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2019 Waterfowl Festival

November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)

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Location

502 Dutchmans Lane
Easton, MD 21601
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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Registration

  • Online registration closes 11/05/2019 at midnight (CDT).
  • Price per splash for this event is $28.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Payment is required at check-in (cash preferred). Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.
  • "Day of Show" entries may be available until limits are reached: 45 dogs per Splash (Distance Jump), 14 dogs per Splash (Air Retrieve), unless otherwise specified.

Event Contact Info

Website: https://www.facebook.com/midwestdivingdogs/

Contact Email Address: midwest@northamericadivingdogs.com

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to four minutes on the dock for one optional practice jump and two judged jumps. You must inform the judge prior to your jump if you want it to be considered a "practice jump".
  • This event is being run by a NADD mobile dock. Info on parking and other event site info can be found on the event description or on our social media page.
  • This event is an Open Splash event. This is done at Portable Dock trials and other shows that have timing conflicts with other dog events. The time for each splash for the day will be set such as 9am for example for all the splashes. You have between the posted start time and end time (either before AR starts or the end of the last day, usually 3pm) to complete your splashes for the day. When you check in you will be handed “Splash Cards” for each splash that you pay for. When you are ready to jump during the day, hand a splash card to the wrangler to get put into the running order. It is the handler's responsibility to be sure to be present it before their turn to jump. Please be aware that at many events, the running order board fills very quickly and early in the day.
  • Please Note: You must pay for all pre registered splashes at time of check-in. Any splashes not paid for will be put back into the event's on-site registration availability list.
  • Each distance jumping Splash allows 2 judged jumps, back to back. The longest jump of them will be your Qualifying Score.
  • You can earn a Diving Dog Title at this event. You must have five Qualifying Scores within a Division. NADD titles are recognized by the AKC and CKC through their recognition programs. View their applications here (AKC) and here (CKC).
  • Please read the official NADD Rules before you attend the Trial.

Try-its at this event

  • Try-its will be allowed as space permits and during Splashes if no competitors are waiting to jump. Try-its cost $10.00 for two Try-it tickets. These tickets may be used on any day of the competition.
  • AS TIME ALLOWS: Each competing dog will get one Try-it ticket per day that they are entered, to use for an extra practice round. The handler must request this ticket at check-in. Each dog will be given three minutes on the dock. If a Try-it or competing dog wishes to have more time, they may purchase additional tickets as timing allows.

Schedule

Friday, Nov 8, 2019
  • 10:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

  • 12:00 pm: Splash #2 (Distance Jump)

  • 02:00 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve)

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019
  • 10:30 am: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

  • 12:30 pm: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 02:30 pm: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019
  • 10:30 am: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 12:30 pm: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

  • 02:00 pm: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

Other Notes

** The location this year is different than past years. Closer to the beer tent. 

celebration. 

Where to go:

Navigate to the Oaks Lodge at 502 Dutchmans Ln.   
You can park and setup near the soccer goal posts. Its on your left as you get to the parking lot.  That field is reserved for dock divers only.

 

Its then just a short walk to the pool, right across the parking lot. 

Entry is free for 2 humans if you bring a copy of your pre-registration to show at the gate.

We will jump based on the splash times so please arrive before your splash time to complete your registration.  Once paid, I'll call you to come up at the splash time and we will set a run order.  This is different than a typical mobile dock event using splash cards

$25/splash and $10 per 6 min try-it.  We take check, credit, cash and PayPal.  

if you would like to help with admin, just let me know. otherwise, please be patient with me as I do not have an admin with me.
I expect Friday to be quite slow.  Not a lot of jumps pre-registered, I blame the weather.   And your dock dog friends were encouraged to boycott the event.   We will miss them :( 

Some important reminders:  
The event has made changes this year, including a big one with dock diving. Id expect there to be some growing pains as they get things fully sorted out.
It will be cold.  The water actually wasn't bad going in, but cold overnight temps and wind will make it quite chilly.   Make preparations to get your dogs warmed up.

We are entertaining the crowds. Please keep that in mind all weekend including showing responsible pet ownership, cleaning up, keeping dogs on leash and under control.

Looking forward to a lovely weekend.

 

 

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