Judges Confrence – Different rules in different countries

Emmy Marie Simonsen

Emmy Marie Simonsen

It has made me really sad lately, that email discussions regarding what is right or wrong in our sport have created a feeling of division and separation between our countries.

None of us own this sport. None of us are more right or more wrong than others. We all have good ideas in some areas and we can all improve in some areas. We do not have to agree on everything to love this sport together and we do certainly not have to fight each other to try to make our neighbour country see things the same way as we see it. Embrace the versatility and the different input from different countries. Together we are stronger – even though we are not always alike.

In the weeks prior to the conference, I felt really frustrated as I saw something that looked like the beginning of a war between European dog dancers. I am so pleased that we got to meet, see each other face to face and talk to each other. I left the conference feeling hopeful and optimistic for our sport. Yes, we do things a little differently, but we all want the same.

Also it was an eye-opener to me to see that our different rules and different judging criteria resulted in the same placings when we judged live performances. We all agreed on which routines were the best and we even agreed on the reasons for our placings. I don’t think we are as far from each other as it sometimes looks like we are.

Emmy Marie Simonsen,
Denmark

Download a summary of the discussions regarding our different rules – click here!

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Mari, Carola and Nina from Norway, Claudia from Swiitzerland, Denise and Katharina from Germany and Barb from Australia

Busy judges

Busy judges

Download the Swedish presentation of their rules – click here!

Download the Danish powerpoint presentation – click here!

Download the Finnish powerpoint presentation – click here!

Claudia from Switzerland and Denise from Germany busy with their judging.

Claudia from Switzerland and Denise from Germany busy with their judging.

Download the rules from Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Italy and Austria here!

Download their score sheet here!

Download the Belgian rules – click here!

Jette and Sonja from Denmark

Jette and Sonja from Denmark

Find the Danish rules here!

Aina and Lumi performing for the international judges

Aina and Lumi performing for the international judges

Read more about Australian Dances With Dogs here!

Annette with Hallie

Annette with Hallie

Read more about Swedish Freestyle and HTM here! (In Swedish only)

Kirsten with Jillie performing for 25 international judges.

Kirsten with Jillie performing for 25 international judges.

Read more about Norwegian Kreativ Lydighed here (In Norwegian only)

Marianne with Blondie

Marianne with Blondie

Download the British rules – click here!

Download the British HTM Judges Guide – click here!

Annette with Gucci

Annette with Gucci

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3 Responses to Judges Confrence – Different rules in different countries

  1. annette leslie says:

    well said – important to keep the conversation going – we dont all have to agree on everything x

  2. Corinne Noel -Fr says:

    speak
    exchange
    enrichment of good ideas
    share
    it is very important
    congratulations for this initiative

  3. CHM says:

    Download the British rules – click here!
    Download the British HTM Judges Guide – click here! :
    Congratulations for this initiative but these links are not valid …

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