May 2020 60×90 Masters Results

June 8, 2020

Three clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in May. We continue reporting to acknowledge everyone who has the will and wherewithal to continue playing during these interesting times.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in May earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

60×90 Masters May 2020 Results

The May 60×90 Masters League featured a numbered course designed by Wayne Van Deusen. This is a historic course originally played in November 2016.

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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:

Standings050120C60x90.pdf

 

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in mMay represented Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California. Ruby, a Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements finished this course with zero faults in 31.35 seconds:

The high scoring dog for Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory finished this course with zero faults in 36.22 seconds:

The high scoring dog for High Sierra Canine Agility Club in Markleeville, California was Karat, a Mudi handled by Linda Groesbeck. Karat and Linda finished this course with zero faults in 40.49 seconds:

 

60×90 Masters March 2020 Revised

March results have been revised as one club has resumed play (after shutting down for the COVID19 emergency).

Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California has added to previously published results to play in March 2020:

Standings030120C60X90.pdf

June Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The June 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:
https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fr

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

The Garden League

The NDAL is sponsoring an ongoing competition for a small back yard that we call “The Garden League”. We are currently on Week 8 of the league. Our rules allow new players to go back and play all the previous games.

The Week 8 game is described here: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fi

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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 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun Results

June 7, 2020

Two clubs have reported results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League in May. We continue reporting to acknowledge everyone who has the will and wherewithal to continue playing during these interesting times.

We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in May earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances were ranked with the new performances. And LPP is a measure of rank.

50×70 Fast & Fun May 2020 Results

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The May 50×70 Fast & Fun League featured a numbered course designed by Wayne Van Deusen. This is a historic course originally played in November 2016.

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:

Standings050120B50x70.pdf

 

The Top Dog of clubs reporting in May represented Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, Ohio. Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, finished this course with zero faults in 27.86 seconds:

The top scoring dog for High Sierra Canine Agility Club in Markleeville, California was Tonka, an Australian Shepherd handled by Thea Tsurumoto. Tonka and Thea finished this course with zero faults in 31.7 seconds:

 

June Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The June 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fr

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

The Garden League

The NDAL is sponsoring an ongoing competition for a small back yard that we call “The Garden League”. We are currently on Week 8 of the league. Our rules allow new players to go back and play all the previous games.

The Week 8 game is described here: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fi

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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.

Garden League ~ Week 9 ~ June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

The NDAL is hard at work creating methods and practices for reporting. Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

Join the Garden League!

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

You will likely be interested in the nitty gritty details for how the league will operate, how teams are formed, and how much it will cost. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

Week 9 ~ June 7, 2020 ~ Looper

This game was designed by Melissa Holmes.

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A Looper is a simple sequencing game. The objective is to run the numbered sequence twice, without stopping.

A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

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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.

NDAL Garden League ~ Week 8 Results

June 7, 2020

Week 8 started play on May 31, 2020. Our game was Heinz, a game of math and strategy.

Week 8 ~ May 31, 2020 ~ Heinz 57

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Heinz 57 is a dog’s choice game. The objective is to score exactly 57 points.

  • Jumps are worth 1 point
  • The weave poles are worth 5 points
  • The pipe tunnel is worth 3 points if taken as the first obstacle in a scoring sequence; otherwise the tunnel doubles ALL points previously earned.

Please note that the Start Line is bi-directional.

Obstacles can be taken no more than twice in a scoring sequence. The scoring sequence resets if & when points earned are doubled (by taking the pipe tunnel).

A faulted obstacle earns no points. Faults include:

  • Dropped bar (the jump is out-of-play for the remainder of the game)
  • Missed weave pole or weave entry (the weaves can be restarted… or the dog can go on to another obstacle)
  • An obstacle taken more than twice in a scoring sequence.

If more than 57 points are earned then the dog’s points shall be equal to 57 minus the difference between the number scored and 57.

There is no course time limit. Time should be recorded to the 100th of a second.

Heinz 57 is scored Points, Then Time.

 

Preliminary Results

Under the Garden League rules of play new players can play and submit results for the games of all previous weeks. Garden League results are always preliminary.

Detail results (graced with YouTube links) can be found here:
GardenLeagueResults.pdf

 

The High Five

We are pleased to present video for the current High Five in the Garden League for Week 7.

The current Top Dog for week 7 represents Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio. Tuff, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes. Tuff and Missy finished the game scoring 57 points in 16.25 seconds:

 

The second-place dog also handled by Melissa Holmes, was Prim, a Border Collie. Prim finished the game with 57 points 19.95 seconds:

 

Third place is a tie! Represented Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California. Ruby, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements, finished the game with 57 points in 20.53 seconds:

 

Also scoring 57 points in 20.53 seconds was Kory, a Country Dream dog handled by Bud Houston.

 

Rounding out the High Five, also representing Country Dream and handled by Bud Houston, Phoenix a Border Collie, finished the game with 57 points in 21.01 seconds:

 

History

You can find results for previous weeks here:

Week 1: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-e5

Week 2: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eb

Week 3: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eh

Week 4: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eq

Week 5: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-f3

Week 6: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fb

Week 7: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fm

 

Join the Garden League!

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League. We intend to operate this league at least so long as many of are confined to our own homes and back gardens.

You will likely be interested in the nitty gritty details for how the league will operate, how teams are formed, and how much it will cost. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

Please note that new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. Your scores will be added to existing scores.

 

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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 2020 NDAL League Courses

June 3, 2020

Following is a preview of the June 2020 courses and games for NDAL league play. Because of the extreme conditions wrought on the world by the coronavirus pandemic the NDAL presents for play in May three historical NDAL courses.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The June 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Dennis Vogel. This course was originally run by 141 dogs in December 2016.

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Briefing

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

The top scoring dog in December 2016 represented AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. Blade, a Border Collie handled by Brian Wakefield. Blade and Brian finished this course with zero faults in 25.16 seconds:

 

 

60×90 Masters

The June game for the 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Dennis Vogel. This course was originally run in NDAL league play by 81 dogs in December 2016.

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A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

The top scoring dog in December 2016 represented Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio. Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday finished this course with zero faults in 34.29 seconds:

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The June game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Dennis Vogel. This course was originally run in NDAL league play by 46 dogs in December 2016.

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A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

The top scoring dog in December 2016 represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia. Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, finished this course with zero faults in 23.77 seconds:

 

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us in play these historical courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below; contact the League Secretary to help with the details at  Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

  • The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet06012020B50x70.xls
  • The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet060120C60x90.xls
  • The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.
    Download Scoresheet060120D36x85.xls

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

 

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NDAL Garden League ~ Week 7 Results

May 31, 2020

Week 7 started play on May 24, 2020. Our game was Looper, a simple game.

Week 7 ~ May 24, 2020 ~ Looper

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A Looper is a numbered sequence, run twice, without stopping. On this course time begins as the dog breaks the plane of jump #1. Time ends on the second performance of jump #10.

A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

Preliminary Results

Under the Garden League rules of play new players can play and submit results for the games of all previous weeks. Garden League results are always preliminary.

Detail results (graced with YouTube links) can be found here:
GardenLeagueResults.pdf

 

The High Five

We are pleased to present video for the current High Five in the Garden League for Week 7.

The current Top Dog for week 7 represents Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio. Tuff, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes. Tuff and Missy finished the Looper with zero faults in 29.5 seconds:

 

The second-place dog also handled by Melissa Holmes, was Prim, a Border Collie. Prim finished the Looper zero faults in 34.99 seconds:

 

The third-place dog was also representing Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the Looper with zero faults in 36.62 seconds:

 

The dog in fourth place, also representing Country Dream and handled by Bud Houston, Phoenix, a Border Collie, finished the Looper with zero faults in 38.48 seconds:

 

Rounding out the High Five, another dog representing Country Dream Agility, handled by Bud Houston, Katniss, a Mix, finished the Looper with zero faults in 42.52 seconds:

 

History

You can find results for previous weeks here:

Week 1: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-e5

Week 2: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eb

Week 3: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eh

Week 4: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eq

Week 5: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-f3

Week 6: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-fb

 

Join the Garden League!

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League. We intend to operate this league at least so long as many of are confined to our own homes and back gardens.

You will likely be interested in the nitty gritty details for how the league will operate, how teams are formed, and how much it will cost. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

Please note that new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. Your scores will be added to existing scores.

 

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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.

Garden League ~ Week 8 ~ May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

The NDAL is hard at work creating methods and practices for reporting. Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

 

Join the Garden League!

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League.

You will likely be interested in the nitty gritty details for how the league will operate, how teams are formed, and how much it will cost. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

 

Week 8 ~ May 31, 2020 ~ Heinz 57

Heinz 57 is a dog’s choice game. The objective is to score exactly 57 points.

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  • Jumps are worth 1 point
  • The weave poles are worth 5 points
  • The pipe tunnel is worth 3 points if taken as the first obstacle in a scoring sequence; otherwise the tunnel doubles ALL points previously earned.

Please note that the Start Line is bi-directional.

Obstacles can be taken no more than twice in a scoring sequence. The scoring sequence resets if & when points earned are doubled (by taking the pipe tunnel).

Points can be doubled only twice!

A faulted obstacle earns no points. Faults include:

  • Dropped bar (the jump is out-of-play for the remainder of the game)
  • Missed weave pole or weave entry (the weaves can be restarted… or the dog can go on to another obstacle)
  • An obstacle taken more than twice in a scoring sequence.
  • The doubling obstacle taken more than twice.

If more than 57 points are earned then the dog’s points shall be equal to 57 minus the difference between the number scored and 57.

There is no course time limit. Time should be recorded to the 100th of a second.

Heinz 57 is scored Points, Then Time.

 

Catalog of Garden League Games

New players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added to results. YouTube recordings are not required but are encouraged.

 

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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.

Garden League ~ Week 7 ~ May 24, 2020

May 24, 2020

You can find current and cumulative results for the Garden League here:

GardenLeagueResults.pdf

The NDAL is hard at work creating methods and practices for reporting. Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.

 

Join the Garden League!

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League. We intend to operate this league at least so long as many us of are confined to our own homes and back gardens.

You will likely be interested in the nitty gritty details for how the league will operate, how teams are formed, and how much it will cost. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

 

Week 7 ~ May 24, 2020 ~ Looper

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A Looper is a numbered sequence, run twice, without stopping. On this course time begins as the dog breaks the plane of jump #1. Time ends on the second performance of jump #10.

A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

Catalog of Garden League Games

During our start-up new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added results.

 

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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.

NDAL Garden League ~ Week 6 Results

May 24, 2020

Week 6 started play on May 17, 2020. Our game was Las Vegas, a game that rewards intrepid (and successful) distance work!

Week 6 ~ May 17, 2020 ~ Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a sequencing game that allow the dog to build a poker hand, based on the sequences taken by the dog. These restrictions apply:

  • A sequence may be performed no more than three times.
  • Only five sequences may count towards the dog’s score.

The three sequences each have a different value:

  • Jacks (the sequence numbered with white circles) ~ 15 points
  • Kings (the sequence numbered with teal squares) ~ 20 points
  • Aces (the sequence numbered with dark red circles) ~ 25 points

If a handler can direct his dog through an entire scoring sequence while remaining inside the containment area, that sequence will be counted as having been performed twice.

Each dog has 60 seconds to play. Time ends when the dog enters the containment area after scoring time expires or on the completion of the final scoring sequence.

Any fault is deducted from the dog points earned.

Las Vegas is scored Points, Then Time.

Preliminary Results

Under the Garden League rules of play new players can play and submit results for the games of all previous weeks. Garden League results are always preliminary.

Detail results (graced with YouTube links) can be found here:
GardenLeagueResults.pdf

The High Five

We are pleased to present video for the current High Five in the Garden League for Week 6.

The current Top Dog for week 6 represents Country Dream Agility, out of Waterford, Ohio. Tuff, a Border Collie handled by Melissa Holmes. Tuff and Melissa finished the game with 115 points in 19.33 seconds:

 

The second-place dog also handled by Melissa Holmes, was Prim, a Border Collie. Prim finished the game with 115 points in 21.43 seconds:

 

The third-place dog was also representing Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the game scoring 115 points in 26.48 seconds:

 

The  fourth place dog represented Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada. Dante, a German Shorthaired Pointer handled by Gail Docherty, finished the game scoring 115 points in 30.36 seconds:

 

Rounding out the High Five, another dog representing Country Dream Agility, handled by Bud Houston, Phoenix, a Border Collie finished the game with 115 points in 31.72 seconds:

 

History

You can find results for previous weeks here:

Week 1: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-e5

Week 2: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eb

Week 3: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eh

Week 4: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eq

Week 5: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-f3

 

Join the Garden League!

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League. We intend to operate this league at least so long as many of are confined to our own homes and back gardens.

You will likely be interested in the nitty gritty details for how the league will operate, how teams are formed, and how much it will cost. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.

Please note that during our start-up new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. Your scores will be added to existing scores.

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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 2020 April Results

May 19, 2020

Three clubs have reported results for April. We resume reporting, though a bit late, to acknowledge everyone who continues playing in these interesting times.

Beginning in May the NDAL will present “historical” courses, which have been played before. Existing Lifetime Performance Points will likely enhance new LPP earned.

 

36×85 Fast & Fun 2020 April Results

The April 36×85 Fast & Fun League featured a game called Time Warp designed by Bud Houston.

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Time Warp is a numbered course that includes a bonus opportunity. Bonuses are deducted from the dog’s time… hence the idea of a Time Warp.

In this game the dog earns a 10 point bonus for each performance of the weave poles, so long as the handler remains on the opposite side of the red line; and a 10 point bonus for each performance of the dogwalk, so long as the handler remains on the opposite side of the blue line.

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

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:

Standings040120D36x85.pdf

 

High Five

The current Top Dog for the April 36×85 Fast & Fun League game plays for High Sierra Canine Agility Club out of Markleeville, California. Tanko, an Australian Shepherd handled by Thea Tsurumoto finished the game with zero faults, scoring 40 on the bonus in 51.67 seconds, for a final score of 11.67:

 

The second-place dog represented Country Dream Agility, in Waterford, Ohio. Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston finished the game with 5 faults, earning 40 points on the bonus in 52.18 seconds, for a final score of 17.18:

 

In third-place, also representing High Sierra Canine Agility Club, Karat, a Mudi handled by Linda Groesbeck, finished the game with 10 faults, scoring 40on the bonus in 50.9 seconds, for a final score of 20.9:

 

Representing Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado, the fourth-place dog was Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman. Ollie and Heather finished the game with 5 faults, earning 30 on the bonus in 46.6 seconds, for a final score of 21.6:

 

Rounding out the high five, another dog from Country Dream Agility, Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston, finished the game with 5 faults, earning 40 on the bonus in 56.65 seconds, for a final score of 21.65:

 

May Courses and Beyond?

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The May 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-dj

We will be publishing “historical” courses so long as the world is required to stay at home and maintain social distances that make organized sports difficult to play. These courses are appropriate for small groups and individuals that have the capacity to build full courses.

 

The Garden League

The NDAL is sponsoring an ongoing competition for a small back yard that we call “The Garden League”. We are currently on Week 5 of the league. Our start-up rules will allow new players to go back and play all of the previous games, through week 10.

The Week 5 game is described here: https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-eL

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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.