July 2019 NDAL League Courses

Following is a preview of the July 2019 games and courses for NDAL league play. July is the first month of the Summer series.

54X70 Games

The Summer series of the 54×70 Games league begins with the game Last of the Mohicans.

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Last of the Mohicans was invented as a training game intended to encourage novice students not to constantly correct their dogs for running past an obstacle. The theory was that it’s better for the dog to be in motion, working in tandem with a handler in motion. The handler could return later, and try to understand why the dog had run past the obstacle.

We are playing the “League Play” variation of Last of the Mohicans. Traditionally a handler stopping or going back to correct a dog earned a score of RIP (Rest In Peace)… because the handler had been caught by the Mohicans, and given a good scalping. However, to capture the granularity of scoring that makes league play interesting and fun, this variation will penalize the dog’s score with something less than a good scalping.

Last of the Mohicans is scored Points, Then Time.

 

50×70 Fast & Fun

The Summer Series for the 50×70 Fast & Fun league begins with a numbered course.

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

60×90 Masters

The Summer Series for the 60×90 Masters league begins with a numbered course.

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The final month of the 2019 Spring series for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league features a Numbered Course.

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Scoring

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs are always welcome to join ongoing play. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below; contact the League Secretary to help with the details at  Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

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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