Premium is Available for April 1-2, 2017 Trial


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A new spring is arriving soon with USDAA’s new jump heights in place. Come try them out! Not sure what they are? See the news release located at:

http://www.usdaa.com/article.cfm?newsID=3387

To enter, see the premium for the April 1-2, 2017 Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA trial at the following URL:

http://www.usdaa.com/entryforms/MD0292107202.pdf

Our judges are Mica Tyler (Starters thru Masters) and Lynn Sigman (supervising). All levels are offered each day plus a Grand Prix on Saturday and a Masters Challenge Jumpers class on Sunday.

This trial is held in one ring at the Oriole Dog Training Club building in Halethorpe. This site offers plenty of parking and an excellent climate controlled Sprinturf sportsfield.

Entry fees for the titling classes are the typical low cost of $14 per titling class and $22 for the Grand Prix tournament class.

Never tried a USDAA trial before? Let the trial secretary know if you would like to have a mentor available at the trial. It’s a one-ring trial and we’ll have plenty of experienced exhibitors to give you a hand.

As with all USDAA trials, entries are unlimited, as long as the entry is received by the closing date of March 22, 2017.

2017 New Years Team Tournament Wrapup

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Maddie Speagle/Atomic, Terry Herman/Idgie, Merritt Speagle/Phenomenon, Karen Stinnett/Cash, and Nancy Woodside/Zoe with judge Ryan Arnold

This year’s all tournament trial ran very smoothly despite a larger than usual entry size.  Thank you to judge Ryan Arnold and everyone who helped to move everything along so quickly that we finished slightly ahead of schedule both days.

We’d like to recognize the winners of the Dog Agility Masters tournament and Performance Versatility Pairs tournaments through the 5 rounds of Gamblers, Standard, Jumpers, Snooker, and Team Relay.  The top placing teams in these tournaments were:

DAM Team – “PIA”
Merritt Speagle with Phenomenon (Border Collie)
Terry Herman with Idgie (Miniature Poodle)
Maddie Speagle with Atomic (Border Collie)
Note: This team was also took the Rookie Team prize as Atomic is still showing at the Starters level.

PVP Team – “Zoe Cashes In”
Karen Stinnett with Cash (Border Collie)
Nancy Woodside with Zoe (Miniature Poodle)

Congratulations go out as well to the individual winners of the other tournaments rounding out this weekend.  First place byes in the Grand Prix and Performance Grand Prix were:
GP 10″: Sandy Morris & Jack
GP 14″: Terry Herman & Idgie
GP 16″: Becky Anderson & Togo
GP 20″: Merritt Speagle & Damuraz
GP 22″: Roseanne DeMascio & Strafe
GP 24″:  Abby Peach & Usher

PGP 12″: Tracy Sklenar & Export
PGP 14″: Tracy Hirsch & Silver
PGP 16″: Lynn Richardson & Ali
PGP 20″: Karen Stinnett & Cash

Winners of the two round Masters Challenge and Performance Master Challenge Biathlon were:
MC 10″: Sandy Morris & Jack
MC 14″: Tracey Luggiero & Mouse
MC 16″: Janina Vickers & Puzzle
MC 20″: Mary Ann Wurst & Hijack
MC 22″: Roseanne DeMascio & Strafe (handler Cynthia Hornor)
MC 24″: Jacqueline Wilhelmy & Obi

PMC 12″: Nancy Woodside & Zoe
PMC 14″: Tracy Hirsch & Silver
PMC 16″: Jeff Mrakovich & Javan
PMC 20″: Jeremy Haag & Kit

And finally, winners in the Steeplechase and Performance Speed Jumping Finals were:
STP 10″: Barb Atkinson & Phire (handler Nancy Woodside)
STP 14″: Tracey Luggiero & Mouse
STP 16″: Trish Dranchak & Boom
STP 20″: Mary Ann Wurst & Hijack
STP 22″: Trish Dranchak & Surge
STP 24″: Mary Ann Wurst & Nick

PSJ 12″: Aly Garcia & Sizzle
PSJ 16″: Zanya Gissler & Kira
PSJ 20″: Kayla Wieland & Cyclone

Congratulations everyone!

Jan 7-8, 2017 Trial Information Has Been Posted

romanceaframeAll trial documents including the Confirmation,  Estimated Schedule, and a draft Running Order for the Mid-Atlantic MADness New Year’s trial is now available for viewing/download at http://www.midatlanticmadness.com.  See the menu items under Trial Documents menu.

Please note there were some last minute adjustments to teams due to two more teams busting on Thursday and the ending time on Saturday has accordingly adjusted down.  The finalized running order will be posted mid-day Friday.

MMM… Soup…

andersonfoodThis weekend’s lunch fare prepared by Becky Anderson is coming together.  Becky is planning to serve potato broccoli soup, vegetable soup and chili. She promises the corn muffins are being baked tomorrow night.  If you plan to partake, don’t forget to add your name to the lunch planning worksheet located at the following link:

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January 2017 ‘New Year’s Trial’ Premium is Available

MADnessPinThe premium for the January 7-8, 2017 Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA trial is now available on-line at the following URL:

http://www.usdaa.com/entryforms/MD0292107202.pdf

This trial is held in one ring on Sprinturf at the Oriole Dog Training Club building in Halethorpe and our judge is Ryan Arnold. This is our annual laid-back tournament-only trial with all four of the tournaments spread out over 2 days:

Sat: Grand Prix/PGP, 3 Team/PVP classes (Gamblers, Standard, and Jumpers), and Masters Challenge Biathlon Standard

Sun: Masters Challenge Biathlon Jumpers, 2 Team/PVP classes (Snooker and Relay), followed by Rounds 1 & 2 of Steeplechase/PSJ

Jump heights at this trial will be the new jump heights as announced in the news release located at:

http://www.usdaa.com/article.cfm?newsID=3387

If you are forming a team, please note that the following will apply:

A Championship team is comprised of three handlers and three dogs from no more than two Championship divisions (small (10″), medium (14″/16″), large (20″/22″), extra-large (24″). A Performance pair is comprised of two handlers and two dogs from any Performance height.

In addition to the usual fun prizes for the first place teams, special prizes are also awarded to the High-Scoring Rookie teams in the DAM and PVP tournament (a ‘rookie’ team is defined as any team containing at least one dog who is showing in Starters or P1 Standard).

If you’re not sure how to form a team for this event, check out the Agility Team Finder page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/agilityteams/

Or… you can enter as a draw and you will be placed on a team. Note when entering draw that it is often helpful to include a note about what kind of teammates you are looking for. For example, you might want teammates who will be trying to get a Q or even a placement, or you might prefer to be placed on a team with other dogs looking for more experience competing.

Entries are unlimited.

Results and Courses from September 2016 Trial

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Full Results for Saturday, Sunday, and the Biathlon classes are now available.  Check back in a few days for all of the uploaded course maps.

Saturday Josselyn Courses
Sunday Josselyn Courses

Congratulations to these new titlists:

Twyla Nancy Walkins Advanced Performance Dog
Carly Rae Megan Garges Master Standard Champion
Amber Linda Keens Advanced Agility Dog
Quilla Coleen Mrakovich Advanced Agility Dog
River Rebecca Hill Starters Relay
Rigel Darrell Roll Advanced Performance Relay
Titan Bill Keens Agility Dog Champion
Lucy Nancy Walkins Agility Dog Champion
Jack Sandy Morris Standard Agility Master
Gale Samantha Jackson Starters Gamblers
Gale Samantha Jackson Starters Snooker
Gale Samantha Jackson Starters Standard
Lucy Nancy Walkins Jumper Champion – Bronze
Tui Chris Farrance Starters Snooker

September 17-18, 2016 Trial Information Has Been Posted

BranchwaterJune2013_3The Confirmation and  Estimated Schedule for the Mid-Atlantic MADness Fall trial is now available for viewing/download at http://www.midatlanticmadness.com.  See the menu items under September 2016 Trial menu.

A draft copy of the running orders is also posted.  The final version with any received corrections to entries will be posted on Friday morning.

Thanks !