Groom South Gets Facelift with New Owner
Chuck Simons of Groomers Helper is the new owner of Groom South, a GroomTeam USA sanctioned competition that is set for Nov. 18-19 in Atlantic City, N.J.
The contest will have one division, open to all competitors. The four 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, according to show organizers.
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 the GroomTeam USA sanctioned status of Groom South 2019 and looks at this show as a launching pad for his significantly larger event in 2020, Groom South Florida,” officials said.
The 2020 event will focus on “the Latin flair engrained in the western hemisphere,” officials added. “Based in Latino-rich Miami, this tri-lingual event will cater to groomers from the USA, Canada, Central and South America, and overseas. 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.”