CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE BREED ROTATION
The meeting held on the 11th November 2001, with Mr Gordon Talbot (Kennel Club Member and Chief Steward at Midland Counties Championship Show) as its independent Chairman. Eloquent speeches were delivered by delegates from both the Collie Club of Wales, and the West of England Collie Society, with others from supporting member clubs. Sadly, on this occasion, the motion to have a ‘Rotation of Challenge Certificates between all Rough Collie Breed Clubs’ was lost 7 Clubs votes to 6 Clubs.
KENNEL CLUB ULTIMATIUM
In September 2004, following agreement between all the member clubs, a rotation formula was submitted to the Kennel Club for acceptance. The format decided on two factors:
Alphabetical by Club Name; with the exception of the two originally rotating clubs who will lose theirs after all other clubs.
Consideration of special ‘Anniversary Years’
Following this proposal and subsequent reply from the Kennel Club, the Rough Collie Breed Council was commended for the straightforward and efficient way in which it had reached its decision. Copies of the confirmation of the allocation for 2007 CC’s were also sent to each Breed Club.
The Allocation / Rotation of Challenge Certificates between all the Rough Collie Breed Clubs is reproduced in the panel to the right.
The Kennel Club Announcement that the Entry and Challenge Certificate Allocation to Belfast Championship Show would not be included in any future calculations has been welcomed by the Rough Collie Breed Council, and the return of Challenge Certificates to Paignton and District Fanciers’ Championship Show for 2009 has been seen as showing ‘light at the end of the tunnel’. While our request for Challenge Certificates to be returned to South Wales Kennel Association is still under review we can but hope for the future and with the support of Clubs, Members and Exhibitors who knows!
CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE ROTATION
2007: Ayrshire Collie Club
2008: British Collie Club
2009: East Anglian Collie
2010: Collie Association
2011: Irish Collie Club
2012: Lancashire & Cheshire Collie Club
2013: London & Provincial Collie Club
2014: London Collie Club
2015: Midland Collie Club
2016: Northumberland & Durham Collie Club
2017: Scottish Collie Club
2018: Yorkshire Collie Club
2019: West of England Collie Society
2020: Collie Club of Wales
* It must be recorded that the East Anglian Collie Association offered to change years to allow theCollie Association to celebrate its 75th Anniversary for which the Collie Association are most grateful