2017 New Years Team Tournament Wrapup


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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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

The Test Schedule for the March 26-27, 2016 Trial is Available

1911943_10152081490768429_1584997831_nThe test schedule for the March 26-27, 2016 Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA trial is now available on-line at the following URL:


Our judges are Elise Carpenter (Starters thru Masters) and Lois Mark(supervising).  All levels are offered each day plus a Masters Challenge Biathlon.

The trial site is under cover on dirt at the pleasant and relaxing Hog Dog Productions site in Millersville, MD.  This site offers plenty of room to run your dog when you’re not in the ring as well as parking for cars, tent campers, and RV’ers.

Entry fees for the titling classes are the typical low cost of $14 per titling class and for each round of the Masters Challenge Biathlon.

For those new to the sport or those who would like the opportunity to train in a competition setting, we are offering Intro Standard and Intro Jumpers classes (either for titling or FEO) at $8/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 12, 2016.

Results and Courses from September 19-20, 2015 Trial

Just catching up now on the MADness after trial update after a busy fall trial schedule….

In short: we couldn’t have asked for better weather at Gamber this fall.  Thanks to our judges Eric Quirouet and Elliot Kaplan and all of the exhibitors who supported our trial !

Many good things were said about the courses;  Eric’s courses and Elliot’s courses are both available for review.  Full results are now posted for both Saturday and Sunday as well.

Lots of titles were earned this weekend.  Congrats go out to:

Sadie Robin Tate Performance Starters Standard
Cory Lucille Maczis Performance Starters Standard
Lainey Donna Rohaus Agility Dog
Dodger Kathy Sheehan Relay Master
Ginger Scott Shindledecker Performance Agility Dog
Tucker Cliff Anderson Performance Relay Master – Silver
Cory Lucille Maczis Performance Agility Dog
Boom Trish Dranchak Jumper Master
Katniss Jane Saunders Starters Gambler
Cyan Robin Fritter Performance Starters Gambler
Spice Michelle Check Relay Master
Carly Rae Megan Shepter Advanced Agility Dog
Kahlua Cindy Hill Relay Master
Rigel Melinda Condray Performance Starters Relay
Boom Trish Dranchak Relay Master
Mouse Tracey Luggiero Snooker Master
Maybe Melissa Bishop Snooker Champion
Elise Tina Desrosiers Jumper Champion
Chigger Chris Farrance Performance Jumper Champion