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