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Alice

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Championship Criteria revisited
« on: November 08, 2013, 03:36:07 PM »
Believe it or not, I have had several inquiries about the criteria needed to enter Championships for 2014.  The information I have from this year is contradictory and I could really use a clarification to present to others.

How many Lifetime points are needed?  200 or 250?  How many Regular points in either Open or Elite are needed?  100 or 80?  What is the time frame?  Is it August 1 to August 1?

Thanks for your response.

Alice Nicholson
Phoenix, AZ

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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 12:23:03 PM »
Does anyone have an answer?  I have had still another inquiry.

Thanks,

Alice

Sharon Nelson

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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 01:45:16 PM »
Believe it or not, I have had several inquiries about the criteria needed to enter Championships for 2014.  The information I have from this year is contradictory and I could really use a clarification to present to others.

How many Lifetime points are needed?  200 or 250?  How many Regular points in either Open or Elite are needed?  100 or 80?  What is the time frame?  Is it August 1 to August 1?

Thanks for your response.

Alice Nicholson
Phoenix, AZ

As I posted before, the criteria will be the same for all divisions, except for the Stakes classes.  The Champs have always been August to August.  The exact date might change by a day or so, depending if the 1st lands on a Fri-Sun date and then the cutoff is after that weekend.

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Alice

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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 02:01:51 PM »
I'm not concerned about the date - my question is do you need 250 lifetime points or 200?  Do you need 100 points from August to August or 80?  There are conflicting documents and I just need a clarification.

Thanks.

Alice

Sharon Nelson

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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 02:06:32 PM »
I'm not concerned about the date - my question is do you need 250 lifetime points or 200?  Do you need 100 points from August to August or 80?  There are conflicting documents and I just need a clarification.

Thanks.

Alice

As per the 2013 Champs premium:


Eligibility for the Regular Agility Class is as follows:
   Regular Agility, Proficient/Skilled:  at least 200 points must have been earned in the dog's lifetime.  These points may have come from any/all classes offered in NADAC, with the following requirements: 
1.   At least 80 points must have been earned be earned in the current year from the Regular Agility class at the Open or Elite level.
2.   At least 20 points must have been earned in the current year, at the Open or Elite level, in each of the following classes:  Tunnelers, Touch N Go, Weavers, Jumpers, and Chances.  Double Digit dogs only need the 20 point minimum in at least 4 of the 5 classes.
3.   If a dog is over 7 on August 1, 2013, then they MUST enter the Veterans division.  If a dog is over 10 on the first day of the Championships, then they will be entered into the Double Digit division.
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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 02:40:01 PM »
Thanks much!!

Alice

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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 04:11:07 PM »
What are the criteria for entry into EGC champs? And what is TTW, listed on the trial calendar?

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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 04:13:39 PM »
What are the criteria for entry into EGC champs? And what is TTW, listed on the trial calendar?

There are no EGC Championships.  EGC is a part of the Triple Crown, but there is no separate division.  TTW stands for Touch N Go, Tunnelers and Weavers.  TTW is also a part of Triple Crown.

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Merri

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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 01:05:11 PM »
2.   At least 20 points must have been earned in the current year, at the Open or Elite level, in each of the following classes:  Tunnelers, Touch N Go, Weavers, Jumpers, and Chances.

So.. strategically, if one really wanted to go and could go to Champs, one could drop the dog back to Open to get the last 20 points needed in one class(es).. like Weavers or Tunnelers? 

I doubt we could go just because of the traveling issues with the special needs dog, but in her first 3 runs in Elite Weavers, she just has not yet made time.  Not due to weave entries or popping out or any course fault.  Even most of her turns on the videos are tight.  We hate to drop her down because she is good at weaves.  Looking at the videos, even most of the turns are tight.. it seems to be more an issue of confidence running between the hoops and tunnels.  For training, we hate to drop her down just because it seems that the jump from Open to Elite tells us more where we need to improve more than we saw moving from Novice to Open.   It seems fairly typical with our dog that we need a few times running in Elite for them to start making time.  She is just getting ready to move to Elite Tunnelers so I expect that might a time issue too t he next couple of trials.

We do not have that many NADAC trials in the area and some are in 100+ degree weather --she does not run fast in that kind of heat.  So if it came down to the wire and we could go, could we drop her down to Open?

Hope Champs gets closer in 2015.  :-)
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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 03:17:23 PM »
2.   At least 20 points must have been earned in the current year, at the Open or Elite level, in each of the following classes:  Tunnelers, Touch N Go, Weavers, Jumpers, and Chances.

So.. strategically, if one really wanted to go and could go to Champs, one could drop the dog back to Open to get the last 20 points needed in one class(es).. like Weavers or Tunnelers? 

I doubt we could go just because of the traveling issues with the special needs dog, but in her first 3 runs in Elite Weavers, she just has not yet made time.  Not due to weave entries or popping out or any course fault.  Even most of her turns on the videos are tight.  We hate to drop her down because she is good at weaves.  Looking at the videos, even most of the turns are tight.. it seems to be more an issue of confidence running between the hoops and tunnels.  For training, we hate to drop her down just because it seems that the jump from Open to Elite tells us more where we need to improve more than we saw moving from Novice to Open.   It seems fairly typical with our dog that we need a few times running in Elite for them to start making time.  She is just getting ready to move to Elite Tunnelers so I expect that might a time issue too t he next couple of trials.

We do not have that many NADAC trials in the area and some are in 100+ degree weather --she does not run fast in that kind of heat.  So if it came down to the wire and we could go, could we drop her down to Open?

Hope Champs gets closer in 2015.  :-)

Yes, you could return to Open and earn the required points if needed.

Sharon
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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 09:12:18 PM »
Thanks.  I really do not think we can travel that far with the other dog yet but it is good info to know.  If we do any Championships, NADAC would be the one we would choose. 
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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 07:52:03 AM »
Keep working on it, Merri and Glenn.  I think Katie will have no trouble qualifying for 2014. 

I plan to take Tate, and several other CO people have mentioned they are going as well. 


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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 10:55:41 AM »
Keep working on it, Merri and Glenn.  I think Katie will have no trouble qualifying for 2014. 

I plan to take Tate, and several other CO people have mentioned they are going as well. 


Julie MacLeod
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I would hope to see a lot from Colorado!  In comparison, Utah is very close to Colorado and most will travel way further than that!!

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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 11:40:09 AM »
Thanks Julie!  Depending on the August cut of (Aug 1st please!), Elite Weavers will be the only snag.  Glenn is working on the weave speed. Weaves have been her best obstacle... but Glenn has played it safe at the last 2 trials so next time, he is going to trust her and go for it rather than play it safe.  All 3 Elite Weavers were clean with no re-entries or pop outs but he played it safe.  At this point, it would be better to have a course fault and just go for it.  So odd-- outside of Regular which has always been her best, the toughest classes have gotten easier with move ups and the easy ones harder. Probably because we focused more on the difficulties.  So happy we will get 2 Weavers runs in Jan to try to not play it safe.  If we still need it by hot weather time, then dropping her back to Open is probably the best way to go.

I really do not know what we would do with Hildie and if she can deal with travel. We cannot board her or get a pet sitter. Just can't do that to her. When Glenn was hospitalized a couple of years ago, she stopped eating.  I was so desperate after a few days that I took her to the hospital.  She coped so much better than I imagined --and she started eating once she knew he was ok.  Who knows-- walking her to her crate at Katie's trials is easier on her terror scale than the pee walks in her own neighborhood. 

I hope there is a big CO group.  They sure are a fun great group of folks and we have some fun new dogs and handlers that started after us too. 
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Re: Championship Criteria revisited
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 01:40:54 PM »
I went to Champs (as an observer only) this year in Springfield, IL.  I had such a great time watching all the wonderful teams, and the games, costumes and vendor booths were fun too.  I enjoyed catching up with some friends from other states, but I was sad that there were no Colorado folks this year.  So I have been soliciting ‘promises’ from my pals here, and we have several teams who plan to go to UT next year!   

So Sharon, yes, I think CO will have a better showing in 2014. :)
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