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Proposed NOFCA Rule Changes
~~2003~~

Proposed deletions struck through
Proposed insertions in bold italic

Proposals with green background passed. (Numbers 1, 4, 7, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, and 20)
Proposals in red background did not pass. (Numbers 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, and 23)
Number Proposed change Club
1 Page 9, Sec.2. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.2l] For hunts held outside of California, the hunt may be advertised as a breed hunt and be split to offer a mixed stake if all of the following conditions are met:
1. There are insufficient entries in at least one breed to make a stake for that breed;
2. Full breed stakes in breeds with sufficient entries would still be offered;
3. All of the owners/agents of the hounds to be run in the mixed stake are agreeable to the division of the hunt;
4. There are at least five entries for the mixed stake;
5. The new mixed stake is open to all of the hunt's entrants.
SWCC, SCC
2 Page 15, Sec.8c. The field of entered hounds may be split into separate stakes after a total of 20 18 entries are present. [Remainder of 8c unchanged]
Page 15, Sec.8f. Where more than one field is offered in the host club's announcement of the hunt, entrants may specify their choice of judge; however, the balancing of the fields by breed will take precedence over choice of judge. All fields must receive at least ten (10) nine (9) entries per field, or the number of fields offered on the day of the hunt shall be de-creased to reflect at least ten (10) nine (9) entries in each field. Except as provided in Section 8g below, whenever fewer than twenty (20) eighteen (18) dogs are entered in a hunt there will only be one field offered.
Page 16, Sec.8g. When the host club receives enough entries to split fields legally, if the split field draws are held at different locations, and at the draw the entries fall below 10 9 dogs per field, then split fields can still be run, but points will be awarded based on the number of dogs slipped.
Page 39, Sec.14a1. First place: Except as provided in Section 14a1a below, Four times the number of hounds which are slipped in the preliminary courses, with a maximum of 40 points.
Page 39 [Add the following subsection 14a1a]: If only nine hounds are slipped in the preliminary courses, first place will be awarded 40 points.
SWCC
3 Page 44. [Add the following section after current Sec.15] Blacktail Classic
a. NOFCA will sponsor a yearly invitational mixed hunt called the Blacktail Classic (B.C.), to be held on the second Saturday of January, open to the 21 highest scoring hounds.

b. Points to be calculated from B.C. to B.C.
c. One field of a regularly-scheduled NOFCA mixed hunt will be designated as the B.C.
d. The B.C. is run as any other NOFCA mixed stake with the following three exceptions:
1. The draw will be a random draw of all hounds with no consideration as the ownership.
2. If the hunt fails to finish on finals, it will continue the following day. If it fails to finish on Sunday, the hunt is cancelled for that year.
3. Entry fees to be adjusted to cover higher judge and huntmaster fees.
THG
4 Page 14, Sec.6. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.6h] If a person should refuse to return or replace a perpetual trophy, he is ineligible to participate in NOFCA events until the trophy has been returned or replaced. THG
5 Page 44, Sec.15i. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.15i3] Any breed having only one course for its first breed run will have its first run before any breed having more than one course. When those dogs have completed their first run, the Superintendent may send those dogs to the location of the other judge if the Superintendent determines such a move would aid in timely completion of the hunt. SCWA
6 Page 44, Sec.15i. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.15i3] [If the preceding proposal should pass then the phrase, Except as provided above, will be prefixed to this proposal.] The order in which breeds will run under the first judge will be determined by a random draw. That order will be reversed for the run under the second judge. SCWA
7 Page 15, Sec.8. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.8e] At hunts where individual stakes and/or hunts are run in the same field in a consecutive manner, the following shall apply:
i. On the morning of the hunt, the running order for each stake and/or hunt will be determined by a random draw. This running order shall apply to the preliminary and final rounds of all of the stakes and/or hunts in that field.
ii. The preliminary round for each stake and/or hunt shall be completed before the finals for any other stake or hunt is run.
iii. At the Grand Course, the running order as determined by the method of this section for the breed hunts that are sharing a field shall apply to both runs of Stage I.
SCC
8 Page 44, Sec.15i. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.15i9] The decision regarding the order of running of the breeds at the Grand Course is to be followed until Stage II of the Grand Course begins. THG
9 Page 13, Sec.9. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.5a] The Breeder and Kennel classes shall be determined by averaging the top two hounds of the owner or breeder. THG
10 Page 13, Sec.9. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.5a] For kennel and breeder classes, the winner of each will be the kennel or breeder whose dogs entered in that class have the highest average score in the hunt. SCWA
11 Page 22, Sec.9d. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.9d12] With the approval of the judge, the hunt master may put two courses on the line simultaneously if the hunt master determines that this will best utilize available game. In this situation, the hunt master will appoint a second hunt master to call tally-ho and pre-slips for the second course on the line. SCWA
12 Page 38, Sec.14a. Except as provided below, championship points shall be awarded to hounds placing in regular stakes according the the following schedule...
Page 39, Sec.14. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.14a] If a stake should finish on preliminary scores only, then only one-half of the championship points listed in Section 14a will be awarded to each placing hound.
SCWA
13 Page 41, Sec.15a. The Grand Course shall be held on Presidents' Day weekend begin on December 27 and shall be scheduled for three days. The Monday shall be used, if necessary, to complete the Grand Course.
Page 7, Sec.2b. The Grand Course will be held on Presidents' Day weekend, in mid-February. The Grand Course begin on December 27 and will be scheduled for three days.
Page 42, Sec.15f. For the purpose of determining eligibility, the accumulation of points will be from February 1 December 23 of the preceding year to January 31 December 22 of the year for that year's Grand Course. (2003 only: February 1, 2003, through December 22, 2003)
CGCA
14 Page 43, Sec.15g. The Grand Course Committee shall be comprised of one representative from the Borzoi, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Saluki, and Whippet breeds each member club, chosen by each breed's club's membership. The Superintendent will also be a non-voting member of the committee. The rare breeds will be considered as one breed and will have one representative. CGCA
15 Page 41, Section 15. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.15a] The Grand Course shall be run on consecutive days until completed. CGCA
16 Page 13, Section 6e. Upon presentation of suitable proof before the draw, entry fees shall be refunded or substitutions may be made for one or more of the following reasons. All substitutions must be owned by the same person or his immediate family and be the same breed as the hound being substituted. CGCA
17 Page 44, Section 15. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.15i] The Grand Course Committee shall submit a budget to be approved by the Board of Directors no later than 45 days prior to the event. CGCA
18 Page 16, Section 8g. When the host club receives enough entries to split fields legally, if the split field draws are held at different locations, and at the draw the entries fall below 10 dogs per field, then split fields can still be run, but points will be awarded based on the number of dogs slipped. All fields of a mixed hunt shall meet at the same location to better facilitate the balancing of the fields by breed and by number. CGCA
19 Page 23, Section 9d14. At a NOFCA hunt, the hunt master shall receive at least one free entry. CGCA
20 Page 8, Section 2e. Entry fees shall be fixed by the host club and shall not exceed $15.00 per entry in both breed and mixed stakes, except in the Grand Course where the entry fee shall not exceed be at least $25.00. [Remainder of sub-section unchanged.] CGCA
21 Page 32, Sec.10. [Add the following sub-section after current Sec.10v] When a kill credit is officially awarded, the owner will donate $5 to NOFCA. CGCA
22 Page 16, Section 8j. Where the hounds are divided into trios by the draw and one extra hound is present, the last two courses shall be run in braces. At the option of the field committee, huntmaster, and judge(s), four hounds may be run in the last course in the situation mentioned above with the approval of all of the hunters whose dogs are to run in this four-dog course. SCC
23 Page 17, Section 8o. Where sufficient hounds are present, no owner may have his hounds competing against each other in preliminary courses of scored stakes. In elimina-tion stakes, no owner may have his hounds com-peting against each other in the first two go-rounds when sufficient hounds are present. In the event co-owned hounds are entered, this section shall not apply to co-owned hounds of a different residence. SCWA

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