February 2021 IDAL League Courses

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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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Melissa Wallace at  pagc.live@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. 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 the store closes!

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