Friday, April 23, 2010

The Truth About Boost's Jumpers Q

SUMMARY: Just for the record.

First, the rules:

To move from Starters to Advanced, you need 3 standards and one each of jumpers, gamblers, pairs, and snooker.

To move from Advanced to masters, you need 3 standards and one each of jumpers, gamblers, pairs, and snooker.

To earn your MAD (at the masters level), you need 3 standards and one each of jumpers, gamblers, pairs, and snooker.

In USDAA, Jumpers runs must be clean to earn a Q. (In Starters and Advanced, runouts and refusals aren't faulted, but knocked bars and off courses are.)

DAM Team Jumpers now can be Qing (didn't used to be) although they only count towards lifetime totals, not towards regular titles. The catch is that, even if you're clean, you earn a Q only if you're within 15% of the average of the top 3 dogs, so it's even harder to earn a Q there.

So:

Boost ran 4 Starters Jumpers, Qed in 1.
Boost ran 12 Advanced Jumpers, Qed in 1.
Boost has now run 42 Masters Jumpers, Qed in 1.
Boost has run 5 Qable DAM Jumpers, Qed in none. BUT! She was clean in the one this weekend, just not quite fast enough (3 seconds over the avg).

In short: 63 USDAA Qable jumpers, 3 Qs.

But actually that's two clean Jumpers runs in one weekend. Maybe there's actually hope!

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