The first month of the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun league Fall series featured a hybrid game called Louganis Looper.
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.
Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:
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”.
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:
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:
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.