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"The ISDS official statement regarding COVID-19
The health and well-being of our members, competitors, sponsors, volunteers and staff is of paramount importance. Advice from the Government and health officials regarding COVID-19 is changing daily with stronger restrictions being implemented and enforced. Considering this, we have concluded that all National, International and World trials will not take place this year. We understand and appreciate the level of disappointment that this will create, however we need to act responsibly during these times of uncertainty.
Based on advice issued by the UK Government on March 16th, specifically regarding restrictions on non-essential travel and contact, we strongly recommend that all local trials are cancelled.
We are receiving cancellation notifications daily and will be updating the trials calendar accordingly.
Points awarded at any local open trials will not be accepted by the ISDS as of today, 18th March; and this will continue until further notice.
Any affiliated local society that has purchased the ISDS Insurance must contact the office to raise a credit, as this insurance will be null and void as of today, 18th March 2020.
Major Trials - National, International & World
World trial entry has closed, please do not complete any further applications for World Trial entry, and those of you that have already entered will be contacted shortly.
We have made the decision that all major ISDS trials will not take place in 2020. The ISDS will now focus on managing the consequences of this, and when this is completed, start to undertake preparations for planning the 2021 major trial calendar. Once a 2021 calendar plan has been formed, a further statement will be released with necessary details.
We appreciate your support during this period of uncertainty."
We got the following information concerning the World Competition from ISDS:
The World competition will take place in Castle Howard Estate, York, England from 17 to 20 Sept 2020.
Belgium keeps 8 seats for the World competition.
De general format consists of 2 days qualification over three fields, one semi-finals da and one finals day.
The website Worldsheepdogtrials will be used by ISDS for the communication about the World trials and will be updated with further news.
Essential rules for the participation on the World competition.
The number of places allocated to Belgium is confirmed as 8 senior places in total.
1. If it has not done so each competing nation is required to organise a qualification system
2. Each nation will be required to select a National Team:
a. Each handler and qualifying dog must have come placed in the national ranking
b. Each entrant must be a resident of the country
c. Each entrant must have qualified in that country
d. Any entrant may only compete for entry through one country
e. Any handler may run a maximum of two dogs
3. Each national club will confirm to its handlers who has been successful
4. Each nation will be required to determine its animal travel requirements: See: DEFRA TRAVEL
5. The names of handlers put forward must have been checked to be able and willing to travel
6. Rules permit each handler to enter an alternate dog, not needed to have succeeded at qualification
7. The Rules will be on the website in due course.
Each nation should submit a completed an official entry form for each handler, complete with the fee of £125 per dog between: Opening 01/02/2020 and the closing date of 01/04/2020
The FSB/FBCT succeeded to demonstrate by the internal working of the selections during the years 2017-2018-2019 and more specifically after the excellent season 2019 inspired by the British system (Pre-Qualification and Final in Geel), and thanks to the trials announced for the selection of the Worl 2020, to be a very loyal partner for the ISDS.
It was not obvious to keep the same number of seats for Belgium. The fact that more and more countries want to participate to the World Championship and the pressure of the strongest countries to get additional seats were treathening the 8 Belgian selection places.
The trial of Kagge on 9 and 10 Novembrer and the latest trial foreseen on 28-29 December will finalise the selection of the Belgian team for the World 2020 in England.
Let me remind you that the registration for participation to the qualification trials for the World 2020 is mandatory. The registration is only valid after payment of your participation fee (10 Euro for each dog).
The registration has to be made before 31 May.
Those that actually are not yet class 3 but think that they can achieve the promotion to the required class in time (before their first qualification trial) must also register before 31 May.
The risk to achieve the promotion in time relies by the handler. The fee for registration will not be refunded by the FSB.
|Saturday 8 June pre qualification EC||€ 15 members||€20 not members|
|Sunday 9 June pre qualification EC and Qualification World 2020||€ 17.5 members||€ 22.5 not members|
|Monday 10 June Qualification World 2020||€17.5 members||€ 22.5 not members|
The World Qualification will be ran with 5 sheep. 120 Sheeps will be available.
Belgian handlers will have priority for the registration until 17 May. the other handlers can also register but will be put on a reserve list. They will be put as effective participants as far as possible.
The payment will take place on account BE60 75067277 3570 (BIC: AXABBE22).
The payment must arrive before 24 May at 24 hours to finalise your registration.
Don't postpone your registration to the latest day but do it right now.
The link to have a view on the registered handlers/dogs is
The planning for the qualification World 2020 trials was discussed during the general assembly of 10 february 2019.
Some of the selected trials will not be able to take place due to pariticular circumstances.
The first compettion days for the World qualification are howeven finalised and will take place on 9 and 10 June. The organisation in charge is the Broes family. Please consider that 9 June will be on the same time a pre-qualification for the continental and a qualification trial day for the World 2020.
|08/06/2019||Weekend Pentacost (Cont 2019)*||Fam.Broes|
|09/06/2019||Weekend Pentacost (Cont 2019 + WK2020)*||Fam.Broes|
|10/06/2019||Weekend Pentacost (WK 2020)||Fam.Broes|
(*) The Pentacost weekend has 2 objectives: days 1 and 2 are taken into account for the pre qualification results of the Continental and days 2 and 3 are taken into account for the qualification points of the World 2020.
The full list of the 10 competition days that are taken into account for the qualification World 2020 will be communicated soon. The sum of the 8 best results out of the selected 10 days is the base for the selection of the handler dog combination that will be sent to the World competition 2020.
A registration as participant to the Word selection trials is required. The form to make this registration will appear soon on the website.
World Trial 2017 Final results
1, Jaran Knive, Norway, Gin, Judges points 744, Merit points 77;
2, Kevin Evans, Wales, Ace, 732, 74;
3, Serge van der Zweep, Netherlands, Gary, 730, 74;
4, Anja Holgersson, Sweden, Sod, 672, 62;
5, Karin Mattsson, Norway, Trim, 662, 60.5;
6, Robert Ellis, Wales, Spot, 659, 57;
7, Serge van der Zweep, Netherlands, Jenny, 624, 47.5;
8, Anders Vikstrom, Sweden, Wasp, 622, 45.5;
9, Nigel Watkins, Wales, Jody, 605, 42;
10, David Howells, Wales, Nip, 580, 33.5;
11, Neil Gillon, Scotland, Bhoy, 573, 30;
12, Barbro Klingborg, Sweden, Lillebill, 556, 23.5;
13, Petter Landfald, Norway, Lady, 554, 21.5;
14, Michael Gallagher, Ireland, Val, 533, 16.5;
15, Jo Agnar Hansen, Norway, Tysswg kate, 497, 10;
16, Hendrik Kienker, Germany, Blake, RET, 5.
our own photographer (David took these beautiful pictures of the WC 2017 in Opmeer on 13 and 14 July