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BoD_Meetings 2016

Highlights of the AAC Board meeting held on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Full motions will be published on the AAC website (Members section) once the minutes are approved and the motions are translated.

 

  • The following Committees are seeking representatives. Contact admin@aac.ca if interested in applying.  Committee responsibilities available at:
    AAC_DC-AC_PnP.pdf — and — Contact / Committees
  • Appeals Committee – QC Representative
  • Discipline Committee – NS/NL Representative
  • Equipment Committee – BC Vancouver Island
  • The new AAC height category names that will come in effect on January 1, 2018 are:
    • Mini / Mini 8" Regular and associated Special / Vet categories
    • Medium / Moyen 12" / 16" Regular and associated Special / Vet categories
    • Open / Open 20" / 24" Regular and associated Special / Vet categories
  • An additional 5 seconds time be added to mini SCT for 10R, 6S and 6V in Standard, Jumpers and Steeplechase classes. Team Class will not receive extra time.  In effect for all 2017 Regional Championships and for all AAC competitions as of July 1/17.
  • Amended motion 161222 to “reduce by 2 points the number of Snooker points and opening Gamble points required for a qualifying score for the 10R/6S/6V dog". Effective July 1/17.
  • Rulebook Amendments include:
    • The Ascending configuration of Broad Jump is unidirectional, while the Oxer (Hogback) may be used as either a unidirectional or bi-directional obstacle.” Effective Date Feb 19, 2017
    • An addition to the A Frame specification of: one central chain or support device may be used to connect the panels of the a-frame, but there MUST be a second chain connected independently to the two panels between 2 and 3 feet above the ground, and not using the same connection point. This second chain is intended as a safety backup in case of failure of chains, welds, hooks or carabineers.  Effective Jan 19, 2017
    • Section 3.6.5 to: “Dogs in the mini division must receive at least 20% more time to complete the final gamble than dogs in the open division.   Example: The judge sets the final gamble time for Open Regular dogs at 20 seconds. The final gamble time for Mini regular dogs is then 20 x 1.2 = 24 seconds. Open veteran dogs will receive 20 x 1.2 = 24 seconds, and mini veteran dogs will receive 24 x 1.2 = 29 seconds.”   Wording replacement effective July 1, 2017.  This course time revision will be implemented for all 2017 Regional Championships.


To obtain a copy of the AAC Board minutes (in English or French, once approved), email Seanna O’Neill at dogsport.org@hotmail.com

 

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Rhéal Nadeau, Communications Officer

BoD_Meetings 2016

Highlights of the AAC Board meeting held on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Full motions will be published on the AAC website (Members section) once the minutes are approved and the motions are translated.

  1. The following Committees are seeking representatives. Contact; admin@aac.ca, if interested in applying.  Committee responsibilities available at: http://www.aac.ca/en/contact/main/
    • Safety Committee – Representatives from ALL Regions
    • Appeals Committee – QC Representative
    • Discipline Committee – NS/NL Representative
    • Equipment Committee – BC Vancouver Island
  2. Equipment Amendments :
    • That poles with an outside diameter between 1 1/4” and 2” will be the only accepted jump bar used on Single Jumps, effective January 1 2018. The option of “Jump rails and planks” will be removed from the category of jump defined as a Single Jump.
    • That the Panel jump be allocated its own section under “Other Jumps” with full specification as laid out in the attached document, with the associated rulebook changes, to take effect on January 1, 2018.
    • Weave pole striping specification revised to: All poles shall be marked with contrasting colours in an alternating or repeating pattern along the full length of the pole (such as, but not limited to, striping or banding) to increase the visibility of the poles. All patterns on weave poles must be painted or extruded into the plastic to lessen the chance of injury as dogs push through the poles.  Effective Immediately.
    • Revised equipment specifications were approved for the Table, Wall Jump, Broad Jump, Double Jump and Ascending Spread Jump for implementation January 1, 2018 in conjunction with the new 2018 Jump Changes. These will be released with related forms on March 1/17.
  3. Pawsitive Steps approved to host a Judges Clinic (All Levels) to be held June 30 – Jul 2/17 in Prince George, BC.
  4. The AAC agreed to sponsorship specified receipted expenses estimated for the 2016-2017 Team at $13,000 and for the 2017-2018 Team at $10,000.
  5. Rulebook Amendments include:
    • Section 2.4.2 (And to Judges Handbook 2.1.4): You are required to e-mail, or supply via other electronic or digital means, a copy of all your courses to the trial secretary (or designate) no more than two days before leaving for the assignment. Effective:  March 31, 2017.
    • Update to the Weave Pole description for Section C2.1 in the AAC Rulebook.

To obtain a copy of the AAC Board minutes (in English or French, once approved), email Seanna O'Neill at: dogsport.org@hotmail.com, or fill out form on members page.

 

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017.

 

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