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Alex Beitl

Hi, My name is Alex Beitl. I live in Mendig, Germany with my wife and our six dogs. There we run an agility arena. For a long time now agility is a huge and important part of my life. I started in 1994 and have participated in countless national and international tournaments since then - in Germany and all over the world. 2005 I became an agility judge and was accredited as FCI judge in 2010. In all this time I judged 460 tournaments in 28 countries.

As an active athlete I took part at the FCI world championship a few times and attended to the German National Team since 2011.

So I was lucky to get to know the World Championship from different perspectives. Now I’m excited to experience it from this new view as well.

For me a huge dream comes true. It’s an incredible honor to be able to judge the Agility World Championship.

I’m looking forward to see you in Liberec, Alex

Alex Beitl

Karel Havlíček

My name is Karel Havlíček, I am 47 years old, and I live with my family and 8 Border collies in a small village Králec, Dolní Studénky in the Czech Republic. I was brought to agility in 2008 by my daughter Adele, who went through her beginnings and early successes with our Yorkshire Terrier named Ozzy. Gradually, this innocent activity for my daughter became a passion for whole family.

In 2011 we acquired the first Border collie and one by one others were added, we established a kennel, a training group where we are especially dedicated to preparing the young, we organize competitions within the Czech Republic. Dog care, together with agility is filling all our free time. As part of my agility career, I reached A3 level and after my experience I was captivated by the decision-making of agility.

I had the opportunity to judge the qualification competitions for WAO 2020 and for Czech Championship 2020 and 2021, Czech Championship 2020 and 2022, as well as Czech Juniors Championship 2020 and 2021 and Moravia Open 2021. I judged competitions in Slovakia, Germany, Finland, Greece, Poland, Austria and Estonia.

I look forward to seeing you all in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherland, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Norway, France, Belgium, Sweden, Czech Republic and mainly in Liberec.

It will be an honour to judge at the FCI AWC 2023 in Liberec.

Karel Havlíček

Anders Virtanen

Hi, My name is Anders and I live in Jakobstad, a small town on the west coast of Finland. I work as a dentist and my family consists of my wife Marica, two grown-up sons Jan and Tom and four dogs, three bordercollies and a kooikerhondje.

I was first introduced to agility in 1989. My first agility dog was a golden retriever and over the years I have trained and competed with dogs in the highest class. At the moment I train and compete with my kooikerhondje Zåia in class 2.

Many years ago, when I didn't have a dog of my own to compete with, I decided to dedicate more time in other sectors of agility such as becoming a judge.

I became an international agility judge in 1995 and so far, I have judged in 19 different countries. Besides judging, I work with various tasks in my own club, in the Finnish Kennel Club and the Finnish Agility Association.

The most important judging assignments so far have been the FCI European Open in Rieden, Germany in 2015 and the FCI Junior Open Agility World Championships in Vantaa, Finland in 2022. In 2023 my dream as an agility judge will come true when I will have the great honour to judge at the FCI Agility World Championships in Liberec.

I am eager and motivated to take on the task and really looking forward to what the coming year will bring.

See you all in different competitions and in Liberec!

Anders Virtanen

Anders Virtanen

Petra Vyplelová

Dear agility friends!

I am so honoured to be part of AWC in Liberec 2023.

My passion for agility started in 2003 with my westie Missy. Since that I was competing with 3 westies and 2 border collies of my own and several dogs of my friends or students. In 2018 I became an agility judge and 2021 I became also an international judge. I am gaining experiences on many competitions in Czech Republic and now also in abroad. I love to watch great runs and performance of every single agility team.

Next year I will be doing this wonderful sport already for 20 years and I am proud that I got an opportunity to celebrate my 20th agility anniversary in Liberec with all my agility friends ????.

See you there!


Petra Vyplelová

FCI Agility World Championship Czech Republic 2023