Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Taj MuttHall Year In Review: 2009

SUMMARY: Statistics and observations for the year.

Trials competed in: 16. My lowest number since 2000 (with a high of 23 in 2003). So made some progress on my vow to do less agility and more of The Rest of Life.
  • CPE: 4 trials, one of which was only 1 day. Tika didn't participate in 2 because she was sore. Boost didn't participate in one because she was sore.
  • USDAA: 12 trials, one of which was only 1 day.

Runs: 270
  • Tika: 139, 76 of them Qs
  • Boost: 131, 30 Qs
  • CPE: 42, 32 Qs
  • USDAA: 228, 74 Qs

Tika titles earned:
  • GCH-Silver (Gamblers Champion silver, 25 Qs in championship)
  • TM-Platinum (Tournament master platinum, 50 Qs with at least 10 in each tournament class)
  • SACH-Silver (Standard champion silver, 25 Qs)
  • PR3 - Performance3 Relay (equals RM in championship, 5 Qs)
  • ATD - Accomplished Tournament Dog (equals TM in championship, 10 Qs with at least 2 in each of the 3 tournament classes)
  • PK3 - Perf 3 Snooker (equals SM)
  • JCH-Silver (Jumpers Champion silver, 25 Qs)
  • ADCH-Silver (equals 5 ADChs -- 25 Qs in each of 5 regular classes plus tournaments)
  • PG3 -  Perf 3 Gamblers (equals GM)
Boost titles earned:
  • CPE CL4-S (strategy games, level 4)
  • RCH (relay champion--10 Qs)
  • GM (gamblers master--5 Qs)
  • SAM (standard agility master--5 Qs)
  • TM (Tournament master--10 Qs with at least 2 in each of the 3 tournament classes)

Notes:
  • Tika earned all those P3 titles only between March and September, moving gradually into Perf as she completed silver in each Championship classs.
  • After only 6 months in Performance, Tika is just one Standard Q away from her PD3 (MAD equivalent) and actually needs only 3 standards and 4 Jumpers for her APD (ADCH equivalent).
  • Tika qualified for Nationals in all three tournaments (Steeplechase, Grand Prix, and Team)--in BOTH championship and Performance!
  • Of Tika's 6 performance Snooker Qs so far, 5 have been Super-Qs.
  • Boost qualified in Steeplechase 3 times this year--which is 3x more than she had qualified in her entire preceding agility career. ( I mean, before 2009, she had only ever qualified once.)
  • Boost might hold the record for the most consecutive Masters Jumpers runs with no Q (36). But we keep coming very close--might get some someday!

Buster Cubes cracked open: 1 (as of this morning. Congratulations, butthead Boost.)

7 comments:

  1. Great accomplishments, you should be very proud :)

    BTW - I'm getting a pop up that asks me to enter a password "Enter password for finchest on ftp://finchest.ipower.com" when I load your page, just a heads up :)

    Happy New Year, here's to lots of money for agility in 2010 !!!!

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  2. No pop-up here, but no photo, either. From the Activity viewer:
    ftp://finchest@finchest.ipower.com/public_html/dogs/dog_diary/uploaded_images/_MG_1898BoostBrokenBusterCube_cr_sm.jpg
    no permission to read file

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  3. Ah, HA! Well, there ya go. Might explain also why I couldn't publish the photo in the regular way. Something in blogger seems to have gotten confused it was prompting me for p/w this morning, too--I just reset my password settings 3 or 4 times (I didn't change my password; just didn't seem to take) and now it seems to work ok, PLUS I could upload the photo in the normal way now. Thanks for letting me know.

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  4. Good year you had. Good thing Boost got that "break the Buster Cube" goal finished before the year slipped away on her! Wonder what her 2010 goal will be?

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  5. Wow, even Strummer hasn't managed to break the Buster Cube. Very impressive.

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  6. Elayne: She has been working at it for a long time in a very subtle way. See previous post from early 2008.

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