of the 2nd European Championship and Youth European Championship 2003
1.1. The 2nd European Championship and Youth European Championship (below – “The Competitions”) are held in Republic of Belarus (Minsk) on the 21st-22nd of June 2003.
1.2. International Federation of Cynological Sports (IFCS) directs the competitions.
1.3. Byelorussian Public Sports Cynological Union (BPSCU, President E.Kobets) holds the competitions.
1.4. Principal judge board of the competitions:
1.5. The Competitions are held according to official Rules of the International Federation of Cynological Sports (IFCS) and the present Regulations.
- Chief Judge – Yuri Ostashenko (Russia).
- Deputy Chief Judge – Konstantin Binkovsky (Ukraine)
- Deputy Chief Judge – Eugene Kobets (Belarus)
1.6. Availability or absence of pedigree documents of dogs, dog’s breed and dog’s pedigree registration aren’t important for entry into the competitions.
1.7. Russian and English are official languages of the competitions. Both of languages may be used for giving of entries, protests and applications.
1.8. The competitions are financed by IFCS and BPSCU. Other legal financial sources might also be used for holding of the competitions.
1.9. Expenses for coming to place of the competitions and back, and accommodation are carried out by national federations.
2. Program of the competitions
2.1. European Championship (kinds of program):
2.2. Youth European Championship (kinds of program):
- individual women competitions;
- individual men competitions;
- team women competitions;
- team men competitions.
2.3. Result of every sportsman is counted in both individual and team competitions.
- individual girls competitions;
- individual boys competitions;
- team competitions (mixed teams).
3. Participants. Entries
3.1. National teams of those countries which have membership or recognition of IFCS can take part in the Competitions. Sportsmen of other countries can be entered to the Competitions through IFCS official representative in their countries.
3.2. Every country can enter no more than 6 sportsmen in a team in each group.
3.3. Only national teams of countries which are members or recognized by IFCS take part in team competitions, and one country have only one national team.
3.4. National team is selected on a competitive base. Authorized by IFCS organization or official representative approves regulations for forming of a national team independently. Regulations of forming of national team can not limit participation in selection because of availability or absence of pedigree documents and dog’s breed.
3.5. Entry forms must be received by IFCS headquarters before 1st of June 2003. Form should be signed by the leader (or other authorized person) of a national federation, which has membership or official recognition of IFCS.
3.6. Entry fees are paid at the moment of registration and are 50 USD from a country apart from a number of participants and used for needs of the Competitions organizing.
3.7. All sportsmen have to have medical permit for competing. In case of lack of this permit trainer, team representative and sportsman himself are responsible for sportsman’s health and life.
3.8. Sportsmen, which belong to the groups of girls and boys can be entered in the men and women groups if they have medical permit.
3.9. Competitor will be disqualified for rude treatment with the dog, misconduct or hindering performance of another competitor.
3.10. All dogs should have veterinary documents according to the veterinary rules.
4. Determination of winners
4.1. Winners of individual competitions are determined separately in each group in virtue of points earned on all exercises.
4.2. In case of tie of two or more sportsmen, the sportsman with the best result in “track with obstacles” performing has an advantage. If there are equal points, advantage receives a sportsman with the best result in crawling, grenade throwing, shooting.
4.3. Winners of team competitions are determined in men, women and mixed youth teams in virtue of sum of three best results of team members. The best is the team with the largest sum of points.
4.4. In case of tie of two or more teams, the team with the least sum of places of team scoring members has an advantage. If there are equal points, advantage receives a team with the best results (sum of points) for “track of obstacles” of scoring members.
4.5. Protests are submitted and considered in 15 minutes since publication of competitor’s result in the open table of results.
4.6. A protest in written form is submitted by team’s official to the Chief Scorer with a 50 USD pledge.
Chief Scorer marks on the protest time of appealing and passes it to Chief Judge.
Chief board of judges makes decision on the protest. If there is no unanimity, the Chief Judge has a decisive voice. If the protest is upheld, the pledge will be returned to the team’s official. If it is withheld, the pledge will be given to the organizer and used for needs of competitions organizing.
5. Awarding winners
5.1. Women, men and mixed youth teams, which have taken first, second and third places, are awarded IFCS diploma and memorable prize.
Team, which have taken the first place, receives a title of “Champion of Europe of 2003”, youth team receives a title of “Winner of Youth European Championship 2003”.
Scoring members of a team, which have taken the first place, are awarded by medals and their names are written into the team diploma. They receive a title of “Champion of Europe of 2003 in Team Scoring”. Scoring members of a youth team receive a title “Winner of Youth European Championship 2003 in Team Scoring”
5.3. Sportsmen of groups of “men” and ‘women”, who have taken the first, the second and the third places, are awarded IFCS diploma, medal and memorable prize. They receive a title Champion of Europe, Silver or Bronze Prizewinner correspondently.
5.4. Sportsmen of groups of “boys” and “girls” , who have taken the first, the second and the third places, are awarded IFCS diploma, medal and memorable prize. They receive a title Gold, Silver or Bronze Prizewinner correspondently.
6.1. A national team is coming with its state flag to the solemn ceremonies of the competitions.
6.2. National teams use alphabet order on the opening ceremony of the competitions. National teams use order of taking places on the closing ceremony of the competitions.
6.3. National anthem of a country, which has taken the first place, sounds on the ceremony of rewarding.
6.4. National federations should have state flags and record of their national anthems (on cassette or CD) on the competitions.
6.5. It isn’t important how sportsmen and coaches will use national symbolic on their clothes.
6.6. Sponsor’s symbolic may be used on clothes only.