

The deadline for submissions is extended to August 31st.

2019 Hall of Fame Form

2020 Retiring Form

 

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MNRC Sets New Requirements for 2021 Event

Dear Members of the Master National Community,

These past few weeks have been a reminder of just how connected we are to one another.  I want to thank you for your patience as we adjust to the new realities presented to us by the coronavirus pandemic.

We have taken a variety of measures to respond to these unprecedented and challenging circumstances, actions and decisions that were never contemplated and that I hope are never presented to us again. Our two main priorities will continue to be: first, the health, safety and well-being of everyone who participates in the Master National in any capacity whatsoever; and, second, the continuity of our mission to conduct the premier hunt test event in a manner that respects and protects the integrity of our sport.

We recognize that a critical element of moving forward is the determination of the 2021 qualification criteria.  To that end, we assembled a committee to evaluate those options in light of our mission, while also considering the impact that the 2020 cancellation has had on our sport.  This committee was not just comprised of MNRC board members.  It also included individuals who are long tenured with the Master National and represent the varied interests of our broad constituency.  This committee invested hours into this effort over the last couple of weeks, contributing ideas and debating the pluses and minuses.  I want to personally thank them for their collaborative and constructive efforts to submit a recommendation to the MNRC board.  These people represent the true spirit of the Master National and are the reason I am proud to be a part of this sport.

The MNRC board has approved the following transition qualification criteria for the 2021 event to be held in Valley County, ID. The qualifying period will be August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021.

  • MNH dogs will be fully qualified for the 2021 event
  • MNR dogs (dogs that have earned 2 plates) will be fully qualified for the 2021 event
  • Dogs that received a qualifying score at the 2019 event will receive credit for 2 Master passes toward the 2021 qualification
    • These dogs will need to earn 4 Master passes during the 2021 qualification period
  • Dogs that earned 4+ Master passes during the 2020 qualification period and had a MH title at the end of the 2020 qualifying period will receive credit for 2 Master passes toward the 2021 qualification
      • These dogs will need to earn 4 Master passes during the 2021 qualification period
  • All other dogs will be required to earn 6 Master passes during the 2021 qualification periodNotes:
    • No dog will receive credit for more than 2 Master passes for the 2021 qualifying period (with the exception of MNH and MNR dogs that are fully qualified)
    • These transition criteria are for the 2021 event only

These are challenging times, but we must move forward with confidence that this event will soon be behind us.  The MNRC is moving forward as effectively as possible, continually monitoring current circumstances and adapting as required.

All of these measures are subject to modification in light of a change in future circumstances. The safety and welfare of our participants is as important now as ever. Our model has changed for the foreseeable future, but we are committed to returning to a normal condition as soon as is practicably possible. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we negotiate this transition.

 

 

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Updated List of Qualifiers for 2020 Under New Rules

An updated list of  qualifiers for the 2020 event has posted.
As of June 26,  there are 1,621  retrievers qualified under the Special Criteria for 2020. The 2020 Master National  has been canceled. It was originally scheduled for September 24-October 4, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

To view a current list of qualifiers:  Click Here

 

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2020 Master National To Be Canceled

It has become clear that we cannot provide for the health, safety, and well being of our participants, judges, hosts, and sponsors while at the same time conducting the event in a manner that respects and protects the integrity of our sport. After many months of meetings, calls, analysis, and countless conversations with our various constituencies, we have decided that the 2020 Master National will be cancelled. We are devastated to share this news with you. “Getting it done” is what we have done since the beginning.

A month ago, we were cautiously optimistic.  Our hope and belief was that as summer moved along the pandemic numbers would get better. Since then, the average new cases per day has risen in 45 of the 50 states.  24 states have significant travel restrictions.  Civil unrest is prevalent, creating many unknown risks for cross country travel.  These circumstances developed and deteriorated rapidly since we last communicated.

We understand the gravity of the situation for all who work with us and look forward to the Master National each year.  Our board and local host team has been wonderful, working daily trying to put together a workable plan, adapting to the evolving circumstances over the last few months in an effort to try to make this event viable.  Unfortunately, the numbers have continued to worsen.  

First and foremost is our obligation to consider the safety of our hosts, our judges, our participants, our sponsors, and our wonderful retrievers.  We do this for the camaraderie, for the experience, and the celebration of our accomplishments.  This will be missed.  Our only comfort is that our constituents will not be put in harm’s way in any form, for that would be a burden we could not bear.  We know this is the right decision based on what we know today.

We appreciate everyone that has shared their views on re-imagining the 2020 Master National. We are exploring options for the transition to 2021 and will provide those details no later than August 1. We will continue to work hard to be fair to those that sacrifice to make our event what it is and what it will be. The ideas and recommendations will be valuable as we establish our path forward.

Allen Dillard, 2020 MNRC President

 

 

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Deadline Nears for Hall of Fame and Retiring Videos

UPDATE: MNRC will produce the HOF and Retiring Videos for 2020.  They will be posted Online.  And shown at the Handler’s Banquet in 2021 in Idaho.

It’s time to get your information together so we can include your dog in our Master National Videos. The videos will premiere at the Handler’s Banquet at the 2020 Master National in St. Cloud, Minnesota and will be posted on the Master National website following the event.

Each year the Master National creates two videos. The 2019 Hall of Fame Retrievers (retrievers who qualified at the 2019 event) and the  2020 Master National Retiring Dogs.

If  you have decided to retire your retriever from Master National competition you can submit a request to retire him now. You are still illegible to run him at the 2020 event, but not after that in the Master National.

Here’s what you need to know. Click on the Hall of Fame Video form or the Retiring Dog Video Form on the page below.  Fill out the video form, and email the form with a JPG photo as soon as possible!  Information on the form tells you what quality photo we need and how to email us.  Thank you and see you soon in Minnesota September 14-October 4.

The deadline for submissions is August 31.

2019 Hall of Fame Form

2020 Retiring Form

 

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