February 20 - 23, 2014
Pasadena, CA

GKE

Pasadena, CA

February 20 - 23, 2014

Pasadena Convention Center

World Cup Grooming Games

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.

Click Here for the Creative Styling Contest

Click Here for Contest Rules

Rescue Round-Up

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.

Contest Schedule


Thursday
3pm Dog Holding Area Opens
6pm Judges Meeting
7pm Contestant Meeting
Friday Morning
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
Friday Afternoon
1pm Geib All Other Purebreds Tournament Check In
2pm Geib All Other Purebreds Tournament Start
5pm Geib All Other Purebreds Tournament Awards
Saturday Morning
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
Saturday Afternoon
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
Sunday
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
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Dog Bathing and Drying

The bathing and drying area is located and provided by the Pasadena Petco.

845 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-577-2600

Hours:
Thursday 8am - 10am
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 8pm

Dog Rental

Need a dog to compete with? Email Chanel at contestdogs@gmail.com

Contestant Prize List!


World Cup Grooming Games
Best In Show $2500
Best All Around $1000
Best In Group
1st Place $200
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $75
Breed Classes
Open 1st Place $300
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
Intermediate 1st Place $100
2nd Place $50
3rd Place $25
Entry 1st Place Trophy + Barkleigh Gift Certificate
2nd Place Trophy + Barkleigh Gift Certificate
3rd Place Trophy + Barkleigh Gift Certificate
Rescue Round-Up
1st Place $1000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250
Creative Styling Contest
1st Place $1500
2nd Place $750
3rd Place $500
People's Choice Award $250
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