May 2021 IDAL League Courses

The following is a preview of the May 2021 courses and games for IDAL league play. Because of the extreme conditions wrought on the world by the coronavirus pandemic, the IDAL presents for play in May three historical NDAL courses.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The May 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, based on a design by Wayne Van Deusen. This game was first run in the NDAL in November of 2017.

Briefing

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

Historical

The standing Top Dog in this game was recorded in November of 2017, playing for Cloud Nine out of Maple Grove, Minnesota. Pixel, a Border Collie handled by Dawn Plekkenpol, finished this course with zero faults in 26.12 seconds. View the video at

60×90 Masters

The May 2021 60×90 Masters league is a games course based on a design by Wayne Van Deusen originally run in the IDAL in November 2017. This game is called Jumplers.

Briefing

This game is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus. Bonuses are earned when the dog works away and the handler stays in one or more of the three containment areas. There are three bonus scenarios:

  1. 10 bonus points earned by the dog if the handler uses no more than two of the boxes.
  2. 20 bonus points earned by the dog if the handler uses box “B” only.
  3. 30 bonus points earned by the dog if the handler uses only box “A” or box “C”.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in November 2017, was from Clermont County All Breed All Stars, in Millford, Ohio. Meherah, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome, finished this course with zero faults and a 30-point bonus in 21.81 seconds. The final score was -8.19:

36X85 Fast & Fun

The May 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course based on a design by Wayne Van Deusen. This course was originally run in the IDAL in November 2017.  

Briefing

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in November 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia: Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, finished this course with zero faults in 29.02 seconds:

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. 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.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

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