Posted Date: May 5, 2017
Updates to the IFCS World Team Selection Process.
The 2017 IFCS World Agility Championship (WAC) held in Valencia, Spain, April 26-30, was a huge success. This event has grown into one of the premier international agility events, with competitiveness reaching new heights. We have been inspired by this year's event to make the following changes to the 2018 IFCS World Team Selection Rules in order to field the most competitive team possible.
The 2018 IFCS World Team Selection
Rules that were posted earlier this year are no longer in effect. Moving forward any competitor who wishes to
try out for the 2018 IFCS World Team will be required to attend the IFCS World
Team Selection Event (WTSE) being be held September 15-17, 2017, in Castle
Rock, Colorado (near Denver). Trial
Selection Points (TSPs) will be earned at this event. To be eligible to compete at the WTSE, competitors
are required to earn one qualification in either the Masters Challenge Biathlon
or individual MC titling classes (standard or jumpers), in the Championship
program, at one of the events below:
West - March 9-12, Queen Creek, AZ
Central - March 17-19, Kerrville, TX
Central - May 12-14, Canton, MI
- May 12-14, Camarillo, CA
Northwest - May 25-28, Auburn, WA
- June 9-11, Perry, GA
- June 16-18, Barto, PA
Mountain - June 16-18, Farmington, UT
England - July 7-9, North Kingstown, RI
- August 18-20, Olathe, KS
- September 1-4, Prunedale, CA
- April 20-23, Camarillo, CA
- May 25-28, North Kingstown, RI
- July 6-9, Franklin, TN
TSPs will not be earned at
Regionals or Title Mania.
The 2017 Cynosport World Games will be part of the selection criteria for the 2019
IFCS World Team that will compete in France, permitting us to name a team
earlier and to focus more on advance preparations for the upcoming world
The system for award of Trial
Selection Points (TSPs) at the WTSE is being revised to place emphasis on a minimum
yards-per-second performance requirement. In addition, competitors' performance results
will be analyzed across the 2017 tournament qualification season from September
6, 2016, through September 4, 2017.
Dogs at the World Team Selection Event
must compete at their IFCS jump heights. Official jump heights for IFCS (under
Dogs Measuring at Withers
The members of the 2018 IFCS World
Team will be required to participate in preparation exercises designed and
presented by the coaching staff beginning October 1, 2017, and running up to
the 2018 IFCS World Championship event.
Those wishing to be considered for the
team must file an Intent to Compete (ITC) form at the WTSE. The form shall include a statement of intent
to participate on the team if selected, to participate in all preparation
exercises, to attend at least one world team practice, to abide by policies,
rules and guidelines established for competition and team travel, and a
statement of Financial Responsibility, indicating that the team member is
financially able and willing to fund their trip, should they be selected. Any airfare
subsidies that may be made shall be determined at the sole discretion of United
States Association of Cynological Sports, a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity that
supports amateur athletic sports involving dogs.
The remaining details on the 2018
World Team selection process will be published by June 1. Details on the 2019 World Team selection
process will be published by August 31, 2017.