Approve Slate of Judges for 2019 USCA Working Dog Championship (WDC)

EB Ballot # 39-18

EB Ballot # 39-18 Approve Slate of Judges for 2019 USCA Working Dog Championship (WDC)

Motion: made by Nathaniel Roque, Director of Judges, on behalf of the USCA Judges Committee, seconded by Michele Clubb, Secretary, to approve the following slate of Judges for the 2019 USCA Working Dog Championship (WDC).

(Tracking) — Don Yelle, USCA

(Obedience) — Pierre Walstrom,SV,FCi

(Protection) — Zoltan Nagy, USCA

Background:  Based on the USCA Judge Program Requirements the USCA Judges Committee has reviewed the applicants and eligible USCA judges and unanimously recommends this slate of judges for the 2019 USCA WDC as qualified and able to provide an excellent and fair evaluation of each phase and performance.

It is the intent of the USCA Judges Committee to always provide the best qualified judges for our championship events and always attempt to use USCA Judges as our first selection. This slate of Judges includes two USCA Judges that are not only highly qualified to judge a championship event but have actively judged over the past 3 years or have met the newly implemented Bi Richter Program and attended a Judges College passing the required written test with 96% or above.  Our judge selection for B (obedience) Mr Pierre Walstrom is an internationally recognized judge and member of the FCI Working Committee with experience judging many all-breed championships

The Judges Committee may also appoint a Bi Richter in at least 1 phase of the event to continue to prepare a larger slate of USCA Judges for Championship Events.  USCA Judges selection for “Bi Richter” in each phase will be made by the USCA Judges Committee based on eligible USCA Judges with the intent that they will be selected for future events.

(Per the Performance Judges’ Program (Section 16G) we will submit the Judges separately in 3 ballots.  Voting is confidential.)

The proposed slate of judges for this event are:


Ballot #39-18A – Tracking – Don Yelle, USCA – MOTION CARRIED  DEC 23RD, 2018

Ballot #39-18B – Obedience – Pierre Walstrom, SV/FCI – MOTION CARRIED  DEC 23RD, 2018

Ballot #39-18C – Protection – Zoltan Nagy, USCA – MOTION CARRIED  DEC 23RD, 2018