Archive for November, 2019

54×70 Games 2019 October Results

November 1, 2019

The first month of the NDAL 54×70 Games league, Fall series, featured a game called Pole Jacks, designed by Bud Houston.

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Pole Jacks is like the children’s game of jacks. Doing the weave poles is the bounce obstacle. First bounce, then pick up one point; bounce, and pick up two points… and so forth until time expires. Dogs have 50 seconds. Time begins at first legal entry into weave poles; time ends at the table.

On any fault the dog must bounce again (do the weave poles) and reattempt the number for the pick-up.

Jumps are 1 point; tunnels 3, the A-frame 5. The score is the highest number picked up. Points for a partial pick-up convert to a decimal value.

Pole Jacks is scored points, then time.

Results

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

Standings100119A54x70.pdf

 

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the October 54×70 games league represented Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. Chase, a Sheltie handled by Lydia Hofmann. Chase and Lydia finished with 6.4 points in 48.32 seconds:

 

First Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio earned a very narrow win in October. The top scoring dog for Country Dreams was Katniss, a Mix handled by Bud Houston. Katniss and Bud finished the game with 6 points in 55.5 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York finished second in the October game, close on the heels of the first-place team. As the Top Dog in October has already been featured, next highest score from this team was earned by Suka, a Sheltie handled by Della Sliker. Suka finished the game with 6 points in 50.46 seconds:

 

Third Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma finished in third, not far behind the second-place team.

The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Cody, a Mini American Shepherd handled by Gary Reeves. Cody and Gary finished the game with 5.4 points in 55.74 seconds:

 

November Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The November 2019 league games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-b1

 

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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 Joker’s Notebook, a series of workbooks dedicated to teaching agility dogs and their handlers to work at a distance apart.

50×70 Fast & Fun 2019 October Results

November 1, 2019

The first month of the Fall Series NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun featured a game called Looper.

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Results

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

Standings100119B50x70.pdf

 

Top Dog

Representing AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky, the top scoring dog in the October 2019 50×70 Fast & Fun league was Blade, a Border Collie handled by Brian Wakefield. Blade and Brian finished the Looper with zero faults in 30.45 seconds:

First-Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York finished in first place in October by a healthy 20-point margin. The top scoring dog for Agility Dream Dogs was Chase, a Sheltie handled by Lydia Hofmann. Chase and Lydia finished the Looper with zero faults in 31.03 seconds:

 

Second-Place Team

Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio earned the second-place finish in October. The top scoring dog for Clermont County was Hooker, a Golden Retriever handled by Linda Setters. Hooker and Linda finished the Looper with zero faults in 32.72 seconds:

 

Third-Place Team

Finishing third in October in the 50×70 Fast & Fun league was AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky

As we’ve already featured AQ4U’s top scoring dog as the league Top Dog, we will share AQ4U’s #2 performance. Ace, a Border Collie handled by Lori Vowels finished the Looper with zero faults in 35.07 seconds:

 

November Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The November 2019 league games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-b1

 

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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.

60×90 Masters 2019 October Results

November 1, 2019

The first month of the NDAL 60×90 Masters league Fall series featured the game Call, Direct and Send!

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Call, Direct and Send is a numbered course that contains three distance challenges that will earn the dog bonus points if performed without fault. Each bonus is worth 10 points.

Call ~ Handler leads out and calls the dog over jumps #1 and #2;
Direct ~ Handler remains on other side of containment as the dog does #6 and #7.
Send ~ Handler remains behind line while sending the dog for umps #17 to #19.

Call, Direct and Send is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses.

 

Results

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

Standings100119C60x90.pdf

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the first month of the 60×90 Masters Fall series plays for Clermont County All Breed All Stars, out of Milford, Ohio. Hooker, a Golden Retriever handled by Linda Setters finished this game with zero faults, earning 30 on the bonus, in 32.57 seconds, for a final score of 2.57:

 

First Place Team

Clermont County All Breed All Stars, the team in Milford, Ohio had a convincing win in October, taking the top five placements.

The second-place dog in October also plays for Clermont County. Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday finished the game with zero faults, earning 30 on the bonus, in 32.79 seconds, for a final score of 2.79 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma finished in second-place for the month. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Flicka, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Flicka and Frances finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus, in 35.8 seconds, for a final score of 15.8:

Third Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio placed third overall in October, narrowly behind the second-place team. The top scoring dog for Country Dreams was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston finished the game with zero faults, earning 30 on the bonus, in 36.33 seconds, for a final score of 6.33:

 

November Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The November 2019 league games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-b1

 

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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.

36×85 Fast & Fun 2019 October Results

November 1, 2019

The first month of the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun league Fall series featured a hybrid game called Louganis Looper.

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This is a combination of two games: Louganis and Looper.

Louganis – The dog will earn 10 bonus points if the handler can lead out past the first line before the dog gets four paws onto the dogwalk; and another 10 points if the handler can lead out past the second line.

Looper – The dog will run the numbered sequence twice, excepting that the dog must be on the table when the handler attempts a lead-out for the second try at Louganis (and earn more bonus points). The clock stops when the dog is on the table, and runs when the dog is off the table. On and off the table will earn a standard fault.

A Louganis Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses.

Results

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

Standings100119D36x85.pdf

 

Top Dog

The top scoring dog in the October 2019 36×85 Fast & Fun league plays for Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada.

Aiden, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever handled by Marko Agterberg finished the game with zero faults, scoring 40 on the bonus in 42.1 seconds, for a final score of 2.1.

Unfortunately ALL of Dog Ranch’s videos were lost because of a faulty memory card. Gail Docherty, captain of the Dog Ranch team, writes “I’m sure our videographer will likely not use a new card in his camera on league day ever again”.

First-Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio starts the Fall series with a narrow win. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the game with zero faults, earning 40 points on the bonus, in 42.57 seconds, for a final score of 2.57:

 

Second Place Team

Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada managed a close second-place finish in October. As previously noted, Dog Ranch lost all of their video in October.

 

Third Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma came in at third-place in October, not all that far behind the second-place team. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the game with zero faults, scoring 40 points on the bonus, in 49.34 seconds, for a final score of 9.34:

 

November Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The November 2019 league games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-b1

 

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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.