September 2019 NDAL League Courses

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

54X70 Games

The Summer series of the 54×70 Games league concludes with the game Double Joker.

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While the briefing for Double Joker is sketched out on the course-map, it deserves a bit of embellishment here.

This game is like a Gamblers class. Obstacles are performed in the order and direction of the dog’s choosing, and there is a distance challenge. There are no restrictions as to order and direction and, indeed, even the number of times a dog might do an obstacle.

Back-to-back performance of any obstacle during the point-accumulation period is permitted. Indeed, the dog may perform the same obstacle for the entire period. This is known as the Koukkari Strategy.

The distance challenge may be done at any time, and may be repeated.

The handler may double any points the dog earns by having at least one foot on a portable “base”. This could be a pillow, a paper plate, a bit of carpet or whatever is convenient. The handler may preposition the base before starting the dog, or may carry it with and place it at a strategic moment. And the handler might move it to place somewhere else.

Double Joker is scored Points, Then Time.

 

50×70 Fast & Fun

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

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The Summer series for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league concludes with 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.

  • The 54X70 Games League is dedicated to a variety of agility games:
    Download Scoresheet090119A54x70
  • The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges:
    Download Scoresheet090119B50x70
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges:
    Download Scoresheet090119C60x90
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet090119D36x85

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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