54×70 Games May 2019 Results

The second month of the NDAL 54×70 Games league, Spring series, featured a game called Tunnel Jacks, designed by Bud Houston.



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.



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



Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio won the May competition by a narrow margin. The top scoring dog for Country Dream and Top Dog for May was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the game with 6 points in 49.77 seconds:


K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma took second-place in May, but moved up into first place in the Spring series. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the game scoring 6 points in 53.89 seconds:


All Breed Training Club of Akron, out of Tallmadge, Ohio finishes in third place in May and moves down to third place in the Spring series. The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club of Akron was Shelby, an Aussie handled by Steve Bagstad. Shelby and Steve finished the game scoring 6 points in 54.35 seconds:


A New NDAL Club

We are proud and pleased to welcome a new NDAL franchise: Sport Dogs Jalisco, out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. This is a relatively novice group of dogs and handlers. But we look forward to watching them develop into a fine community of agility enthusiasts.

The Top Scoring dog for Sports Dogs Jalisco was Cody, a Bichon handled by Maria Elena Perez. Cody and Maria Elena finished the game with 4.5 points in 59.94 seconds:


Looking Back

You can find the 54×70 Games league April 2019 results, the first month of the Spring series, here:



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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