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General Discussion / Re: NADAC Australia
« Last post by Margaret MacEwen on January 20, 2020, 05:36:47 PM »
My Nephew spend the winter semester (your summer semester) in Australia (He is a Student at Colgate in the US) and came back with stories of their adventures camping, wildlife encounters, history etc.  He came back to the US early Dec so he missed the tragedy you are experiencing.   Hugs to all of Australia. 
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General Discussion / Re: Gamblers Rule Update, December 27th, 2019
« Last post by Jeannie Biggers on January 20, 2020, 04:01:15 PM »
You will most likely always see: Dogwalk, A frame, jumps, hoops, a set of six weaves (maybe 2 sets), some tunnels, and a couple barrels.  They mostly look like a regular course with a set of six weaves and a couple barrels.
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General Discussion / Re: Gamblers Rule Update, December 27th, 2019
« Last post by John H. Gooldy on January 20, 2020, 02:47:48 PM »
What pieces of equipment are necessary for a gamblers course? Have 2 rings so doing some thinking how to add to our trials. Thanks in advance
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General Discussion / Re: Gamblers Rule Update, December 27th, 2019
« Last post by John H. Gooldy on January 20, 2020, 02:46:04 PM »
Effective January 1st, 2020:

The gamble will be considered attempted when the first obstacle is taken, in the correct direction of the gamble.

This is a change from the current rule, which is that the first two obstacles must be taken in sequence.
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General Discussion / Re: Gamblers Rule Update, December 27th, 2019
« Last post by John H. Gooldy on January 20, 2020, 02:45:40 PM »
Effective January 1st, 2020:

The gamble will be considered attempted when the first obstacle is taken, in the correct direction of the gamble.

This is a change from the current rule, which is that the first two obstacles must be taken in sequence.
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General Discussion / Re: Bonus point requirements
« Last post by knittingdog on January 20, 2020, 09:35:51 AM »

Thank you so much Marge!  I'm going to turn the run in and see what happens!  Fingers and paws crossed!

Robin

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General Discussion / Re: Bonus point requirements
« Last post by Marj Vincent on January 20, 2020, 08:30:00 AM »
1) Yes, A dog can knock a bar and earn a Q5 during a bonus attempt, knocking a bar will negate the sequence it is within.
2) A bar that is taken twice and is knocked down, will negate the first sequence when it was faulted. When the dog comes through the jump again during a later sequence it will not effect the success-fullness of the second sequence.

Kyle, to answer your observations.  A bobble is described with many examples right after the bobble sentence. I will add bullet points to the sentences to emphasize the descriptions of the bobbles in the handbook.  Also the path work sentence has already been addressed. It will be corrected when the updated version is released soon. 

A ‘bobble’, as defined below, which in the past took 5 points off your score, will now count as failing that section.
   •   The dog shall not stop, spin or turn in a direction that is not in the flow of the correct direction of the course, doing so will count as failing that section.
   •   The dog cannot be out of flow in going towards correct obstacles, nor can directional turns be excessively wide, doing so will count as failing that section.
   •   The handler should never have to redirect or resend their dog while performing the course, doing so will count as failing that section.
   •   Stopping above the contact will count as failing that section.


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General Discussion / Re: Bonus point requirements
« Last post by Kyle on January 20, 2020, 07:39:41 AM »
Those are really good questions Robin, can't wait to hear what the answers are.

While reading the rules to see if there was an answer for Robin, I did find this little issue that is most likely just a "clean up" thing. First it says this: "A ‘bobble’, as defined below, which in the past took 5 points off your score, will now count as failing that section." Later, under "Path Work", it says: "In the Regular Agility class, if a dog has a minor path error, they are accessed a 5-point deduction from their possible bonus or distance challenge points."

I also couldn't find the definition of "bobble", so maybe deleting that or adding the definition might be helpful.

Thanks,
Kyle
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General Discussion / Re: Bonus point requirements
« Last post by knittingdog on January 20, 2020, 07:13:26 AM »

Guess I should rephrase this to Distance Challenge since he got 2 sections.  Same questions above apply.

Robin
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General Discussion / Bonus point requirements
« Last post by knittingdog on January 20, 2020, 07:02:51 AM »

I'm am completely confused on what is required for Bonus points.  Total newbie here and I just did my first Regular Bonus run attempt.

1. Can a dog get points with a knocked bar in a Regular run that is a Q5 or does it have to be completely clean?

2.  I have a run that has 2 sections that are behind the line, but we did knock a bar while performing a different section that uses the same jump in a section where he was successful. Is this worth turning in?

Robin and Surge
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