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EGG Challenge 9th June 2019

Thursday, 28 March 2019 02:29 AM

ENGLISH GROOMERS CHALLENGE 2019

A grooming competition all about having fun and learning, all competitors receive a certificate of participation a competitors rosette and a great goodie bag. Now in its 12th year undoubtedly the  best show for people starting to compete.

COME AND JOIN US ON  9TH JUNE 2019

At

White oak leisure centre
Hilda May avenue
Swanley
Kent
BR8 7BT


DOORS OPEN 8AM

Morning classes start 9am, dogs on tables from 8.30am 

Afternoon classes start 1pm, dogs on tables from 12.30pm 

Creative classes start 1.15pm, dogs on tables from 1pm 

Abstract Runway 12.30pm 


SEMINARS 

Pre booked seminar tickets, the delegate will receive a handout pack 

We have a theme this year!! 
All about the canine head and tails! talks and demonstrations throughout the day.
Heads and tails groomed  on a variety of breeds 
8 breeds already booked with more to confirm

Tickets £30.00 SOLD OUT 


Class classifications are as follows 

For previous competitors that have been placed it is possible for you to be in two different categories for example if you have won in a poodle class at Experience level  you will need to enter Advanced BUT if you have another dog that you have never competed with before or haven't been placed you will  be eligible for the Experienced section with that dog. provided you ful fill that criteria.

Juniors

- One class
- Competitors must be under 16yrs old to enter
- One dog, any breed or cross breed, any trim or technique may be used
- Dogs under 15” 2 hours Dogs over 15” 2.5hours
- Not eligible for Best In Show

Newcomer

- Under 1 years experience including training 
- May have been placed before but not 1st in an equivalent class (Does not include Rookie Challenge placements)
- No breed/exhibitor specialists


Intermediate

- Under 3 years experience including training
- May have been placed before but not 1st in equivalent class (Does not include Rookie Challenge placements)
- No breed/exhibitor specialists


Experienced

- Over 3 years experience including training (unless won out of previous classes)
- May have been placed before but not 1st in equivalent class (Does not include Rookie Challenge placements)
- No Breed/exhibitor specialists 


Advanced

- Over 3 years experience including training (unless won out of previous class)
- May have been placed 1st in equivalent class
- Breed/show specialists allowed



A.M classes 


Poodle/ Bichon 
Real life Pure Breed 
Real life Mixed Breed  
Juniors 

P.M classes

Terrier 
Gundog 
Asian 
Creative

Abstract runway

Class Descriptions  


Poodle/Bichon 

For poodles and Bichons regardless of trim (other than Asian style)
- Scissors,clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Poodle’s Face, feet and tail are to be clipped before entering the ring. Ear clipping must be done in the ring. 
- Any trim will be accepted
- All sizes of poodle are accepted. Under 15" have 2 hours Over 15" have 2.5 hours
- Poodle’s Spray up topknots have an extra 15mins

Real Life Mixed breed 

For all mixed  breeds not in Asian style
- Scissors, clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours

Real Life Pure Breed

For all pure breeds that are not covered in other classes and not in Asian style
- Scissors, clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours

Terrier /Schnazuer

For all Terriers including Bedlington,Kerry Blue, Westie, etc including Schnauzers regardless of trim except Asian style
- Handstripping, Scissoring, clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours. All Handstripped dogs have 2.5 hours

Gun dog

For all Gundog breeds regardless of trim except Asian style
- Handstripping, Scissoring, clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours. All Handstripped dogs have 2.5 hours

Asian class

For any breed or cross breed trimmed in Asian style. This means any interpretation of this style so it is up to the individual’s flair and skill. the judges preference.  
- Exaggerated features are usually required
- Minimal colour permitted (please adhere to the rules in the creative section on colouring)
- Coat dressings and accessories are allowed but must be applied during the class.
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours.
- Winners not eligible for Best In show 

Creative Stylist of the Year  

- Unleash your Creative skills. This can be an individual or team effort
- Open Creative Class: Groomers who have been placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a Creative class previously
- Novice Creative Class: For those who have never placed in a Creative class 
- Competitors  have 2 hours to complete their groom 
- All dogs will have 15mins at the end of the class to dress their tables and bring in any additional props.  
- You may have a short 30 second presentation if you wish.
- Winners will go forward along with the Abstract Runway winner for Creative Stylist of the Year but not eligible for Best In Show

Abstract Runway

- This class is designed to show the beauty of a simple, abstract design scissored, clipped or handstripped into the coat and devoid of props, costumes, accessories etc. 
- VERY minimal use of colour and added "bling" (glitter, body jewels etc.) if any, is permitted but should not detract from the overall finish.
- Winner will go forward for Creative Stylist of the Year but not eligible for Best In Show

TICKET INFORMATION:

Closing dates apply unless classes sell out

Spectators - FREE
Delegate (entry to show, all demo's, talks and handouts): £30 pre-booked; £35 on the door - Closing date for pre booked 7th June 2019
Competitors: £30 per class pre booked only - Closing date 3rd June
Creative Challenge £30 closing date 3rd June
Abstract Runway £10 closing date 3rd June

Tickets cannot be refunded unless the event is cancelled

COMPETITION RULES:

• Please let the judges know of any problems with your dog before the start of your class
• Please treat your dogs with respect. If the judges consider a dog is being mishandled, a warning will be given. A second warning will result in disqualification
• Competitors should not trim their dogs after the classes have finished, unless you have permission from all the judges.
• All classes will start promptly. Any late arrivals may still compete but will not be allowed any extra time. Please report to the competitor stewards before entering the competition area.
• JUDGES' DECISION IS FINAL

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

• You will need at least 6 weeks growth to showcase your skills. Judging is based on degree of difficulty and level of work.
• You will need to provide your dog bathed and prepared with ears, nails, groin and pads already attended to.
• Poodle face, feet and tail are preclipped before the class.
• You need to bring your own equipment and table.
• No electric provision is made by the show organisers so please bring cordless clippers.
• Products and dyes may be used but only if they are deemed safe for animal use.
• Please bring holding crates for your competition dogs.
• Please do not bring dogs not entered into the competition.
• All competitors are ultimately responsible for their own dogs so please make sure that dogs are kept watered and exercised and don't forget to clean up after your dog! We recommend that you bring a helper to assist you throughout the day.
• Remember that competitor stewards are around to help you so don't be afraid to ask.

CREATIVE CHALLENGE

• Class will start at 13.15pm please be on the table by 13.00pm for pre judging
• This competition highlights the extreme creativity of professional groomers
• Entries may be from individuals or teams
• Competitors may only use dyes that are non-toxic and manufactured for animal use and should be used prior to arrival
• You are allowed 2 hours to finish your presentation. At the end of the class, you will be allowed an extra 15 minutes to dress your table with whatever props you need to enhance your presentation.
• Any pure or mixed breed dog may be used.
• Winners will be chosen for their originality and creativity of design and theme and quality of styling techniques. Winner is not eligible for Best in Show but will be eligible for the title of Creative Stylist of the Year
• Please note that your dog is your sole responsibility and that their welfare is of the utmost importance. Should the judge fell that a competitor is putting their dog's welfare at risk, they have the right to disqualify them from the competition and this may result in being banned from future events.
• Electric points will be made available to creative entrants

ABSTRACT RUNWAY 

• Class will be judged at 12.30 Please be in the ring ready.
• This class is designed to show the beauty of a simple, abstract design scissored, clipped or handstripped into the coat and devoid of props, costumes, accessories etc. Minimal colour and added "bling" (glitter, body jewels etc.) if any, is permitted but should not detract from the overall finish.
• These designs are to be completed prior to the competition and the class will be judged on the finished design only.
• Any breed may be used and the finished design will be judged on finish, balance and originality.
• You may have someone handle your dog for you should you not get into the ring on time due to other class commitments. Please inform the judge’s steward prior to start of class
• All winners from Creative and Abstract will be eligible for Creative Stylist of the Year but not for Best In show 


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