Archive for August, 2020

Garden League ~ Week 20 ~ August 24, 2020

August 26, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

This game concludes the second series of the Garden League. All previous weeks remain open. New players can add their scores to any competition, and existing players can make up for games they have missed.

Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

Recording fees are very inexpensive. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.  

Week 20 ~ August 24, 2020 ~ Numbered Course

The Week 20 Garden League game is a Numbered Course, designed by Dennis Vogel.

Briefing

Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Baseline

The baseline is taken from center-LEFT on this course map.

Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

First Series

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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.

Garden League ~ Weeks 18 & 19 ~ August, 2020

August 26, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

Both Weeks 18 and 19 are documented below. These games are perfectly nested… which means that you can transition from one game to the next without moving a bit of equipment.

These games continue the second series of the Garden League. All previous weeks remain open. New players can add their scores to any competition, and existing players can make up for games they have missed.

Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

Recording fees are very inexpensive. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.  

Week 18 ~ August 10, 2020 ~ Garden Gamblers

The Week 18 Garden League game shall be a Looper, designed by Dennis Vogel.

Briefing

A Looper is a numbered sequence that is run twice, without stopping.

A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Baseline

The baseline is taken from center-right on this course map.

Week 19 ~ August 9, 2020 ~ In & Out

The Week 19 Garden League game shall be In & Out, designed by Bud Houston.

Briefing

In & Out is a simple three-part game:

  1. Begin with the red jump in the center followed by five obstacles in the outer loop in the order and direction of the handler’s choice.
  2. In the second part, the dog will do each of the obstacles on the outside loop, doing the red jump before each. The obstacles may be taken in any order, but each must be performed before the closing.
  3. In the closing the dog starts with red jump in the center followed by five obstacles in the outer loop in the order and direction of the handler’s choice.

In & Out is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

First Series

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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.

Garden League ~ Week 17 ~ August 2, 2020

August 3, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

Week 17 continues the second series of the Garden League. All previous weeks remain open. New players can add their scores to any competition, and existing players can make up for games they have missed.

Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

Recording fees are very inexpensive. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

Week 17 ~ August 2, 2020 ~ Garden Gamblers

The Week 17 Garden League game shall be a Garden Snooker, designed by Bud Houston.

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Briefing

Garden Snooker departs slightly from the traditional game of Snooker. Garden Snooker is played in two parts: the opening, and the closing. All dogs will have 50 seconds to earn points.

In the Opening the dog will take the red #1 jump no more than three times. The red jump is worth 1 point. After each successful performance of the red jump the dog may earn additional points by attempting one of the obstacles numbered on the field. The sequence number of each obstacle is also its earned point value.

In the opening the #5 jump is bi-directional; the #7 obstacle can be taken in any order and direction. All other obstacles are scored based on the direction of performance.

On any obstacle fault (dropped bar or missed weave pole), the points for that obstacle are lost and the dog must be directed to the next performance of red jump, if any remain; or begin the closing sequence if no reds remain.

If the bar on the red hurdle is dropped, the opening sequence is finished, and the dog must be directed to begin the closing sequence.

If either: a dog commits to a numbered obstacle after dropping the red hurdle, OR the dog commits to more than one numbered obstacle after doing the red hurdle, the game is over. The handler should down the dog to stop time.

In the Closing the dog will run the numbered sequence, earning the points assigned to each obstacle by the sequence number. Scoring ceases on any obstacle fault, or when time expires, or after the dog has finished the #7 obstacle in the closing; whereupon the handler must “down” the dog to end time.

In the closing the #2 jump is bi-directional. All other obstacles must be performed in the numbered direction.

Garden Snooker is scored Points, Then Time.

Please note, under NDAL rules, refusals are never faulted on non-contact obstacles.

Baseline

The baseline is taken from center-right on this course map.

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Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

First Series

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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.

July 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

August 1, 2020

Three clubs have reported results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League in July.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in July earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

50×70 Fast & Fun July 2020 Results

The July 50×70 Fast & Fun League featured a numbered course designed by by Bud Houston. This is a historic course originally played in December of 2012 and played again in January 2017.

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A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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AQ4U has assumed a convincing lead in the 50×70 Fast & Fun League, reaping the enhanced LPP of the “historical” course. .

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:
Standings070120B50x70.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in July represented AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky.  Blade, a Border Collie handled by Brian Wakefield, finished this course with zero faults in 36.94 seconds:

The top scoring dog for the second-place team, Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix finished this course with zero faults in 44.34 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Paws4Fun Agility Club out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada was Alex, a Dalmation handled by Annalisa Percy. Percy and Annalisa finished this course with 5 faults in 53.03 seconds:

 

All-Time Best

The best score on this course was recorded by Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, representing Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia in January, 2017. Ripley and Nic finished this course with zero faults in 29.35 seconds:

 

August 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 August 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-gN

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.

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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.

July 2020 60×90 Masters Results

August 1, 2020

Five clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in July.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in July earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

60×90 Masters July 2020 Results

The July 60×90 Masters League featured a numbered course designed by Bud Houston. This is a historic course originally played in December of 2012 and played again in January 2017.

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A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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

Standings070120C60x90.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in July represented Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California. Alaska, AN Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements, finished this course with zero faults in 28.34 seconds:

 

The high scoring dog for the first-place team in July represented Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California. Rudy, a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Patsy Needham finished this course with zero faults in 31.88 seconds:

 

The high scoring dog for the second-place team in July represented High Sierra Canine Agility Club in Markleeville, California. Charlie, a Kelpie handled by Colleen Reid, finished the course with 5 faults in 30.4 seconds:

 

The high scoring dog for the fourth-place team represented K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Teak, a Miniature Schnauzer handled by Rhonda Emerick, finished the course with zero faults in 31.78 seconds:

 

The high scoring dog for Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory finished this course with zero faults in 31.02 seconds:

 

All-Time Best

The best score on this course was recorded by Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela plays for Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio in January of 2017. The All Stars have shut down for the coronavirus. Leela and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 24.68 seconds:

 

Time Capsule

Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California, has taken over the lead in the 60×90 Masters league for 2020. This club has gone back, as our rule allow, and run dogs in competitions they missed due to complications with the coronavirus emergency. And so, several of our monthly results have been amended.

March 2020 Results

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Jumpin K-9’s finished in fourth-place for March. Their top scoring dog was Rudy, a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Patsy Needham, finishing the course with zero faults in 39.22 seconds:

 

April 2020 Results

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Jumpin K-9’s finished in first-place for April and recorded a new Top Dog score for the month. Rudy, a Miniature American Shepherd handled by Patsy Needham, finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 points on the bonus, in 40.62 seconds, for a score of 20.62:

 

May 2020 Results

Standings050120C60x90.pdf

Jumpin K-9’s again posted a first-place team finish. Their top scoring dog was again Rudy (the all-star), handled by Patsy Needham. Rudy finished this course with 0 faults in 35.19 seconds:

 

June 2020 Results

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Jumpin’ K-9’s finished in first-place in June, and again, their top scoring dog was Rudy, handled by Patsy Needham, who finished this course with zero faults in 35.19 seconds:

 

August 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 August 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-gN

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.

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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.