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

Registration Closed
- the league is full, sorry

Payment

The entry fee for the Series is:

- members (per dog): $75

- non-members (per dog): $100

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

Payments will not be accepted without registration.

Winter Cheer League 2021

COVID-19 Considerations

All matches will follow the Paw4Fun Agility Club's COVID-19 Pandemic Rules, which can be found on the

COVID-19 Pandemic Rules page.

In addition to following the Paw4Fun Agility Club's COVID-19 Pandemic Rules, for the indoor matches, we ask that masks 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. 

Ontario is under a Stay-At-Home Emergency Order for 4 weeks, beginning 8-April. The WinterCheer League is suspended until that order is lifted.

The Winter Cheer League, 2021

Upcoming Matches

Match #4, >> date to be determined

        Course Design: Sandy Gummeson

        Judge: Erin Moore

Match #5, May 29-30

        Course Design: Kathryn Kaiser

         Judge: Kathryn Kaiser

Completed Matches

Current Standings & Members List

Schedule for Match #4, April 24-25
(Click Group # for group's running order and walk throughs)

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

* Parking Buffer - the parking lot is too small for 12 cars, so time is left for each group of 6 to clear out before the next group of 6 arrives.

League Description - A Series of 5 trial-style Matches

Winter Cheer League participants have signed up for a Series of 5 trial-style Matches, held on the last weekend of each month from January and May 2021.

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, 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. As per AAC, bitches in heat are not allowed to compete.

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? Delegate another League member to substitute for you in Matches you cannot attend. Their runs will count towards your titles, their points added toward your point total. If you don't want to 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 a 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 (10 courses) 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 (no treats please), 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, and before each Match when there are last minute changes.

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.

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!!