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Thursday, 17 November 2011 14:41

Groomania 2011

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After the big rehearsal last year it looked like the Groomania team were ready to host the World Team Grooming Championship 2011 in Kortrijk on 16-18 September.


Poodle Open Class winner was Tatiana Golysheva; Second was Anna Bardysheva and Third was Evi Künzi-Rentsch. 

After the big rehearsal last year it looked like the Groomania team were ready to host the World Team Grooming Championship 2011 in Kortrijk on 16-18 September.

The company, Transgroom, is the driving spirit behind it all, and they send a whole team of workers to arrange everything in the best possible way. While Darren is the manager of the company, it is Kitty who takes care of this event.

They offered a full three day programme starting on the Friday with demonstrations and seminars given by the best groomers one can find. They were very well presented. The TV crew recorded everything. People could attend the seminars in a special part of the hall, apart from the competition area.

On Saturday there were more seminars and it was also time for the Groomania International grooming competition, attended by competitors from all over Europe and even further afield. The day started with “model dogs”, a competition mostly attended by children. They were given a model dog to trim and turn into something nice, according to a certain breed, but it could just as easily be a fantasy. It is amazing to see how passionate some are and what they are able to perform.

At the same time the Groomania competition for Beginners took place. But the climax came around two o’clock at the start of the World Team Grooming Competition. Each National team had one team member specialized in a discipline, Handstripping, Pure Breeds, Spaniels and Poodles.  It was France who finally won.

I was nicely surprised by the podium. Not only was it very nice but large enough to hold the dogs but it had two steps for each place, the dog on top and the trophies, flowers and gifts one step lower. This was so convenient for the photo’s as now one sees the dog completely and also the trophies and gifts from the sponsors. Besides that there was each time a new plate indicating the category. That could perhaps be somewhat larger for the audience but again it was very convenient for the photos.

Congratulations to the Groomania team for another fantastic competitions and splendid organisation.


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