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.
Consequently, 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.
50×70 Fast & Fun 2020 March Results
The final month of the Winter Series NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun is in the books. March 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:
Representing AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky the top scoring dog in the March 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league was Legend, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Lydia Robbins. Legend and Lydia finished this course with zero faults in 29.32 seconds:
AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous (Brooks, Kentucky) had a dominating performance in the March competition, not only taking Top Dog honors, but also walking away with five of the top ten scores.
As the AQ4U’s top scoring dog has been featured as the Top Dog for March, we will share with you this team’s second-best performance. Blade, a Border Collie, handled by Christina Wakefield, finished this course with zero faults in 30.18 seconds:
Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio finish second in March, and in second for the series behind AQ4U. The top scoring dog for Clermont County was Leela, a Border Collie, handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela and Brenda finished the course with zero faults in 35.75 seconds:
K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma managed a third-place finish in the March competition. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was Pip, a Standard Poodle handled by Philip VandeVerg. Pip and Philip finished this course with zero faults in 34.48 seconds:
The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix and Bud finished this course with zero faults in 36.48 seconds:
The top scoring dog for Pine Meadows DTC out of South Boardman, Michigan was Meems, a Spanish Water Dog handled by Cathy Winkler. Meems and Cathy finished this course with zero faults in 39.5 seconds:
The top scoring dog for Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado was Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman. Ollie was the second highest scoring dog in March. Dirty Dogs only reported two scores in March, so could not have posted a very high team score (which is the sum of the top five for a team). Ollie and Heather finished this course with zero faults in 29.56 seconds:
The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog in Westminster, Colorado was Dottie, a Danish Swedish Farmdog handled by Jennifer Giacchi. Dottie and Jennifer finished with 5 faults in 37.22 seconds:
The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club of Akron, Ohio was Shelby, an Aussie handled by Steve Bagstad. ABTC of Akron fielded only three dogs so had an incomplete team score. Shelby and Steve finished this course with zero faults in 54 seconds flat:
April Courses and Beyond
New teams are always welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The April 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:
After April, we will not be publishing new courses 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 meantime, for small groups that have the capability to play, we will make available courses from our historical catalog.
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