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General Discussion / Allowing BIS to compete at trials
« Last post by Chris Nelson on July 05, 2018, 06:24:49 PM »
There has been some discussions lately of allowing bitches in season (BIS) to compete at trials.
This is a sensitive subject for most and not a decision we take lightly.

Because of this we are opening it up to a vote on whether NADAC should pursue the idea of allowing this at trials.
Please keep in mind this is NOT a vote for a rule change, only to gauge whether there is enough interest for us to spend the time considering the change.

You MUST have a paid dog registration with NADAC in order to vote, this is to ensure that the people supporting the venue are also the ones guiding it.

The basics for the idea is that BIS would be required to wear form fitting panties, run last in the class, and have a mat placed on the start line that the dog must be placed on when starting their run.

The voting will close on July 12th at Noon Pacific time

2018 Championships / Re: Intro Class
« Last post by Chris Nelson on July 05, 2018, 01:07:31 PM »
Where the confusion may have come from is that 2018 will be the last year where Intro will get you into Champs, starting in 2019 we'll be dropping Intro as an option and points will have to come from Novice or Open.   But that isn't in place for this year.
2018 Championships / Re: Intro Class
« Last post by Chris Nelson on July 05, 2018, 01:06:39 PM »
You are able to go with points from Intro.   We just like to make it REALLY clear that while you can qualify from that level, the courses at Champs are based on Elite level courses, so full sets of weaves and 18+ obstacles.

If you go with the right mindset, then it can still be a lot of fun and a great experience.    I just wouldn't recommend going with the thought that the courses are going to be a intro level of challenge.

We can definitely do refunds if you would like to withdraw, just shoot me an email at
2018 Championships / Re: La Quinta in Gillette
« Last post by Jayme Martinez on July 05, 2018, 10:35:39 AM »
I'm staying at the LQ also with my border collies
2018 Championships / Re: Looking for a Pre-elite Team Member
« Last post by Jayme Martinez on July 05, 2018, 10:33:53 AM »
I have Archer, blue merle border collie in pre-elite.    We're in California
General Discussion / Re: August 2018 and beyond Standard Course Times
« Last post by Sharon Nelson on July 05, 2018, 10:22:51 AM »
  But again,  using these calculations its making the numbers way more lenient then they currently are,  Im a little mystified why folks are having an issue with that.

I can't imagine anyone having issues!  With the 10% (whether it be dogs or runs) there will be a large group of dogs earning 100+ run indexes that have never seen that option before!  The Platinum Speed runs and Purple bonus runs will increase dramatically!  Everyone should be VERY happy that it will be much easier to earn those 100+ runs!

2018 Championships / Re: Intro Class
« Last post by Linda W. Anderson on July 05, 2018, 08:08:14 AM »
Per the Champs Info sheet:
Pre-Elite Qualifications
1.  At least 100 points must have been earned in the current qualifying  year from the Regular Agility class in Intro, Novice, Open or Elite, with the exception that  dog entered in Pre-Elite cannot have earned more than 100 points in Elite Regular in their lifetime up to September 15, 2018.  If a dog earns more than 100 points in Elite Regular, then their entry will be switched to the Elite level.
2018 Championships / Re: Intro Class
« Last post by mephalon on July 05, 2018, 07:47:57 AM »
Not sure if the qualification requirements changed but I qualified my dog for last year's Champs via Intro.  She hates weaves.

While at champs we had many faults in most of the runs however there was one run without weaves and we even placed! So go and have fun.

2018 Championships / Re: Intro Class
« Last post by KarissaKS on July 05, 2018, 06:33:53 AM »
Maybe there was a misunderstanding and someone was just trying to communicate that running at Champs might be a bit on the difficult side if the dog's only qualifications had come from Intro? Be sure to read the description for the Pre-Elite class -- and if this sounds like something you can do then go and have fun because yes, the rules state that points can come from any level.

What to expect in the Pre-Elite Divisions:

Courses similar to an Elite level challenge.   Dogs should be comfortable doing a full set of 12 weave poles, multiple contacts and challenges comparable to an Elite level course on a normal weekend. In the themed runs, such as the Jumpers round or
the Touch n Go round, there may be more repetitions of certain obstacles than on a regular weekend, though never more than 12 poles at one time.
Shorter courses than the Elite Division.    The Pre-Elite course typically has changes from the Elite course.   These changes can be either a reduced number of obstacles, or reduced challenge, or both. There will be no distance test at the Pre-Elite level.
Larger groupings.    Because Pre-Elite is not the main event we do not split up the groups like we do for the Elite division.   There are only 4 divisions: Large, Medium, Small, and Mini.   The only other added division may be if we have enough Junior
Handlers in Pre-Elite to make a group.    Pre-Elite should be viewed as an opportunity for dogs that arent quite ready for the main event to still get a chance to experience the environment and camaraderie of the event.
Pre-Elite ribbons and overall awards are smaller than the Elite Divisions (but still pretty darned nice!).
2018 Championships / Re: Intro Class
« Last post by Richard Wolfe on July 04, 2018, 09:41:23 PM »
I understand (was advised) that the people who qualified from the Intro Class that our invite was an oversight.  I have already paid for everything (camping and entrance fee) can we get this refunded?  Maybe next year we can make it to the Elite (with allot of help)!  It has been a very fun year.


We did work hard to get points and look forward to next year.
Don't know what you were advised, but in order to qualify to be in Pre-Elite you need 100 lifetime points in any LEVEL of Regular agility CLASS.  So 100 or more points in IAC would qualify your dog to compete at Championships at Pre-Elite Level.  The 100 Lifetime points, if all earned between Aug 1, 2017 and Aug 1, 2018, count towards both the Lifetime and yearly requirement.

Hope that helps.
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