Archive for May, 2020

Garden League ~ Week 7 ~ May 24, 2020

May 24, 2020

You can find current and 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 us 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 7 ~ May 24, 2020 ~ Looper

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A Looper is a numbered sequence, run twice, without stopping. On this course time begins as the dog breaks the plane of jump #1. Time ends on the second performance of jump #10.

A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

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.

 

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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.

NDAL Garden League ~ Week 6 Results

May 24, 2020

Week 6 started play on May 17, 2020. Our game was Las Vegas, a game that rewards intrepid (and successful) distance work!

Week 6 ~ May 17, 2020 ~ Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a sequencing game that allow the dog to build a poker hand, based on the sequences taken by the dog. These restrictions apply:

  • A sequence may be performed no more than three times.
  • Only five sequences may count towards the dog’s score.

The three sequences each have a different value:

  • Jacks (the sequence numbered with white circles) ~ 15 points
  • Kings (the sequence numbered with teal squares) ~ 20 points
  • Aces (the sequence numbered with dark red circles) ~ 25 points

If a handler can direct his dog through an entire scoring sequence while remaining inside the containment area, that sequence will be counted as having been performed twice.

Each dog has 60 seconds to play. Time ends when the dog enters the containment area after scoring time expires or on the completion of the final scoring sequence.

Any fault is deducted from the dog points earned.

Las Vegas is scored Points, Then Time.

Preliminary Results

Under the Garden League rules of play new players can play and submit results for the games of all previous weeks. Garden League results are always preliminary.

Detail results (graced with YouTube links) can be found here:
GardenLeagueResults.pdf

The High Five

We are pleased to present video for the current High Five in the Garden League for Week 6.

The current Top Dog for week 6 represents Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio. Tuff, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes. Tuff and Melissa finished the game with 115 points in 19.33 seconds:

 

The second-place dog also handled by Melissa Holmes, was Prim, a Border Collie. Prim finished the game with 115 points in 21.43 seconds:

 

The third-place dog was also representing Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the game scoring 115 points in 26.48 seconds:

 

The  fourth place dog represented Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada. Dante, a German Shorthaired Pointer handled by Gail Docherty, finished the game scoring 115 points in 30.36 seconds:

 

Rounding out the High Five, another dog representing Country Dream Agility, handled by Bud Houston, Phoenix, a Border Collie finished the game with 115 points in 31.72 seconds:

 

History

You can find results for previous weeks here:

Week 1: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-e5

Week 2: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eb

Week 3: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eh

Week 4: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eq

Week 5: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-f3

 

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.

Please note that during our start-up new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. Your scores will be added to existing scores.

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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.

36×85 Fast & Fun 2020 April Results

May 19, 2020

Three clubs have reported results for April. We resume reporting, though a bit late, to acknowledge everyone who continues playing in these interesting times.

Beginning in May the NDAL will present “historical” courses, which have been played before. Existing Lifetime Performance Points will likely enhance new LPP earned.

 

36×85 Fast & Fun 2020 April Results

The April 36×85 Fast & Fun League featured a game called Time Warp designed by Bud Houston.

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Time Warp is a numbered course that includes a bonus opportunity. Bonuses are deducted from the dog’s time… hence the idea of a Time Warp.

In this game the dog earns a 10 point bonus for each performance of the weave poles, so long as the handler remains on the opposite side of the red line; and a 10 point bonus for each performance of the dogwalk, so long as the handler remains on the opposite side of the blue line.

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

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:

Standings040120D36x85.pdf

 

High Five

The current Top Dog for the April 36×85 Fast & Fun League game plays for High Sierra Canine Agility Club out of Markleeville, California. Tanko, an Australian Shepherd handled by Thea Tsurumoto finished the game with zero faults, scoring 40 on the bonus in 51.67 seconds, for a final score of 11.67:

 

The second-place dog represented Country Dream Agility, in Waterford, Ohio. Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston finished the game with 5 faults, earning 40 points on the bonus in 52.18 seconds, for a final score of 17.18:

 

In third-place, also representing High Sierra Canine Agility Club, Karat, a Mudi handled by Linda Groesbeck, finished the game with 10 faults, scoring 40on the bonus in 50.9 seconds, for a final score of 20.9:

 

Representing Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado, the fourth-place dog was Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman. Ollie and Heather finished the game with 5 faults, earning 30 on the bonus in 46.6 seconds, for a final score of 21.6:

 

Rounding out the high five, another dog from Country Dream Agility, Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, finished the game with 5 faults, earning 40 on the bonus in 56.65 seconds, for a final score of 21.65:

 

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

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-dj

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

 

The Garden League

The NDAL is sponsoring an ongoing competition for a small back yard that we call “The Garden League”. We are currently on Week 5 of the league. Our start-up rules will allow new players to go back and play all of the previous games, through week 10.

The Week 5 game is described here: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eL

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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.

NDAL Garden League ~ Week 5 Results

May 18, 2020

Week 5 started play on May 10, 2020. Our game was Tunnel Jacks, a game of strategy and daring based on the children’s game of jacks!

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Tunnel Jacks is a dog’s choice game. Jumps are worth 1 point, and the weave poles are worth 3 points. The tunnel has no point value, and represents the bounce of the ball, as in the children’s game of jacks. Time begins with the bounce (dog enters the tunnel). After the first bounce the dog has onsies and must pick-up one point; after the second bounce the dog has twosies and must pick-up two points. After the third bounce the dog has threesies, and so it goes until scoring time expires or, the dog has scored sevensies.

Scoring time expires at 60 seconds. Time stops when the dog assumes a down position.

On any fault the dog must bounce again (do the tunnel) and the retry the required pick-up. Faults include:

  • Dropped bar (jump is out-of-play for the duration)
  • Missed weave pole
  • Picking up more points after a bounce than the current pick-up requires
  • Entering the tunnel with fewer points than the current pick-up requires

There are no prohibition or stipulation as to order and direction of obstacles. Back-to-back is allowed… or even back-to-back-to-back.

If scoring time expires after the dog has started a pick-up, points earned for completed obstacles are converted to a decimal value in the score. For example if the dog is working sixies and has completed two jumps when time expires, then the dog’s score shall be 5.2.

Tunnel Jacks is scored: Points, Then Time.

 

Preliminary Results

Under the Garden League rules of play new players can play and submit results for the games of all previous weeks. Garden League results are always preliminary.

Detail results (graced with YouTube links) can be found here:
GardenLeagueResults.pdf

 

The High Five

We are pleased to present video for the current High Five in the Garden League for Week 5.

The current Top Dog for week 5 represents Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio. Tuff, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes, finished the game with 7 points in 46.5 seconds:

 

The second-place dog also handled by Melissa Holmes, was Prim, a Border Collie. Prim finished the game with 7 points in 48.46 seconds:

 

The third-place dog was also representing Country Dream was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix finished the game with 7 points in 52.21 seconds:

 

Also handled by Bud Houston, the fourth-place dog is Katniss, a Mix. Katniss scored 7 points in 54.72 seconds:

 

Rounding out the High Five, representing Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California, Ruby, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements, finished the game scoring 7 points in 56.37 seconds:

 

 

History

You can find results for previous weeks here:

Week 1: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-e5

Week 2: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eb

Week 3: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eh

Week 4: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eq

 

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.

Please note that during our start-up new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. Your scores will be added to existing scores.

 

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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.

Garden League ~ Week 6 ~ May 10, 2020

May 17, 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 us 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 6 ~ May 17, 2020 ~ Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a sequencing game that allow the dog to build a poker hand, based on the sequences taken by the dog. These restrictions apply:

  • A sequence may be performed no more than three times.
  • Only five sequences may count towards the dog’s score.

The three sequences each have a different value:

  • Jacks (the sequence numbered with white circles) ~ 15 points
  • Kings (the sequence numbered with teal squares) ~ 20 points
  • Aces (the sequence numbered with dark red circles) ~ 25 points

If a handler can direct his dog through an entire scoring sequence while remaining inside the containment area, that sequence will be counted as having been performed twice.

Each dog has 60 seconds to play. Time ends when the dog enters the containment area after scoring time expires or on the completion of the final scoring sequence.

Any fault is deducted from the dog points earned.

Las Vegas 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.

 

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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 April Results

May 14, 2020

A Late Reporting

Reporting for NDAL league play typically has evolved through tasks that have natural rhythms. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit us in mid-March most of those rhythms went out of kilter.

Two clubs have reported results for April. We resume reporting, albeit a bit late, to acknowledge everyone who has the will and wherewithal to continue playing.

With so few clubs playing, LPP earned by dogs is pitifully small. Taking this into consideration, beginning in May the NDAL will present “historical” courses, which have been played before. Existing Lifetime Performance Points will likely enhance new LPP earned.

 

60×90 Masters 2020 April Results

The April 60×90 Masters League featured a game called The Box Game designed by Bud Houston.

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The Box Game is a numbered course that includes a bonus opportunity. If during the entire run the handler the handler remains inside of the box or if the handler remains outside of the box, 20 bonus points are earned by the dog.

The Box Game is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

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:

Standings040120C60x90.pdf

 

High Five

The current Top Dog for the April 60×90 Masters League game plays for Country Dream Agility, in Waterford, Ohio. Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus for working inside the box, in a time of 42.85 seconds:

 

Also handled by Bud Houston, the second-place dog was Phoenix, a Border Collie. Phoenix finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus with Bud working outside the box, in 51.31 seconds:

 

The third-place dog represented High Sierra Canine Agility Club out of Markleeville, California. Karat, a Mudi handled by Linda Groesbeck, finished the game with zero faults and no bonus, in 39.26 seconds:

 

The fourth-place dog also plays for High Sierra. Sierra, a Doberman Pincher handled by Sharisse Chavez, finished the game with zero faults, earning no bonus, in 45.14 seconds:

 

Rounding out the High Five, the fifth-place dog, also with High Sierra, was Tanko, an Australian Shepherd handled by Thea Tsurumoto. Tanko and Thea finished the game with zero faults, earning no bonus, in 47.69 seconds:

 

May 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 May 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:  https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-dj

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

 

The Garden League

The NDAL is sponsoring an ongoing competition for a small back yard that we call “The Garden League”. We are currently on Week 5 of the league. Our start-up rules will allow new players to go back and play all of the previous games, through week 10.

The Week 5 game is described here: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eL

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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.

Garden League ~ Week 5 ~ May 10, 2020

May 9, 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 5 ~ May 10, 2020 ~ Tunnel Jacks

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Tunnel Jacks is a dog’s choice game. Jumps are worth 1 point, and the weave poles are worth 3 points. The tunnel has no point value, and represents the bounce of the ball, as in the children’s game of jacks. Time begins with the bounce (dog enters the tunnel). After the first bounce the dog has onsies and must pick-up one point; after the second bounce the dog has twosies and must pick-up two points. After the third bounce the dog has threesies, and so it goes until scoring time expires or, the dog has scored sevensies.

Scoring time expires at 60 seconds. Time stops when the dog assumes a down position.

On any fault the dog must bounce again (do the tunnel) and the retry the required pick-up. Faults include:

  • Dropped bar (jump is out-of-play for the duration)
  • Missed weave pole
  • Picking up more points after a bounce than the current pick-up requires
  • Entering the tunnel with fewer points than the current pick-up requires

There are no prohibition or stipulation as to order and direction of obstacles. Back-to-back is allowed… or even back-to-back-to-back.

If scoring time expires after the dog has started a pick-up, points earned for completed obstacles are converted to a decimal value in the score. For example if the dog is working sixies and has completed two jumps when time expires, then the dog’s score shall be 5.2.

Tunnel Jacks 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.

 

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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.

NDAL Garden League ~ Week 4 Results

May 8, 2020

Week 4 started play on May 3, 2020.

The week 4 Garden League game is The Box Game (a Looper). This game will go into the Book of Agility Games as “Cotterman’s Bermuda Triangle” variation to The Box Game.

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The Box Game is a numbered sequence allowing the dog to earn 10 bonus points if the handler either stays outside of the box while the dog runs the sequence or stays inside the box while the dog runs the sequence.

Faults shall not negate the bonus.

As this game will be run as a Looper (a numbered course run twice without stopping) there will be two bonus opportunities. However, our game master, Heather Cotterman has stipulated that the second bonus can only be earned if the handler switches the inside-or-outside choice of the first sequence.

The Box Game is scored: Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

 

Preliminary Results

Under the Garden League rules of play new players can play and submit results for the games of all previous weeks. Garden League results are always preliminary.

Detail results (graced with YouTube links) can be found here:
GardenLeagueResults.pdf

 

The High Five

We are pleased to present video for the current High Five in the Garden League for Week 4.

The current Top Dog for week 4 represents Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. Ollie, an English Shepherd handled by Heather Cotterman finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 25.33 seconds, for a final score of 5.33!

 

 

The second-place dog playing for Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio was Tuff, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes. Tuff and Missy finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 26.82 seconds, for a final score of 6.82:

 

 

The third-place dog was also handled by Melissa Holmes. Prim, a Border Collie, finished the game with zero faults, with 20 on the bonus in 31.49 seconds, for a final score of 11.49:

 

 

The fourth-place dog represented Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio. Katniss, a Mix handled by Bud Houston finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus, in 32.96 seconds for a final score of 12.96:

 

Rounding out the High Five, representing Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada was Dante, a German Short-haired Pointer handled by Gail Docherty. Dante and Gail finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus, in 35.7 seconds, for a final score of 15.7:

 

Worth Watching

Also representing Dog Ranch Inc, was Micah, a Standard Poodle handled by Pippa Hall. Micah and Pippa finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 37.14 seconds, for a final score of 17.14:

 

Playing for Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California is Ruby, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements. Ruby and Liz finished the game with zero faults, scoring 20 on the bonus in 38.27 seconds, for a final score of 18.27:

 

 

Also representing Jumping C Crew, Alaska, an Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements, finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 41.89 seconds, for a final score of 21.89    :

 

 

History

You can find results for previous weeks here:

Week 1: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-e5

Week 2: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eb

Week 3: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eh

 

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.

Please note that during our start-up new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. Your scores will be added to existing scores.

 

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.

May 2020 NDAL League Courses

May 7, 2020

Following is a preview of the May 2020 courses and games for NDAL league play. Because of the extreme conditions wrought on the world by the coronavirus pandemic the NDAL presents for play in May three historical NDAL courses.

A dog’s score in league play is derived from the number of dogs with an inferior score. We call this number “Lifetime Performance Points,” or LPP. The calculation for dogs and league teams that manage to play in May 2020 will benefit from existing LPP. Indeed, dogs that ran this course in 2016 may earn additional LPP from dogs that run the course in the present day. When results for May are reported, we will carefully differentiate between historical runs and new runs. Though none of the historical performances will be reflected in team scores for May. It will be a bit of fun.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The May game for the 50×70 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Wayne Van Deusen. This course was originally run in NDAL league play by 178 dogs in November 2016.

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Briefing

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

The top scoring dog in November 2016 represented Team Canada out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Radical Rabbit, a Malinois handled by Kirstin O’Neill finished this numbered course with zero faults in 22.05 seconds:

 

 

60×90 Masters

The May game for the 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Wayne Van Deusen. This course was originally run in NDAL league play by 81 dogs in November 2016.

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Briefing

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

The top scoring dog in November 2016 represented United Colours of Agility out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. R-The, a Mini American Shepherd handled by Lindsay King, finished the course with zero faults in 25.84 seconds:

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The May game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Wayne Van Deusen. This course was originally run in NDAL league play by 48 dogs in November 2016.

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Briefing

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

The top scoring dog in November 2016 represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia. Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, finished this course with zero faults in 23.09 seconds:

 

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us in play these historical courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below; contact the League Secretary to help with the details at  Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

  • The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet050120B50x70.xls
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet050120C60x90.xls
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet050120D36x85.xls

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog: https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

 

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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.

NDAL Garden League ~ Week 3 Results

May 2, 2020

The third week of the Garden League featured the game Looper. Week 3 started play on April 26, 2020. Under the Garden League rules of play new players—until week 10—can play and submit results for the games of all previous weeks.

A course map and briefing for the Week 3 are included at the end of this report.

 

Current Results

Detail results (graced with YouTube links) can be found here:
GardenLeagueResults.pdf

 

The High Five

We are pleased to present video for the current High Five in the Garden League for Week 3.

The current Top Dog for week 3 represents Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio. Tuff, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes finished the Looper with zero faults in 30.89 seconds:

 

The second-place dog plays for Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman finished the Looper with 0 faults in 34.86 seconds:

 

Also representing Country Dream Agility, Ohio, the third-place dog is Prim, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes. Prim and Melissa finished this course with zero faults in 34.9 seconds:

 

In fourth place, also playing for Country Dream, Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, finished the Looper with zero faults in 38.46 seconds:

 

Rounding out the High Five, in fifth-place, representing Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada was Dante, a German Shorthaired Pointer handled by Gail Docherty. Dante and Gail finished the Looper with zero faults in 39.11 seconds:

 

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.

 

History

You can find results for previous weeks here:

Week 1: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-e5

Week 2: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eb

 

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.

Please note that during our start-up new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. Your scores will be added to existing scores.

 

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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