Games of the 2018 Petit Prix ~ Just in Time

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The objective of Just in Time is to score as many points as possible until time expires. Finishing within two seconds over time is rewarded with a fabulous bonus and heaps of glory. On the other hand, finishing under time earns the dog no bonus, and likely an ignominious placement.

Just in Time is a dog’s choice game in which the handler is challenged to make an estimate of how much work the dog can do in the allotted time.

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Obstacles can be performed only twice for points. Back-to-back performances are permitted.

Time ends on the table. The table becomes live after the dog has earned at least one point (the Mr. Banks rule).

Scoring

Just in Time is scored Points, Then Time.

The points system is 1-3-5.

  • Jumps are worth 1 point
  • Tunnels and the tire are worth 3 points
  • The A-frame and weave poles are worth 5 points.
  • 4″ and 8″ dogs will have 33 seconds; 12″ and 16″ will have 30 seconds.

The dog will earn a time bonus for getting to the table or finish line after the end of the point-accumulation period.

  • Less than 2 seconds earns 30 bonus points
  • Less than 4 seconds earns 20 bonus points
  • Less than 6 seconds earns 10 bonus points

Unproductive loitering near the table is not permitted and shall result in loss of time bonus points.

Strategy

  1. If you have work to do in the back of the ring, you should do that work early, saving the front of the ring for the closing so that your dog can be near to the table when time expires.
  2. Identify the high value obstacles on course and make a plan to do each of them twice. Back-to-back performance of obstacles is allowed and might be used with the high value obstacles.
  3. If there is an obstacle on the course that your dog is struggling with, maybe you would do well to avoid going anywhere near it.
  4. Find a smooth and flowing path for your dog so that you can work at your best speed. Avoid choppy and unnecessary turning and handling.
  5. Prepare for this game ahead of time. While you are at practice, pace off sequences to measure distance, and then time your dog on those sequences. Take note of how contact obstacles and the weave poles affect your dog’s rate of travel.

 

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Oct  5 – 6 – 7 , 2018   TDAA PETIT PRIX  Trial number T18999
at Four Seasons K9 Athlete Ctr
Washingtonville, OH
Judges:  Sheri Rockhill, Pittsburgh, PA,  and Christina Wakefield, Louisville, KY
Contact:  Marsha Houston at Houston.marsha@gmail.com
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Games of the 2018 Petit Prix

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By tradition, each year we publish a series of papers (blog posts) on the games of the Petit Prix. Today we’re pleased to present the first in a series that discuss the games of the 2018 Petit Prix.

Superior Standard Course

The Standard Course deserves a place in the discussion of games. “Follow the Numbers” is, after all, the most fundamental game in dog agility competition.

The standard course should, above all else, serve as a model for the course design guidelines to which we aspire in the TDAA.

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In the TDAA we play agility in small spaces. It’s can be difficult to design a course that doesn’t feel cluttered, cramped and over-filled. Equipment should be spread around the field in a balanced manner, in an artful presentation.

Reusing obstacles is the key to allowing the small space to feel like a bigger space.

Note that no table is allowed in a Petit Prix Standard course. This is true in the Petit Prix Qualifier Class as well.

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Petit Prix Standard courses should subscribe very closely to the spacing we like to see between obstacles in the TDAA. In the straight-away obstacles should be spaced roughly 8′ to 10′ apart. When requiring the dog to turn, or on the approach to a technical challenge the dog’s path should measure a minimum of 12′.

This sample course presents an almost constantly turning numbered sequence. And so, the distances between obstacles should average something over 12′.

Strategy

Every handler learns fairly early in his or her agility career strategies for solving numbered courses. These solutions can be quite different from handler to handler depending on the assessment of the challenges presented by the course, and the handler’s apprehension of the skills of the dog.

What does this course suggest to you?

Certainly, a course that is serpentine in nature the handler is presented with the Riddle of Sides. Can the handler get in position to changes sides forward of the dog in order to be on the side of a turn? Or, failing that, does the team have the skill to change direction when the handler is on the side away from the turn.

According to the designer, the most technical moment in this course is surely the approach to the weave poles. The longest and straightest line on this course begins on the dismount of the A-frame and continues through two jumps and into the weave poles.

In general, long straight lines should be avoided in course design. The so-called long-straight-line is a killer for the handler of a fast dog. A dog forward of the handler tends to curl back towards the handler, so spoiling the erstwhile straight line.

In this transition from A-frame to weave poles, the handler might use the dog’s tendency to curl back to advantage. Putting dog on left on the dismount of the A-frame, the dog might pull to the right a bit after jump #10 drawing the dog out for extra room for the weave pole approach.

This course also offers as many as six wrong course options. While these are subtle, presenting modest challenge; they are real, and demand that the handler be mindful of where the dog’s nose is pointed; [where the nose goes, the rest of the dog is apt to follow.]

The Petit Prix: An Evolving Format

In 2018 the Petit Prix format has been significantly transformed. The most obvious change is that dogs must earn a qualifying score in a Regional qualifying event held during the Qualifying Period.

Tournament placement is now based solely on the results of the Championship Round of the tournament. In the past, final placement was based entirely on Tournament Performance Points. While performance points are still important to qualify for the championship round, the slate will be completely wiped clean for that round.

Another important format change: Any dog that wins a tournament game will gain entry to the Championship round.

You can find a Regional qualifying event near you on the TDAA Events Calendar: https://tdaanews.wordpress.com/tdaa-events-calendar/

You can find a complete discussion of the Petit Prix tournament rules here: https://tdaanews.wordpress.com/tdaa-petit-prix-2012-tournament-rules/

Stay Tuned

We will continue the discussion of Games of the 2018 Petit Prix tomorrow.

Fair warning: There’s a very real chance that we could run this very course, and all of the games published in this series, at the Petit Prix Warm-up Workshop.

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Oct   3 – 4 , 2018 TDAA PETIT PRIX warm-up workshop  Trial number T18998
at Four Seasons K9 Athlete Ctr
Washingtonville, OH
Workshop presenter:  Bud Houston
Contact:  Marsha Houston at Houston.marsha@gmail.com
Working with the Petit Prix site and equipment; the workshop provides a comprehensive discussion of Petit Prix games and strategies. Each morning session includes two games and a standard course; each afternoon session one game and one standard.
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Rocky Mountain Agility Judges’ Clinic

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Please join me in welcoming these new TDAA judges, who passed the grueling testing at Rocky Mountain Agility in Arvada, CO:

Ramona Bajorek, Evergreen, CO
Joanie Epstein Castle Rock, CO

And these judges at Rocky Mountain Agility survived the recertification testing:

Brenda Douglass, Arvada, CO
Donette Belknap, Colorado Springs, CO
Mike McCoy, Pueblo, CO
Sheri Rasmussen, Golden, CO

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2018 Petit Prix Tournament Rules Published

In case you’ve missed it, the tournament rules for the 2018 TDAA Petit Prix have been published!

You can view those tournament rules here: http://wp.me/P18bml-64

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FourPaw Sports Center Judges’ Clinic

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Please join us in welcoming these new TDAA judges, who passed the grueling testing at Four Paw Sports Center in Lynnwood, WA:

Jill Reade, Lynnwood
Linda Larson, Poulsbo, WA
Susan Cole, Stanwood, WA

And these judges at Four Paw Sports Center survived the recertification testing:

Robin Carlstrom, Lynwood, WA
Alisa Sibley, Everett, WA
Kathy Swan, Tacoma, WA
Melissa Wallace, Grand Bay, AL

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The next scheduled TDAA Judges Clinic:

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Oct  12 – 13 , 2017  TDAA judges clinic
Rocky Mountain Agility Team
Arvada, CO
Presenter:  Bud Houston (judge of record)
Contact:  Brenda Douglass at brdouglass@comcast.net
Judge applicants may run dogs at the trial!
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Oct  14 – 15 , 2017  TDAA trial T17009
Rocky Mountain Agility Team
Arvada, CO Judge:  Bud Houston (judge of record)
Contact:  Brenda Douglass at brdouglass@comcast.net
Rubber mats over dirt. Four standard classes and 4 games + add-ons when possible. Premium

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2018 Petit Prix Tournament Rules Published

The tournament rules for the 2018 TDAA Petit Prix have been published!

You can view those tournament rules here: http://wp.me/P18bml-64

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Game Review for a Judging Candidate

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The following is the review of a game from course design homework for the up and coming judges’ clinic at Four Paw Sports Center in Lynnwood, Washington. It is useful to see what happens in the review process. And as this the review makes fairly typical kinds of observations, it is worth sharing to a broader audience (notably, TDAA judges!)

The judge candidates name has been removed to spare any possible embarrassment. Though there’s nothing terribly embarrassing in the game submitted for review. I’ve always believed that experience is earned the hard way… and there is no real crime in being novice. We all started there, after all.

Cha-Cha

This is a review of the game Cha Cha that was invented by TDAA judge Jeffrey Boyer.

While it is a “dog’s choice game”… the choice has provisions, as you’ll see from the briefing below.

The judge submitted this course for the review:

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Reviewer’s comments:

* What you did in this design is create a flow that in itself anticipates the requirements for the game. Consequently the path is a “no brainer” for the handler. I contend that the typical TDAA game player is quite clever and doesn’t have to be spoon fed.

* The course-map is missing both start and finish lines, and the briefing provides no advice as to how time starts and finishes. Indeed, the briefing should be quite specific about time, because the exhibitor sitting in his chair outside the ring will want to know how long they’ll have to solve the riddle of the course.

* You’ve left a jump at the bottom of the field, about 3’ off the front ring barrier. A jump approaching any side of the ring should have a minimum of 10’ for both the dismount and the approach. This jump provides neither (though it could be rotated 90° and so wouldn’t be an issue).

* The briefing does not stipulate whether the tire is a jump… or if it falls into the “anything but a jump” side of the ledger.

* The qualifying criteria stipulates how many points must be earned for each level… but fails to mention the point value of each obstacle. This deserves mention in the briefing. [Frankly, I prefer to write the briefing in Word, and then import the course map into the Word document. That gives me access to spell-checking and formatting.]

* The briefing should make an explicit statement of the Scoring Basis. For example:

In the Tillman variation the game is scored by obstacle point values. And so the scoring basis is Points-Then-Time, rather than “Bars”-Then-Time. In the first use of this variation TDAA judge Vickie Tillman set obstacle values as: “Contact obstacles-3 pts; Tunnel & tire)-2 pts; Jumps 1 pt.” Qualifying criteria was then established as:

  • Games 1 – 16
  • Games 2 – 24
  • Games 3 – 32

If you use the Tillman variation, you will have to call out point values, rather than “Slow” and “Cha”.

* Frankly, you missed an opportunity here to nearly perfect-nest this game with the Superior standard course that is played immediately after. Your Superior standard course:

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* I will take the liberty to show you what the game might look like using this Superior standard course as the basis for nesting:

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* The numbers on this course map are numbers that I provided. After I threw away the numbers from your Superior course, I sat down to strategize how I might direct my dog to fulfill the Cha-Cha rhythm of obstacle performance. While some of the approaches to contact obstacles are problematic, this numbered path pretty much solves the qualifying criteria for any level.

* I’ve expanded the briefing for Cha-Cha here:

Briefing [Tillman variation]

The objective is for the team to accumulate as many bars of Cha-Cha steps as they can in the time allotted. A Cha-Cha bar consists of any two obstacles other than jumps followed by three jumps. For example, a bar might be a contact obstacle, a tunnel (or the tire), and then three jumps. Or it might be two tunnel performances followed by three jumps. For each successful bar, the team will earn one point. The game is scored points, then time. Time is for tie-breaking only.

Bar jumps may be used as often as desired. Other obstacles may be used only twice for credit. Obstacles other than bar jumps may be taken back-to-back, as long as this is done safely. Bar jumps may not be taken back-to-back. The first obstacle to be taken at the start of any run may not be a contact obstacle.

The following faults will be in effect:

  • Dropped bars (dropped bars are not reset and the jump is out of play)
  • Missed contacts
  • Incomplete weave pole performance
  • Back-to-back performance of a bar jump
  • Taking an obstacle more than twice (except for bar jumps)
  • Taking a contact obstacle as the first obstacle in the run
  • Incorrect number of “slow” or “quick” steps since the last successful bar

The judge will call point values for each successful obstacle performance: Of the slow obstacles: 3 for contacts & weave poles; 2 for tunnels and tire. Of the fast obstacles: 1 point for jumps.

In the event of a fault, the judge will call “fault,” and the team must begin a new bar; any points earned for an incomplete bar are lost. Counting of a bar will begin only once the “slow” steps are started.

Time begins when the dog first crosses the Start line. The timer will blow the whistle at the end of point accumulation time, at which point the handler must direct the dog across the finish line or to the finish obstacle to stop the clock. In TDAA, small dogs (4/8) will have 60 seconds to accumulate points, and big dogs (12/16) will have 55 seconds.

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To the prospective TDAA: I hope the review of this game was a good resource for learning. The most important lesson to be learned from this exercise, is how to nearly “perfect-nest” a game with a standard course.

The completeness of the briefing is important. When you submit games for review the briefing should be exactly what you intend to present to exhibitors. This allows your course reviewer to ascertain whether you understand completely how the game might be played.

May judges will include specific briefings to ring personnel like the time-keeper and scribe and, of course, the scorekeeping table. The Time-keeper, for example should have specific instructions to blow the whistle to indicate the end of time. And the scorekeeping table needs to know little details like…how points that begin a faulted bar are lost, and a new bar started.

I look forward to working with you at the Four Paw Judges’ clinic.

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We are pleased to share pictures of our 2017 Petit Prix Champions. Pictures were a teeny bit late getting to us.

Congratulations to the 2017 TDAA Petit Prix Champions! This was an intense competition with ample drama and amazing moments.

4″ Division

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Teresa Kolean and TNAC TACH3 Boondock’s Chocolate Twist on Fire TAM4 TMAG4, call name Flaire. Flaire earned 4″ Champion and High in Trial.

Not pictured in the 4″ Division: Michelle Ivie and Moose, a Chihuahua, 2nd place; Melissa Wallace and Starry, a Chihuahua, 3rd place; and Darrah Ricard and Kiarra, Miniature Dachshund in 4th place.

8″ Division

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Donette Belknap and TNAC TACh3 Fiona TAM6 TMAG10, a Chihuahua and 8″ Champion.

Not pictured in the 4″ Division: Michelle Ivie and Moose, a Chihuahua, 2nd place; Melissa Wallace and Starry, a Chihuahua, 3rd place; and Darrah Ricard and Kiarra, Miniature Dachshund in 4th place.

12″ Division

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Corlane Eacott and TMAC TACh3 Tova TAM5 TMAG7, an All American and 12″ Champion.

Not pictured:  Beth Moline and Chex, an All American (2nd place); Donette Belknap and Tira, an Icelandic Sheepdog (3rd place); Marsha Houston and Cedar, an All American (4th place); Susan Cole and Domino, a Rat Terrier (5th place dog).

16″ Division

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Sandra Law and Furgus, a Shetland Sheepdog (2nd place); Gayle Irani and Nico, an Italian Greyhound 16″ Champion (1st place) and Enzo, an Italian Greyhound also handled by Gayle Irani (3rd place).

Event Results

Course maps and top 20 dogs in each jump height have been reported in the TDAA blog:
2017 TDAA Petit Prix Results

The winner of each event is the top dog in that event, without respect to jump height, and earns special recognition which we call the Haymitch Award. This might also be called the “Flash in the Pan” Award. The winner of a single event might not wind up in the final placement of the TDAA Petit Prix tournament. But recognition is certainly deserved.

Our Haymitch Award winners in 2017 were:

Standard 1: From the 4″ Division, Flaire, a Miniature Dachshund handled by Teresa Kolean.

Puppy Cannon: From the 4″ Division, Flaire, a Miniature Dachshund handled by Teresa Kolean.

Heinz 57: From the 12″ Division, London, a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Jane Guidinger.

Time to Beat: From the 12″ Division, Chex, an All American handled by Beth Moline.

FAST: From the 8″ Division, Seren, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, handled by Donette Belknap.

What’s My Line: Chex, an All American handled by Beth Moline.

Standard 2: From the 4″ Division, Flaire, a Miniature Dachshund handled by Teresa Kolean.

Tunnel Vision: From the 8″ Division, Seren, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi handled by Donette Belknap.

Standard 3: From the 4″ Division, Flaire, a Miniature Dachshund handled by Teresa Kolean.

Jumpers: From the 8″ Division, Seren, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, handled by Donette Belknap.

Top 40 Dogs Overall

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2017 TDAA Petit Prix Results

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The 2017 Petit Prix in Farmington, Utah was both dramatic and competitive. Below we will share with you the results as they unfolded over the weekend.

The Petit Prix is scored dog against dog without regard to jump height so that the performance of each dog is measured against the field. Smaller dogs get the benefit of a handicap intended to level the competition. The first place dog earns 100 points, the second place dog 99 points, and so forth, deducting a single point for each placement. These earned placement points summarize a dog’s overall performance against the field.

Note that the dog winning each competition earns a special distinction: The Haymitch “Flash in the Pan Award,” as it is possible for a dog that wins a single competition may not register in the final placements of the tournament. It is worthwhile to acknowledge the dog’s accomplishment in the national tournament.

Friday Results

The day began with a Standard run. Standard courses at a Petit Prix are judged under Superior rules for performance. A Beginner or Intermediate dog earning a qualifying score at the Petit Prix will have that “Q” recorded at his appropriate level of competition.

Standard 1

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On this course the judge specified no obedience position on the table and so gave the dog a count of 5 simply for being on the table. The course was smooth and flowing an presented subtle challenges to a dog moving at full speed.

The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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Puppy Cannon

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The objective of Puppy Cannon! is for the dog to do three of the numbered sequences shown on the course map. The sequences can be taken in any order and are bidirectional. The dog starts on the table and must begin with the pair of pipe tunnels (the Puppy Cannon) before the performance of each of the three sequences.

After the final sequence the dog can go directly to the table to stop time or transition through the puppy cannon (without penalty) to get to the table.

Scoring

Puppy Cannon! is scored Time, Plus Faults. The dog with the lowest score wins.

The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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As you can see… Flair, a Miniature Dachshund handled by Teresa Kolean has made an early statement, managing a win in both of the Friday morning competitions.

Heinz 57

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The purpose of Heinz 57 is to score 57 points: 1 pt for Jumps; 2 for pipe tunnels; 3 for contact obstacles; 5 for weave poles; the tire doubles all points. If a dog commits to any obstacle with four paws he is required to complete the performance that obstacle. Obstacles, including the Tire, can be taken twice for points; and never back-to-back; (the dog earns no points for second performance).

Small dogs will have 60 seconds; big dogs 56 seconds. The table ends scoring and stops time. The table becomes live after the dog has earned one point (the Mr. Banks rule).

Scoring 
 Heinz 57 is scored Points, Then Time ER2. Any amount over or under 57 will be subtracted from 57 to determine the dog’ s final score. Time is a tie-breaker only.

Qualifying: All levels must score 57 points

Design Notation: The traditional doubling obstacle for Heinz 57 has been the collapsed tunnel. As we no longer use the collapsed tunnel in competition the judge has an option of designating another obstacle for that task.

Note too that the finish is complicated by the doubling obstacle being placed towards the back of the ring making the accumulation of finishing points more complicated that a “one and done” proposition.

We will amend the Book of Agility Games to include “Russell’s Rules” for Heinz 57:

  1. Noting the prohibition against taking an obstacle back-to-back or performing an obstacle more than twice, the judge stipulated that the final performance of an obstacle performed back-to-back or thrice performed would score “zero” points; (consequently the handler might intentionally perform zero valued obstacles for flow and position.)
  2. Noting the requirement that commits to the performance of an obstacle with four paws, the judge stipulated that scoring will cease until the dog performs that obstacle.

The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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Time to Beat

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Time to Beat is a numbered course with weave poles and two contact obstacle performances. The contact obstacles on course may be the A-Frame and/or Teeter. If both obstacle are on course each must be performed once. If only one contact is on course it must be completed twice. Refusals and run outs are not faulted.

The object of the game is to complete the course without fault before reaching maximum course time.

Scoring: Time to Beat is scored Faults, Then Time. .

Qualifying Course Time: Tall dogs 50 seconds. Small dogs 55 Seconds

We will share the top 20 performance results below:

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Cumulative Results End of Day Friday

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Saturday Results

The competition Saturday started with the Fifteen and Send Time class (FAST). This is a game of strategy and distance popularized in another agility organization.

FAST

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FAST is a strategy game consisting of two elements, the body and send. The body contains randomly placed obstacles with point values of 1 to 10. The Send is a distance element that must be completed at the handler’s discretion without fault while the handler remains behind a containment line. If successfully completed the send is worth 20 points plus the value of the obstacles included in send. The Send may be taken at any time.

To qualify the dog must complete the send and earn a minimum number of points within the time allowed. Time starts when the dog crosses the start line and stops when the dog takes the finish obstacle. The finish obstacle is live at all times. Horn will sound at the end of the allowed course time and point accumulation stops. One point will be deducted from the total accumulation for each second over the allowed time.

FAST is scored points, then time. ER2. Points to qualify: 60

Course time: Tall dogs 35 seconds, Small 38 seconds

The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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What’s My Line

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The objective of What’ s My Line is to perform all of the obstacles on the field without repeating or omitting any. The dog earns one point for each obstacle performed successfully. Small dogs will have 68 seconds; big dogs 63 seconds.

If an obstacle is performed twice, the dog will lose a point for the performance. If an obstacle is faulted, the team will receive no point for that obstacle. Further, the obstacle will be counted as used/completed.

If a dog commits to an obstacle with all four-paws he is required to finish the performance of that obstacle. Refusals will not be faulted.

Scoring

What’s My Line is scored Points, Then Time. ER2. Time is a tie-breaker only.

The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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Standard 2

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The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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Tunnel Vision

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Tunnel Vision is a numbered course with these unique features:

  • All obstacles are bidirectional
  • Each clump of tunnels may be performed in any order and in any direction, so long as each of the tunnels is ultimately performed.
  • The handler must remain behind the containment line for each clump of tunnels.

Big dogs will have 50 seconds and small dogs 55 seconds.
A dog earns 100 points for the Jackpot Jump (#15) if time has not expired; whereupon the team may attempt the Bonus Obstacles (the inner circle of 7 obstacles (sans tunnel groups) for an additional 100 bonus points. Whole seconds remaining on the clock are added to the dog’s total score.

Scoring

Tunnel Vision is scored Points, Minus Faults, Then Time ER13. Highest score wins.

The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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Cumulative Results End of Day Saturday

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Sunday Results

The final day of the Petit Prix will feature only two classes. In the final round the top dogs will be set aside to run in their own spotlight. Agility is a game of subtle pressure.

Sunday began with a Standard run and concluded with Jumpers.

Standard 3

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The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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Cumulative Results Before Final Round

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Jumpers

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Jumpers is scored Faults, Then Time.

The final round, designed and judge by Mike McCoy was a smooth fast course with subtle technical challenges.

The top 20 performances are summarized below:

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Tournament Final Standings

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Technical Note

Technical difficulties prevented us from posting results in a more timely manner. Lesson learned. Next time we will take proper precautions.

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