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Got questions? Please contact the league organizer, Carolyn Heide, at her email address

Registration

The league is full, but you may register to get onto the wait list up until the date of the first Match.

Online Registration Form:

  - League Registration Form

Payment

The entry fee for the Series is:

- members (fee per dog):

    Total Entry Fee = $75

    (= 15 per dog per Match) 

- non-members (fee per dog):

    Total Entry Fee = $100

    (= 20 per dog per Match)

Please pay the Total Entry Fee up front to join the League.

Please pay online via e-transfer (preferred) according to the instructions in the registration form, or PayPal using the button below.

Winter Cheer League 2021

The Winter Cheer League, 2021

Clearly the January Match cannot be held as planned, but the league goal is "Winter Cheer", so let's have some fun as best we can in the circumstances.

Match #1 will be held online, with videos posted of events run in your homes. READ ALL THE DETAILS HERE

The province of Ontario

is in a State of Emergency,

and under a Stay-At-Home Order,

predicted to remain so until 11-Feb-2021.

In accordance with this measure,

Paws4Fun Agility Club is closed for all

non-online activities.

Note: this online format will only be applied to Match #1. If it the provincial pandemic rules preclude having other matches, such as Match #2 in February, they will be re-scheduled. This is not intended to be an at-home league, competitors signed up for real courses in a real environment, and every effort will be made to provide that.


Match Weekends

Schedule for each Match weekend
(Click Group # for group's running order and walk throughs)

1) January 30-31 - At-Home & Online

         Course Design: Carolyn Heide

         Judge: Carolyn Heide

2) February 27-28

        Course Design: Carolyn Heide

        Judge: Carolyn Heide

3) March 27-28

        Course Design: Ian Cranstone

        Judge: Rachel Denny

4) April 24-25

        Course Design: Sandy Gummeson

        Judge: Erin Moore

5) May 29-30

        Course Design: Kathryn Kaiser

         Judge: Kathryn Kaiser

Time
 Saturday
 Sunday
10:00a - 11:00a
 Build
 -
 11:00a - 1200p
 12:00p - 12:15p
 Buffer 
 Buffer
 12:15p - 1:15p
  1:15p - 1:30p
 Buffer 
 Buffer
1:30p  - 2:30p

League Description - A Series of 5 trial-style Matches

Winter Cheer League participants sign up for a Series of 5 trial-style Matches, held on the last weekend of each month from January and May 2021. Worried about committing to 5 Matches ... keep reading, you can send a substitute to when you can't make it.

From January to April, the Matches will be held indoors, in the Paws4Fun arena at 106 Edward Scott Road, Mountain, ON (pictures and a description of the arena on the Winter Indoor Practice page). The Finale Match in May will be held outdoors at the Paws4Fun fields at 2840 Taylor Road, Kemptville, ON (see the Loctaion page).

Each Match is like a mini-trial, with two Jumpers Courses. Each Course is 15 obstacles, comprised of tunnels and non-spread jumps only, in a 60'x40' ring. The two Courses in each Match use the same obstacles, but run in a different sequence. The difficulty level of the courses will be similar to AAC Starters or Advanced courses. Competitors may elect to register their dogs at any height. All dogs run the same two courses (i.e. there are no levels such as Masters or Starters, and there are no specials or veterans categories). Run with your dog's collar on or off, your choice, but flat collars only please. FEO runs are permitted, see below.

Over the 5 Matches, there are a total of 10 Courses. With each Course, competitors earn Qs towards titles, plus position-points towards 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each height group at the end of the Series. Title Rosettes will be handed out at the Match when you earn them. The scoring rules are designed for maximum Qs and titles!!

Can't make it to all of the Matches? Send a substitute to any Match, or Matches, you can't attend. Or delegate another League member to substitute for you. Their runs will count towards your titles, their points added toward your point total. If you don't want to send or delegate a substitute, let us know and we'll randomly select another League member be your delegate. Let's make sure that everyone posts a score for every run at every Match!

Scoring Per Course

- No refusals, no wrong courses

- 5 faults for a knocked bar

- 20 faults for a non-completed obstacle

- Earn a Q for (Time + Faults) <= Course Time

- Position-Points = (500 - Time - Faults) 

Titles & Rosettes

- your first 3 Qs earns a Bronze Title Rosette

- 3 more Qs, for a total of 6 Qs, earns  Silver Title Rosette

- 3 more Qs, for a total of 9 Qs, earns a Gold Title Rosette

- get a Q on every course of the Series to earn a

   Platinum Title Rosette

- Total Position-Points at the end of the Series determines

    1st, 2nd and 3rd place at each height

FEO - if you need to run a course with toys or treats, just let the judge know at the time. Your run won't earn a Q or any placement-points, but sometimes you just need to train!

Indoor Match Format

The indoor Matches will be held in a Drive-thru format, over the Match weekend. 6 competitors per 1 hour time slot. 3 time slots on Saturday, 3 time slots on Sunday.  Just like at the real drive thru trials, in the 1 hour time slot to which you are assigned, you will walk Course-1, run Course-1, walk Course-2, and then run Course-2. Split walk through, so that no more than 3 people are walking the course at once because of the small 60'x40' ring size. Competitors will be notified of their assigned time slots for every indoor Match after registration closes, before the Series begins.

The arena has a dirt floor, and is not heated. There is a chemical-toilet bathroom on site. Car crate if you are able to, to save yourself carrying in a lot of stuff as you will only be there for an hour.

For the indoor trials, masks must be worn at all times, including while running these small courses. We appreciate your understanding in helping to keep our volunteers and your fellow competitors safe during the COVID Pandemic. We recommend that you bring a couple of masks, so you can change if one gets wet, and we'll have disposable masks on site for your use.

Crew size, including judge, will keep to 4 maximum. With 6 competitors per time slot, the maximum gathering size inside the arena will be kept to 10 people.

Outdoor Series Finale

The format of the outdoor Finale in May will be determined by the COVID Pandemic situation at that time. Our hope is to have all the competitors at the fields at the same time to celebrate everyone's accomplishments.

At the Finale, awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place by position-points at each height - 4", 8", 12", 16", 20" and 24". Plus we'll celebrate the Platinum Title winners!!