The Agility University UKI US Open Junior National Championship is an event promoting fun, competition, good sportsmanship and the advancement of the sport of dog agility for junior handlers.  The Agility University UKI US Open Junior National Championship is open to all competitors entered in the US Open age seventeen and under as of the start of competition at the US Open (Nov 9th, 2017).  Handlers born on, or after, Nov 9th, 1999 are eligible to compete.

 

Format

The Agility University UKI US Open Junior National Championship Finals will be run as a separate event prior to the UKI US Open National Championship Finals.  Advancement to the Junior National Championship Finals will be through the normal Round 1 and Round 2 classes of the UKI US Open National Championship.  Junior handlers earning their way to the Agility University UKI US Open Junior National Championship Finals will also be eligible to earn their way to the UKI US Open National Championship Finals.

The 2017 Agility University UKI US Open Junior Championship will award placements in two height divisions;

  • Large – 16” Select, 20”, 20” Select, 22”, 22” Select and 24” heights
  • Small – 4” Select, 8”, 8” Select, 12”, 12” Select and 16” heights

Advancement to the Agility University UKI US Open Junior National Championship – The top 12 (pending final entry numbers) junior handlers and dogs in each of the large and small dog categories from Round 2 of the UKI US Open National Championship will advance to the Agility University UKI US Open Junior National Championship Finals.  If fewer than 12 dogs in either category advance from Round 2, then Round 1 results will be used to fill the remaining open positions for the Finals.

Scoring

Scoring for the Junior Championship is the same as for the UKI US Open National Championship.  The dog with the least faults will be deemed the winner with time used as a tie breaker.

 

Awards

Agility University is providing the following awards for the 2017 Agility University UKI US Open Junior Championship:

Large Dogs

  • 1st Place – Rosette, $200 cash and a $200 Agility University Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Place – Rosette, $100 cash and a $100 Agility University Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Place – Rosette, $50 cash and a $50 Agility University Gift Certificate

Small Dogs

  • 1st Place – Rosette, $200 cash and a $200 Agility University Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Place – Rosette, $100 cash and a $100 Agility University Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Place – Rosette, $50 cash and a $50 Agility University Gift Certificate