I sent in Penn's first recognized show entry form yesterday! Yay! So exciting. USEF also came through on Penn's lifetime membership and got that through without me having to rush it. Also yay!
I was paroozing the websites of the other shows that I wanted to go to this summer on a whim at lunch today. I realized that not only does the May 21/22 show close on 5/9, but the June 5 show closes on 5/15, and the June 11 & June 12 shows close on 5/11.
|I put too much effort into acquiring this gif.|
**cue mad paper dash so entries can go out with the 3pm mail- coggins, vaccine record, verification cards, entry forms, checks, envelopes, etc**
The June 5 show had to be hand written and mailed. Easy peasy!
The June 11/12 show does online entries with an echeck for no additional fee (Yay! The May 20/21 show was going to charge me 5% of an over $300 entry to pay online. Umm, no. I'll use a 40 some odd cent stamp). But I couldn't work out how to send Penn's coggins with the entry, or associate his USEF number with his USDF number so that he'd be all Qualifying legal. If I had to mail the coggins after the fact, well then, why the hell am I doing it online? I didn't have time to work it out, so the entry information got typed into the form on the computer and printed. Of course since that weekend is actually two different shows, I needed to print two different entries (aka fill in all the same info twice because each day had a different form), two card verifications, two coggins, etc. Basically, it's a lot of paper to stuff in a single envelope when I don't have access to a scale to check the weight against the 1oz mail rule. So I sent each show day in its own envelope because there isn't enough time to risk a return to sender.
|Just lose the boots and he'd be ready to play in the recognized ring.|
So moral of the story, everyone be aware of your close dates!