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
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.