The December 2017 36×85 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 numbered course is a simple Jumpers with several performances of a central pipe tunnel. The intended challenge was found in directing through a modest cluster, bypassing a perfectly good (but wrong-course) pipe tunnel. We saw this challenge in the transition from jump #2 to #3, and again in the closing, #15 to #16.
This course ran as intended, fast and fun!
Seven NDAL franchise clubs and between 60 and 70 dogs have played each month in the 36×85 Fast & Fun league in the Fall Series. This league was created specifically to accommodate a club that has a training/competition space of precisely that size! Other clubs, presumably with larger spaces, have joined the league mostly because of the raucous and fun nature of the games played in this space. The 36×85 has grown modestly 2017 and will likely continue to grow in 2018.
December Performance Report
Most individual performances include a YouTube recording. You can view detail results here:
Wicked West Australians, in Banjup, Western Australia completely dominated play in December, taking all five of the top placements. And as a team score is derived from the top five scores of a franchise team, the win was undisputed. Wicked West has won the Fall Series by a fair margin.
The Top Dog in the December 36×85 Fast & Fun league game was Jay, a Border Collie handled by Sylvia Hamilton. Jay and Sylvia finished this course with zero faults in 20.71 seconds, earning 62 Lifetime Performance Points:
The dogs run by Nic Ford, the Captain of the Wicked West Australians, took second, third and fourth places in the December competition. Placing second, then, was Ripley, a Border Collie, finishing this course with zero faults in 21.20 seconds, and earning 61 LPP:
The top scoring dog for the somewhat distant second place team, Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud wound up in sixth-place overall, finishing this course with zero faults in 27.11 seconds, and earning 57 LPP:
The third-place team in December was K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Noodle, an Australian Shepherd handled by Susan Vail. Noodle and Susan placed 11th, and finished this course with zero faults in 28.71 seconds, earning 52 LPP:
The team finishing in third-place in the Series placed fourth in December. Representing Dog Ranch, in North Gower, Ontario, Canada was Micah, a Standard Poodle handled by Pippa Hall. Micah placed Tenth in December, finishing this course with zero faults in 28.63 seconds, and earning 53 LPP:
Jumping into the League
New clubs are always welcome to join us for play in the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun League. This competition is run in a 36×85 space and is dedicated, as the name implies, to fast, fun and flowing games and courses.
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