Posted Date: August 8, 2006
Rules for Grand Prix, Performance National Standard, Steeplechase and yes......Performance Speed Jumping are available now.
The Board has recently finalized the regulations for the 2007 tournament events season. First to be released are the rules relative to the Grand Prix, Performance National Standard, Steeplechase and a new official tournament in Performance Speed Jumping.
Qualification standards for Grand Prix and Performance National Standard have been "kicked up a notch" with five (5) faults or less required for qualification in 2007. Other facets of the Grand Prix and PNS are relatively unchanged.
In the Steeplechase, two qualifications will be required for entry to the World Championship event. The current formula for calculating a qualifying score will remain in place through the 2007 tournament season. Additionally, a regional championship and a world quarterfinals round will be added to the tournament structure. Top competitors in Round 2 will earn a bye in the world quarterfinals and be eligible to enter the semifinals to compete for a coveted run for the money in the final round. The structure, while being similar to the Grand Prix tournament, is different in that no one will be seeded into the final round. A bye will advance competitors only to the semifinals.
New for 2007 are tournaments in Performance Speed Jumping and Performance Versatility Pairs. These tournaments have been long awaited by those competing regularly in the Performance Program. Qualification standards will be similar to the Steeplechase and Dog Agility Masters Team tournaments, except that PSJ will not have a regional championship or quarterfinal in its first year. Also notable are that these two new tournaments will not be required to earn Performance Program titles in 2007. It is planned that the tournaments will become part of the official titling program in 2008.
Detailed rules setting forth the new requirements for the 2007 tournament season will be posted in the near future.