Archive for January, 2021

New IDAL Secretary and Payment Processing

January 31, 2021

I will be your new secretary for IDAL. As of February 1st, please send me all scoresheet results at pagc.live@gmail.com with Bud in either the To: line or CC:.

Also on February 1, 2021, we will be changing the payment processing link to a different account. I will remove the link that takes you to the dogagility.org webpage, and substitute a different link. Providing, of course, that all goes as planned! I will make another post when I have the link live.

February 2021 IDAL League Courses

January 16, 2021

Following is a preview of the February 2021 courses and games for IDAL league play. We are making some changes at the NDAL home office. As you can see, we have changed the N to an I in the League Name. We are now the International Dog Agility League. We need to be inclusive of our international franchises and encourage new international teams to join us. The IDAL presents for play in February three historical NDAL courses. We hope to have some new course offerings in the near future.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The February 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, designed by Bud Houston. This game was first run in the NDAL in August 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 August of 2017, playing for Aq4U’s Fast & Furryous. Ember, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Stacey Breckel. They finished this course with zero faults in 25.68 seconds:

60×90 Masters

For the February 2021 60×90 Masters league, we present the August 2017 game of Power and Speed which was designed by Bud Houston.

Briefing

Power & Speed is a two-part game. The first part, POWER is untimed. However, any faults earned are added to the dog’s overall score. Refusals will NOT be faulted. However, three “on & off” refusals will be deemed a Failure to Perform.

The SPEED part is timed.

A TimeWarp Bonus (10 points) is earned for the dog working away at jumps #7 through #9 without fault, while the handler works on the opposite side of the handler containment line (red line).

This game is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in July 2017, represented United Colors of Agility out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Gemma, a Border Collie handled by Susan Dawson. They finished this course with zero faults, plus the bonus, in a score of 7.63:

36X85 Fast & Fun

The February game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league was designed by Bud Houston in 2017. Get your running shoes on!

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 on this course, recorded in August 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia: Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. They finished this course with zero faults in 30.59 seconds:

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us. You play these historical courses. Just download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at:  pagc.live@gmail.com    

  • The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet020121B50x70.xls
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet020121D36x85.xls
  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

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December 2020 36×85 Fast & Fun Results

January 1, 2021

2020 is in the books for 50×70 Fast & Fun league play. Congratulations to the Championship Team, Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. Dirty Dogs finished the year earning 1944 Lifetime Performance Points, 166 greater than the nearest rival.

Two clubs have reported results for the 36×85 Fast & Fun League in December.

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

The December game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league was 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.

Results

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

Standings120120D36x85.pdf

Top Dog

The Top Dog in November represented the first-place team, Dirty Dogs Agility League. Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman, finished this course with zero faults in 35.37 seconds:

PAWS4FUN out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada finished December in second place, and finishes the year as the second-place team in the 36×85 Fast & Fun league.

The top scoring dog for Paws4Fun was Dune, a Labrador handled by Catherine Woolham. Dune and Catherine finished the Looper with 5 faults in 59.46 seconds:

January Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcomed to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The January 2021 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-jH

We will continue 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. Last chance before this web store closes!

December 2020 60×90 Masters Results

January 1, 2021

2020 is in the books for 60×90 Masters league play. Congratulations to the Championship Team, Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California. Jumpin’ K-9’s finished the year earning 6436 Lifetime Performance Points, more than 2000 greater than the nearest rival.

Three clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in December.

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

The December 2020 60×90 Masters league was 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.

Results

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

Standings120120C60x90.pdf

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in December represented the third-place team, Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California. Gus, a Border Collie handled by Liz Clements, finished this course with zero faults in 29.02 seconds:

The first-place team in November was Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula.

The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9’s was Speed, a Papillon handled by Brenda Piper. Speed and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 34.94 seconds:

POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois finished December in second-place. Swiper, an All American handled by Cindy Snowden, finished the course with zero faults in 33.07 seconds:

January Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcomed to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The January 2021 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-jH

We continue to publish “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. Last chance before this webstore closes!

December 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

January 1, 2021

2020 is in the books for 50×70 Fast & Fun league play. Congratulations to the Championship Team, AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous, out of Brooks, Kentucky. AQ4U finished the year earning 8285 Lifetime Performance Points, more than 3000 greater than the nearest rival.

Seven clubs have reported results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League in December.

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

The December 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league game was 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.

Results

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

Standings120120B50x70.pdf

The Top Dog among clubs reporting in December represented Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York, the first-place team in December. Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, finished this course with zero faults in 24.69 seconds:

The second-place team in November was AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. Biz, an Australian Shepherd handled by Beth Henderson, finished the course with zero faults in 27.46 seconds:

The top scoring dog for the third-place team, K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado was Riley, a Border Collie handled by Lynette Randleman. Riley and Lynette finished this course with zero faults in 34.88 seconds:

The top scoring dog for K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado, was Jasper, a Chocolate Lab handled by Shana Goodwin. Jasper finished the course with zero faults in 35.68 seconds:

The top scoring dog for Cloud Nine in New Hope, Minnesota was Asher, a Miniature Schnauzer handled by Susan Weyrauch, who finished this course with zero faults in 36.5 seconds:

The top scoring dog for PAWS4FUN, out of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada was Dune, a Labrador handed by Catherine Woolham. Dune and Catherine finished the course with zero faults in 36.49 seconds:

The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club Of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio was Savvy, a Toller handled by Cindy Fink, who finished the course with zero faults in 36.19 seconds:

January Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcomed to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The January 2021 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-jH

We will continue 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. Last chance before this webstore closes.