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Champs scoring
« on: June 18, 2016, 02:50:49 PM »
Is the scoring or the "strategy" different from a weekend trial at Champs?
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Re: Champs scoring
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 06:41:33 PM »
Is the scoring or the "strategy" different from a weekend trial at Champs?
Sharon, AZ

Scoring is time plus faults.   So run clean and go fast, same as the weekends!!  It is the accumulation of all runs from Thurs-Sun.  The top 1/3 of each class runs an 8th (finals) round.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 06:56:55 PM »
Thanks!  Sharon

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 07:25:10 AM »
Can you please tell me the number of runs each day for Champs and what they are?  This is first time and Champs.  Thank you in advance!

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 08:01:49 AM »
Can you please tell me the number of runs each day for Champs and what they are?  This is first time and Champs.  Thank you in advance!

Once Champs starts (Thursday), there are 2 rounds each day Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Sunday morning there is 1 round.  Then the top 1/3 in each group are determined and they move on to the last Final round Sunday afternoon.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 08:17:40 AM »
Thank you Marcy for the info and reply.  Are the two rounds regular agility or jumpers or chances ?  And by 2 rounds do you mean 2 runs ?

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2016, 08:27:17 AM »
Thank you Marcy for the info and reply.  Are the two rounds regular agility or jumpers or chances ?  And by 2 rounds do you mean 2 runs ?

The champs runs are all Regular.  Two rounds a day.

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2016, 08:34:24 AM »
Thank you Marcy for the info and reply.  Are the two rounds regular agility or jumpers or chances ?  And by 2 rounds do you mean 2 runs ?

Yes.  2 rounds = 2 runs.  Where you are in the long list of dogs each round changes each round.  So some days you're earlier in the round and other days you're later in the round.  The morning round usually starts around 7 or 7:30 if I remember correctly, and doesn't conclude until maybe noonish.  Afternoon round may start 1:30 or 2 ish and may finish anywhere from 6 pm on.  All of those times depend on exactly how many dogs are at Champs each year.  But you'll never be bored.  From watching the other dogs, friends dogs, Stakes dogs, etc. to shopping the vendors to deciding where you want to put all of your raffle tickets to - of course - spending time with your dog and friends - the day is long but not boring.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 10:03:48 AM »
Just a couple of clarifications.  There are 2 "regular" runs each day.  The runs will test different skills.  So one run may be geared towards "Jumpers" and have lots of jumps but still have the contacts and be a "regular" course.  The next may have a "Tunnelers" flair. 

You will normally follow the same team through out Champs.  The run order only changes by heights.  This means that your group will be first one day and last another day.  Makes it fair for everyone.  So the first day might be Double Digit, 4 & 8, 12, 16 & 20.  Then next day then might be 12, 16 & 20, Double Digit, 4 & 8.  Each morning starts with a briefing and singing of the National Anthems and the running of the NADAC Rocks flag.  The day starts early and ends late.  The only time you can plan on the runs being done around 6 is Sunday.  Most days the last dog with be 9pm or later. 

The days are long by the clock but the time flys by.  No matter how long people think it may be it is a lot longer for Sharon, Chris and Becky.  Long before the first dog and long after the last they are doing so much to make it a fun event, get scoring done, handle questions and a lot more.  There is shopping to do, friends to visit, friends to make, runs to watch and don't forget to work a class or two. ;-)
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Re: Champs scoring
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 05:36:33 AM »
What Tim said.  Especially you don't want to miss the 7 AM running of the NADAC Rocks flag.  And by the end of the week you might even know half the words to the Canadian national anthem.   :)
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2016, 11:45:09 AM »
Thanks everyone for all the great info on Champs.  Very helpful (and calming) for us newbies!
How are the walk-throughs handled?  Sharon, AZ

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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 12:52:05 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the great info on Champs.  Very helpful (and calming) for us newbies!
How are the walk-throughs handled?  Sharon, AZ

Walk throughs are done by groups.  Double Digit dogs, Dogs jumping 4-8", Stakes dogs, etc.  Groups aren't exactly determined until all entries are in, but they try to do groups so they are somewhat equal in size - except for the Stakes dogs of course.  All groups walk throughs are done before any dogs run.  So, yes, know what you're thinking.  You may walk at 7 am and not run until 11:30 am.  But besides walking you have LOTS of time to watch LOTS of dogs run that course.  And see how different handlers handle it and possible oops areas you hadn't seen when you walked, etc..  Believe me, you will NOT forget the course no matter how long it is between the time you walk and the time you run.
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Re: Champs scoring
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2016, 02:05:32 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the great info on Champs.  Very helpful (and calming) for us newbies!
How are the walk-throughs handled?  Sharon, AZ

Marcy gave a nice reply about walk-throughs. 
A few more thoughts for newbies, first ask people questions.  Most of the folks at champs are more than happy to answer any questions.  We were all newbies at one time.

The scoring area will be off-limits to allow people to concentrate.  However; there are question sheets to ask questions about your runs.  There may be judges standing in the seating area, let them concentrate on the dog running.  Cheering in the stands is strongly encouraged.

The ribbon area will be a series of white peg boards that will get turned around once the class has been scored and the ribbons placed on the boards.  The boards will have the dog’s name and yours underneath the placement with the ribbon below that.  See the attached photo that I took from Scott Whittington.  Please do not take the card with your dog’s name until the end of Champs. 

There will be 2 raffles.  One will be the State Basket raffle.  This raffle is HUGE.  Make sure to get your tickets early (Wednesday?) to get the best deal.  The other raffle is for Volunteers only.  To get tickets you need to work.  The Scoring, Ribbon handling, Gating are handled by a dedicated group of NADAC staff, judges and a few others.  What is needed are people to Ring crew, Leash run and box manage.  When you enter the building to run, there is a series of areas curtained off.  You move from one area to the next as directed by the box manager.  At one area you will need to hand over your treats/toys before going to final box where you get called to the line.  As in a normal trial you will be called to the line while the previous team is finishing up their run.  You will be given the “Good Luck” to remove your leash and start your run.  So get in the ring, setup and through your routine if you have one and be ready for the “Good Luck”.  It will help to keep things moving. Don’t rush but don’t dawdle.

Running orders and the worker schedule will be posted around the building each day.  If you are scheduled to work a class, try to make sure you are there or find someone to fill in for you.  If you can’t find some, let us know and we’ll find someone.  Don’t stress out, we’ll make it work somehow.  At least we have so far.   :)

Remember this is a fun event and enjoy the time with your dog.  Yes, getting there for the morning briefing and not running for hours may seem like a long time but it can be a blast.  Cheer from the stands, shop the vendors, enter the raffles and work a few classes.  Make a few new friends.  Above all have a great time.

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Re: Champs scoring
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2016, 11:53:21 AM »
Thanks so much!  Is the "Good Luck" voiced by the Judge, as at a weekend trial, or is it announced over a "PA" system?  Sharon, AZ

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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2016, 01:42:00 PM »
It will be done by a starter at the line.  Normally me :-) or a NADAC judge.  There will be an announcer on the PA talking some about you and your dog or the run. 
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