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IMCA & PAWC

A great chance to represent your country...

 


Bonny Takes Silver

We've heard via FB that this afternoon (5 September) Bonny Quick and Hayly won the Silver medal in the Large Individual jumping for the GB team.

Bonny said,  'Thank you to all the team and management who cheered and supported us - we are proud to have won GB its first ever IMCA. medal. Really enjoying the competition. Impressed by the talent and achievements of many of the PAWC handlers. Learning from the little errors i made today.'

There have been no other podium places yet although Sue Drew had a 5th, 6th and 7th in the PAWC today with some fast 5 faults. Daniel Croxford was unlucky to have a pole down in the Small Individual Jumping. If it weren't for that pole, he would have been 2nd.

The Small team of Daniel Croxford, Wendy and Steve Fassam and Shelley had some lovely runs and finished the Small Team Agility with the Bronze Medal Huge Congratulations also to our Paragility medal winners, Millie Roberts and Frances Elliot


IMCA PAWC UK Team News from Italy

Yippie kay yey yay get a long little doggies... the bigger stronger UK Team is off to Cowboys Guest Ranch in Vofhera, Pavia, near Milan, Italy for the 15th International Mix and Breed Championship Agility (IMCA) and 13th Paragility World Cup (PAWC) from 4 - 7 September.  The team is selected, the transport and accommodation sorted and they are panting on the start line ready for the off.

This year they have a heady mix of regulars with some very exciting new-comers in both the IMCA and PAWC competitions. In Paragility, they are pleased to welcome Amanda Smith with her Beardie, Frances Elliot with  her Shitzu / Border Collie X and Milie Roberts running a Working Cocker Spaniel. Joining tje IMCA team is Daniel Croxford with his dogs, his Small Jack Russell X and his Medium Collie X.  Bonny Quick is also running her Jack Russell X Collie and her two Kelpie Xs.

The full team is:-

IMCA Large Individual

Handler

Dog

Breed

Jennifer Bannister

Max

WSD

Jennifer Bannister

Jack

Labrador X

Nicole Turner      

Maggie

Labrador

Nicole Turner      

Fudge

Kelpie X

Bonny Quick

Hayley

Kelpie x Collie

Bonny Quick

Ivy

Kelpie x Collie

IMCA Medium Individual

Handler

Dog

Breed

Elaine Smith

Roxie

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Helaina Lines

Slinkie

Working Cocker Spaniel

Helaina Lines

Domino

Working Cocker Spaniel

Daniel Croxford

Bob

Jack Russell X

IMCA Small Individual

Handler

Dog

Breed

Wendy Fassam

Cruise

Jack Russell

Steve Fassam

Tyke

Jack Russell

Daniel Croxford

Bess

Collie Cross

Bonny Quick

Shelley

Jack Russell X Collie

PAWC
Handler Dog Breed

Angela Lucas

Bizzy

Working Sheepdog

Sue Drew

Katie

Toller X

David Maylam

Max

WSD

David Maylam

Fudge

Kelpie X

Frances Elliot

Sky

Shitzu X Border Collie

Milie Roberts

Riot

Working Cocker Spaniel

Milie Roberts

Cruise

Jack Russell

Amanda Smith

Gracie

Bearded Collie x Kelpie

Sue Drew

Jack

Labrador X

David Maylam

Maggie

Labrador

In the team event, Jenny Bannister and Nicole Turner are running both their dogs in the Large, while Helaina Lines and her two dogs together with Elaine Smith and Daniel Croxford make up the Medium Team. Wendy & Steve Fassam, Bonny Quick and Daniel Croxford make up the Small team.

In each of the last three years, the UK has had podium places in PAWC and has very narrowly missed others in IMCA as well as PAWC.  This year the team is more experienced and stronger than ever and they going all out to bring home even more medals.

Team Manager Richard Partridge said, ' I see that Bella Weiss and Shuba are again representing Switzerland in Paragility.  Last year they won each event, leaving our Sue Drew to take 2nd place. Shuba is exceptionally well trained, but I suspect that from the way Bella handles her wheelchair, she has had some sneaky driving lessons for a racing driver!  Go for it Sue, we will shout louder if it helps.'

Our team members are almost entirely self funded and make their own transport arrangements.  In order to raise funds we hold various events during the year from raffles at Agility Shows, our own Shows, Quiz Nights etc.  This covers the costs of entries and team polo shirts, but very little else.  As the team gets larger even these minimal cost increase and I would ask that everybody who can supports us by going to our shows (or perhaps even running one for us), buying our raffle tickets when they are available or giving us direct sponsorship.


Call for Entries

A list of people interested in taking part in IMCA PAWC in Voghera,  Italy in September this year is now being compiled. There are limited spaces in the IMCA team, but PAWC (ParAagility) is unlimited.

As a small group of handlers with no large sponsors, Team GB is self-funding and they arrange their own transport. There are fund-raising events throughout the year to pay the Team's entry fees and competition polo shirts. There is also a need to offer financial assistance to disabled handlers and request that everybody on the team helps in this respect. 

For further details, see the web-site  http://www.imcapawc2014.com/homepage.html or email Team Manager Richard Partridge on perdixcott@uwclub.net.