Friday, Saturday and Sunday
This premier grooming event will take place on Friday and Saturday, when the nation’s best groomers vie for the top positions. Beginner to expert skills will be tested in this world class event.
Huge prize money is being offered in all levels of competition at Groom & Kennel Expo. Contest sponsors are Lambert Kay, Andis, Geib Shears, Earthbath, Utsumi America Inc,. dba/B.W. Boyd Shears, Wag'n Tails, and Nature's Specialties. Each tournament features combined classes and levels of skill. Classes offered are Poodle; All Other Purebreds; Salon Freestyle; and Sporting and Terriers. Sunday will feature the Groomer to Groomer Magazine Creative Styling Tournament.
The contest will be broken into four tournaments, each offering prize money and trophies. Three levels of competition skills will be offered in each tournament.
As groomers, we have a soft spot for dogs abandoned at animal shelters. Many groomers volunteer their time to help these dogs become someone’s pet. This year at Groom & Kennel Expo, we will have our first ever Rescue Round-Up competition to reward those dedicated groomers. We also hope to raise awareness and encourage others to get involved with their local rescue.
Each rescue organization will be given a donation for the use of each dog that they provide. In addition, attendees can donate to any dog that they fall for and contribute toward the adoption fees for that dog. Any money above 50% of the adoption fee will be put into the rescue’s general fund. All participating dogs are available for adoption based on the rules of each shelter.
Each competing groomer will receive a ribbon and the appreciation of all their fellow groomers. Trophies and prize money will be awarded to the top three groomings based on judging. Prize money is $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, and $250 for third. The winner of the Round-up will be invited to attend the National Rescue Round-Up Invitational at Groom Expo and a chance to win a cruise and be featured on the cover of Groomer to Groomer.
Of course, the ultimate goal is to make the dogs as cute and healthy as possible to help them find their forever homes. If you can’t compete, be sure to come out and support the competitors as they help these dogs go from rags to riches.
|3pm||Dog Holding Area Opens|
|8am||Utsumi America Inc./B.W. Boyd Shears Terrier Tournament Check In|
|9am||Utsumi America Inc./B.W. Boyd Shears Terrier Tournament Start|
|12pm||Utsumi America Inc./B.W. Boyd Shears Terrier Tournament Awards|
|1pm||Geib All Other Purebreds Tournament Check In|
|2pm||Geib All Other Purebreds Tournament Start|
|5pm||Geib All Other Purebreds Tournament Awards|
|8am||Earthbath Sporting Tournament and Salon Freestyle Tournament Check In|
|9am||Earthbath Sporting Tournament and Salon Freestyle Tournament Start|
|12pm||Earthbath Sporting Tournament and Salon Freestyle Tournament Awards|
|1pm||Wag'n Tails Poodle Tournament Check In|
|2pm||Wag'n Tails Poodle Tournament Start|
|5pm||Wag'n Tails Poodle Tournament Awards|
|5:15pm||Andis Best All-Around Award|
|5:30pm||Nature's Specialties Best In Show Judging|
|7:30am||Lambert Kay Rescue Round-Up Tournament Check In|
|8am||Lambert Kay Rescue Round-Up Tournament Start|
|11:30am||Lambert Kay Rescue Round-Up Tournament Awards|
|12pm||Nature's Specialties Best In Show Awards|
|12:30pm||Groomer to Groomer Creative Styling Check In|
|1pm||Groomer to Groomer Creative Styling Start|
|4pm||Groomer to Groomer Creative Styling Presentations and Awards|
845 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
Thursday 8am - 10am
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 8pm
Need a dog to compete with? Email Chanel at firstname.lastname@example.org
|World Cup Grooming Games|
|Best In Show||$2500|
|Best All Around||$1000|
|Best In Group|
|Entry||1st Place||Trophy + Barkleigh Gift Certificate|
|2nd Place||Trophy + Barkleigh Gift Certificate|
|3rd Place||Trophy + Barkleigh Gift Certificate|
|Creative Styling Contest|
|People's Choice Award||$250|