Below are the results for the 60×90 League for April 2022. This month we are playing a game designed by Cindy Valdez from Jumpin’ K-9’s in Temecula, California. I am calling it “Hop Into Spring.”
If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!
The efforts of dogs playing in April earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP). The LPP is a measure of rank based on how each dog placed in relation to all the other dogs. The IDAL keeps a catalog of all the courses run since the league inception. When a course is run a second, third, fourth… time, the scores of ALL the dogs who have ever run the course are maintained in field. New runs are compared and ranked with the old runs. This ranking is a unique system in the agility world. It allows competitors to do such things as compare a current run to an older run by the same dog or visualize how handling has changed over the years. Honors (titles) are conferred based on the total LPP of a dog as well as the performance in each season.
60×90 Course for April 2022
There are three sequences on the course. All three sequences must be completed, but they can be completed in any order. Before each sequence, the middle, unnumbered jump must be taken. The middle jump is bidirectional. The numbered obstacles must be taken in the order indicated. Standard course faults apply.
Dogs must start on the table. Handlers are permitted to lead out. Time starts when the first paw hits the ground and stops when the dog hits the table with any part of their body AFTER finishing all three sequences (or the handler gives up). If the dog takes the table at any time before completing all three sequences, it is merely counted as a wrong course. The team can continue to complete all the sequences. Standard course faults apply. Scored Time, Plus Faults.
60×90 Regular Standings
Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most are graced with a YouTube link:
The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in April is Alaska from Jumping C Crew. Alaska and Liz Clements shot through the course in 36.2 seconds with no faults. Alaska is an Australian Stumpy Tail.
First-Place Team – 329 LPP
The first-place club in April is Jumping C Crew. Alaska and Liz Clements shot through the course in 36.2 seconds with no faults. Alaska is an Australian Stumpy Tail.
Second-Place Teams – 292 LPP
Second place was nabbed by Jumpin’ K-9’s in Temecula, California. Blaze and Carol Pregler torched the course in 46.07 with zero faults. Blaze is an Australian Shpeherd.
Third-Place Team – 274 LPP
Cloud Nine took third place this month. Gambit, an All American, took their top spot for the club. Gambit, handled by Ali Kuschel, posted a time of 48.53 seconds with no faults.
Fourth-Place Team – 259 LPP
POTC Thunder Pawz was not far behind, taking fourth-place. Their speedy pup was Corey handled by Cheryl Walters. Corey is a Border Collie. They finished this course with a pesky five faults in 36.74 seconds. This club hails from Brimfield, Illinois.
Results for Initiates/Dabblers
Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most have YouTube links:
The Initiates and Dabblers this month ran the same course as the other dogs. Their scores were added to the LPP calculation for the regular course. However, I am listing them separately here to compare like skill levels.
The Top Dog for the month of April is Barkley, an All American handled by Valerie Doubet. They run with POTC Thunder Pawz. They took the top spot by running with 5 faults in 59.31 seconds.
The second-place dog is Abby from Jumpin’ K-9’s. Abby is a Rottweiler handled by Carol Betzer. They ran the course with zero faults in 66.25 seconds.
The third-place dog was Luca, a German Shepherd handled by Patricia Liu. They had zero faults and completed the course in 67.72 seconds.
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