The method by which the waiting list at the National Sheepdog Finals will be managed going forward is listed below. The update reflects how things have been managed at the past several trials and is designed to be more fair to handlers who wish to remain on the waiting list and to make it easier for the trials secretary to keep the list current.
The new wording states:
Handlers, wishing to remain on the waitlist at the finals, must sign in with the secretary no later than 5 PM on the day before Finals. Sign in may be done in person, by proxy or electronically. It is the handler’s responsibility to ensure secretary receives notice prior to the deadline.
Scratches will be filled daily up to 30 minutes prior to the first open run of the day, in order of earned qualifying points and based on the wait list compiled as stated above. Good sportsmanship requires handlers to notify secretary of scratches in a timely manner to allow secretary to fill in scratched slots in the run order.