Regulations ParAgility World Cup (PAWC)
- In all documents and match information the official name to be used shall be: ParAgility World Cup, abbreviated PAWC.
- The PAWC will be organised together the International Mix & Breed Championship Agility (IMCA).
- Any country wishing to organize the PAWC must agree to use the Regulations PAWC as accepted by the Board of the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC.
- The floor of the accommodation where the IMCA & PAWC will be organised have to be efficient for the competitors PAWC.
- 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.
- There will be wheelchair accessible toilets on or adjacent to the sports grounds where the matches take place.
- There must be enough wheelchair accessible hotel rooms in the city the PAWC will take place and in the neighbourhood for the wheelchair dependent competitors in the PAWC.
- The Board of the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC will evaluate the Regulations PAWC after each match and revise if necessary.
- Susan Rekveld (the Netherlands) and Jeannette Velzel (Switzerland) will be the contact persons for the PAWC on the Board of the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC.
- The entry fee is same than in previous year. The organising Country can depart from this rule, but only with agreement from the Board of the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC. The entry fee must be public at least 8 months before the event.
- The winners of the Total Result of the year preceding, have dispensation for the entry fee.
- One entry entitles the competitor PAWC participation in all three runs designated for the PAWC.
- PAWC accepts entries from handlers with any physical mobility impairment (limitation), and mental limitation.
Competitors with a mental limitation can only entry with accompaniment during the Event and by consultation the contact person PAWC.
- Entries will be accepted for small, medium and large dogs.
Veteran dogs (7 year or older) can take part one category lower, but with all obstacles.
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 competition, only determine the jump height of the obstacles. The Competition Category will be determined by the handler’s disability (see Competition Categories: groups).
- Competitors with a physical (mobility) or mental impairment have to send a medical certificate, translated to English and write on official notepaper of their physician to the Contact persons PAWC at latest on the closing-date of entry the championship starts.
They will make inquiry about accepting to take part into PAWC and decide which Competition Category the competitor will be classified.
If the medical certificate alone does not clearly determine the Competition Category, the competitor will be classified by the contact persons PAWC after the training session or at least when it’s necessary after the first official course to run of the PAWC-competition.
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.
Contact persons PAWC will also control and hold in trust this medical certificates for the Board of the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC.
When there’s a new contact person PAWC in the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC , she/ he will hand over all the medical certificates.
- In the Board of the Organization Team IMCA & PAWC will be one member with a professional background in medicine and/or rehabilitation.
- The Competition Category, as stated on the entry form, will be verified by the contact person PAWC.
- Competitors PAWC have to entry by team leader/ coach for PAWC or by team leader/coach IMCA.
When there exist no team leader in a country then can only follow a entry by consultation contact persons PAWC.
- New competitors for PAWC have to deliberate to contact persons PAWC they have take part into (minimum) three agility-matches before start into PAWC-competition. Just send three footage (video/ film) of running an official-agility-match.
- There shall be no limit to the number of PAWC entries from any one country.
- Breed and Mix-breed (with or without pedigree) dogs will be accepted.
- Dogs have to control all the obstacles.
- 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 competition of their category.
They can take part on the training when they are wearing special dog-trousers. When they are not available, 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.
GROUPS OF DISABILITY :
- Group 1: competitors using battery-powered vehicle
(like electric wheelchair, scooter…)
- Group 2: competitors using manually powered vehicle
- 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, which depending on a supervised person. (for any questions, ask contact persons PAWC)
- In consultation with the contact persons 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.
- In consultation with the contact persons 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 competition.
The results will be calculated by the Standard Course Time of his/her group of disability, also when groups are add together.
- It’s only possible to take part in one of the groups of Competition Category.
- 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.
- PAWC courses will have minimum of 16 and a maximum of 18 obstacles.
For group 5: maximum 16 obstacles.
- Maximum length of course 150 meters.
For group 5: minimum 80 and maximum 100 meters.
- 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.
- The height of the jumps:
large 55 cm
medium 35 cm
small 25 cm
large 35 cm
medium 25 cm
small 15 cm
- There will be an opportunity for all PAWC competitors to train together the IMCA team of their country.
- The PAWC competitors will run one standard agility course and two jumping courses. Each day PAWC competitors will run one course, spread over the three match days.
- The PAWC courses will be judged by the same judges chosen for the IMCA.
- 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. When the number of competitors is big, the judge can decide for more groups. This in consultation with the contact persons PAWC.
Each competitor can take one coach/ trainer with her/him, by scouting the courses. Also, when necessary, one companion to move. In this case, please consult the Contact persons PAWC.
- Faults will be calculated under F.C.I.- rules.
- 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
- Maximum Course Time : no limit.
- Disqualification gives 250 points of faults.
- Not taking part one of the courses gives 500 points of faults.
- 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 .
- By consultation the concerning judge, a “white dog “can be set in.
- The organizing country and contact persons PAWC have to inform the judges about the actual rules of PAWC in time before the competition starts.
- When the judges want to use adaptations on the FCI Rules for competition PAWC they have to publish on the team leaders-meeting before of the competition starts.
AWARDS and PRIZES:
- 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.
- 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).
- On all prizes (cup or medallion) must be listed the placement, PAWC, the year of competition, the concerning course and group of disability.
- The organising country can decide to give all PAWC competitors a memory participation the PAWC, mention the year of competition and place.
Each participating dog will be submitted by a veterinary control before the training.
Required are the following:
- Minimum age of competing dogs: 18 months
- A valid European Passport or Veterinary Certificate.
- Identification by chip.
- A valid vaccination against Rabies
(first time of the Rabies vaccination must be older than 21 days)
- All vaccinations must be registered in the dogs European Passport or Veterinary Certificate.
- Pregnant bitches or bitches with pups under 8 weeks old are not eligible for competing.
- 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.
- It is a decision of organizers Vet to start or not with Invalid vaccination.
- 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
TEAM LEADERS MEETING:
- 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.
- They introduce the judges.
The judges can tell all information which is important for participants.
- 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: 01-03-2015
The Board-members of the International Organization Team IMCA & PAWC
(as from 01-02-2015):
Rekveld, Susan (the Netherlands) contact person PAWC
Velzel Jeannette, (Switzerland) contact person PAWC
Walter Casier (Belgium)
Alt, Sandor (Hungary)
Walter Casier (Belgium)
Diest, Pieter van (the Netherlands)
Herreman Ann (Belgium)
Lopez Jongejans Rafael Jose (Spain)
Masek Stanislav (Czech Republic)
Oggioni, Christian (Italy)
Rekveld, Susan (the Netherlands)
Velzel, Jeannette (Switzerland)
Vigyiká, György (Hungary)
Flek, Helmut (Austria)