BEARDED COLLIE CLUB OF AMERICA
September 17-23, 2016
Holiday Inn Boxborough, MA
21st Annual BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial
Monday, September 19, 2016
American K-9 Country, Amherst, NH
Trial Secretary: Joanne Williamson
Tom O'Brien is thrilled to be asked to judge the Agility Trial of the 2016 Bearded Collie Club of America's National Specialty. Since becoming an AKC Agility Judge in 2012, Beardies have been one of Tom's favorite breeds to judge because of the energy and enthusiasm they bring to every run. Few breeds seem to have as much fun.
An active AKC agility competitor since 2005, Tom and his wife Doris live in Colchester, Vermont, and have competed at agility trials with their Cocker Spaniels throughout New England and along the East Coast. During the week, Tom is an architect.
CONGRATULATIONS to our High In Trial Winners!!
After a year of planning it all came together to be a great day. Our venue was the incredible American K9 Country in Amherst NH. Incredible facility, tons of crating, kitchen, dog tubs, dog pool, outdoor dog park and most importantly wonderful flooring. Our judge was Mr Tom O'Brien. Such a nice guy with great courses ( nested wonderfully ). He commented many times how much he loves watching Beardies run because they always look so happy. He even stuck around to be our leash runner for the tunnelers relay. Jeff Ipser volunteered to be our Chief Course builder. The switch over from course to course was seamless. We started with Fast, Standard, T2B and Jumpers. We had approximately 50 Beardies entered with over 150 runs. It was great to watch baby dogs all the way up to seniors running with such enthusiasm.
I need to thank all my fellow Beardie folks for making the day run so smoothly. Claire Cifarelli was my Co Chair and my committee Ruth Bryden, Sheila Franklin and Bob Wisner. Claire put up with me and helped with all the decisions across the board. Ruth did an incredible job as volunteer coordinator and prize/ribbon wrangler. Sheila single handed organized our relay race. Bob was a wonderful course builder/supportive hubby. And of course Joanne Williamson for taking on the huge job as trial Secretary! We never had to ask for help in the ring, Beardies peeps are great workers!
I created a new agility t shirt "Agility Facts" as a private fundraiser that sold very well. With the funds we were able to purchase Goody bags for everyone entered, breakfast, lunch and snacks free to all as well as the prizes for our always fun Relay race and worker raffle prizes.
My proudest moment came at the end of the day when my 10 year old Poppet -CH Lil'Clove Hello Poppet was awarded High in Trial in both Standard and Jumpers along with highest scoring Veteran. Jack -Lil'Clove Cap'n Jack Sparrow and Bob earned High in Trial in Fast.
BAD member of the year went to Claire Cifarelli. Claire's has such love of the breed and passion for agility. She is currently training Beardies #5,6&7! She has earned 8 MACH's on various dogs as well as obedience, rally, Barn Hunt and herding titles. I think Claire has the same happy go lucky attitude as the Beardies which makes them such great teammates.
I truly enjoyed spending time with so many folks who share the same passion for our breed and the sport. At the end of the day we all went home with the Best Dog Ever!
Agility Chair 2016
Standard classes: 45 Entries, 42 ran, 9/42 qualified = 21.4%
JWW Classes: 47 Entries, 44 ran, 12/44 qualified = 27.3%
Time2Beat Classes: 26 Entries, 24 ran, 9/24 qualified = 37.5%
FAST Classes: 40 Entries, 38 ran, 25/38 qualified = 65.8%
New Titles Earned
Aberdeen's Dancing Queen - MX
CH Briarpatch Jocala Southern Star - OJP
MACH2 Lil'Clove Poppet's First Moppet - OF
CH Manortonway Magical Moment - NF
CH Moonstone True Blue Heart - NFP
GCH CH Potterdale Jubilee Diamond - OF
Shepherd Calls Brilliant Light - OA
The BAD Member of the Year went to Claire Cifarelli. Claire has such love of the breed and passion for agility. She is currently training Beardies #5, 6 & 7! She has earned 8 MACHs on three of her Beardies as well as obedience, rally, barn hunt and herding titles. Claire has the same happy go lucky attitude as the Beardies, which makes them such great teammates.
PATCH-MACH3 Raintree Ha'Penny Hades CDX RE AXP AJP OF PD2 PS2 PJ2 PK2 PG2 PR1 OAC EJC NGC TN-O TG-N WV-N VX
ROXIE-MACH3 Roxie MXC MJC OF AD SSA SJ SG SS SR TN-O TG-N
UNO-CH Ragtyme Still The One AX AXJ
DOBBY-Lil'Clove Loyal & Devoted Dobby HT
Lil'Clove Nymphadora Tonks HT
B-BUSTER-MACH2 Lil'Clove Poppet's First Moppet BN RA HSAs MXG MJG OF VX
HIT Standard: Trudy Wisner and Poppet, CH Lil'Clove Hello Poppet
8 Master– 20 Inch1st Aberdeen's Dancing Queen MX MXJ OF - MX owned by Patsy Sullivan 100 1st/8 49.86'/63' 181yds 4.035yps 13CPs 2nd CH MACH5 Wynsum Rhythm And Brews BN RAE MXC2 MJG2 MFB TQX T2B4 owned by Janice Leverenz and Carol Carlsen 100 2nd/8 50.51'/63' 181yds 3.977yps 12CPs
7 Excellent Standard– 20 Inch1st Balderdash Cape Cod Daisy OA OAJ owned by Katherine Dupee 100 1st/7 61.49'/63' 181yds 3.204yps
2/3 Master Preferred – 16 Inch1st CH MACH Lil' Clove Hello Poppet CD RE HSAs MXS MJS NF CGCA - HIT owned by Trudy Wisner 100 1st/2 43.04'/68' 181yds 4.758yps 24CPs 2nd DC Lil'Clove True Grit VCD1 BN RE HSAds HIAds HXAd MX MXJ XF CGC owned by Sonja Blanchard 100 2nd/2 56.73'/68' 181yds 3.499yps 11CPs
6 Open – 20 Inch1st Shepherd Calls Brilliant Light RN OA OAJ NF CGC - OA owned by Maryann Groves 100 1st/6 52.98'/67' 163yds 3.397yps 2nd GCH CH Briarpatch Look What's Next BN RE PT NA NAJ NF CGC owned by Lucy Campbell-Gracie & Anna Gracie 100 2nd/6 61.89'/67' 163yds 2.865yps
4/5 Novice A Standard – 20 Inch1st GCH CH Dunhill Innovation owned by Pat Sherwood & Ray Harrington 100 1st/4 67.00'/67' 140yds 2.258yps
3 Novice Preferred Standard – 16 Inch1st Balderdash Bedazzled At Balgrae BN RE PT NFP owned by Joanne Williamson 100 1st/3 43.40'/72' 140yds 3.646yps
HIT JWW: Trudy Wisner and Poppet, CH Lil'Clove Hello Poppet
12 Master JWW – 20 Inch1st Lil'Clove Caol Ila BN RN PT MX MXJ MJB MXF owned by Ruth Bryden 100 1st/12 32.73'/41' 152yds 4.644yps 8CPs 2nd CH MACH5 Wynsum Rhythm And Brews BN RAE MXC2 MJG2 MFB TQX T2B4 owned by Janice Leverenz and Carol J Carlsen 100 2nd/12 36.98'/41' 152yds 4.110yps 4CPs 3rd CH MACH6 Wigglesworth Super Smooth Operator MXS2 MJG2 AXP AJP MXF TQX T2B owned by Sharon and Jeff Ipser 100 3rd/12 37.74'/41' 152yds 4.028yps 3CPs
5 Excellent JWW – 20 Inch1st Shepherd Calls Brilliant Light RN OA OAJ NF CGC owned by Maryann Groves 97 1st/5 42.06'/41' 152yds 3.614yps
2/3 Master Preferred JWW – 16 Inch1st CH MACH Lil' Clove Hello Poppet CD RE HSAs MXS MJS NF CGCA - HIT owned by Trudy Wisner and Chelsea Wisner 100 1st/2 32.36'/46' 152yds 4.697yps 13CPs 2nd DC Lil'Clove True Grit VCD1 BN RE HSAds HIAds HXAd MX MXJ XF CGC owned by Sonja Blanchard 100 2nd/2 44.59'/46' 152yds 3.409yps 1CPs
1/2 Excellent Preferred JWW – 16 Inch1st Artisan Crystal Starlight OA OAJ AJP OF XFP RATN CGC owned by Thomas M Defino and Kathleen C Defino 100 1st/1 43.90'/46' 152yds 3.462yps
6 Open – 20 Inch1st CH Aberlour's Singin' In The Rain RN NA NAJ CGC owned by Theresa Hush and Dawn Mieras 100 1st/6 39.46'/41' 143yds 3.624yps
2 Open Preferred – 16 Inch1st CH Briarpatch Jocala Southern Star BN OAP OJP CGCA - OJP owned by Carol and Joseph Lamb, Anna K Gracie, Lucy Campbell-Gracie 91 1st/2 48.19'/46' 143yds 2.967yps
1 Novice B JWW – 16 Inch1st Lil'Clove Nymphadora Tonks HT owned by Claire Cifarelli 100 1st/1 28.01'/39' 106yds 3.784yps
4 Novice Preferred JWW – 16 Inch1st Balderdash Bedazzled At Balgrae BN RE PT NFP owned by Joanne Marie Williamson 95 1st/4 33.62'/41' 107yds 3.183yps 2nd CH Blessings Wigglesworth Unstoppable RN owned by Christa McChancy, Linn McChancy, anad Charles McChancy 89 2nd/4 47.52'/41' 107yds 2.252yps
HIT Time 2 Beat: Trudy Wisner and Poppet, CH Lil'Clove Hello Poppet
1 T2B Regular – 24 Inch1st MACH2 Lil'Clove Poppet's First Moppet BN RA HSAs MXG MJG OF owned by Claire Cifarelli 10 1st/1 37.17 37.17
17/18 T2B Regular – 20 Inch1st Lil'Clove Caol Ila BN RN PT MX MXJ MJB MXF owned by Ruth Bryden 10 1st/17 32.46'/32.46' CH Moonstone Get Out Of My Way HT OA OAJ owned by Linda J Porter, Sandy McDonald, Casey Minner 8 Q /17 37.63'/32.46' CH Pentangle's Special Agent CD RE HSAs OA OAJ XF CGC owned by Elizabeth Scorzelli 8 Q /17 36.48'/32.46' CH MACH6 Wigglesworth Super Smooth Operator MXS2 MJG2 AXP AJP MXF TQX T2B owned by Sharon and Jeff Ipser 8 Q /17 36.60'/32.46' CH MACH5 Wynsum Rhythm And Brews BN RAE MXC2 MJG2 MFB TQX T2B4 owned by Janice Leverenz and Carol J Carlsen 8 Q /17 36.61'/32.46' Aberdeen's Dancing Queen MX MXJ OF owned by Patsy Sullivan 7 Q /17 39.07'/32.46' Shepherd Calls Brilliant Light RN OA OAJ NF CGC owned by Maryann Groves 6 Q /17 45.80'/32.46'
4/5 T2B Preferred – 16 Inch1st CH MACH Lil' Clove Hello Poppet CD RE HSAs MXS MJS NF CGCA - HIT owned by Trudy Wisner and Chelsea Wisner 10 1st/4 31.42'/31.42'
HIT FAST: Bob Wisner and Jack, Lil'Clove Cap'n Jack Sparrow
5 Master– 20 Inch1st CH MACH6 Wigglesworth Super Smooth Operator MXS2 MJG2 AXP AJP MXF TQX T2B owned by Sharon and Jeff Ipser 71 1st/5 33.88'/32' 2nd Lil'Clove Caol Ila BN RN PT MX MXJ MJB MXF owned by Ruth Bryden 68 2nd/5 32.00'/32' 3rd CH Pentangle's Special Agent CD RE HSAs OA OAJ XF CGC owned by Elizabeth Scorzelli 64 3rd/5 36.44'/32'
1 Excellent Preferred – 16 Inch1st Artisan Crystal Starlight OA OAJ AJP OF XFP RATN CGC owned by Thomas M Defino and Kathleen C Defino 60 1st/1 29.34'/35'
1 Open – 24 Inch1st MACH2 Lil'Clove Poppet's First Moppet BN RA HSAs MXG MJG OF - OF owned by Claire Cifarelli 76 1st/1 28.24'/32'
7 Open – 20 Inch1st Lil' Clove Cap'N Jack Sparrow RN HT OA AXJ NF - HIT owned by Trudy Wisner and Chelsea Wisner and handled by Bob Wisner 78 1st/7 26.84'/32' 2nd Burlesque Ice Ice Baby RE HT MX MXB MXJ NF RATO CGC owned by Martha Fruehwald and Michael Johnson 73 2nd/7 32.66'/32' 3rd CH Wynsum Untamed Heart OA OAJ NF owned by Carol J Carlsen 69 3rd/7 33.54'/32' 4th GCH CH Potterdale Jubilee Diamond BN RE PT AXJ OF - OF owned by Casey Minner and Sandy McDonald 63 4th/7 31.62'/32'
2/3 Open Preferred - 16 Inch1st CH MACH Lil' Clove Hello Poppet CD RE HSAs MXS MJS NF CGCA owned by Trudy Wisner and Chelsea Wisner 78 1st/2 28.53'/35' 2nd CH Wynsum Vintage Brew On Tap RN NA NAJ AXP AJP NFP CGC owned by Janice M Leverenz and Carol J Carlsen 65 2nd/2 38.11'/35'
9 Novice B FAST – 20 Inch1st Lil' Clove Twist N Shout HT NF ACT1 owned by Ruth Bryden and Neil Bryden 77 1st/9 26.00'/32' 2nd CH Moonstone Get Out Of My Way HT OA OAJ owned by Linda J Porter, Sandy McDonald, and Casey Minner 75 2nd/9 30.75'/32' 3rd Lil'Clove A League Of His Own PT NA AXJ owned by Trudy Wisner 74 3rd/9 26.86'/32' 4th Balderdash Taylored In Vermont BN RN HSAd NAJ CGC owned by Sonja Blanchard 73 4th/9 31.98'/32' Wynsum You Rock My World NA NAJ owned by Carol J Carlsen 71 Q /9 36.15'/32' Lil'Clove Loyal & Devoted Dobby HT owned by Claire Cifarelli 68 Q /9 34.34'/32' Aberlour's Bewitched And Bedazzled owned by Theresa Hush and Dawn Mieras 60 Q /9 36.45'/32' CH Manortonway Magical Moment RA NA NAJ NF NF - NF owned by Brenda J Wantland and Gregory Wantland 51 Q /9 36.34'/32'
2/3 Novice A FAST – 20 Inch1st GCH CH Dunhill Innovation owned by Patricia Sherwood and Ray Harrington 60 1st/2 37.00'/32'
2 Novice B FAST – 16 Inch1st CH Lil'Clove A League Of Her Own RN PT MX MXJ owned by Trudy Wisner 78 1st/2 35.59'/35' 2nd Lil'Clove Nymphadora Tonks HT owned by Claire Cifarelli 58 2nd/2 38.15'/35'
4 Novice Preferred FAST – 16 Inch1st Balderdash Bedazzled At Balgrae BN RE PT NFP owned by Joanne Marie Williamson 72 1st/4 31.89'/35' 2nd GCH CH Aberlour's My Fair Lady owned by Christine Cayo and Dawn Mieras 69 2nd/4 23.51'/35' 3rd CH Moonstone True Blue Heart BN RE NA NAJ NF NFP - NFP owned by Casey Minner, Tim Minner, and Sandy McDonald 62 3rd/4 39.15'/35'
High Scoring Ribbons
The ever-popular and tradtional 3-dog BAD Team Relay took place after the trial concluded.
The course was made up of all tunnels.
Winner was the team with the fastest cumulative time - refusals and wrong courses were not faulted but each skipped tunnel incurred a 10-second fault.
Teams consisted of 3 dogs with 3 unique handlers.
We again had a "Young and the Restless" division and a Veteran team! Special prizes were given to the fastest all-puppy team (9-15 months) and the all-veterans (10 years and older) team.
These teams were also 3 dogs/3 unique handlers.
Dogs were at least 9 months old and had basic agility training.
T-shirts, outfits, costumes, etc. to identify your team were encouraged but optional. Special prizes were given to the Best Dressed Team!
BCCA Agility Awards - 2013
BCCA Agility Awards - 2012
BCCA Agility Awards - 2011
BCCA Agility Awards - 2010
BCCA Agility Awards - 2009
BCCA Agility Awards - 2008
BCCA Agility Awards - 2007
BCCA Agility Awards - 2006
BCCA Agility Awards - 2005
BCCA Agility Awards - 2004
BCCA Agility Awards - 2003
BCCA Agility Awards - 2002
BCCA Agility Awards - 2001
BCCA Agility Awards - 2000
BCCA Agility Awards - 1999
BCCA Agility Awards - 1998
BCCA Agility Awards - 1997
BCCA Agility Awards - 1996
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