We are delighted to welcome you to our 2003 AGILITY WEEKEND at The South of England Centre Ardingly TROPHIES AND ROSETTES Trophies: To Third Place in all Classes (excluding Class 20 Pay on the day). Rosettes will be awarded to approximately 10% of the entry in all classes. Clear Round Rosettes in ALL Classes to be collected at the ringside. The Shirley Wilcox Trophy is awarded for Highest Placed TWDCS Novice handler in Class 8 (Novice Agility). ******************** T H A N K YOU Tunbridge Wells and District Canine Society would like to thank the following for their generosity and support: THE JUDGES AND RESERVE JUDGES SOUTH OF ENGLAND CENTRE for their wonderful venue and help in organising our Show. AGILITY AID PREMIER SHOW JUMPS. and TARYNTIMERS for their continuing help and support AND the following Sponsors for their generosity: PEDIGREE – for their sponsorship of five classes AGILITY AID - CHICHESTER CARAVANS - JEAN EDWARDS - K D ELECTRICAL TONBRIDGE AUDI - PREMIER SHOW JUMPS WAINS OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS - A C WELLARD & PARTNERS - WOLFIT COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS, FAMILIES and the Three Sections of our Society Finally to YOU for supporting our Show – we wish everybody an enjoyable weekend ******************** VOLUNTEERS – if you are able to help during the weekend we would be very grateful. Please indicate when you would like to help on the entry form ******************** ENTRY FEES: £2.00 per dog per class £1.30 per dog per class, TWDCS members £8.00 per Team £4.00 per Pair CAMPING is available on a weekend basis, Friday to Sunday inclusive, at £10 for the weekend. This charge is made irrespective of the number of nights you camp at the showground. Camping may be limited and will be allocated on firstcome, first-serve basis. THERE CAN BE NO ACCESS TO THE SHOWGROUND BEFORE 3.00 PM ON FRIDAY DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE On M25 leave Juntion 7 on to M23, marked Gatwick and Crawley. Leave M23 at JUNCTION 10 sign-posted East Grinstead (A264). After 2 miles, at Dukes Head roundabout, take THIRD EXIT marked Haywards Heath and South of England Showground (B2028) through Crawley Down and Turners Hill. Follow signs to Ardingly and Haywards Heath. The Showground is on your right. T.W.D.C.S. Ringcraft Classes - Linda Grinham on 01892 523481 Agility Classes - Mandy Dumont on 01580 879563 SATURDAY Judge Ring One 1 Ring Two 2 PEDIGREE AGILITY STAKES – INTERMEDIATE * (see note below) PEDIGREE SPECIAL ADVANCED POWER & SPEED GRAND PRIX 3 PREMIER SHOW JUMPS CRUFTS TEAM QUALIFIER Andy Hudson Derek Dragonetti (see Team note below) Ring Three 4 TONBRIDGE AUDI NOVICE JUMPING + (see note below) Eileen Wischnia Barry Parnell Ring Four 5 WOLFIT ELEMENTARY AGILITY# (see note below) CHICHESTER CARAVANS SENIOR AGILITY AGILITY AID ALLSORTS SPECIAL JUMPING for dogs not entered in any other class during the weekend Alison Grimes K D ELECTRICAL NOVICE AGILITY Ann Roberts Elaine Hunter 6 7 Ring Five 8 *# (SEE NOTES BELOW) Ring Six 9 10 Eileen Wischnia Sue Culmer STARTERS JUMPING + (see note below) SENIOR JUMPING * Dogs entered in Novice Agility may not enter Pedigree Agility Stakes – Intermediate + Dogs entered in Starters Jumping may not enter Novice Jumping # Dogs entered in Elementary Agility may not enter Novice Agility SUNDAY Judge Ring One 11 12 MIDI AGILITY PEDIGREE TEAM RELAY STAKES (see Teams note) Ring Two 13 14 PEDIGREE SCHMACKOS MINI AGILITY STAKES TONBRIDGE AUDI CRUFTS SINGLES SENIOR AGILITY Ring Three 15 WAINS OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS NOVICE JUMPING Ring Four 16 17 18 19 20 MINI NOVICE JUMPING MIDI JUMPING MINI SENIOR JUMPING MINI OPEN SPECIAL PAIRS JUMPING STARTERS SPECIAL PAIRS JUMPING - Limited Pay on the day Ring Five Amanda Rodgers Roger Brown Karen Smith Sallie Roberts Lin Bergan Karen Smith PEDIGREE BISCROK SPECIAL INTERMEDIATE GAMBLERS John Ward STAKES Ring Six 22 A C WELLARD & PARTNERS LTD INTERMEDIATE JUMPING Tony Poole Alan Mitchell RESERVE JUDGES: Steve Croxford Dave Jolly Barry Parnell 21 TEAMS: If more than 112 teams enter Class 3 or Class 11, clubs may be asked to withdraw their lowest team(s). CLASSES WILL BE SPLIT IF ENTRY WARRANTS IT ENTRIES WILL BE PROCESSED BY AGILITY AID MINI AND MIDI DOGS WILL BE MEASURED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE JUDGE ELECTRONIC TIMING ON ALL RINGS Please ensure your Entry Form is completed correctly, incorrect entries will be returned ******************** Dogs must be kept on the lead except in the ample Exercise Area provided. When using the exercise area, please be considerate to other competitors and their dogs. Clean up after your dogs (Remember your Torch for when it is dark). Competitors failing to comply will be asked to leave the Venue (as per Regulation 31). All caravan and camping units must have means of extinguishing fire and a first aid kit. We Thank You for helping us to keep our Venue CLASSIFICATIONS Elementary For owners, handlers or dogs which have not gained a third prize or above in an Agility and/or Jumping Class at a licensed Agility Test Starters For owners, handlers or dogs which have not won an Agility and/or Jumping Class at a licensed Agility Test (Elementary excepted). Novice Open to dogs which are not eligible for Senior or Advanced classes. Intermediate Open to all except dogs eligible for Elementary and Starters Classes at a licensed Agility Test. Senior Open to dogs having won at least two first prizes, one of which must be an Agility Class, at a licensed Agility Test (Elementary and Starter wins excepted). Advanced Open to dogs having a minimum of four wins at a licensed Agility Test, two of which must be gained in Intermediate, Senior or Open Agility (not Jumping) Classes (Elementary, Starter and Novice wins excepted). Open Open to all. Mini Only open to dogs which measure 381mm (1ft 3ins) or under at the withers. Maximum jump height will be 381mm (1ft 3ins). Novice and Senior Classification as above. Midi Only open to dogs which measure over 381mm (1ft 3ins) and which measure 432mm (1ft 5ins) or under at the withers. Maximum jump height will be 508mm (1ft 8ins). Agility Aid Allsorts Jumping open to dogs not entered in any other class during the weekend. It is intended as a fun class for older dogs, new dogs and ‘don’t fit anywhere else’ dogs, so that all our dogs may enjoy agility shows. Obstacle specifications are the same as for mini classes, with the following exceptions: there will be no tyre and a maximum of six weave poles (if used). Crufts Team Qualifier This is an agility competition. All teams must consist of 4 dogs handled by four separate handlers. Any number of teams from clubs may compete in the heats but only one team from each club may compete in the finals. Handlers may compete in more than one team for the same club, however, they must handle a different dog in each team. The club must be registered with the Kennel Club. Once a club has qualified a team for the final, that club cannot enter teams in any of the remaining heats*. Once a handler/dog has competed for a club, he/she may not compete for a different club in the Crufts heat for that year It is desirable that the team (dogs and handlers) which qualifies for Crufts is the same team that competes at Crufts. Clubs must notify the Crufts office of any team changes before the final. *NOTE: Clubs should still be eligible to participate in any remaining qualifying heats that they have already entered. However, should they win the heat, the highest place team not already qualified will qualify for Crufts. CRUFTS SINGLES AGILITY COMPETITION 2003 (Selection of dogs to compete at Crufts 2004). The Rules for 2003 will be available for reference at the Secretariat. PEDIGREE RULES FOR 2003 will be available for reference at the Secretariat. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. RULES AND REGULATIONS Dogs entered at Kennel Club licensed Agility Shows must be registered at the Kennel Club in accordance with Kennel Club Regulations for Classification and Registration B. The registration number/Authority to Compete number will be required for each entry. The registration is required on each entry (see rule 4). ENTRY FEES: £2 per dog, TWDCS members £1.30 per dog, Teams £8 per team and Pairs £4 per pair. The Committee reserves to itself the right to refuse entries. All dogs resident outside the UK must be issued with a Kennel Club Authority to Compete number before entry to the competition can be made. All overseas entries made without an Authority to Compete number will be returned to the Competitor. Puppies under eighteen calendar months of age on the first day of the Show are not eligible for Kennel Club licensed Agility Tests. The mating of bitches within the precincts of the Competition is forbidden. No bitch in season is allowed to compete. No person shall carry out punitive correction or harsh handling of a dog at any time within the boundaries of the Show. Dogs must not wear slip chains, collars or leads when under test. Should a Judge be unable to fulfil the appointment to judge the Committee reserves the right to appoint another Judge. No competitor shall impugn the decision of the Judge or Judges. Kennel Club Standard Marking Regulations will apply. Any other forms of marking will be defined in the Judge's briefing. All jumps will be at 762mm (2ft 6ins) with the exception of the Midi Classes, where the jumps will be 508mm (1ft 8ins) and the Mini Classes, where the jumps will be 381mm (1ft 3ins). Those dogs eligible to compete in competitions for Midi dogs are those measuring over 381mm (1ft 3ins) and those measuring 432mm (1ft 5ins) or under at the withers. Those dogs eligible to compete in competitions for Mini dogs are those measuring 381mm (1ft 3ins) or under at the withers. A Judge at an Agility Test may not enter for competition a dog which is recorded in his or her ownership or part ownership; or handle a dog at the Test at which they are judging. Withdrawal of dogs from Test: A dog shall be withdrawn from competition and removed from the Test if it is:a) A bitch which is in season. b) Suffering from any infectious or contagious disease. c) Interfering with the safety or chance of winning of an opponent d) Of such temperament or is so much out of hand as to be a danger to the safety of any person or other animal. e) Likely to cause suffering to the dog if it continues to compete. Handlers working more than one dog in a Class must ensure that the dogs compete in the sequence in which they are drawn. Failure to do so may result in elimination. The Committee will not accept responsibility for loss, damage or injury however caused to dogs, persons or property whilst at the Show. In estimating the number of awards won, all wins up to and including 7 days before the date of closing of entries shall be counted when entering for any class (i.e. wins on or before 27th March 2003). Dogs will be received at any time. It is the responsibility of the competitors to be available for their class and running order. Should circumstances so dictate, the Society, in consultation with the Judges, may alter arrangements as necessary. Such changes and the circumstances surrounding them shall be reported to the Kennel Club. No animal other than one officially entered shall be brought into the precincts of the event during its continuance, except any dogs registered to assist the disabled, or dogs required for educational or instructional purposes or by permission of the General Committee. A dog must at the time of entry for the Competition, be registered as required by the Kennel Club Rules & Regulations in the Competitors’ name (or registration or transfer applied for). In the case of a partnership the full name of every partner must be given. In the case of dogs recorded as owned by a limited company, the directors and the secretary of the limited company will jointly be considered for the purpose of the Regulations. A dog acquired subsequent to entry having been made at a Competition may compete as the new owners’ property provided that an application for the transfer has been forwarded to the Kennel Club before the Competition, and the new owner has undertaken to abide by the Regulations and conditions of the original entry form. Not For Competition entries will be accepted for dogs aged four calendar months and over. Dogs must be Kennel Club registered with their details recorded on the entry form. In the event of abandonment of the Show through circumstances beyond their control, the Committee may defray such expenses from the entry fees to cover the cost of the Show preparations. Training will not be permitted before, during or after the Show in the ring. Entries will only be accepted on T.W.D.C.S. Official Entry Forms (or photocopies). Internet entries will be accepted via www.ishowservices.com. Entries submitted on any other Form will be returned. No refunds will be given on incorrect entries. If you fail to clean up after your dogs, you will be asked to leave the venue. Competitors can only enter one type of class i.e. Mini, Midi or Standard.