Posted Date: December 13, 2012
See these Master Challenge courses from the KineticDog trial.
At the recent KineticDog Tournament-Only trial in Barto, Pennsylvania, the group offered a twist on the Masters Challenge classes. According to trial secretary Helen McNenly, "We not only offered both Masters Challenge classes but also 'Open' Challenge classes to be run on the same Masters Challenge course but open to dogs without the required Masters titles. We had just as many dogs entered in Open Challenge as those entered in Masters Challenge. That shows that competitors do want to run these courses!
To top it off, we also offered a Challenge Finals class. Competitors had to pre-enter and it was open to any dog that was entered in both Jumpers and Standard Challenge classes, either Masters or Open. The top 50% of competitors from each jump height with a minimum of 3 and up to a maximum of 10 dogs per jump height of the combined scores from the Challenge classes moved on to the Challenge Finals. Competitors that had an E in both Jumpers and Standard were not able to advance even if the minimum numbers were not met. A total of 21 of the 33 dogs entered in the finals round were eligible to run in the Championship division and 4 of the 9 dogs entered in the Performance division were eligible to run. Launch The Dog gift certificates were awarded to the winner of each jump height."
To see a list of winners and to read more about the trial, click here.