Archive for November, 2020

December 2020 NDAL League Courses

November 30, 2020

Following is a preview of the December 2020 courses and games for NDAL league play. Because of the extreme conditions wrought on the world by the coronavirus pandemic the NDAL presents for play in December three historical NDAL courses.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The December 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, designed by Bud Houston. This game was first run in the NDAL in June of 2017.

Briefing

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up and hit the paint.

Historical

The standing Top Dog in this game was recorded in June of 2017, playing for AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky, Ember, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Stacey Breckel, finished the course with zero faults in 23.94 seconds:

60×90 Masters

The December 2020 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Bud Houston. This course was originally run in the NDAL in June 2017.  

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in June 2017, represented United Colours of Agility out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Sumo a Staffie cross handled by Roche Compaan finished the course with zero faults in 25.57 seconds:

36X85 Fast & Fun

The December game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a Looper.

Briefing

A Looper is a numbered sequence that is twice repeated, without stopping. The design should make the transition between the two performances central to the riddle of the course.

This game is scored Time, Plus Faults. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this Looper, recorded in June 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia: Flayme a Border Collie handled by Susan Masson, finished the course with zero faults in 31.13 seconds:

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us in play these historical courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below; contact the League Secretary to help with the details at  Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

  • The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet120120B50x70.xls
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet120120C60x90.xls
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet120120D36x85.xls
  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

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October 2020 60×90 Masters Results

November 4, 2020

Five clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in October. There is a strong possibility that Jumpin’ K9s out of Temecula, California will make a late challenge to this game.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in October 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 October 2020 Results

The October 60×90 Masters League featured the game called Time Warp designed by Bud Houston. This is a historic course originally played in March of 2017.

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game with distance challenges (indicated on the course map) from which the dog may earn a bonus, if performed without fault.

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Results

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

Standings100120C60x90.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in October represented the first-place team, POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois. Wick, a Border Collie handled by Hannah Teegardin finished the game with zero faults, earning 15 on the bonus in 38.59 seconds, for a final score of 23.59. Due to a videographer malfunction there is no recording of Wick’s run.

POTC Thunder Pawz second best dog was also run by Hannah Teegardin. Fli, Border Collie finished the game with zero faults, scoring 15 on the bonus in 44 seconds for a final score of 29:

The high scoring dog for the second-place team in October plays for K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Trace, a Dalmation handled by Suzanne Ratchner, finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 51.88 seconds, for a final score of 31.88:

The high scoring dog for the third-place team in October represented High Sierra Canine Agility Club in Markleeville, California. Charlie, an Aussie handled by Sherie Cahill, finished the game with zero faults, earning 10 on the bonus in 46.35 seconds, for a score of 36.35:

The high scoring dog for Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California was Gus, a Border Collie handled by Liz Clements. Gus and Liz finished the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 47.79 seconds, for a final score of 27.79:

And, representing Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado, Ollie, an English Shepherd handled by Heather Cotterman, finished the game with 5 faults, earning 10 on the bonus in 34.24 seconds, for a final score of 29.24:

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

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-iF

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.

October 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

November 4, 2020

Six clubs have reported results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League in October.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in October 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 October 2020 Results

The October 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league was a game called Time Warp, played as a Looper, designed in collaboration by Brenda Gilday and Bud Houston. This game was first run in the NDAL in April of 2017.

Briefing

Time Warp is a simple sequencing game that awards performance at a distance with a bonus. On this course a send to tire (from other side of line) = 10 bonus points. Send all the way to the weaves (completed without fault) = 10 MORE bonus pts. LOOPER ~ After first completed #1 through #9 the dog is directed through the sequence a second time (40 points maximum bonus).

A Time Warp Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Results

With a dominating performance in October, taking nine of the top ten placements, AQ4U ‘s Fast & Furryous continues to lead in the 50×70 Fast & Fun League.

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

Standings100120B50x70.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in October represented AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky, was Maggie, a Parson Russell Terrier handled by   Ann Embry. Maggie and Ann finished the game with zero faults, scoring 40 on the bonus in 30.07 seconds, for a final score of -9.93:

The top scoring dog for the second-place team, Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York, was Bebe, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Michael Hughson. Bebe and Michael finished the game with zero faults in 32.01 seconds:

The top scoring dog for the third-place team, Paws4Fun Agility Club out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada was Alec, a Dalmatian handled by Annalisa Percy, finishing the game with zero faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 56.33 seconds, for a final score of 36.33:

The top scoring dog for High Sierra Canine Agility Club out of Markleeville, California was Karat, a Mudi handled by Linda Groesbeck. Karat finished the game with zero faults in 35.8 seconds:

The top scoring dog for K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado, was Jasper, a Chocolate Lab handled by Shana Goodwin. Jasper finished the game with 10 faults, earning 20 on the bonus in 54 seconds, for a final score of 44:

And, the top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club Of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio was Oliver, a Havanese handled by Ruth Drew. Oliver and Ruth finished the game with 5 faults, earning 20 on the bonus, in 61 seconds for a final score of 46:

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

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-iF

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.

October 2020 36×85 Fast & Fun Results

November 2, 2020

Two clubs played the 36×85 Fast & Fun game in October, PAWS4FUN out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada and Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. We’ll lose Paws4Fun after November as the weather up north will turn too chilly for play outside.

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

36×85 Fast & Fun October 2020 Results

The October 36×85 Fast & Fun League featured a numbered course designed in collaboration by Bud Houston and Brenda Gilday. This is a historic course originally played in April of 2017.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and have fun.

Results

Dirty Dogs Agility League posted the top team score in October. Paws4Fun has assumed the lead for the 36×85 Fast & Fun League!

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

Standings100120D36x85.pdf

Top Dog

The Top Dog in October represented Dirty Dogs Agility League. Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman, finished this course with zero faults in 33.46 seconds:

The second-place dog in October also plays for Dirty Dogs. Rain, a Pomeranian handled by Dawn Denkins, finished the course with zero faults in 40.23 seconds:

Dawn Denkins also ran with Sassy a Pomeranian who finished the course with zero faults in 46.53 seconds:

The top scoring dog for Pawz4Fun Agility Club finished in third-place overall. Mika, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Janet Parks finished this course with zero faults in 45.48 seconds:

Pawz4Fun’s second-best was Athena, an All Canadian handled by Erin Moore. Athena and Erin finished the course with zero faults in 48.47 seconds:

Also playing for Pawz4Fun was Dune, a Labrador handled by Catherine Woolham. Dune finished this course with zero faults in 49.01 seconds:

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

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-iF

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.