Respectfully submitted by Libby Myers-Buhite and Joanne Williamson, BCCA Agility Co-Chairs
This year the BCCA Agility Committee drew up a proposal for a Preferred Veteran Trophy for Beardies in Preferred competition who are over eight years old. The trophy was unanimously approved by the BCCA Board.
Since the trophy is retroactive, these are
the winners for September 2002-December 2005:
2002 and 2003 - CH Caledonia's Cagney Mac Calico, NA, NAJ, AXP, AJP, PT-Kathrine and Carl Widell
2004 and 2005 - CH O'Duinnin Dazzle 'em Dallas, MX, MXJ, MXP, MJP
Nancy Pelton and Eileen Dinneen, handled by Wade Pelton
The Agility Committee fosters the sport of dog agility through publication in the Bagpipes and the Beardie Bulletin. Milestones and events are published in the Bagpipes. All AKC Titles and BCCA Awards are published in the Bulletin as well as articles on the sport. The Beardie Agility Diehards (BAD) pay for all agility pages above the yearly allotment and for the publication of USDAA, NADAC, CPE, and UKC titles as well. Over the last nine years the Diehards have sponsored 107 pages in the Bulletin and contributed $9895 toward publication.
The BCCA website's Agility Section contains agility articles and a link to the Beardie Agility Diehard website which keeps track of all BCCA agility related matters. (www.beardieagilitydiehards.org). The BAD website, started on New Year's Day 1998, has a large section 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, all of the BCCA National Specialty results with pictures, starting with the first trial in 1996, and the annual agility reports. Regional Clubs' Agility Trials are featured as well. The website includes the 369 Beardies who have earned legs and titles in the five United States dog agility organizations. Currently there are 449 Agility Beardies on the BAD Website, including 397 at home and 52 abroad.
The Beardie Agility Line, started in January of 2000, brings together the Agility Community from around the USA and all over the world 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, NADAC, CPE and UKC titles. 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: By any measure, 2005 was the most successful year for Beardies in AKC agility since the program began in 1994. A record 151 teams accounted for 1,566 qualifying legs and 884 placements in all breed and Specialty competition. The 200 titles earned included 7 Master Agility Championships (MACH) and 23 Masters. A new MACH milestone was reached in August when Karen Barratt and Jet (O'Duinnin HMT Sonic Boom) finished their MACH5. Participation in the Preferred classes increased again this year with 42 teams earning legs. Wade Pelton and Dallas (O'Duinnin Dazzle 'Em Dallas) hold the distinction of completing the first Beardie MXP and MJP. To date, 350 Beardies have earned AKC legs. We now have 13 AKC Champions. 2 are quintuple Champions (MACH5) and 4 are duple Champions (MACH2). 42 Beardies have earned "Double Masters" titles in Standard and Jumpers with Weaves, 63 Beardies have one Masters title, and 125 Beardies have Excellent titles.
NADAC-North American Dog Agility Council: 138 Beardies have earned NADAC legs. We now have 2 Champions, 1 Triple Superior Elite, 6 Superior Elite, 12 Outstanding Elite, and 36 Elite titled Beardies. 2 have earned the Elite Versatility, 5 have earned the Open Versatility, and 11 have earned the Novice Versatility Awards.
USDAA-United States Dog Agility Association: 81 Beardies have earned USDAA legs. We now have 3 Champions, 1 Accomplished Performance Dog, and 11 Beardies with Masters titles.
CPE-Canine Performance Events: 24 Beardies have earned CPE legs. We now have 2 Champions.
UKC-United Kennel Club: 23 Beardies have earned
UKC legs. We now have 3 Champion Excellents and 4 Champion Beardies.
The BCCA Agility Committee would like to recognize and congratulate our five new Beardie Champions who are Beardie ambassadors to the all-breed world of dog agility. In all, we have TWENTY Agility Champion Beardies.
AKC MACH- Ch Oakengates Irish Cream) - Linda
AKC MACH- Ch Wigglesworth Super Sonic) - Jeff and Sharon Ipser
AKC MACH2- Ch Wigglesworth Out On A Limb, RN, VX, ROMAX) - Jeff and Sharon Ipser
CPE C-ATCH- Kamelott's Wild Thing Farley - Nancy May
CPE C-ATCH- Ch Skyedance Lord A-Leaping, AX, MXJ, AXP, AJP, PT, RE, VX) Jack Buhite and Libby Myers-Buhite
NADAC NATCH - Ch Skyedance Lord A-Leaping, AX, MXJ, AXP, AJP, PT, RE, VX) Jack Buhite and Libby Myers-Buhite
The BCCA Agility Committee would like to recognize the top Beardies invited to the very first AKC Agility Invitational.
MACH5 Anasazi Secret Of The Wizard - Sarah
and Doug Halsey
MACH5 O'Duinnin HMT Sonic Boom - Karen Barratt
OTCH MACH O'Duinnin Oh Dat Jack B Nimble, UDX3, RE - Jill Scarborough
CH MACH2 Wigglesworth Out On A Limb RN - Jeff and Sharon Ipser
CH MACH Wigglesworth Super Sonic NAP NJP - Jeff and Sharon Ipser
6- Goals for 2005-2006
We need to plan a new base for the Denia Award, as it is nearly filled with plaques. Everything else is running smoothly.
7- Thank yous:
The Agility Committee thanks Joanne Williamson for doing the AKC statistics and BCCA Awards, Jan Norikane for the confirming all NADAC legs and titles, Karen Barrett for the MACH ribbons to be brought to the Specialties, the Beardie Agility Community for the Diehard Trophy, Emily Venator and Glenn Hamilton for the Denia Award, Beth White for the Jumpers with Weaves Trophy in Honor of Mirage, Carl and Kay Widell for the Veteran Preferred Trophy, Beth Canner for the Ryan Awards and the Relay Banner, the Florida Club for the Sunshine Award, and Cindy Alspaugh for making the Agility Certificates this year. We also thank Lillian Esposito for doing such a fine job with agility publications in the Bulletin. We thank Betty Winfield for chairing this year's National Specialty Agility Trial and Relay and Julie Froning for planning our National Specialty Agility Dinner. It has been a pleasure working with all of you!
Libby Myers-Buhite of Santa Clara CA, Agility
Joanne Williamson of Boxboro MA, Agility Co-Chair
Karen Barratt of Galveston TX, former Co-Chair
Jack Buhite of Santa Clara CA
Beth Canner of Seminole FL, First Agility Chair and AKC Judge
Carol Carlsen, Oxford, MI
Ann Chandoha of Marble Falls TX
Leslie Dawson-North of Langdon, Alberta, CKC Judge
Charles Gibson of New Caledonia MI
Sarah Halsey of Fallbrook CA
Linda Porter, Hagerstown, MD
Sharon Prassa of Sacramento CA
Michele Ritter, Saylorsburg, PA
Christiana Taylor of Auburn WA
David Williamson, Pearland, TX
Last updated 30 September 2006
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