Archive for the ‘Warped Helter Skelter’ Category

August League Final Results Notice

September 1, 2015

Results have been submitted by: In Contact Dog Training (Springfield, IL); Dachshund Hill Agility (New Glarus, WI); and Sit, Stay ‘n Play (Stroudsburg, PA) in the August competition of the summer series.

In Contact Dog Training is a small club, managing to compete admirably with bigger franchise clubs. In Contact Dog Training does a great job including YouTube recordings with their results. It’s fun to watch what how handlers and dogs in other parts of the world managed this trickier-than-it-looks Helter Skelter.

Both Dachshund Hill and Sit, Stay ‘n Play are new to the National Dog Agility League. We’d like to extend a special welcome to these franchise clubs! We’re thrilled to have you in the league.

These new results are included with previously reported results. These are the final results. Reporting is closed.

Download Current Standings.

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Jumping in to the League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, you can still play on the first course of the summer league; but under our league rules results submitted after August 31 cannot be counted towards league standing. 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.

August League Results Notice ~ K9 Manners & More

August 25, 2015

Results have been submitted by K9 Manners & More (Broken Arrow OK) in the August competition of the summer series. K9 Manners continue to grow their league team with something like 70 dogs, and a dozen of them new to league play with this reporting.

These are included with previously reported results:

Download Current Standings.

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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.

August League Results Notice ~ Clermont Dog Training Club

August 21, 2015

Results have been submitted by Clermont Dog Training Club, (in Kentucky, near Cincinnati) in the August competition of the summer series. These are included with previously reported results:

Download Current Standings.

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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.

August League Results Notice ~ Country Dream

August 12, 2015

Results have been submitted by Country Dream, Waterford, Ohio in the August competition of the summer series. These are the first results to be reported:

Fname Lname Dog Jhgt Fault Time Bonus Score YouTube
Bud Houston Kory 20 0 27.66 20 7.66 http://youtu.be/1DTGoFlG0Tg
Marsha Houston Cedar 12 0 46.27 0 46.27 http://youtu.be/vhQAp2cnZ-E
Marsha Houston Phoenix 20 20 37.38 10 47.38 http://youtu.be/b2mlb0Adflg
Joan Birkinbine Nile 20 5 45.55 0 50.55 http://youtu.be/asri04yuBVc
Melissa Holmes Prim 20 10 50.07 0 60.07 http://youtu.be/PIX3miM5cY8
Jennifer Goudy Koda 16 25 40.47 0 65.47 http://youtu.be/s1Bj5HlZH90
Carol Mueller Pita 24 5 64.41 0 69.41 http://youtu.be/s0bc-qaljd0
Dennis McHenry Ranger 16 20 63.94 0 83.94 http://youtu.be/xpdGZTwcQQM

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This is a fun course, designed as a Helter Skelter. The Book of Agility Games says “In the U.K., there is a dog agility class called Helter Skelter. The game is named after a children’s ride at parks and fairs where a slide spirals down the side of a tower.

On first look the same-sided spiral looks almost too simple to consider as a game of competition. But in practice the handler needs to understand the subtle handling and movement differences between a tight pinwheel and a big wide open flow of obstacles. The Helter Skelter will certainly expose small errors in timing and position.

This variation of the Helter Skelter is called “there, and back again”. The course starts tight, then opens up; and then turns back on itself on a big sweep and tightens back into the central pinwheel.

To enhance the drama of the game this Helter Skelter has a distance challenge that will appeal to the gambler and risk taker. Two containment lines are drawn on the course that will earn the dog a bonus if the handler manages to stay on his side of the line while the dog works…without fault. This is the Time Warp element of the game; and so our variation is called “Warped Helter Skelter”.

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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.