a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Missed It By That Much!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Missed It By That Much!

SUMMARY: Right, Chief, final USDAA Top Ten numbers are in--

Well, curse Tika's sore toe in December.

The final tally for 2009: Tika is #11 in Snooker for Performance 22" in the entire country. But they give award pins only for Top Ten. And we missed by-- 1 point!

(USDAA Snooker Top Ten page)

Tika is #14 in Gamblers. And we missed Top Ten by--1 point! (Actually that would've tied us for 10th with 3 other people. I don't know whether they give out as many Top Ten awards as there are people tied for 10th or whether they have some sort of tie-breaking formula.)

(USDAA Gamblers Top Ten page)

Argggghhhhhh! Guess we'll just have to try to do it all over again this year and just stay injury free. Of course, our pathetic showing in Snooker Saturday didn't help our case-- but we did pick up 3 Top Ten points in Gamblers, so we're a tenth of the way there (based on this year's scores).

Still, OK--I'm pleased. It never occurred to me that we could be in that position, and in TWO classes, yet! It's been fun following our points the last 2 or 3 months and wondering whether we could hold on there.


  1. Man! How close can you get! The good news is Tika doesn't know how close she was...nor does she care. I hope this year is even better for you guys! Cause she's having fun while she's earning those points for sure!

  2. So close!! That's pretty darned impressive in my books, pin or no pin. Also, very cool that you guys are so strong in Snooker and Gamblers -- Tika is clearly a very well-rounded dog, and you are quite the point-strategizer. A great team!

  3. Strategy is good--but so is the fact that missed contacts and knocked bars don't necessarily kill us! ;-)

    I try not to take it all too seriously. But. Well. Sometimes the trying fails.

  4. Wow, you did awesome! As per ties, they break them using some
    formula based upon the average number of points gained per run, per Q, per placement, or something like that. I lost out on a tie last year.

  5. Debbie, thanks for that info. I've never been in a situation where I needed to actually know that, so I've wondered. I guess the answer is to do so well that there's no question. [grin]