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First Contact are pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring the UKA Masters series 2012, with the final being held at the UKA finals in December 2012.

The aim of the Masters is to encourage more competitive running in UKA classes and improve the overall standard of top level agility in the UK. The Masters has been created for dogs and competitors whose goal is to compete at both National and International level. The Masters is also intended to attract the highest standard of judging over challenging agility and jumping courses.

General Rules

  • Open to all UKA Champion Level Performance dogs.
  • Separate competition for each height.
  • Agility and Jumping class with results combined.
  • Handlers must run in strict running orders, failure to do so will result in elimination.
  • Any late entries will run first. Scoring
  • Standard UK Agility Marking will apply.
  • Faults converted into seconds. 5 faults = 5 seconds.
  • Time faults treated the same as course faults.
  • An elimination = 100 faults.
  • Dogs eliminated will also be given the course time as their time.
  • Dogs with the lowest score will be deemed the winner.
  • In the event of a tie the result from the agility class will be the deciding factor.
  • Any extraordinary circumstances to be ruled by UK Agility. Final Qualification
  • 10 Masters
  • 1st & 2nd Overall qualify for Final unless elimination in one class
  • 1st place in the agility or jumping round qualifies for final
  • The annual Masters final will be held at the UK Agility Grand Finals in December.
  • The final will follow the same format as the heats. Prizes
  • Entry fee = £12.
  • £7 placed in heat prize fund.
  • Each height has its own prize fund and will be divided as per masters “Prize Money Guide.”
  • Winner of each Masters will gain the letters MA after their UKA name
  • £1 from each entry fee will be placed in the final prize fund.
  • At the final each height has its own prize fund and will be divided 1st = 50%, 2nd = 25%, 3rd = 15%, 4th = 10%.
  • Winner of the final will win the title of the UKA Masters Champion, a status that remains with the winning dog.
idDateShowVenue
1Saturday March 24thN.A.D.S.Newbury Showground, Berks, RG18 9QZ
2Monday April 9thUKA EasterStaverton, Cheltenham, Glos. GL2 9QB
3Sunday May 6thGT AgilityNewbury Showground, Berks, RG18 9QZ
4Monday June 4thQuad PawsMapledurham, Reading. RG4 7TR
5Saturday June 23rdAldonBeechwood Farm, Feniton, Honiton EX14 3BP
6Sunday July 15thL.A.P.S.Fownhope FC, Fownhope, Hereford. HR4 4PJ
7Wednesday August 1stUKA weekStaverton, Cheltenham, Glos. GL2 9QB
8Sunday August 12thTamisjeTregonning Farm, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4PR
9Saturday September 15thEASSHall Farm, Snetterton, Norwich, NR16 2LR
10Sunday September 16thAJAXSMapledurham, Reading. RG4 7TR