Wally Tate Park, Kuraby


The club is holding its second Lure Coursing day for 2014 on Sunday the 10th of August. NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW DATE FOR THE LURE COURSING DAY THAT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY THE 27TH OF JULY.

This will be a BEAGLES ONLY day. No other breeds will be in attendance. It will be a fabulous day with lots of fun and lots of Beagles enjoying the chance to run and chase the lure.

Your Beagle does not need to be fit to enjoy the day. Beagles of any age can join in the fun, Puppies under 12 months of age will have a special puppy run in the morning and a puppy pack run later in the day.

For those that came along to the Sprint day in May, this day will be held differently. The course they will run will be about 350 metres. Each Beagle will run the course twice on the day and is judged by a QLCA judge. There will be three categories for entries:
– Novice for Beagles that have attended three lure coursing events or less
– Open for those that have attended more than three events
– Veteran for Beagles that are 7 years of age or older

The format for the day will be:

8:30am – 9:00am – Registration
So we can score your Beagles on the day, every Beagle needs to be entered. Your Beagle will be given a number for the day. When your number is called, come to the starting gate for your dog’s run.

9:15am – 10:00am Novice and Puppy Runs
This is for any Beagles that have never done lure coursing before. They will run over a short distance of about 70 metres to get the feel of lure coursing and for owners to see how it is done. It is also open to puppies up to nine months of age.

10:00 First Full Run
Will see the dogs run their full course. Each dog will run their first course before the course is reversed and each dog in turn has their second run.

11:00 Puppy Pack Run
This is always a fun event. Watch as the pack of beagle puppies under 9 months of age chase the lure (and most likely each other)

11:15 Second Full Run
The course will be reversed on the second run just to make it a little more challenging for the beagles.

12:00pm Pack Runs
After the Beagles have had a rest, we will have a pack run where all the Beagles can have a fabulous time running together. This is always a spectacular sight.

12:15pm Pack up, and presentations
It’s always appreciated at the end of the day to have people assist in packing up the gear. Many hands make for light and quick work. Once the packing up is completed, the top dogs of the day will be presented.

12:30pm Presentations
We will be awarding prizes for first, second and third places in each of the categories, as well as the Apollo Trophy for the top score of the day. If you think you might be in the running for a prize, please stay for the presentations. The raffle will also be drawn at the end of the presentations.

Entry Fee $5.00 for each dog, payable on the day.

While it is not compulsory, people are encouraged to run their Beagles in pairs, as they often work and perform better when run together. If you have never done lure coursing before, don’t worry — there will be lots of people there to help and to let you know what to do.

To get to Wally Tate Park, enter off Beenleigh Rd right beside the boom railway boom gates. Drive to the end of the car park, past the Scout hall. At the end of the car park there is a dirt road. Take the dirt road until you get to the off leash area. Go through the double gates to the lure coursing.

If you have any enquiries about the day or about lure coursing in general, please feel free to contact the Secretary at beagleclubqld@hotmail.com or mobile 0418 871 369 on the day.