All NDAL income for the month of September has been donated to the Houston Humane Society. We feel inadequate to the task of charitable giving. September also gave us an earthquake in Mexico City and hurricane Irma which slammed through the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida.
Summer 50×50 International League Final
These are preliminary results. There is a possibility that more results may be incoming!
This is the smallest and, frankly, toughest of the National Dog Agility League competitions. Consequent to being “small” the top dogs earn the lowest LPP, which is a measure of how many dogs have a lesser score than each dog in the competition.
Team scores are a sum of the top five scoring dogs in each franchise, whether than club reports only five dogs… or reports 50.
Sit, Stay, ‘N Play wins the Summer 2017 50×50 International League!
Sit, Stay, ‘N Play in Stroudsburg, PA has won the Summer 50×50 league by a small but undeniable margin. Sit, Stay ‘N Play took a close second place in July, but won in both August and September.
The top scoring dog for Sit, Stay, ‘N Play in September was Mick, a Border Collie handled by Laurie Bowen. Mick and Laurie finished this course with zero faults in a time of 28.42 seconds, earning 74 LPP:
Top Dog September 2017 50×50 International League!
Wicked West Australians in Banjup Western Australia was right on the heels of the first place team in the September 2017 50×50 International League, posting three of the top ten scores for the month; and also finished in a close second place in the Summer Series.
The Top Dog for September in the 50×50 International league represented for Wicked West Australians: Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford finished this course with zero faults in 27.62 seconds, earning 76 LPP:
You can view the September 50×50 International course and see the placements for all dogs here: Standings090117a50x50.pdf. Most of the results for the Fast and Fun League are graced with a YouTube recording.
October 50×50 International Preview
The October challenge will be the first competition of the Fall 2017 series. The October challenge was designed by Mary Green, captain of K9 Manners & More the NDAL franchise in Broken Arrow, OK.
This numbered course shall be scored Time, Plus Faults. A Looper is a numbered sequence that loops back on itself! The dog will be directed to run #1 to #10… and repeat that same sequence without stopping
A new club can download the scorekeeping worksheet here: Scoresheet100117B50x70.xls
Active franchises will be emailed the scorekeeping worksheets populated with their active rosters.
Jumping into the League
New clubs are always welcome to join us for play in the NDAL 50×50 International League. As the league name implies, this competition is run in a 50×50 competition space. The challenges are very advanced and technical, as one might expect in an “International” competition. These are great for training skills and testing speed and skill of dog and handler against like-minded agility players around the world.
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