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