Sunday, 3 July 2011

Club Agility Championships 2011 scoring so far

After two competitions the total is now:
51 points Kate with Buster
50 points Laurel with Paddy
47 points Toby with Bolly and Gillian with Honey
43 points Jo with Grace
38 points Lucy with Max
37 points Steve with Sam
33 points Sally with Molly
25 points Alex with Gem
20 points Alex with Max
16 points Leanne with Toby
15 points Caroline with Jack
10 points Sharon with Gracie
  7 points Lily with Bailey
  5 points Mary with Billy
  4 points Laurel with Molly
  2 points Peter with Georgie

Novice group had 9 dogs in today so first place 15 points, second 10 points, third 8, fourth 6 points etc., beginner group had only 5 dogs in today so first place 10 points, second 6, third 4, fourth 2 and fifth 0.

Second Agility Club Competition

The weather today was very warm, so it was not easy for dogs and handlers to compete under these circumstances, but apart from a few little problems with concentration of some of the dogs they all did really well. This time in the novice classes there was a standard course time and if a dog was slower than that time they would get 1 fault for each 5 seconds they were over the standard course time.

We started with a jumping. The novice group started first it was a combination of jumps, tunnels and weaves and the jumps were set in straight lines but as the dog would have to do part of the course again but in a slightly different order the handlers really had to pay attention that the dog would go the right way.

1. Steve with Sam (Cocker Spaniel)
2. Laurel with Paddy (Border Collie)
3. Lucy with Max (Beagle x Staffy)
4. Caroline with Jack (Border Collie)
5. Leanne with Toby (Patterdale Terrier)
6. Kate with Buster (Springador)
7. Gillian with Honey (Golden Retriever)
8. Lily with Bailey (Schnauzer miniature)
9. Peter with Georgie (Springer Spaniel)

Then it was the turn of the beginners. The set up of the course stayed the same just a different sequences over the obstacles, so it would be slightly easier. The beginner group did really well in this, sometimes the owners were getting a little confused in where to run in order to get the fastest course, but the dogs were just brilliant.

1. Jo with Grace (Whippet) - clear round
2. Toby with Bolly (Boxer)
3. Sally with Molly (Cockapoo)
4. Sharon with Gracie (Irish Water Spaniel)
5. Mary with Billy (Cavelier King Charles Spaniel)

Then we changed the whole set up of the obstacles and added the see saw, A frame and dog walk to it. We started with a gambling. Here the obstacles are awarded points and the handler and dog have 60 seconds to collect as many points as possible, but before the 60 seconds are up they have to jump over the finish jump as else they will lose all their points. Here we did the same game for both novice as beginners so we counted the results as one group:

1. Kate with Buster (195 points)
2. Lucy with Max (185 points)
3. Gillian with Honey (170 points)
4. Sharon with Gracie (165 points)
5. Steve with Sam (155 points)
6. Toby with Bolly (150 points)
7. Sally with Molly (145 points)
8. Mary with Billy (140 points)
9. Caroline with Jack, Leanne with Toby and Lily with Bailey (115 points)
10. Jo with Grace (100 points)
11. Peter with Georgie and Laurel with Paddy both losing all their points!!

Then we did the agility course. Here we had two tunnels in the middle under the dog walk with both openings next to each other but both turning another direction. That was a bit hard as the handler would have to send the dog into the right opening and then send it over a jump when it walked out of the dog walk but the handler would still be on the other side of the dog walk. Otherwise is was a straight forward course.

Results novice:
1. Gillian with Honey
2. Kate with Buster
3. Lucy with Max
4. Lily with Bailey
5. Laurel with Paddy
6. Steve with Sam
7. Leanne with Toby
8. Caroline with Jack
9. Pete with Georgie

The beginners had a slightly different round but still had to send the dog in the tunnel underneath the dog walk. Not an easy task at all!

1. Toby with Bolly
2. Jo with Grace
3. Mary with Billy
4. Sharon with Gracie
5. Sally with Molly
Results beginners:

Agility photos 11 June - Caroline & Jack

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Agility photos 11 June - Pete & Georgie

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Agility photos 11 June - Megan & Violet

Agility photos 11 June - Jo & Grace

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Agility photos 11 June - Toby & Bolly

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Agility photos 11 June -Leanne & Toby

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Agility photos 11 June - Alex & Max

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