Posted Date: November 12, 2012
USDAA president Ken Tatsch was present for the 10th USDAA event to be held in Singapore.
This weekend, USDAA group PUPS Singapore offered the 10th USDAA event ever held in Singapore at Hougang Street 91 Football Field. It was a one-day trial with 21 competitors competing. USDAA judges Rowel de Guia from the Philippines and Kenneth Chen from Singapore presided over the event.
Competitors gather for the Starters briefing with USDAA judge Rowel de Guia from the Philippines.
All Starters and Performance level I classes were offered as well as Advanced classes in Performance Standard and Jumpers. Some outstanding qualifying rounds will elevate more competitors to Advanced in future events. The event had an approximate 20% qualification rate over the 126 rounds! Three events are tentatively scheduled for next year in April, July, and October or November.
Border Collie Dawson and handler Aloysius Foong on course.
A different twist for competitors in Singapore is that they build separate courses for Performance and Championship titling classes, enabling all competitors to have both a Starters and a Performance Level 1 round on the same day. Most competitors run the same heights in both classes, using the opportunity for a separate run while accommodating those competitors that favor the lower heights by offering the Performance Program. While it results in more course building, it works well here.
Corgi Yuki is handled by Elvin Kang.
Singapore is a great place to visit and hosts Dexter and Debra Sim invite others to come and compete. Just be aware there are quarantine laws that vary from country to country so be sure to check out the requirements if you are interested. Debra, Dexter and others in Singapore came to compete in the Cynosport World Games in 2007 in Scottsdale.