Schedule and activities

The WUSV World Championship 2016 takes part from October 5 to October 9, 2016 in Meppen, Germany, in the Hänsch-arena.

The schedule is as follows:

Arrival of the teams

The latest date of arrival for participants is Sunday, October 2, 2016. On arrival the scorebooks have to be handed over at the information office (VIP lounge) of the stadium (Sunday, 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.). At the same time the team members will be given:

  • starting numbers
  • catalogue
  • schedule of training in the stadium
  • other relevant information

Each country will bring one national flag to be carried and their national anthem on CD. The CD with the national anthem will be handed over at the stadium by arrival.

Training possibilities in the stadium

1st  training day: Monday, October 3, 2016  from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2nd  training day: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 12

The current version of the schedule can be seen on the World championship webpage.

Opening ceremony of the world Championship

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the marquee in the stadium. All participants have to attend.

Judges seminar

A special seminar will be held only for the judges of the World Championships 2016 and 2017 on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12. Location: VIP lounge at the stadium

Judges meeting

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. Location: VIP lounge at the stadium

Presentation of protection work

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the stadium

Team leader meeting

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3 p.m. Location: marquee at the stadium


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 after the opening ceremony at the marquee at the stadium

Start of the competition section A

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in the tracking field, in groups of 5.
From 7.30 a.m. tracking

There is a bus transportation for spectators to the tracking field.

Start of the competition section B and C

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6 a.m. at the stadium

Festive evening

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8 p.m. at the marquee at the stadium. Lunch coupons for the buffet are only available in Mepen at the registration desk and at the SV office. 

Award ceremony and closing ceremony

Sunday, October 9, 2016 about 4 p.m. at the stadium. The 10 best single competitors and the best 3 teams will be awarded. All participants must attend the award ceremony, if possible with dog.

Team leader debriefing

Monday, October 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. Location: VIP lounge in the stadium.