INTERNATIONAL MEETING IN MADRID, SPAIN (December 9-12, 2002)
On the 9th-12th of December 2002 international meeting took place in the capital of Spain – Madrid. The IFCS leaders Yuri Ostashenko (IFCS President – Russia), Kenneth Tatsch (IFCS Vice President – USA) and Luis Ciurana (IFCS Council member – Spain) took part in the meeting.
There were discussed following matters:
Decisions of the meeting were presented to the IFCS Council approval.
- ways of development of agility on international level;
- probable program of the 2nd IFCS World Agility Championship in 2004;
- participation of local clubs from those countries, which are not represented in the IFCS by national organizations, in the IFCS activity;
INTERNATIONAL MEETING IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA (November 15-18, 2002)
On the 15th-18th of November a meeting of the leaders of national sports cynological organizations of Belarus, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine has taken place in Moscow.
The meeting was held under aegis of the IFCS. Yuri Ostashenko (IFCS), Eugene Kobets (Belarus), Varvara Bolshakova (Russia), Sven Wergard (Sweden) and Konstantin Binkovsky (Ukraine) took part in the meeting.
Participants of the meeting have discussed ways of an extending of cooperation in a sphere of sport with dogs.
There were discussed:
- Possibilities of holding of youth summer dogsport camps. In particular there was discussed participation of young sportsmen from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine in youth summer camp, which will be organized in summer 2003 in Sweden.
- Possibilities of holding of international competitions of working dogs. Countries-participants have decided to search possibilities to organize such competitions in 2004 or 2005. Rules of competitions of working dogs are similar (or almost similar) in Belarus, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. Parties have decided to begin work for approving of common rules in the beginning of 2003.
The IFCS press-service
THE IFCS CONGRESS AND COUNCIL DESICIONS (August 27, 2002)
On the 27th of August 2002 the IFCS Congress took place. The IFCS Congress have made following decisions:
1. Following countries became the IFCS members:
2. The IFCS Congress elected into the IFCS Council:
- the USA – represented by USDAA – associate member;
- Australia – represented by ADAA – associate member;
- Spain – represented by FEAEC – full member.
3. The IFCS Congress approved new edition of the IFCS international agility rules.
- Kenneth Tatsch (USA) – the IFCS Vice President;
- Luis Ciurana (Spain) – the IFCS Council member.
You can find new edition of the IFCS international agility rules here.
In October 2002 the IFCS Council co-opted Steven Drinkwater (Australia) into its members.
The IFCS press-service
What state will become a host country of the 2nd IFCS World Agility Championship in 2004?
Before the 30th of September 2002 the IFCS has received official applications, which concern intention to hold 2nd IFCS World Agility Championship in 2004, from two countries – Spain (represented by the Spanish Federation of Agility and Canine Education – FEAEC – President Luis Ciurana) and Ukraine (represented by the Ukrainian Federation of Sport with Dogs – UFSD – President Konstantin Binkovsky).
Spain and Ukraine were registered by the IFCS as countries – candidates for holding of the 2nd IFCS World Agility Championship in 2004. A host country of the 2nd IFCS World Agility Championship will be determined by the IFCS special commission, which will be created by the IFCS Council decision.
The IFCS will announce Chairman and members of the IFCS special commission and also criterions of selection of a host country in the nearest future.
IFCS Secretary General
THE MEETING OF THE LEADERS OF NATIONAL SPORTS CYNOLOGICAL ORGANIZATIONS (March 30, 2002)
On the 30th of March 2002 the meeting of the leaders of national sports cynological organizations has taken place in Moscow. The following persons took part in the meeting:
IFCS – Yuri Ostashenko – IFCS President; Irina Kasyanova – IFCS Vice-President.
Belarus – Eugeny Kobets – President of Sports Cynological Union of Belarus (BOSCO).
Canada – Carolyn Dockrill – Vice-President of Agility Association of Canada (AAC).
Russia – Sergey Lysenko – authorized representative of the union “Russian League of Cynologists” (RLC) in Siberia; Vitaly Romanchuk – authorized representative of RLC in Volga-river region.
Ukraine – Konstantin Binkovsky – President of Ukrainian Federation of Sport with Dogs (UFSD).
USA – Kenneth Tatsch – President of the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)
With the purpose of further development of cynological sports on the international level the parties have decided to:
1. establish IFCS annual membership fees as following:
2. add to the IFCS membership regulations art.6.8. IFCS members have to take an active part in IFCS activity, in particular, to send sportsmen to the IFCS world competitions no less than twice in five years.
- for full membership – USD 200;
- for associated and provisional membership – USD 100;
3. accept as a base for further completion IFCS By-laws, IFCS General Rules (parts 1 and 2), Regulations on the system of international agility competitions.
4. include into the international agility rules alongside with agility and jumping: to the main program – Snooker, Gamblers and Relay, to the additional program – Time-Gamble, Power-and-Speed etc., based on the USDAA rules (excluding titles and competitions system).
5. establish, that the official international agility competitions are held in four height classes with Standard Course Time for agility and jumping (in individual classification):
6. establish that the Second World Agility Championship will be carried out in March-April of 2004. Deadline for applications from countries for organization of the Second World Agility Championship is the 30th of September 2002. A decision about host country for the Second World Agility Championship will be made before the 31st of December 2002.
- Toy – 30 cm in withers and less (jump height – 30 cm, long jump – 50 cm), rate for Standard Course Time: agility course 2.4-2.6 m/sec, jumping – 3.00-3.4 m/sec.
- Mini – 40 cm in withers and less, but more than 30 cm (jump height – 40 cm, long jump – 90 cm), rate for Standard Course Time: agility course 2.5-2.7 m/sec, jumping – 3.00-3.4 m/sec.
- Medium – 52,5 cm in withers and less, but more than 40 cm (jump height – 55 cm, long jump – 120 cm), rate for Standard Course Time: agility course 2.7-3.0 m/sec, jumping – 3.4-3.6 m/sec.
- Maxi – more than 52,5 cm in withers (jump height – 65 cm, long jump –150 cm), rate for Standard Course Time: agility course 2.7-3.0 m/sec, jumping – 3.4-3.6 m/sec.
There were made decisions on following matters:
- revision of the IFCS membership regulations;
- sum of membership fees;
- revision of the IFCS international agility rules;
- IFCS World Agility Championship 2004 (dates of holding, dead line of applications on holding of the next IFCS WAC)