Our German judge is the German FCI delegate and probably one of the most experienced European judges, Mr Günter Frechen.
As he has acted already as head judge in France in 2018 Günter will now judge his second Flyball Open World Cup. He has been in flyball for more than 20 years with his home team from V.E.A. Borken. In the beginning as an enthusiastic player, but he soon developed more towards coaching and judging.
From the early days in Germany onwards he has been one of the and over these two decades Günter has never stopped developing his judging skills. After a short period as a line judge, he was soon appointed a head judge, and in 2010 he was nominated as an official VDH, the German kennel club, head judge. Next to countless national tournaments, he was active as a judge at numerous European Championships as well. In 2015 he, as co-author, published the book “Flyball – Der rasante Mannschaftssport für Hund und Mensch”, the only real book ever written on the subject of flyball on the European continent.
Günter is seated in several governing committees as well. He is president of flyball in the German kennel club and since 2017 a highly appreciated member of the FCI Flyball commission.
2020 will be an amazing year for him because next to his judging appointment at FOWC he was greatly honoured to act as a judge at their flyball competition at Crufts in the UK next month. The FOWC2020 organizing committee is very proud that it can present this European flyball icon at its tournament in May.