December 2020 NDAL League Courses

November 30, 2020

Following is a preview of the December 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 December three historical NDAL courses.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The December 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, designed by Bud Houston. This game was first run in the NDAL in June of 2017.

Briefing

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up and hit the paint.

Historical

The standing Top Dog in this game was recorded in June of 2017, playing for AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky, Ember, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Stacey Breckel, finished the course with zero faults in 23.94 seconds:

60×90 Masters

The December 2020 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Bud Houston. This course was originally run in the NDAL in June 2017.  

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in June 2017, represented United Colours of Agility out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Sumo a Staffie cross handled by Roche Compaan finished the course with zero faults in 25.57 seconds:

36X85 Fast & Fun

The December game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a Looper.

Briefing

A Looper is a numbered sequence that is twice repeated, without stopping. The design should make the transition between the two performances central to the riddle of the course.

This game is scored Time, Plus Faults. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this Looper, recorded in June 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia: Flayme a Border Collie handled by Susan Masson, finished the course with zero faults in 31.13 seconds:

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 Scoresheet120120B50x70.xls
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet120120C60x90.xls
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet120120D36x85.xls
  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

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October 2020 60×90 Masters Results

November 4, 2020

Five clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in October. There is a strong possibility that Jumpin’ K9s out of Temecula, California will make a late challenge to this game.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in October 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 October 2020 Results

The October 60×90 Masters League featured the game called Time Warp designed by Bud Houston. This is a historic course originally played in March of 2017.

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game with distance challenges (indicated on the course map) from which the dog may earn a bonus, if performed without fault.

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Results

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

Standings100120C60x90.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in October represented the first-place team, POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois. Wick, a Border Collie handled by Hannah Teegardin finished the game with zero faults, earning 15 on the bonus in 38.59 seconds, for a final score of 23.59. Due to a videographer malfunction there is no recording of Wick’s run.

POTC Thunder Pawz second best dog was also run by Hannah Teegardin. Fli, Border Collie finished the game with zero faults, scoring 15 on the bonus in 44 seconds for a final score of 29:

The high scoring dog for the second-place team in October plays for K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Trace, a Dalmation handled by Suzanne Ratchner, finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 51.88 seconds, for a final score of 31.88:

The high scoring dog for the third-place team in October represented High Sierra Canine Agility Club in Markleeville, California. Charlie, an Aussie handled by Sherie Cahill, finished the game with zero faults, earning 10 on the bonus in 46.35 seconds, for a score of 36.35:

The high scoring dog for Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California was Gus, a Border Collie handled by Liz Clements. Gus and Liz finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 47.79 seconds, for a final score of 27.79:

And, representing Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado, Ollie, an English Shepherd handled by Heather Cotterman, finished the game with 5 faults, earning 10 on the bonus in 34.24 seconds, for a final score of 29.24:

November 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 November 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-iF

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.

October 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

November 4, 2020

Six clubs have reported results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League in October.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in October 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 October 2020 Results

The October 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league was a game called Time Warp, played as a Looper, designed in collaboration by Brenda Gilday and Bud Houston. This game was first run in the NDAL in April of 2017.

Briefing

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game that awards performance at a distance with a bonus. On this course a send to tire (from other side of line) = 10 bonus points. Send all the way to the weaves (completed without fault) = 10 MORE bonus pts. LOOPER ~ After first completed #1 through #9 the dog is directed through the sequence a second time (40 points maximum bonus).

A Time Warp Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Results

With a dominating performance in October, taking nine of the top ten placements, AQ4U ‘s Fast & Furryous continues to lead in the 50×70 Fast & Fun League.

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

Standings100120B50x70.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in October represented AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky, was Maggie, a Parson Russell Terrier handled by   Ann Embry. Maggie and Ann finished the game with zero faults, scoring 40 on the bonus in 30.07 seconds, for a final score of -9.93:

The top scoring dog for the second-place team, Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York, was Bebe, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Michael Hughson. Bebe and Michael finished the game with zero faults in 32.01 seconds:

The top scoring dog for the third-place team, Paws4Fun Agility Club out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada was Alec, a Dalmatian handled by Annalisa Percy, finishing the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 56.33 seconds, for a final score of 36.33:

The top scoring dog for High Sierra Canine Agility Club out of Markleeville, California was Karat, a Mudi handled by Linda Groesbeck. Karat finished the game with zero faults in 35.8 seconds:

The top scoring dog for K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado, was Jasper, a Chocolate Lab handled by Shana Goodwin. Jasper finished the game with 10 faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 54 seconds, for a final score of 44:

And, the top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club Of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio was Oliver, a Havanese handled by Ruth Drew. Oliver and Ruth finished the game with 5 faults, earning 20 on the bonus, in 61 seconds for a final score of 46:

November 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 November 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-iF

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.

October 2020 36×85 Fast & Fun Results

November 2, 2020

Two clubs played the 36×85 Fast & Fun game in October, PAWS4FUN out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada and Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. We’ll lose Paws4Fun after November as the weather up north will turn too chilly for play outside.

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

36×85 Fast & Fun October 2020 Results

The October 36×85 Fast & Fun League featured a numbered course designed in collaboration by Bud Houston and Brenda Gilday. This is a historic course originally played in April of 2017.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Results

Dirty Dogs Agility League posted the top team score in October. Paws4Fun has assumed the lead for the 36×85 Fast & Fun League!

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

Standings100120D36x85.pdf

Top Dog

The Top Dog in October represented Dirty Dogs Agility League. Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman, finished this course with zero faults in 33.46 seconds:

The second-place dog in October also plays for Dirty Dogs. Rain, a Pomeranian handled by Dawn Denkins, finished the course with zero faults in 40.23 seconds:

Dawn Denkins also ran with Sassy a Pomeranian who finished the course with zero faults in 46.53 seconds:

The top scoring dog for Pawz4Fun Agility Club finished in third-place overall. Mika, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Janet Parks finished this course with zero faults in 45.48 seconds:

Pawz4Fun’s second-best was Athena, an All Canadian handled by Erin Moore. Athena and Erin finished the course with zero faults in 48.47 seconds:

Also playing for Pawz4Fun was Dune, a Labrador handled by Catherine Woolham. Dune finished this course with zero faults in 49.01 seconds:

November 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 November 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-iF

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.

November 2020 NDAL League Courses

October 29, 2020

Following is a preview of the November 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 November three historical NDAL courses.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The November 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league is Pole Jacks, designed by Bud Houston. This game was first run in the NDAL in May of 2017.

Briefing

Pole Jacks is played like the children’s game of jacks. The performance of a short set of weave poles is the bounce of the ball. All other obstacles on the course are jacks and have specific point values. Jumps are worth 1 point; tunnels are worth 3 points.

After the “bounce” (doing the weave poles), the team must “pick up” the appropriate number of jacks by scoring an equivalent number of points. The handler and dog team will bounce “onesies,” bounce “twosies,” bounce “threesies,” and so forth until either they score “sevensies” or time expires.

Time begins when the dog first makes a “legal” entry into the weave poles. Time stops when the dog touches the table with one paw. The table is live at all times. The end-of-time whistle ends scoring only at 60 seconds. After the time whistle, there will be no fault and no points for the dog taking additional obstacles on the way to the table to stop time.

ON ANY FAULT, THE PICK-UP IS LOST AND THE DOG MUST “BOUNCE” AGAIN, AND RETRY THE SAME NUMBER.

The dog must pick up points equaling the number for which the team is shooting after the bounce. Entering the weave poles with fewer or more than the correct “pick up” is a fault.

No obstacle may be taken back-to-back on the same pick up. However, an obstacle may be repeated in the same pick-up.

Note that the final score will be a single digit number ranging from 0 to 7. In any game with a finite number of possible scores time to the table will be an important tie-breaker.

Pole Jacks is scored Points, then Time.

Historical

The standing Top Dog in this game was recorded in May of 2017, representing Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia. Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, finished the game with 7 points in 45.19 seconds:

60×90 Masters

The November 2020 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Bud Houston. This course was originally run in the NDAL in May 2017, and was run again at an NDAL tournament in November, 2018.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in May 2017, represented Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio. Oreo, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome finished with zero faults in 36.53 seconds:

36X85 Fast & Fun

The November game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a Numbered Course.

Briefing

Follow the numbers, hit the paint, keep the bars up… and have fun.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses.

Historical

The standing Top Dog in this game, recorded in May 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia. Jay, a Border Collie handled by Sylvia Hamilton, finished the course with zero faults in 20.76 seconds:

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 Scoresheet110120B50x70.xls
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet110120C60x90.xls
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet110120D36x85.xls
  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

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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 36×85 Fast & Fun Results

October 22, 2020

A solitary club played the 36×85 Fast & Fun game in September, PAWS4FUN out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. We are expecting another club to join this league in October… though we’ll lose Paws4Fun after October as the weather up north will spoil the effort.

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

36×85 Fast & Fun September 2020 Results

The September 36×85 Fast & Fun League featured the game called Time Warp designed by Bud Houston. This is a historic course originally played in March of 2017.

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game that features two distance challenges. 10 points earned for doing the teeter without fault, while the handler remains on the opposite side of the red line. An additional 10 points may be earned for #8 through #10 without fault, while the handler stays on other side of the red line.

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Results

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

Standings090120D36x85.pdf

The High Five

Paws4Fun made a great challenge run against the historical performances of the 36×85 Time Warp game, garnering 378 Lifetime Performance Points. Their top five scores were:

In fifth-place was Snow, a Siberian Husky handled by Lynn McGlashan. Snow and Lynn finished the game with 10 faults, earning 10 on the bonus, in 38.08 seconds:

The fourth-place dog was Sam, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Linda Howie. Sam and Linda finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 44.74 seconds, for a final score of 24.74:

And in third-place was Charm, a Dalmatian handled by Annalisa Percy. Charm and Annalisa finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 40.78 seconds, for a final score of 20.78:

Finishing in second place was Dune, a Labrador handled by Catherine Woolham. Dune and Catherine finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus, in 39.28 seconds, for a final score of 19.28:

The Top Dog in the September 36×85 Fast & Fun game was Alec, a Dalmatian handled by Annalisa Percy. Alec and Annalisa finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus, in 33.88 seconds, for a final score of 13.88:

October 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 October 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-i9

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 60×90 Masters Results

October 17, 2020

Three clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in September.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in September 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 September 2020 Results

The September 60×90 Masters League featured the game called Time Warp designed by Bud Houston. This is a historic course originally played in March of 2017.

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game with a distance challenge (indicated on the course map) from which the dog may earn a bonus, if performed without fault.

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Results

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

Standings090120C60x90.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in September represented the first-place team, POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois. Wick, a Border Collie handled by Hannah Teegardin finished the game with zero faults, earning 10 on the bonus in 38.57 seconds:

The high scoring dog for the second-place team in September plays for K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Keiji, a Papillon handled by Geoff Teare, finished the game with zero faults, earning no bonus, in 34.45 seconds:

The high scoring dog for the third-place team in September represented High Sierra Canine Agility Club in Markleeville, California. Charlie, a Kelpie handled by Colleen Reid, finished the game with 5 faults, earning 10 on the bonus in 35.35 seconds:

October 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 October 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-i9

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 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

October 2, 2020

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

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in September 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 September 2020 Results

The September 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league was 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.

Results

AQ4U continues to lead in the 50×70 Fast & Fun League.

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

Standings090120B50x70.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in September represented AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky.  Legend, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Lydia Robbins, finished the game with zero faults, earning 30 on the bonus in 22.23 seconds, for a final score of minus 7.77:

The top scoring dog for the second-place team, Paws4Fun Agility Club out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada was Snow, a Siberian Husky handled by Lynn McGlashan. Snow and Lynn finished the game with zero faults, earning 30 on the bonus in 30.22 seconds, for a final score of 0.22:

The top scoring dog for the third-place team, High Sierra Canine Agility Club out of Markleeville, California was Charlie, a Kelpie handled by Colleen Reid. Charlie and Colleen finished the course with zero faults, earning 30 on the bonus in 28.27 seconds for a score of minus 1.73:

The team in fourth-place was Cloud Nine out of Maple Grove, Minnesota. This team might have scored higher, but fielded a team of only three dogs. The top scoring dog for Cloud Nine was Guppy, a Brussels Griffon handled by Kelly McFaul-Solem, who finished the game with zero faults, scoring 30 on the bonusin 28.47 seconds, for a score of minus 1.53:

A new NDAL franchise joined us in September, K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado. The top scoring dog for K9cation was Jasper, a Chocolate Lab handled by Shana Goodwin. Jasper and Shana finished the game with zero faults, scoring 20 on the bonus in 32 seconds for a final score of 12 flat:

October 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 October 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-i9

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.

October 2020 NDAL League Courses

October 1, 2020

Following is a preview of the October 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 October three historical NDAL courses.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The October 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league is Time Warp Looper, designed by Brenda Gilday and Bud Houston. This game was first run in the NDAL in April of 2017.

Briefing

TIME WARP ~ send to tire  (from other side of line) = 10 bonus pts. Send all the way to the weaves (completed without fault) = 10 MORE bonus pts. LOOPER ~ After first completed #1 through #9 the dog is directed through the sequence a second time (40 points maximum bonus).

This game is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

The standing Top Dog in this game was recorded in April of 2017, representing Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia. Flayme, a Border Collie handled by Susan Masson, finished the game with zero faults, scoring 40 on the bonus in 25.77 seconds for a final score of minus 14.23 seconds:

60×90 Masters

The October 2020 60×90 Masters league is a game called Time Warp, designed by Brenda Gilday and Bud Houston. This game was originally run in the NDAL in April, 2017, and was run again at an NDAL tournament in October, 2018.

Clearly the course designers were on a games binge in April of 2017 (and maybe imagined that distance games would give their dogs some advantage?)

Briefing

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game that provides a single opportunity for the dog to earn a bonus. On this course A Time Warp bonus can be earned for each performance of the pipe tunnel. 5 bonus points are earned when the dog performs a pipe tunnel in sequence with the handler on the opposite side of the (red) containment line. 20 total bonus points are possible.

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

The standing Top Dog in this game, recorded in April, 2017, represented Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio. Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday, finished the game with zero faults, scoeing 20 on the bonus in 35.33 seconds, for a final score of 15.33:

36X85 Fast & Fun

The October game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a Numbered Course.

Briefing

Follow the numbers, hit the paint, keep the bars up… and have fun.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses.

The standing Top Dog in this game, recorded in April, 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia. Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, finished the course with zero faults in 30.43 seconds:

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 Scoresheet100120B50x70.xls
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet100120C60x90.xls
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet100120D36x85.xls
  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

Follow us on Facebook:
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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 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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