Show Certificate of Excellence (ShCEx)

(From January 2018 points can be claimed, but will need to wait until 2019 to apply for the award)

The Show Certificate of Excellence will replace the existing Show Certificate of Merit, subject to a transition period as outlined below.

The points system will be based on that applying to the current Show Certificate of Merit, but subject to the following significant changes:

  • A Show Certificate of Excellence will be issued to a dog achieving 50 points at General and Group Open shows.
    (Note: number of points required for existing Show Certificate of Merit is 25).
  • Points to be gained by a dog aged 18 months and over.

The age stipulation is to provide for a range of awards for which a dog may qualify over the course of its life i.e. Junior Warrant, Show Certificate of Excellence, and Veteran Warrant.

(Note: the existing Show Certificate of Merit is not time sensitive and no minimum age is stipulated).

Scale of points will be as follows:

A minimum of five points must be won in Group competition at show(s) judged on the group system.

  1. Five points for Best in Show at a General Open Show or Group Open Show judged on the Group system.
  2. Three points for Reserve Best in Show at a General Open Show or Group Open Show judged on the Group system.
  3. Nine points for Best in Show at a General Open Show not judged on the Group system.
  4. Seven points for Reserve Best in Show at a General Open Show not judged on the Group system
  5. Five points for Best in Show at a Group Open Show not judged on the Group system
  6. Four points for Reserve Best in Show at a Group Open Show not judged on the Group system
  7. Group placings will obtain the following points (Multi Group Shows only):
    1st – four points
    2nd – three points
    3rd – two points
    4th – one point
  8. One point for Best Any Variety Not Separately Classified.
    (AVNSC Hound, Gundog etc. winner of overall Best AVNSC)
  9. One point for Best AV Imported Register
  10. One point for Best of Breed
  11. Only points won after 1st January 2018 may be counted towards this award

The Title “ShCEx” may be used after the name of the dog on show entries and in catalogues.

Proposed transition period

In order to accommodate exhibitors who have already accumulated points towards a Show Certificate of Merit and who wish to proceed with a claim for that award, the following arrangements apply:

Claims for Show Certificate of Merit will be accepted up to 31 December 2018. Claims received after that date will not be processed.

Points towards Show Certificate of Excellence may be counted from awards received at shows held on or after 1st January 2018.

Points may not be counted twice, i.e. if used to claim a Show Certificate of Merit, such points may not be used in any subsequent claim for a Show Certificate of Excellence.  If an exhibitor is found to have claimed for both the Show Certificate of Merit and the Show Certificate of Excellence using the same points, awards may be removed.

 

 

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