Below are the results for the 50×70 League for March 2022. The March course is the second standard type course for the First Season of 2022. The course was designed by Melissa Wallace, the league secretary. The March course is actually two courses. One is the normal league course, and the other is designed to be more friendly to the less experienced players. Having separate courses is currently in a testing phase to evaluate the implementation methodology, practicality, and utility for league players. However, players seem to appreciate the option. Thus, we will likely continue having two courses for each league.
If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!
The efforts of dogs playing in March 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.
50×70 Courses for March 2022
50×70 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 March is Eleven. Eleven and Sean McQuaid of K9cation in Hudson, Colorado blazed through the course with no faults in 19.5 seconds. Unfortunately, there is no video. ☹
First-Place Team – 481 LPP
The first-place team in March is K9 Powersports in Grand Junction, Colorado. Kate, an Australian Shepherd handled by Jennifer Richardson, was their top dog who was fourth overall.
Second-Place Teams – 469 LPP
We actually had a tie for second place in March. Have we ever had that happen? AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous and Jumping C Crew both earned 469 points. Peak and Christina Wakefield were on top for AQ4U with 5 faults in 19.05 seconds. Alaska and Liz Clements took the top spot for Jumping C Crew with zero faults in 21.37.
Fourth-Place Team – 452 LPP
K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado took fourth place. Their top dog was Eleven who was also the overall Top Dog. Eleven and Sean McQuaid finished the course with zero faults in 19.5 seconds.
Fifth-Place Team – 335 LPP
The All Breed Training Club of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio took fifth. Savvy, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, and Cindy Fink took the club’s lead again. They completed the course with zero faults in 25.38 seconds.
Sixth-Place Team – 327 LPP
PAWS4FUN in Ontario, Canada was our sixth-place team. Jazz danced into their top spot with zero faults in 30.99 seconds. Jazz is a Shepherd cross handled by Deborah Brown.
Seventh-Place Team – 247 LPP
Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico took seventh place. Spyke, a Miniature Schnauzer, dashed into the top spot with 5 faults in 28.22 seconds. Spyke is handled by Marisol Rivas.
Eighth-Place Team – 102 LPP
Clicker Pets, also a team from Mexico, took eighth place. Piper, a Papillon handled by Paul Rigo came out on top in March. They are a new team for the club. They ran with zero faults in 44.72 seconds.
Results for Initiate and Dabbler Course
Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most have YouTube links:
The Top Dog for the month of March is ZaZ, a Border Collie handled by Linda Hendy. They run for Clicker Pets in Jalisco, Mexico. They got ran the course with five faults in 32.67 seconds. Darn Bar!
The second-place dog is Daisy, a Terrier Mix handled by Nicki Roberts. They ran the course with zero faults in 41.43 seconds.
The third-place dog was Melanie, a Havanese handled by Betty White. They had zero faults and completed the course in 60.4 seconds.
Our deepest condolences go out to Gaetane Courchesne; after losing one of her older dogs, Bistro, she suddenly lost her Lhasa Apso, Panda Soleiw. Unfortunately, Gaetane has also had to retire her Shih Tzu, Pitou Son Altesse. Many hugs Gaetane!
Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.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 purchase at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All proceeds from the sale will go to Bud.