Garden League ~ Week 3 ~ April 26, 2020

You can find cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

The NDAL is hard at work creating methods and practices for reporting. Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

 

Join the Garden League!

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League. We intend to operate this league at least so long as many of are confined to our own homes and back gardens.

You will likely be interested in the nitty gritty details for how the league will operate, how teams are formed, and how much it will cost. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

 

Week 3 ~ April 26, 2020 ~ Looper

The week 3 Garden League game is a Looper.

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Briefing

A Looper is a simple numbered sequence that is run twice, without stopping. On this course, after doing jump #9 the first time, the dog must be directed to begin again at jump #1.

A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

Week 2 ~ April 19, 2020 ~ Another Minuet

The week 2 Garden league game is a Minuet.

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Please note in setting this course. The placement of the RIGHT end of the tunnel is more important that the placment of the left.

 

Briefing

Course time is 50 seconds. The dog will repeat the numbered sequence until scoring time expires.

Each completed sequence will earn the dog one point. When scoring time expires each obstacle that the dog performs without finishing the sequence will be converted to a decimal value. [Hence if the dog does four sequences and the first two jumps when time expires, then the dog’s score will be 4.2.]

When scoring time expires the clock continues to run until the dog assumes a down position. The dogs time is measured from the moment he breaks the plane of the first jump until the instant he assumes the down position.

On any fault (dropped bar, wrong course, or missed weave pole or entry) the point for the sequence under-way is lost, and the dog must be directed to begin the sequence again, from jump #1. If a bar is dropped it remains down for the duration of play; but the dog must be directed through the uprights on subsequent tries.

The Minuet is scored Points, Then Time.

Week 1 ~ April 12, 2020 ~ A Minuet

The premier Garden League game shall be a Minuet.

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Briefing

The Minuet typically features a numbered sequence with interesting handling challenges. Course time is 50 seconds. The dog will repeat the numbered sequence until scoring time expires.

Each completed sequence will earn the dog one point. When scoring time expires each obstacle that the dog performs without finishing the sequence will be converted to a decimal value. [Hence if the dog does four sequences and the first two jumps when time expires, then the dog’s score will be 4.2.]

When scoring time expires the clock continues to run until the dog assumes a down position. The dogs time is measured from the moment he breaks the plane of the first jump until the instant he assumes the down position.

On any fault (dropped bar, wrong course, or missed weave pole or entry) the point for the sequence under-way is lost, and the dog must be directed to begin the sequence again, from jump #1. If a bar is dropped it remains down for the duration of play; but the dog must be directed through the uprights on subsequent tries.

The Minuet is scored Points, Then Time.

 

Catalog of Garden League Games

During our start-up new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added results.

 

Discussion

The document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations contains our initial attempt to define how on ongoing virtual competition might work. Some of our methodologies will have to be learned as we go along.

I have attempted to explain my own very personal motivations for the Garden League in my own blog, if you’d like to follow along: Making a Small Difference

 

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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.

One Response to “Garden League ~ Week 3 ~ April 26, 2020”

  1. melonimarco Says:

    Reblogged this on Agility Dog Italia.

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