This year CSJ is sponsoring the GB Team at the FCI IPO world championship 2014, with branded T shirts for the team members. More t shirts will be sold to supporters to raise funds to help them with the costs of their trip to the Championships.
IPO is a spectator sport, where the dogs compete in 3 phases
Each marked out of 100 points. The FCI championship is the only championship that pits all FCI registered breeds against each other.
This year the championship is hosted by Sweden & the main phases will take place in the FC Malmo football stadium. On average there are over 120 competitors from over 20 nations.
In order to represent GB at these championships, each team member has undergone qualification trials and are only invited to take up a team place by finishing in the top 3 competitors nationally within their relevant association. Team GB for 2014 will be made up of 1 GSD, 1 Rottweiler and 2 Malinois. This is the first year that we will see the first team not dominated by German Shepherds.
The team members are as follows:
Thomas Nye & Vytensa Asko (GSD)
5 x world team qualifier (WUSV & FCI 2012 & 2013, FCI 2014) top scoring British dog at FCI 2013, Czech Republic.
3rd place 2012, winner 2013 & 2014 BAGSD Supertrophy & FCI selection trial, high tracking & protection 2014
5th place 2012 & 3rd place 2013 GSDL/BAGSD selection trial to WUSV, top scoring protection both years (did not compete 2014)
Martin Thompson & Beckenberry Extreme (Mal)
3rd place 2013 & 2nd place 2014 BAGSD Supertrophy, high obedience 2014.
Reserve FCI world championships 2013
Sue Scott & Berwynfa Zero Tolerance (Mal)
2nd place GSDL All Breeds National 2014
Paul Rekert & Newgen Aiken (Rott)
3rd place GSDL All Breeds National 2014
Soon you’ll be able to follow the GB Team blog to hear all about the team’s preparations and during the event, including photos and results. Find out more: http://www.fciwm2014.se/valkomsttext_eng.html