Annual Agility Report - BCCA Agility Committee – 15 September 2013

Committee Co-Chairs:

Committee Members:

Board Liaison: Joanne Williamson

Goals for 2013-2014:

We will vote on a scoring method for the “Fastest Beardie,” the AKC FAST class, and the new Time 2 Beat. We will also look at the new Masters Bronze, Silver, Gold and Century titles and decide whether they have a place within the BCCA Agility Awards and Register of Merit programs. We will then write proposals and send them to the BCCA Board this coming year. A FAST trophy has been offered by Sarah Halsey for the top FAST Beardie.

Activities and Major Accomplishments:

A: BCCA Awards:

Joanne Williamson has done all of the statistics for the BCCA Awards and AKC annual reports since 1996. Discussion of new Awards has been on hold this year until the BCCA Board allows for the establishment of new annual awards, such as for the “Fastest Beardie,” the AKC FAST class, and the new Time 2 Beat.

B. Trials:

BCCA: The Bearded Collie Club of America holds an annual National Specialty agility trial. Jeff Ipser chairs annual BCCA all breed agility trials in the Midwest as BCCA fund-raisers. Joanne Williamson chairs annual BCCA all breed agility trials in the Northeast as BCCA fund-raisers.

Affiliate Clubs: Jack Buhite chaired the NCBCF’s 13th annual Regional Specialty agility trial. The National Capitol Bearded Collie Club, the Northwest Bearded Collie Club of Puget Sound, and the Northern California Bearded Collie Fanciers hold between two and five all-breed agility trials annually.

C. Publication:

The Agility Committee fosters the sport of dog agility through publication in the Bagpipes and the Beardie Bulletin. Milestones, explanations of new classes and rule changes, agility events, and tributes are published in the Bagpipes, as well as the annual report. All AKC Titles and BCCA Awards are published in the Bulletin, as well National Events and 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 sixteen years the Diehards have sponsored articles in all 64 issues of the Bulletin (214 pages) and contributed $17,765 toward publication.

D. Internet:

The BCCA website's Agility Section contains agility articles and a link to the Beardie Agility Diehard website ( 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 BCCA Agility Award winners since 1996, the Register of Merit for Agility, the National Specialty results starting with the first trial in 1996, and the annual agility reports. There is also a pdf of all AKC Agility legs earned by our Beardies between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Regional Clubs' Agility Trials are featured as well. Currently there are 668 Agility Beardies on the BAD Website, including 615 at home and 53 abroad. Of these, 569 have earned legs and titles in the five United States and two Canadian dog agility organizations and 497 are BAD. The Beardie Agility Line, started in January of 2000, brings together the Agility Community from the USA and around the world to help those new to the sport, to discuss techniques, and to share agility successes and questions. Currently we have 284 members. Joanne Williamson publishes the BCCA’s year-end AKC Awards to the line so that they can be confirmed before being printed in the Bulletin. Libby Myers-Buhite publishes the USDAA, NADAC, CPE and UKC titles and standings.

E. AKC Correspondence: None needed this year.

Statistical Information

American Kennel Club- January 1-December 31, 2012

AKC Report from Joanne Williamson: 146 Beardies earned a total of 2,487 legs in the Regular, Preferred, FAST and Time2Beat (T2B) classes. Compared to 2011, these numbers represent an 8% decrease in total Beardies earning legs (146 vs 157), but an 8% increase in the total number of legs (2,487 vs 2,283). 109 of the 146 teams accounted for 273 total titles (86 Novice, 64 Open, 49 Excellent, 20 Masters, 17 Championship, 2 TQX, 5 T2B and 30 Lifetime Masters). This represents an 11% increase from 2011 in the number of teams earning titles (109 vs 98) and a 23% increase in the total number of titles earned (273 vs 221). The large percentage increase in the number of titles earned is due in part to the introduction of lifetime awards at the Masters level and the first titles earned in the new game, T2B, this year. Five teams competed at the 7th AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, FL in December, 2012. Lori Weinberg and Blade (Camerons On The Cutting Edge) were the High Scoring Beadie team. Lori and Blade completed 2 MACHs in 2012. Eight teams have qualified for the AKC National Championships to be held in Tulsa, OK in March, 2013; one team has qualified for the Preferred Nationals competition. Jeff Ipser and Zoom (Wigglesworth Super Sonic) earned the first Beardie MACH14 in May. Glenn Alexander and Morgan (Wynsum Many Splendored Thing) earned the first Beardie T2B title. Competition for this new game began in July, 2011.

American Kennel Club- AKC:

549 Beardies have earned legs since 1994. 29 are new since last year. There are 103 AKC Championships earned by 45 Beardies: Including 45 AKC Champions (MACH), of whom 4 also earned the PACH, 19 MACH2s, 10 MACH3s, 5 MACH4s and MACH5s, 3 MACH6s and MACH7s, 2 MACH8s, MACH9s, MACH10s, and MACH11s, 1 MACH12, MACH13, and MACH14.

United States Dog Agility Association- USDAA:

141 Beardies have earned legs since 1992. 6 are new since last year. There are 10 USDAA Championships earned by 9 Beardies: Including 1 triple champion (ADCH-Bronze), 7 champions (ADCH), and 2 Performance Champions (PDCH).

North American Dog Agility Council- NADAC:

174 Beardies have earned legs since 1996. 2 are new since last year. There are 10 NADAC Championships, earned by 6 Beardies: Including 1 Versatility Champion (Vers-NATCH), one triple champion (NATCH3), two double champions (NATCH2), and 6 champions (NATCH).

Canine Performance Events- CPE:

74 Beardies have earned legs since 2003. 3 are new since last year. There are 36 CPE Championships, earned by 12 Beardies: Including 1 Quadruple Champion Extraordinaire (C-ATE4) and 12 champions including 2 C-ATEs, 10 C-ATCHs, 2 CT-ATCHs, 1 CT-ATCH2, 4 C-ATCH2s, 2 C-ATCH3s, 2 C-ATCH4s, 2 C-ATCH5s, 2 C-ATCH6s, and 1 C-ATCH7, C-ATCH8, C-ATCH9, C-ATCH10, C-ATCH11 and C-ATCH12.


The BCCA Agility Committee congratulates nineteen Beardies and seventeen handlers, who have earned twenty-four Agility Championships since last year. To date, SIXTY-SIX Beardies and FORTY-EIGHT handlers have earned ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE Agility Championships in six venues. Beardies have competed in agility since 1992.

American Kennel Club:

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North American Dog Agility Council:

Canine Performance Events:

Thank you:

The Agility Committee thanks Joanne Williamson for 18 years of recording and analyzing AKC and BCCA statistics, Maryann Szalka for making the annual Award Certificates, the Beardie Agility Diehards for the Diehard Trophy, Emily Venator and Glenn Hamilton for the Denia Trophy, Beth White for the JWW Trophy in Honor of Mirage, Carl and Kay Widell for the Veteran Preferred Trophy in honor of Cagney, Beth Canner for her past support of the Sunshine and the Ryan Awards, Beth Canner and Gail Romine for the Relay Banner designed by Gretchen Blackburn, Karen Barratt for the Specialty MACH ribbons, and Karen Norteman for designing the BAD website. Many thanks to all those who have worked on this year’s 18th National Specialty Agility Day, especially to Cheri Omnus for Chairing the Trial, to David Williamon, Trial Secretary, and to Joanne Williamson for organizing the 16th annual Agility Dinner. We thank David Williamson for his agility columns this year. We also thank Lillian Esposito and Michele Ritter for doing such a fine job with agility publication in the Bulletin and Bagpipes. It has been a pleasure working with all of you!

Last updated 31 October 2013


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For those of you who are history buffs, you can find accounts of our seventeen trials along with scores and pictures at:

National Specialties from 1996 to the present

Highs in Trial from 1996 to the Present

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2013-St Louis, MO-Judge Christie Bowers

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2012-City of Industry, CA-Judge Tammy Domico

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2011-Scarborough, ME-Judge Kathleen Rupprecht

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2010-Loveland, CO-Judge Deborah Funk

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2009-Bloomington, MN-Judge Tom Slattery

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2008-Petaluma, CA-Judge Ann McQuillan

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2007-Frederick, MD-Judge Rhonda Crane

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2006-Welches, OR-Judges Gill Crawford and Kera Holm

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2005-Omaha, NE-Judge Greg Beck

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2004-Fort Collins, CO-Judge Joni Weed

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2003-Asheville, NC-Judge Edith Allyn

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2002-Monterey, CA-Judge Kera Holm

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2001-Westminster MD-Judge Kathy McCoubrey

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2000-Oconomowoc, WI-Judge Jean Munger

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 1999-Olympia, WA-Judge Gillian Crawford

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 1998-Bedford, MA-Judge Donna Gomer

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 1997-Rohnert Park, CA-Judge Tammy Fields (Wiebe) Domico

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 1996-Orlando, FL-Judge Beth Canner


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