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Regulations ParAgility World Cup (PAWC)



1.   In all documents and match information the official name to be used shall be: ParAgility World Cup, abbreviated PAWC.

2.  The PAWC will be organised together the International Mix & Breed Championship Agility ( IMCA).

3.   Any country wishing to organize the PAWC must agree to use the Regulations PAWC  as accepted by  International Organization team IMCA & PAWC.

4.   The floor of the accomondation where the IMCA & PAWC will be organised have to be efficient for the competitors PAWC.

5.   During the IMCA & PAWC  matches, a portion of the sports grounds accessible for wheelchairs will be reserved for the PAWC competitors, their dogs and their coach/ companion.

6.   There will be wheelchair accessible toilets on or adjacent to the sports grounds where the matches take place.

7.   There must be enough wheelchair accessible hotel rooms for the wheelchair dependent competitors in the PAWC.

8.   The International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC will evaluate the Regulations PAWC after each match and revise as necessary.

9.   Susan Rekveld from the Netherlands will be the contactperson for the PAWC in the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC



1.   The entry fee is same than in previous year.The organizer team can depart
      from this rule, but only with agreement of International Organization Team
      IMCA & PAWC.
     The entry fee must be public at least 8 months before the event.

2.   The winners of the Total Result of the year preceding,  have dispensation for the entry fee.

3.   One entry entitles the competitor PAWC participation in all  three runs designated for the PAWC.

4.    PAWC accepts entries from handlers with any physical mobility
       impairment (limitation), and mental limitation (not strong).
       Competitors with a mental limination can only entry with accompaniment  
       during the Event and by consultation the contactperson  PAWC.

5.   Entries will be accepted for small, medium and large dogs.
      Veteran dogs (7 year or older) can take part one category lower.
      A dog must be at least 18 months of age to be eligible for competition.
      However the size of the dog will not determine the category for  
      The size of the dog will only determine the jump height of the obstacles.
      The Competition Category will be determined by the handler’s disability
      (see Competition Categories: groups).

6:  Competitors with a physical (mobility) or mental impairment have to send a
     medical certificate, translated to English  to the organizing country.    
     A medical certificate explaining the nature of the competitor’s disability,
     the competitor need for adaptive mobility equipment, and the nature of
     that equipment, signed by the competitor’s physician.

     When it isn’t possible to translate this medical certificate to English, it’s
     allowed to translate into English by the teamleader or coach of the PAWC
     The original medical certificate, and when available the English
     explain of the teamleader/ coach, have to be send to the organizing country
     at the latest on the closing-date of entry the championship starts.
     When the medical certificate not arrive on time, it isn’t possible to start.

    The organizing country will send this medical certificate, and when available
     the  English explain of the teamleader/ coach, to the contactperson PAWC.  
    She/he will make  inquiry about the disability by physician and consult  him
     which group of disability the competitor will take part. She/he will give this  
     advice to the organizing country.  

     Contactperson  PAWC  will also control and hold in trust this medical
     certificates for the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC.
     When there’s a new contactperson PAWC in the International Organization
     Team IMCA & PAWC , she/ he  will hand over all the medical certificates.    

7.   In the Organization Team IMCA & PAWC will be one member with a background in medicine or rehabilitation.  

8.   The Competition Category, as stated on the entry form, will be verified by the contactperson PAWC.
If the medical certificate alone does not clearly determine the Competiton Category, the competitor will be classified by the contactperson  PAWC after the training session and when it’s necessary after the first official course to run of the PAWC-competiton.


9.  Competitors PAWC have to entry by teamleader/ coach for PAWC or by teamleader/coach IMCA.
When this is not possible then can only entry by consultation contactperson PAWC.

10. New competitors for PAWC have to deliberate to contactperson PAWC they have take part into (minimum)three agility-matches before start into PAWC-competiton.
When this is not possible they can only entry by consultation contactperson PAWC and they can ask for video-material about practise agility of the competitor.

11. There shall be no limit to the number of PAWC entries from any one country.

12.  Breed and Mixbreed (with or without pedigree) dogs will be accepted.

13.  Dogs have to control all the obstacles.

14.  Bitches in heat are allowed to compete when they are announced to the    
       organisation of the event. They have to be separated from the other
       competing  dogs and run last in the competiton of their category.
       They can take part on the training when they are wearing a speciall
       dog- trousers. When 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 by the start.





Group 1: competitors using battery-powered vehicle
                             ( like electric wheelchair, scooter…)

Group 2: competitors using manually powered vehicle
                             (manual wheelchair)

Group 3: competitors who have a limitation concerning walking,
                           can move passable (reasonably) fast may use assistive
                           devices  (like canes, braces)

Group 4: competitors who have a strong limitation concerning walking,
                           can move passable (reasonably) slow
may use assistive devices (canes, braces)

Group 5: competitors who have a very strong limitation concerning  
                           walking,can move very slow
may use assistive devices (canes, braces)

 Group 6: competitors with not any limitation concerning walking
                            (like vision, hearing, paralyzed arm)

Group 7: competitors with a disability mental


1. In consultation with the contactperson PAWC it can be allowed for a
    PAWC-competitor to take with her/him a companion during the match-
    courses and training of the PAWC.   

2. In consultation with the contactperson PAWC the competitors of two
    different groups of disability can be add together, when there are less
    then 3 entries in one group for the competiton.
    The results   will be calculated  by the Standard Course Time of   
    his/her group of disability, also when groups are add together.



 1. The course shall be designed using classification level 2 (middle level) ,
      based  on three levels (starters, advanced, and high) as in the according
      to international agility regulations.

 2. PAWC courses will have minimum of 16 and a maximum of 18 obstacles.
     For group 5: maximum 16 obstacles.

 3. Maximum length of course  150 meters.
     For group 5: minimum 80 and  maximum 100 meters.

 4. The judges have to plan such a courses witch are efficient for all
     groups of disability.
     There shall be enough room between the obstacles for a wheelchair/        
     assistive devices to pass easily without hitting the obstacles. 

 5. The height of the jumps:                 large                 55 cm
                                                                    medium            35 cm 
                                                                    small                 25 cm  


      Veteran dogs:                                    large                35 cm 
                                                                      medium           25 cm 
                                                                      small                15 cm


1.   There will be an opportunity for all PAWC competitors to train together the IMCA team of their country.

2.  The PAWC competitors will run one standard agility course and two jumpers course. Each day  PAWC competitors will run one course,  spread over the three match days.

3.  The PAWC courses will be judged by the judges chosen for the IMCA.

4:  Competitors PAWC  will  scout the courses  in two groups: 
      one group competitors using wheelchair or other assistive devices
      other group competitors without  using any assistive devices.
      When the number of competitors is little, the judge can decide to make
      one group.
      Each competitor can take with her/him one coach/ trainer by scouting
      the courses. Also when necessary one companion to move.

5.  Faults will be calculated under  F.C.I.-  rules.

     6:  MAXIMUM Standard Course Time ( STP) as a final decision of the judge:

                                            agility course                    jumping:

Group 1 - 3            2.50 meter / second        3.00 meter / second

Group 2 - 4 - 7       2.00 meter / second        2.50 meter / second


Group 5                 1.00 meter / second        1.50 meter / second


Group 6                  2.75 meter / second        3.75meter/second                 


7.    Maximum Course Time : no limit.

8.    Disqualification gives 250 points of faults.

9.    Not taking part one of the courses gives 500 points of faults.

   10.    By special request of the PAWC competitor, the results of each  
            course, and individual final results will be written and signed by
            the judge in the “agility-registration-   book” of the dog.
           This book can be obtained by the veterinarian check/out of registration .

    11.  By consultation the concerning judge, a “white dog “can be set in.

    12. The organizing country and contactperson PAWC  have to inform the
           judges about the actual rules of PAWC in time before the competition

    13. When the judges  want to use adaptations on the FCI Rules for
          competiton PAWC they have to publish on the teamleaders-meeting
          before of the Competiton starts.



1.   Prizes will be awarded to each group based on the results of each individual course. The First, Second and Third placements for each standard and jumpers run in each group will be recognized. If a competitor is disqualified they will receive no prizes in any category.  These prizes can be smaller then the prizes for the total-results in PAWC.

2.   The World Champion in each group will be determined by adding the results of all courses. Three placements for each Group within Competition Categories, to be First, Second, and Third, shall be recognized ( maximum one disqualification for total-results).

3.   On all prizes  (cup or medallion) must be listed the placement, PAWC, the year of competition, the concerning course and group of disability.

4.   The organising country can decide to give all PAWC competitors a memory participation the PAWC, mention the year of competiton and place.



Each participating dog will be submitted by a veterinary control before the training.
Required are the following:

  1.  Minimum age of competing dogs: 18 months
  2.  A valid European Passport or Veterinary Certificate.
  3.  Identification by chip or tattoo.
  4. A valid vaccination against Rabies
    (first time of the Rabies vaccination must be older than 21 days)
  5. All vaccinations must be registered in the dogs European Passport or Veterinary Certificate.
  6. Pregnant bitches or bitches with pups under 8 weeks old are not  eligible for competing.
  7. 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 start.

8.  It is a decision of organizers Vet  to start or not with Invalid    

    9.  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




  1. 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.
  2. They introduce the judges.
    The judges can tell all information which is important for participants.
  3. The organizers of the next event can inform the countries about the place and dates, and they could give information of hotels etc.




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





      First edition redacted by Susan Rekveld : 23-12-2003
      Last addition/ correction date:


     The members of the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC :

      Alt, Sandor (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


Voor vragen neem contact op met Susan Rekveld : susanrekveld@para-agility.nl



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