GOVERNING THE AWARDING OF
THE CHALLENGE CUP (effective 10/28/16)
1. The Challenge Cup Program
- The Challenge Cups are annual trophies which shall be awarded each year at the December meeting of the Golden State Bull Terrier Club.
- The Cups shall consist of the following: Best of Variety-White; Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Variety – White; Best of Variety – Colored: Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Variety - Colored
- Competition for these cups is open to all Bull Terriers, imported or native born, and owned or co-owned by members of the Golden State Bull Terrier Club.
Upon assuming office, or as soon thereafter as practicable, the President shall appoint a Challenge Cup Administrator. The Administrator has the authority and the duty of administering the Challenge Cup Program, of making periodic status report of point standings in the Caller, and of resolving any disputes or ambiguities arising under these rules prior to awarding the Challenge Cups at the February meeting.
3, Qualifying Shows
The AKC licensed shows which qualify for competition are limited to the following counties in Southern California:
Fresno, Imperial, Kings, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura.
The actual show site of the qualifying shows must be located within the above geographical boundaries. the name of the kennel club will have no particular effect as to whether the show is included.
The Show Year
The show year shall run from October of one year to September of the following year, inclusive.
The Point System
- The Best of Variety winner at each show will receive one (1) point for every bull terrier it has defeated, regardless of whether the defeated bull terrier is a class animal or a champion.
- The Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Variety winner will receive one (1) point for every bull terrier it has defeated (all of its own sex), regardless of whether the defeated bull terrier is a class animal or a champion.
- Any Bull Terrier placing in the Terrier Group will be given challenge cup points as follows:
Best in Show (6) Six points Group One (4) Four points Group Two (3) Three points Group Three (2) Two points Group Four (1) One point
d. In order to qualify for any award each animal must earn at least Fifteen (15) points in the qualifying period.
In the event of a tie between two or more Bull Terriers, the last eligible show of the year shall be considered eliminated from the count. Should the tie still exist, the penultimate show shall be eliminated and so forth until a winner is determined.
Computation and Awards
- The Challenge Cup Administrator shall compute all the points during the year based on the official reports published in the AKC Gazette, or, upon an allegation that the information in the Gazette is incorrect or incomplete, then by the best means available upon proper investigation.
- The Bull Terrier in each variety winning the most points shall be awarded the Best of Variety Challenge cup by having its name engraved upon the cup or stand of the trophy.
- The Bull Terrier in each variety of the opposite sex winning the most points shall be awarded the Best of Opposite Sex Challenge Cup by having its name engraved upon the cup or stand of the trophy.
- Should the owner(s) wish to obtain a commemorative plaque, they may do so at their own expense.
- There shall be no limitation of the number of times a dog or bitch may win either Challenge Cup in his or her variety.
Care and Custody
- The recipients of the Challenge Cups shall retain them for approximately one year and shall promptly return them, upon request, prior to the following February meeting.
- The Challenge Cups are the permanent property of the GSBTC and no winner, regardless of the number of wins, may retain permanent possession of any Challenge Cup.
- All Challenge Cups must be claimed, in person, at the December meeting unless otherwise approved, in advance, by the Challenge Cup Administrator.
- All recipients will be required to acknowledge receipt of the Challenge Cups by signing a form or register developed for that purpose.
- No Challenge cup will be given to the custody of any member with less than two (2) years of good standing nor to any member residing outside California.
- Cups not given into the custody of the winners will be safeguarded and retained by one of the officers of the Club or the Challenge Cup Administrator, as directed by the President.
The names of all Bull Terriers earning challenge cup points during any given year shall have their names and the number of points earned published in the January/February issue of the Caller. The top three (3) placements in each variety and sex shall include the sire, dam, owners, co-owners and breeder(s).
The Challenge Cup Administrator will also cause to be published in each issue of the Caller, with the current status of the top five placements in each category.