Week 8 started play on May 31, 2020. Our game was Heinz, a game of math and strategy.
Week 8 ~ May 31, 2020 ~ Heinz 57
Heinz 57 is a dog’s choice game. The objective is to score exactly 57 points.
- Jumps are worth 1 point
- The weave poles are worth 5 points
- The pipe tunnel is worth 3 points if taken as the first obstacle in a scoring sequence; otherwise the tunnel doubles ALL points previously earned.
Please note that the Start Line is bi-directional.
Obstacles can be taken no more than twice in a scoring sequence. The scoring sequence resets if & when points earned are doubled (by taking the pipe tunnel).
A faulted obstacle earns no points. Faults include:
- Dropped bar (the jump is out-of-play for the remainder of the game)
- Missed weave pole or weave entry (the weaves can be restarted… or the dog can go on to another obstacle)
- An obstacle taken more than twice in a scoring sequence.
If more than 57 points are earned then the dog’s points shall be equal to 57 minus the difference between the number scored and 57.
There is no course time limit. Time should be recorded to the 100th of a second.
Heinz 57 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 7.
The current Top Dog for week 7 represents Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio. Tuff, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes. Tuff and Missy finished the game scoring 57 points in 16.25 seconds:
The second-place dog also handled by Melissa Holmes, was Prim, a Border Collie. Prim finished the game with 57 points 19.95 seconds:
Third place is a tie! Represented Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California. Ruby, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements, finished the game with 57 points in 20.53 seconds:
Also scoring 57 points in 20.53 seconds was Kory, a Country Dream dog handled by Bud Houston.
Rounding out the High Five, also representing Country Dream and handled by Bud Houston, Phoenix a Border Collie, finished the game with 57 points in 21.01 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
Week 6: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fb
Week 7: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fm
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 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.