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December 2011

12/30/11 Year in Review
USDAA President Kenneth Tatsch highlights accomplishments during the year and gives a look ahead for 2012
12/29/11 The Winter USDAA Newsletter is Here!
Our first-ever expanded year-end edition is available now!
12/22/11 Holiday Office Hours
The USDAA staff will have reduced hours during the holiday season.
12/22/11 Reminder: Cynosport 2012 Qualifying Period
It's time to think about next year's Games!
12/14/11 Nominated!
USDAA's newsletter is up for a prestigious award.
12/05/11 Cynosport 2011 DVDs have Arrived!
A special offering on the complete DVD set for all final rounds of the 2011 USDAA Championships.
12/02/11 USDAA Rulebook Correction
Please check out this small correction due to a typo.

November 2011

11/30/11 Cynosport 2012: Updated
Check out the latest information about next year's big event!
11/30/11 2012 USDAA Course Design & Rules Clinics
Open to current and potential judges, and anyone interested in learning more about USDAA course design and rules.
11/21/11 Holiday Hours
The office will close for Thanksgiving.


11/04/11 Date Change Announced for Cynosport® 2012
Changing regional weather patterns leads to shift in event dates.

October 2011

10/27/11 Course Analysis: Grand Prix of Dog Agility Finals
Annie DeChance shares her insights on the last course of the 2011 Cynosport World Games.
10/26/11 Course Analysis: Performance Speed Jumping/Steeplechase Finals
Annie DeChance takes a close look at these finals courses from Cynosport.
10/25/11 Course Analysis: Performance Grand Prix Finals
Anne DeChance analyzes the PGP finals from the 2011 Cynosport World Games.

10/21/11 The 2011 Cynosport World Games in Pictures
Karen Moureaux of dogsportphotos.com shares more photos from last week's event.
10/19/11 Congratulations to the 2011 Cynosport Veterans Showcase Participants!
See them here! Photos by Karen Moureaux, dogsportphotos.com.
10/19/11 Congratulations to the 2011 Grand Prix of Dog Agility Winners!
See their smiling faces! Photos by Karen Moureaux, dogsportphotos.com.
10/19/11 Congratulations to the 2011 Dog Agility Masters Team and Performance Versatility Pairs Winners!
See them all! Photos by Karen Moureaux, dogsportphotos.com.
10/16/11 Congratulations to the New IFCS World Agility Championship Team!
See who will represent the US.
10/16/11 Updated Event Results
Cumulative results from the 2011 Cynosport World Games
10/16/11 2011 Cynosport World Games Performance Speed Jumping and $10,000 Steeplechase of Dog Agility Winners
Congratulations to them all! Photos by Karen Moureaux, dogsportphotos.com.
10/16/11 2011 Cynosport World Games Sunday Courses
See the course maps for Junior Handlers, Play it Again Steeplechase/PSJ, Grand Prix Finals, and Team/PVP Relay.
10/16/11 Sunday Running Orders for the Cynosport World Games
See when your friends are running and follow along while you watch cynosport.tv.
10/15/11 2011 Cynosport World Games Saturday Courses
See course maps for Junior Handlers, Grand Prix Semifinals, IHC Standard, Team/PVP/Veteran Jumpers, and the Steeplechase/PSJ Finals.
10/15/11 2011 Cynosport World Games Grand Prix Semifinals Running Order
Follow along with the runs on Cynosport.tv!
10/15/11 2011 Cynosport World Games Performance Grand Prix Winners
Congratulations to them all! Photos by Karen Moureaux, dogsportphotos.com.
10/15/11 Running Order for Saturday Night's Finals
Running orders for the Steeplechase and Performance Speed Jumping Finals.
10/15/11 Course Analysis: Team Jumpers
Julie Daniels takes a closer look at Saturday's exciting Team Jumpers course.
10/15/11 Schedule for Tomorrow's Cynosport Games
Competitors please read!
10/14/11 Course Analysis: Steeplechase Semifinals
Julie Daniels shares her thoughts on today's course.
10/14/11 This IFCS Fundraiser is All WET!
IFCS candidates and other competitors offer a fun way to raise money for the World Team and have fun too!
10/14/11 Watch the 2011 Cynosport World Games on Cynosport.tv
Learn how you can see some of this exciting event.
10/14/11 Friday at the Games: Running Orders and Course Maps
Running orders for Grand Prix Quarterfinals and tonight's PGP Finals. Course maps for Snooker, Grand Prix Quarterfinals, Steeplechase/PSJ, and Performance Grand Prix Finals.
10/14/11 Relaxing on the River
Cynosport competitors, USDAA staff members, and workers joined together for a dinner aboard the Belle of Louisville. By Brenna Fender
10/13/11 Thursday's Updated Running Order and Live Stream Information
Updated running order for the Performance Grand Prix semifinals.
10/13/11 Thursday at Cynosport in Pictures
See how the day looked here in Louisville! Photos by Karen Moureaux, dogsportphotos.com.
10/13/11 2011 Cynosport World Games Thursday Courses and Results
See maps and results for the Performance Grand Prix Semifinals, Steeplechase Quarterfinals, and Team Standard.
10/12/11 2011 Cynosport World Games Running Order
The event running order and other details for competitors and spectators.
10/12/11 Wednesday at Cynosport in Pictures
See photos from the day by Karen Moureaux.
10/12/11 2011 Cynosport World Games Performance Grand Prix Quarterfinals and Team/PVP/Veterans Gamblers [UPDATED]
See today's courses and results! 
10/11/11 2011 Cynosport World Games in Pictures
Day 1 is over! Take a look at some of the action through the eyes Karen Moureaux, official Cynosport photographer.
10/11/11 2011 Cynosport World Games: Play it Again Grand Prix/Performance Grand Prix [UPDATED]
Check out today's course, results, and a report from Rickie Roo!
10/11/11 Meet the Judges: Peggy Hammond
2011 Cynosport World Games judge Peggy Hammond talks with Deborah Davidson Harpur.
10/10/11 Meet the Judges: Wim Bekendam
2011 Cynosport World Games judge Wim Bekendam chats with Deborah Davidsen Harpur.
10/09/11 Meet the Judges: Dave Grubel
2011 Cynosport World Games judge Dave Grubel talks to Deborah Davidson Harpur.
10/07/11 The Fall Newsletter is here!
The USDAA OverviewTM has lots in store for you this month!
10/06/11 Meet the Judges: Evelyn Robertson
Deborah Davidson Harpur chats with another of our 2011 Cynosport World Games judges.
10/04/11 Meet the Judges: David Bozak
This is the first in a series of interviews with the judges of the upcoming Cynosport World Games. By Deborah Davidson Harpur

September 2011

09/30/11 2012 Cynosport World Games & Regionals Announced
Make plans now to join us for an extra-exciting competition year!
09/29/11 Support the 2012 IFCS Team USA!
Proceeds from this raffle will go toward team expenses.
09/26/11 A Great Start in a Small Space
J.L. Gauntt describes a recent Intro Program Only trial.
09/14/11 Mexico Regional Event
At one of the last two Regionals of this competition year, Mexico offers some great performances on the course.
09/12/11 Traffic Update for 2011 Cynosport World Games
A bridge closure may impact Cynosport travel.
09/06/11 Southwest Regional Courses and Results
From September 2 to September 5, the Bay Team hosted this exciting event.
09/02/11 2012 Tournament Season and Rules Changes
Tournament changes for 2012 season.
09/01/11 Labor Day Closing
The office will be closed on Monday.

August 2011

08/31/11 The First Dave Seeger Memorial Ribbon is Awarded
Buckeye Region Agility Group honored their deceased founding board member at their August 27 and 28 trial.
08/29/11 The USDAA Community Loses a Top Dog
Many are affected by the loss of Dylan Benacquisto.
08/25/11 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Ideas for making your dog-related waste (like dog food bags) more eco-friendly. By Leslie May of raiseagreendog.com.
08/18/11 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients from the Second Quarter of 2011
Congratulations to the most recent award winners!
08/16/11 Update on Lifetime Achievement Awards
Information on the receipt of LAA plaques.


08/10/11 Jumpin' Juniors!
Our first junior handler round-up. See what USDAA juniors are doing across the US! By Katherine Dattoma
08/10/11 BRAG Says Goodbye to a Member with a Memorial Trial
The Buckeye Region Agility Group dedicates its upcoming trial to two agility competitors who are gone too soon. By Lisa Baird
08/08/11 North Central Regional Results
See how your friends did at the Regional, held August 5-7.
08/08/11 North Central Regional Courses (UPDATED!)
See what your friends are running! Check out some of today's courses.
08/05/11 Having trouble downloading the 2011 Cynosport World Games test schedule?
Here are some tips from Adobe.
08/02/11 If You Can't Stand the Heat...
Try some of these tips!
08/01/11 USDAA Loses a Longtime Judge
Dave Seeger passed away on July 30, 2011.

July 2011

07/13/11 2011 Cynosport World Games
Event Schedule available
07/13/11 The Summer Overview is here!
Check out our newest issue of the award winning Overview, Volume 6, Number 2

07/12/11 Northwestern Regional Courses
See some of the courses used at our most recent regional event. 
07/11/11 Northwestern Regional Results
Results from the weekend
07/07/11 Beat the Heat
Be careful while competing and volunteering at trials during the heat of the summer. 
07/05/11 Promoting the Rocky Mountain Regional
Annie DeChance describes an on-air experience.
07/04/11 Rocky Mountain Regional Results
See how your friends did!
07/04/11 Rocky Mountain Regional Class Schedule and Courses
What's going on at today's regional event?

June 2011

06/30/11 Northeastern Regional Update
The USDAA website described much of the team and tournament action from the June 10-12 Regional, but there were many other accomplishements. Trial Secretary Helen McNenly shares the details.
06/30/11 Office Closed for July 4th
Holiday closure
06/27/11 Y Agility 4-Star Courses
See some of the courses from the recent 4-Star in New York.
06/21/11 Wasatch Agility 4-Star Wrap-up
Reflections on a successful event. By Coleen Hawker

06/21/11 Reflection on Long Time USDAA Supporter
Agility competitors mourn the loss of Ronda Carter.

06/21/11 Wasatch Agility Rocky Mountain 4-Star Results (UPDATED 6/21)
Results from the event so far...
06/19/11 Y Agility 4-Star Results
Y Agility is holding a 4-Star event this weekend at the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, New York. Here are some results from this event.
06/19/11 Wasatch Agility Rocky Mountain 4-Star Sunday Courses
See the courses from the last day of competition.
06/18/11 Wasatch Agility Rocky Mountain 4-Star Saturday Courses
Check out the courses while you watch on www.cynosport.tv!
06/17/11 Wasatch Agility Rocky Mountain 4-Star Friday Courses
See what they are running and watch it live on www.cynosport.tv!
06/16/11 Rocky Mountain 4-Star Live Stream Info and Running Order (UPDATED)
Information about one of this weekend's 4-Star events, to be live streamed for free on www.cynosport.tv
06/13/11 Northeast Regional Championships Complete Results
Updated throughout the weekend with the most current results 
06/12/11 Northeast Regional Championships Sunday Running Order
Running order
06/12/11 Northeast Regional Championships Sunday Courses
Check out the courses from the last day of the event.
06/11/11 Northeast Regional Championships Saturday Courses
See what competitors are running today! Watch for free at www.cynosport.tv. 
06/11/11 Northeast Regional Championships Relay Running Order
Adjustments to today's running order.


06/10/11 Northeast Regional Championships Friday Courses
See what competitors are running on the first day of the event.
06/09/11 2011 USDAA Northeast Regional Championships Free Live Stream Info
Watch some awesome competition this weekend on our free live stream at www.cynosport.tv!

06/09/11 Northeast Regional Championships Running Order
Check out the running order for this weekend's event. Follow along with the live stream on www.cynosport.tv
06/09/11 2011 OPDES Agility Japan Grand Prix Championship
Japanese agility competitors rallied through recent adversity to hold their National Championships June 3-5. Report by Tom Kula
06/08/11 2011 Minnesota Agility Club 4-Star Event
See courses and results from this exciting event.
06/05/11 Southeastern Regional Championships Sunday Results
See how your friends are doing at the Regional event!
06/05/11 Southeastern Regional IHC Jumpers and Performance Jumpers Running Order
Sunday afternoon running order. Watch the end of the event on cynosport.tv.
06/05/11 Southeastern Regional Championships Sunday Courses
See the last courses of the weekend.
06/04/11 Southeastern Regional Championships Saturday Courses
Check out the courses from today's competition!
06/04/11 Southeastern Regional Championships Sunday Running Order
See the running order for the last day of the event.
06/04/11 Southeastern Regional Championships Saturday Results
These will be updated throughout the day.
06/03/11 USDAA Southeastern Regional Championships Free Live Stream
This weekend's event will be available on www.cynosport.tv.
06/03/11 Southeastern Regional Championships Friday Courses
See what the dogs are running in Perry, Georgia, today!
06/03/11 2011 Southeastern Regional Results (UPDATED Friday Night)
We'll be adding results here all weekend long to keep you up-to-date on how your friends are doing!

May 2011

05/26/11 What's Up at USDAA?
Check out some of our plans for the second quarter!
05/26/11 USDAA Announces Max 200 Sponsorship
Max 200 to be the official sponsor of electronic timers and agility equipment at the 2011 Cynosport® World Games.
05/24/11 South Central Regional Wrap Up
Saying goodbye to Fort Worth!
05/23/11 USDAA Office Holiday Closure
The office will be closed on Memorial Day.
05/22/11 South Central Regional Sunday Courses
Check out some of the courses from today's event, which is live streaming on www.cynosport.tv.
05/22/11 South Central Regional Results
More results from this weekend's event. 
05/21/11 South Central Regional Saturday Results
Some results from Saturday's event.
05/21/11 South Central Regional Saturday Courses
Check out some of the courses from today's event, which is live streaming on www.cynosport.tv.
05/20/11 South Central Regional is Streaming Live!
USDAA's South Central Regional Championship hosted by Dallas Agility Working Group.
05/20/11 South Central Regional Friday Results
The results from some of the Friday classes.
05/20/11 South Central Regional Friday Courses
Check out some of the courses competitors are running today at the Regional in Texas. Watch it live on www.cynosport.tv!
05/18/11 2011 Rule Book Summary
A summary of the changes from the previous rule book to the new one.
05/12/11 USDAA Customer Satisfaction Survey
The survey is now closed.

April 2011

04/26/11 DART 4-Star Video
See some of the action from the most recent 4-Star event.
04/25/11 Spring Festival of Dog Agility Winners in Pictures
See the winners of this cross-country event, and placement winners from the Mid-Atlantic Showcase as well!
04/18/11 DART 4-Star Event Sunday Results (UPDATED)
Unofficial results.
04/17/11 DART 4-Star Event Sunday Courses
More courses courtesy of Martin Gadsby.
04/17/11 DART 4-Star Event Saturday Results (UPDATED)
Unofficial results from the event.
04/16/11 DART 4-Star Event Saturday Courses
Courses courtesy of Martin Gadsby.
04/11/11 Mid-Atlantic Agility Showcase Triathlon Results and Course Map
See how your friends did, and check out the Triathlon course. 
04/11/11 Mid-Atlantic Agility Showcase Courses (Part 2)
More courses from this weekend's exciting event.
04/09/11 Mid-Atlantic Agility Showcase Courses
Check out some of the courses from this exciting weekend!
04/08/11 2011 Mid-Atlantic Agility Showcase Results
Results so far from this April 8-10, 2011 event
04/08/11 Lifetime Achievement Awards through August 1, 2010
The complete list of Lifetime Achievement Awards since the program's inception in 2002. 
04/08/11 2011 Rule Book Refinements
Clarifications on effective dates inserted for key provisions.
04/07/11 More Hill Country 4-Star Event Courses
Judge Evelyn Robertson shares her courses from last weekend's event.
04/06/11 Notes on the New Rulebook
Please see these notes, including implementation date information.
04/06/11 Continuing Improvements at USDAA
What's up next at USDAA?
04/05/11 Hill Country Agility 4-Star Event Courses
Judge Peggy Hammond shares her courses from the event.
04/04/11 USDAA Announces New Program
The Intro program is here!
04/01/11 The New Rulebook is Here!
The rules and regulations, updated March, 2011, are now available.

March 2011

03/31/11 2011 Top Ten Lists (so far!) Part 2
Check out the Agility Tournament Top Ten!
03/30/11 2011 Top Ten Lists (so far!)
Take a peek at some of the frequently updated statistics available to subscribers.

03/29/11 The New Performance Title Names are Here!
Check out the Performance Title Name Conversion Chart for more information.
03/29/11 2012 IFCS Team Info
Deadline approaching! A report by IFCS Team Coach Rachel Sanders
03/28/11 The Latest USDAA Newsletter is Here!
Check out our newest issue of the award winning Overview, Volume 6, Number 1.
03/24/11 New Title Names and Abbreviations
Check out the changes!
03/22/11 Where Have All the Junior Handlers Gone?
How can USDAA clubs encourage young people to take up the sport? By Katherine Dattoma 
03/15/11 Award Ribbons Have a Second Life
What to do with those boxes of ribbons that are all over your house. By Deborah Davidson Harpur

03/10/11 Don't Drive Drowsy!
Because of the time change this weekend, some of you will be sleepy while driving to and from your trials on Sunday. Please take a moment to read about the dangers of drowsy driving.
03/10/11 2012 IFCS World Championship Announcement
International Federation of Cynological Sports and USDAA announce the dates and venue for the 2012 IFCS World Agility Championships.
03/09/11 The New Veterans Program Begins
A report from the Happy Tails Agility Club trial by Joy Moll, club president and USDAA trial chair.

February 2011

02/28/11 2011 Good Dog Agility 4-Star Additional Results
More unofficial results from this weekend's events.
02/28/11 Good Dog Agility 4-Star Event Saturday (UPDATED 2/28)
Check out the IHC Standard, PVP/Team Snooker, and PVP/Team Jumpers courses and unofficial results from Saturday's event!
02/27/11 Good Dog Agility's 4-Star Sunday (UPDATED)
Here are the IHC Jumpers and Steeplechase/PSJ round 2 course maps and unofficial results from Sunday.
02/25/11 Good Dog Agility 4-Star Friday (UPDATED)
Check out the Team Gamblers and Team Standard courses and other info from Friday's 4-Star event in Arizona. By Annie DeChance
02/25/11 Final Regulations for Veterans Program Issued
Revisions provide more flexibilities for competitors and simplifies process.
02/24/11 What is "IFCS"?
An introduction to this international competition and information on how to try out for the US team by 2012 team coach Rachel Sanders.
02/21/11 Rules & Course Design Clinic Coming to Oregon
Check out this exciting educational opportunity!
02/14/11 PERMANENT CARDS
Permanent cards mailed.
02/14/11 USDAA Receives National Publishing Award
USDAA OVERviewTM Newsletter recognized by Dog Writers Association of America.
02/12/11 New Certified Measuring Judges
USDAA welcomes 16 new CMJs!
02/02/11 Permanent Cards - UPDATE
The New Look - They're White!

January 2011

01/31/11 Hotels Announced for Cynosport 2011
Initial list of recommended hotels released for Cynosport 2011.
01/17/11 Carolina Piedmont Agility 4-Star Event Courses for Monday
Links to the final courses, video, and running order.
01/17/11 Results of the IHC Standard Class
Results of the IHC Standard Agility & Performance classes from the Carolina Piedmont Agility Four-Star event.
01/17/11 Carolina Piedmont Four Star IHC Standard Agility Class Analysis
A look at some of the performances in this special IFCS World Team qualification class.
01/16/11 Live Streaming from the First 4-Star Event of the Year
USDAA streams the Carolina Piedmont Agility trial live starting January 15 and continuing throughout the weekend.
01/16/11 Carolina Piedmont Agility 4-Star Event Courses
Course maps for Sunday's classes.
01/16/11 Watch Carolina Piedmont Agility 4-Star Videos
See USDAA's youtube channel
01/16/11 International Handlers Challenge Jumpers Course Analysis
An explanation of the IHC classes through a close look at the Carolina Piedmont Agility 4-Star event IHC Jumpers course from 1/15/11. By Kenneth Tatsch and Brenna Fender
01/16/11 Final Day at the USDAA/Carolina Piedmont Four-Star Event
Streaming to continue.
01/16/11 International Handlers Challenge Jumpers Class Results
Placement winners from the Piedmont Carolina Four-Star Event.
01/15/11 2011 Veterans Program Overview Reposted
Outline of the newly adopted Veterans Program for 2011, along with administrative notes.

01/15/11 Carolina Piedmont 4-Star Courses
Check out what competitors are running today!
01/11/11 Tune in for Four Star Coverage This Weekend!
Carolina Piedmont Agility hosts the first Four-Star Team USA Qualifying Event of 2011.
01/04/11 From the Editor
Subscriber news year in review by Brenna Fender



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