April 2019 NDAL League Courses

Following is a preview of the April 2019 games and courses for NDAL league play. This is the first month of the Spring series.

54X70 Games league

The 54×70 Games league begins the 2019 Spring series with the game Run ‘til You Drop.

This league was formerly named the “Charity” league; and will be called the “Games” league going forward.

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Briefing

Run ‘til You Drop is a dog’s-choice point accumulation game, that features a bit of a time gamble. The dog earns points for taking obstacles in the order and direction of his own choosing. The dog has 40 seconds to accumulate points. The game begins as the dog crosses the start line and ends when the dog performs the teeter. To put a finer point on it… when the plank of the teeter hits the floor, time will end.

If the dog drops the teeter before course time elapses, then all accumulated points are doubled. If the plank drops after the expiration of time the dog will keep all points without any bonus.

The value of scoring obstacles:

  • 1 point for jumps
  • 3 points for tunnels and tire
  • 5 points for the A-frame

Note that the teeter has no value.

The A-frame can be taken only twice for points. Back-to-back performances are allowed. Jumps that are knocked down will not be reset, and will have no subsequent value.

Run ‘til You Drop is scored Points, Then Time.

50×70 Fast & Fun league

The first month of 50×70 Fast & Fun league 2019 Spring series features a numbered course.

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

60×90 Masters league

The first month of the 60×90 Masters league Spring series features a numbered course.

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Our game master advises that this course concept was shamelessly borrowed from a course designed by Tami McClung for play in the USDAA.

36X85 Fast & Fun league

The first month of 36×85 Fast & Fun league 2019 Spring series features a numbered course.

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

An Open Invitation for New League Franchises

New clubs are always welcome to join ongoing play. Download the scorekeeping worksheet for the league (or each league) in which you would like to compete. Our leagues are organized by the size of the competition space and the complexity of challenge.

The 54X70 Games League will be dedicated to a variety of agility games. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet040119A54x70.xls

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet040119B50x70.xls

The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet040119C60x90.xls

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet040119D36x85.xls

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters.

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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.

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