2016 Western Petit Prix Update ~ May 20

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Today we ran two standard courses and played Dare to Double and Gamblers. Below we have the course maps and games briefings. Look for the individual results under each.

Download the overall tournament standings (as of this evening) here: Petit Prix Standings

Standard 1

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Standard courses shall be judged under rules for performance for the Superior class. Qualifying scores shall be accorded to the titling level of the dog.

Scoring and Qualification

Standard courses shall be scored Faults, Then Time. To qualify the dog must run the course without fault, under the course time. The judge will measure the course to determine the Standard Course Time for each level.

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Dare to Double

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Briefing

Dare to Double is a dog’s choice game. 4″ and 8″ inch dogs will have 55 seconds, 12″ and 16″ dogs will have 50 seconds to accumulate as many points as possible. Time starts when the dog crosses the Start line, and ends at the table. The table is live after time has started. A horn will signal the end of point accumulation. If the team reaches the table before the horn, all points earned on course will be keep. If the team fails to get the table before the horn, half of their points will be lost. There will be no warning whistle.

The value of the obstacles is based on a 1-3-5-7-point system.

  • 1 point for jumps
  • 3 points for tunnels and tires
  • 5 points for dogwalk, teeter, and the weave poles
  • 7 points for the dog walk, the first time it is performed.

Scoring obstacles can be taken only twice for points. Back-to-back performances are allowed. Jumps that are knocked down will not be reset.

A successful performance of the A-frame doubles all points earned up to that time. If the dog faults the A-frame, half of the team’s points are lost.

The A-frame is not restricted to only two performances. The dog may double points at any time, and as many times as the handler (or dog) wishes. The important restriction: The dog must complete another obstacle — for points — before reattempting the A-frame.

Scoring and Qualification

Dare to Double is scored Points, Then Time. The dog with the most point’s wins. Time is the tie breaker.

Points needed to qualify:

  • Games III – needs a score of 160 or better
  • Games II – needs a score of 80 or better
  • Games I – needs a score of 40 or better

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Gamblers

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Briefing

Gamblers is a point accumulation game with a distance challenge. The objective is to accumulate as many points as possible in the opening period, then to perform a designated distance gamble within the specified closing time.

In the opening point-accumulation period, teams accumulate points by performing obstacles up to twice for points. Back-to-back performance of any obstacle is allowed. If an obstacle is faulted the team can still attempt it twice for points. Jump bars are not reset if dropped, and that jump is dead for the rest of the run.

In the closing, the dog must do the numbered gamblers sequence while the handler stays behind the containment line. The dog may re-cross the line, but the handler must stay behind it. The dog must complete the obstacles, without fault, before time runs out to get credit for the gamble.

The gamble is worth 20 points.

Special Notes about the Gamble:

Any fault during performance of the gamble will negate the gamble bonus.

Performing two different gamble obstacles one after another in the opening will negate the gamble bonus.

Unproductive loitering near the start of the gamble before point accumulation time has expired will negate the gamble bonus.

Dropping a bar on a gamble jump during the opening will negate the gamble bonus.

Times:

12″ & 16″ dogs = 30 seconds opening, 12 seconds closing

4″ & 8″ dogs = 33 seconds opening, 14 seconds closing

Obstacle values, opening period:

  • jumps – 1 point
  • tire, tunnels – 3 points
  • Aframe, teeter, weaves – 5 points
  • Dogwalk – 7 points
  • Mini-gamble, 2 jumps performed, A-B circles or squares (as marked) while handler stays behind line – 10 points. If done any other way or not behind line, each jump is worth 1 point. Each jump can only be done twice for points, either as gamble or individual obstacles.

All obstacles, including the mini-gamble, can be taken twice for points in the opening period. Weaves can be corrected for credit.

Scoring and Qualification

Gamblers is scored Points, Then Time. The dog with the most point’s wins. Time is the tie breaker.

To qualify:

  • Games III – needs 23 points in opening plus gamble
  • Games II – needs 21 points in opening plus gamble
  • Games I – needs 19 points in opening plus gamble

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Standard 2

 

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Standard courses shall be judged under rules for performance for the Superior class. Qualifying scores shall be accorded to the titling level of the dog.

Scoring and Qualification

Standard courses shall be scored Faults, Then Time. To qualify the dog must run the course without fault, under the course time. The judge will measure the course to determine the Standard Course Time for each level.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Joker’s Notebook, an invaluable reference for teaching an agility dog (and his handler) to work a distance part.

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2015 Petit Prix ~ Results from Day 2

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The second day of the TDAA Petit Prix has revealed a gritty competition. The TDAA Petit Prix is a unique national tournament. The winners of the tournament are determined by the best cumulative performance over ten rounds. It is a test of skill, composure and consistency.

You can view cumulative tournament results here: Petit Prix Results after 8 rounds.

Jumpers

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Jumpers was won by Annabelle, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel run by Stephanie Stempfer with zero faults and (adjusted) time: 18.32 seconds.

You can review the results of the class here: Jumpers Results.

4 Leaf Clover

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4 Leaf Clover was won by Wiley, a Shetland Sheepdog run by Paula Higgins. Wiley ran the course in 26.49 seconds, with zero faults, and earned all six bonuses for a final score of -33.51.

You can review the results of the class here: 4 Leaf Clover Results.

Snooker

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Snooker was run in a 4 of 4 red format. The winning dog was Shine, a Shetland Sheepdogrun by Nancy Craig, earning 56 points in 42.51 seconds.

You can review the results of the class here: Snooker Results.

Standard 3

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The final standard course of the Petit Prix tournament was won by Ebby, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi run by Mark Wittig. Ebby ran without faults with (adjusted) time of 27.61 seconds.

You can view complete results for this class here: Standard 3 Results.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

2015 Petit Prix ~ Results from Day 1

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Petit Prix competition has been pretty fierce on the first day. We’ve run two standard rounds and two games. Course maps and results can be viewed below.

You can view cumulative tournament results (unaudited) here: 4 Round Petit Prix Results.

Power & Speed

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Power & Speed was won by Hank, a Yorkshire Terrier run by Donni Breaden, with a score of 13.87.

You can view complete results for this class here: Power and Speed

Standard 1

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This first standard course of the Petit Prix tournament was won by Ebby, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi run by Mark Wittig. Ebby ran without faults in a time of 30.32 seconds.

You can view complete results for this class here: Round 1 Results

Cha Cha

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This dog’s choice game proved to be a lot tougher than it looks! The game was won by Ebby, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, run by Mark Wittig, with a score of 58 points.

You can view complete results for this class here: Cha Cha Results

Standard 2

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The second standard course of the Petit Prix was run on Friday afternoon. The winning dog was Ebby, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi run by Mark Wittig. Ebby’s adjusted time was 29.58 and had 0 faults.

You can view complete results for this class here: Round 2 Results

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The