Angelika Brandl (Austria)
Dear agility friends!
I have been addicted to agility for more than 20 years, I have participated several times as a competitor in the European Open and also in the World Championship with different dogs in different categories. I love agility runs with my cougars. Since 2019, I have also been an agility judge.
Now, four years later, I can say that I love nothing more. I can't wait for the next judging in the Czech Republic, in 2022 I judged the qualifying race for the MČR here. When creating parkours, I will do my best to make sure that you and your border dogs have a great time. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Jiřina Máčková (Czech republic)
my name is Jiřina Máčková. My journey through the beautiful sport of agility began in 1994, when I saw demonstrations at a dog show. My first agility dog was Groenendael Ajša. She was 4 years old when we started training. She ran with slow elegance and we only knew how to slalom with our left hand. Even though agility was much simpler back then, it had its charm. It's still true, but it's amazing to watch the sport evolve, become more accurate, more professional and faster. During those many years, I competed with my other dogs - Dean, Witch, Aninka and Shani shelties and Paige the border collie. Now I run with mini-ausies Máša and Síča.
My career as an agility judge started in 1998, when I passed the judging exams. In 2001 I became an international judge and since then I have judged many competitions in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Croatia, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Finland and Chile. I judged Americas & Caribe de Agility 2012, World Championship in 2012 in Liberec, FMBB World Championship 2014, B.A.C.K. 2014, Norwegian Open 2016, European Open 2018. I have been to many world championships as a spectator. In 2003 and 2004, I led the Czech national team at the World and IMCA championships. In 2001, I founded the tradition of the International Junior Championship, which I consider one of my great achievements in the field of agility, because I like working with children and juniors, and I think that agility must also take care of its future champions.
In my opinion, all these experiences help me to be a good referee and are a great inspiration to me. I try to make my parkours interesting enough that I would also like to run them. My highest priority is the safety of the dog and the handler, I combine technical sequences with fast parts and strive for smooth parkours and legibility for both the dog and the handler. I'm glad when the handlers find my parkours fun and run them with joy.
I'm very happy to have had the opportunity to judge BCCCZ, a race I've attended several times with Paige. I look forward to meeting you in Trutnov. Good luck and enjoy your runs!
Olga Bazalová (Czech republic)
Hello and good day everyone!
Most of you may remember me from the last Championship (mainly singles players), or we could have met at one of the previous years when I participated with my canine partner. My name is Olga Bazalová, I have been involved in agility for a short time (since 2009) and I have been a judge for an even shorter time (since 2017).
I like (and I try to build) smoother tracks that to a certain extent test both parts of the team – the dog and the handler. I really like watching the teams overcome the challenges that await them in parkour, give their best to their run, enjoy the run and at the finish line, they are happy with what they have succeeded (even if sometimes not everything works). I am very honored to have been approached again to participate in the best event for border dogs in the Czech Republic as a judge. And precisely because border dogs are (and will always be) my favorite, I made an exception, accepted the invitation, and I firmly hope that we will enjoy the time spent together on parkour to the fullest again! See you in Trutnov!