Best place to be in the run order?

Re: Best place to be in the run order?

Postby jdavis92 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:07 pm

Thanks Rick,

Lucky for me, I think, I'm old and surly enough to ask anybody questions about anything. I'm hoping there is a pre-test meeting where I can get it all out. Otherwise, I have been in touch with a couple of host club members and will be hitting them up. Of course I will be seeking out all the other Chessies (all 5 of them) to say hi as well.

On your other note...I was training with a buddy yesterday who remarked how well my pup is coming along. We both agreed that in the end, pass or fail, she is one hell of a dog and is going to be a blast to hunt with next season.

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Re: Best place to be in the run order?

Postby jdavis92 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 pm

OK now I get it. It was hard for me to understand why run order wasn't as big of a deal as I thought it would be.

My perception was you ran in strict order and if you missed your spot, you missed your spot. Having done it once now, it all makes sense. Your run order number is more of an identifier than anything else. Run order is loosely followed and folks handling dogs in other, concurrent, stakes makes things complicated.

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Re: Best place to be in the run order?

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:39 pm

So how'd you and Pup like your weekend?
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Re: Best place to be in the run order?

Postby jdavis92 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:02 pm

Rick Hall wrote:So how'd you and Pup like your weekend?


We liked it well enough to get two passes.

I was a little nervous when I first saw the test setups but she handled them very well. We came away with a couple of things to focus on before the double header next week in Las Vegas.

I was kinda surprised at the level of subjectivity and the perceived bias by some judges.

I met Heidi Henningson and Gary Kavan on the last day before they ran Couper. It was fun to talk old school Chessies with them.

It was nice to have a friend come with me who could take care of the camping logistics so I could focus on the dog. In the end he ended up volunteering to launch birds during the last series.

Here are links to videos of all the runs but one. The one not here having a "no bird" and then almost having another "no bird" but Artie got us out of that jam by finding the bird she wasn't supposed to find.

https://youtu.be/yHR350vk1FE
https://youtu.be/IukpW1KwtIY
https://youtu.be/hQ6Su14SwDU
https://youtu.be/7S3i65bIe4s
https://youtu.be/0UtAzwypqL4
https://youtu.be/-6v2ME0fZ1k
https://youtu.be/aoeNLD9M4JI

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Re: Best place to be in the run order?

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:52 pm

Glad you enjoyed it. I never had as much issue with passing the tests as passing the time between between them. Made for incredibly long days if I didn't fill the time between runs playing bird boy, helping marshals, delivering lunches, picking up trash or something - anything!
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