Rules and Regulations 2020

(Changes compared to the “rules & regulations 2017” are underlined and bolded)


Please read carefully before entering the show.


Participation is open to all Border Collies with a pedigree recognized by the Kennel Club from the
country of birth. Dogs must have reached the age of 18 months on the day of the competition.
1st grade combinations are eligible to enter on 1.03.2020 - 14.03.2020
2nd and 3rd grade combinations are eligible to enter the European Championship on 1.02.2020 - 14.02.2020
It is not possible to enter for just one day.


Classes
1st grade (Friday)
Competitors will run 3 or 4 courses (to be determined by the organization, depending on the number
of entries). Prizes will be awarded for at least the top 3 winners of each course.


2nd & 3rd grade (Saturday & Sunday, Friday optional)
2nd and 3rd grade run separately on their own courses.
All competitors will run 6 courses: 3 agility and 3 jumpings.
On Sunday there will be two finals: the National Team Final and the Individual Grand Final.


The class in which the dog competes per 20.07.2020 class for which the dog is eligible at the
BCC. At the event, you need to be able to proof (e.g. with a record book or an official declaration
issued by your national Kennel Club) in which Grade the dog is allowed to run. This can be checked
randomly by the organization.


The maximum number of combinations for the 2nd Grade is 350.
The maximum number of combinations for the 3rd Grade is 350.
Registration is from 1.02.2020 00:00 until 14.02.2020 23:59 the maximum number of entries is
exceeded during this registration time, a draw will be made.


The organization reserves the right to refuse entries, and make any alterations they may consider
necessary in the event of unforeseen circumstances.


Individual Grand Final
The results from the Agility 1, 2 and 3, and the Jumping 1, 2 and 3 will count for a place in the
Individual Grand Final. For 3rd grade, the top 10 placed combinations (= handler & dog) per round will
be invited to take part in the Individual Grand Final. For 2nd grade, the winners of each round will be
invited to take part in the Individual Grand Final. The winner of the previous year will be
automatically invited to take part in the Individual Grand Final.
This means that the maximum
number of participants at this final will be 67. In the event that one or more combinations qualify at
two or more courses, the open spaces will not be filled. The title "BCC2020 Champion" will be
awarded to the winner of the Individual Grand Final.


National Team Final
National teams will compete in the National Team Final on Sunday. Each national team consists of
the three best 3rd Grade combinations and the best 2nd Grade combination from that country. The
combinations qualifying for the Team Final are determined by the combined results of all courses run
on Saturday (and Friday when applicable), per Grade. If there are countries with less than 3
participants in 3rd Grade, the organization will combine countries into ad hoc country teams.
It is not allowed to replace the qualified combinations in a country team, f.i. in case of injury. In such
case, the country team will run with less than 4 combinations.
The National Team Final will be an Agility course. To determine the winning country in this Final, only
the results of the three best combinations of a national team will count.


FCI rules and jumping height
The FCI rules and regulations are applicable to this show (see www.fci.be). Until FCI has officially
introduced the Lower Height (LH) class, national BCC organisations have the option to offer LH as a
service to the participants. In that case BCC will offer 3 heights: M, LH and L (jumping 40cm, 50cm
and 60cm respectively). LH is voluntary and open for dogs which are between 43 and 50cm at the
withers. This has to be proven by an annotation in their record books. There will be no measurement
at BCC. If there is no height mentioned in their record book, the dog has to enter in Large.
The official BCC-title will only be awarded in L-class. Only dogs in L-class are eligible to the individual
finals, leading to the BCC-title. For dogs entering in LH or M there will be a prize for best M or best LH
based on the combined results of the 6 courses. Only dogs in L-class are eligible for the country team
final.


General rules
A dog will be withdrawn from competition and removed from the show if it is:
• suffering from any infectious or contagious disease,
• has any injury which is likely to cause suffering to the dog if it continues competing,
• of such temperament or is so much out of hand as to be a danger to the safety of any person
or other animal,
• interfering with the safety or chance of winning of an opponent.


No person shall carry out punitive correction or harsh handling of a dog at any time within the
boundaries of the show.


All dogs will be entered at this show at their owner's and/or handler's risk. Whilst the organization
and helpers will undertake every care, they will not take responsibility for loss, damage or injury
howsoever caused to dogs, persons or property. All competitors must have a third-party insurance.


In the event of abandonment of the show through circumstances beyond the control of the
organization, expenses will be defrayed from the entry fees to cover the cost of the preparations for
the show.


There will be no practicing/training allowed in the rings or at the venue during or after the show. No
food or toys will be allowed in the ring.


Dogs should be kept on a lead, no longer than 2 meters, except in the exercise area or when working.


A handler working more than one dog in the same class must ensure that the dogs compete in the
sequence in which they are drawn (according to catalogue). Failure to do so may result in elimination.


It is the competitor's responsibility to be available for their class and running order, and to visibly
wear their number.


Dogs must be handled by the same handler throughout the whole event. It is not allowed to switch
handler during the event.


Randomly during the tournament, chips can be checked.


People or dogs acting in an unreasonable/irresponsible manner will be removed from the show and
forfeit all fees paid. All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult, who will be held responsible for
their conduct for the duration of the show.


Please clean up after your dog and deposit in the containers provided. Competitors consciously
ignoring this request will be asked to leave the showground without restitution of their entry fees.
Bags will be provided by the organization and will be available throughout the showground.


Please, don't forget we are guests at OSIR WAWRZKOWIZNA kindly ask you to show respect to their
rules and regulations, other campers and guests.


All that remains is the good luck wishes from the BCC committee and don't forget to enjoy
yourselves.

 

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