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General Discussion / 2019 Registration Numbers
« Last post by Wendi on Today at 06:58:04 AM »
Is it time yet? Will we be able to 'bid' on numbers for 2019?

Thanks,
Wendi and Cosmo
ND
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Trials / Re: Circle of Friends trial in Conyers GA closing Nov 24
« Last post by Marcy Matties on Today at 06:06:56 AM »
We are most definitely not closing! We are growing! :)

Yeaaaaaa ...  It just startled me when I first saw the subject line.
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Trials / Re: Circle of Friends trial in Conyers GA closing Nov 24
« Last post by ResQ_Dogs on Today at 04:49:53 AM »
We are most definitely not closing! We are growing! :)
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No need to attack my opinion or call me unethical.  Everyone has different measures of readiness and skills. Nowhere did I say that teams should stay home if they got more faults every year.   I am not comparing myself to any other team nor judging any other teams.    I am judging myself and my skill level.    JP has run in stakes 3 years and this year we finally felt like a good team over the 8 rounds.  And for the record, I just went back to count up my faults and I had 100 faults.  100 faults is alot of faults in my mind and is a measure that I am not ready to run in superstakes over 8 rounds.   I would have run him in Silver stakes next year and I feel we are ready. But there is a HUGE jump from starter stakes lines and superstakes lines.

Qualifications should change... 20 is an exaggeration ...but 2 is not enough..especially because one can get the 2 bonus' on the same course now.   Assuming the qualifications stay the same, JP and Tandem are qualified for superstakes because we ran the same course twice Round 1 and 2 the beginning of August.  Round 1 and Round 2 were 'my' kinda courses and I rocked it with them.  However, since then, tandem has not gotten a regular bonus and I have tried many and was unsuccessful.  Are we ready for superstakes..no way.   
 
I do not want to go to champs and my dog  and I fall apart because i am asking for too much distance 8 runs in a row.   I have seen that happen way too many times and I won't do it to my dogs.    8 runs in a row is very difficult from the superstakes line and just because I qualify with only 2 Regular Bonus sure doesn't mean I have the skills to do this.

My views are not about being able to win but to be able to stay connected with my dog.  My goal this year was to  get a  distance cup.  I was close last year.   The last few years stakes did not compete against each other so it really did not matter  as we were not competing against each other.   I would much rather go back to that and be able to run in a division I feel I have the skills for.

Again, we were told that the qualifications were not changing for 2019.    Any changes should occur for 2020.
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General Discussion / Re: Updates for 2019 Champs, Regionals and the trainers program
« Last post by JimmyS. on November 12, 2018, 05:54:52 PM »
I have qualified for higher levels stakes before.  This year JP was qualified for silver stakes but I chose to Run in starter stakes.  While I did well, I still had over 50 faults so I do not think I am qualified to run at a higher level.  If I won with only few faults than rock on I would move up   But I had over 50 faults. 

Again only getting 2 regular bonus over the year does not mean one is really qualified to run in superstakes.  I think the requirement should be increased drastically then.  To run in silver stakes you need 10 bonus and 20 to run in super. 

In any event, any changes should happen for 2020 not 2019.  We have been running for  almost 4 months now under the assumption that the qualifications would be the same as this year which has been stated many times. I do not think it is fair to change qualification rules after the year has begun.
50 faults total over 8 stressful rounds at a National event is a measure of how ready you are to go to a higher level? I take that to mean that all the dogs (most of them) who got 10, 20, or more faults PER ROUND should have just stayed home?

20 bonuses for Super? So they should get a Purple Achievement Cup every year? Come on.......

The QUALIFICATIONS are not changing at all, just an update that you need to run what you qualified for, to match the Elite\Pre-Elite divisions. Very different.....
 


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General Discussion / Re: Updates for 2019 Champs, Regionals and the trainers program
« Last post by BeckyAH on November 12, 2018, 05:30:05 PM »
Do we have dates for Champs yet? (Not pre-trial and champs, just champs)?  I thought I saw it somewhere and cannot find it, now.

Oct. 10 - 13

Thank you so much!
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Do we have dates for Champs yet? (Not pre-trial and champs, just champs)?  I thought I saw it somewhere and cannot find it, now.

Oct. 10 - 13
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General Discussion / Re: Updates for 2019 Champs, Regionals and the trainers program
« Last post by BeckyAH on November 12, 2018, 04:45:07 PM »
Do we have dates for Champs yet? (Not pre-trial and champs, just champs)?  I thought I saw it somewhere and cannot find it, now.
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General Discussion / Re: Updates for 2019 Champs, Regionals and the trainers program
« Last post by MoabDiane on November 12, 2018, 04:34:29 PM »
No stakes discussion from me!

But re the two rings:  I haven't been to the Ohio site, but am wondering if it's going to be anything like the Gillette set-up, where the two rings are pretty close together (even with all the equipment/scoring/etc. in-between), and therefore courses will be pretty similar (starting and finishing with hoop/contact).  I totally understand the reasoning behind doing it this way this year, but hope that the space available will allow a bit more variation in courses.  I actually liked the "specialty" courses (more jumps, or more weaves, etc.) in the past, and I think for a Championship event the ability to excel in a variety of types of courses is important.

Just my two cents' worth,
diane
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Trials / Re: Fundog Agility Thanksgiving Weekend
« Last post by mablives on November 12, 2018, 03:11:58 PM »
Still time to enter. Closing date is on the 20th. Day of show will be accepted.
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