Approve slate of judges for the 2021 USCA Working Dog Championships
EB Motion #02-21
EB Motion #02-21 – Approve slate of judges for the 2021 USCA Working Dog Championships
Motion by Michele Clubb, secretary, on behalf of the USCA Judges Committee, seconded by Heidi Theis, NBW , to approve the following slate of Judges for the 2021 USCA Working Dog Championships (WDC).
- (Tracking) – Don Yelle, USCA
- (Obedience) – Frank Phillips, USCA
- (Protection) – Nathaniel Roque, USCA/SV
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 WDC. The Judges Committee unanimously recommends this slate of judges for the 2021 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.
The Judges Committee may also appoint a Head Judge to be on site to oversee the event. The Head Judge will be USCA Judge Michael Caputo. 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
- (Tracking) – Don Yelle, USCA – MOTION CARRIED JANUARY 29, 2021
- (Obedience) – Frank Phillips, USCA – MOTION CARRIED JANUARY 29, 2021
- (Protection) – Nathaniel Roque, USCA/SV – MOTION CARRIED JANUARY 29, 2021
MOTION CARRIED FOR SLATE OF JUDGES JANUARY 29, 2021