Posts Tagged ‘Agility Games’

August Pick-up Game Results

September 4, 2015

Results have been submitted by K9 Manners & More (Broken Arrow OK) and Country Dream Agility (Waterford, OH).

All National Dog Agility League courses are open for play at any time, even by dogs that have previously competed. A dog’s placement will earn Lifetime Performance Points for all bested scores; and will increase the Lifetime Performance Points for all dogs with superior scores.

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 series. 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.

League Results April 2015

May 13, 2015

April was a formative month for the National Dog Agility league. We ran two competitions with six clubs running one, or both. Following are the results of those events.

We are thrilled by the number of teams including YouTube recordings in event results. We’re hoping that this will be a normal practice as we grow the league.

The Box Game

Top Dog in the Box Game was: Radical Rabbit a Malinois handled by Kirstin O’Neill, playing for Team Canada

The High Scoring League Club was: Team Canada

Click to view: Box Game Results

A Course map and briefing for this game can be found here: http://wp.me/p2Pu8l-3i

While this game is closed for April league results, all National Dog Agility League Events are perpetually open for play. And a dog’s score will be recorded and aggregated with all existing scores. A dog may repeat play on games or courses previously run. It’s kind of like a list of scores on a video game. To play the game, download the scorekeeping workbook here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/04081560×60.xls

Dare to Double

Top Dog in Dare to Double was Tenacious Turtle a Whippet handled by Kirstin O’Neill, playing for Team Canada

The High Scoring League Club was: Team Canada

Click to view: Dare to Double Results

A Course map and briefing for this game can be found here: http://wp.me/p2Pu8l-3i

While this game is closed for April league results, all National Dog Agility League Events are perpetually open for play. And a dog’s score will be recorded and aggregated with all existing scores. A dog may repeat play on games or courses previously run. It’s kind of like a list of scores on a video game. To play the game, download the scorekeeping workbook here:

http://www.dogagility.org/documents/Events/04081560×60.xls

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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.

March 2015 League Results

April 15, 2015

We are happy to finally publish the results for the National Dog Agility League competition for March 2015.

Top Dog

Anne O’Neill, Wynd, Border Collie, F, 20, 16.71

Top 20

Anne O’Neill, Wynd, Border Collie, F, 20, 16.71

Anne O’Neill, Snow Devyl, Border Collie, F, 26, 17.10

Teri O’Neill, Tylt, Border Collie, F, 20, 17.29

Kirstin O’Neill, Beckham, Parson Russell, M, 16, 18.29

Tracy Hanna, Jiro!, Belgian Malinois, F, 20, 19.60

Steve Schwarz, Flyer, Border Collie, M, 22, 22.18

Tony Sulita, Merlin, Border Collie, M, 22, 22.77

Carly Treinen, Moses, All American, M, 16, 23.00

Lori Rossi, Fysti, Sheltie, F, 12, 23.79

Laura Fearn, Sofia, Sheltie, F, 14, 24.45

Keith Staub, Scout, Chessie, M, 12, 26.85

Bud Houston, Kory, Border Collie, M, 20, 27.31

Tracey Lind, Paint, Kelpie, F, 26, 27.51

Bonnie Allen, Fame, Border Collie, F, 16, 29.00

Marsha Houston, Phoenix, Border Collie, M, 20, 29.93

Darryl Pubillones, Rosie, Border Collie, F, 20, 29.96

Susan Weber, Target, DSFD, M, 12, 30.22

Andrea Atkinson, Max, All-American, M, 20, 31.53

Jack Withrow, Zipp, Border collie, m, 20, 31.89

Kirstin O’Neill, Radical Rabbit, Malinois, F, 26, 31.96

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Download Event Workbook

Download Results

Continued League Play in April 2015

April is a month in which we are treading water, as we build the founders coalition for the organization. Today and tomorrow invitations will be going out to our league clubs to join a discussion list on Yahoo. We have quite a bit of work to do to define the constitution of the organization.

In any case, we have two games scheduled for the month of April. These are described below, with links to download the scorekeeping workbooks.

04081560×60 The Box Game

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Download Event Workbook ~ The workbook has the score sheet, the course map, and a briefing for this game.

The Box game is a sequencing game that provides for bonuses for the dog working at a distance. The Box Game is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses.

This course is designed for Novice dogs to be successful and test basic skills. However, the game invites handlers of very advanced dogs who want to shoot for the high score on a ripper race track of a course.


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Download Event Workbook ~ The workbook has the scoresheet, the course map, and a briefing for this game.

Download Results ~ This game was originally played in November, 2012. You can download existing results here.

Dare to Double is a dog’s-choice game. The objective is to score as many points as possible, repeating a doubling obstacle on course (traditionally the A-frame) as often as time allows. The dog risks losing half his points if the A-frame is faulted! The dog must get to the finish obstacle before course time elapses or be penalized. Dare to Double is score Points, Then Time.

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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.

April 2015 League Courses

April 8, 2015

The Secretary’s Pick for the month of April 2015 will include two games, shown and described below. Please note that we’re still working on scores from our March competition. Those results will be posted soon.

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Download Event Workbook ~ The workbook has the score sheet, the course map, and a briefing for this game. The Box game is a sequencing game that provides for bonuses for the dog working at a distance. The Box Game is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonuses. This course is designed for Novice dogs to be successful and test basic skills. However, the game invites handlers of very advanced dogs who want to shoot for the high score on a ripper race track of a course.

111612B60x90 Dare to Double

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Download Event Workbook ~ The workbook has the scoresheet, the course map, and a briefing for this game.

Download Results ~ This game was originally played in November, 2012. You can download existing results here. Dare to Double is a dog’s-choice game. The objective is to score as many points as possible, repeating a doubling obstacle on course (traditionally the A-frame) as often as time allows. The dog risks losing half his points if the A-frame is faulted! The dog must get to the finish obstacle before course time elapses or be penalized. Dare to Double is score Points, Then Time. Blog999 NDAL

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.

New Events for May & June 2013

May 13, 2013

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Today we are opening two new numbered courses and a wicked fun distance/jumping game. These events will close at the end of June.

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Numbered courses are always scored: Time, Plus Faults.

Qualifying:

4″           82 Seconds
8″           74 Seconds
12″         67 Seconds
16″         60 Seconds
20″+       54 Seconds

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Numbered courses are always scored: Time, Plus Faults.

Qualifying:
4″           89 Seconds
8″           80 Seconds
12″         72 Seconds
16″         65 Seconds
20″+     58 Seconds

Jumplers
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Briefing

This is a simple numbered course. If the handler can run the entire course without ever stepping inside the red box, 15 bonus points will be earned. If the handler can run the entire course without ever leaving the red box, 25 bonus points will be earned.

Jumplers is scored: Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

Qualifying:

4″                    60 Seconds
8″                    53 Seconds
12″                  48 Seconds
16″                  43 Seconds
20″+                39 Seconds

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit the web store at: www.dogagility.org/newstore. Please note that the web store carries The Book of Agility Games. This is an important reference for any club who plays the variety of games that we’ll play in Top Dog Agility Players.