Approve Slate of Judges for 2020 USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championship (USCA Nationals)  

EB Ballot #08-20

EB Ballot #08-20 – Approve Slate of Judges for 2020 USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championship (USCA Nationals)

 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 2020 USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championships (USCA Nationals).

  1. (Tracking) — Don Yelle, USCA
  2. (Obedience) — Nathaniel Roque, USCA / SV
  3. (Protection) — Thomas Lapp, SV

Background:  Based on the request of the host club for judges for this event. The Judges Committee has reviewed and approved the proposed slate of judges as meeting the USCA Judges Program Requirements for Judging National Championships.

It is the intent of the USCA Judges Committee to always provide the best qualified judges for our championship events and always attempting to use USCA Judges as our first selections.

The stadium judges for this event were the selection of the host club the tracking judge was one of three USCA Judges that had requested to judge at the 2020 National.  Selected by the USCA Judges Committee and then submitted to the host club for their approval and they agreed on the slate of judges.

USCA  Judges that are considered for championship events are first those who have requested to be considered for selection at this event and are eligible for the USCA Championship Judges list. USCA Championship Judges must have met all current requirements in the USCA Judges Program, be members and judges in good standing, have participated in all USCA Judges College meetings and continuing education scoring SG or V in all test materials and must have judged a championship event within the past 3 years or have successfully completed a “Bi Richter” assignment (similar to the requirement for the WUSV World Championship. Completion of the “BiRichter” assignment will require that the judge evaluate all dogs in the phase of the event they have been selected for, be evaluated by the presiding judge to assure that they can meet the requirements of a championship, submit a report on the top 10 and bottom 10 dogs evaluated to the presiding judge and the USCA DOJ within 18 months of being considered for selection for a USCA Championship Event.

The “BiRichter” Program will continue at this event for any qualified applicants, USCA Judges selection for “BiRichter” in each phase will be made by the USCA Judges Committee based on eligible USCA Judges with the intent that they will be eligible to be selected for future events.

(Per the Performance Judges’ Program (Section 16G) we will submit the Judges separately in 3 ballots.  Voting is confidential and totals will not be posted -pass or not pass results only will be posted)

You MUST vote for each judge individually, not the slate of judges

The proposed slate of judges for this event are:

Ballot #08-20 (A)  Tracking — Don Yelle, USCA

Ballot #08-20 (B) Obedience — Nathaniel Roque, USCA / SV

Ballot #08-20 (C) Protection — Thomas Lapp, SV

Vote is confidential/anonymous 



Ballot #08-20 (A)  Tracking — Don Yelle, USCA – MOTION CARRIED

Ballot #08-20 (B) Obedience — Nathaniel Roque, USCA / SV – MOTION CARRIED

Ballot #08-20 (C) Protection — Thomas Lapp, SV – MOTION CARRIED