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.
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.
Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:
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
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.