Groom South

The 2019 contest will have one division, open to all competitors. The four GroomTeam USA ® Sanctioned classes, Hand Stripping, Spaniels & Setters, Poodles and Purebred Scissoring will adhere to GroomTeam USA ® Open division rules and will be eligible for point earning opportunities. Groom South will also offer Best in Show and Best All Around Groomer awards. Internationally renowned contest judge Christina Pawlosky will judge all classes.

Mr. Simons is pleased to have the opportunity to retain GroomTeam USA ® sanctioned status of Groom South 2019 and looks at this show as a launching ground for his future endeavor, Groom South Florida.

Groom South Florida, an International extravaganza, planned for May, 2020 will focus on the fabulous Latin flair engrained in the western hemisphere. Based in Latino-rich Miami, this tri-lingual event will cater to groomers from the USA, Canada, Central and South America. The culturally-rich location for this South Florida event as well as translations in English, Spanish and Portuguese will assure participation from all corners of the Americas and abroad.

Chuck Simons is a well-known figure in the pet grooming industry. As owner and operator of “The Pet Salon” in Margate, NJ, along with his wife, Beth Simons, NCMG ®, Chuck is a regular on the grooming trade show scene primarily with the Groomers Helper Pet Safety and Positioning System. Chuck has been a longtime supporter of many organizations in the grooming industry, including GroomTeam USA ® . He has won The Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry”, The Barkleigh Honors Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry”, and Multiple ICON Awards.

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Groom South 2019 | 2 day contest schedule

GT Sanctioned: open to ALL competitors

Sunday – November 17
Set up and check in by 4pm
Monday – November 18
Handstripping – GT rules apply
8:00: check in /pre-judge
8:30: Start
10:15 end 1, 10:30 end 2, 10:45 end 3 and final judging
11:15 awards
Purebred Scissoring – GT rules apply
12:30: check in /pre-judge
1:00: Start
2:45 – end 1, 3:00 end 2, 3:15 end 3 – final judging
3:30 awards
Tuesday – November 19
Spaniels and Setters – GT rules apply
8:00 check in / pre-judge
8:30: start
10:30 final judging
11:00 awards
Poodles – GT rules apply
12:15 check in / pre-judge
12:45 start
2:15– end 1, 2:30 – end 2, 2:45 – end 3, 3:00 – end 4, 3:15
3:45 awards
Best in Show (no Best All Around)
4:45 – 5:00