Welcome to the BVA-International judge website. This site is primarily there to inform enthusiasts and BVA members about the functioning of the BVA-International judge corps and to give an overview (or updates) on the international standards and new training courses for BVA-International judges.
The plans for a BVA judges team have actually existed as long as BVA itself.
From the very beginning, one of the objectives was to have a BVA judges team. Nevertheless, it took several years to get the project starting. It was in 1999 that BVA presented the show with BVA-International judges for the first time.
In September 1998, the BVA board gave the green light to train BVA judges. Dirk Van den Abeele was assigned the management of the TC by the BVA board and he was responsible for the courses and training of the judges. Since 2001, the BVA-International judges are judging in shows worldwide.
In 2019, the executive members of the technical committee of the BVA-International judges (EMTC) took over the lead and practical trainings.
For the moment there are 10 official BVA-International judges:
Eric Pauwels – Belgium
Glenn Ooms – Belgium
Frank Buys – Belgium
Karel Van Vooren – Belgium
Sam Gibbs – UK
Bart Descamps – Belgium
Marnique Standaert – Belgium
Philip Roels – Belgium
Jan-Harm Keijzer – Belgium
*EMTC (Executive Member Technical Committee)
There are also two candidate judges:
Juriaan Hakvoort – The Netherlands
Jordy Van de Kerckhove – Belgium
As you can see: we have no real BVA judges board, we have no ranks because BVA-International judges are a team! Each has his responsibility and important: Together we are strong.
Cooperation with other societies
BVA-International judges are cooperating with the technical committees of KAOB, Parkietensocieteit Nederland and KBOF for the standards.