Category: World Championship

TEAM UK 2024 – CURRENT QUALIFIER POINTS

  • The table below is the current qualifying points from the UKSS Summer and National Championship 2023.
  • The points will be finalised after the completion of UKSS Spring Championships 2024.
  • Dogs in bold have directly qualified for TEAM UK 2024 from winning at the UKSS National Championship 2023.
  • Qualified dogs are NOT AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED to the World Champs, owners must complete the application form.

Breakdown of points: Team Points 2024 (December)

The Top 6 placed UKSS authorised dogs in each class receive in descending order:
10 points, 6 points, 4 points, 3 points, 2 points, 1 point

BREED/SEXNAMETOTAL
AFGHAN
MALELC CH WAY UP TRAVIS SCOTT20
BORZOI
MALESIMPLE OBSESSION PHANTOM OF THE OPERA16
FEMALERYAZAN VELDA WITH CAIRDEAN10
DEERHOUND
MALELC CH KIRJOJAX HARRIS3
FEMALEKIRJOJAX PANCHO20
FEMALEBEARDSWOOD VERBENA6
FEMALEBEARDSWOOD GILLE’S WHISPER4
GALGO ESPAÑOL
FEMALELC CH TEMPLADA DE MONTE PODRIDO20
MALERAYMA XANO-XANO I12
MAGYAR AGAR
FEMALELC CH CSODAGAR CSIPKEROZSA20
FEMALEETELKÖZI-NYULASZ SULYOM10
MALEFENYUZO KESELY6
PODENCO IBICENCO
FEMALELC CH ABBOTSOAK GREASE LIGHTNIN10
MALEABBOTSOAK MUSIC OF THE NITE3
MALEABBOTSOAK ANY DREAM WILL DO12
SALUKI
FEMALELC CH NICOLEFARHI DEL BORGHINO (IMP ITA)10
FEMALEMUMTAZ CALECHE10
FEMALEGARAMIYAS MERIDIANA MAHZAD (IMP SWE)7
FEMALELC CH ALISHAMAR ROXANE JW (IMP BEL)4
FEMALECLASSICUS ALCHEMY FOR CHARRIOAK2
MALEMUMTAZ ARAMIS7
MALECWCW 2023 LC CH TIN SOLDIER6
WHIPPET
FEMALELC CH COPPERMOW MOONSTONE AT LUATHASTAR20
FEMALECOPPERMOW SKADI8
FEMALEWINTERFELLIN MUST BE CRAFTY7
FEMALERAZORTIME CROSS MY PALM6
FEMALECORFILGI CARIAD4
FEMALEWELSH DAFFODIL VIDAYMI3
FEMALESILVERHARE FORTIS SECRET2
FEMALELC CH VELOXCANIS SOLIS VICTRIX1
FEMALESILVERGARTH ARTEMIS1
MALEHARERUNNER HOMBRE ESTRELLA16
MALEZORADEN MASERATI10
MALELOLANI CAFE AMORE8
MALELC CH RYEMEADOWS MIDNIGHT SUN8
MALELAGUNA LUNA’S LINK3
MALEARDENCOTE DATING DESTINY3
MALEWINTERFELLIN IS A FREE ELF AT ZIRADASH2
MALELAGUNA LUPINS LEADER1
MALEPHAREAL NO QUESTIONS ASKED AT RUNPHAR1
WHIPPET SPRINTER
FEMALEROYALTUDOR STORM DIANA20
FEMALEZORADEN FIFTY SHADES DARKER JW7
FEMALEHEDGERUNNER BLU AND LONESOME AT RUNPHAR6
FEMALEVIDAYMI SEE THE STARS4
FEMALECHEERY VIOLET4
FEMALERUNPHAR ZIGGY ZOOM3
FEMALEWIZZYWIPS HEAVEN SENT3
FEMALEKEEP A KNOCKIN ON OHOKA2
FEMALEKENAITEEN BLIZZARD AT SILVERGARTH2
FEMALELOROLI LIFE’S A ROLLERCOASTA AT DEROHAN1
MALEDENIMBLUE WILLDO JW11
MALEAMDANI FATHER TED10
MALECORFILGI CARW COCH6
MALEHARERUNNER HEARTFELT6
MALEDEJARE OFFICIAL SECRET4
MALESELINKO PATHOS4
MALEABBEYCORNER HAMILTON3
MALEVELOXCANIS SOLIS VALENS3
MALETUMBLERS ADAGIO2
MALELC CH ZORADEN BRIGHT STAR2
MALEABBEYCORNER MANSEL1

TEAM UK WCC 2024 APPLICATION

Due to the earlier date for Team entry deadline being received by the WCC organisers, the procedure for joining Team UK has been altered from invitation to application. This means that instead of invitations being sent to the top qualifiers after the Spring Championships and then spaces being opened to reserves, those hoping for a place on the Team will now be required to apply in advance.

The same points system as used previously will still be used to determine from the applications which dogs will be allocated a position. The League Table showing current points can be seen here https://uksighthoundsport.com/team-uk-2024-qualifier-points
Please remember, Spring Championships will be the final qualifier and opportunity to gain points. Winners of the National Championships 2023 automatically qualify, but owner’s will still need to complete the application form to claim the place.

2023 FCI World Championship & CSS World Winner event – Kristianstad, Sweden

On 29th June UKSS Team UK took 22 dogs to Kristianstad, Sweden for the World Coursing Championships.
Amongst the team everyone had their own travel routes. Some took a longer journey to take in sightseeing, holidays, breed shows or other coursing events but all finally came together at the venue to celebrate the opening ceremony of this epic event.
18 nations ran 809 hounds over 4 different courses during the 5 day competition and Team UK had some amazing successes, punching well above our weight for such a small entry.
UK dogs scooped podium prizes in 5 categories including first place in CSS Saluki mixed and Galgo Español mixed. It was a poignant moment at the nightly awards ceremony as the Union Jack flag was raised to ‘God Save the King’.
In other classes, such as CACIL Salukis, achieving a high place in a field of 60 entries was an enormous achievement and celebrated by the team.
There were lows too of course with vetting issues and a phenomenal whippet run followed by withdrawal due to injury.
What was most uplifting was the goodwill from UKSS members following the event from home, and team support which was fantastic; cheering on every high and sharing the disappointments. Laughter, tears, hugs, puppy-cuddles and high-fives… it was exactly what a team should be.

CSS World Lure Coursing Winner 2023 Tin Soldier
Saluki CSS World Lure Coursing Winner 2023 Tin Soldier
CSS Galgo Español Winner – Templada De Monte Podrido
3rd place CSS Galgo Español Rayma Xano-Xano I
3rd place CSS Whippet Male – Phareal No Questions Asked At Runphar
6th place CSS Whippet Male – Penbriar Jet Setter To Solentwaves
4th place CSS Whippet Female – Coppermow Moonstone
2nd place CSS Deerhound – Kirjojax Harris
L.t.r: Dejare Official Secret, Penbriar Jet Setter To Solentwaves, mascot Ultra Violet, Cheery Violet, Winterfellin Is A Free Elf At Ziradash, Lavebella Life’S A Breeze, Coppermow Moonstone, Runphar Ziggy Zoom, Phareal No Questions Asked At Runphar, Runphar Gemini Double Take, Razortime Cross My Palm, Veloxcanis Solis Valens & Ryemeadows Midnight Sun.
L.t.r: Garamiyas Meridiana Mahzad, Tin Soldier, Nicolefarhi del Borghino, Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine, Alishamar Roxane & mascot Flytesfield Hyddwn.

Templada De Monte Podrido & Rayma Xano-Xano I.

Way Up Travis Scott

Abbotsoak Music Of The Nite & mascot Baltic Rush Breezy Bee.

Kirjojax Harris

2023 FCI World Championship & CSS World Winner event – Kristianstad, Sweden

June 29 – July 2 2023

We’re delighted to announce our Team for the up coming World Coursing Championships. And what a team it is. We will now be looking to raise some money to pay for Team uniforms for canines and humans. If anyone would like to make a contribution you can donate via BACS to the usual account (SORT CODE 30-96-26 ACCOUNT 31362968) with ‘uniform’ as reference.

All donations, however big or small will be appreciated, thank you.

For more information visit the event website: https://wcc2023.svvk.se/

TEAM UK – 2023

ClassSexName of the dogOwner
AFGHAN HOUND
CACILMale Way Up Travis Scott (IMP ITA)Booth
DEERHOUND
CSSMaleKirjojax HarrisWilce Quinton
IBIZAN HOUND
CSSMaleCH Abbotsoak Music Of The NiteSayles
Galgo Espanol
CSSMale Rayma Xano-Xano ISaiger
CSSFemale Templada de Monte PodridoSaiger
SALUKI
CACILMaleImhotep Rears Natural Jasmine (IMP BEL)Chippendale
CSS MaleTin SoldierSchafer
CACIL Female Alishamar Roxane JW (IMP BEL)Hamilton
CACILFemaleGaramiyas Meridiana Mahzad (IMP SWE)Hoggren
CACILFemaleNicolefarhi Del Birghino (IMP ITA)Ward
WHIPPET
CACILMaleRyemeadows Midnight SunRossa & Brown
CSSMaleWinterfellin is a Free Elf at ZiradashParker
CSSMaleRunphar Gemini Double TakeTomkinson
CSSMalePhareal No Questions Asked At RunpharTomkinson
CACILMaleVeloxcanis Solis ValensRossa & Brown
CSSMaleRESERVE
Dejare Official Secret
McDonald
CACILFemaleCheery VioletHaynes
CSSFemaleRunphar Ziggy ZoomTomkinson
CSSFemaleLavebella Life’s A BreezeEdgington
CSSFemaleCoppermow MoonstoneEdgington
CSSFemaleVidaymi See The StarsLucas
CSSFemaleRazortime Cross My PalmSaiger

History was made in Kalajoki – Finland!

The first CSS World Winner event in history was held in Finland at the end of May 2022. Twenty countries competed, fielding 439 dogs of which the UK sent a small but strong team;
Mr & Mrs Rossi with Veloxcanis Solis Valens & Ryemeadows Midnight Sun (whippets), Ms Jones with Kenaiteen Blizzard at Silvergarth (whippet), Mr & Mrs Quinton with Kirjojax Harris (Deerhound), Ms Booth with Way Up Travis Scott (Afghan hound) and Mr Allen & Ms Hoggren with Garamiyas Meridiana Mahzad (Saluki).

And what a success it was with three UK dogs on the podium! Ryemeadows Midnight Sun in 4th place with CAC, Kenaiteen Blizzard at Silvergarth in 6th place with CAC and Way Up Travis Scott in 2nd place with CAC!

Well done team UK!

The European Championships 2021 Een Netherlands

Photo by EEF Ooperman

We had a total of 26 dogs entered for this years Championships. We were unsure how or if we would be able to attend due to the strict covid rules in place but thankfully a couple of weeks before the event the rules changed allowing us to enter the Netherlands.

Our team members have had to jump through many hoops to get here with testing Animal Health certificates etc but it was all the worth it in the end .

Due to seasons, covid and unforseen circumstances we eventually ended up with 20 dogs running.

On the first day our Ibizan Hound and our Eight Sprinter Whippets ran.

Overnight we had a terrible storm leaving the running grounds underwater. A decision was made by the committee to wait for the water to subside on the two sand courses and run all dogs once. Not ideal but under the circumstances the right decision.

All the dogs ran their hearts out, no podium places for our sprinters this year but our wonderful Ibizan, Iko, Ch No Ch SE Ch Abbotsoak Music of the Nite owned by Robin Sayles achieved 5th place on the podium. We were on a high.

Ch No Ch SE Ch Abbotsoak Music of the Nite owned by Robin Sayles
Ch No Ch SE Ch Abbotsoak Music of the Nite owned by Robin Sayles. Photo by Sonia Koning.

Day 2 and the weather was better and our three Salukis were running. Again all three ran beautifully and what a wonderful surprise for Lynn Ward and Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (IMP ITA) gaining another 5th Place on the podium. Natasha Hamiltons Alishamar Roxanne (IMP BEL) finished in 7th place a great result for Nicole and Artemis.

Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (IMP ITA) owned by Lynn Ward
Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (IMP ITA) owned by Lynn Ward. Photo by Anifotografia.

Day three was dry for our six Standard Whippets. Young Tinto Harerunner Hurricane Fly, owned by Alec and Sharon Dalgleish ran his socks off to gain yet another podium for Team UK this time a 4th place.

Harerunner Hurricane Fly owned by Alec and Sharon Dalgleish
Harerunner Hurricane Fly owned by Alec and Sharon Dalgleish

Three days three podium places what could our Afghans do.?

They definitely had the best weather. A frost in the morning and glorious sunshine all day. Paula Woodwards Halo, Laavas Opportunity Scents day set off beautifully and ran the first half of the course really well but an unfortunate incident saw her eliminated for the day so it was all down to Elaine Booths Caspar , Way Up Travis Scott( IMP ITA) He ran beautifully both times and finished in the top half of the Afghan results both the team and Elaine were very proud of him.

There was great team support for all our runners each day and we made sure there was always someone watching and cheering all our team members.

Thank you to all our team for making this a very special Championships.

We can now look forward to Finland 2022