Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Closing Date on 2 APR'10 - 7th USDAA Sanctioned Trials!

Closing Date on 2 APR'10 - 7th USDAA Sanctioned Trials!

Hi All,

Please be reminded that the closing date for the entry of 7th USDAA Sanctioned Trials is this Friday, dated 2 April 2010.

No late entry will be entertain.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

7th USDAA Trials - Non Titling Events or Games!

After hearing all about the USDAA Sanctioned Trials Events, it's time for us to introduce our Non-titling Events - The Fun Events for Anyone Dare to Take the Challenge! And win some very attractive prizes from our proud Sponsor.

The Fun Events - 2nd Dog Frisbee Competitions 2010!

1. Accuracy Event (Single Disc).
- Our contestants will have to start throwing their frisbee behind a 14m or 15yard line. There will be 2 Judges, one will be the Line Judge and the other will be the Field Judge.
- Every contestants will be given 120sec (2Mins) to throw frisbee as many attempts as possible.
- Contestants are not allow to go the fetch the frisbee, your K9 contestants partner are suspose to Catch and fetch the frisbee back to you.

- There are 3 lines of catchment areas;
1.1) Beyond 18m or 20yard - every successful catch = 1 point, every successful catch in the air = 2 points,
1.2) Beyond 27m or 30yard - every successful catch = 2 point, every successful catch in the air = 3 points,
1.3) Beyond 37m or 40yard - every successful catch = 3 points, every successful catch in the air = 4 points.
(Every successful catch air = 4 paws off the ground)

- And within 120 seconds or 2 minutes, the contestants pair with the highest scoring will be crown Frisbee Champion of the Accuracy Event!

2. Fetch & Catch aka Mini-Distance Event (Longest Throw).
- All contestants will start throwing the frisbee behind a 14m or 15 yard line. There will be 2 Judges, one will be the Line Judge and the other will be the Field Judge.

- Every contestants are given 3 attempts, after 3 tries, the contestant with the longest throw distance recorded will be the winner of the event. A recorded distance will be registered only when a frisbee is successfully captured in the mouth of their K9 partners.

3. Beginners Jumpers Games
- All contestants will be given a REAL-TIME challenge on a titling course design with a qualify Judge.
- This course presents the opportunity for you and your K9 partners matching both your skills with the International Titling Standard.

So are you game enough for these challenges! Come join us in this Dog Sports Competition.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

7th USDAA Trials Main Sponsor is Rusty's Favourite!

7th USDAA Trials Main Sponsor is Rusty's Favourite!

We are very happy to announce that RUSTY's FAVOURITE (http://www.rustysfavourite.com) will be our Main Sponsor for Our 7th USDAA International Dog Agility Sanctioned Trials....there are prizes to be won.....so cool.....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Starter Relay Class!


Starter Relay Class consist of 2 team members, usually consist of participants form the Small & Medium Class (12" & 16") and the Medium & Large Class (22' & 26"). However there are always exception in event where the relay grouping are not in even numbers.

The Relay Class can consists minimum 14 obstacles where the Pause Table are excluded since it is usually used as an exchange baton area. Each Section must include minimum 1 contact obstacle for each dog. This is where the team can strategize who is better in which contact obstacle thus improve the overall timing and the chances to qualify for the title.

In the exchange area, baton are not suppose to drop on the field or being thrown to the other member of the team. Drop or throwing the baton will incur 10 to 20 point faults to be added to the overall timing of the run.

This is a TIME + FAULTS scoring system, therefore the team will the quickest time will win the class. However in order to qualify, you run must be within the stipulated course time.

Have fun and stay positive!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

USDAA uniqueness.......Starter Gamblers Class!

USDAA uniqueness .....Starter Gamblers Class

Starter Gamblers consists of 2 sections; IE Point Accumulation Section & Gamblers or Jokers Section.

Before you start you need to know the Scoring Systems; usually it is either
1-2-3-5 System or 1-3-5-7 Systems. What it means is that the obstacles on course are tag according to the scoring system.

Section 1 or Point-Accumulation(PA) Segment;
- Usually in this segment you will be given 25,30,35,40,45,50....seconds for your PA,
- in the given timing accumulate as many points as possible,
- you are not allow to take on the Gamblers sequence in running numbers,

Once you hear the whistle.....your Joker or Gamblers Segment commences;
- Usually you are given 12 to 20 seconds to complete the Joker Sequence,
- Joker sequence should consist of more than 3 or 4 obstacle at a mini.distance of 2.7m or more,
- You need to complete all the Joker Sequence before the given time to clock the Joker points.

Hope you have fun and enjoy these unique Games like we do. Point are only given when you perform the obstacle correctly.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

USDAA uniqueness.......GAMES....Snooker

USDAA uniqueness........GAMES....Snooker

The Snooker games is like you are given 3 exchange coupons. And in this 'electronic' shop, there are 3 or 4 exchange stations, and you can only exchange the coupon in each exchange station once. Only upon successful exchange you can go to any part of the shop to claim one of your gift.

Part 1 is for the coupon exchange portion;
Part 2 is you need to negotiate through a course from number 2 to 7 without topping any items and you have usually 50 seconds to complete part 1 and 2.

Of course we are taking about Agility, here are the definition;
- The Exchange Station = RED Jump (usually you have 3 or 4 RED Jumps)
- Electronic Shop = Agility Course
- Gift or exchange items = The POINTS tag to each individual obstacle ( 2, 3...to 7 pointers)
- You need negotiate the course in running sequence from No. 2, 3 to 7 to stop the clock.

This is a very interesting game, where handlers must strategies to get the most points they can exchange. The one with the most points win the game.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Highlights for the 7th USDAA Sanctioned Trials!

Highlights for this 7th USDAA Sanctioned Trials!

International Tournament - Local Qualifier for 2010 Cynosport World Games!
- Grand Prix of Dog Agility World Championships (local qualifier)
- Master Dog Agility Steeplechase World Championships (local qualifier)

Championships Titling
Performance Titling

2nd Dog Frisbee Competition
- Single Disc Event or Accuracy Event
- Longest Throw or Fetch & Catch aka Mini-Distance Event

New Venue - Seng Kang Riverside Park

Come join us for a weekend of great fun with your family!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

7th USDAA Sanctioned Trials Registration is Now OPEN!

7th USDAA International Dog Agility Sanctioned Trials!
Date: 17, 18 April 2010
Venue: SENG KANG RIVERSIDE PARK, along Anchorvale Street
Judges: Mr. Kenneth Chen (S'pore), Mr. Dexter Sim (S'pore) & Mr. Kenneth Tatsch (USA)

Championship Titling
- Starter Agility
- Starter Jumpers
- Starter Gamblers
- Starter Snooker
- Starter Relay Pair
- Advance Agility
- Advance Jumpers

Performance Titling
- P1 Agility
- P1 Jumpers
- P2 Agility
- P2 Jumpers

International Tournament (Local Qualifier)
- Grand Prix of Dog Agility World Championships
- Master Dog Agility Steeplechase World Championships

Fun Events
- Single Disc Frisbee
- Longest Throw
- Beginners Jumpers

Closing Date - 2 April 2010, FRI


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USDAAsg, Agility Dogs for Any Flavour!
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