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IFCS COUNCIL DECISION (March 17, 2003)

IFCS Council has decided:
1. To include the following changings into the IFCS membership regulations:

New edition of the section 3.
3. Provisional members.
3.1. This status can be granted to the organizations of cynological sports when for some reasons they can not become IFCS member or IFCS associate member.
3.2. This status supposes that an applying organization afterwards intends to become IFCS full or associate member or an applying organization will make steps for founding of a national sports organization (federation, association or union), which will intend to become IFCS full or associate member. An applying organization sends an official letter about such intention to IFCS headquarters.
3.3. Status of provisional member is granted for two years. This period of time is given to hold re-registration of provisional member as a national organization or founding a national organization on initiative of provisional member and also for other necessary steps for getting full or associate membership.
3.4. After the expiry of two years IFCS decides:
a. To grant full or associate membership to provisional member or national organization, which was founded in a country on initiative of provisional member.
b. To prolong provisional member status for the next two years.
c. To refuse in membership.
3.5. A provisional member of IFCS can inform about its desire to become/to introduce IFCS full or associate member before the end of two years. This application should be considered by IFCS.
3.6. If IFCS will receive a letter about intention to cooperate with the IFCS from another organization of the same country:
a. IFCS can recommend to both of organizations from this country to create an association of these organizations before six months. If an association will not be created, IFCS can stop cooperation with both of organizations or prolong cooperation with any of organizations.
b. IFCS can prolong cooperation with any of organizations.
3.7. Status of provisional member will be cancelled in case of granting full or associate membership to another organization of the same country.
3.8. Every year a provisional member sends results of competitions, which were held in this period of time, to IFCS headquarters.

To add the point 4.1.b of section 4 after words about entering IFCS members,.. by phrase: recognition and using IFCS international rules of competitions.

To add the section 6 by point.
6.8. All member organizations shall recognize and respect the intellectual property of other Members and IFCS in regard to use of terms, documents, insignia and all other things that may be trademarks, service marks, copy rights, rights of persona, etc. of Member Organizations and IFCS in their home countries, regardless of international treaties among national governments.

2. To approve the program of the 2nd IFCS World Agility Championship 2004:

a) Kinds of program of individual competitions:

  • Agility-standard
  • Jumping
  • Snooker
  • Gamblers
  • Power&Speed
  • Biathlon (agility-standard + jumping)
  • All around (agility-standard + jumping + snooker + gamblers)
Other kinds of program might be included into the program of individual competitions by IFCS Council decision no less than a half year before starting of the Championship.

A country can enter on individual competitions with following number of sportsmen with dogs:
  • IFCS members 3 sportsmen with 3 dogs in each height class, i.e. 12 dogs from a country
  • Organizations, which have IFCS official recognition 2 sportsmen with 2 dogs in each height class, i.e. 8 dogs from a country
  • Other countries 1 sportsmen with 1 dog in each height class, i.e. 4 dogs from a country
It is possible for sportsman to compete with two or more dogs in individual competitions but number of dogs in height classes should be no more than limited for corresponding categories of countries.

b) Kinds of program of national team competitions (for IFCS members only):
  • Triathlon (agility-standard + jumping + three-dog relay)
One national team from a country - IFCS member can take part in competitions. National team includes 3 sportsmen with 3 dogs. National team is limited to two height classes of four height classes with corresponding heights of jumps established by the IFCS rules. At the same time both small division (toy class or mini class) and large division (medium class or maxi class) should be represented in national team.

Examples:
  • two dogs of toy class and one dog of medium class
  • two dogs of maxi class and one dog of mini class
  • two dogs of maxi class and one dog of toy class
  • two dogs of medium class and one dog of mini class
  • two dogs of mini class and one dog of medium class
  • etc.
3. To form Committee for approval of a host country of the 2nd IFCS World Agility Championship 2004.

a) To approve the Chairman of Committee IFCS Vice President Kenneth Tatsch (USA).
b) To commission the Chairman to suggest list of the Committee members before April 30 on approval by the IFCS Council. Citizens of countries-candidates can not be included into the Committee.
c) To commission the Chairman to suggest criterions for determination of a host country before April 30 on approval by the IFCS Council.

4. To hold European Open Championship and European Youth Championship on summer combined competitions on the 21st-22nd of June 2003 in Minsk (Belarus).

a) Groups of sportsmen:
  • boys under 18 years old
  • girls under 18 years old
  • men more than 18 years old
  • women more than 18 years old
b) Number of sportsmen in each group from a country 6 sportsmen in each group.

c) National teams (one team from a country):
  • youth team 3 sportsmen from any youth group (on the best results in individual competitions)
  • mens team 3 sportsmen (on the best results in individual competitions)
  • womens team 3 sportsmen (on the best results in individual competitions)
d) To commission IFCS President to approve regulations of the Championships.

THE MEETING OF THE LEADERS OF NATIONAL SPORTS CYNOLOGICAL ORGANIZATIONS (March 30, 2002)


On the 30th of March 2002 the meeting of the leaders of national sports cynological organizations has taken place in Moscow. The following persons took part in the meeting:

IFCS Yuri Ostashenko IFCS President; Irina Kasyanova IFCS Vice-President.
Belarus Eugeny Kobets President of Sports Cynological Union of Belarus (BOSCO).
Canada Carolyn Dockrill Vice-President of Agility Association of Canada (AAC).
Russia Sergey Lysenko authorized representative of the union Russian League of Cynologists (RLC) in Siberia; Vitaly Romanchuk authorized representative of RLC in Volga-river region.
Ukraine Konstantin Binkovsky President of Ukrainian Federation of Sport with Dogs (UFSD).
USA Kenneth Tatsch President of the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)

With the purpose of further development of cynological sports on the international level the parties have decided to:

1. establish IFCS annual membership fees as following:

  • for full membership USD 200;
  • for associated and provisional membership USD 100;
2. add to the IFCS membership regulations art.6.8. IFCS members have to take an active part in IFCS activity, in particular, to send sportsmen to the IFCS world competitions no less than twice in five years.

3. accept as a base for further completion IFCS By-laws, IFCS General Rules (parts 1 and 2), Regulations on the system of international agility competitions.

4. include into the international agility rules alongside with agility and jumping: to the main program Snooker, Gamblers and Relay, to the additional program Time-Gamble, Power-and-Speed etc., based on the USDAA rules (excluding titles and competitions system).

5. establish, that the official international agility competitions are held in four height classes with Standard Course Time for agility and jumping (in individual classification):
  • Toy 30 cm in withers and less (jump height 30 cm, long jump 50 cm), rate for Standard Course Time: agility course 2.4-2.6 m/sec, jumping 3.00-3.4 m/sec.
  • Mini 40 cm in withers and less, but more than 30 cm (jump height 40 cm, long jump 90 cm), rate for Standard Course Time: agility course 2.5-2.7 m/sec, jumping 3.00-3.4 m/sec.
  • Medium 52,5 cm in withers and less, but more than 40 cm (jump height 55 cm, long jump 120 cm), rate for Standard Course Time: agility course 2.7-3.0 m/sec, jumping 3.4-3.6 m/sec.
  • Maxi more than 52,5 cm in withers (jump height 65 cm, long jump 150 cm), rate for Standard Course Time: agility course 2.7-3.0 m/sec, jumping 3.4-3.6 m/sec.
6. establish that the Second World Agility Championship will be carried out in March-April of 2004. Deadline for applications from countries for organization of the Second World Agility Championship is the 30th of September 2002. A decision about host country for the Second World Agility Championship will be made before the 31st of December 2002.


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