Following is a preview of the June 2019 games and courses for NDAL league play. June is the final month of the Spring series.
The Spring series of the 54×70 Games league will conclude with the game Time Gamble.
Time Gamble was played regularly at the USDAA Nationals from 1993 to about 2000. Although it started as a familiarization class, it evolved into a regular game of competition that handlers take some delight in playing.
Before running this numbered course the handler must guess the dog’s final score. And the game is scored Time, Plus Faults. With any luck the YouTube videos for the class will include the handler making the guess in the moment before starting the course.
50×70 Fast & Fun
The final month of the 50×70 Fast & Fun league 2019 Spring series features a numbered course.
A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.
The final month of the 60×90 Masters league Spring series features a challenging distance game called “Time Warp”.
Time Warp is run like a simple numbered course. This course provides two opportunities for the dog to earn modest bonus points.
The first bonus is worth 10 points: the dog must perform #6 through #8, without fault, while the handler remains on the opposite side of the containment line.
The other bonus is work 5 points: the dog must perform #9 through #11, without fault, while the handler remains on the opposite side of the containment line.
Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.
36X85 Fast & Fun
The final month of the 2019 Spring series for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league features a Numbered Course.
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 is dedicated to a variety of agility games. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:
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:
The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:
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:
Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters.
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.