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WCRA Championships 2020 & 2021
2020 has become a memorable year but a desperately sad one for many, many people – the effects of which will affect us for some time to come.
Our first priority has to be that of the racers’ health and recent developments regarding the pandemic are worrying therefore we have made the decision to cancel all our Championships this year.
Obviously we were looking forward to celebrating our Golden Anniversary in 2020, with so many of us racers in the older generation the health risk is simply too great. However, we do intend to carry over our 50th into 2021.
NEW FOR 2021
In 2021, the WCRA Golden Anniversary, we are offering the chance to win a portrait of your dog and also the opportunity to sponsor weight groups in the WCRA Championships.
We have on offer the opportunity for people to sponsor one or more weight groups in the Main Championships, Veteran Crowns and Superstars Veteran Sprint.
The cost for sponsorship is £10 per group per Championships or £30 for all 4 Main Championships for 1 group. Veteran Group sponsorship is £10 per group or £15 for 1 group for both events.
There is an option to commemorate a person or dog for a specific weight group or groups which will be published and displayed in the Program accordingly.
The team has kept up its momentum by qualifying , through a series of heats rather than an audition, in fourth place, to compete at the Crufts 2016 Obreedience Finals.
The venue will be The Whippet Meadow, at Detling near Maidstone, Kent.
Sunday, 8th May, 2016 – Main and Veterans – 150 yards Straight
This year, there will be no audition for the Obreedience competition at Crufts
First of all huge credit to the guys who worked so hard to produce a good running surface. Effectively zero grass growth since the last Champs and naturally the bunnies preferred the track to the infield
Saturday 26th September 2015
Schedules have been mailed out to club members or are now available to download here.
New really simple introductory obedience class – Special Prizes – Eight weeks to practice !
Today we felt the benefit of a dedicated racetrack. Much hard work by Ray and his dedicated crew meant that despite dry, windy weather through April.
Fitting that following the loss of the Moreton venue – it turns out the Cricket Club needed the ground to accommodate a fellow club – we revert to one of our old secondary venues as a neutral ground.
We are delighted to announce that NATURES MENU have kindly agreed to sponsor the forthcoming Championship season.
They have provided treat bags, freeze died foods, Country Hunter superfoods and discount vouchers.
Thank you to the Whippet Club for this prestigious appointment. I had looked forward to it for many months, and I was not disappointed. Thank you to my stewards also.
Dog Judge – Mrs D Morgan
Bitch Judge – Mrs L Jones
Special Awards Classes – Judge: Miss S De Lacey Munday
Closing Date for 1st Championships is April 12th
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