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Trials / Waco Agility Group After Thanksgiving Trial
« Last post by Rena Bonem on October 27, 2020, 05:37:48 PM »
The Premium for the Waco Agility Group After Thanksgiving NADAC trial on November 27-29 is available and is posted on the NADAC website
and on WAG’s website under upcoming events.
Entries must be received by November 20 to qualify for discounted rates.  At this time, we feel that it is possible to host a WAG NADAC trial at the Bell County Expo Center.  This will be a very small trial with lots of room for social distancing.  Because our trials are one judge trials offered in two rings, there will be plenty of space to ensure safety while getting done early each day. 

Mark Buehl (who has hosted our November trials since 2006) is the judge and we are offering double runs of all classes:  Friday is Gamblers, Hoopers, and Regular;  Saturday is Jumpers, Regular, Weavers, and Touch N Go; and Sunday is Barrelers, Chances, and Tunnelers.  We plan to offer Intro in all classes except Gamblers.  Although the maximum number of runs is listed in the premium as 500, I will be limiting the number of exhibitors, and we will close entries for safety.  If you have questions, please contact me at:
Rena Bonem
WAG NADAC Trial Secretary
Trials / Act Up Agility November Trial
« Last post by Rosemary on October 27, 2020, 11:55:12 AM »
Act Up Agility will be hosting their fall trial in Walpole, MA November 14 & 15 and we would love to see you there.  Masks and social distancing are required and there will be no indoor crating.  Other clubs have hosted trials at this site with great success and it was so much fun to see our friends - even if it was from a distance. :)
General Discussion / Re: Winter and Covid
« Last post by Martha Armstrong Gray on October 26, 2020, 05:35:05 PM »
Our Nadac trials at Canine New England with Addicted to Agility have all been with masks required by the venue.  Dogs crated outdoors in cars.   And limited people in the building.  It might be tough as it gets colder but distance  socializing and with masks in the parking lot was not so bad. Running with a mask is doable and our dogs seem to have adapted to it.  After all, we practice running silently sometimes anyway.
General Discussion / Re: NADAC Rocks!!!!
« Last post by Lynn Broderick on October 26, 2020, 03:02:50 PM »
wholeheartedly agree!

Lynn Broderick
Maverick, Quick
Lynn's students
Four Seasons Agility Club members
Up and Over Dog Sports competitors
(a lot of overlap in the last three)
General Discussion / Re: 2021 Champs Qualification Question
« Last post by Chris Nelson on October 25, 2020, 03:00:00 PM »
Hey Arne,

So it would technically be possible to point out of Pre-Elite, while still not earning enough points in Regular.   

We changed it because we were having an issue where folks were basically getting multiple NATCH's in every class except for Regular, and then staying in Open Regular so that they could enter Pre-Elite.  So we just needed a way to keep Pre-Elite a little more true to it's original intention.

But like you've found, it does open up a bit of a tough situation in regards to where you can qualify to enter.   

The good news is that we never really fill to the point where we have to turn anyone away, especially since we started with two rings.    So we're usually pretty lenient in letting dogs in if they can show they have the skills.  So you can just send an email and we can look into your point history, and if it looks like you would do alright in Elite then we would let you enter that way.

My opinion is that the qualifications should just go away in general, and the best dogs show up and the best dog that week wins.   But people like being able to say they qualified so I doubt that'll ever happen :)
General Discussion / 2021 Champs Qualification Question
« Last post by arne on October 25, 2020, 11:54:10 AM »
The 2021 Champs Info Sheet says that if a dog that qualifies for Pre-Elite but has more than 100 combined points in Elite Regular, Chances and Jumpers he will be moved to Elite. I would like to verify that is true for a dog that has most of those points in Elite Chances and Jumpers but very few Elite Regular (but enough Novice and Open Regular to qualify for Pre-Elite).  In other words, I want to verify there is not a donut hole where a dog has too many Elite points for Pre-Elite but not enough Elite Regular for Elite Champs.

I would like to qualify my young dog for 2021 champs.  I really do not care whether she runs Elite or Pre-Elite. In my experience the talent difference between the top dogs in the two is not nearly as great as many believe.  With Covid-19, our opportunities for regular Q's this winter will be limited to external venue outdoor VT runs.  On the other hand, I am hoping for a whole lot more opportunities to run short course VTs for Jumpers and Chances in my own yard. I do not want to progress my young dog to the point that she has too many Elite points for Pre-Elite Champs but not enough Elite Regular to qualify for Elite Champs.  Is that something I should be concerned about and hold her back in Jumpers and Chances?

Arne Lindberg
Trials / Re: Tails Up Agility, Chesapeake, VA, 30 OCT-01 NOV 2020 – Premium
« Last post by Chris Chapman on October 23, 2020, 05:30:50 PM »
Hey everybody!  Don't forget about our trial next weekend - outdoors on grass.  It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend.  Come on out to Chesapeake, VA for a great time with your pups!
Trials / Brags, Brags, and More Brags From the Laughing Dog Trial
« Last post by Sara Langston on October 20, 2020, 05:53:53 PM »
Wow!!!!  Some folks had an awesome weekend at the Laughing Dog Agility trial on Oct. 16, 17, & 18.  Below are brags for the titles earned at this trial. 

Kris DuRocher and Ditto, Border Collie, earned their very first NATCH!!!!  I am sure there will be many more to follow!!!  Congratulations!!!!!

Susan Barmby - Piper - Shetland Sheepdog - Outstanding Elite Jumpers
Priscilla Fay - Tucker - Pembroke Welsh Corgi - Novice Tunnelers Certificate
Sandy Lancaster - Hank - Miniature American Shepard - Novice Jumpers Certificate and Novice Touch n Go Certificate
Rachel Mayfield - Boonie - Labrador Retriever - Novice Jumpers Certificate, Novice Gamblers Certificate, Novice Chances Certificate,             Novice Touch n Go Certificate, and Open Regular Certificate
Sandi Pickett - Co-Pilot - All American - Novice Gamblers Certificate
Alesa Ryals - Pebbles - All American - Open Touch n Go Certificate
Alesa Ryals - Bree - Shetland Sheepdog - Intro Tunnelers Certificate
Carolynn Williams - Six - Australian Shepard - Elite Weavers Certificate

Congratulations to each team for a great job!!!!!!

General Discussion / Re: NADAC Rocks!!!!
« Last post by Tammy Lenski on October 20, 2020, 04:15:12 PM »
Totally agree. I'm so so happy to be part of NADAC. You all are pretty. damn. awesome.
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