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Masters Challenge and other Regulations Amendments

Forthcoming regulation updates for Masters Challenge, the Table, Gamblers, Veterans and more.


Time Standards

In a continuing evaluation of the Masters Challenge classes, the minimum standard course times shall be amended as follows, effective January 1, 2014:

MASTERS CHALLENGE STANDARD AGILITY CLASS

Jumping Heights

Standard Course Time Rates

Operating Range

Absolute Minimum Rate

12"

3.25 - 3.75 yps

3.00 yps

14" & 16"

3.50 - 4.00 yps

3.25 yps

18", 22" & 26"

3.75 - 4.25 yps

3.50 yps


MASTERS CHALLENGE JUMPERS CLASS

Jumping Heights

Standard Course Time Rates

Operating Range

Absolute Minimum Rate

12"

3.75 - 4.25 yps

3.50 yps

14" & 16"

4.00 - 4.50 yps

3.75 yps

18", 22" & 26"

4.25 - 4.75 yps

4.00 yps

The Table

The table shall continue to be performed in the down position and shall be permitted to be used in the Gamblers and other classes. The definition of "down" is being studied and further definition and guidance for judges (including for possible uses of the table in Gamblers and/or Snooker) will be provided by January 1, 2014.

Gamblers Class Regulations

The table performed in the down position shall be added as a 5 or 7 point obstacle under the 1-3-5-7 point system and a 3-point or 5-point obstacle under the 1-2-3-5 point system. Consideration is being given for use in the Joker, and guidelines are being drafted for judges on how it may be used. 

Snooker Class Regulations

Application of placement qualifications shall be modified to accommodate the change in regulations as explained under Jump Heights above.

The minimum time in the Masters level shall be amended to provide a range of 40 to 50 seconds when only jumps and tunnels are used.

Restriction on Veterans Entry (Effective January 1, 2014)

The regulation that provides that a competitor may not enter a Performance or Championship Program class when Veterans is offered is rescinded and replaced with a stipulation that a competitor may not enter a dog in the same class of any two programs at the same event. The events Organizing Committee shall have the discretion to place further limitations of this nature (e.g., may only enter classes in one program) provided they are set forth in the Test Schedule for the event. 

Regulations on matches within 24 hours of an Event

Clubs may offer USDAA-licensed training matches within 24 hours prior to any competition day.  These matches must be licensed with USDAA and listed in the premium.  Statement of Policy for Facility Use 24 Hours Prior to Event has been issued that addresses other aspects of Section 2.5 of the regulations.

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