General Information

The Australian National Canine Disc Championships are different from the usual Championship Competitions, CDA will be offering 3 separate National Championship Titles, a National Throw & Catch Champion, a National Games Champion & a National Freestyle Champion.

 

Participation Eligibility

  • To be eligible to enter all teams must be a member of Canine Disc Australia as per the Rules & Regulations of CDA.
  • Neither the Handler nor the Dog is required to have previously competed in sanctioned CDA Competition.
  • If you can throw a disc and your dog can catch it and bring it back then you are ready to compete the Australian National Canine Disc Championships.
  • It is definitely possible that a team which has never competed before could be crowned a National Champion this year.
  • Our Canine Companions are only eligible to enter No more than 8 rounds of canine disc action per day.

Entry & Registration

  • Teams are required to register for entry before the event.
  • There will be No Entry Option for the day of Competition.
  • Handlers need to fill out one entry form for each dog they will be competing with.
  • If a dog is competing with Multiple Handlers a separate entry form will need to be filled out per handler, multiple handlers will be allowed as long as the total number of rounds each dog is entered in per day does not exceed the maximum number outlined in Participation Eligibility.
  • All Entry Fees are to be paid with Entry Forms.

Judging Criteria

The Judging criteria for the National Championships will be as identified in the CDA Rules & Regulations 1st Edition, with the exception being the divisions which have been outlined in each National Championship Overview; the Rules are available for download from the Canine Disc Australia Website www.caninediscaustralia.com.au

 

CDA Titling


All of the current titling opportunities for canine disc will be as per section 10.0 of the CDA Rules & Regulations. All rounds during the National Championships weekend are eligible for earning qualifying cards towards CDA Titles.

 


Competitor Check In

  • All competitors are required to check in on the first day of competition.
  • Check in is Open on the first day of competition only

 

National Throw & Catch Championships Overview

  • Divisions for this event differ from normal championship competitions, There will be 2 Divisions for the finals being Novice & Open.

  • There are no prerequisites need to enter, your current normal competition division will determine which division you compete in…

  • There will be 3 Qualifying rounds of Throw & Catch over both days of competition Teams will compete in each of the 3 individual qualifying rounds as per normal competitions.

  • Teams which currently compete in Beginners & Excellent Divisions will be vying for a spot in the Novice Division Finals.

  • Teams which currently compete in Open & Masters Divisions will be vying for a spot in the Open Division Finals.

  • The Qualifying Rounds will be made up of 2 rounds of Toss & Fetch and 1 round of Bonus Chase.

  • The top 10 teams with the highest cumulative score after the 3 rounds in each of the combined divisions will then compete in the Finals, the finals will consist of 2 rounds of Throw & Catch being 1 x Toss & Fetch & 1 x Bonus Chase. The Team with The highest accumulative score in the 2 Final Rounds will be crowned the Australian National Throw & Catch Champion

 

National Throw & Catch Championship Titles on offer include:

National Canine Disc Throw & Catch Novice Division Champion

National Canine Disc Throw & Catch Open Division Champion

 

National Freestyle Championships Overview

  • Divisions for Freestyle include both Pro & Super Pro Divisions, your current competing division will determine which division you will compete in for this event

  • There are No prerequisites needed to enter

  • There will be 3 rounds of Freestyle Competition over both days the team with the highest cumulative score after the 3 rounds will be crowned the National Freestyle Champion.

 

Freestyle Championship Titles on Offer include:


National Canine Disc Pro Division Champion

National Canine Disc Super Pro Division Champion

 

National Games Championships Overview

 

  • This will be the first year we will crown a National Games Champion, There are No separate divisions for the games rounds. All teams will compete together as in usual competitions.

  • There are No prerequisites needed to enter

  • Teams will compete in 5 rounds/games, consisting of 1 x Accuracy, 1 x Black Jack, 1 x Double Up, 1 x Time Trial Games, Plus 1 Other game.

  • National Champions will be determined based on the number of competitors and the placing you received after each round.  The top 30% of entries or the top 10 teams (which is ever greater) with the highest cumulative score after 4 games will be eligible to enter the final round, the points scored in the placing’s in the 5th & Final round will be added to the previous 4 rounds and the team with the highest points will be crowned the National Games Champion.

 

For example, if there are 11 Competing teams entered in to the Games Championship, Teams will earn the following points for each round/game . 1st Place will receive 11 points, 2nd place 10 points, 3rd place, 4th 9 points, 5th place 8 points and so on with 11th place receiving 1 point.


If places are tied then the points will be split between the tied teams, for eg the 5th & 6th team are tied for 5th Place then they will both receive 7.5 points each calculated as 5th Place receives 8 points, 6th place 7 points which total 15points this is split between the 2 places so each team receives 7.5 points. 7th place receives 6 points.

 

Games Championship Titles on offer include:

National Canine Disc Games Champion

 

Trophies & Prizes

 

The National Champions as outlined in each of the Championship Overviews along with the Runners Up & 3rd Overall of each will receive a trophy and gift.
Prizes will also be awarded for each individual round of competition for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place in each division.

 

Ties

 

National Throw & Catch Championship – If at the end of 2 Final rounds there is a Tie for the Champion, Runner Up or 3rd Overall positions, the winner will be determined by who had the highest scoring 1st finals round, if both teams have the same highest scoring 1st finals round it will be determined by the highest score after the first 2 qualifying rounds of competition.
National Freestyle Championship - If at the end of the 3 rounds there is a Tie for the Champion, Runner Up or 3rd Overall positions, the winner will be determined by who had the highest scoring round overall, if both teams have the same highest scoring round it will be determined by the highest score after the first 2 rounds of competition.
National Games Championship – If at the end of the Final Round there is a Tie for the Champion, Runner Up or 3rd Overall positions, the winner will be determined by who had the highest placing in the Final Round