November 2016 NDAL League Courses

Our game master and course designer for November is Wayne Van Deusen. He has drawn up for us a delightful suite of well-nested courses appropriate to the level of challenge for each league.

We are sending scorekeeping worksheets to active franchise clubs with existing rosters populated into each. Any club wanting to join us in ongoing league play can download a blank scorekeeping worksheet and with little difficulty join in the competition.

These are nested courses. The 60×90 Masters course establishes the foundation for nesting. Leagues are based on the size of the working space and the level of challenge.

50×50 International

This competition is intended to feature very advanced International-style challenges that test the skill of the agility team. The design is based on a 50′ by 50′ working space.

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This is a tricky numbered sequence that incorporates a modest distance challenge. If the handler remains on the opposite side of the containment line shown on the map as the dog jumps the hurdles #12 through #14 (without fault), then the dog will earn 5 bonus points.

This game is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

You can download the October 50×50 International scorekeeping worksheet: HERE.

50×70 Fun & Flowing

This competition is intended to feature modest challenges that allow the dog to work at full speed in a moderately logical sequence or game. The design is based on a 50′ by 70′ working space.

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This is a nice fast and flowing sequence that features at least a couple interesting handling challenges. This game is scored Time, Plus Faults.

You can download the October 50×70 Fun & Flowing scorekeeping worksheet: HERE.

60×90 Masters

This competition is intended to feature Masters level handling challenges while allowing the dog to work at full speed in a logical sequence or game. The design is based on a 60′ by 90′ working space.

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This is a fast romp of a course that features several Masters-level handling challenges. This game is scored Time, Plus Faults.

You can download the October 60×90 Masters scorekeeping worksheet: HERE.

36×85 Fun & Flowing

This competition is intended to feature modest challenges that allow the dog to work at full speed in a moderately logical sequence or game. The design is based on a 36′ by 85′ working space.

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This is a fast and flowing sequence that features at least a couple interesting handling challenges. This game is scored Time, Plus Faults.

You can download the October 36×85 Fun & Flowing scorekeeping worksheet: HERE.

Jumping Into the League!

The 2016 Winter series runs for three months. October is already in the books.

Each month the scores of the top five dogs from each club are added to determine placement in each league. Scores are based on Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) which is simply based on the number of dogs won over in the competition. LPP is also used to determine Top Dog honors for each league, and will ultimately be used as a basis for certification and titles.

Dogs must be registered with the National Dog Agility League. For now, the franchise clubs keep the fee or pass it along as a perk to your league players. You can download the registration form HERE.

If you have questions, contact the NDAL League Secretary: Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

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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 for learning the rules and strategies of the games played by agility dogs and their handlers.

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