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36×85 Fast & Fun May 2019 Results

June 1, 2019

The second month of the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun league Spring series featured a Looper:

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A Looper is a simple sequencing game, a numbered sequence that is run twice, without stopping. Like a numbered course, a Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings050119D36x85.pdf

 

The competition for the 36×85 Fast & Fun Spring series has turned into a virtual three-way tie.

Moving from third-place to first place, and winning the May competition Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio moves ahead in the Spring series by a single point. The top scoring dog for Country Dream and Top Dog for May was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the Looper with zero faults in 29.43 seconds:

 

Second and third places for the series are a tie.

The second-place team for the month, Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario holds on to second place in the Spring series. The top scoring dog for Dog Ranch in May was Dante, a German Shorthaired Pointer handled by Gail Docherty. Dante and Gail finished the Looper with zero faults in 33.1 seconds:

 

The third-place team for the 36×85 Fast & Fun Spring series was K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, moving them out of their first-place finish in April. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners in April was Flicka, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Flicka and Frances finished this course with zero faults in 32.27 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

Matrix Dog out of Westminster, Colorado had a fine showing in May, and demonstrated that they will contend for this league over time. The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog, Jett, a Border Collie handled by Jennifer Bailey. Jett and Jennifer finished the Looper with five faults in 26.14 seconds, placing second overall:

 

A New NDAL Club

We are proud and pleased to welcome a new NDAL franchise: Sport Dogs Jalisco, out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco was Kiara, a Border Collie handled by Jackeline Barba. Kiara and Jackeline finished the Looper with 5 faults in 32.34 seconds:

 

Looking Back

You can find the 36×85 Fast & Fun league April 2019 results, the first month of the Spring series, here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-8v

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

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60×90 Masters May 2019 Results

June 1, 2019

The second month of the NDAL 60×90 Masters league Spring series featured a numbered course:

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings050119C60x90.pdf

 

Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, Ohio wins the May competition handily, taking four of the top five scores!

The Top Dog in the 60×90, representing Clermont County was Hooker, a Golden Retriever handled by Linda Setters. Hooker and Linda finished this course with zero faults in 29.00 seconds flat:

 

Jumpin’ K-9’s, in Temecula, California, finished second in May, and moves up to second in the Spring series. The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9’s was Matia, a Mini American Shepherd handled by Kathy Greenway. Matia and Kathy finished this course with zero faults in 31.13 seconds:

 

POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois finished in third-place in May, but remains in fourth-place for the Spring series. The top scoring dog for POTC Thunder Pawz was Swiper, an All American handled by Cindy Snowden. Swiper and Cindy finished this course with zero faults in 30.37 seconds:

 

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio finished in fourth-place in May, and moves down to third-place for the Spring series. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished this course with zero faults in 31.87 seconds:

 

A New NDAL Club

We are proud and pleased to welcome a new NDAL franchise: Sport Dogs Jalisco, out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. You’ll note that all but one of their scores are marked for “Elimination”. Any elimination is difficult to do under our rules for performance. It’s easy, when first starting, to adopt scoring rules from the “International” style of the game. We’re working with Sports Dogs Jalisco to understand our more “granular” approach to scoring. We will chalk off this month to lessons learned. They have been quite good-natured and gracious about this confusion.

 

Looking Back

You can find the 60×90 Masters league April 2019 Results, the first month of the Spring series, here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-8t

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

50×70 Fast & Fun May 2019 Results

June 1, 2019

The second month of the Spring series NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun featured a numbered course.

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings050119B50x70.pdf

 

Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, Ohio narrowly wins the May 50×70 Fast & Fun league competition, and so continues to lead the Spring series. The top scoring dog for Clermont county was Meherah, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome. Meherah and Daelyn finished this course with zero faults in 27.47 seconds:

 

AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous in Brooks, Kentucky placed second in the May 50×70 Fast & Fun league, and maintains second-place in the Spring series. Representing AQ4U, the Top Dog in May league competition was Brian Wakefield’s Blade, a Border Collie handled by Christina Wakefield. Blade and Christine finished this course with zero faults in 26.09 seconds:

 

Agility Dream dogs out of Albion, New York finished May in third-place and continues in third-place in the Spring series. The top scoring dog for Agility Dream dogs was Chase, a Sheltie handled by Lydia Hofmann. Chase and Lydia finished the course with zero faults in 28.08 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

Cloud Nine out of Maple Grove, Minnesota showed the greatest increase in Lifetime Performance Points from April to May. The top scoring dog for Cloud Nine in May was Siona, a Minature American Shepard handled by Mark Meintsma, and placing sixth among all dogs in May. Siona and Mark finished this course with zero faults in 28.13 seconds:

 

A New NDAL Club

We are proud and pleased to welcome a new NDAL franchise: Sport Dogs Jalisco, out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. You’ll note that all but one of their scores are marked for “Elimination”. Any elimination is difficult to do under our rules for performance. It’s easy, when first starting, to adopt scoring rules from the “International” style of the game. We’re working with Sports Dogs Jalisco to understand our more “granular” approach to scoring. We will chalk off this month to lessons learned. They have been quite good-natured and gracious about this confusion.

 

Looking Back

You can find the 50×70 Fast & Fun league April 2019 results, the first month of the Spring series, here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-8o

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

54×70 Games May 2019 Results

June 1, 2019

The second month of the NDAL 54×70 Games league, Spring series, featured a game called Tunnel Jacks, designed by Bud Houston.

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Briefing

Tunnel Jacks is like the children’s game of jacks. Doing a tunnel is the “bounce”. All of the jumps are “jacks”. After the “bounce” (doing the tunnel), the dog must “pick up” the appropriate number of jacks. The dog will bounce then score onesies, bounce and twosies, bounce and threesies, and so forth until time expires.

On any fault the dog must bounce again (do a tunnel) and retry the pickup. If the dog enters a tunnel with more or less than the correct number, the judge will call fault and the dog must retry that pickup. A dropped bar is a fault, and the jump is subsequently out-of-play.

Course time is 50 seconds. Time begins when he first enters a tunnel. The end-of-time whistle ends scoring only; the clock continues to run until the dog goes to the table. After the time whistle, there will be no fault and no points for the dog taking additional obstacles on the way to the table to stop time.

Tunnel Jacks is scored Points, Then Time. The dog the number of his last complete pick-up plus any partial performance converted to a decimal. A dog having scored “foursies” and two jumps when the whistle blows, will earn a score of 4.2.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings050119A54x70.pdf

 

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio won the May competition by a narrow margin. The top scoring dog for Country Dream and Top Dog for May was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the game with 6 points in 49.77 seconds:

 

K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma took second-place in May, but moved up into first place in the Spring series. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the game scoring 6 points in 53.89 seconds:

 

All Breed Training Club of Akron, out of Tallmadge, Ohio finishes in third place in May and moves down to third place in the Spring series. The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club of Akron was Shelby, an Aussie handled by Steve Bagstad. Shelby and Steve finished the game scoring 6 points in 54.35 seconds:

 

A New NDAL Club

We are proud and pleased to welcome a new NDAL franchise: Sport Dogs Jalisco, out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. This is a relatively novice group of dogs and handlers. But we look forward to watching them develop into a fine community of agility enthusiasts.

The Top Scoring dog for Sports Dogs Jalisco was Cody, a Bichon handled by Maria Elena Perez. Cody and Maria Elena finished the game with 4.5 points in 59.94 seconds:

 

Looking Back

You can find the 54×70 Games league April 2019 results, the first month of the Spring series, here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-8y

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

June 2019 NDAL League Courses

May 29, 2019

Following is a preview of the June 2019 games and courses for NDAL league play. June is the final month of the Spring series.

54X70 Games

The Spring series of the 54×70 Games league will conclude with the game Time Gamble.

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Time Gamble was played regularly at the USDAA Nationals from 1993 to about 2000. Although it started as a familiarization class, it evolved into a regular game of competition that handlers take some delight in playing.

Briefing

Before running this numbered course the handler must guess the dog’s final score. And the game is scored Time, Plus Faults. With any luck the YouTube videos for the class will include the handler making the guess in the moment before starting the course.

 

50×70 Fast & Fun

The final month of the 50×70 Fast & Fun league 2019 Spring series features a numbered course.

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

60×90 Masters

The final month of the 60×90 Masters league Spring series features a challenging distance game called “Time Warp”.

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Briefing

Time Warp is run like a simple numbered course. This course provides two opportunities for the dog to earn modest bonus points.

The first bonus is worth 10 points: the dog must perform #6 through #8, without fault, while the handler remains on the opposite side of the containment line.

The other bonus is work 5 points: the dog must perform #9 through #11, without fault, while the handler remains on the opposite side of the containment line.

Scoring

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The final month of the 2019 Spring series for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league features a Numbered Course.

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Scoring

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

An Open Invitation for New League Franchises

New clubs are always welcome to join ongoing play. Download the scorekeeping worksheet for the league (or each league) in which you would like to compete. Our leagues are organized by the size of the competition space and the complexity of challenge.

The 54X70 Games League is dedicated to a variety of agility games. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet060119A54x70.xls

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet060119B50x70.xls

The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet060119C60x90.xls

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet060119D36x85.xls

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

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

54×70 Games April 2019 Results

May 1, 2019

The first month of the NDAL 54×70 Games league featured a game called Run ‘til You Drop, designed by Bud Houston.

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Run ‘til You Drop is scored Points, Then Time.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings040119A54x70.pdf

 

All Breed Training Club of Akron, out of Tallmadge, Ohio takes the early lead in the 54×70 Games league Spring series with a convincing win in April; sweeping the top three placements.

The Top Dog for April, representing ABTC of Akron was Savvy, a Toller handled by Cindy Fink. Savvy and Cindy finished the game scoring 94 points in 36.9 seconds:

 

K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma scored a solid second-place in April. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Flicka, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Flicka and Frances finished the game scoring 76 points in 38.37 seconds:

 

In third-place was Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Cedar, an All American handled by Marsha Houston. Cedar and Marsha finished the game scoring 74 points in 39.98 seconds:

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

36×85 Fast & Fun March 2019 Results

May 1, 2019

The first month of the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun league featured a numbered course;

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings040119D36x85.pdf

 

The first-place team for the 36×85 Fast & Fun Spring series was K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It’s a narrow lead, with two teams in close pursuit.

The top scoring dog for K9 Manners in April was Fable, a Border Collie handled by Lauren Fortenberry. Fable and Lauren finished this course with zero faults in 39.52 seconds:

 

The Top Dog in April represented the second-place team for the month, Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario. Aiden, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever handled by Marko Agterberg finished this coursewith zero faults in 34.1 seconds:

 

The third-place team in April was Country Dream Agility, Out of Waterford, Ohio. Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, finished the course with zero faults in 38.53 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

Dirty Dogs Agility League in Parker, Colorado made their NDAL debut in the 36×85 Fast & Fun league in April. While they scored last place, it’s worth noting that their players are beginner or very novice. So, in the next few years we can watch them grow and improve, as agility dogs do.

We’ll share with you a run by Heather Cotterman, captain of the Dirty Dogs Agility League. This is Rain, a Pomeranian owned by Dawn Denkins, and run by Heather. Rain finished the course with zero faults in 63 seconds flat:

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

60×90 Masters April 2019 Results

May 1, 2019

The first month of the NDAL 60×90 Masters league Spring series featured a numbered course.

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings040119C60x90.pdf

 

Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, Ohio begins the Spring series with a convincing win, taking four of the top five scores!

The Top Dog in the 60×90, representing Clermont County was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 31.59 seconds:

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio finished in second-place (only narrowly out of third). The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished this course with zero faults in 35.4 seconds:

Jumpin’ K-9’s, in Temecula, California, finished third in April. The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9’s was Rudy, a Mini American Shepherd handled by Patsy Needham. Rudy and Patsy finished this course with zero faults in 36.14 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The second-place dog overall represented Mobile Bay Dog Training Club out of Mobile, Alabama. This franchise hasn’t so much as fielded a full league team in more than a year, and so won’t show up much in team rankings.

Faith, a Border Collie handled by Kristy Gunther and representing for Mobile Bay, finished this course with zero faults in 32.53 seconds:

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

50×70 Fast & Fun April 2019 Results

May 1, 2019

The first month of the Spring series NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun featured a numbered course.

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings040119B50x70.pdf

 

Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, Ohio takes an early and narrow lead in the 50×70 Fast & Fun league Spring series.

The Top Dog in April, representing Clermont County was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela and Brenda finished the course with zero faults in 31.16 seconds:

AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous in Brooks, Kentucky placed second in the April 50×70 Fast & Fun league, and second-place in the Winter series. The top scoring dog for AQ4U was Brian Wakefield’s Blade, a Border Collie handled by Christina Wakefield. Blade and Christine finished this course with zero faults in 31.56 seconds:

Agility Dream dogs out of Albion, New York finished April in third-place in the Spring series. The top scoring dog for Agility Dream dogs was Bebe, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Michael Hughson. Bebe and Michael finished this course with zero faults in 33.13 seconds:

Worth Watching

The sixth-place team in April for the 50×70 Fast & Fun was K9 Powersports out of Junction, Colorado. The top scoring dog for K9 Powersports, however, managed a fourth-place finish among all dogs. Keiji, a Papillon handled by Geoff Teare finished this course with zero faults in 32.48 seconds:

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.

May 2019 NDAL League Courses

April 30, 2019

Following is a preview of the May 2019 games and courses for NDAL league play. This is the second month of the Spring series.

54X70 Games

The Spring series of the 54×70 Games league continues In May 2019 featuring the game Tunnel Jacks

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Briefing

Tunnel Jacks is like the children’s game of jacks. Doing a tunnel is the “bounce”. All of the jumps are “jacks”. After the “bounce” (doing the tunnel), the dog must “pick up” the appropriate number of jacks. The dog will bounce then score onesies, bounce and twosies, bounce and threesies, and so forth until time expires.

On any fault the dog must bounce again (do a tunnel) and retry the pickup. If the dog enters a tunnel with more or less than the correct number, the judge will call fault and the dog must retry that pickup. A dropped bar is a fault, and the jump is subsequently out-of-play.

Course time is 50 seconds. Time begins when he first enters a tunnel. The end-of-time whistle ends scoring only; the clock continues to run until the dog goes to the table. After the time whistle, there will be no fault and no points for the dog taking additional obstacles on the way to the table to stop time.

Tunnel Jacks is scored Points, Then Time. The dog the number of his last complete pick-up plus any partial performance converted to a decimal. A dog having scored “foursies” and two jumps when the whistle blows, will earn a score of 4.2.

 

50×70 Fast & Fun

The second month of 50×70 Fast & Fun league 2019 Spring series features a numbered course.

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

60×90 Masters

The second month of the 60×90 Masters league Spring series features a numbered course.

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Scoring

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The second month of 36×85 Fast & Fun league 2019 Spring series features a sequencing game called Looper!

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Briefing

A “Looper” is a simple sequencing game. The dog will run the numbered sequence twice, without stopping. A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

An Open Invitation for New League Franchises

New clubs are always welcome to join ongoing play. Download the scorekeeping worksheet for the league (or each league) in which you would like to compete. Our leagues are organized by the size of the competition space and the complexity of challenge.

The 54X70 Games League will be dedicated to a variety of agility games. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet050119A54x70.xls

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet050119B50x70.xls

The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet050119C60x90.xls

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges. You can download the scorekeeping worksheet here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/Scoresheet050119D36x85.xls

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

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find 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.