50X50 International 2017 World Champions ~ Sit, Stay, ‘N Play, Stroudsburg, PA

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2017 is in the books for the NDAL 50×50 International league. Sit, Stay, ‘N Play, in Stroudsburg, PA stands as the World Champion of the 50×50. The win was narrow. Wicked West Australians out of Banjup, Western Australia, scarcely out of first place, did not play in December (succumbing to a very hot Summer down under). Though it’s fair to point out that Sit, Stay, ‘n Play survived a wrongly numbered course penalty in the October competition.

Jumping into the League

New clubs are always welcome to join us for play in the NDAL 50×50 Premier League (previously named the “International”). These courses are foundation for training handlers for technical skills that are common only in International competition. The NDAL Premier league is based on a 50′ by 50′ field of play. This small space necessitates the reuse of hurdles in course design, which is a departure from international course design guidelines. In International play jumps aren’t much reused in order to preserve a granularity of scoring.

These courses nonetheless offer a great opportunity to solve very advanced technical challenges and, in training, to sharpen the handler and dog in those skills.

About the Team Competition

League teams are comprised of the top five scoring dogs from each franchise club. Individual and team scores are derived from Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), which represents the number of dogs earning a lesser score in the competition.

Numbered courses are typically scored Time, Plus Faults. Almost everything is 5 faults (missed contacts, dropped bar, wrong course, weave pole fault and so forth). A failure to perform earns 20 faults. This is a system that ensures granularity of performance and an equitable comparison of those performances.

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Top Dogs 2017 NDAL 50×50 International

We will conclude with a YouTube review of Top Dogs for each month in the NDAL 50×50 International League in 2017.

January

The Top Dog in the January 50×50 International was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, representing Wicked West Australians in Banjup, Western Australia. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 34.07 seconds:

You can see the detail results for each team with YouTube links in the results for most dogs here:

Jan 50×50 Results

February

The Top Dog in the February 50×50 International was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford, representing Wicked West Australians in Banjup, Western Australia. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 28.74 seconds:

You can see the detail results for each team with YouTube links in the results for most dogs here:

Feb 50×50 Results

March

The Top Dog in the March 50×50 International was Grassvalley Jay, a Border Collie handled by Sylvia Hamilton, representing Wicked West Australians in Banjup, Western Australia. Jay finished this course with zero faults in a time of 34.47 seconds:

You can see the detail results for each team with YouTube links in the results for most dogs here:

Mar 50×50 Results

April

The Top Dog in the April 2017 50×50 International game was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 33.47 seconds:

You can see the detail results for each team with YouTube links in the results for most dogs here:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings040117A50x50.pdf

May

The TOP DOG in May was Dallas, a Border Collie handled by Laurie Bowen. Dallas finished this Looper with zero faults in a time of 32.7 seconds. Laurie and Dallas represent Sit, Stay, ‘N Play, in Stroudsburg, PA.

You can view results for all dogs (with YouTube):

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings050117A50x50.pdf

June

The Top Dog for the June 50×50 International was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 39.66 seconds, earning 61 LPP for the home team, Wicked West Australians in Banjup Western Australia:

You can view the detail results of the June 2017 International:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings060117a50x50.pdf

Most dogs have a YouTube link if you would like to watch dogs and handlers around the world solving this very technical numbered course.

July

The top scoring dog in the 50×50 International was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 24.73 seconds, and earned 71 Lifetime Performance Points (LPP). Ripley and Nic play for Wicked West Australians in Banjup, Western Australia.

You can view the detail of the 50×50 International League for July, complete with YouTube recordings of most runs here: http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings070117a50x50.pdf

August

The top scoring dog in the International league competition in August was Mick, a Border Collie handled by Laurie Bowen. Mick, a dog that plays for Sit, Stay ‘N Play finished this interesting International challenge with zero faults, in a time of 27.08 seconds; earning 73 Lifetime Performance Points (LPP):

You can view the August 50×50 International course and see the placements for all dogs here: http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings080117B50x50.pdf. All of the results for the International league are graced with a YouTube recording.

September

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

The Top Dog overall on the October 50×50 International League represented for the Wicked West Australians: Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford finished this course with zero faults in a time of 39.91 seconds, earning 65 Lifetime Performance Points (LPP):

You can view the October 50×50 International “Looper” and see the placements for all dogs here: http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings100117a50x50.pdf. Most of the results for the Fast and Fun League are graced with a YouTube recording.

November

The Top Dog in the November 50×50 International represented Agility Dream Dogs in Albion, New York. Lacey, a Sheltie handled by Della Sliker finished this course with zero faults in a time of 33.63 seconds (earning 68 LPP):

You can view a course map and detail results here:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings110117a50x50.pdf

December

Representing Sit, Stay, ‘N Play, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania: Bourbon, a Border Collie handled by Lisa Kirschner finished this course in lovely style, with zero faults in 26.13 seconds:

You can view a course map and detail results here:

http://www.dogagility.org/Documents/Results/Standings120117a50x50.pdf

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