October 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for October 2022 IDAL play.

We have some craziness this month! Who are our back-seat drivers? Speed demons? Daredevils? We shall find out. I expect to see some interesting handling on these!

The course for this month is “simple” numbered course. Scored time plus faults.

Course Maps

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.   

  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

September 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for September 2022 IDAL play.

Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.

Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for September 2022

The game for this month is called Rekoons. Rekoons is simply Snooker spelled backwards. Sounds simple, but it is confusing so pay attention!

It is played as a two-part game:

1. Numbered Sequence: The numbered sequence must be attempted and is taken in reverse. Each obstacle is also taken in reverse. Start with the landing side of the #7b obstacle, then go to the end of the #7a A-frame and complete it, then #6, and so on, until the dog completes the #2 obstacle. Your course may not have a 7a/7B combo; it may be just #7. Please look at the map to see the correct direction! If the dog faults an obstacle in the numbered sequence, he must be directed to begin the second part – point accumulation.

Note: A dog going on to another obstacle in the opening after having faulted an obstacle, will earn a judge’s whistle, and end the game.

The dog earns the point value of every obstacle performed correctly in the opening for a maximum of 27 points.

2. Point Accumulation: The point accumulation period begins after the dog has completed the #2 obstacle in the opening or after faulting the opening sequence. Points are earned by the completion of a red hurdle and one (and only one) scoring obstacle of the handler’s choice. Each red hurdle can be used only once. Three or four of the red hurdles may be taken. At least three reds must be attempted. The fourth red is available in case another red is faulted or if you want to go for the win. If there are only 3 reds on your course, you take/attempt all three for points.

Point values for each individual obstacle performed without fault are represented by the numbers of the opening sequence. These obstacles are bidirectional in the point accumulation period, including both obstacles of #7. To get 7 points, both 7a and 7B must be taken. Each red jump is worth 1 point.

For example: After completing the #2 tunnel, the handler directs the dog to a red jump which is completed without fault. The team then completes 7a and 7b (in any order) obstacle set. The team earns 7 points + 1 for the red. The dog now completes a different red jump and then completes the #4 jump. The team earns an additional 4+1 points. They continue to another red jump, and so on.

Refusals and runouts are not faulted during point accumulation. A missed contact earns 0 points; go take another red if one remains. Dropped bars take a pointed obstacle out of play.

Point valued obstacle/s can be used more than once; one obstacle can actually be used up to 4 times since there are 4 red jumps on course. Note that you have only 4 opportunities to get points.

During point accumulation a whistle will indicate the end of scoring. Get across the finish line to stop time.

Scoring ends when any of the following occurs:

· A red hurdle is repeated.

· The dog takes more than one scoring obstacle after taking a red hurdle.

· The dog takes a scoring obstacle after faulting the red hurdle. If the dog drops a bar on a red jump, go to another red if another remains. If not, go stop time.

· The whistle sounds.

Dog faults opening but continues running the opening.

Time:

4” & 8” have 65 seconds

12”, 16”, & 20” have 60 seconds

Course Maps

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.   

July 2022 40×85 Results

This post is for the results of the 40×85 League of the IDAL. This month we played What’s My Line. Yes, we played it again. LOL! I claim surgical induced brain fog!

40×85 Regular Results

Top Dog: Radar and Carolyn Heide

2nd Place Dog: Haley and Rachel Denny https://youtu.be/WzDCholnMC4

3rd Place Dog: Lola and Heather Esdon https://youtu.be/giv0sZJQLtg

40×85 Initiate/Dabbler Results

The Initiate/Dabbler Dogs ran the same course as the Regular dogs.

Top Dog: Amie and Nohemi Ramos https://youtu.be/yTfB9SBde9k

2nd Place Dog: Finley and Stacey Ring  No video available

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for download at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All donations from the sale will go to Bud Houston.

August 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for August 2022 IDAL play.

Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.

Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for August 2022

This is a Numbered Course which is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Course Maps

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.   

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

2022 Winter-Spring 60×90 IDAL League Results

Congratulations to Alaska and Liz Clements for being the Top Dog for the Regular 60×90 League.

Congratulations to Milo and Talena Campbell for being the Top Dog for the Initiate/Dabbler 60×90 League.

This post presents the results for the first season of 2022 for the 60×90 league. The first season ran from January through April. This is the first season in which we had a separate league for our less experienced handlers/dogs. We are trying several new things this year.

60×90 Regular Results

Here is the rank ordering of the dogs by total LPP for the Season.

Here are the totals and subtotals by Club to help you find your dog.

60×90 Initiate/Dabbler Results

Please interpret the club rankings with a grain of salt because not all clubs ran a minimum of five dogs. The individual rankings are more relevant as a result.

Here is the rank ordering of the dogs by total LPP for the Season.

Here are the totals and subtotals by Club to help you find your dog.

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

Follow us on Facebook:
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Read our blog:
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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

2022 Winter-Spring 50×70 IDAL League Results

Congratulations to Peak and Christina Wakefield for being the Top Dog for the Regular 50×70 League.

Congratulations to Amie and Nohemi Ramos for being the Top Dog for the Initiate/Dabbler 50×70 League.

This post presents the results for the first season of 2022 for the 50×70 league. The first season ran from January through April. This is the first season in which we had a separate league for our less experienced handlers/dogs. We are trying several new things this year.

50×70 Regular Results

Here is the rank ordering of the dogs by total LPP for the Season.

Here are the totals and subtotals by Club to help you find your dog.

50×70 Initiate/Dabbler Results

Please interpret the club rankings with a grain of salt because not all clubs ran a minimum of five dogs. The individual rankings are more relevant as a result.

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

2022 Winter-Spring 40×85 IDAL League Results

Congratulations to Homie and Lauren Sanchez-Suzmann for being the Top Dog for the Regular 40×85 League.

Congratulations to Simla and Karen Perse for being the Top Dog for the Initiate/Dabbler 40×85 League.

This post presents the results for the first season of 2022 for the 40×85 league. The first season ran from January through April. This is the first season in which we had a separate league for our less experienced handlers/dogs. We are trying several new things this year.

40×85 Regular Results

Here is the rank ordering of the dogs by total LPP for the Season.

Here are the totals and subtotals by Club to help you find your dog.

40×85 Initiate/Dabbler Results

Please interpret the club rankings with a grain of salt because not all clubs ran a minimum of five dogs. The individual rankings are more relevant as a result.

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

April 2022 40×85 Results

This post is for the results of the 40×85 League of the IDAL. The April course is the final game of this season. The April course is a fun game designed by Cindy Valdez who represents Jumpin’ K-9’s in Temecula, California.

If you would like to design courses for the league or learn how to design courses, give me a shout. I will add you to our group.

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.

40×85 Course for April 2022

This game has been dubbed “Hop Into Spring.”  Scored Time, plus faults.

40×85 Regular Results

Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most have YouTube links:

Top Dog

The Top Dog for the month is Kiah, an All Canadian handled by Cindy Warrick. This team represents Dirty DogsAgility League in Parker, Colorado.  They had zero faults with a blistering time of 34.61 seconds.

First-Place Club – 134 LPP

Dirty Dogs Agility League in Parker, Colorado took first place this time. Their top dog was Kiah, an All American handled by Cindy Warrick. They ran the course with zero faults in 25.81 seconds.

Second-Place Club – 115 LPP

PAWS4Fun in Ontario, Canada took first place team in April. Haley, an All Canadian handled by Rachel Denny, took top dog for the club. They incurred a 5-point fault but ran in a t the bar at a time of 42.56 seconds.

Third-Place Club – 90 LPP

The third-place club was Sport Dogs Jalisco. The top dog for the club was Chocorrol, an All American handled by Guadalupe Espinosa. They ran the course with 5 faults in 46.09 seconds.

40×85 Initiate/Dabbler Results

Although the Initiates and Dabblers ran the same course, they are also ranked among their skill level. Please note that not all teams have five dogs. Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most have YouTube links:

Top Dog

The Top Dog for the month is Kepler. Kepler, a Miniature Poodle handled by Sheila Smail, took the top spot. This team represents PAWS4Fun in Ontario, Canada. They ran the course with zero faults in 50.37 seconds.

Second-Place Dog

The second-place dog is Chocorrol, an All American handled by Guadalupe Espinosa. They ran the course with 5 faults in 46.09 seconds. They represent Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico.

Third-Place Dog

The third-place dog was Cody. Cody is a Bichon handled by Maria Elena Perez. They ran the course with zero faults in 52.94 seconds.

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for download at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All donations from the sale will go to Bud Houston.

July 2022 IDAL Courses

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The following courses are for July 2022 IDAL play.
Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.
Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for July 2022

This month we are playing our second game of the season. The game this month is What’s My Line. The design is based on a course run in TDAA in April 2022. The course designer is Melissa Wallace. I modified it for more appropriate distances. Please note that Initiates and Dabblers will run the same course as the more experienced handlers because they may plot a path appropriate for their skill level.


The objective of What’s My Line is to plot your own course through the obstacles making sure to take every obstacle once and only once. All obstacles are bidirectional.


Start/Finish Line: The Start/Finish line is also bidirectional. Handlers may set up their dog on either side of the line and may lead out. The dog must start by taking one of the three jumps along the start line (#s 2, 4, or 8). Time starts when the dog takes their first jump. Dogs do not need to finish by taking one of the jumps along the S/F line. If their path included all three jumps before finishing, the dog simply needs to cross the line to stop time. If after taking all obstacles on course, the dog takes one of the jumps along the S/F line a second time as they cross the finish line, they are not faulted.


Each obstacle is worth 1 point. The numbered cones are ONLY for the judge, scribe, and score table. As the dog runs the course, the judge will call out the number of each obstacle as it is completed.


If an obstacle is faulted, dropped bar or missed down contact, the judge will not call out a number. The team will not get the point and the obstacle is counted as attempted. If a dog commits to the A-Frame with 4 paws and bails before crossing the apex, the dog must complete the A-Frame before moving on. The judge will call fault, or something similar, to indicate that you need to retry the frame. If a dog misses the down contact, and the handler reattempts the frame, the team will lose a point for repeating an obstacle.


Scoring: Each obstacle completed correctly earns one point. Repeated obstacles decrease the score by one for each repeated obstacle, except for the finish line obstacles as noted above. The game is scored points, then time. Time is a tiebreaker. The max points for the courses are 10 for the 40×85 and 11 points for the 60×90 and 50×70.

Course Maps

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.   

40×85

50×70

60×90

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

Follow us on Facebook:

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

June 2022 IDAL Courses

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The following courses are for June 2022 IDAL play.

Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.

Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for June 2022

This month we are playing a numbered course. The original 60×90 concept is by Shana Goodwin, one of our junior handlers. I modified it to correct distances and entries. I tried to keep her design ideas throughout all the courses. These are more of an AKC Premier style. There are maps for regular players as well as for our less experienced handlers/dogs.

Course Maps

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.   

40×85 Scoresheet

50×70 Scoresheet

60×90 Scoresheet