On this page you can find the - Heat rules, - a printable summary of which heats are on what days - specific information for each heat - specific information for each show holding a qualifier ... See MoreSee Less
The 2019 UK Agility Rules & Regulations have been released. Please visit the judges page on the UK Agility web page to view www.ukagility.com/about/judges/ There are two versions of the rule book there, one normal copy and one with the changes from 2018 highlighted in red. There is also a full summary of all the changes.
Highlights of the major changes include; • Performance Levels – No Games points needed to progress. For Novice to Senior the current points to progress still stands but dogs can also progress if they accrue 48 points, 24 of which are in Agility. For Senior to Champ the current points to progress still stands but dogs can also progress if they accrue 60 points, 30 of which are in Agility. The delaying progression rule has now been scrapped. • Masters may now have up to 22 obstacles in a class • Ring size is still recommended to be 35m x 35m where possible. Other accepted ring sizes are 32m x 32m, 40m x 25m and 35m x 30m. • Each contact can only be negotiated once in the course. • A single jump must be used for the Start and finish obstacle (with the exception of the Power section in P&S) • The approach to a contact must be 8 metres maximum using the dogs path. This includes from exits of tunnels. • The breakaway tyre will now be faulted if the dog breaks the tyre when negotiating • Rolled collars & for handlers with a visual impairment a collar with bells sewn into it can now be worn • A dog cannot be called for a “significant hesitation” refusal if it creeps on the start line and stops in front of number 1. • A dog cannot be called for a refusal when negotiating a backside of a jump until it is on the “take off side” ... See MoreSee Less
So who will still enter games classes? Now they are not compulsory I strangely find them more attractive!
Annika maybe you don’t need those last few games points after all 😀
Pleased to see that they are trying to be as inclusive as possible
Personal opinion. Really don't like the idea of no games points needed for progression.
Yes, was going to leave uka because of games rules,(I don’t enjoy games except power and speed which we do not see often enough, once in last year) would not run nfc so this is s great change in my opinion THANKS
This has made my day no games hate hate hate games xx
Really pleased at this. Stuck in Novice and missed out on progressing into senior by 100ths of a second when we came 2nd in an Agility class. We have shedloads of games points and 30 odd points in jumping and was not entering them as no point doing nfc jumping at our level (G5 KC). Now we can enter them again 🙂 although hopefully get those last 2 agility points pdq next year!
So as I have games points, I could still progress to Senior with 36 points (12 in agility) rather than 48 points?
Summer Clark yay no games points 😂
Fabulous! Thank you for this 😀🤗
So at the risk of asking a silly question... does the change on progression come into affect automatically in Jan? I have 30 agility points in novice (& 46 jumping) but only 3 games points so am in novice until I can get to some games classes. Does it mean I will automatically become senior in Jan?
Yay dream come true no games points to progress. I am so happy and will now have more reason to go to UKA! ♥️👏 Will definitely be doing loads more in 2019 now. Overjoyed truly x