Judge Training Plans for 2018
In an effort to improve JudgeTraining, the Judges Committee is implementing the following in 2018:
1. An Introduction to Judging sessions for Trainee judges, to include theory and practical
2. Judge training specifically targeted at each judging level: List 6 and 5, 4 and 3, 2 and 1.
This training is intended for those judges at the specified List and also for those judges wishing to upgrade to the next List. For example, a List 5 judge wishing to upgrade to List 4 may attend List 3 and 4 judge training.
- • There will be two training sessions per year for all of the above groups (in addition to National Judge Training)
- • Each session will include Theory and Practical
- • Numbers will be limited to 10 participants to facilitate closer interaction
Dates for Judge Training
List 3 and 4:
Saturday, 24th March, 2018. Danescroft Regional Finals, Lisburn, Co.Antrim. Judge Training Application forms and fee due on Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 Saturday, 7th April, 2018, National Winter Finals, Cavan. Interactive. Judge Training application forms and fee due on Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018.
List 5 and 6:
Sunday, 11th February, 2018. DI Competition, Killossery EC, Rolestown, Co.Meath. Theory session will take place at Kettle’s Country House Hotel, Swords. Judge Training Application forms and fee due on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 Saturday, 7th April, 2018, National Winter Finals, Cavan. Interactive. Judge Training application forms and fee due on Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018.
Introduction to Judging, Sunday, 18th February, 2018. DI Competition, Annaharvey Farm, Tullamore, Co.Offaly. Judge Training Application forms and fee due on Tuesday, 13th February, 2018
In Addition There will be National Judge Training at the National Winter Finals, Cavan on Sunday, 8thApril, 2018.
This training will focus on Lists 3a and upwards and is OPEN TO ALL.
If you wish to attend any of the above Judge Training, please send in a judge training application form. Start time and other details will be available closer to the date. Please note that specific List judge training is open to 10 candidates only, so early application is advised. For 2018, • any of the above judge training will count towards the National Judge Training requirement • the fee for any of the above judge training is €25.00
Important Notice All of the above judge training is open to judges who wish to fulfil their 2017 Judge Training attendance requirement. After 8th April, 2018, no further Judge Training attendance will be accepted for 2017.
Exams 2018 All exams up to and including List 3 will be held at the National Winter Finals on Sunday, 8th April, 2018 and at the National Championships (September, 2018) If you wish to apply for an examination place, please send in a Judges Upgrading Form by Friday, 2nd February, 2018.