State Championship Series

State Championships are held each year; all affiliate clubs have the  opportunity for CDA to host these events at their grounds, by submitting  a request to CDA. 


Requests to host any of the State Championship series  are to be done by emailing caninediscaustralia@gmail.com  outlining the reasons why you would like CDA to host these events at  your club grounds. 


If no requests are made CDA may send a request to any  affiliate club for the use of their grounds, or may source alternate  grounds. State Championships will be run where the majority of members  are located for each state.


In order to run State Championships, CDA will require a good member base from each state before hosting a State Championship.


There are No Pre-requisites to be eligible to compete in State Championships.  



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 any 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 in State Championship Events.  
  • It is definitely possible that a team which has never competed before could be crowned a State Champion 
  • 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 State  Championships will be as  identified in the CDA  Rules & Regulations, any exceptions will be outlined in the State Championship Event Overview which will be released once Entries are open. 


CDA Rules are available for download here. 

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  State 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

State Throw & Catch Championships Overview

 

  • Divisions for this event differ from  normal championship competitions, There will be 2 Divisions Novice &  Open, which will also be divided into Men’s & Women’s.
  • There are no prerequisites need to enter, your current normal competition division will determine which division you compete in…
  • Teams which currently compete in Beginners & Excellent Divisions will compete in the Novice Division.
  • Teams which currently compete in Open & Masters Divisions will compete in the Open Division.
  • There will be 4 rounds of Throw &  Catch over both days of competition the teams with the highest  cumulative score after the 4 rounds will be crowned the State Champion,  Rounds will be made up of 2 Toss & Fetch and 2 Bonus Chase Classes.

State Throw & Catch Championship Titles on offer include:

 State Canine Disc Throw & Catch Novice Mens Division Champion

State Canine Disc Throw & Catch Novice Womens Division  Champion

State Canine Disc Throw & Catch Open Mens Division Champion

State Canine Disc Throw & Catch Open Womens Division Champion

State 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  will be 4 rounds of Freestyle  Competition over both days the team with the  highest cumulative score  after the 3 rounds will be crowned the Champion.
 

Freestyle Championship Titles on Offer include:

State Canine Disc Pro Division  Champion

State Canine Disc Super Pro  Division Champion

State Games Championships Overview

There are No separate  divisions for the games rounds.  All teams will compete together as in usual  competitions however we  will be crowning both a Mens & Womens Games  Champion.


There  are No prerequisites needed to enter


Teams  will compete in 4 rounds/games, consisting of 1 x Accuracy, 1 x Black Jack, 1 x  Double Up & 1 x Time Trial Games. 


Champions  will be determined based on the  number of competitors and the placing you  received after each round.   The teams  with the highest cumulative score after all 4 games will be  determined the  Champions.


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 9 points, 4th place 8 points, 5th  place 7 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 6.5 points  each calculated as 5th  Place receives 7 points, 6th place  6 points which total 13 points this  is split between the 2 places so each team  receives 6.5 points. 7th  place receives 5 points.

State Games Championship Titles on offer include:

State Canine Disc Mens Games Champion

State Canine Disc Womens 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