The November 2017 Fast & Fun league game was a Numbered Course. A numbered course is always a simple matter of “follow the numbers”. The scoring basis is Time, Plus Faults.
This course for the most part allows the dog to work at full speed and extension. It was punctuated with interesting technical challenges. Turning efficiency is likely the central handler’s riddle: At jump #2, from jump #5 to the A-frame; the wrap at jump #16, and the dogleg finish from #18 to #20. Certainly the handler is faced with a riddles of sides on the approach to the A-frame, as the dismount is sharply back and to the right.
The 50×70 Fast & Fun league currently has the largest participation in the NDAL with 200 or more dogs playing each month.
November Performance Report
Most individual performances include a YouTube recording. You can view detail results here:
With one month remaining in the Fall league series, Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, Ohio holds on to first place, posting a narrow win in November. AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous in Brooks, Kentucky moves into second place, while Agility Dream Dogs in Albion, New York falls to third.
The Top Dog in the November 50×70 Fast & Fun League was posted by a dog representing Cloud Nine, in New Hope, Minnesota: Pixel a Border Collie handled by Dawn Plekkenpol finished this course with zero faults in a time of 26.12 seconds (195 LPP):
The second place dog represented the Clermont County All Breed All Stars: Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday finished this course with zero faults in 26.51 seconds (194 LPP):
Noteworthy: Representing Wicked West Australians in Banjup, Western Australia was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. Wicked West Australians is about a hundred points off of first place in the Winter Series. It will take a phenomenal December for Wicked West to pull off a win. Ripley and Nic finished this course with zero faults in 27.00 seconds (193 LPP)
Jumping into the League
New clubs are always welcome to join us for play in the NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun League. As the league name implies, this competition is run in a 50×70 competition space and is dedicated to wide open and fast running courses in which modest technical challenges come at full speed.
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