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(Updated 20/03/01)

Southern Counties schedules available

SCHEDULES ARE now available for Southern Counties Championship Show to be held on Friday June 1st, (Gundogs and Utility), Saturday, June 2nd, (Hounds, Toys and Terriers) and Sunday, June 3rd, (Working and Pastoral) to be held at The Showground, Ifield Wood, Crawley in Sussex.


The days on which the groups are held are carefully worked out to give a numerical balance to the groups and to ensure that the small breeds have the advantage of the shortest grass and the smoothest surface.


Where breeds are scheduled without CCs, the Association has contacted breed clubs in each breed to ensure that the judge has the breed’s support.


Entries close on Tuesday 17th April and as usual, the Association’s advertisement two weeks prior to closing of entries contains all the information required to enter and includes a championship show entry form (although, of course any entry form may be used). Location of the site, judging times and a map of the showground will be sent to all exhibitors with their passes. Exhibitors are asked to write their breed/s on the front of the envelope in which they enclose their entry.


Southern Counties has had a policy of service to the exhibitor for many years. Part of that policy is to keep the closing of entries as close to the show as possible and to make entering as simple as possible. It is suggested that if you need a schedule then applications should be made immediately enclosing a self addressed stamped envelope. It is important to write ‘schedule’ on the outside of your envelope so that schedule applications can be extracted from entries and processed quickly.


Entry fees are £18.50 for the first entry and £2.50 for all subsequent entries with the same dog. Breeds without CCs on offer remain at the 1995 level: £12.00 for the first entry and £2.50 for each subsequent entry. Fees may be paid by credit card but please make sure that all the card details are clear - especially if sending by fax. Entries will simply be returned to exhibitors if the fee is not accepted.


Car parking is free for exhibitors and, as usual, members of the Association will have priority car parking and their own entrance. There is no charge for entry to the show. All spectators get in free, but of course entry and exit passes are essential for all dogs passing through the entrances. Benches for unentered, dogs are available at the entrance to the show. This service is organised by Debbie Ralph of Rottweiler Rescue and donations to the charity will be appreciated. There will be a separate car park for visitors and spectators who are not exhibiting so that the exhibitors can get as close to the show ground entrance as possible. There will be a car park charge of £5 for visitors and spectators so it is absolutely essential that all exhibitors arriving by car display their car park pass.
Southern Counties will operate a catalogue voucher system this year. Some catalogues may be available at the show but they will be priced at £5 compared to £3.50 with your entry.


The Our Dogs Caravan Club has made arrangements for a caravan site to be available very close to the showground. Details are available from Sue Welch on 01293 871204


Southern Counties offers exhibitors the opportunity to enter the Pedigree Chum Champions and Veteran Stakes, the Beta/Dog World Pup of the Year Competition, KCJO Stakes and PRO-Dogs stakes (if you are entering the PRO-Dogs stakes you must be a member of PRO-Dogs.


Schedules, if required, are obtainable from the Secretary, Mrs Angela Cavill, Langham House, Ham Common, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey TW10 7JB. Telephone 020 8940 2372; Fax 020 8940 7711; e-mail angelacavill@cs.com (If you are telephoning for a schedule and the answer phone is on please say ‘Schedule’ and give your name and address slowly, spelling any words which might be misheard.)


Trades stand application forms have been circulated and only a very few spaces remain. Because of the change of date of Crufts, the Association recognises that trade stands may be under both administrative and financial pressure in the run up to the show and will make every effort to be flexible so that their needs can be accommodated. Trade stands holders should contact David Cavill if there is any way in which the Association can help.

The full schedule entry form and details of the show can be accessed at

www.southerncountieschampionshipshow.co.uk