K9 Manners has reported results for the first game of the winter 2015 series of the National Dog Agility League. You can view those results here: NOV RESULTS.
The results include the final team standings for the first game of the Winter 2015 series. The top three scoring clubs were: Sit, Stay, ‘N Play in Stroudsburg, PA, scoring 575 LPP; Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, OH, scoring 569 LPP; and Team Canada in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, scoring 512 LPP.
A briefing for the game “Time Stands Still” is included below.
The December game will be published later today!
The use of YouTube recordings of each player in this competition has broadened considerably. It is fun to watch other players in far-flung places play the game. There’s a learning curve… for example, the “Shortlink” to the recording is preferable to the full url. And it fits better in the data record.
We didn’t grow in November. Weather, health & holidays apparently got in the way. And, we’re still working at enticing new clubs and players. Growing something new and different is difficult in this age of plenty. But ours is a different model. Think about it… this is the only world champ venue to which everyone is invited. Our chief interest at this time is establishing those franchises that will go forward.
For the first time we are getting a lot of buzz from social media. When you share (or even like) it gives the NDAL exposure to your many friends who might want to join in the fun.
Time Stands Still
Ostensibly this is a simple follow-the-numbers game. However, the game has special rules for timing. When the teeter has tipped (and is touching the floor) the time will stop. OPnce the dog leaves the ramp, time will begin again.
Note that initially time begins with the dog first dismounts the teeter.
Since time is essential to the conduct of the game, the judge should personally carry and operate a stopwatch in order to use his own judgment in measuring the dogs time to complete the course [and to what extent time stands still.]
Time Stands Still is scored Time, Plus Faults.
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.