Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Checking in on Performance Top Ten

SUMMARY: Must mean I'm thinking about competing again--
We've done 2 trials this year, and frankly we crapped out a whole lot more than I have good excuses for. And yet, for Tika (at the USDAA Top Ten for Performance page) (Oh, yeah, and noting that it's only february and half the country hardly has agility during the winter) (oh, yeah, and the blues are ones we're likely to see in competition, and one of our main competitors, Hobbes, I don't even know if he's done USDAA yet in performance this year):

Performance Top Ten - Current Year Standings: Jumpers Level 3 Class

22" Height Class

Points Owner Dog Breed
14  Eizember, Joleen Scorch Border Collie
13  Fosty, Channan Apollo Boxer
13  Brooks, Elizabeth Finn Australian Shepherd
12  Finch, Ellen Levy Tika All-Breed
12  Brown, Patti Bailey English Shepherd
10  Chandler, Carlene Brenn Border Collie
Bean, Peggy Crash Labrador Retriever
Dennison, Richard Gabby Labrador Retriever
Woods, Vicki Tech Border Collie
Greiner, Alyssia Zippity Border Collie
Snelleman, Desiree T'ai Siberian Husky
Jones, Carrie Jive Border Collie
DeChance, Anne Stella All-Breed
Stiff-Carroll, Karen Jerome Rottweiler
Whittenberg, Cherie Detour Border Collie
Brockman, Rebecca Mikki Belgian Malinois
Bickel, Leslie Cate E Catahoula Leopard Dog
Yarchin, Joe Pan Australian Shepherd
Ednie, Kathryn Ripley Collie - Rough
Clark, Marshall Pepper Australian Shepherd
Miller, Melanie Austin Vizsla
Dale, Jamie Sierra Labrador Retriever
McGinty, Sue Gunner German S-H Pointer
Thompson, Joy Strike Border Collie
Kucharski, Lisa Dust Australian Shepherd

Performance Top Ten - Current Year Standings: Gamblers Level 3 Class

22" Height Class

Points Owner Dog Breed
14  Eizember, Joleen Scorch Border Collie
13  Fosty, Channan Apollo Boxer
13  Brooks, Elizabeth Finn Australian Shepherd
12  Finch, Ellen Levy Tika All-Breed
12  Brown, Patti Bailey English Shepherd
10  Chandler, Carlene Brenn Border Collie
Bean, Peggy Crash Labrador Retriever
Dennison, Richard Gabby Labrador Retriever
Woods, Vicki Tech Border Collie
Greiner, Alyssia Zippity Border Collie
Snelleman, Desiree T'ai Siberian Husky
Jones, Carrie Jive Border Collie
DeChance, Anne Stella All-Breed
Stiff-Carroll, Karen Jerome Rottweiler
Whittenberg, Cherie Detour Border Collie
Brockman, Rebecca Mikki Belgian Malinois
Bickel, Leslie Cate E Catahoula Leopard Dog
Yarchin, Joe Pan Australian Shepherd
Ednie, Kathryn Ripley Collie - Rough
Clark, Marshall Pepper Australian Shepherd
Miller, Melanie Austin Vizsla
Dale, Jamie Sierra Labrador Retriever
McGinty, Sue Gunner German S-H Pointer
Thompson, Joy Strike Border Collie
Kucharski, Lisa Dust Australian Shepherd

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Hey, don't sell yourself short. I know Austin the Viszla and they compete almost every weekend and he's very successful--almost always in the ribbons.

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  2. Well, there's the rub for Austin: When we compete, there are likely to be maybe 15 dogs in our class, so a placement is worth a ton of points, e.g., a 1st vs 15 dogs would be worth 7. If you're competing in an area where there are only, say, 3 in your class, even if you come in 1st every time, that's only 1 pt every time. So it would take 7 1sts against 3 dogs to equal one 1st against 15 dogs. That makes it both easier and hard to be in the top 10 in our area: Easier because if you're consistently good, the points rack up like crazy; harder because you have to be consistently *really* good against all those national champions and national finalists and world team members and such. [And our challenge is that we're not consistent. Not so much Tika, as me.]

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