Since September of 2001, our fifteen member Agility Committee, in conjunction with the Beardie Agility Diehards, has worked with Chet Jezierski and Century Manufacturing in the creation of the Diehard Trophy for overall excellence in AKC Agility in both Standard and Jumpers with Weaves at the Excellent level. The Diehard Trophy will be presented at this year's Specialty for the first time. We will also present a memento to the winners of this trophy that they may keep. Beth White has worked with John Stanbridge on the creation of the Jumper with Weaves Trophy, in Honor of Mirage. It, too, will be presented for the first time this year.
The Agility Committee fosters the sport of dog agility through publication in the Bulletin and the Bagpipes. All AKC Titles and BCCA Awards are published in the BCCA Bulletin. The Beardie Agility Diehards (BAD) pay for all agility pages above the yearly allotment and for the publication of USDAA, NADAC, and UKC titles as well. These extra pages are considered "ads." This year in the Bagpipes the focus was on outstanding Agility Teams, especially those who have helped with BCCA workshops or who have earned Championship titles or more than one Masters level title. Next year we hope to feature Beardie Clubs around the country and what they are doing for the sport of Agility.
The BCCA website's Agility Section contains two agility articles by previous Chairs, Beth Canner and Penny Leigh, and a link to the Beardie Agility Diehard website (www.beardieagilitydiehards.org).
The BAD website, started on New Year's Day 1998, includes two sections devoted to BCCA Agility, listing the current BCCA Agility Committee, the complete list of all BCCA Agility Award winners since 1996, the Register of Merit for Agility, and all of the BCCA National Specialty results with pictures, starting with the first trial in 1996. Regional Beardie Club Specialty Agility Trials are featured as well. The website includes all 237 Beardies who have earned legs and titles in the four United States dog agility organizations. Dues paying members have pages with pictures and their complete agility statistics. All others are listed together by geographical regions. Currently there are 302 Agility Beardies on the BAD Website, 70 more than last year at this time, including 267 at home and 33 abroad.
The Beardie Agility Line, started in January of 2000, brings the Agility Community from around the USA and all over the world into contact with one another to discuss techniques, to help those new to the sport, and to share agility successes and questions. Joanne Williamson publishes the AKC legs and titles to this line on a monthly basis and the standings periodically. Libby Myers-Buhite publishes the USDAA and UKC titles and Lu Bergen publishes the NADAC titles on a quarterly basis. The year-end BCCA Awards are confirmed and published to the line before being printed in the Bulletin.
4-Agility Legs and Titles earned in United States Organizations:
AKC-American Kennel Club: 221 Beardies have earned AKC legs. We now have 4 Champions, 16 Beardies who have earned Masters titles in Standard and Jumpers with Weaves, 26 Beardies with at least one Masters title, and 63 Beardies with Excellent titles.
USDAA-United States Dog Agility Association: 52 Beardies have earned USDAA legs. We now have 3 Champions, 1 Accomplished Performance Dog, and 7 Beardies with Masters titles.
NADAC-North American Dog Agility Council: 86 Beardies have earned NADAC legs. We now have 1 Champion, 1 Veteran Champion, 3 Outstanding Elite Beardies, and 14 with Elite level titles.
UKC-United Kennel Club: 17 Beardies have earned UKC legs, including 3 Champion Excellent Beardies.
The BCCA Agility Committee would like to recognize and congratulate the winner of all three top BCCA Agility Trophies for 2001:
Sarah Halsey and Wizard, MACH Anasazi Secret of the Wizard,
winner of the Diehard, the Denia, and the Jumpers with Weaves trophies.
The BCCA Agility Committee would also like to recognize and congratulate our new Agility Champions who are Beardie ambassadors to the all-breed world of dog agility:
AKC-The Master Agility Champion title, the MACH, has been earned by:
- Karen Barratt's Jet, MACH O'Duinnin HMT Sonic Boom, AAD, EAC, EJC, OGC -- 20 January 2002
Sarah Halsey's Wizard, MACH/ADCH Anasazi Secret of the Wizard, EAC, EJC, EGC, CGC -- 28 June 2002
Leslie Dawson North's Chase, Can Ch/ADCH/MACH Bedlam's Catch Me If You Can,
- MADC, AG.X, Can/Am CDX, HIC, FM, CGC -- 5 July 2002
USDAA-The Agility Dog Champion title, the ADCH, has been earned for the third time by:
Sarah Halsey's Wizard, MACH/ADCH Anasazi Secret of the Wizard, EAC, EJC, EGC, CGC -- 1 June 2002
NADAC-The Veteran Agility Championship title, the V- NATCH, has been earned for the first time by:
- Jerry Bergen's Breezy, Ch NATCH/V-NATCH Baliwyn's Precious Friend,
- MX, MXJ, APD, VS, VJ, S-EAC, S-EAC-V, S-EJC-V, CDX, TD, HIC, CGC, VX-- 18 August 2002
6- Goals for 2002-2003
The BCCA Agility Committee needs to discuss the place of the new Preferred Agility Classes in the BCCA Awards Program in relation to the trophies and certificates and how best to award title points in the Register of Merit Program. They will be making recommendations to the Board for approval.
The Agility Committee thanks Joanne Williamson for doing the AKC statistics, Lu Bergen for doing the NADAC statistics, the Beardie Agility Community for the Diehard Trophy, Glenn Hamilton and Emily Venator for the Denia Award, Beth White for the Jumpers with Weaves Trophy, Beth Canner for the Ryan Awards and the Relay Banner, the Florida Club for the Sunshine Award, and Amber Carpenter for making the Standard Certificates. We thank Jack Buhite for chairing this year's National Specialty Agility Day. We thank our artists Chet Jezierski and John Stanbridge for designing two new agility trophies for us and Tim Moore for building the carry case for our Relay Banner. We thank Gail Miller for her invaluable procedural advice to the committee and both Lillian Esposito and Susan McKean for their careful attention to the Agility Articles in the Bulletin and the Bagpipes. It has been a pleasure working with all of you!
Respectfully submitted by Libby Myers-Buhite and Karen Barratt, BCCA Agility Co-Chairs on behalf of the BCCA Agility Committee
Joanne Williamson of Cranford NJ, AKC Records
Beth Canner of Seminole FL, First Chair and AKC Judge
Jerry Bergen of White River Jct VT
Jack Buhite of Santa Clara CA
Liz Cox of Mocksville NC
Leslie Dawson-North of Wabigoon, Ontario
Eileen Dinneen of Colleyville TX
Charles Gibson of New Caledonia MI
Sarah Halsey of Fallbrook CA
Antoinette Krafcheck of South Bend IN
Sharon Prassa of Sacramento CA
Christiana Taylor of Auburn WA
Betty Winfield of Nine Mile Falls WA
Last updated 8 June 2004
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