A World Upside Down
In the middle of March the world started shutting down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Half of our clubs reported for the March competition. And only one or two are expected to report in April.
As a consequence the NDAL has revised the our league rules and stipulations to keep open both the March and April league games and courses until such time that the world sets itself back aright.
This reporting is late. And by our abridged rules, these results are also incomplete. As a courtesy to those who managed to play in March, we are pleased and proud to present the results of their play in March, 2020.
60×90 Masters 2020 March Results
The final month of the NDAL 60×90 Masters league Winter series featured a numbered course designed by Mike Hughson.
A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.
Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:
The Top Dog in the final month of the 60×90 Masters Winter series plays for Dirty Dogs Agility League in Parker, Colorado. Dirty Dogs ran only one dog in the March game. For Dirty Dogs, Ollie, an English Shepherd handled by Heather Cotterman finished this course with zero faults in 28.8 seconds:
First Place Team
Clermont County All Breed All Stars, the team in Milford, Ohio won in March again taking 6 of the top 10 placements.
The top scoring dog for Clermont County was Meherah, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome. Meherah and Daelyn finished this course with zero faults in 34.47 seconds:
Second Place Team
K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma had a great showing in March, moving into second place from a fourth-place tie. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished this course with zero faults in 40.5 seconds:
Third Place Team
POTC Thunder Pawz in Brimfield, Illinois held on to third place in March, and finish the Winter league in third. The top scoring dog for POTC was Swiper, an All American handled by Cindy Snowden. Swiper and Cindy finished the March course with zero faults in 40.19 seconds:
The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the course with zero faults in 46.96 seconds:
April Courses and Beyond?
New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The April 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:
We will not be publishing new courses, beyond April, until the world in general is no longer required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports impossible to play. In the mean time, for small groups that have the capability to play, we will make available courses from our historical catalog.
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