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July 2019 Water Trial
July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
A two-day water trial will be held in accordance with the provisions of the current Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA) water trial manual and updates, copies of which may be downloaded at no charge from the PWDCA website.
Join us at Deep Lake for our first water trial of the 2019 season! This year there will be a Friday afternoon July 19 practice match available to volunteers who work at the trial. This is followed by two days of water trials on Saturday and Sunday July 20-21 with our local judge Sarah Kahn. We’ll also hold our Third Annual Senior Challenge and a Ducky Derby benefit on Sunday as well! Join us for the weekend at lovely Nolte State Park just north of Enumclaw WA.
Trial Entry Information
Download and read the trial Premium List, available below. This contains all the information you need to know about the trial, as well as volunteering and the Friday volunteer match.
Trial entry dates to remember:
• Lottery Date: Lottery deadline is Friday June 14, 2019. All Regular entries received by the lottery deadline will be treated equally. If entry limit is exceeded by June 14, a random drawing will be held June 15, 2019. Remaining entries, if any, will be drawn for wait-list position.
• Closing Date: Trial closing date is Friday June 28, 2019. All entries received after June 14 up to closing date will be accepted on a first-come basis as space is available.
Entry fee is $45 per class.
Day-of-trial entries may be accepted if time permits, with an additional $10 entry fee. Contact Amanda Ford to check on availability in advance.
How to enter: The preferred way to enter the water trial or to volunteer and register for the practice session is online. You may pay by MasterCard or Visa or with your PayPal account. Please note the following:
a. Complete one online entry form per dog.
b. After you have completed an online entry form, you will be taken to the Volunteer / Match Sign-up form where you also may register for the Friday Match.
c. You will receive system generated emails with the confirmation that both your Entry and Volunteer / Match sign-up forms have been received. If you do not receive confirmation of your entry, or if there is an error, please contact Amanda Ford.
You may also print and mail the entry form, volunteer form, and match sign-up form and mail in with your payment.
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Trial Volunteer and Match Signup
Water Work is labor intensive and we need plenty of volunteers for the trial, including set-up on Friday morning and tear-down on Sunday afternoon. You do not need to be entered in the trial in order to volunteer. No experience is necessary, and the schedule will be set to avoid any conflicts with your entries. Please complete the volunteer form and submit with your trial entries.
MATCH UPDATE: The practice match is full, with a wait list. If you want to be added to the wait list, complete the match and volunteer form below, but don’t submit your payment. I will contact you if space becomes available.
Volunteers who work at the trials are also able to sign up for the Practice Match on Friday, July 19, 2019. The Practice Match will be held Friday afternoon following site setup Friday morning. There are a limited number of 15 minute practice times available, cost is $10 per 15 minute session. This gives you access to the site and boats– you must arrange for your own stewards. Plan enough time to help others, and they will help you. You don’t have to be entered in the trials to sign up for the Match–you just have to volunteer. Match closing date is June 28, 2019.
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We are pleased to hold our Third Annual Senior Challenge on Sunday July 21! The purpose of this non-regular water event is to afford our senior dogs an opportunity to participate with their handler in a water activity which contributes to their continued love of the sport. Dogs must be at least 10 years old and handlers will select any three water exercises they choose for their senior to perform. This is usually held at lunch time on Sunday. Entry fee is $15 and is limited to 5 dogs due to time constraints. Each dog will receive a special (and highly coveted!) participation award at the Sunday Water Trial Awards.Closing date is June 21, 2019. Please print and mail the entry form along with your payment to Sandy Overton, and contact her with questions.