Garden League ~ Weeks 21 & 22 ~ September 2020

September 8, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

These games begin the third series of the Garden League. We took a small breather after the second series, just to rest up and get our bearings. But we who stay at home while waiting out the ravages of the COVID19 pandemic continue resolutely playing the game in the back garden.

All previous weeks remain open. New players can add their scores to any competition, and existing players can make up for games they have missed.

Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

Recording fees are very inexpensive. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.  

Week 21 ~ September 8, 2020 ~ Garden Scamper

The Week 21 Garden League game is a Garden Scamper, designed by Dennis Vogel. This is a variation of Scamper, which has been reimagined to work in a small space with a modest selection of equipment.

Briefing

The simple objective of Garden Scamper is for the dog to each non-tunnel obstacle twice and the pipe tunnel after each.

The dog must begin with any non-tunnel obstacle starting time at the Start line which is bi-directional.  The non-tunnel obstacles can be taken in any order until all have been taken twice. Time ends with the dog crossing the Finish line, which is bi-directional. The tunnel is not required after the last non-tunnel obstacle.

5 faults for any of the following:

  • Taking two obstacles in a row without doing the Scamper tunnel in between.
  • Taking a non-tunnel obstacle more than twice
  • Dropped bar
  • Starting with the scamper tunnel

10 faults for each obstacle that was not performed twice.

The weave poles shall not be faulted. However, the dog much complete the poles from start to finish to earn credit for the performance.

If a jump bar is dropped on the first attempt, the dog must pass between the uprights to count as a second attempt at that jump.

Garden Scamper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Week 22 ~ September 15, 2020 ~ Time Warp

The Week 22 Garden League game is Time Warp, designed by Dennis Vogel.

Briefing

Time Warp is basically a numbered course that provides the dog an opportunity to earn bonuses for working at a distance from the handler.

This course features three time-warp distance challenges that might earn the dog 10 points for each so long as the handler remains on the opposite side of the red gamble line shown on this course AND the dog performs those obstacles without fault. On this course:

  1. The first challenge is the number 7 jump.
  2. The second is the 10 weave poles to #12 pipe tunnel.
  3. The third is jumps 16 and 17.

Time Warp is scored Time plus faults less bonus.

Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

Second Series

First Series

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

August 2020 36×85 Fast & Fun Results

September 2, 2020

Two clubs have reported results for the 36×85 Fast & Fun League in August.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in August earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

Updated 36×85 Fast & Fun July 2020 Results

The NDAL Secretary failed to publish results for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league in July. Two clubs competed in July. You can see the July results for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league here:

Standings070120D36x85.pdf

Country Dream Agility out of Waterford Ohio won the best team score in July. The top scoring dog for this team was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, who finished this course with zero faults in 40.05 seconds:

The top scoring dog for PAWS4FUN in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada was Dune, a Labrador handled by Catherine Woolham. Dune and Catherine finished this course with zero faults in 57.32 seconds:

36×85 Fast & Fun August 2020 Results

The August 36×85 Fast & Fun League featured a numbered course designed by Geoff Teare. This is a historic course originally played in in February 2017.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Standings080120C36x85.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in July represented Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio. Kory, a double-digit vet Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, finished this course with zero faults in 40.96 seconds:

The second-place team in August was PAWS4FUN out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. The top scoring dog for Paws4Fun was Dune, a Labrador handled by Catherine Woolham who finished this course with zero faults in 50.49 seconds:

September Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The September 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-hv

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

August 2020 60×90 Masters Results

September 2, 2020

Four clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in August.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in August earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

Revised 60×90 Masters July 2020 Results

The NDAL Secretary managed to miss a couple results posted by K9 Powersports in Grand Junction, Colorado. And these missed results dramatically affected the results for the month, which have been repaired.

You can see the revised July results for the 60×90 Masters league here:
Standings070120C60x90.pdf

K9 Powersports won the best team score in July. The top scoring dog for this team was one of the overlooked results: Jess, a Border Collie handled by Crystal Wert, was the top scoring dog for K9 Powersports and placed third overall in the July competition. Jess and Crystal finished the course with zero faults in 28.72 seconds:

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60×90 Masters August 2020 Results

The August 60×90 Masters League featured a numbered course designed by Geoff Teare. This is a historic course originally played in in February 2017.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Standings080120C60x90.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in July represented Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio. Phoenix, a double-digit vet Border Collie finished this course with zero faults in 36.74 seconds:

The first-place team in August was Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California. The top scoring dog for Jumping C Crew was Ruby, an ACD handled by Liz Clements. Ruby and Liz finished this course with zero faults in 39.33 seconds:

The high scoring dog for the third-place team in August represented High Sierra Canine Agility Club in Markleeville, California. Sierra, a Doberman Pincher handled by Sharisse Chavez finished this course with zero faults in 51.33 seconds:

The high scoring dog for the fourth-place team represented K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Nellie, a Cocker Spaniel handled by Nancy Langner, finished this course with 5 faults in 45.8 seconds:

September Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The September 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-hv

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

August 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

September 2, 2020

Five clubs have reported results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League in August.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in August earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

50×70 Fast & Fun August 2020 Results

The August 50×70 Fast & Fun League featured a numbered course designed by by Geoff Teare. This is a historic course originally played in February of 2013.  

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

AQ4U has continues an indomitable lead in the 50×70 Fast & Fun League, reaping the enhanced LPP of the “historical” course and, frankly, having their way with the rest of the field.

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:
Standings080120B50x70.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in July represented the first-place team, AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. Willow, an ACD handled by Kristi Waters finished the course with zero faults in 35.28 seconds:

The top scoring dog for the second-place team, High Sierra Canine Agility Club out of Markleeville, California, was Wiley, a Keeshond handled by Erin Kelly who finished this course with zero faults in 44.06 seconds:

The third-place team in August was PAWS4FUN, out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. The top scoring dog for PAWS4FUN was Alex, a Dalmation handled by Annalisa Percy, finishing this course with zero faults in 44.44 seconds:

And in fourth place is Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, finishing the course with zero faults in 35.94 seconds:

In last, or fifth place in August was Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. Dirty Dogs recorded only one score… which puts the club at a disadvantage, as league scores are the sum of the top five scoring dogs for each franchise. Representing Dirty dogs was Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman. Ollie actually ran a hell of a course, but was faulted for the minor problem that he didn’t run the course as numbered by the judge. Ollie finishes with 25 faults in 30.81 seconds:

September Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The September 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-hv

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

September 2020 NDAL League Courses

September 1, 2020

Following is a preview of the September 2020 courses and games for NDAL league play. Because of the extreme conditions wrought on the world by the coronavirus pandemic the NDAL presents for play in September three historical NDAL courses.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The September 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league is a game called Call, Direct & Send, designed by Bud Houston. This game was first run in the NDAL in March of 2017.

Briefing

Call Direct & Send is a simple sequencing game that features three opportunities for the dog to earn bonuses while the handler works at a distance. On this course the first bonus is the “Call”. The handler must lead out beyond jump #2 to start the dog; a 10-point bonus is earned if the dog performs the two jumps without fault, and doesn’t have to be reset by the handler.

The second bonus can be earned in the “Direct” sequence, #5 through #7. The dog earns the 10-point bonus so far as the three obstacles can be performed without fault. Be mindful that in the NDAL we fault refusals on contact obstacles.

A final bonus can be earned for the “Send”. A 10-point bonus will be earned if the dog will perform #10 through #12 without fault while the handler remains on the opposite side of the line.

Call, Direct & Send is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses.

The standing Top Dog in this game was recorded in March of 2017, representing AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. Blade, a Border Collie handled by Brian Wakefield finished the game with zero faults, earning 30 on the bonus in 20.91 seconds… for a score of -9.09

60×90 Masters

The September 2020 60×90 Masters league is a game called Time Warp, designed by Bud Houston. This game was originally run in the NDAL in March, 2017.

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game that provides a single opportunity for the dog to earn a bonus. On this course the bonus is earned simply for performing the teeter while the handler is on the opposite side of the red containment line.

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

The standing Top Dog in this game, recorded in March, 2017, represented B&D Creekside out of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. U NeeQ, a Papillion handled by Cookie Nee finished the game with zero faults, scoring 10 on the bonus, in 32.21 seconds. There is no video of this performance.

Since we like videos… we’ll share with you the performance of the games designer when this game was run in 2017. This is Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, representing Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio:

36X85 Fast & Fun

The September game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a game called Time Warp. Clearly the course designer was on a games binge in March of 2017 (and maybe imagined that distance games would give his dogs some advantage?)

Briefing

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game. This course provides two opportunities for the dog to earn a bonus. On this course the first 10-point bonus is earned simply for performing the teeter while the handler is on the opposite side of the red containment line.

A second bonus can be earned if the dog can perform #8 through #10, without fault, while the dog remains on the opposite side of the red containment line.

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses.

The standing Top Dog in this game, recorded in March, 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia. Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, finished the game with zero faults, scoring 20 on the bonus in 22.99 seconds, for a final score of 2.99:

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us in play these historical courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below; contact the League Secretary to help with the details at  Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

  • The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet090120B50x70.XLS
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet090120C60x90.XLS
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet090120D36x85.xls
  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

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Garden League ~ Week 20 ~ August 24, 2020

August 26, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

This game concludes the second series of the Garden League. All previous weeks remain open. New players can add their scores to any competition, and existing players can make up for games they have missed.

Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

Recording fees are very inexpensive. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.  

Week 20 ~ August 24, 2020 ~ Numbered Course

The Week 20 Garden League game is a Numbered Course, designed by Dennis Vogel.

Briefing

Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Baseline

The baseline is taken from center-LEFT on this course map.

Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

First Series

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

Garden League ~ Weeks 18 & 19 ~ August, 2020

August 26, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

Both Weeks 18 and 19 are documented below. These games are perfectly nested… which means that you can transition from one game to the next without moving a bit of equipment.

These games continue the second series of the Garden League. All previous weeks remain open. New players can add their scores to any competition, and existing players can make up for games they have missed.

Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

Recording fees are very inexpensive. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.  

Week 18 ~ August 10, 2020 ~ Garden Gamblers

The Week 18 Garden League game shall be a Looper, designed by Dennis Vogel.

Briefing

A Looper is a numbered sequence that is run twice, without stopping.

A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Baseline

The baseline is taken from center-right on this course map.

Week 19 ~ August 9, 2020 ~ In & Out

The Week 19 Garden League game shall be In & Out, designed by Bud Houston.

Briefing

In & Out is a simple three-part game:

  1. Begin with the red jump in the center followed by five obstacles in the outer loop in the order and direction of the handler’s choice.
  2. In the second part, the dog will do each of the obstacles on the outside loop, doing the red jump before each. The obstacles may be taken in any order, but each must be performed before the closing.
  3. In the closing the dog starts with red jump in the center followed by five obstacles in the outer loop in the order and direction of the handler’s choice.

In & Out is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

First Series

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

Garden League ~ Week 17 ~ August 2, 2020

August 3, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

Week 17 continues the second series of the Garden League. All previous weeks remain open. New players can add their scores to any competition, and existing players can make up for games they have missed.

Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

Recording fees are very inexpensive. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

Week 17 ~ August 2, 2020 ~ Garden Gamblers

The Week 17 Garden League game shall be a Garden Snooker, designed by Bud Houston.

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Briefing

Garden Snooker departs slightly from the traditional game of Snooker. Garden Snooker is played in two parts: the opening, and the closing. All dogs will have 50 seconds to earn points.

In the Opening the dog will take the red #1 jump no more than three times. The red jump is worth 1 point. After each successful performance of the red jump the dog may earn additional points by attempting one of the obstacles numbered on the field. The sequence number of each obstacle is also its earned point value.

In the opening the #5 jump is bi-directional; the #7 obstacle can be taken in any order and direction. All other obstacles are scored based on the direction of performance.

On any obstacle fault (dropped bar or missed weave pole), the points for that obstacle are lost and the dog must be directed to the next performance of red jump, if any remain; or begin the closing sequence if no reds remain.

If the bar on the red hurdle is dropped, the opening sequence is finished, and the dog must be directed to begin the closing sequence.

If either: a dog commits to a numbered obstacle after dropping the red hurdle, OR the dog commits to more than one numbered obstacle after doing the red hurdle, the game is over. The handler should down the dog to stop time.

In the Closing the dog will run the numbered sequence, earning the points assigned to each obstacle by the sequence number. Scoring ceases on any obstacle fault, or when time expires, or after the dog has finished the #7 obstacle in the closing; whereupon the handler must “down” the dog to end time.

In the closing the #2 jump is bi-directional. All other obstacles must be performed in the numbered direction.

Garden Snooker is scored Points, Then Time.

Please note, under NDAL rules, refusals are never faulted on non-contact obstacles.

Baseline

The baseline is taken from center-right on this course map.

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Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

First Series

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

July 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

August 1, 2020

Three clubs have reported results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League in July.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in July earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

50×70 Fast & Fun July 2020 Results

The July 50×70 Fast & Fun League featured a numbered course designed by by Bud Houston. This is a historic course originally played in December of 2012 and played again in January 2017.

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A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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AQ4U has assumed a convincing lead in the 50×70 Fast & Fun League, reaping the enhanced LPP of the “historical” course. .

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:
Standings070120B50x70.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in July represented AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky.  Blade, a Border Collie handled by Brian Wakefield, finished this course with zero faults in 36.94 seconds:

The top scoring dog for the second-place team, Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix finished this course with zero faults in 44.34 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Paws4Fun Agility Club out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada was Alex, a Dalmation handled by Annalisa Percy. Percy and Annalisa finished this course with 5 faults in 53.03 seconds:

 

All-Time Best

The best score on this course was recorded by Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, representing Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia in January, 2017. Ripley and Nic finished this course with zero faults in 29.35 seconds:

 

August Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The August 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-gN

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

July 2020 60×90 Masters Results

August 1, 2020

Five clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in July.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in July earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

60×90 Masters July 2020 Results

The July 60×90 Masters League featured a numbered course designed by Bud Houston. This is a historic course originally played in December of 2012 and played again in January 2017.

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A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Standings070120C60x90.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in July represented Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California. Alaska, AN Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements, finished this course with zero faults in 28.34 seconds:

 

The high scoring dog for the first-place team in July represented Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California. Rudy, a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Patsy Needham finished this course with zero faults in 31.88 seconds:

 

The high scoring dog for the second-place team in July represented High Sierra Canine Agility Club in Markleeville, California. Charlie, a Kelpie handled by Colleen Reid, finished the course with 5 faults in 30.4 seconds:

 

The high scoring dog for the fourth-place team represented K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Teak, a Miniature Schnauzer handled by Rhonda Emerick, finished the course with zero faults in 31.78 seconds:

 

The high scoring dog for Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory finished this course with zero faults in 31.02 seconds:

 

All-Time Best

The best score on this course was recorded by Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela plays for Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio in January of 2017. The All Stars have shut down for the coronavirus. Leela and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 24.68 seconds:

 

Time Capsule

Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California, has taken over the lead in the 60×90 Masters league for 2020. This club has gone back, as our rule allow, and run dogs in competitions they missed due to complications with the coronavirus emergency. And so, several of our monthly results have been amended.

March 2020 Results

Standings030120C60X90.pdf

Jumpin K-9’s finished in fourth-place for March. Their top scoring dog was Rudy, a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Patsy Needham, finishing the course with zero faults in 39.22 seconds:

 

April 2020 Results

Standings040120C60x90.pdf

Jumpin K-9’s finished in first-place for April and recorded a new Top Dog score for the month. Rudy, a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Patsy Needham, finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 points on the bonus, in 40.62 seconds, for a score of 20.62:

 

May 2020 Results

Standings050120C60x90.pdf

Jumpin K-9’s again posted a first-place team finish. Their top scoring dog was again Rudy (the all-star), handled by Patsy Needham. Rudy finished this course with 0 faults in 35.19 seconds:

 

June 2020 Results

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Jumpin’ K-9’s finished in first-place in June, and again, their top scoring dog was Rudy, handled by Patsy Needham, who finished this course with zero faults in 35.19 seconds:

 

August Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The August 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-gN

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.