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English Groomers Challenge 2019

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Sunday 9th June 2019

White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7BT

 

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

Seminar program

For pre-booked seminar tickets, the delegate will receive a handout pack.

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

Tickets are £30

CHALLENGE:  LEVELS AND JUDGES

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 Experienced level, you will need to enter in Advanced BUT if you have another breed of dog that you have never competed with before or haven't been placed with, you will be eligible for the Experienced category with that dog provided you fulfil that criteria.

JUNIORS:

NEWCOMER:  

INTERMEDIATE:  

EXPERIENCED:  

ADVANCED:  

MORNING CLASSES:


Poodle/Bichon:
 For Poodles and Bichons regardless of trim (other than Asian style).  Scissors, clippers and comb attachments may be used.  Poodles' 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 and over 15" have 2.5 hours.  Poodles with sprayed up topknots have an extra 15 minutes.

Real Life Mixed Breed:  For all mixed breed dogs not in Asian Style.  Scissors, clippers and comb attachments may be used.  Dogs under 15" have 2 hours and dogs over 15" have 2.5 hours. 

Real Life Pure Breed:  For all pure breeds that are not covered in others classes and not in Asian style.  Scissrs, clippers and comb attachments may be used.   Dogs under 15" have 2 hours and dogs over 15" have 2.5 hours.

Juniors:  As detailed above

AFTERNOON CLASSES:

Terrior/Schnauzer:  For all Terriers including Bedlington, Kerry Blue, Westie, Schnauzer etc. regardless of trim except Asian style.  Handstripping, scissoring, clippers and comb attachments may be used.   Dogs under 15" have 2 hours and dogs over 15" have 2.5 hours.  All Handstripped dogs have 2.5 hours

Gundog:  For all Gundog breeds regardless of trim except Asian style.  Hand stripping, scissoring, clippers and comb attachments may be used.   Dogs under 15" have 2 hours and dogs over 15" have 2.5 hours.

Asian:  For any breed or cross breed trimmed in Asian Style.  This means any interpretation of thsi style so it is up to the individual's flair and skill and down to the judge's 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 and dogs over 15" have 2.5 hours.  Winners not eligible for Best in Show.

Creative:  Please see the guide below
Abstract Runway:  Please see the guide below


CREATIVE STYLIST OF THE YEAR:  

  

TICKET INFORMATION:

Closing dates apply unless classes sell out

 

Spectator (no entry to talks or demo's): FREE

Delegate (entry to show, all demo's and talks): £30 pre-booked; £35 on the door - Closing date for pre booked 7th June

Competitors (including Creative): £30 per class pre booked only - Closing date 3rd June

Abstract Runway £10 pre booked only - Closing date 3rd June

Tickets cannot be refunded unless the event is cancelled

COMPETITION RULES:

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

 

 


*PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR DOGS HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING AT THE TOP OF YOUR PRIORITY AT ALL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. PLEASE DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES LEAVE DOGS IN YOUR CAR IN HOT WEATHER AND PLEASE BE SURE TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG AND DISPOSE APPROPRIATELY *

Please note - no refunds, transfers or exchanges on any purchase.

*Payment must only be made by the attendee. If you wish to pay for someone else to enter, please give them the means to pay rather than paying for them. Each payment name must match the entrant.*

ALL TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE FOLLOWING THIS LINK TO OUR PAGE ON THE GROOMER'S SPOTLIGHT HERE