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Upcoming probationary appointments.

Linda Mortimer - Blenheim Canine Training club are pleased to have Linda Mortimer join as a probationary judge at the December show. She will be judging Novice 3 with Martin Bush(Sunday) and Starters 2 with Graeme Lawson (Sat).

Jess Tansey - with Steve Tansey, Novice at October 7th RT and with Sallie Remon for Starters 1 on November 4th at CCATS Champ Show, and Int2 on Sunday.

Emily Tighe will be probationary Judge under Isobel Syme, at South Canterbury Dog Training Club February Agility Champ Show - Novice and Intermediate classes.

Emily Tighe - probationaries at Mid Canterbury COC Champ Event on 10th & 11th Feb with Sallie Remon. Classes are Novice 1 on Saturday and JC2 on Sunday.

Judges panel changes
Upcoming judging seminars
Regulation comment.


(Dec 2017)We congratulate and welcome....Marie McDonald who has officially been promoted from the Ribbon Trial Panel up to the Agility Panel

Jacqui Wigmore and Janette Davis who have both been promoted from Agility Panel to Senior Panel

Judges panel retirements

HEATHER DREWETT. On behalf of the agility community we would like to thank Heather for her many years of service to the agility world, judging all classes for us over the years. It is much appreciated and we hope she enjoys "life without agility"!

Below: Rug presented to Heather on behalf of the Agility Committee.

MIKE BUTLER. The Agility committee made a donation towards Mike's Hike as a thankyou for judging agility

Judge's seminars.

None currently scheduled.

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NOTE - Judges wanting to change their status must apply no later than 28th February or 31st August, using the appropriate form.

Dont forget, if you wish to advance up a panel please download the forms and get all the required evidence together. Application deadlines:- 28th February and 31st August. Application forms available on the Judges application forms page

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What are the latest changes to the regulations (effective July 1st) that affect judges?

See the latest regulations under the Information tab on the website for the full details.

  • Weave pole regulations have been updated. Check weave poles are adequate for the class when pegged.

NOTE: There is a requirement in the regulations to comply with the various guidelines and Policy documents that the Agility Committee produces eg. Standing Orders, Measuring guidelines, Jumpers Guidelines.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.(Dec 2017) We had an interesting situation come up a few weeks ago. The contracted Judge was unable to attend and fulfil his judging duties. The club hadn't contracted a reserve Judge, so the other Judges took on extra classes. In one instance, another Judge (who wasn't judging but was at the event), offered to stand in and help judge also, which isn't a problem. The question raised however, was If a judge is on a Leave of Absence, if this scenario came up again, and a LOA judge was at the event, could they stand in at the last minute to help out? The Agility Committee has had some lengthy discussion around this. There is no regulation around this specific scenario, however the Officiating Judge for any official event must be a licensed panel judge. Judges on a LOA do not pay licence fees and therefore are deemed to not be on a panel, and therefore NOT eligible to judge at the event.