Approve slate of judges for the 2021 USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championship

EB Motion #18-21

EB Motion #18-21- Approve slate of judges for the 2021 USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championship

Motion by Nathaniel Roque, DOJ, on behalf of the USCA Judges Committee, seconded by Gary McGillivary, DAL- Judges Committee  Member,  , to approve the following slate of Judges for the 2021 USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championship (USCA GSD Nationals)

  1. (Tracking) – Al Govidnik, USCA 
  2. (Obedience) – Don Yelle, USCA 
  3. (Protection) – Vincente Ferre’, Real CEPPA ( Spain WUSV)

Background:  Based on the USCA Judge Program Requirements the USCA Judges Committee has reviewed the applicants and USCA judges that are eligible to judge at the 2021 National Championship, taking into account the judges that requested to be considered for the event.

The Judges Committee unanimously recommends this slate of judges for the 2021 USCA GSD National Championship as qualified and able to provide an excellent and fair evaluation of each phase and performance. The host club has also been contacted and they support the selection.

All judges selected have either judged at Championship levels in their selected phase or have completed a birichter in that phase and judged other phases in a national Championship.

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.

The Judges Committee of their choosing may also appoint a Head Judge to be on site to oversee the event.  The Head Judge for this event will be USCA Director of Judges Nathaniel Roque, USCA-SV Judge. 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.)

Please feel free to discuss this motion before voting

The proposed slate of judges for this event are:

  1. (Tracking) – Al Govidnik , USCA 
  2. (Obedience) – Don Yelle, USCA
  3. (Protection) – Vincente Ferre, Real CEPPA (Spain WUSV)