Archive for February, 2020

March 2020 NDAL League Courses

February 10, 2020

Following is a preview of the March 2020 courses and games for NDAL league play. March is the final month of the Winter series.

54X70 Games

The March game for the 54×70 Games league is a game called Tunnel Jacks, designed by Mike Hughson.

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Briefing

Tunnel Jacks is played like the children’s game of Jacks. The bounce of the ball is represented by performance of the straight tunnel in the middle of the floor. Then the dog will pick up onsies (one point); bounce again and pick up twosies (two points); and so forth until sevensies, or time expires.

Jumps are 1 point; and the u-shaped pipe tunnel is 3 points. An obstacle may be performed no more than twice in the same pick-up. Back-to-back is allowed only on the u-shaped pipe tunnel.

ON ANY FAULT in a pick-up, the dog must be directed to “bounce” (do the tunnel) and then reattempt the pick-up that was faulted. Faults include:

  • Dropped bar (out of play for the game)
  • Entering the bounce tunnel with more or less than the number to be picked up
  • Doing any jump back-to-back.

When time expires or when the dog picked up sevensies, the dog must proceed to the tire to stop time.

Time begins when the dog first enters the bounce tunnel. Time ends at the table. Note that the tire is not live and has no point value unless time has expired or when the handler directs the dog to the tire.

Tunnel Jacks is scored Points, Then Time.

Course time is 60 seconds.

 

50×70 Fast & Fun

The March game for the 50×70 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Mike Hughson.

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Briefing

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

60×90 Masters

The March game for the 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Mike Hughson.

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Briefing

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The March game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Mike Hughson.

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Briefing

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.

50×70 Fast & Fun 2020 January Results

February 2, 2020

The first month of the Winter Series NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun is in the books. December featured a numbered course designed by Geoff Teare.

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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:

Standings010120B50X70.pdf

 

Top Dog

Representing AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky, the top scoring dog in the January 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league was Blade, a Border Collie, handled by Christina Wakefield. Blade and Christina posted the best score, finishing this course with zero faults in 23.86 seconds:

 

First-Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York posted the best team score in January, taking the early lead in the Winter series. The top scoring dog for Agility Dream Dogs was Chase, a Sheltie handled by Lydia Hofmann. Chase and Lydia placed second overall, finishing this course with zero faults in 24.57 seconds:

 

Second-Place Team

Finishing second in December in the 50×70 Fast & Fun league was AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. As AQ4U’s top scoring dog has been featured as the Top Dog for January, the second-best score for the club was posted by Legend, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Lydia Robbins. Legend and Lydia finished this course with zero faults in 25.05 seconds:

 

Third-Place Team

Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio earned the third-place finish in the January league. The top scoring dog for Clermont County was Meherah, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome. Meherah and Daelyn finished the course with zero faults in 26.39 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for Cloud Nine in Maple Grove, was Rider, an All American handled by Steve Gerber. Rider and Steve finished the course with zero faults in 27.91 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for K9 Powersports in Grand Junction, Colorado was Keiji, a Papillon handled by Geoff Teare. Keiji and Geoff finished this course with zero faults in 27.83 seconds:

The top scoring dog for Lucky Dog Agility in Winterville, Georgia was Knox, a Border Collie handled by Brad Baxter. Knox and Brad finished the course with zero faults in 30.69 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was Monty, an All American handled by Judy Chymiak. Monty and Judy finished this course with zero faults in 32.02 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Katniss, a Mix handled by Bud Houston. Katniss and Bud finished the course with zero faults in 32.75 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club of Akron, Ohio  was Savvy, a Toller handled by Cindy Fink. Savvy and Cindy finished the course with zero faults in 31.28 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico was Harry, a Parson Russell Terrier handled by Omar Alarcón. Harry and Omar finished the course with zero faults in 29.5 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado, was also the only dog reporting for that franchise. Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman finished the course with zero faults in 25.83 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Rosetree DTC in Lexington, Kentucky was Bentley, an All American handled by Kristyn Kay. Bendley and Kristyn finished the course with 5 faults in 48.8 seconds:

February Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to wjoin any of our four ongoing leagues. The February 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-cs

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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.

54×70 Games 2020 January Results

February 2, 2020

The first month of the NDAL 54×70 Games league, Winter series, featured a game called Time Gamble, designed by Bud Houston, based on placement of equipment by game master Geoff Teare.

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The briefing on the course map gives a good description of the rules for Time Gamble. We asked that the handler announce the guess at the beginning of the video just to ensure that the guess came before the run.

Each handler was faced with having to guess not only how fast the dog would complete the course, but how many faults might be earned.

This was a fun game that allowed for dogs that might not be the fastest or the most error free, to post a competitive score.

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:

Standings010120A54X70.pdf

 

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the January 2020 54×70 games league represented Country Dream Agility out of Waterford Ohio. The Top Dog for January was    Ozzie, a Poodle handled by Shannon Tuttle. Ozzie is a very novice dog that is fearful of the teeter. And so her guess of 80 included her estimate of time AND the faults earned by passing up an obstacle. Ozzie and Shannon finished the game with 25 faults in 55 seconds for a perfect score of zero.

 

First Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma won the January Games competition. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Rebel, a Mini American Shepherd handled by Gary Reeves. Gary guessed 38. Rebel finished the course with zero faults in 37.88, earning a score of 0.12:

 

Second Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York managed a second-place finish in January, it a very close competition. The top scoring dog for Agility Dream was Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy (who guessed 25). Gracie and Gary finished the game with zero faults in 24.97 seconds, earning a score of 0.03:

 

Third Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio finished in third place in January, not all that far out of first place. As the top scoring dog for Country Dream earned Top Dog honors, the next best score for Country dream came from Katniss, a Mix handled by Bud Houston (who guessed 33). Katniss finished the course with zero faults in 32.96 seconds, earning a score of 0.04:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club Of Akron (out of Tallmadge, Ohio) was Zoe, a Border Collie handled by Beth Trayers. Zoe and Beth (who guessed 48), finished the game with 10 faults in 36.7 seconds, for a score of 1.3:

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco out of Guadalajara, Mexico was Cody, a Bichon handled by Maria Elena Perez (who guessed 71. Cody finished the course with 25 faults in a time of 44.81 seconds for a final score of 1.19:

 

The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog out of Westminster, Colorado was Lucy, an Australian Shepherd handled by John Fisher (who guessed 56. Lucy finished the course with 5 faults in 49.03 seconds for a score of 1.97:

 

February 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 February 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-cs

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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.

36×85 Fast & Fun 2020 January Results

February 1, 2020

The first month of the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun league Winter series featured a numbered course designed by Geoff Teare.

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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:

Standings010120D36x85.pdf

 

Top Dog

The top scoring dog in the January 2020 36×85 Fast & Fun league plays for Dirty Dogs Agility League, out of Parker, Colorado. Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman was, in fact, the only dog reporting for Dirty Dogs in January. Ollie and Heather finished the course with zero faults in 26.1 seconds:

 

First-Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma finishes earns the win in January. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Flicka, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Flicka and Frances finished this course with zero faults in 29.51 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio finished the January competition in second place. The top scoring dog for country dream was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix and Bud finished this course with zero faults in 29.44 seconds:

 

Third Place Team

Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico finished January in third place. The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs was Broko, a Blue Heeler handled by Omar Alarcón. Broko and Omar finished the course with 5 faults in 27 seconds flat:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog in Westminster, Colorado was Dottie, a Danish Swedish Farmdog handled by Jennifer Giacchi. Dottie and Jennifer placed second overall, finishing this course with zero faults 28.33 seconds:

 

February 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 February 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-cs

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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 2020 January Results

February 1, 2020

The first month of the NDAL 60×90 Masters league Winter series featured a numbered course designed by Geoff Teare.

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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:

Standings010120C60X90.pdf

 

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the first month of the 60×90 Masters Winter series plays for Clermont County All Breed All Stars. Meherah, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome finished the January course with zero faults in 28.79 seconds:

 

First Place Team

Clermont County All Breed All Stars, the team in Milford, Ohio won in convincing fashion in January, taking 7 of the top 10 placements.

As the top scoring dog for Clermont County has already been accounted for, the second place Clermont County dog, and second place overall was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 32.03 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California finished in second place in JanuaryThe top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9’s was Xena, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Althea Roman. Xena and Althea finished the course with zero faults in 35 seconds flat:

 

Third Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma had a strong showing in December, and finished third in the first month of the Winter series. Zuko, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Christina Hatchett finished the course with zero faults in 37.9 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix and Bud finished with zero faults in 36.77 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Lucky Dog Agility in Winterville, was Knox, a Border Collie handled by Brad Baxter. Knox and Brad finished this course with zero faults in 39.31 seconds:

 

POTC Thunder Pawz in Brimfield, Illinois was Swiper, an All American handled by Cindy Snowden. Swiper and Cindy finished the course with zero faults in 37.08 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico was Harry, a Parson Russell Terrier handled by Omar Alarcón. Harry and Omar finished the course with 5 faults in 46.34 seconds:

 

February 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 February 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-cs

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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.