17.1 TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(a) Any flygility fixture approved by the NZFDA will be called a Flygility Tournament
(b) Only Flygility Groups registered with the NZFDA will be authorised to run a Flygility Tournament.
(c) Any handler with dog may compete at an authorised tournament so long as the handler has paid the appropriate entry fees(s) and signed the entry form stating full acceptance of the host Group's authority, under NZFDA rules.
(d) refer also 16.1 a
The Executive Committee shall have power to grant, withhold or cancel approval for the holding of any flygility tournament subject to the following:-
(b) Dates requested
(c) Clashing with another flygility tournament within a reasonable distance.
(d) Maintaining reasonable share of tournament oppurtunites for all Flygility Groups.
(e) Maintaining a balance of at least 50% of any Group's or Club's tournaments being held before the public at a public occasion where those present are not just flygility competitors eg. other types of dog show, school fairs, A & P shows etc.
(a) A Flygility Group will forward to the NZFDA a completed official Application Form at least two calendar months before the proposed tournament date, this to allow publication of the Tournament in the NZFDA official publication. The Form will require the following information:-
17.4 JUDGES AND JUDGING APPOINTMENTS
(a) Any member of the NZFDA, deemed by the Tournament manager to have sufficient experience, may be appointed as a Judge for that Tournament.
(b) Only races where both Judges are NZFDA members will count for points towards NZFDA awards or titles.
(c) The Flygility Group that has hosted a Tournament will, within fourteen days, forward to the the NZFDA a complete set of race results.
(d) No Judge may be paid a judging fee but shall be paid all reasonable expenses including travelling costs and comfortable accomodation. Details of such expenses must be included by the Judge on the NZFDA Judging Contract Form.
17.5 JUDGE'S DECISION
(a) A Judge's decision shall be deemed to be final at the termination of his judging the race, except in the case of fraud or misrepresentation.
(b) Notwithstanding (a) above, a team has the right to appeal a Judge's decision, but the intention to appeal must be conveyed to the Tournament Manager within thirty (30) minutes of the termination of the race accompained by a cash deposit of $50.00 The Tournament Manager will immediately inform the Judge of the complaint and will endeavour to have the problem solved to the satisfaction of both parties before the parties leave the Tournament. If this is not successful, the complaint must be forwarded in writing to the Tournament Manager within 7 days of the Tournament date. The Manager will forward a copy of the complaint to the Judge concerned and to the NZFDA Executive Committee who shall appoint a mediator. The mediator, within one calendar month of the Tournament's date, will call a meeting of the complainant team's representative, the Tournament Manager and the Judge and resolve the matter democratically, the mediator, if necessary, having a casting vote. The mediator will convey the decision, which will be binding on all parties, to the Executive Committee who will take whatever further action is necessary.
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