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.
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.
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 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:
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.