AIOC ANNUAL TEAM CHALLENGE

    AIOC stands for Association of Island Obedience Clubs. The AOIC’s Team Challenge is a fun event held once a year in Nanaimo for the Association’s club members. The Association of Island Obedience Clubs was set up to foster co-operation between dog obedience training clubs on Vancouver Island and act as a clearinghouse for dates of proposed trials and tracking tests.  A.I.O.C. governs itself as closely as possible by the rules and regulations of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).

    2017 Team Challenge Results

    • 3-Person Team, different levels won by Joanne McLeod & Cash, JoAnne Sukut & Ryder, Wendy Wallace & Rumor – Forbidden Plateau
    • 2-Person, Different Levels won by Rona Winterbottom & Eassun, Suzanne Armour & Foghorn – Cowichan Dog Obedience Club
    • 2-Person, Same Level was won by Joan Cassler & Sakia, Suzanne Armour & Swagger – Cowichan Dog Obedience Club

    Rally

    • Rona Winterbottom & Sassy, Susan Windsor & Rumble – Cowichan Dog Obedience Club

    2015 Team Challenge Results

    • 3-Person Team won by Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club (GVDOTC)
    • 2-Person, Different Levels won by Cowichan Dog Obedience Club
    • 2-Person, Same Level was won by Cowichan Dog Obedience Club.

    2014 Team Challenge Results

    • 3-Person Team won by Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club (GVDOTC)
    • 2-Person, Different Levels won by NOSA (Jane Morrison and Duncan Morrison)
    • 2-Person, Same Level was won by Cowichan Dog Obedience Club

    2013 Team Challenge Results

    • 3-Person Team won by Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club (GVDOTC)
    • 2-Person, Different Levels won by Nanaimo Kennel Club
    • 2-Person, Same Level was won by Vancouver Island Pets

    2012 Team Challenge Results

    • 3-Person Team won by Cowichan Dog Obedience and Training Club
    • 2-Person, Different Levels was a tie between NOSA and Cowichan Dog Obedience and Training Club
    • 2-Person, Same Level was won by NOSA

    Previous Years

    There was no Challenge in 2011. The 2010 Challenge was May 2 in Nanaimo.The 2009 Team Challenge took place March 8 . The Forbidden Plateau club won the three-member team event, while the Cowichan club took top honours in the two-member (different levels) team competition.

    Congratulations to the 2008 winners: Cape Lazo won the two-member (different levels) team event, Cowichan won both the two-member (same level) team event and took top honours in the three-member category.

    In 2004, the 3-member team trophy was won by NOSA members Liz Hayes with “Stitch” in Novice, Karen Blair with “Tanner” in Open, and Dawn Bell with “Aviva” in Utility.


    AIOC Team Challenge Rules

    1. The team competition will be judged by an AIOC judge as a regular trial.
    2. A different AIOC club will organize the event each year.
    3. The AIOC will pay for the venue.
    4. Clubs can enter more than one team, each team must have different dogs and handlers.
    5. There will be 3 competitions, one for a three-member team (novice, open, utility), another for a two-member team (any two classes) and a new category for a  two-member team (both entrants can be from same class).
    6. Each club would enter a team(s) to compete in the competitions of their choosing.
    7. Individual competitors decide which club to compete with. The competitor must be a member in good standing of that club.
    8. Each club will pay an entry fee of $15 for each team they enter to cover the cost of the judges.
    9. The dog entered must be currently trialing at the AIOC level that they are entered in for this competition, or have completed the AIOC level, but have not achieved a higher level (‘exhibition only’ rules).
    10. The same dog may not be entered in more than one level.
    11. An alternate dog can be designated in case the representative dog has to cancel at the last minute. An alternate dog shall complete all of the exercises.
    12. The total score for each team will be used to determine the club’s placement in both competitions. For aggregate team scores, partial scores will be included.
    13. If there is a tie between the scores of two or more teams, in their own competition, there will be a heel free runoff. Each team shall chose one dog from their team for the runoff.
    14. A trophy— ‘the AIOC TEAM CHALLENGE CUP’ — will be awarded to each team. Each member of a winning team will receive a keeper trophy.
    15. The total score of the winning team will be engraved on each Team Challenge Cup.
    16. The Team Challenge Cups will be returned at the October AIOC meeting.

    AIOC CHALLENGE CUP

    The AIOC cup was first put up for competition in 2002.

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