NCNC's Mock Draft Test was held on
Saturday, April 18, 2009, at the home
of Cissy Sullivan and Tom Conway.
Our judges were Teresa Gedritis,
Roger Danielson, and John Jackman.
They all did a great job of putting the
entrants at ease and moving the test
along. (We wanted to finish before the
There were a total of five entries. None of the entries would have passed, but all received suggestion
from the judges on how they might adjust their carts and harnesses to make them perform better.
Each entrant was provided with a copy of the Draft Test Rules and Regulations and received a
Certificate of participation.
There were about thirty spectators present. Some were members,
but several people had heard of the event and just wanted to learn
more about drafting in general. Some were looking for Newfies.
After a lunch of Subway sandwiches, chips, cookies, drinks, etc., we
had a short demonstration of the modifications made to a couple of
carts and harnesses. There
was also some discussion of
how a harness should fit and pull.
Many people were involved with setting up the course on
Friday and many helped take down the baby gates and tent
on Saturday in addition to stewarding for the test. A very
special THANK YOU to those who helped in any
way as well as those who just came to watch.
Another big THANK YOU to Cissy and Tom for the
use of their property.
Co-Chairs Denita Jackman and Dona Baker.