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UKA Grand FInals 2020

Emails have today been sent to all handlers who have qualified for the 2020 UKA Grand Finals and who have not yet been in touch with us about this. Please check your spam folders and respond by November 1st if you wish to attend.
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Grand Finals 2020 (January 2021)

We are aiming to run the six 2020 finals over 2 days in January at the Riding for the Disabled Centre at Cheltenham Racecourse, GL50 4SH.

January 3rd - We will run the Clear Qs Game Challenge and the Canine Conditioning Academy Masters. Judge - Shaun Hunt

January 16th - We will run the SWAG Beginners Steeplechase, Dogeria Performance Challenge, CSJ Grand Prix and Agility for Juniors Junior Masters. Judge - Fiona Windebank.

If you believe you have qualified and wish to attend please email enquiries@ukagility.com with the following by November 1st;
• Handler name and UKA number
• Dog name and UKA number
• Height
• Event qualified for
(Please note qualification was through the home shows with the exception of the games challenge which is through the home shows and for any competitor that had already had 3 games wins towards the 2020 semi-final.)

DO NOT make any payment until you have received a confirmation email from us. Your payment must be received by November 20th.

COVID-19
We are planning the event to run under very strict COVID rules with a maximum of 6 people in the building at all times. This is to give us the best opportunity to run the event if government restrictions clamp down more by January. Competitors will walk the course in groups of 6 and only enter the building to run. There will be no spectating and you will be unable to watch other runs. The top 3 will be invited into the building for pictures. We will release the COVID procedures on a separate post and all competitors requesting entry will be sent this by email before they finalise entry.

Number of runs and cost.
Games – 2 runs (Gamblers and Snooker) - £12
Masters – 2 runs (Jumping and Agility) - £12
Grand Prix – 1 run (Agility) - £7.50
Beginners Steeplechase – 1 run (Steeplechase) - £7.50
Performance Challenge - 2 runs (Jumping and Agility) - £12
Junior Masters - 2 runs (Jumping and Agility) - £12

Prizes
The top 3 overall and winner of the individual classes in the 2 class events for each height, will be presented with a rosette.

Clothing
Official clothing is available to purchase but not compulsory for this event. Details will be sent to competitors when they request entry. The clothing company have set a minimum order number of 15 to be able to produce the clothing. No refunds on clothing orders will be available for any reason even if the event is cancelled as these will be immediately ordered once your payment has been received due to time scales.

Financial Implications for competitors to consider.
By holding the event we hope that competitors who have qualified and supported UKA will have the opportunity to run in a final. However, we need the agility community to understand the significant impact the previous 8 months have had on UKA. In order to be able to run this event the costs need to be covered by the entry fee. The venue, equipment, toilets and catering all need to be hired. The judge’s expenses and staff costs to prepare and run the event need to be covered. Normally UKA runs this event at a loss but has had the show season to cover those losses. Please consider that in 2020, we have had no income since February, home shows ran at a loss, there is no Government support for ourselves or our staff, we have no Grand Final sponsors fees due to no heats, the number of people who have qualified is 50% less than normal years, we have no trade stands and no spectators. If the event is unable to be held due to COVID, weather, a lack of entry to cover costs or any other scenario, competitors who have entered will receive a full refund to their UKA accounts only, we will be unable to refund the money to your bank. This will not include any payment made for clothing as detailed above. UKA will cover the losses of the event having to be cancelled with no cost incurred by the competitor. Thank you for your understanding.

So just a final reminder that if you believe you have qualified and wish to attend please email enquiries@ukagility.com for details of how to enter.
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Such a tough year for you. Although I wasn’t able to take advantage of the home shows it was great that you took the time to develop and run these. Let us all hope that next year eventually we will be able to return to some sort of normality 🤞🤞🤞

Fantastic news, thank you so much for all working so hard to keep us entertained over lockdown and to give us a finals to go to!! 🥳🥳

So disappointed we will not be attending the Grand Finals. With the change of venue, it is just too far to travel especially in January. Thank you so much for all your hard work organizing the Home Shows throughout lockdown, so enjoyable, they have kept us going and entertained. Hope all goes well with the finals.

Thank you we have enjoyed the at home shows and the skills development finger crossed for January

Well done for all your hard work in achieving this. Sorry to say we wont be attending its just to far to travel for one run for us with so little show practice. Hope all goes well though

Seems like the best possible way to start the New Year. Thank you.

Does anyone know the qualification criteria for the games final using clear rounds from pre covid shows? From which date and do you need to have had 3 qualifying rounds/wins

I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone involved for all your work over the last few months bringing the at home shows, its given me some focus over the summer and having the courses to do has really helped bring on my young dog. Really looking forward to the finals😊

Well Done guys, it’s not the same but at least it’s something to look forward to 🙂 Will we be able to ask a member of ring party to film or will it be streamed ? I expect not but worth asking.

Well done. So hard for everyone this year.

It's awesome that you try to put this event on and of course we all have to ensure you cover the cost regardless. Really missed UKA this year.

I wonder what colour the clothing will be this year!

Thank you! We hope to bring our 4 🙂

Fiona Gavin

Nicola Wildman

Helaina FYI you need two weekends off 🙈

Jayne Widdess

Kirsty Dodd

Kerry Munnings

Annette Towe

Martha Potts Sue Scott Lisa Muscarella Anne Tordoff Jane Dalton

Thank you so much for this!

Elli Margolius 😊😊😊

Heidi Rumble Cindy Heidebluth Mandy Slade

Theresa Mannion Helen Soper

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