Archive for April, 2019

May 2019 NDAL League Courses

April 30, 2019

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

54X70 Games

The Spring series of the 54×70 Games league continues In May 2019 featuring the game Tunnel Jacks

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Briefing

Tunnel Jacks is like the children’s game of jacks. Doing a tunnel is the “bounce”. All of the jumps are “jacks”. After the “bounce” (doing the tunnel), the dog must “pick up” the appropriate number of jacks. The dog will bounce then score onesies, bounce and twosies, bounce and threesies, and so forth until time expires.

On any fault the dog must bounce again (do a tunnel) and retry the pickup. If the dog enters a tunnel with more or less than the correct number, the judge will call fault and the dog must retry that pickup. A dropped bar is a fault, and the jump is subsequently out-of-play.

Course time is 50 seconds. Time begins when he first enters a tunnel. The end-of-time whistle ends scoring only; the clock continues to run until the dog goes to the table. 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.

Tunnel Jacks is scored Points, Then Time. The dog the number of his last complete pick-up plus any partial performance converted to a decimal. A dog having scored “foursies” and two jumps when the whistle blows, will earn a score of 4.2.

 

50×70 Fast & Fun

The second 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

The second 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.

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The second month of 36×85 Fast & Fun league 2019 Spring series features a sequencing game called Looper!

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Briefing

A “Looper” is a simple sequencing game. The dog will run the numbered sequence twice, without stopping. A Looper 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/Scoresheet050119A54x70.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/Scoresheet050119B50x70.xls

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

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet050119C60x90.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/Scoresheet050119D36x85.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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K9 Manners & More Wins! 54×70 Charitable March 2019 Results

April 1, 2019

The 2018/2019 Winter Series is in the books!

The final month of the NDAL 54×70 Charitable league featured a game called Looper, designed by Dennis Vogel, captain of Cloud Nine, the NDAL franchise in Maple Grove, MN.

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Dare to Double is an exciting dog’s choice point accumulation game. Every time the dog does the A-frame without fault, the dog’s score is doubled. Jumps are 1; tunnel and tire are 3; teeter and weave poles are 5. Scoring obstacles can be done only twice. There is no limit to the number of times the A-frame can be performed; however the dog is required to score points between attempts. If the dog doesn’t get to the table by 50 seconds half the dog’s points are lost; (also, every time the dog misses the down contact of the A-frame, half of all points are lost). There will be a warning whistle at 35 seconds.

Dare to Double is scored Points, Then Time.

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:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings030119A54x70.pdf

K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma wins the March 2019 54×70 Charitable league AND moves into first place and a win in the Winter series. The Top Dog and top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the game with 1402 points in 44.81 seconds:

Agility Dreams Dogs out of Albion, New Yor, moved into second place in the series with a second-place showing in this game. The top scoring dog for Agility Dream Dogs was Chase, a Sheltie handled by Lydia Hofmann. Chase and Lydia finished the game with 219 points in 42.43 seconds

YouTube informs me that the video of Chase’s run is unavailable!

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio drops to third place in the series, with a fifth-place finish in March. Country Dream managed to run only two dogs in March. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud scored 470 points in 51.57 seconds:

 

Another Nice Mess

We experienced a bit of a “Rules of the Game” dilemma with our play of Dare to Double this month. Can you spot it?

The team captains of the franchises playing this game will discuss. It’s possible that final results will change.

Certainly, from this point forward, complete rules for the play of any game must be included with the course map. Including the rules in the score-keeping worksheet is insufficient, because typically only one person looks at the worksheet. If we put the rules with the course map, then all of the players will have the benefit of reading them. And the players are likely to spot something that was overlooked!

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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.

Dog Ranch Wins! 36×85 Fast & Fun March 2019 Results

April 1, 2019

The 2018/2019 Winter Series is in the books!

The final month of the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun league featured a game called Looper, designed by Dennis Vogel, captain of Cloud Nine, the NDAL franchise in Maple Grove, MN.

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In this game, the dog will run the numbered sequence twice, without stopping.

A Looper 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:

Standings030119D36x85.pdf

Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada won all three months of the 36×85 Fast & Fun league and have won the Winter series.

The top scoring dog for Dog Ranch in March was Dante, a German Shorthaired Pointer handled by Gail Docherty. Dante and Gail finished the Looper with zero faults in 44.26 seconds:

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma placed fourth in March, but held on to second place in the Winter series. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the Looper with zero faults in 47.77 seconds:

Matrix Dog out of Westminster, Colorado, finished in second-place in the 36×85 Fast & Fun in March, and in third-place in the Winter series. The Top Dog in March, and the top scoring dog for Matrix Dog was Jett, a Border Collie handled by Jennifer Bailey. Jett and Jennifer finished the Looper with zerofaults in 36.66 seconds:

Worth Watching

Jumpin’ K-9’s, in Temecula, California, finished third in March and fourth-place in the Winter series. It’s worthwhile to note that the top three teams in March scored in a span of eight points. Jumpin’ K-9s is in that mix.

The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9’s was Ghikii, a Mini American Shepherd handled by Kathy Greenway. Ghikii and Kathy finished the Looper with zero faults in 43.86 seconds:

 

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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.

Clermont County Wins! 60×90 Masters March 2019 Results

April 1, 2019

The 2018/2019 Winter Series is in the books!

The final month of the NDAL 60×90 Masters league featured a fun numbered course designed by Dennis Vogel, captain of Cloud Nine, the NDAL franchise in Maple Grove, MN.

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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:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings030119C60x90.pdf

Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, Ohio won all three months of the 60×90 Masters league and have won the Winter series

The top scoring dog for Clermont County in March was Hooker, a Golden Retriever handled by Linda Setters. Hooker and Linda finished this course with zero faults in 35.55 seconds:

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma rallied to placed second in March, moving from fourth-place to second-place to finish the Winter series. The Top Dog in March, and top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Flicka, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Flicka and Frances finished nearly two seconds in front of the second-place team, with zero faults in 33.82 seconds:

Jumpin’ K-9’s, in Temecula, California, finished third in March and held on to third-place in the Winter series. The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9’s was Pupcakes, a Miniature Poodle handled by Brenda Piper. Pupcakes and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 42.5 seconds:

Worth Watching

While the top two placing teams dominated the top twelve placements, the only dog to break into the mix represented Lucky Dog Agility, out of Winterville, Georgia. Knox, a Border Collie handled by Elaine Boris, finished this course with zero faults in 40.09 seconds:

 

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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.

Clermont County Wins! 50×70 Fast & Fun March 2019 Results

April 1, 2019

The 2018/2019 Winter Series is in the books!

The final month of the NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun featured a fun numbered course designed by Dennis Vogel, captain of Cloud Nine, the NDAL franchise in Maple Grove, MN.

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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:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings030119B50x70.pdf

Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, Ohio managed to win all three months of the 50×70 Fast & Fun league and have won the Winter series

The top scoring dog for Clermont County in March was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 33.25 seconds:

AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous in Brooks, Kentucky placed second in the March 50×70 Fast & Fun league, and second-place in the Winter series. The Top Dog in March, and top scoring dog for AQ4U was Blade, a Border Collie handled by Christina Wakefield. Blade and Christina finished the game with zero faults in 31.76 seconds

Agility Dream dogs out of Albion, New York finished in strong fashion, placing third in March, and third in the Winter series. The top scoring dog for Agility Dream dogs was Chase, a Sheltie handled by Lydia Hofmann. Chase and Lydia finished this course with zero faults in 33.58 seconds:

Worth Watching

The fourth-place team in March and in the Winter series for the 50×70 Fast & Fun was Cloud Nine in Maple Grove, MN. This is the home NDAL franchise for our Games Master for the month, Dennis Vogel.

The top scoring dog for Cloud Nine was Guppy, a Brussels Griffon handled by Kelly McFaul-Solem. Guppy and Kelly finished the course with zero faults in 38.81 seconds:

Analytics

After a jump in participation in February, numbers were down in the 50×70 Fast & Fun league in March. Weather was the main cause, as the final month of Winter managed to be a lion all month long.

Note that the top 10 placements in March were monopolized by dogs representing the top three scoring clubs.

 

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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.