Northern California Bearded Collie Fanciers Second Annual Regional Specialty Agility Trial Friday, 19 April 2002 Jump Start Agility Center Vacaville, CA
- Libby Myers-Buhite
- TRIAL CHAIR:
- Jack Buhite
- Doug Halsey
- Craig Chatterton
- AGILITY TROPHIES - 2002
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Novice A - Score of 100 - 3.502 yds per second
Excellent B - Score of 100 - 4.517 yds per second
Northern California Bearded Collie Fanciers
Second Annual Regional Specialty Agility Trial
By Libby Myers-Buhite
The Northern California Bearded Collie Fanciers are very active in agility. Thirty-seven of our Beardies have competed in agility trials and together have earned 253 Agility titles. One has earned an ADCH (Olav) and another is on the verge of his MACH/ADCH (Wizard). Four have earned AKC double Masters titles (Annie, Brio, Chipper, and Skye). Eight more are in training. Therefore, it gives us particular delight to hold Beardie Agility Trials. Our Second Annual Regional Specialty Agility Trial, held on Friday, 19 April 2002 at Candy Gaiser's Jump Start Agility Center in Vacaville, CA, was a resounding success with 26 Beardies entered from California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. What was especially notable about this trial is that we had 9 Novice A Beardies to carry on the tradition.
Candy Gaiser, a well-respected judge in both AKC and USDAA,
designed challenging courses for us. Unfortunately, the day was
almost gale-force windy, especially during the first runs of the
day at the Excellent level, and no one qualified in Excellent
Standard. In other Standard classes, Pam and Mark Harris' Jodie,
Ch Spindrift Charmed I'm Sure, NA, NAJ, HT, took first place in
Open. Jana Dozet and Pam Harris' Star, Spindrift Catch A Risa
Star, NAJ, HT, took first place in Novice B. Sharon Baker's
Pearl, Ch Gemstone Pearl of a Girl, took first place in Novice
A, earned her NA title, and took High in Trial for Standard, with
a score of 100 and a time of 3.502 yards per second. Sharon Baker's
Gem, Ch Sunriver Aellen Spectacular, took second place in Novice
A and earned her NA title. Nine year old Ashlyn White earned her
first Junior Handler leg and took a third place in Novice A with
Viva, Alashaw's Viva Las Vegas, owned by James and Beth White.
Nancy Layton and Scott Mandell's Scout, Dogtown Leader of the
Pack, took a fourth place and earned her NA title. Rosanne Hunt's
Zoë, Camelot Sweet Zoë Latte, earned her first Novice
A leg. Carl and Kay Widell's Cydney, Ch Caledonia Cydney Canuck
qualified in Novice A, earning her NA title.
In Excellent Jumpers with Weaves, also run under extreme conditions, only one qualified, Sarah and Doug Halsey's Wizard, Anasazi Secret of the Wizard, MX, MXJ. With a score of 100 and a time of 4.517 yards per second, he took High in Trial for Jumpers with Weaves. In Open there were no qualifiers. Tammy Domico's Sparkee, Alashaws Place Your Bets, NA, took first place in Novice B and earned his NAJ title. Nancy Layton and Scott Mandell's Scout, Dogtown Leader of the Pack, earned her second leg of the day, taking first place in Novice A. Sharon Baker's Pearl, Ch Gemstone Pearl of a Girl, also earned her second leg of the day, taking second in Novice A.
Many congratulations to our winners, especially to Sharon Baker and Pearl who earned High in Trial for Standard and to Sarah Halsey and Wizard who earned High in Trial for Jumpers with Weaves. To quote Sharon: "Still on 'Cloud Nine' after the weekend. One of these days I have to come back down to earth but plan to savor the sweetness for just a bit longer!" To quote Sarah who went on to do USDAA after the Beardie trial: "High in Trial JWW, 4 USDAA Masters legs, and now only one leg away from his ADCH!! We are still beaming and still not quite believing the fun and good results from last weekend!"
Special thanks go to our many helpers! First let me thank our
committee, Jack Buhite, Chair, Cathi Cline, Tammy Domico, Jana
Dozet, Pam Harris, and Sharon Prassa for making this a fine experience
for all of us. Barbara Claxton and Rosanne Hunt did an exceptional
job with hospitality for the second year in a row. Patti Bott,
Catherine Hardman, Jenny Scheytt, Amy Steltz, Barbara Stone, and
Christiana Taylor kept everything at the score table moving along!
Cathi Cline was an excellent Chief Ring Steward despite a flat
tire on the way to the trial! Carol Colavecchio helped with set
up and the Gate and brought a lovely "Truman" cake to
celebrate the events of the day. Nancy Layton, Carl Widell, Ashlyn
and Katelyn White, Sharon Baker, and Sarah Halsey were our ring
crew. Gary Fletcher, Chris Domico, Pat Coreris, Iris Berry, Kathy
Pavlich and most of those named above helped with course building.
Some of our club members, Patti Bott, Cathi Cline, Catherine Hardman,
and Jenny Scheytt as well as several of our visitors, Gary Fletcher,
Barbara Stone, and Christiana Taylor came just to help out. Spouses
were particularly helpful, too! Tammy Domico's husband Chris helped
with nearly everything. Nancy Layton's husband, our Photographer
Craig Chatterton took more than 250 pictures, many of which can
be seen on the BAD Website. All of the winners' photos in this
article were also taken by Craig. Sarah Halsey's husband Doug
returned to videotape our trial for the second year in a row.
He does a great job of catching all the action and editing. The
tapes are now ready and you can order copies directly from Doug
at email@example.com I guess that I fit in the "spouse"
category, too! I was Trial Secretary and made the first place
medallions for the trial based on photos of our club's agility
Beardies. Well done, all!
- Craig Chatterton
- Agility Trial 2002 - Page 1 - Qualifiers
- Agility Trial 2002 - Page 2 - Participants
- Agility Trial 2002 - Page 3 - Hospitality, Sign-In, Score Table, Tru's Cake
- Agility Trial 2002 - Page 4 - Course Building and Walk Throughs
- Agility Trial 2002 - Page 5 - Candids of Quiet Moments
- Agility Trial 2002 - Page 6 - Awards