BASC Scurry League

The BASC Scurry League is a timed event where dogs compete against the clock by retrieving dummies over various disciplines.

The Scurry League is open to all gundog breeds (including recognised crosses of these breeds). Points are awarded per day: 1st place = 30, 2nd place = 20, 3rd place = 10.

As well as points for the league, prizes will be awarded to those in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each individual scurry

How it works

Once the dog crosses over the line the clock starts; each return over the line stops the clock. Dogs maybe kept on leads or held.

Cost to take part

It’s £2 per run for each scurry and junior competitors (16 years of age and under) will be entitled to receive one free scurry ticket per individual scurry held at each event. Thereafter additional tickets will be £1 each.

How to win

The fastest dog over each event wins. There is no limit on the number of entries, however if the organisers feel that excessive competing of a dog may lead to injury, an entry will be declined.

The top 20 dogs in the league after the final qualifying scurry will be invited to attend a grand final to determine the overall winner of the league. A handler may compete in the grand final with more than one dog.

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The rules for the BASC Scurry League are as follows:

  1. The Scurry League is open to gundog breeds (including recognised crosses of these breeds).
  2. In addition to prizes on the day, points are awarded per scurry for the scurry league table, these are; 1st = 30, 2nd = 20, 3rd = 10.
  3. Only one prize place per dog and handler, per scurry (e.g. the Long Retrieve would be one scurry) per day.
  4. Only qualifying scurries carry points for the league.
  5. A dog may not win more than one prize/points per individual scurry (per day) for the, even with a different handler.
  6. It’s a timed event.
  7. Over the line starts the clock. Each return over the line stops the clock.
  8. Do not send the dog until told by the time keeper/ official that you can.
  9. If a dog ‘runs in’, then the run/entry is void.
  10. Dogs maybe kept on leads or held.
  11. Individual scurries may consist of single or multiple retrieves.
  12. Some scurries may include a distraction or a specified order of retrieving. In such circumstances, if the distraction or a retrieve is picked out of sequence then the run/entry is void.
  13. Entry fee per scurry £2.
  14. Fastest dog wins.
  15. No harsh handling of dogs permitted, mistreatment will not be tolerated.
  16. No limit on entries – however should the organisers feel that excessive competing of a dog may be injurious to that dog’s well-being an entry will be declined.
  17. Anyone knowing of their dogs being in contact with infectious diseases must not attend the scurry.
  18. Bitches in season will not be allowed to participate in the competition.
  19. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure the correct details are given to the scurry organiser.
  20. Any dishonest or discreditable conduct will result in disqualification and removal from the League.
  21. The organiser’s decision in relation to any matters arising is final.
  22. At the end of the scurry league season there will be Grand Final.
  23. Once a handler and dog combination have obtained 150 points they are automatically qualified for the Grand Final and therefore unable to place in any further scurries.
  24. There will be a maximum of 25 dogs in the Grand Final. After the automatically qualified dogs the next highest placed dogs will be offered a place
  25. In the event of dogs being tied on points for a place in the final, there will be a draw to determine which dog/s enter the Grand Final.
  26. Any dog which has qualified for the Grand Final with more than one handler will only be allowed to compete once.
  27. A handler may only compete in the Grand Final with a maximum of two separate (qualified) dogs.
  28. Only those competing in the final will be eligible for the prizes awarded at the final.
  29. The ‘Obstacle’ event is non-qualifying for points and the Grand Final.

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