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March 2021 IDAL League Courses

February 18, 2021

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

50×70 Fast & Fun

The March 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, designed by Christina Wakefield. This game was first run in the NDAL in September 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 September of 2017, playing for United Colours of Agility out of Walmer, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Sumo, a Staffie Cross handled by Roche Compaan finished this course with zero faults in 22.13 seconds:

60×90 Masters

The March 2021 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Christina Wakefield. This course was originally run in the IDAL in September 2017.  

Briefing: A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Historical: The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in July 2017, playing for United Colours of Agility out of Walmer, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Sumo, a Staffie Cross handled by Roche Compaan finished this course with zero faults in 30.96 seconds. Unfortunately, the link to the video is broken and could not be located.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The March 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Christina Wakefield. This course was originally run in the IDAL in September 2017.  

Briefing: A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Historical: The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in September 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia: Jay, a Border Collie handled by Sylvia Hamilton, finished this course with zero faults in 21.68 seconds:

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these historical 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.
    Download Scoresheet030121B50x70.xls
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet030121C60x00.xls
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet030121B36x85.xls
  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

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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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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!

1st Quarter Series 2016 National Dog Agility League

December 28, 2015

Playing with the NDAL is a simple matter. We’re running three separate leagues based on the size of the working space. So, if you have a working space big enough you can participate in any or all of the three leagues.

Each of the leagues also has a flavor or level of difficulty for the courses played.

50×50 ~ Focusing on international skills

50×70 ~ Focusing on masters skills

60×90 ~ Focusing on basic to intermediate skills (more emphasis on flow)

The series will run for three months. Below is a course map for each. Each has a unique downloadable scorekeeping worksheet.

Dogs must be registered with the National Dog Agility League. For now, the franchise clubs keep the fee or pass it along as a perk to your league players. You can download the registration form HERE.

All courses in the first series will be conducted under Top Dog Agility Players rules for performance. The Top Dog Rules and Regulations can be downloaded HERE.

50 x 50

Download the scorekeeping worksheet: HERE

This course is intended to allow the practice of “international” handling skills. The game is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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50 x 70

Download the scorekeeping worksheet: HERE

This course is intended to test handling skills somewhere between an intermediate level and masters level. The game is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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60 x 90

Download the scorekeeping worksheet: HERE

The focus of the 60′ x 90′ league is to provide smooth and flowing courses focusing on basic to intermediate skills. Of course there will be challenges …

That is not to say that this league is reserved for Novice players. That’s not the idea at all. At the end of the day we wanted a league offering that didn’t make people’s heads hurt when walking the course… preferring instead, something logical and smooth.

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League Rules and Stipulations ~ 1st Quarter Series 2015

  1. The league will run three months with a separate competition held each month.
  2. Three distinct league competitions shall be conducted each month, based on the size of the working space and by level of challenge. The 1st Quarter Series shall be:50×70 ~ Focusing on masters skillsFranchise clubs are free and encouraged to participate in all three of the ongoing leagues.
  3. 60×90 ~ Focusing on intermediate to masters skills (more emphasis on flow)
  4. 50×50 ~ Focusing on international skills
  5. Numbered courses and games shall be scored according to Top Dog Agility rules for performance. Any game can be used so long as placements are clearly defined and the game can be played by all participants in a timely fashion (about one hour).
  6. For each of the three separate leagues team results and MVP (Most Valuable Puppy) statistics will be tracked by the League Secretary and reported back to the league membership at the termination of the league schedule.
  7. The League Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining a roster ofw teams, posting results of league competitions and accumulated scores in a timely fashion. The League Secretary shall be eligible to participate in competition with one or more dogs.

Determining Team and MVP Scores

  1. Team scores will be determined by placement and LPP earned by the top scoring five dogs for each participating franchise.
  2. MVP scores will be determined by placement and total accumulated LPP. The team and dog with the highest accumulated points after eight weeks shall be determined the winner.
  3. Ties between two or more teams shall be resolved by standing in secondary and tertiary league competitions.Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.
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Winter Series Results: K9 Manners & More and In Contact Dog Training

December 24, 2015

Two franchise clubs have reported for the final game of the Winter 2015 series ~ K9 Manners & More (Broken Arrow OK) and In Contact Dog Training (Springfield, IL). You can view those results here: Dec 2015 Results.

The Clermont County All Stars (Milford, OH) still holds the lead. Three clubs have not yet reported. ClickerPets Mexico (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) has forfeited due to scheduling difficulties in a hectic month.

All results are due by midnight, December 31, 2015.

[November results here: Nov 2015 Results.]

Jumping Into the League

We welcome all new clubs who would like to establish league franchises. The National Dog Agility League stands apart from most agility organizations in the world. This is not a titling organization; and it’s really inexpensive to play.

Think of it this way… The National Dog Agility League is the only world-wide competition to which all dogs are invited.

You can download the score-keeping worksheet for final game of the Winter 2015 series here: Scoresheet.

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This is the final game of the 2015 winter series.

It is a simple (?) numbered course that is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

Winter Series Early Reporting: Clermont County in the Lead

December 21, 2015

Nov 2015 ResultsA few franchise clubs have reported for the final game of the Winter 2015 series. You can view those results here: Dec 2015 Results.

[November results here: Nov 2015 Results.]

The Clermont County All Stars have moved into the lead. Six clubs have not yet reported.

Jumping Into the League

We welcome all new clubs who would like to establish league franchises. The National Dog Agility League stands apart from most agility organizations in the world. This is not a titling organization; and it’s really inexpensive to play.

Think of it this way… The National Dog Agility League is the only world-wide competition to which all dogs are invited.

You can download the score-keeping worksheet for final game of the Winter 2015 series here: Scoresheet.

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This is the final game of the 2015 winter series.

It is a simple (?) numbered course that is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

December NDAL Game ~ Winter Series 2015

December 1, 2015

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This is the final game of the 2015 winter series.

It is a simple (?) numbered course that is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Jumping Into the League

We welcome all new clubs who would like to establish league franchises. The National Dog Agility League stands apart from most agility organizations in the world. This is not a titling organization; and it’s really inexpensive to play.

Think of it this way… The National Dog Agility League is the only world championship forum to which all dogs are invited.

You can download the score-keeping worksheet for final game of the Winter 2015 series here: Scoresheet.

Results from the November league game can be found here: Nov Results.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

K9 Manners Reports ~ Nov 2015 NDAL in the Books!

December 1, 2015

K9 Manners has reported results for the first game of the winter 2015 series of the National Dog Agility League. You can view those results here: NOV RESULTS.

The results include the final team standings for the first game of the Winter 2015 series. The top three scoring clubs were: Sit, Stay, ‘N Play in Stroudsburg, PA, scoring 575 LPP; Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, OH, scoring 569 LPP; and Team Canada in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, scoring 512 LPP.

A briefing for the game “Time Stands Still” is included below.

The December game will be published later today!

Miscellaneous Notes

The use of YouTube recordings of each player in this competition has broadened considerably. It is fun to watch other players in far-flung places play the game. There’s a learning curve… for example, the “Shortlink” to the recording is preferable to the full url. And it fits better in the data record.

We didn’t grow in November. Weather, health & holidays apparently got in the way. And, we’re still working at enticing new clubs and players. Growing something new and different is difficult in this age of plenty. But ours is a different model. Think about it… this is the only world champ venue to which everyone is invited. Our chief interest at this time is establishing those franchises that will go forward.

For the first time we are getting a lot of buzz from social media. When you share (or even like) it gives the NDAL exposure to your many friends who might want to join in the fun.

Time Stands Still

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Ostensibly this is a simple follow-the-numbers game. However, the game has special rules for timing. When the teeter has tipped (and is touching the floor) the time will stop. OPnce the dog leaves the ramp, time will begin again.

Note that initially time begins with the dog first dismounts the teeter.

Since time is essential to the conduct of the game, the judge should personally carry and operate a stopwatch in order to use his own judgment in measuring the dogs time to complete the course [and to what extent time stands still.]

Time Stands Still is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

K9 Powersports League Results

November 19, 2015

K9 Powersports in Grand Junction Colorgado has reported results for the first game of the winter 2015 series of the National Dog Agility League.

You can view those results here: NOV RESULTS.

Geoff Teare writes: “November was a doozy. Only had six players this month which was too bad as the course was a lot of fun. Once I showed them various ways to run it, everyone agreed it was easier than it looked on paper!”

A briefing for the game “Time Stands Still” is included below.

Jumping in to the League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, the November workbook for the first game of the winter series can be downloaded HERE. We’ll be accepting results for this event through the end of the day, November 30th.

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Time Stands Still

Ostensibly this is a simple follow-the-numbers game. Howwever, the game has special rules for timing. When the teeter has tipped (and is touching the floor) the time will stop. OPnce the dog leaves the ramp, time will begin again.

Note that initially time begins with the dog first dismounts the teeter.

Since time is essential to the conduct of the game, the judge should personally carry and operate a stopwatch in order to use his own judgment in measuring the dogs time to complete the course [and to what extent time stands still.]

Time Stands Still is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

August League Results Notice ~ K9 Power Sports

August 24, 2015

Results have been submitted by K9 Power Sports, (Grand Junction, CO) in the August competition of the summer series. These are included with previously reported results:

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Download Current Standings.

Jumping in to the League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, you still have time to play on the first course of the summer league. The workbook can be downloaded here: August League

The score-keeping workbook for the out-of-league course can be downloaded here: Pick-up Game

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.