Article about Sonja and Tyson’s OEC

The Czech Republic must be busy getting ready for the OEC 2012, but OEC 2011 has not been forgotten yet. Vanløse Bladet just brought an article about Sonja and Tyson (Team DK) OEC adventures. See the online version of the newspaper here!

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OEC Pictures

This gallery contains 54 photos.

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OEC 2011 in ‘Hunden’

The Danish Kennel Club Magazine ‘Hunden’ brought this article about the Open European Championship. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Whooops, a small typo on the front page. It says VM, which is short for Verdens Mesterskab = World Championship. It should have been EM, Europa Mesterskab or European Championship.

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The Photo CDs are on their way too!

All photos from the OEC have now been edited and burned on CDs. They will soon be in the post on their way to their recipients…

You can still order your photo CD from Bjerring Photo’s website.

See more examples of Vicky’s OEC pictures here!

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The DVDs are on their way!

Stig Rex Andersen - our video photographer.

The DVDs are ready and will be sent out during the next weeks… So keep an eye on your letterbox!

Or if you haven’t ordered them yet – hurry up and do it, either from the website http://www.abertil.dk or by sending an email to sa@abertil.dk!

Read more here!

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And even more videos…

 

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More YouTube vidoes

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EuroDogSportMagazine about the OEC

EuroDogSportMagazine wrote another post about the OEC. Read it here!

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Wow, what an experience!

Wow, what an experience! The first Open European Championships…

We arrived after driving 10 hours through the night to be met by our team mates & a host of old friends at the hotel… sleep was no longer possible!

Emmy & her fabulous team were already setting up for the event but had organized a get together dinner, what a great way to meet each other before the big event. Teams exchanged good luck cards & wishes & there was a real air of excitement already present.

Finally the big day arrived, the event started, the white dog warmed up the ring and the first competitors graced the arena, saw some fantastic performances, the day just flew!! Our Team thoroughly enjoyed their ring experiences & their dogs, and the supporters kept the atmosphere truly buzzing with excitement & nerves!

Kath, Karen & Lesley were the worthy champs in Heelwork & we used their success as an excuse to start the party that evening..

Thierry set the standard early on the 2nd day,which was quite nerve racking, only he could relax, assured of a final placing.

I saw such great teams, lots of ‘wow’ factor and most importantly happy dogs performing to a top standard.

To have 2 of our team players in the final was awesome! Even if scary! My Matisse was so comfortable in his handstand that he decided to stay there! Then he got his nail stuck in my jacket..he’s such an exhibitionist! Luckily we got back on track!

We were thrilled with our results, but more memorable was the company & friendship we enjoyed throughout the weekend. Rumors are in fact true that there were at one point in time, 33 people from 4 different countries in my hotel bedroom!
And I was a little afraid what the maid might be thinking as she collected all those empty bottles the next morning!

We rounded off our Euro Champ experience by taking over a restaurant and enjoying a very loud but fun after party, including after dinner speeches from myself & Thierry & the Coaches, although I can’t remember what I said!

After a long trip home, our team was welcomed by an astounding amount of good wishes & congratulations..I fear that there will be even more Belgium supporters present next year!

This weekend was a great success, not only competition wise, but the event proved that there are no language barriers when when you all love & support our brilliant sport!

Thanks to everyone concerned for making it happen. We had a blast, hope we get invited to do it all over again.

Jules (Matisse & Chase)
Belgium

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Results

Download the detailed HTM results with the judges’ marks:

Qualifying/Team HTM Round
The Individual HTM Final
End result – HTM

Download the detailed Freestyle results with the judges’ marks:

Qualifying/Team Freestyle Round
The Individual Freestyle Final
End Result – Freestyle

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