Tuesday, December 24, 2013
USDAA uniqueness ..... Pairs Relay Game!
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!