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REGULATIONS INTERNATIONAL MIX & BREED CHAMPIONSHIP AGILITY ( IMCA )

 

 

 

GENERAL

In all documents and match information (prizes) the official name to be used shall be:

International Mix & Breed Championship Agility, abbreviated IMCA

The IMCA will be organized together the ParAgility World Cup, abbreviated PAWC.

The IMCA & PAWC are organized annually.

It is allowed to participate for all countries (recognized International Nations), only one team from

each country.

It is allowed to participate for all dogs, breed - with or without pedigree - and mix breed.

At least 8 months prior to the Event the organizing country will invite other countries to participate.

At least 8 months prior to the Event the organizing country gives information on an official website

of the event about:

· registration fee - individual & team competition

· date start and closing registration

· names of the judges

· maximum numbers of all over registrations for the event

· program of the event

· admission requirements of Veterinary Control

· request to provide suitable and identical attire for their teams

· information about hotels/ accommodations in the neighbourhood

The individual champions of IMCA of the year before have dispensation of registration fee.

 

ORGANISATION

Any country who wants to organize the IMCA & PAWC must apply two years in advance to the

International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC. They also have to give information about: *

place where the event is planned * description of the facilities

The date of the Event has to be planned between the third weekend of August and last weekend of

October. The Organization Team IMCA & PAWC must approve any deviation from this period.

The Event will start on Thursday and finished on Sunday

The date of the event must not coincide with the date of FCI World Championship in Agility.

The organizing country has to provide for a sound equipment clear audible

The organizing country will give a hearty welcome to all teams and officials on the openings

ceremony.

The organizing country is responsible only to the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC

for the practical organization.

The organizing country must take the appropriate measures to make sure the event runs smoothly.

The organizing country has to do her best for contact the media (press, TV etc.) to ensure the

necessary publicity in order to attract a large number of spectators and thereby promote Agility.

Minimum 2 , recommended 3, qualified judges have to be invited, at least one ( when it’s possible

two) from outside the country who’s organizing.

The expenses of the judges will be by agreement between the organizing country and the judges.

The organizing country must abide by the Regulations IMCA and Regulations PAWC and

implement them correctly, with responsibility and respect.

The official list of results has to contain the name of handlers, their dogs, country codes (accepted

by International Olympic Committee – see http://www.olympic.org/) and their flags if it is possible.

 

 

 

 

COMPETITION

Courses will be judged by according the FCI and IMCA/PAWC regulations.

Measurement courses: minimum 25 x 40 , 25 x 35 or 20 x 40 meters.

The registration can accept by team leader only from each country.

The team leader will be responsible for all members of her/his team.

The winners of the Total Results Team will gain the title, in each category (small, medium and

large).

”Champion of International Mix & Breed Championship Agility 20…”

”Champion Team of International Mix & Breed Championship Agility 20…”

Before start runs and after determining the SCT a “ white dog “ may have a run, the dog does not

take part in the competition IMCA & PAW This can be occur in each category, announced before

the first competition-day by the team leader and approved by the judges.

When there is question about the category of the participating dog, the dog will be checked by the

judge.

One of the judges has to take part in veterinary control and has to check up the measure, when

there’s any doubt.

Bitches in heat are allowed to compete when they are announced to the organization of the event.

They have to be separated from the other competing dogs and run last in the competition of their

category. They can take part on the training when they are wearing a special dog- trouser. If they are

not, they can train the end of the day with no sit still on the contact-obstacles and between the

obstacles and using the special carpet at the start line.

In case of a dead heat a run-off a third course is held.

Course –walking with a maximum of 30 competitors (included maximum 2 coaches each country)

During the agility course a judge assistant works for judging the contacts.

All judge’s decisions are final.

 

 

IMCA COURSES

Individual:

1 x agility course containing all contact obstacles,

1 x jumping course without contact obstacles,

Maximum 15 dogs of each country, maximum 7 in one category can take part.

The individual champions of the last IMCA will be selected automatically and added to the

maximum limit of country. (15)

Team:

1 x agility course containing all contact obstacles,

1 x jumping course without contact obstacles,

Maximum 4 and minimum 3 dogs are in one team in each category.

The three best results will be counted.

One team from each country can participate in category small, medium and large.

A complete agility set obstacles will (approved FCI) contain:

11 hurdles with poles

1 wall or viaduct,

1 tire,

1 dog walk,

1 A- frame,

1 see saw

1 weaving poles (total 12),

1 long jump,

2 tube tunnel,

1 flat, tunnel

1 table

 

Special agreements about the obstacles:

- High of hurdles: 30/40/60 cm

- High of the wall: the organizers must endeavour same high than hurdles.

But max. 35/45/65 cm

- Electric table and contact zone is allowable, but not obligatory.

It is a job of judges and organizers to decide.

 

 

PRIZES

For competition IMCA the next prizes have to be available

1st, 2nd, 3rd Individual Agility small, medium and large.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Individual Jumping small, medium and large

1st, 2nd, 3rd Individual Total Results small, medium and large

1st, 2nd, 3rd Team Agility small, medium and large. (for each team member a price)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Team Jumping small, medium and large (for each team member a price)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Team Total Results small, medium and large (for each team member a price)

 

 

BEST COUNTRY AWARD:

All competitors of the first six places by each course (IMCA and PAWC / individual and

team) have got the following points for their county.

First place = 12 points,

Second place = 9 points,

Third place = 6 points,

Fourth place = 3 points,

Fifth place = 2 points,

Sixth place = 1 point

At the end of the event the points are counted, and the country with highest point is the “Best

Country of IMCA & PAWC 20…”

The organizer country can give any other (not official) prizes during the final celebration.

It is forbidden to give any prizes by breed!

 

 

DEADLINE

The team leaders or country representatives have to send the entries with all dates in time.

The team leader has to inform the organizing country in case of delay (for instance; the

qualifications are still running after the deadline)

 

 

ENTRY FEE

General policy is; the entry fee is same than in previous year.

The organizer team can depart from this rule, but with agreement of International Organization

Team IMCA & PAWC only.

The entry fee must be public at least 8 months before the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL FLAGS of IMCA and PAWC

The flags are the official symbols of the event.

The flags have to place during the event where they can be seen well from everywhere.

The host country of the actual event has to put up the date and place of on them.

The last moment of the final ceremony the flags are given to the organizing country of the next year.

The organizers have to take care of them.

 

 

WORKBOOK

The organizers have to inscribe the results into the workbooks, if the participants ask for it.

 

 

TEAM LEADERS MEETING

After the training the organizers hold a special meeting for all team leaders.

They give all information to them about the event, and special things they have to know. They can

collect the workbooks, and give the start numbers and all necessary information.

They introduce the judges.

The judges can tell all information which is important for participants.

The organizers of the next event can inform the countries about the place and dates, and they could

give information of hotels.

 

 

GALA DINER

The organizers do their best to organize a friendly meeting for all participants.

 

 

VETERINARY CONTROL

Each participating dog will be submitted by a veterinary control the before training.

Required are the following:

· A valid European Passport or Veterinary Certificate.

· Identification by chip or tattoo.

· A valid vaccination against Rabies

(first time of the Rabies vaccination must be older than 21 days)

· The organizer country could give any more expectation, but they have to put it on the

official website at least 8 months before the event.

· It is a decision of organizers vet to start or not with Invalid vaccination.

· minimum age of competing dogs: 18 months

· pregnant bitches or bitches with pups under 8 weeks old are not eligible for competing

A dog will be withdrawn from competition if:

· the dog is suffering from any infectious or contagious disease

· the dog has any injury which is likely to cause suffering to the dog if it continues competing

· All vaccinations must be registered in the dogs European Passport or Veterinary Certificate.

 

 

 

 

Accepted by the members of the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC on 01-01-2013

 

Alt Sándor (Hungary)

Cassier Walter (Belgium)

Diest Pieter van (the Netherlands )

Herreman Ann (Belgium)

Lopez Jongejans Rafael Jose (Spain)

Masek Stanislav (Czech Republic)

Mayer Andreas (Austria)
Oggioni, Christian (Italy)

Rekveld Susan (the Netherlands) Contactperson PAWC

Tóth Arpád (Hungary)

Velzel Jeannette (Switzerland) assistant Contactperson PAWC

 

 

 

 

 

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