FCI AGILITY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 / Päevapilet 25.09 (12.09.20 asendus)
We regret to inform you that the FCI Agility World Championship is postponed to 2021.
The situation worldwide changed dramatically in March 2020. We were optimistic and waiting for news of the situation improving, but unfortunately this is not the case. Almost all European (and world) countries were closed for a not defined time, ferry lines also closed and fligths cancelled (starting to release now), but nevertheless, anything related to travelling is still very unclear and we don’t feel optimistic the situation will fully recover by September this year.
Also, most of the teams that would come to the FCI World Championship are without proper training and tournaments practice. We also see that some countries are stricter in quarantine than others, this doesn’t provide fair conditions for all possible participants.
The countries are beginning to relieve the restrictions. For now those are very small steps toward normal conditions. The experts are suggesting that public events with many participants should not be allowed lightly and we do not know yet whether FCI Agility World Championship is allowed to happen in September.
The participants, Judges, spectators and organizers would also be put into danger by going to judge a tournament with participants from more than 40 countries from all over the world. That is als a risk we do not want to take.
Taking into account all of the above mentioned the organizing team and Estonian Kennel Union have decided on April 22nd that the FCI Agility World Championship cannot be held this year.
The good news is that AWC2021 will take place in Tallinn in Tondiraba Icehall on September 23-26, 2021.
All tickets bought for 2020 championship will be valid also for 2021. If you still like to return your ticket, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The organisers are very happy to welcome you on Agility WC 2021 in Tallinn!
In case of any questions related to the competition, please don’t hesitate to contact organisers: email@example.com
FCI Agility World Championship 2021
Agility is a fun, exciting and widely popular dog sport, in which handler directs dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. During the course the handler cannot touch the dog, nor the obstacles. The goal is to complete the course without faults and as fast as possible.
The main focus of agility is on the seamless cooperation and communication between the handler and dog.
An agility course, normally navigated in around 30-60 seconds, consists of 15-22 obstacles, and the order of obstacles varies on each competition course.
For creating a course, the judge has to follow a strict set of rules. In order to memorize the order of obstacles and plan their handling strategy, handlers have a couple minutes before the start of the competition to walk the course through without their dogs.
A course navigated incorrectly leads to a disqualification, while exceeding the time allowed, or any mistakes made on the course incur penalty points. The dog-handler team navigating the course with least amount of penalties with the fastest time is the winner.
The roots of the sport go back to England and the year 1978, when the idea largely based on equestrian show jumping, from where it quickly spread all over the world. Today, as well as being an interesting hobby, agility is a competition sport, with competitions held from the level of local clubs to both national and International competitions. Internationally, the top competitions are the World Championship and the European Open. The first World Championship in Agility was held in year 1996 in Switzerland.
In Estonia, agility has steadily grown in popularity since its introduction in 1991, with the first competitions held in 2002. First Estonians took part of the World Championship in 2004 and the first Estonian Championship was held in 2007.
In Estonia the World Championship is held first time. Agility is a truly gripping sport, entertaining to watch also for spectators new to world of agility. A World Championship is a large and hugely popular event, bringing together around 500 competitors, a support personnel of around 400 and 4,000 fans from all over the world. The competition will be held through four days and in order to get the maximum emotions all four days have to be attended. The dogs will compete in mini, midi and maxi classes. Additionally, a video livestream of the event attracts an additional 30,000 spectators from all around the world.
NB! On I level in front of the first row of sectors A1‒A4, B1, B2 (partially), C3 (partially), C4 and D1‒D4, there is a barrier installed in order to ensure safety.
On level II in front of the seventh row of sectors B2‒B4 and C1‒C3, there is a barrier installed in order to ensure safety.
On level II in front of the first row of all sectors and in front of seats situated above passageways, there is a barrier installed in order to ensure safety.
Wheelchair seats are located behind sectors A4 and B1, companion is granted free entry and can choose a seat in the seventh row of sectors A4 and B1 from seats 1‒7. Wheelchair tickets can be booked at the Piletilevi office either via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (6659534). Wheelchair tickets grant access to the event from the main entrance.