NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Trial Results: Good Boys!!

Wow. It was a long and intense weekend at the trial, but the boys were wonderful! Here is the short version:

Out of 20 total runs:

12 Qualifying runs
3 Titles
8 1st Places
5 2nd Places
5 3rd Places
1 4th Place

For those keeping up with my Snooker woes, no, there was no Snooker Q this weekend for Max and me, but there was a noticable improvement in our skills. Max ran both rounds like a champ, but I wasn't quick enough to stop a couple of errors that cost us the Qs. Skye did get one, and that completely finished all his Level 2 titles. Yay, Skye! He also finished his Level 3 Fun Games title with a stellar Jumpers run and had an incredible round of Level 4 Jackpot that included a successful send out to a jump that a lot of elite dogs missed. We were very proud of him! Max finished up his Level 3 Handler Games title with his Wildcard Q this morning, got his first Level 5 Fullhouse Q, which is his first official Q toward his Championship Title (Yup, I'm smiling *hugely* over that one! Level 5 is the level at which you start accumulating Qs toward the biggie -- the C-ATCH Title, which stands for CPE Agility Trial Champion.), and, after a freakishly bad Standard run, he finished up the weekend with a blazing Jumpers run that brought him only 1 Q away from starting his Level 5 Qs for that class. Way to go, Max-o!

We now have a couple months away from competition, so we'll be practicing, practicing. Maybe during that time I'll explain some of the games involved in our competitions. Are any of you interested in that? Or do you really just want to know how they did? I don't want to bore people with details unless you want to know.

Meanwhile, Tony and I are playing a bunch of DIVA shows in August, so I'll be spending some of my free time teetering around on my platform boots singing cool disco songs for drunk people. :-) Some of us never grow up. . .

And in the wings waiting for their reviews to be posted:

The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner - Short version: Read this book! It's great!
Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk - I just started it, but it won't take long to finish. Very, very interesting. . . :-)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Teddy Rose said...

Great results! I'm so proud of your boys! Please give them more kisses and hugs from Aunty Teddy!

I for one would be interested in hearing more about the games in competition.

Lezlie said...

Teddy ~ The boys thank you very much, as do I! And I'll be sure to pass on those kisses and hugs. They deserved it for all their hard work!

I'll start posting some info on running in CPE competitions. It would make some of my posts on the trials make a lot more sense. There's a lot more to it than we get to see on TV! :-)


Darlene said...

Awesome job boys! Give them some cuddles from me. I'd love to hear more about the competitions and what's involved. It sounds like a lot of work but a lot of fun too. I'll live vicariously through your dog's accomplishtments because I couldn't get Buddy to do any of that in a million years. lol.

The whole platform boots singing disco songs sounds interesting too.

Lezlie said...

Dar ~ Will do! I'll have to start a CPE Agility 101 series. :-) I'll give a few updates on the DIVA shows, too. Peter always takes lots of pics. And I just found out we might play at the MN State Fair at the end of August! Fun!