The Spirit of Mary Toland Award
The Spirt of Mary Toland
Nominations are coming in at a steady pace for the Spirit of Mary Toland award. Has some one really gone out there, inspired you to do your best and is always there when you need them? Why not acknowledge their effort and nominate them for The Spirit of Mary Toland award.
The direct link is here
The winner will be announced during the prize giving on Saturday
IPDGA App Now Available
The Android version of the app is now live on the playstore, why not download it now!! The quick way to link to your profile on the website, purchase tickets , even pop on to the facebook page for a quick chat or question. We are still working on the IOS version and will have further updates shortly.
It’s almost that time of the year again when we all get together for the biggest Grooming event Ireland has to offer. We thought the biggest event of the year deserved it's own name, introducing Madra-mania. What to expect at Madra-mania?
❖ Largest Grooming Trade shopping event in Ireland
❖ Opportunity to attend industry based seminars
❖ Feast your eyes on World class grooming demonstrations
❖ Watch the best groomers in the country battle it out at the annual Irish Grooming Championships
It's all happening on 14th & 15th of October at the usual venue, Roadstone Sports Club, Kingswood, Dublin 24. There's plenty of time now to grab your diary and scratch off those dates so you can attend Madra-mania!! Full Details can be found here: http://www.ipdga.com/championships.html
We also have a few other changes this year and a brief highlight is below.
Early Bird Tickets
Book early and avail of an early bird priced Ticket €85 for the two-day pass or €55 for one day. This offer applies until midnight August 31st after which normal prices apply €70 for one day and €100 for two-day pass. Tickets can be purchased here http://www.ipdga.com/events.html#!event/register/2017/10/14/2017-ipdga-championship-weekend
James wellbeloved have put together some amazing goodie bags for our delegates, 190 to be specific. These will be available on a first come first served basis. As the catchy adds say – when they're gone they're gone!!
Change to Competition classes
There has been an explosion of poodle entries in the scissor class in the last couple of years. In order to help the judges and to encourage entries from people without poodles, there is now an Open & Champion “Poodle” and “anything but poodle” class within the Scissors section. Winners of each class will go head to head for overall Scissors Class Winner.
Check out www.ipdga.com/championships.html for further information
The Clipped Class will follow the same format with the winners of the Clipped and Clipped Asian going up against each other to decide the overall Clipped Class Winner.
Heiniger New to Grooming Class
As the demand for places in this class also continues to grow there has also had to be some changes. This year the lucky groomers placed 1-6 will receive the Heiniger clippers as their prize. Each class entrant will receive an extra goodie bag.
Each day we will have mini seminars running on topics such as Insurance, Pensions, a Veterinary talk on Parasites, Health & Safety. Further details will be available as soon as we have the speakers and the time table sorted .
Our guest judges will be demonstrating over the weekend also. The demonstrations will cover scissoring techniques and finishes, handstripping and salon styles. Two demonstrations will take place each day. Again the time table is being formulated and details will emerge closer to the time.
Don't forget the range of stands and suppliers we will have in the one venue for you to peruse and purchase. Not forgetting to have a look in your show catalogue, there are Puppy Punts, €5 discount from any stand at Madra-mania, one for Saturday and one for Sunday.
Bring your sharpening too, Frank Barry and John Leonard will be in attendance, better yet send on your sharpening ahead of time and collect it at the weekend
A Look Back - Trip to Tipp
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