ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

STARTERS AGILITY CHALLENGE RULES

1. The classes should be billed appropriately as either “The Agility Club Large Starters Challenge”, “The Agility Club Medium Starters Challenge” or “The Agility Club Small Starters Challenge” and scheduled accordingly as a Large, Medium or Small combined Grade 1-2 Agility class.

2. The competition will be run under the relevant Kennel Club Regulations in force at that time. All handlers will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules and regulations.

3. Each Heat is open to all Grade 1-2 dogs of the correct size for each heat, each heat will offer awards for the heights on offer as follows; Rosettes 1st-10th in Large Height, trophies to 1st and 2nd and Rosettes 1st-5th in Medium and Small Heights, trophy to 1st. Where the LHO is offered the Large, Medium and Small dogs will have combined awards.

4. ONLY dogs handled by an Agility Club member at the time of competing (date of joining/renewal must be prior to the first day of the show) may qualify for the Final. In order to compete in the Final you must also be a current member of The Agility Club on the day of the final.

5. The competition will normally consist of between ten to fifteen Heats. The two highest placed Agility Club members in each Heat will go through to the Final, providing they have achieved an awarded place as detailed in paragraph 3.

6. Both handler and dog may only qualify once for each height Final. Each handler and dog pairing may only qualify once for the final. In the event of the highests placed dog(s) having qualified previously, the next highest placed dog(s) will qualify.

7. Finalists should normally compete at the height at which they qualified however if a heat takes place at a show with no LHO, they can choose to compete at the final at LHO. Should a handler qualify at LHO and wish to compete at FHO in the final this would be permitted. (Dogs will NOT be allowed to compete at LHO if qualified at FHO in a heat offering both height options).

The Agility Club Starters Challenge is one of the finals held at the Agility Club's Championship Show and has now been running since 1997.

There are heats held at various shows throughout the country and each one is an agility class available for anyone to enter for combined grades 1-2. However, only the 2 highest placed Agility Club members in the top 10% of the class can qualify for the final so it is important that you keep your membership up-to-date to save disappointment!

Please ensure that your contact details including an up to date email address are correct on your membership details. All contact regarding qualification and details for the Final will be made by email.

Please make sure that when entering any of the Agility Club Starters Challenge qualifing heats. That your Name and the spelling of your name match the details on your Agility Club membership. Failure to do this may result in you not qualifing for the Final.

 

THE AGILITY CLUB STARTERS CHALLENGE  HEATS 2018

SHOW

SHOW DATE

STATUS

CLOSING DATE

 Golden Valley

 18th June 2017  Closed  

 Billingshurst

 9th July 2017

 Closed

 

 The Agility Club

 28th July 2017

 Closed

 

 Dogs in Need

 16-18th August 2017

 Closed  

 South Downs

 24th September 2017

 Closed

 

 Wyre

 2nd December 2017

 

 

 Norfolk

 

 

 

 Wallingford

 21-22 April 2018

 

 

 Dartmoor

 5th May 2018

 

 

 Worcester

 

 

 

 Bats

 

 

 

 Packington

 28th May 2018    
Hatton Agility Festival      
Doc's Dogs      
Lune Valley**      
Eastbourne**      

The shows listed above will be holding small, medium and large heats.

**These shows will be holding heats for the 2019 Final

THE AGILITY CLUB STARTERS CHALLENGE FINALISTS 2018

Huge congratulations to the following Club members who have qualified for the 2018 final, which will take place in July at the Clubs Championship Show, to be held at The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex (TBC).

If your name is listed below, please check your details are correct and confirm your attendance by emailing starters@agilityclub.org, with the subject Starters Challenge 2018. In the body of your email please quote your name and the polo-shirt size ( S, M, L etc) you would like to wear for the final.

NAME SURNAME LARGE DOG PLACE SHOW QUALIFIED DATE ATTENDANCE
Deborah  Williams  Blamorder Just Like Magic  2nd  Golden Valley  17/18 Jun 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Karen   Brooks Poppywillow Popstar   3rd  Golden Valley 17/18 Jun 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Joanne  Holyoak  Wolstys Blue Eye Lass   1st Lune Valley  24 Jun 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
 Victoria  Atkinson Bella's Spotty Girl   4th Lune Valley  24 Jun 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
 Cindy Heidebluth  Chiltern's Gabor   1st  Just Dogs Live  9 Jul 2017 Awaiting Confirmation 
Dawn  Warnock  Tragility Rocket Rio   3rd Just Dogs Live  9 Jul 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Sandra   Saunters Babbity Bumble   2nd  Eastbourne 22 Jul 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Janet   Willcox  Eclipse Jasper  1st  Agility Club  28-30 Jul 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Keely Dobinson Flame Flora Cassis 2nd  Agility Club 28-30 Jul 2017   Awaiting Confirmation
Derek  Worgan  Del's Boy The Mayor  4th   Dogs In Need Aug 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
 Garry Iles  Gazannas Diva  10th  Dogs In Need  Aug 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
             
             
             
             
             
             
NAME SURNAME MEDIUM DOG PLACE SHOW QUALIFIED DATE ATTENDANCE
Vanessa  Strong  Lola Dax   1st Golden Valley  17/18 Jun 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Kerri  Costello  Springaling Rubes   4th  Golden Valley 17/18 Jun 2017  Awaiting Confirnation 
 Sally  Dwyer Tenchleys Levanto Jack  1st  Eastbourne  22 Jul 2017   Awaiting Confirmation
Alison  Atkinson  Lewes Lad   2nd Eastbourne  22 Jul 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Natalie Jukes Blazing Arrow 1st Agility Club 28-30 Jul 2017 Awaiting Confirmation
 David Pearson  Fabulous Fluffy   4th Agility Club  28-30 Jul 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Amy Langman Daone and Busted 3rd Dogs In Need Aug 2017 Awaiting Confirmation
             
             
             
NAME SURNAME SMALL DOG PLACE SHOW QUALIFIED DATE ATTENDANCE
Fiona  Matthews  Intack Lady Eleanor   1st Golden Valley  17/18 Jun 2017   Awaiting Confirmation
 Corinna  Pippard  Saunderswood Painted Lady  3rd   Golden Valley 17/18 Jun 2017  Awaiting Confirmation 
Candy Everett Kofi 1st Eastbourne 22 Jul 2017 Awaiting Confirmation
Clare  Charalambides Shellands Jumpin Jack Flash 4th Eastbourne 22 Jul 2017 Awaiting Confirmation
Jenny Knight Little Miss Dora 1st Agility Club 28-30 Jul 2017 Awaiting Confirmation
Michelle Murray Life In The Fast Lane 3rd Dogs In Need Aug 2017 Awaiting Confirmation
 Grace Parker  Ready Evie Lets Go Weavie  4th  Dogs In Need   Aug 2017 Awaiting Confirmation 


THE AGILITY CLUB STARTERS CHALLENGE 2019 HEATS

SHOW

SHOW DATE

STATUS

CLOSING DATE

GOLDEN VALLEY

 

   

NEWLANDS

 

   

BILLINGSHURST

     

THE AGILITY CLUB

 

   

DOGS IN NEED

 

   

SOUTHDOWNS

     

WYRE

     

WALLINGFORD

     

NORFOLK 

     

DARTMOOR

   

 

WORCESTER

     

BATS  

     

PACKINGTON 

     

 The shows listed above will be holding small, medium and large heats.

 

THE AGILITY CLUB STARTERS CHALLENGE FINAL 2017

 

Small Dogs


Small Dog Results 2017

1 Caroline Howes Tee Tee
2 Margaret Morrison Orchid Lily
3 Vicki Young Oreo Twist N Dunk

 

Medium Dogs

 

Medium Dog Results 2017

1 Alice Walford On The Town Bobby Brown
2 Louise Tannous Alladin Insane
3 Samantha Fisher Stobytil Fats Domino

 

Large Dogs

 

 Large Dog Results 2017

 

Matt Dorrell Make It So Stormy Water
2  Georgia Mason-Webb Clover You Go
3 Daniel Grundy Heikki Hairy Racer
4 Steve Mills Wilchay Shades of Blue Mist
5 Michael Taylor Lady Megan Grace
6 Hazel Carter Bolvanger Lucy in the Sky

 Congratulations to the winners and well done to everyone who qualified and ran so well in the Finals. I am sorry the weather wasn't the best but I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and I KNOW that you all took the best dog home at the end of the day. The enthusiasm from handler, dog and crowd support was not dampened at all by the rain and I loved watching all of the runs.

Huge Thank You to our judge for the finals Wendy Clay for giving us such a nice course.

 

Sandra Ross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact: starters@agilityclub.org

 

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