Competitor Event Information

Event Entry & Registration

National Champions 2009 John & Jessie

General Information

 The 2020 Australian National Canine Disc Championships are hosted by CDA. There are 5 separate National Championship Titles on offer, National Throw & Catch Champion - Novice & Open Divisions, a National Games Champion & National Freestyle Champion – Pro & Super Pro Divisions. 

Participation Eligibility

  • 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 1stEdition, 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.

Entry Fees

TBD

Entry Requirements

  • 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. 

Conditions Of Entry

 CONDITIONS
# Competition to be held under the Rules and Regulations of Canine Disc Australia (judging/scoring details for all events will be announced by the judge prior to the Event).
# Competitors MUST adhere to the General Ground Rules of the QLD State Equestrian Centre. Please see attached Venue Map & Ground Rules
# All dogs and handlers MUST be a member with CDA.
# Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry. Any dog who has had contact with an infectious disease (except kennel cough), will be excluded from any CDA event for 18 days post contact. If a dog on club grounds is established as having an infectious disease (except kennel cough), then all dogs on the ground are excluded from CDA events for 18 days.
# Any dog who has kennel cough, or is in the same household as a dog known to have Kennel Cough is excluded from any CDA sanctioned event for 21 days from the onset of clinical signs of kennel cough... 

Championship Overview

Freestyle

  •   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 2 highest scoring rounds after the 3 rounds will be crowned the National Freestyle Champion.


Freestyle Championship Titles on Offer include:

2020 Australian National Canine Disc Freestyle Champion - Pro Division 

2020 Australian National Canine Disc Freestyle Champion - Super Pro Division 

Throw & Catch

  • 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:

2020 Australian National Canine Disc Throw & Catch Champion - Novice Division 

2020 Australian National Canine Disc Throw & Catch Champion - Open Division 

Games

  •   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…
  • 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 eg 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, 4th9 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. 7thplace receives 6 points.


Games Championship Titles on offer include:

2020 Australian National Canine Disc Games Champion

Trophies & Prizes

  

The National Champions as outlined in each of the Championship Overviews along with the Runners Up, Third, Fourth & Fifth Overall of each will receive a trophy and gift. 

Prizes are issued 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 Overall positions, the winner will be determined by who had the highest scoring 1stfinals 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 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 Overall positions, the winner will be determined by who had the highest placing in the Final Round. 

Refunds & Waivers

  •  If for any reason unforseen by CDA the event is cancelled prior to or on the day of Competition, Competitors will be entitled to a full refund of event entry fees paid. It is at the discretion of CDA whether these funds are paid in cash or cheque. 
  • If for any reason unforseen by CDA the event is postponed prior to or on the day of Competition, Competitors will be entitled to a full refund of event entry fees paid only if they are unable to participate at the new date set for the event. It is at the discretion of CDA whether these funds are paid in cash or cheque. 
  • If the handler requests a refund of event entry fees prior to the day of competition, CDA will refund the event entry fees paid minus a 10% administration fee.
  • If the handler requests a refund of event entry fees on the day of competition, the handler will not be entitled a refund, however it is CDA’s discretion for issuing partial or full refunds and it is also at the discretion of CDA whether these funds are paid in cash or cheque.