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Saturday, May 14, 2011

World Agility Championships this coming weekend!

The World Agility Open Championships are going on this weekend, May 13-15, in the United Kingdom at the Hand Equestrian Centre.
According to the website events include:

INDIVIDUAL AGILITY PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

The Individual Agility Pentathlon consists of 2 rounds of Agility, 2 rounds of Jumping, and 1 round Speedstakes. The combined results from the 5 classes determine the Individual Agility Pentathlon World Champion. One world champion will be declared in each jump height.

Scoring is cumulative; faults are added to time, and the lowest score wins in all aspects of the Pentathlon. Each country can enter 2 dogs per jump height.

AGILITY BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

The Agility Biathlon consists of 1 round of Agility followed by 1 round of Jumping. The combined results of the two classes determine the Agility Biathlon World Champion. One world champion will be declared in each jump height.

Scoring is cumulative; least faults wins with time as tie breaker only, in all aspects of the Biathlon. Each country can enter 2 dogs per jump height.

AGILITY GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP

The Agility Games Championships consists of 1 round of Snooker followed by 1 round of Gamblers. The combined results of the two classes determine the Agility Games World Champion. One world champion will be declared in each jump height.

Scoring is cumulative; highest number of points wins with time as tie breaker only, in all aspects of the Games Championship. Each country can enter 2 dogs per jump height.

NATIONAL TEAM COMPETITION
TEAM AGILITY PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

The Team Agility Pentathlon consists of 2 rounds of Agility, 2 rounds of Jumping, and 1 round Speedstakes. The combined results from the 5 classes determine the Team Agility Pentathlon World Champion.

Team USA includes:

26"
Linda Mecklenburg and Wonder
Terry Smorch and Presto
Ann Zarr and Skylar

22"
Mary Ellen Barry and Maizy
Dudley Fontaine and Sweet
Jeannette Hutchison and Rumble
Rosanne Demascio and Drifter

16"
Karen Holik and Sizzle
Jenn Crank and Blaster
Nancy Kleinhans and Jimmy Dean

12"
Daneen Fox and Masher
Sandy Rogers and Quill
Ivette White and Zip

Agility Vision is broadcasting live from the World Agility Open on May 13-15, 2011. And also providing 6 months of Video on Demand access. For $19.50 you get both the live stream and the Video on Demand access. Watch the Opening Ceremonies for free.

To keep up on the action visit:

WAO on Twitter
WAO on Facebook


Notable links:

Judges - Andy Hudson (England), Dave Grubel (USA), Mia Laamanen (Finland)

Videos available on YouTube:

Results:

Team Agility Pentathlon World Champion
1 ENG England 928.594
2 USA United States 1070.425
3 SCT Scotland 1134.821
4 JPN Japan 1262.044
5 IRL Republic of Ireland 1304.69
6 WAL Wales 1307.96
7 CAN Canada 1422.906
8 NED Netherlands 1427.703

Individual Agility Pentathlon World Champion
Height: 300
1 Anneli Hilton Slice Canada
2 Marilyn Adams Tia England
3 Heather McLean Bud Scotland

Height: 400
1 Karen Holik Sizzle United States
2 Tricia Elms Jazz Scotland
3 Mimi Shimono Marie Japan

Height: 550
Mark Douglas Ruby Wales
2 Dudley Fontaine Sweet United States
3 Nigel Staines Zico England

Height: 650
Dave Leach Rusty England
2 Niina-Liina Linna Rhett Finland
3 Linda Mecklenburg Wonder United States

Games Results Combined
Height: 300
1 Minako Tokuda Win Japan
2 Ivette White Zip United States
3 Tracy Bennett Cody Wales

Height: 400
1 Jessica Martin Dice Wildcard
2 Jennifer Crank Blaster United States
3 Bernadette Bay Zen England

Height: 550
1 Jeannette Hutchison Rumble United States
2 Leslie Osborne Fizz England
3 Kim Cullen Recess Canada

Height: 650
1 Dave Leach Rusty England
2 Laura Chudleigh Rodney Wildcard
3 Lee Windeatt Bold Wildcard

Agility Biathlon World Champion
Height: 300
1 Daneen Fox Masher United States
2 Anneli Hilton Slice Canada
3 Derek Osborne Gizmo Wales

Height: 400
1 Jennifer Crank Blaster United States
2 Nobuko Akiike Kool Japan
3 Tricia Elms Jazz Scotland

Height: 550
1 Rosanne Demascio Drifter United States
2 Mark Douglas Ruby Wales
3 Deb Rhodes Britt Canada

Height: 650
1 Franky De Witte Uboro Belgium
2 Ian Jackson Bobbie England
3 Ian Balchin Bess Wildcard

Mark your calendars - 2012 WAO, May 18-22 in Belgium.

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