Important Information to Clubs conducting RQH classes
It has been reported that some RQH rounds conducted have been run contrary to the rules. The Agility Committee has also failed to receive results from some clubs in the prescribed time making it difficult to keep the cumulative scores updated prior to the next round.
Trial Secretaries should ensure when contracting judges to officiate at RQH's that they are aware of the rules of these events.
This is particularly important when contracting interstate Agility Judges.
The following information should be sent to any interstate Agility Judge who is contracted by the club to officiate at an RQH event.
Judging of Regional Qualifying Heats:
The Dogs NSW Agility Committee would like to advise all Agility Judges that the Regional Qualifying Heats (RQH) for the Agility Dog of the Year and
the Jumping Dog of the Year will continue to be designed as a twenty obstacle course. The course set is to be of a standard equivalent to that of the Open Class consequently, it will be mandatory to include the Weaving Poles in a Jumping RQH course.
The Regional Qualifying Heats in both Agility and Jumping will be differentiated from a normal Open Course in that there will be no Distance Handling Challenge in the course. The courses for both Agility and Jumping will be judged according to the ANKC Rules for Agility. Thus, in both RQH events (Agility and Jumping), wrong course will incur a disqualification.
The latest version of the RQH rules in its entirety on this web site and Clubs should ensure that these rules are adhered to.
It is also extremely important that results for each RQH (Agility & Jumping) should be forwarded within five working days to:
Attn: Claire Stalker-Booth - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that you complete this file: RQH ROUND - SCORE TEMPLATE
Then also submit an unmarked final catalogue and the original RQH Judge’s Score Sheets.